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Topic: Europe

  • 4 Breathtaking Sights along the Danube River

    Running from Germany all the way to Ukraine, the Danube is one of Europe’s longest, best known and most traversed rivers. It passes through the capitals of Slovakia and Hungary, which bookend VBT’s Hungary & Slovakia: The Best of the Danube bicycling adventure. There is a lot to see on this riverside journey, but we believe that the four attractions… Read More

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  • 3 of the Best Fall Festivals in Europe

    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 to make one solely dedicated… Read More

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  • Touring the Picturesque Places that Inspired Artists

    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 the best biking tour destinations… Read More

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

    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 and Barge tour? He gets… Read More

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  • 5 Things You’ll Love About Our Burgundy Bike Tour

    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 make their way from sleepy… Read More

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  • Top 10 Spring and Summer Festivals in Central and Eastern Europe

    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. If you’re so lucky as… Read More

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  • Top Pastries from Around the World

    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 cuisine in your travel destination… Read More

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  • Top 5 VBT Vacations for Solo Travelers

    Are you planning a solo adventure but aren’t sure if a small group tour is the best choice for you? Well we’d like you to know that VBT offers amazing vacations that welcome solo travelers. You’ll enjoy the camaraderie that comes with traveling with a small group and we’ll take care of all the logistics for you. You will always… Read More

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  • Uncover the cultural and historical highlights of Normandy and Brittany with VBT

    At VBT we pride ourselves on providing active vacations that not only take you to wondrous locales throughout the world, but immerse you in the culture, cuisine and history of your destination. For over a thousand years the French regions of Normandy & Brittany have impacted the course of European history. On this extraordinary VBT vacation you’ll visit historic WWII… Read More

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