Here at VBT, we offer travelers the opportunity to get in touch with unique cultures and landscapes around the world. Often some of the most rewarding moments on a VBT bicycling or walking vacation can be when we take a step back, and take in the scenery that has unfolded before us. We invite you to pause with us, and enjoy VBT’s Top ten Vistas.
The mere mention of Holland usually prompts images of their highly celebrated windmills. Our Holland and Belgium Bike & Barge vacation offers travelers the chance to unpack only once, cruise and ridge through the Flemish countryside, and of course, see plenty of windmills. Featuring 19 historic mills where the Lek and Noord rivers meet, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk is the perfect place to explore the Dutch icon.
Just beyond our front door here in Bristol, VBT’s Classic Vermont and Vermont: Champlain Valley & Islands vacations offer stunning views of our acclaimed Green Mountains. As we cycle along farm roads, and gentle valleys, we’ll also take in great views of Lake Champlain and neighboring New York State.
Speaking of verdant landscapes, the Cliffs of Moher in western Ireland give travelers on our Ireland: Galway & Connemara Coast bicycling vacation a staggering view from high above the Irish Sea. You’ll be treated to gentle routes, rugged coastlines and a few clever yarns on this captivating vacation through the Emerald Isle.
VBT’s Argentina: Walking in Patagonia offers one of the best vantage points to marvel at the mountains of Patagonia. From the valleys below, we’ll peer up at some of South America’s largest glaciers and peaks while enjoying great walks, deluxe accommodations and tremendous local wines.
If enjoying comfortable temperatures while riding below snow-capped peaks appeals to you, consider our Italy: Cycling the Dolomite Valleys vacation. Here we experience cultural diversity, exquisite cuisine and unparalleled views of South Tyrol’s Dolomite Mountain Range.
Our biking journey through the Czech Republic, Germany & Austria begins in the capital city of Prague. As we pedal along the Vltava River we come upon the historic city of Český Krumlov, with its Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture. The view of the city from above the Vltava River is a sight that you’ll continue treasure long after your visit.
Italy is so steeped in history and splendor that it’s impossible to pick just one sight to explore. However, it’s hard to ignore the allure of the Duomo in Florence. Take a minute to absorb the scenery of the city from the Boboli Gardens on our Tuscan Coast or Tuscan Hill Towns by Bike vacations.
If you’re in the mood for sun and surf, take some time out at one of the beaches of Costa Rica’s Manuel Antonia Park. A natural paradise, Costa Rica boasts some of the most exciting wildlife reserves in the world, not to mention a few of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Enjoy the wildlife on our Walking Costa Rica’s Highlands and Coast vacation or take advantage of the optional visit on our Adventure Costa Rica! biking vacation.
Undoubtedly, Amalfi’s most ethereal views are taken in along the Path of the Gods. As we descend upon the seaside village of Positano on our Amalfi Coast & Capri vacation, peer out over the seemingly endless blue waters of the Mediterranean, and enjoy an exhilarating walk high above the sea. You may want to take the opportunity to take a few photos, too.
Few experiences can compare to looking out upon the “Lost City” from the Inca Trail. At VBT, our travelers complement that awe-inspiring view with a connection to local Andean culture while journeying through Peru: Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley. The result of exploring the culture along with the terrain is a rewarding and invigorating sense of discovery. Quite simply, it’s the reason that we travel.
Enrich your adventures, and join us for a biking or walking vacation filled with stunning views this year.