Here at VBT, we’re passionate about experiencing each destination we visit with all of our senses. The sound of the Adriatic rolling over the Croatian coast, the smell of cypress trees on a Tuscan hillside, the glimmer of alpenglow just after an Austrian sunset, each could be a fond and lasting memory of your travels with us. Of course, indulging in the food, the wine and the local brew can be especially delicious ways to experience local culture. And we’re very excited that our ambrosial adventure along Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands was included in The Daily Meal’s 8 Ideal Bike Tours for Food Lovers by Nicole Campoy-Leffler. Bon Appétit!
Maryland is one of the most bike-friendly states in the country and your travels through the Chesapeake Bay are sure to be filled with tranquil, sublime spins along bay roads and quiet river pathways. As you cycle the Chesapeake, take in the local maritime flair, and be sure to enjoy plenty of Maryland seafood.
One of the best ways to begin your exploration of Maryland is with a visit to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Located on the water in the historic town of St. Michaels, the museum is completely dedicated to the state’s steadfast seafaring tradition. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum was established in 1965 and its first order of business was preserving the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, which has since become an icon in its own right. Ironically, the lighthouse was originally located elsewhere: 60 miles south, in Hooper Strait. But when the historic landmark was set to be demolished, the Maritime Museum stepped in, saved the lighthouse and developed it into the museum’s premiere attraction. Gain an enlightened perspective of the Chesapeake Bay through the numerous interactive exhibits of the Maritime Museum before continuing your exciting Maryland Tour.