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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.

Meet VBT Leader Nicolas

January 14th, 2020

What’s better than exploring the sun-dappled countryside and rich art and architecture of Andalusia? Doing so with someone who has called the region home for nearly two decades by your side! An eleven-year veteran leader with VBT, Nicolas has lived in Spain since 2002. Born in Venezuela to a Spanish father and a Slovakian mother,... Read more »

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 »

Trip Leader Profile: Véronique from Provence

February 12th, 2018

Here at VBT we make it a priority to use Trip Leaders that are from, or live in, the destinations we operate in because they are so familiar with the local customs and traditions. While our Trip Leaders are always there to lend a hand, change a flat tire, or offer a lift in the... Read more »

Meet our New Zealand Trip Leaders

September 28th, 2017

Whether you’re after beautiful, subtropical beaches, pristine glaciers, dense rain forests, vibrant nightlife or thrilling adventures; New Zealand’s South Island surely has something for you. On our New Zealand: Bike & Walk the South Island vacation, you can discover the wonders of New Zealand three ways: biking, walking and kayaking. And while we could go... Read more »

5 Ways VBT Gets You Closer to Local Culture

May 1st, 2015

The old adage goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” Though it may be a cliché, it’s also good advice. The best way to get a sense for your destination’s culture is by partaking in day-to-day activities alongside the locals. But don’t stop at simply doing as the locals do, be sure to... Read more »

A Scenic Tour de France

January 2nd, 2013

For over a century the Tour de France has been cycling’s most celebrated event. And while biking in France in the renowned race is the ultimate honor for a cyclist, you have to admit, it’s kind of a shame that the bikers zip through some of France’s most amazing landscapes without getting to enjoy the scenery,... Read more »

The Heart and Soul of VBT Gerry Slager Retires

April 7th, 2011

  Dear Traveler, A very good friend of all of us here at VBT, and of many of our travelers over the past 32 years, is retiring in May. His name is Gerry Slager, and his approaching retirement is the one reason that all of us have been dreading the arrival of spring this year,... Read more »

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