Comfort on the Road—Bicycling

Everything you need for the perfect adventure

 

Thanks to VBT’s custom bicycles & van support

We provide high-quality Fuji hybrid bicycles in two frame styles: step-through and stepover. Both offer upright handlebars and wider tires for a ride that’s smooth and stable. We also offer Fuji road bikes on select vacations, ideal for performance riding. Features include step-over frames, drop handlebars, STI brake/shift levers, and narrower, high-pressure tires for less rolling resistance. Our support team will make sure that your bike is perfectly adjusted to give you maximum comfort and handling.

One of your Trip Leaders continually sweeps along your route with our outfitted VBT support van, ready to assist in any way. Trip Leaders will designate pre-arranged pickup points, but you can always flag down the van if you feel like hopping aboard. The van is always stocked with water and healthy refreshments, so even if you don’t want a lift, stop us for a cool drink, a juicy orange, or a crunchy granola bar. We carry the bikes on the van roof or on a trailer.

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A route just right for you

No two cyclists share the same level of endurance, not to mention the same interest in hills, distance, or time in the saddle. Even among couples and long-time friends, differences can make, well, all the difference. Our Trip Leaders understand that, and they’ve created multiple daily routes for all levels of cyclists, each route carefully thought-out to suit your ability and interests. Your Trip Leaders will go over the options each day. So if you’d rather take it slow and have time for a massage while your traveling companion pounds the pavement, we’ll help you do just that.

All VBT bicycles include these features:

  • Up to 3 styles (on most trips)
  • 18 to 27 speeds
  • Rapid fire trigger shifters for hybrids, brake/shift levers (Shimano STI) for road bikes
  • Lightweight micro-shell bike helmet
  • Complimentary VBT water bottle
  • Rear rack
  • Detachable rear rack bag with safety reflector
  • Map case

No extra charge for VBT bicycles!

Hybrid bike with upright handlebars and step-over frame

Hybrid bike with upright handlebars and step-through frame

Road bike with drop handlebars

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Support vehicles at your service

One of your Trip Leaders will be making sweeps along your route with our outfitted VBT support van, ready to assist in any way. Trip Leaders will designate pre-arranged pick-up points, and you can always flag down the van if you feel like hopping aboard. The van is always stocked with water and healthy refreshments, so even if you don’t want a lift, stop us for a cool drink, a fresh orange, or a crunchy granola bar. We carry the bikes on the van roof or in a trailer.

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
Advanced

MODERATE TO ADVANCED: 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
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VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, 614 Monkton Rd., Bristol, Vermont 05443-0711
Talk to a VBT Tour Consultant: (800) 245-3868