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Your One-Stop Shop for All Your E-Bike Questions

January 17th, 2023

E-bikes have taken the cycling world by storm. Between February 2019 and February 2021, sales in the United States alone skyrocketed from $18 million to $39 million – this according to the Wall Street Insider. We’re not surprised. More and more VBT guests have been taking advantage of their ease and convenience. What’s not to... Read more »

How to Choose the Right Bicycle for Travel

November 16th, 2021

When it comes to Bicycling Vacations, one size definitely doesn’t fit all. Some travelers favor the coast over the mountains, a guided tour over a self-guided experience, or an international trip over a stateside one. Likewise, many cyclists like to set a pace that suits them. Prefer a leisurely ride to one where you can kick it... Read more »

Why Sweden & Denmark Are a Biker’s Valhalla

February 10th, 2020

Two Countries, Two Wheels. Longtime VBT tour developer Kevin Wilks found himself dazzled by something unexpected on his recent trip to Scandinavia. Though impressed by classic sights like Denmark’s Kronburg castle—the setting that inspired Shakespeare’s Hamlet—or sweeping sea views from a coastal picnic spot, the passionate cyclist found himself most taken in by the region’s... Read more »

Why Eric Loves Self-Guided Biking

September 30th, 2019

Eric, a senior VBT staff member, recently took his family on our Portugal: Porto, the Silver Coast & Lisbon Self-Guided Biking Vacation. Here’s what he has to say about our newest travel style.

Meet Elena Spalenza

September 19th, 2019

Inside the life of a biking, skiing, climbing, kitesurfing, wine-drinking, pasta-loving VBT trip leader. Elena isn’t in a rush. She sits inside her summer home—a Volkswagen California camper van—on the beach in Tuscany as she prepares to go kitesurfing. Wearing blue jeans and a faded green T-shirt, she radiates positivity as she puts a pair... Read more »

Featured Group Organizer: Sarah

September 16th, 2019

Tell us a little about yourself—why do you love active travel and how did you hear about VBT? My first trip with VBT was with my father and older brother. They had been doing these trips for years, and they invited me to join them. It was such an amazing experience—traveling as a single person,... Read more »

Your Bike Tour Tools and Technology Guide

May 4th, 2018

If you’re heading off on a cycling trip soon, you’ll want to make sure you have some essential gear on hand. Here are a few examples of bike touring tools and technology that can help you get the most out of your trip:

VBT Staff Pick Their Favorite Tours

January 23rd, 2018

With over 50 biking, walking and bike & barge vacations to choose from, picking a VBT tour can be quite a challenge. To give you an insider’s perspective, we thought it would be fun for VBT’s team of trip designers to chime in on some of their most beloved vacations. After all, who better to... Read more »

Top 5 Reasons to Bike Provence

January 10th, 2018

Emperors, artists and writers have been enchanted by Provence for centuries—now you can be, too. Whether you’re looking for history, art, wine, fine dining or inspirational vistas, you’ll find what you’re after on a bicycle tour of Provence. Picture yourself pedaling past lavender-scented hillsides, marveling at the ruins of a centuries-old Roman aqueduct, exploring the... Read more »

A Day in the Life of a Bike & Barge Vacation with VBT

June 25th, 2017

For centuries, the vast network of rivers and canals throughout Europe has been a preferred method of both travel and trade. When you think of iconic cities like Paris, Amsterdam and Antwerp; one common thread that comes to mind is the renowned rivers that run through their centers.  Whether you’re cruising down the Seine, Moselle... Read more »

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