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Highlights and Stories from our Favorite Adventures

January 08, 2015 in France / (0) comments


An active vacation with VBT to France is an amazing, all-encompassing experience.  Along with world-class biking and walking routes, you’ll also stay in unique accommodations, taste local wines, enjoy delectable French cuisine and visit a variety of historical sites and attractions. We thought we’d tell you a little more about some of the regions that VBT has tours in by… Read More

January 07, 2015 in VBT Community / (0) comments

Dianne Derold Croatia

One of our favorite things about providing so many unique itineraries is that we have travelers who take a different VBT vacation every year—sometimes two! Dianne L. and  Derold M. embody that spirit of discovery as they prepare to explore both a walking vacation to Peru and a biking tour in Puglia with us this year. We had a chance… Read More

January 07, 2015 in Recipes / (0) comments

Gaston Gerard Chicken

The story behind this traditional Burgundian dish begins with its namesake. Well, actually, his wife. In 1930 the Mayor of Dijon, Gaston Gerard, was entertaining the gastronomic writer, Maurice Sailland (aka Curnonsky), when his wife decided to cook chicken for their guest. The lore states that she accidentally tipped over a bottle of mustard, which landed in the chicken dish… Read More

January 05, 2015 in France / (0) comments

Fountain Aix

Emperors, artists and writers have been enchanted by Provence for centuries—now you can be, too. Whether you’re looking for history, art, wine, fine dining or inspirational vistas, you’ll find what you’re after on a bicycle tour of Provence. Picture yourself pedaling past lavender-scented hillsides, marveling at the ruins of a centuries-old Roman aqueduct, exploring the pastoral landscape that inspired van… Read More

December 21, 2014 in Italy / (0) comments


Italy is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Throughout history, varying Italian provinces have developed and responded to their own, unique location, resulting in vast regional subtleties from one location to the next. As travelers, we’re driven to explore the scenery, indulge in the food and immerse ourselves in the warm, exciting cultures of Italy. Below we’ve… Read More


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