Mountain Bike Lessons & Rentals at Trapp Family Lodge

One of the best ways to explore the Vermont countryside is to get out for a mountain bike ride! Trapp Family Lodge’s 2,600 acres feature an extensive mountain bike trail network with two skills parks. Ride their eight miles of expert and intermediate single track or more than 20 miles of double track through mountains, fields, and forests. Ride Hop Over or Lager Lane to the von Trapp Brewery Bierhall — the best trailhead ever!

Trapp Family Lodge’s mountain bike instructors are qualified to help hone your mountain bike skills or offer you mountain bike lessons for beginners right here in Stowe, Vermont. Trapp Family Lodge offers beginner, intermediate, and expert trails on property.

Coming in Summer 2023: Beginner Skills Park

Mountain Bike Lessons

Learn the fundamentals of mountain biking and be a safer and more confident rider. Lessons are two hours, which is long enough to learn the basics and do some trail riding, and are great for new riders or those looking for a tune-up.

  • First Rider: $150 for a 2-hour private lesson
  • Each Additional Rider: $75 per person (up to 4 guests max)

To book a private mountain bike lesson, contact the Outdoor Center at 802-253-5719.

Guide Services

If you’re a veteran mountain biker, take advantage of local knowledge and let Trapp Family Lodge show you the best trails in the area to suit your taste!

To book a private guide, call the Outdoor Center at 802-253-5719 or email at

Mountain Bike Rentals & Repairs

The Outdoor Center offers high-quality bike rentals through Giant and Scott Bicycles, as well as a new fleet of lightweight properly proportioned Prevelo Kids Mountain bikes. We offer repair services and mountain bike lessons at our Outdoor Center.


  • Kids Mountain Bikes:  $25 – 3 hrs. | $40 full-day, return 4:45 p.m.
  • Hardtail: $45 – 3 hrs. | $65 full-day, return 4:45 p.m
  • Full Suspension MTBs: $65 – 3 hrs. | $89 full-day, return 4:45 p.m.

Trail Passes

  • $15 Adults | $12 Seniors (65+) | $6 Kids.

Stowe, Trapp Family Lodge Mountain Bike Trails

The Trapp Family Lodge mountain bike trails connect with an even more extensive Stowe trail network. These trails are aligned with the Stowe Trails Partnership, which manages three distinct trail pods: Cady Hill ForestAdams Camp, and Sterling Forest (in addition to several connector trails, including Alex’s Trail in Dumont Meadow).  Each of these pods is distinct in character, with widely differing trails, views, and terrain. Many of the trails are situated on lands permanently protected under conservation easements held or managed by the Stowe Land Trust and owned by the Town of Stowe. E-Bikes are not currently allowed on our trails.