5 VBT Must-See Winter Destinations
Variety is the spice of life, and it’s also one of the reasons that International Travel is so exciting. In addition to enjoying a variety experiences when you explore, it’s also important to have a variety of destinations to choose from before you begin. Whether Biking, Walking or Cross-Country Skiing is your preferred means of active travel, we’ve got you covered this winter.
If you’re looking to really get away this winter, then make your way well east to travel alongside the locals as you Bike Vietnam. Bustling city streets give way to serene landscapes of open rice paddies, rolling, verdant hills and the magical volcanic-rock formations of Halong Bay. What better way to explore than by biking through the dramatic landscapes of Vietnam?
You might also consider a winter vacation down south, or more accurately, Down Under. The best part about taking a winter vacation in the Southern hemisphere is that it isn’t a winter vacation at all. As you cross the equator, seasons are reversed. So you can enjoy summer Holiday in February. On our Tour of New Zealand, we focus on the nation’s breathtaking South Island where the residents’ infectious sense of adventure and the land’s astounding beauty are sure to captivate you. This year, hop on a bike and take a summer vacation right in the middle of winter.
Speaking of adventuresome Warm Winter vacations, Walking in Patagonia just might take the cake. It really depends on how you like to explore – on two wheels or on two feet. If walking your way past snow-capped peaks, glacial lakes and pristine wilderness is up your alley, then VBT’s Tour of Patagonia is your best bet. Plus, you can get the best of both worlds – rugged wilderness and a lively city – if you begin your vacation with our exciting pre-trip extension in Buenos Aires.
If you’re into the language, but not quite up for the South American location, then set your sights north of Argentina, and Explore Costa Rica this winter. This peaceful Central American republic is a just a quick flight away and it’s packed with variety. We’ve got two vacations to choose from – one biking and the other walking. And each will give travelers an up-close and personal window into the abundant wildlife as well as the affable nature of Costa Rica’s people. Head to Costa Rica and learn the true meaning of “Pura Vida!”
So far we’ve stuck to the Warmer Side of our Winter Vacations, but for many travelers, winter simply spells snow. We’re slipping on our skis and exploring the great outdoors in some of Europe’s most fantastic snowy destinations. Namely, the valleys of the Dolomite Mountain range in Italy and Austria. With snowy spires looming overhead, we’ll cruise along groomed trails from refreshment hut to refreshment hut, basking in the snow and even soaking up some sun.
Whichever type of Winter Vacation appeals to you, we’ve got it. So join us and Bike, Walk or Ski with VBT this winter!