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Topic: Germany

  • Flora of the Black Forest

    Is there anywhere else on Earth teeming with such enchantment and romance? Nearly 100 miles long, the Black Forest has attracted curious visitors for centuries with its sun-dappled trees, singing brooks, and storybook villages. The forest is so magical, in fact, that it is believed to be the setting of many famous fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm. With sprawling… Read More

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  • 5 Comparable VBT Tours in Different Countries

    If you’re thinking about where to take your next vacation, the breadth of our line of active tours may prove somewhat overwhelming considering you can bike or walk you way through 26 countries on 5 continents with us. We want you to find the perfect itinerary for your preferences. Perhaps nothing is more rewarding than a glass of wine after… Read More

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  • Highlights of our Biking Tour in the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany

    Although Austria and the Czech Republic are some of the youngest sovereign nations in Europe—having been officially established in 1955 and 1993 respectively—their rich cultures, derived from former kingdoms and empires, have been around for centuries.  Fascinating cities like Prague and Salzburg exemplify the joining of the old and new as they feature an array of modern buildings standing among… Read More

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  • White Asparagus recipe

    if you’ve ever been to Germany or it’s neighboring countries in the springtime, you may have noticed a particular vegetable making it’s way into many delicious dishes. White Asparagus—or spargel as its known in Germany—is the wildly popular cousin to the green asparagus we grow in the United States. Asparagus is somewhat of a “super food” with all the health benefits… Read More

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  • Top 5 Natural Wonders in Central and Eastern Europe to Discover with VBT

    When you take an active vacation, you are exposed more of the natural elements in the surrounding landscapes than you would be from the restrictive view of a bus window. While renowned natural features like Amalfi’s stunning coastline, the iconic peaks of the French and Swiss Alps, or the dramatic Cliffs of Moher in Ireland tend to stand out more;… Read More

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  • Top Moments of Cultural Discovery on VBT’s New for 2016 Active Tours

    The best way to become immersed in the local culture of any destination is by learning about the native history, traditions, and cuisine first-hand. This is why we tie in engaging group activities—off our bikes—into our daily itineraries on our active tours so our guests can feel like travelers, and not tourists. We’ve already announced five, brand-new biking tours in… Read More

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  • The Bike Paths of Germany

    For many people visiting Germany, driving the famed speed limit-free Autobahn is certainly a thrill. But for cyclists, riding the bike paths of Germany is as exciting as it is safe, clean and downright fun. And with over 45,000 miles of bike paths to choose from, the possibilities are endless! Imagine a country the size of Montana linked from stem to… Read More

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  • Traveler Reviews from our new for 2015 Biking and Walking Tours

    This year we debuted 5 brand new biking and walking vacations in exciting destinations on 3 continents. We know that travelers find it helpful to read authentic reviews from other travelers on our website when searching for the perfect active vacation for them.  Now that we’re 6 months into the year, reviews from the vacations we debuted in 2015 are… Read More

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  • Explore Germany’s Spreewald—a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

    The Spreewald (which is pronounced Spray-valt and means ‘Spree Forest’) is a unique region of eastern Germany that may be a bit of a misnomer, as it has more lush wetlands, grassy fields and tranquil waterways than you’d expect from a so-called forest. Home to thousands of different flora and fauna, the Spreewald was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in… Read More

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  • Highlights from VBT’s Central and Eastern European Vacations

    A striking characteristic of Central and Eastern Europe is how neighboring countries maintain their diverse cultural heritages despite their geographic proximity.  This allows travelers to cycle or walk through varied landscapes while experiencing unique traditions in multiple countries, often on one amazing vacation. When you travel with VBT, you’ll be able to slow down and fully experience this less traveled… Read More

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