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Experience an Italy You Can Only Know by Bike

January 24th, 2020

Renaissance masterpieces, Roman ruins, a world-renowned cuisine and diverse landscapes from the soaring Dolomites to the glittering coast of Sicily—it’s impossible to sum up the attractions that make Italy such an iconic travel destination. But the only way to get a true taste of la dolce vita is by bike….which region will you choose? Ready... Read more »

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 »

Top Destinations for VBT Tours in Italy

April 3rd, 2017

Each time we visit Italy, we’re reminded of countless reasons we should have returned earlier. Or, better yet, we’re introduced to another reason to come back again. And with each region boasting an almost entirely distinct culture, there are plenty of opportunities to explore Italy time and time again. VBT offers 11 unique itineraries—8 biking... Read more »

Recipe: Eggplant Parmigiana

February 25th, 2016

Travelers on our Sicily: Biking the Southern Coastal Villages tour will get to learn how to make a traditional Italian dish, Eggplant Parmigiana, during an included cooking class while staying at the Killikoros Country resort and Spa outside of Noto. VBT Sales Trainer, Laura B., recently returned from this vacation and shared with us the... Read more »

Cultural Discovery on Fall Vacations

July 31st, 2015

We feel that the only way to fully experience a country that you’re visiting is by cultural discovery, not through the window of a tour bus or with a large group. The best way to do that is to engage with locals and learn about their history, cuisine, crafts and even goods they produce like... Read more »

Our Favorite Reasons to Travel to Sicily with VBT

April 17th, 2015

  Sicily is a unique place within Italy. The Mediterranean’s largest island has a distinct culture that is a wonderful melting pot of Greek, Roman and Moorish influences. Travelers on our bicycling vacation wind their way through the ravishing southeastern corner from Marina di Ragusa to Syracuse, where the island’s varied history is most prominently... Read more »

Discover Three Unique Regions of Italy on tour with VBT

December 21st, 2014

Italy is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Throughout history, varying Italian provinces have developed and responded to their own, unique location, resulting in vast regional subtleties from one location to the next. As travelers, we’re driven to explore the scenery, indulge in the food and immerse ourselves in the warm, exciting... Read more »

Stay at Sicily’s Hotel Borgo Pantano—One of Italy’s Top 10 Hotels

January 13th, 2014

One of the best features of any VBT vacation is the unique, local accommodations that we seek out for our travelers. We want you to have the most authentic experience as possible while on tour with us, and locally run hotels often provide just that. One of our favorites on our Sicily: Biking the Southern... Read more »

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