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Explore the Dolomites with Andrea

February 6th, 2020

Years with VBT: 14 Hometown: Bologna Favorite food: Mom’s lasagna   When Andrea talks about Italy, his enthusiasm is contagious.

VBT’s Proud Connection to an Anti-Corruption Movement

January 22nd, 2020

Sicily is a traveler’s dream: sun-soaked beaches and sleepy fishing villages; baroque cities brimming with culture; art, architecture, and history around every corner; and some of the best food Italy has to offer. VBT’s bike tour in Sicily is a perennial guest favorite, and with good reason. But the Italian island has also faced some... Read more »

Find Your Vida Buena in Spain

November 8th, 2019

Idly strolling through a sunlit vineyard. Sampling the day’s catch at an enchanting seaside village. Surveying dazzling hilltop views. Browsing in chic urban boutiques. Few destinations in Europe pack as many classic Old World adventures into a single country as Spain. Not sure which part of this diverse country you want to discover? Let your... Read more »

Three of Europe’s Most Haunting Sites

October 29th, 2019

Can you guess where these eerie attractions are? Read the clues, then scroll down for the answers!

3 of the Best Fall Festivals in Europe

May 31st, 2018

As far as vacation destinations go, Europe is hard to beat. From the sun-drenched beaches along the coast of the Iberian peninsula to the bucolic idylls of the French countryside and the diverse  geographic and cultural regions of Italy, it’s easier to make a list of reasons why not to go than it would be... Read more »

Touring the Picturesque Places that Inspired Artists

May 25th, 2018

There are dozens of reasons for taking a biking tour of Europe, but art lovers will be especially thrilled by what some of our vacations afford them: a chance to view the homes of some of the world’s most renowned artists and see settings that inspired their masterpieces. France, Spain, and Italy stand out as... Read more »

Guest Blog: 71-Year-Old Retiree Says “Yes” to VBT Cycling Tour & Incredible Journey

November 6th, 2015

Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally posted on The Asbury Perspective by VBT traveler Lowell S. about his recent vacation on our Heart of Europe Bike & Barge tour. What happens when a 71-year-old who hasn’t ridden a bike in 30 years say “yes” to an invitation to embark on a 7-day European Bike... Read more »

5 Things You’ll Love About Our Burgundy Bike Tour

March 27th, 2015

Since the 11th century AD, the Burgundy region of France has been synonymous with great wine.  Much to the delight of visitors it also offers so much more. Easy cycling routes are hugged by steep limestone hills carpeted in rolling vineyards as you trace your way along the Saone River. Transfers are minimal as cyclists... Read more »

Top 10 Spring and Summer Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

January 8th, 2015

Perhaps the greatest gift one can receive through traveling the world is the window it provides into new cultures. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to join locals in celebrating during certain festivals, harvesting their grapes or olives for production, or just enjoying variances in biking and walking during seasonal changes.... Read more »

Top Pastries from Around the World

March 3rd, 2014

A pastry is basically any food made from dough consisting of flour, water, and shortening. However, that general description can be used as the base for an almost unquantifiable amount of unique and delicious dishes from around the world. And here at VBT we know a little something about world travel. As experiencing the native... Read more »

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