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Journeying Through the Sacred Valley

peru walking vacationsWith the 100 year anniversary of Hiram Bingham’s rediscovery of Machu Picchu approaching (July 24, 1911), there has been a surge of press and public interest in the wondrous Incan ruins lately.

At VBT we have always felt that the best way to explore the famed “Lost City” is up-close and on foot.  In his recent New York Times article, “The Hidden Route to Machu Picchu,” Mark Adams echoes this sentiment as he describes, in appealing detail, rediscovering the Sacred Valley once again.  Adams discusses some of Bingham’s less celebrated finds in the Andes, the region’s drastically varying climates, and ultimately the reward of veering off of the tourist path and taking in Machu Picchu after an invigorating hike.

The inspiration that accompanies fixing one’s gaze upon the ancient wonder is undoubtedly remarkable, but don’t just take Mark’s word for it.  Join VBT on a walking vacation through Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley and embark on a rediscovery of your own.

Click below to view a video of our own vacation to Machu Picchu.

Peruvian Contrast from Ned Van Woert on Vimeo.

The New York City Cycle Club Celebrates 75 Years

Tuscany Bike TourThis week marks NYCC’s 75th year in operation and to celebrate they are teaming up with VBT for a drawing for a free cycling trip to Italy, home to great food, great wine, and absolutely tremendous riding.

VBT is making this possible through our support of the NYCC Anniversary Gala on July 16th.  We offered up a trip, including roundtrip airfare, to one of our favorite destinations, Tuscany.  With 300 tickets gobbled up 5 weeks prior to the event, the Anniversary Gala is completely SOLD OUT, promising a fantastic event for a worthy cause.

As stated by Christy Guzzetta, a gala committee member, “Seriously, I can’t thank you enough for this.  You have made a very special moment in the 75 year history of the New York City Cycle Club that much more special.  Thanks for being such a good friend of the New York City Cycle Club.”

Congratulations to NYCC on celebrating 75 years of cycling!  For more information, check out


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