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VBT Staff Pick Their Favorite Tours

January 23rd, 2018

With over 50 biking, walking and bike & barge vacations to choose from, picking a VBT tour can be quite a challenge. To give you an insider’s perspective, we thought it would be fun for VBT’s team of trip designers to chime in on some of their most beloved vacations. After all, who better to... 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 »

Top 5 Bike Tours for First-time Active Travelers

July 15th, 2016

Do you enjoy riding your bike around your hometown as a way to explore the natural surroundings? If so, a biking vacation could be the perfect way for you to travel the world. Bicycle touring has become one of the best ways to truly immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of your destination—and it’s... Read more »

Walking the Basque Country of Spain and France

April 22nd, 2016

Along the border of Spain and France, framed by the soaring Pyrenees and serene waters of the Bay of Biscay, lies a uniquely autonomous region known as Basque Country. Travelers will find themselves discovering jaw-dropping landscapes, dining on delicious cuisine that draws from a variety of cultures, and meeting friendly and intensely proud Basque people.... Read more »

From the Road: Gregg and Caroline Marston in New Zealand

March 5th, 2016

Every year Gregg and Caroline Marston go on special President’s Tours where travelers are treated to an exciting itinerary with added bonuses and a few surprises. We had a chance to catch up with Gregg upon returning from the first President’s Tour of 2016 on our Walking New Zealand: Splendor of the South Island vacation. New... 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 »

Wilderness Lodges on our New Zealand South Island Tours

February 27th, 2015

We believe that your hotel is far more than a place to hang your hat; it’s an intimate way to experience the personality of your destination and a welcoming haven where you can relax and be pampered after a day well spent biking or walking your way through your destination.  Travelers on our active vacations... Read more »

How to Prepare for a VBT Walking Vacation

January 23rd, 2015

American author and journalist Hal Borland once said that “All walking is discovery. On foot we take the time to see things whole.” That’s exactly what we had in mind when we introduced walking tours to our line of active vacations six years ago. There are some places that cannot be experienced to the fullest... Read more »

Interest in Small Group Active Travel is Booming

January 9th, 2015

According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton, the Top 5 New Year’s resolutions for 2014 were “Lose Weight”, “Getting Organized”, “Spend Less & Save More”,“Enjoy Life to the Fullest” and “Staying Fit and Healthy.” While the millions of Americans who make resolutions may feel that losing weight and enjoying life to the... Read more »

Behind the Lens: A Conversation with VBT Traveler and Photographer Joshan Y.

November 7th, 2014

Recently we received some stunning photos from a traveler that went on a recent departure of our Italy: the Quiet Pathways of Tuscany walking vacation. Naturally we want to share the pictures with you all, but we also wanted to step behind the lens and get to know Joshan Y., a first-time, solo traveler from Maryland... Read more »

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