As VBT bike tours and walking trips make clear, the breadth and variety of North America’s treasures are truly staggering, from snow-capped peaks in the Canadian Rockies to soft sand beaches, from antebellum mansions to ancient rock dwellings. Join VBT in your own backyard and wheel your way through a California redwood forest …bike along a carriage road in Maine’s Acadia National Park … walk through the gorgeous settings of Banff and Yoho National Parks. There’s no denying: you don’t need to travel far to feel miles away.
From the battlefields of Vicksburg to the vineyards of Napa Valley, every road on a VBT North America bike tour leads to an endless bounty of history and culture. Cycle the Cape Cod Rail Trail to the Cape Cod National Seashore and breathe the same fresh salt air that once greeted Portuguese settlers. Follow Mississippi’s legendary Natchez Trace, blazed by Native Americans and expanded by pioneers. Ride into America’s first city – historic St. Augustine, Florida – with a soft Atlantic breeze at your back.
On a VBT walking vacation, too, you’ll uncover the majesty and tranquillity that have long captured the American imagination. Amid the sprawling desert landscapes of Arizona, witness the sheer beauty of Saguaro National Park. In Alberta, delight in the natural beauty and fascinating wildlife of the Canadian Rockies’ biggest treasures: Banff National Park and Lake Louise. Amidst the geological wonders, towering waterfalls, and awe-inspiring geyser basins of Yellowstone, follow scenic trails into the soaring landscapes that captivated Ansel Adams. Take a trip to enjoy the hospitality of our friendly neighbors to the north where in Alberta, you’ll delight in the natural beauty and fascinating wildlife of the Canadian Rockies’ biggest treasures: Banff National Park and Lake Louise.
Off the saddle and away from the footpaths, pause to savor the moment in the most illuminating ways. On a VBT bike tour or walking trip, South Carolina’s Gullah culture welcomes you to their island enclave. A Napa winery opens its vineyards – and its bottles – to you. The current of Wyoming’s Snake River sends your raft through breathtaking landscapes. And you’ll dine on cuisine that reveals fierce local pride, from Vermont’s farm-to-table bounty to the South’s most delectable pecan pie and buttermilk biscuits.
After invigorating days in the open air, indulge in VBT’s hand-picked deluxe lodgings. Whether it’s a spa in the heart of California wine country or AAA 4-diamond hotel in Savannah in the heart of the city’s vibrant historic district, memorable and inspiring settings refresh and renew.
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Cycle into the heartland of Quebec’s Eastern Townships. This idyllic haven just north of Vermont exudes Quebecois charm and New England ambiance.
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Explore by bike through an alpine wonderland of snowcapped peaks, pristine turquoise lakes, coursing rivers, and torrential waterfalls.
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Explore two of Canada’s most iconic National Parks—Banff and Yoho—and be treated to a visual bounty of glaciers, jagged peaks, pristine lakes, diverse wildlife, and meadows bursting with wildflowers.
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Discoveries abound, by bicycle, on foot, and by kayak, on an active vacation that also allows you to slow down to the easy pace of Southern living.
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Shaped like an arm in a welcoming embrace, Cape Cod retains much of the maritime charm of its long-gone whaling days. We’ll bike along the Cape Cod National Seashore on a converted rail trail now made for cycling before hopping a ferry to explore an island fit for a Presidential retreat—Martha’s Vineyard.
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Compelling history and gracious living merge seamlessly on this laid-back reel through the Old South. You’ll delve into the Civil War and antebellum past as you tour storied battlefields with a local historian and set your own pace on a “Pilgrimage” through historic homes and gardens.
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Before Jamestown and Plymouth Rock there was St. Augustine—America’s first settlement. Spain’s Ponce de Leon ‘discovered’ northern Florida in 1513 and our tour follows the trail of European nations who shaped early America at the dawn of a New World.
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Discover California’s glorious wine counties of Sonoma and Napa and delight in bicycle rides among stately redwood groves, rolling hillside vineyards, and along the rugged coast of the Pacific Ocean.
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Vermont is our backyard, our home. But it’s so much more than that, and we want you to discover why. Bike with us and experience our beautiful natural landscape and taste the local cuisine that gave rise to the farm-to-table movement.
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Immerse yourself in the magnificent beauty of the Teton Mountain Range and Yellowstone National Parks with VBT.
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Cycle the shores of New England’s largest lake, Lake Champlain, as well as the verdant valleys of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Along the way we’ll encounter a less familiar but powerfully evocative period of American history—and a unique regional lifestyle deeply rooted in the natural world.
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Carved by glaciers, the sea-swept coast of Downeast Maine is alive with crashing surf, wheeling birds, and invigorating breezes. We’ll experience a traditional New England way of life as we bike around Bar Harbor and in Acadia National Park on its car-free carriage roads and meet the hardy people who call Mt. Desert Island home.
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Get ready to experience the art, tranquility and stunning natural beauty of America’s Southwest! From the saddle of your custom VBT bicycle, you’ll set out across the open desert, surrounded by magnificent mountains and the wide Arizona sky.
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