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5 Ways to Be More Independent While Traveling

Posted on Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Story by: Amanda Dana | Travel Writer


Travel brings out the adventurer in us all. Exploring a new destination grants you freedom from the responsibilities and routines of home and opens up a world of possibility. Here’s how to embrace your independence on a VBT adventure!

  1. Travel at Your Own Pace

When you explore the world on two wheels, you get to control the pace of your vacation. On any VBT adventure, you can choose to stop along your bike route for photo opportunities, pause at a local cafe to refuel, or cruise through your ride and enjoy some extra time by the hotel pool—it’s up to you.

  1. Consider a Self-Guided Adventure

For the ultimate in travel freedom, try a Self-Guided Biking Adventure. Choose your travel companions and set your own schedule. Sleep in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast, or set off at sunrise. With detailed route notes and expert support from the behind the scenes, you’re free to do your vacation your way, without having to sweat the details.

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  1. Get Off the Beaten Path

Get away from the crowds and find your own slice of paradise. Whether it’s a cooking class in a local’s kitchen, a hidden beach pointed out by your local guide, or a boutique inn away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist center, we’ll help you find unique experiences that aren’t in the guide books.

  1. Eat Where the Locals Do

Embrace your gastronomic freedom and choose your ideal dining experience. On nights where meals are not included on tour, your local guide (or your detailed Road Book on Self-Guided Adventures) will recommend the best local restaurants. From Michelin-starred experiences to hidden local haunts, you’ll have your pick of memorable meals. 

  1. Follow Your Passion

Spend a free afternoon immersed in an art museum, learn about native flora at the local botanical garden, or relax with a good book under an umbrella at the beach. With free time built into your vacation (and expert local insight to point out all your options), you can choose to pursue whatever passions you desire.

Embrace your independence on a VBT Guided Biking Adventure or Self-Guided Biking Adventure.

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