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Biking Vacations 

Strap On Your Helmet, Strap In For Adventure

Whether you’re cycling along breathtaking scenic routes in our home state of Vermont or delving into history in ancient hilltop castles in Europe, a VBT biking tour is sure to open your mind and expose you to unfathomable delights.

Let our Trip Leaders guide you through some of the most beautiful, historical, and culturally-rich areas in the world, as you immerse yourself in their local customs and culinary delights. With so many trips to choose from, there is something for every taste.

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Biking - What To Expect

  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Admire panoramic views and a picnic lunch
  • Spend nights in 4-star historic hotels, country villas, and châteaux
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Round-trip international airfare (with Air Package Plus)
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • Exclusive VBT extras like an Italian language lesson, a lecture by a local art historian, or a wine tasting
  • VBT van support shuttle, available for those who need assistance
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation

VBT Bicycling Rating Guide

Every VBT vacation is designed to meet the wide variety of fitness levels of our travelers. Each day offers multiple mileage and time options—the choice is yours.

Easy

EASY: Perfect for those trying a bike vacation for the first time

  • Average daily mileage: 15-35 miles
  • Average daily cycling time: Up to 4 hours
Easy to
Moderate

EASY TO MODERATE: Ideal for energetic beginners to more experienced riders

  • Average daily mileage: 20-40 miles
  • Average daily cycling time: Up to 5 hours
Moderate

MODERATE: Terrain includes more hills. Longer distance options can be very rewarding for those who cycle regularly.

  • Average daily mileage: 25-60 miles
  • Average daily cycling time: Up to 6 hours
Moderate to
Challenging

MODERATE TO CHALLENGING: Terrain includes more hills. Longer distance options can be very rewarding for those who cycle regularly.

  • Average daily mileage: 25-60 miles
  • Average daily cycling time: Up to 6 hours

Watch The World Roll By

A Typical Biking Day

Starting with a locally-sourced, hearty breakfast, tours cycle the world’s most beautiful landscapes, and get immersed in the culture of the area—all at just the right pace.

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Comfort on the Road

Ready for you when you arrive, your VBT bicycle has been outfitted to give the most comfortable ride. We use our own bikes to spare you the expense and the risk of damage of shipping your own bike. Our support team will make sure that your bike is adjusted to give you maximum comfort and performance.

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Bike & Barge Vacations

The ultimate in comfort and convenience, bike and barge travel transports you through some of Europe’s most art- and history-rich destinations, and most fascinating cultures, easily and comfortably. Plus, by combining cruising and cycling, you can cover more territory than on your bicycle alone.

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Need More Reasons To Try A Biking Vacation?

VBT offers everything for the adventurous traveler, all at the highest quality for an unsurpassed value. Our prices are lower than any other active-vacation tour company in the travel business, and we give you more for your money—without sacrificing quality. Why overpay when you can enjoy outstanding quality that is both affordable and more comprehensive?

Unlike our competitors, we include nearly everything for one low price, with no last-minute “extras” to boost your cost. We continually fine-tune our routes and itineraries, quality check our accommodations, and ensure that your high standards are being met at every step of your vacation.

There’s nothing like traveling with a local to get the most out of your new destination: That’s why every VBT vacation is guided by two Trip Leaders who are local to the region. A fascinating blend of tour guide, coach, driver, and caregiver, your Trip Leaders will delight you with their detailed knowledge of customs and cuisine, knack for bringing you closer to your traveling companions, and unflappable good cheer.

Plus, we listen carefully to what you tell us. Your helpful survey answers and creative suggestions let us know exactly how to keep improving. The results are dramatic. VBT quality ratings are at the highest in the company’s history—87.5% of VBT travelers rate their trip experience “Excellent.”

Over 98% of Travelers Tell Us
They Plan to Travel Again with VBT

  • "Our guides were over-the-top in all categories—informative, knowledgeable and competent leaders! More than that, they became a part of the group, not just the tour guides. I am eagerly anticipating my next VBT bicycle tour."
    Judi W.Judi W. Sunnyvale, CA
  • "This was our 2nd VBT tour and we have no regrets. We enjoyed our fellow bikers and our tour guides were first class. Accommodations were excellent, food was wonderful and who is focused on great farming and wine more than the French?"
    Mark B.Mark B. Guilford, CT
  • "VBT's tour of Costa Rica made me fall in love with this country. Exploring by bike was great a way to experience Costa Rica's lush, green landscape at a slow pace and feel closer to nature. I would go back in a heartbeat!"
    Morgen A.Morgen A. New York, NY
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