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Topic: Wine

  • 5 Italian Wines You Must Try While on a VBT Vacation

    In addition to iconic works of art, welcoming people and wonderful food; Italy is also often noted for its great variety of wines thanks to unique geographically difference from the hills of Tuscany to the sun-kissed earth of Sicily. Tracking down the right wine to sample in each region can be a bit of challenge, so we’ve assembled a list… Read More

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  • From the Road: Gregg and Caroline Marston in Chile

    Last January, VBT Chairman Gregg Marston and his wife Caroline went on our Chile’s Coastal Vistas & Vineyards bicycling vacation. We had a chance to catch up with Gregg upon returning from the first Chairman’s Tour of 2017. Here are some fun photos from their trip paired with Gregg’s comments providing a little backstory about each one. Crab fishing in… Read More

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  • Discover the Tuscan Coast by Bike

    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 guests with so many tasty… 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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  • Interesting Facts About Chile

    Chile is a country that boasts a plethora of both natural and cultural wonders. From the towering peaks of the Andes to the gorgeous Pacific coast; the otherworldly Atacama Desert to the vineyards of Santa Rita; there’s such a diverse yet amazing landscape to discover. And because of Chile’s long history of welcoming immigrants, the local culture is a wonderful… Read More

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  • 5 Reasons to Bike the U.S. with VBT

    There is something so innately American about getting out on the road and discovering all the wonderfully diverse places across this great land; from its rolling foothills to its towering peaks, sandy beaches to lush forests, southern hospitality to Californian cool to New England charm—it’s all a part of what makes America so unique. There’s been a resurgence in bicycling… Read More

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  • 5 Things You’ll Love about our Chile Biking Tour

    The central valley and coast of Chile is a biking idyll. With the soaring peaks of the Andes Mountains providing an inspirational backdrop, you’ll cruise along coastal byways and easy inland routes, from quaint fishing villages to verdant vineyards and rolling foothills of the coastal range. Off your bike, you’ll be immersed in modern-day Chilean culture, as well as discover… Read More

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  • VBT 2015 Loire Valley Tour Highlights

    It’s hard to say which is more magnificent: the fabled châteaux of the Loire Valley—which are extravagant French castles that are now open to the public—or the fertile countryside in the so-called “Garden of France.” Our Loire Valley tour gives you the best of both as we cruise along gentle, scenic bicycling routes, visit the most famous of these storied… Read More

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  • Interest in Small Group Active Travel is Booming

    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 fullest is a paradoxical endeavor;… Read More

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