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Actively Explore the World

Don’t just visit a place—immerse yourself in it. Follow a centuries-old pasta recipe while taking a cooking class in Rome. Learn a folk dance in Krakow and then enjoy a glass of mead with new friends. Cycle through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval town centers. Exploring the world on two wheels lets you experience your surroundings on a deeper level.

VBT takes care of your travel details and creates unique itineraries so you can relax and enjoy your small-group vacations from start to finish. Friendly camaraderie, cultural immersion, and casual comforts are the hallmarks of our vacations. Discover delightful people, beautiful hotels, foreign cultures, and fascinating lifestyles that will enrich your life and provide memories for years to come.

Inclusions

  • Custom VBT bike and helmet
  • Ride with GPS and route notes
  • Local trip leaders
  • Luggage transfers
  • Admission fees to local attractions
  • Cultural activities like cooking classes and guided city tours
  • Specialty transportation like ferry and train rides
  • Accommodations and most meals
  • Your choice of VBT branded gear for your adventure
  • Even more with the Air Package

Vietnam: Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An & Saigon

Starting from 11 days at

$3,945

Stays in the capitals of the former North and South Vietnam frame this journey into modern Vietnam—and its centuries-old past.

Activity Easy
Easy
Bike
Bike Included

Vermont: Lake Champlain Islands, Burlington & Stowe

Starting from 6 days at

$2,445

$2,245

Lakeside splendor and rich Vermont history and culture accompany you during exhilarating reels and ferry crossings along Lake Champlain.

Activity Easy/Moderate
Easy/Moderate
E-Bikes Available
E-Bikes Available

Tuscany by the Sea

Starting from 7 days at

$2,445

$2,995

Like Tuscany itself, seaside Maremma is pure pleasure.

Activity Easy/Moderate
Easy/Moderate
E-Bikes Available
E-Bikes Available

Activity Level Guide

From independent meal discoveries to route distances at your own pace—your VBT vacation is all about choices that suit your style. Decide how much or how little you wish to ride or walk, opt for social time or quiet, and explore what intrigues you most. The activity chart below will help you choose the perfect trip for you.

Easy

Ideal for recreational cyclists and first-time VBT travelers.

  • Average Daily Mileage: 15-35 mi.
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: Up to 4 hrs.

Easy / Moderate

Ideal for active beginners to more experienced riders.

  • Average Daily Mileage: 20-40 mi.
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: Up to 5 hrs.

Moderate

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

  • Average Daily Mileage: 25-60 mi.
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: Up to 6 hrs.

Moderate / Challenging

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

  • Average Daily Mileage: 25-60 mi.
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: Up to 6 hrs.

Choose Your Ride

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Cross Terrain Bicycle

Cross Terrain Bicycle

This cross terrain bike is built to perform well on and off the trail. It’s perfect for new trail riders…
Electric-Assisted Bicycle (E-bike)

Electric-Assisted Bicycle (E-bike)

The electric motor can be activated when you pedal to provide extra support when you would like it. The E-bike…
Mountain Bike

Mountain Bike

This mountain bike is built to perform well on and off the trail. It’s perfect for new trail riders and…
Road Bicycle (Aluminum alloy frame)

Road Bicycle (Aluminum alloy frame)

This bike has drop handlebars, ideal for cycling enthusiasts who want high performance with more positioning options. This model is…
Road Bicycle (Carbon frame)

Road Bicycle (Carbon frame)

The Gran Fondo carbon road bike is a smooth rolling, bump absorbing bike with a frame designed to keep you…
Step-Over Hybrid/Comfort Bicycle

Step-Over Hybrid/Comfort Bicycle

This bike has upright handlebars and wider tires for a smooth, stable ride. The top tube of the frame is…
Step-Through Cross Terrain Bicycle

Step-Through Cross Terrain Bicycle

This cross terrain bike is built to perform well on and off the trail. It’s perfect for new trail riders…
Step-Through Hybrid/Comfort Bicycle

Step-Through Hybrid/Comfort Bicycle

This bike has upright handlebars and wider tires for a smooth, stable ride. The low top tube makes it easy…

We've Got Your Back

We offer support throughout your journey, from our expert tour consultants—who are eager to help you prepare—to shuttle services, baggage transfers between hotels, and snacks and water along the route. For emergency travel services, our partner ONE CALL Worldwide Travel Services Network is a phone call away.

Meet Your Leaders

Your professional Trip Leaders are bilingual and native to the regions they guide, providing you with insider access and local knowledge. You will also meet locals and friends of VBT who delight in sharing their skills with you, which might include sailors, naturalists, sommeliers, kayak instructors, truffle hunters, professors, artists, tradespeople, and farmers.

Typical Day on the Road

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Active days require nourishment, so we always include a hearty morning meal. Be it a warm croissant with fresh fruit in France, or an apple- or cheese-filled burek pastry with yogurt in Croatia, your choices reflect the bountiful regional cuisine.

Whether you choose the invigorating roads that link the hill towns of Tuscany, or a tranquil ride along the bayside trail of Maryland’s St. Michaels, all VBT routes are bicycle friendly, so ride and explore at your own pace.

Whether you choose the invigorating roads that link the hill towns of Tuscany, or a tranquil ride along the bayside trail of Maryland’s St. Michaels, all VBT routes are bicycle friendly, so ride and explore at your own pace.

Gather for a home-cooked lunch with a gracious Czech family, or arrive at an agriturismo farmhouse for an olive oil tasting and lunch of Tuscan specialties.

Back on your bike, cycle through the white villages of Spain, or encounter the beauty of California’s Russian River Valley.

It’s time for a late-afternoon amble to a local Polish café in medieval Sandomierz. Or perhaps a stroll along the beaches of Sweden’s Öresund..

It’s grand to get together for our included dinners, but we always leave a few meals available so you can try local restaurants on your own. How about handmade spaghetti with mussels and tomatoes in Sicily?

The stars are lovely framed by the sea and rolling hills of Tuscany. Consider a nightcap: a fragrant, ice-cold jenever in The Netherlands or a glass of local red wine on the terrace strung with twinkling lights in Puglia.

Choice, Comfort, and Discovery

Our trips are not run-of-the-mill tours, but creative and unusual itineraries that are crafted with great care and research. Our tour developers are not only route planners, but travel experts and cultural ambassadors who know how to weave the best elements together with the safest routes, sightseeing highlights, travel logistics, and accommodations, so you get the most out of your VBT experience.

VBT tours give you the freedom to make your vacation truly yours. If you’re hiking around sunny Croatia and feel like taking a dip in the sea, go for it. A trinket catch your eye in an artisan boutique? Check it out. And while you’re at it, stop to chat with a local along the way. Live your vacation your way.

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of guests tell us they plan to travel with VBT again.

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Several years ago, I had a great idea. Instead of the usual birthday presents for my adult kids, I would give them a trip that we could take together. Not only would this be more meaningful and memorable than the usual cash or clothes, but I could get to enjoy their birthday presents, too! Being an avid bicyclist, I decided that a bike trip with VBT would be the perfect opportunity to put this concept into practice. My son needed no arm twisitng, and off we went to Vermont for the Champlain Lake tour, and what a great time we…

Shipnc, Concord, NC

The Natchez Trace Tour consisted of five days of biking at an easy pace on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The Parkway with its excellent paved surface, light, non-commercial traffic, and a speed limit of 50 mph provided a safe and relaxing biking trail of undulating hills. We travelled through beautiful forests and farmland, with opportunities to take in some of the history of the Trace. The stays in the antebellum inns were delightful with large, well-appointed rooms and excellent dining. During our stays in Vicksburg and Natchez, we learned about the Civil War battles in this area and about the…

Strawberry12, Halifax, NS, Canada

This VBT trip exceeded expectations. The mansions we stayed in were stunningly beautiful, and the rides along the Natchez Trace were lovely and well paced. Of special note, was the day riding through the Vicksburg National Park and seeing all the monuments and learning about the battle of Vicksburg. The guides and extra activities were marvelous, as were the meals and friendly folks we rode with and met along the trail.

Cricket, Charlotte, NC

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