An All Inclusive Bike and Yoga Retreat For Women, Hosted by Women

Come together and have your best days on the bike, with other adventurous women. Explore Vermont’s perfect gravel roads, ride through tapped maple tree forests on professional gravel bikes with expert female guides pedaling alongside you. Fuel your rides on chef curated meals that include local Vermont produce, and experience daily yoga/stretching with a certified yoga instructor to allow your body to fully recover between rides. The Retreat includes guaranteed entry into the iconic Rooted Vermont gravel race/event (you choose the distance) This Retreat is intended to build your confidence as a gravel rider, and will help you to learn how to fully prepare to ride/race any gravel event in your future.

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Rooted Vermont – Bike & Yoga Retreat is the chance to fully experience a big gravel event while supported and hosted by PAPERtrail Lead Guide, Deborah Leedale-Brown and her hand-picked guides and coaches.  You’ll refuel and recover off the bike at the amazing Greenburg Haus.

  • Support riding an iconic race
  • Curated menu to fuel effort
  • Restorative yoga to recover
  • Camaraderie with like-minded women

“WHY VERMONT, WHY GRAVEL?” While gravel is the fastest growing category on “two wheels, in Vermont — a state with more dirt roads than paved — it’s the way things have always been. There’s a simple, return to one’s roots feel.” — ROOTED VERMONT

Explore perfect Vermont gravel, confidently riding alongside PAPERtrail guides, through tapped maple tree forests on professional gravel bikes.. We will spend 4 days exploring beautiful roads interconnecting Americas byways while enjoying breathtaking views and vast landscapes.. Wake up with yoga each morning and refuel with meals curated by renowned chef Mario Juarez.

Ride. Refuel. Recover.

Trip Dates: July 29 – August 1, 2022
Grünberg Haus Inn & Cabins, 94 Pine Street, Waterbury VT 05676



What is Gravel Fondo?

“Gravel Fondo” is PAPERtrail’s way to experience pro-level coaching & support at your own pace. This includes entry to gravel events and races around the U.S. It is perfect for the fun seeker and goal smasher. Ride the events alongside our staff for your best day on the bike.

What is Rooted Vermont?

Vermont’s terrain is challenging and unrelenting but to those who call it home, they wouldn’t have it any other way. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, not unlike the winter. Although surrounded by Vermont’s hallowed gaps throughout each route, we won’t cover terribly long climbs here. Instead, you’ll find shorter and sometimes steeper climbs that collectively take their toll over the course of each challenging ride.

SIP OF SUNSHINE COURSE: 86 miles, 8,000 ft of climbing

LITTLE SIP COURSE: 48 miles, 4,000 ft of climbing

Ride Surface and Technical Difficulty

The rides will mostly be on unpaved, gravel roads in Vermont. All of the roads are vehicle roads, and are maintained. Vermont is known for its dirt roads. Riding on pavement will be necessary to connect the route.

Climbing makes this trip a 3 out of 3 on the technical scale. Vermont’s gravel landscape spans across valleys, hills and mountains that traverse the state. Expect to climb about 1000’ per 10 miles.

What should I bring?

For the bike: Helmet, Pedals, Computer & Mount. While we are providing a kit to you, please bring an additional kit. Also clothes, toiletries, electronics, and other travel essentials.



2 pm arrival
Welcome and Introductions
Shake Out Ride

Morning Yoga
Rooted Vermont Expo (Seminar and Packet Pickup)
Rooted VT Course Preview Ride

Early Breakfast
Rooted Vermont! (48mi or 82mi) With PAPERtrail Support, SAG & Lunch

Morning Yoga
Recovery Ride
Depart at 12pm


What’s Included What’s Excluded
Event Entry
Gravel Bike
Cycling Kit and Apparel
– PAPERtrail Jersey
– PAPERtrail Cargo Bibs
– PAPERtrail Cycling Cap
– PAPERtrail T-Shirt
– PAPERtrail Bottles
– Goodr Sunglasses
– Ridge Supply Socks
Accommodations & Meals
– 3 Nights, 4 Days Stay
– Chef Curated Menu
– Snacks & Libations
– On-Bike Nutrition
Expert Support Team
– On-site Nutritionist and Chef
– Cycling Coaching
– Yoga & Wellness Instruction
– SAG & Professional Mechanics
– Knowledgeable Hosts & Guides
– Professional Photographer
– Travel to Site
– Personal Insurance
– Staff Gratuities


The PAPERtrail Difference

Connect With Other Women

A unique experience and opportunity to meet other women with shared interests. Our event is for women, led by women.

Treat yourself

Our team will look after you the entire weekend so you can enjoy riding bikes, refueling with delicious foods, and recovering with yoga. We will prepare the meals, clean the bikes, launder the kits, to make sure you have the best day on the bike.

You turn the pedal, we’ll do the rest.

Restorative Yoga

Open your lungs, wake up your mind. Restore your body, soothe your muscles. Certified yoga instruction to prepare for the day and recover from time in the saddle.

Make Lifelong Connections & Friends

Connect with other guests and guides and build community over the shared experience and adventure

Confident Bikes

Ride unmatched Rodeo Labs gravel bikes outfitted with Redshift and WTB. Fully suspended, purpose built and proven on gravel.

Historic Accommodations

Stay at the best that Vermont has to offer

Exceptional Kit

Custom PAPERtrail Jersey, Bib, and Cycling Cap designed with pockets and zippers to carry the necessities and snacks.

Breathtaking Routes

Ride with expert guides by your side and professional mechanics and a support vehicle just behind.

Curated Meals

Meals to refuel and replenish. Breakfast to fuel the day, Lunch to sustain, Dinner to recover. We also accommodate individual food preferences and dietary needs.


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