MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Williams, Director of Marketing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2013
Bicycling and Walking Vacations Announces New Epic Biking Vacation in Colorado
Spend 4 nights at the iconic, 5-star
BRISTOL, VT — Due to traveler demand
for more active choices for avid cyclists, VBT is introducing a new high performance
bicycling vacation, Colorado Springs: Epic Cycling in America’s West
. The starting price is $2195 for the 5-day
vacation and the first departures go out in the fall of 2013 and include August
18, September 8 and 22, and October 13.
Featuring invigorating rides within
the scenic Garden of the Gods, along Pike’s Peak Highway and through the U.S.
Air Force Academy, this biking vacation allows travelers to experience the
unique geography of Colorado Springs from the perfect vantage. Additionally,
VBT provides full on-tour support so that cyclists can feel free to push
themselves, knowing that the VBT van is always there to offer refreshments or a
“When it comes to developing
vacations, we take our travelers’ input very seriously. Recently, we’ve heard a
lot of requests for biking vacations with more mileage options right here in
the U.S. We couldn’t think of a more perfect setting for that type of vacation
than Colorado Springs,” said VBT President Gregg Marston.
VBT’s Colorado Springs vacation
strikes the perfect balance between invigoration and relaxation. Included in
the cost of the vacation, VBT guests will enjoy spending 4 nights at the 5-star,
AAA 5-Diamond Broadmoor Resort. With a luxury day spa, 54 holes of championship
golf, six tennis courts, 18 cafes and restaurants and a number of indoor/outdoor
pools, the Broadmoor’s amenities live up to its 5-star designation.
“Staying at one hotel throughout a
vacation differs a little from what we usually do here at VBT, but with this
particular tour we really wanted our travelers to be able spend their days
riding and their evenings unwinding and even pampering themselves a bit. And
quite honestly, the Broadmoor, with all of its luxurious amenities, is the
perfect base for a vacation in Colorado Springs,” said Chris Skilling, VBT
Director of Worldwide Product.
With a number of daily mileage
options ranging from moderate riding to advanced cycling, VBT will equip each
traveler with a new Fuji Gran Fondo 1.5 performance bicycle at no additional
“Of course quality and value are the
two key components of any VBT Vacation, and our new Colorado Springs vacation
is no exception to that rule. Travelers can still expect to get the service of
two expert Trip Leaders, most meals and their accommodations all built into the
cost of the vacation. Those are features that we’re proud to offer on all of
our active vacations. Now we get to offer them as part of an exciting vacation
in stunning, Colorado Springs,” said Marston.
Founded in 1971 by a Middlebury
College professor, VBT offers deluxe, small group bicycling, walking and
cross-country skiing tours worldwide, including destinations in Europe, Costa
Rica, New Zealand, Vietnam, Thailand, Peru, Argentina, Canada and the U.S.A.
Each trip includes all accommodations, many meals, two expert local Trip
Leaders, unique sightseeing and cultural activities, and full vehicle support.
Unlike other companies, VBT also includes international airfare in its trip
to review the full Colorado Springs itinerary. For
reservations and to receive the most recent VBT catalog, call 1-800-245-3868 or
log on to the company’s website and fill out the catalog request form.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Paul Williams, Director of Marketing
802-453-4811 ext. 3414