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The Best Value for Solo Travelers

The lowest single supplements in active travel ... and enduring camaraderie

You’re a newly single woman venturing out solo for the first time in a few years. Perhaps you’re traveling with friends but prefer your own room. There are many reasons why you may not fit into the “double occupancy” category. And, of course, we recognize the thrill that comes with setting off on your own through a new destination. But with VBT, you will always fit right in. 25% of all our travelers in 2013 were solo travelers. Why do so many solo travelers choose VBT? Because we are committed to providing you with the same value, quality, and care that every traveler deserves.

Solo Traveling VBT Style

“I’m eternally grateful to my friend Allison K. for encouraging me to take my first VBT trip. I’ve enjoyed the security and freedom of traveling as a single woman with a small group of enthusiastic folk who like to bike…. Congratulations, VBT – and thank you for YOUR support of us, fellow travelers.” - Lily S., Croatia: The Dalmatian Islands

Compare & see: our single supplements are the lowest around

If you’ve shopped around, you’ve learned that most travel companies charge a hefty supplement for the privilege of having your own room. Sometimes double the cost of the base trip itself. We think that is not only unfair—it’s bad business. That’s why we’re committed to offering the lowest single supplements in the business. Our hotel partners around the world know they can depend on us to fill their single rooms, so they’re willing to offer them at the best rates available. And our solo travelers know they can depend on us for the lowest prices — not to mention a fantastic experience. So it’s a win/win for everyone.

Enjoy the best & most comprehensive value 

Of course, our low single supplements are just the icing on the cake. Every VBT trip already provides exceptional value because of all the comprehensive features you get for one low price: included roundtrip international airfare; spectacular itineraries; outstanding accommodations, meals, and activities; expert Trip Leaders; bikes and helmets, walking poles and skis; and outstanding service and vehicle support.

Save even more with our Share Request program

Here’s another win/win for solo travelers: If you request to share a room with another single traveler, we’ll do our best to match you with a same-sex roommate. You will need to pay 50% of the published single supplement prior to your departure. If we find you a partner, you’ll pay no single supplement whatsoever and the amount paid prior to departure will be refunded. If we can’t find you a same-sex roommate, you’ll only pay the 50% of the published single supplement. Either way, you’re going to save.

You’ll fit right in

Because our groups are small, it’s easy to get to know everyone. And our experienced Trip Leaders are adept at nurturing a warm group bond—a cinch when there are only 14-20 likeminded travelers on a biking, walking, or skiing trip (14-24 on our Bike & Barge vacations). 25% of all our travelers in 2013 were solo travelers, so you’ll never feel like a “third wheel.” We also build in entertaining group activities that not only open a window on local culture—they prompt relaxed conversation and encourage new friendships. Many of our solo travelers start out chatting over dinner at a Tuscan agriturismo, and end up as lifelong friends and travel mates.

The perfect getaway or reunion trip

Ladies, grab your girlfriends for a week of great exercise, vivid cultural encounters, and good old pampering. Gents, kick your weekend warrior excursions up a notch by working out, winding down, and bonding in spectacular new surroundings. With travel this affordable, there’s no reason to delay your dreams. And if you get a group of 8 or more together, you’ll enjoy discounted or FREE travel. See our Group Travel information page for more information.

Your Trip Leader takes excellent care of you 

Aside from being remarkable guides, our Trip Leaders are gracious hosts who will make you feel safe, comfortable, and engaged. Your Trip Leader will also manage all the logistics—from handling check-ins to making sure your bike is road-ready—so you can travel carefree.
“I loved not having to worry about which route to ride, where to stay, or how to transport my luggage from one place to the next. That was all done for me by VBT. All I had to do was to enjoy the riding and the beautiful scenery.”   VBT Traveler—The Czech Republic

“This was one of my favorite vacations.  The people in our group were all delightful. My husband does not do such trips, and I did not feel bad being alone on the first trip, and with my girlfriend on the second, because the other travelers were friendly and fun.”   VBT Traveler—Holland & Belgium Bike & Barge

"It was easy!! I travel by myself and VBT makes everything wonderful....the plus is that the other people on the trip are fantastic!! It is the best way a single woman could travel!"   VBT Traveler—Spain
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