Sometimes the greatest treasures are close to home. VBT’s U.S. bike tours and walking trips reveal the remarkable natural beauty and rich history of the United States from sea to shining sea. Blazing maples and rolling fields surround quaint New England inns where revolutionaries dreamed up a nation. Ochre canyons glow in the desert sunlight where Native Americans carved cave homes. Redwoods reach for the sky as the Pacific surf crashes below. The spectrum of experiences you’ll enjoy in your own back yard – on two wheels or on your own two feet – takes the breath away.
VBT’s United States biking trips and walking tours are carefully crafted to nourish body, mind, and spirit. You can bike through southern cities dripping with Spanish moss or walk along village greens in VBT’s backyard. And there’s really no better way to immerse yourself in our stunning National Parks. Car-free carriage roads make cycling a pleasure in Acadia National Park, where maple and pine forests spill into the Atlantic over rocky shores. Well-trod footpaths in the heart of Yellowstone National Park lead to spectacular Old Faithful and the sprawling Geyser Basin.
On a VBT bicycling vacation, breathe in fresh salt air amidst sweeping sand dunes on old Cape Cod. Coast past emerald-green battlefields where the grand drama of the Civil War unfolded and hear the whisper of the willows as you pass South Carolina’s antebellum plantations. Farther south, waving palms and soft-sand beaches point the way to historic Florida enclaves. And to the west, Napa Valley vineyards lush with vines invite you off the saddle and into the wine tasting rooms.
From coast to coast, discovery beckons along the nation’s great walking paths, too. Stroll through volcanic terrain to New Mexico’s Rio Grande Gorge, then visit art galleries and meet artisans inspired by these very landscapes. In our home state of Vermont, ride your bike across Lake Champlain on a one-of-a-kind rail trail that brings you to the city of Burlington, or soak up rural beauty as you roll through classic New England villages and past rolling farmlands in Addison County.
No matter which American biking or walking vacation you enjoy, you’ll revel in deluxe accommodations. From award-winning resorts to pastoral New England inns dripping with charm, you’ll enjoy fine cuisine, warm welcomes, and a convivial atmosphere fostered by your VBT Trip Leaders. It’s the ideal way to discover just how beautiful America is.
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Savor the relaxed charm and unhurried pace of the uniquely American Southern Coast as you cruise past towering oak trees draped with Spanish moss and immerse yourself in the extraordinary Gullah culture. We’ll learn about Victorian influences as we tour the elegant cities of Savannah and Beaufort before dining on fresh local cuisine that draws from rich stocks of seafood.
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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.
Rolling seamlessly from Mississippi to Tennessee, the Natchez Trace has long been a vital conduit for Southern pride—and a paradise for cyclists. You’ll experience that pride firsthand as you visit Civil War battlefields in the company of a Southern historian, explore elegant antebellum mansions, and pause to admire spectacular landscapes and manicured gardens. You’ll also experience the hearty cuisine and gracious hospitality of the South at some of the finest inns in the land. Our flexible itinerary allows you to take it all in at your own pace.
Extend your cycling season in warmer climates with VBT’s Florida bike tour. You’ll enjoy soft-sand beaches and glorious sunshine, for sure. You’ll also cycle into a surprising past and vibrant natural world that enriches your body, mind and spirit.
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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.
Join us to discover Santa Barbara County’s Spanish-Colonial influences, natural beauty and booming wine scene. You begin in Solvang, a town founded by Danish settlers, and make your way through the Santa Ynez valley to the coastal city of Santa Barbara.
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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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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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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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