Enjoy the Beaches of Croatia with VBT

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The Dalmatian Islands—located in the heart of the Adriatic Sea— are home to some of the most renowned beaches of VBT Bikers WEB, Croatia beaches Croatia. Travelers on VBT’s Croatia: The Dalmatian Islands​ biking vacation will visit both the islands of Brac and Hvar, and will get to bike along gorgeous white pebble beaches and cool off in the pristine, clear waters of the Adriatic.

On Brac—the largest of the Dalmatian islands—you’ll spend time in the charming village of Postira, which dates back to the 14th century. Immerse yourself in the history of Postira with visits to centuries-old olive fields and the remains of a 1,400-Zlatni Rat Beach, Croatia Beachesyear-old basilica on Lovrecina beach. You’ll also take in breathtaking views as you roll downhill to Zlatni Rat—which translates to “Golden Horn”—highly regarded as the best beach of Croatia. This spit of land reaches out almost a quarter mile into the water with its gently sloping beach at the tip. Swim in the Adriatic’s crystal-clear water while you admire views of Hvar across the channel.

On the west coast of Brac, we’ll cycle to the port of Milna, the most beautiful marina on the island. One of the first established villages in Brac, Milna is also known as the “Bay of a Thousand Ships” due to its history of offering safe harbor to boats of all sizes for hundreds of years. In the summer months, Milna is quite the popular destination for yacht owners while on holiday.
Hvar, Croatia Beaches

Ferry over to the island of Hvar—called “one of the most beautiful islands in the world” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine—for the remainder of your vacation.  Hvar town, the island’s hub, is a medieval Croatian town with a strong Venetian Croatia beaches Sea Urchin Web, influence dating to the 16th century. Other Hvar attractions include the Arsenal, built in 1612 as the first municipal theater—Europe’s oldest and perhaps smallest—that was designed to bring the aristocratic and bourgeois classes together. While cruising around Hvar Town be sure to take in the expanse of Saint Stephen’s Square, the largest town square of the Adriatic after Saint Mark’s in Venice. Enjoy worry-free cycling as the town’s center is free from car traffic.

These gorgeous beaches and seaside towns are just a few of the highlights of VBT’s biking tour in the Dalmatian Islands. For more information about the bike routes, accommodations and cultural highlights you’ll experience while on tour, please visit our website. To request a full catalog with all of our vacations please click here. If you would like to reserve a vacation or speak with one of our Tour Consultants, please call 800-245-3868, available Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm EST.

Discover the Landscape of the Czech Republic with VBT

Czech Country Bikers

The Czech Republic is a small landlocked country in Central Europe that is home to some of the most idyllic villages, mountains and rivers in the world. You’ll discover the southern mountains of the Czech Republic and much more on VBT’s The Czech Republic, Germany & Austria biking vacation. With diverse features from the Gothic architecture and ancient streets of Prague to the bucolic forests and valleys of Southern Bohemia, the Czech Republic is an ideal vacation destination for biking and discovery.

PragueWe begin our journey in Prague, an 1,100-year-old city built on the banks of the Vltava River. If you take our pre-trip extension, you’ll spend a couple of days exploring the wondrous sites, sampling the delicious food and beer, taking plenty of photos of Prague, and learning about the diverse history of the Czech Republic before heading south to the region of Southern Bohemia.

Southern Bohemia is a region that borders Germany where you’ll find a distinct culture and landscape, highlighted by lush river valleys lined with beautiful, rural villages. WhileKrumlov on tour with VBT you’ll spend a couple days in Český Krumlov, a unique Bohemian town, built in the protection of a curve of the river Vltava. The historical center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. During one morning we’ll cycle through a protected landscape to Plav, a typical little Bohemian village on the banks of a small river. On the way, take the opportunity to stop in the quiet countryside at Zlatá Koruna, one of the best-preserved Gothic monasteries in Bohemia.

Biking in SumavaWe’ll also travel by train through the southernmost mountains of the Czech Republic, the Šumava Mountains, located in the eponymous National Park. Šumava National Park is a UNESCO Protected Biosphere and is covered by the largest forest in all of Central Europe. Travelers will enjoy the simplicity and peace of this area, especially while exploring on an amazing bike ride through diverse habitats—from peat fields to primeval forests to glacial lakes—through the park, far from traffic and villages.

These are just a few examples of the amazing destinations VBT will take you to in the Czech Republic. To learn more about the bike routes, accommodations and cultural highlights you’ll experience on our most popular tour in 2013, please visit The Czech Republic, Germany & Austria vacation’s homepage. To request a full catalog with all of our vacations please click here. If you would like to reserve a vacation or speak with one of our Tour Consultants, please call 800-245-3868, available Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm EST.