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VBT Bikes

A Perfect Fit

Comfort on the Road with
custom VBT Bikes

E-BIKES NOW AVAILABLE

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Available on select vacations in Europe and the U.S.,
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Comfort and Convenience with VBT’s Custom Bicycles

We provide you with high-quality Fuji hybrid bicycles in step-through or step-over frames. Both have upright handlebars and wider tires for a smooth, stable ride. We also offer Fuji road bikes on select vacations, ideal for performance riding. Features include drop handlebars, STI brake/shift levers, and narrower, high-pressure tires for less rolling resistance. Our Trip Leaders makes sure that your bike is perfectly adjusted for the fit and handling you prefer.

All VBT bicycles include these features:

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

No extra charge for VBT bicycles!

Hybrid Step Over Bicycle

Diamond Hybrid bike with upright handlebars and step-over frame

Hybrid Step Over Bicycle

Mixte Hybrid bike with upright handlebars and step-through frame

Road Bicycle for Bicycle Tours

Road bike with drop handlebars

Electric-assisted Bikes

Now Available on over 30 Vacations in 2018!

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E-Bike: Hybrid bike with upright handlebars and step-through or step-over frame

We listened to your suggestions and are pleased to announce that you will now have the option to ride through the stunning landscapes of Italy, Spain, Croatia, California, Vermont and more on an electric-assisted bicycle—or E-bike—which will provide extra support when needed, making for an easier and more comfortable ride. The electric motor is regulated by your pedaling and provides an added boost to your pedal stroke while cycling up hills and responds with less power on flatter terrain. Not only do E-bikes make your ride stress-free but they are also silent, allowing you to enjoy the sights and sounds of your surroundings just as you would on our custom VBT bikes.

Want More Info? See our E-Bike page >

Please be advised: You must be at least a beginner cyclist to operate an E-bike. See the full list of tours our E-bikes are available on here: E-Bikes. You must book early to reserve an E-bike as our inventory is very limited, and please note that E-bikes are only available in our two hybrid models—there are no E-bikes with road bike frames. There is no extra charge to reserve an E-bike.

Click below to watch a brief video about the benefits of E-bikes


Fuji Traverse

Fuji Traverse

Fuji Traverse

Offered Exclusively on our New Zealand: Bike & Walk The South Island vacation

Fuji Traverse models are dual-sport bikes that are designed to provide comfort and stability on unpaved trails while still agile enough for paved roads.
New Zealand: Bike & Walk The South Island >

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Fuji Gran Fondo

Fuji Gran Fondo

Offered Exclusively on our California Wine Country & the Pacific Coast
and Tuscan Hill Towns by Bike Vacations

Ride on the high-tech Fuji Gran Fondo, with a carbon-fiber frame, Shimano’s smooth Ultegra shifting, and superb Oval Concepts components. This is a great choice for enthusiast cyclists who want high performance with more positioning options.
California Wine Country & the Pacific Coast >
Tuscan Hill Towns by Bike >

RideWithGPS Now Available on All Bike Tours for 2018!Bike with GPS

Since partnering with RideWithGPS, our downloadable GPS route notes have expanded to all VBT biking vacations for 2018! Ride confidently with FREE turn-by-turn voice navigation and custom maps, right on your phone! Two weeks before you depart, we’ll send a link so you can download the info right to your smartphone. When you’re ready to roll, just attach your phone to the provided mount, and let the voice instructions guide you. Please note, for the remainder of 2017, RideWithGPS will continue to be available on our cycling tours in the USA and Europe.

Click here to see how it works, read some FAQs and learn how to set up the RidewithGPS app on your phone.

Comfort and Convenience with VBT’s Van Support

Comfort-on-the-Road----image-under-bike-photo-2We provide you with high-quality Fuji hybrid bicycles in step-through or step-over frames. Both have upright handlebars and wider tires for a smooth, stable ride. We also offer Fuji road bikes on select vacations, ideal for performance riding. Features include drop handlebars, STI brake/shift levers, and narrower, high-pressure tires for less rolling resistance. Our support team makes sure that your bike is perfectly adjusted for the fit and handling you prefer.

Your safety is of utmost concern to your Trip Leaders. They sweep along your route in our VBT support van, ready to assist in any way. Trip Leaders designate pre-arranged pick-up points, but you can simply flag down the van if you’d like to hop aboard. The van is stocked with water and healthful snacks.

A route just right for you

No two cyclists share the same level of fitness and endurance, so our Trip Leaders have designed multiple routes for all levels of cyclists. They’ll go over them with you each day. And if you’d rather take it easy and visit your hotel spa, we’ll help you arrange that, too. We have a vacation just right for every level of activity and fitness.

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
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
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
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
Moderate to Challenging

MODERATE TO CHALLENGING: A full range of terrain mixed with moderate and challenging hills. Ideal for experienced cyclists. 

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