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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 »

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 »

Best Biking Routes in Italy

May 13th, 2016

Italy is an amazing country full of diverse cultural traditions, storied history and varied landscapes. With our 8 Italian biking tours everywhere from Puglia to Tuscany to Veneto, you’re sure to find the perfect region to explore by bike. Whether you like pedaling down flat wine roads, along scenic coastlines, on majestic paths in the... Read more »

Well-Preserved Medieval Towns in Tuscany You’ll See with VBT

April 29th, 2016

One of the many reasons why we love to travel is to experience many wonderful cultures around the world. History plays a vital role in the cultivation of a society and, as Americans, we innately know a relatively small amount of history. Europe on the other hand still has remnants from millennia-old societies that we... Read more »

Discover the Tuscan Coast by Bike

October 22nd, 2015

So much of the landscape in southern Tuscany seems to have just emerged from the earth itself. Tiny villages huddle within walls and rise atop hills as if divinely sculpted from the very stone upon which they perch. Family-run farms—many of them now transformed into agriturismi—offer up a fresh bounty of Tuscan cuisine to their... Read more »

The Best Places to take Photos of Tuscany

February 20th, 2015

  Tuscany is one of the most heralded regions in Italy and is known for beautiful landscapes, plethora of art—it was the birthplace of the Renaissance after all—authentic Italian dishes and verdant vineyards. Between its Mediterranean coast, historic architecture, hilltop villages, medieval cities and rolling hills, there are plenty of chances to take some amazing... 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 »

Discover Tuscany’s Maremma Region with VBT

May 30th, 2014

A hidden gem in the western reaches of Tuscany is the unspoiled Maremma region. Ancient traditions thrive here along the rugged coastal farm lands. Once the territory of the butteri—horse riding cattle herders—the area is becoming a must-see travel destination that is perfect for active travel enthusiasts and foodies alike. We’ll ride through rolling foothills... Read more »

Discover Siena and the Chianti region with VBT

March 28th, 2014

Some of the most picturesque walking routes in Tuscany are located in the rolling hills of the Chianti wine region and nearby medieval cities like Siena and Pienza. As you walk, you’ll pass sprawling vineyards and medieval cityscapes as you make your way through the beautiful countryside. During our Italy: The Quiet Pathways of Tuscany​... Read more »

Discover the Art of Tuscany on a Biking or Walking Tour with VBT

January 24th, 2014

Looking for VBT Walking Vacations? All VBT Walking Vacations have moved to our sister company, Country Walkers. The same tours you know and love, plus exciting new itineraries, are available to book through their website. Tuscany is deeply rooted in the Italian Renaissance and consequently, is home to vast troves of amazing Renaissance art whether... Read more »

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