There are many faces of Germany: dense mountain forests, winding river valleys plump with vines, and deeply historic cities. VBT bike tours and bike and barge vacations immerse you in the Germany you’ve dreamed of, whether you’re strolling the quiet lanes of a medieval village, riding through the storied Black Forest or pedaling around the rim of glittering Lake Constance. From Eastern gems once beyond the reach of Western travelers to the gentle riverside slopes soon to yield your favorite Riesling, the delights here are boundless.
Germany’s natural beauty is the stuff of legend, the backdrop of countless fairytales. See what we mean on a Germany bike tours as you cycle your way through the Black Forest, trace the banks of the Rhine and Danube rivers, stopping to learn firsthand the past and present workings of mighty castles and undulating vineyards. Follow the bike-friendly shores of glistening Lake Constance and the gentle routes along the Elbe River into the storied region of Saxon Switzerland, and into the baroque beauty of Dresden.
Another VBT bicycling vacation takes you through Passau, the scenic City of Three Rivers where the Danube, Inn and Ilz converge. What’s more, you’ll never feel rushed biking with us in Germany, so you’ll savor the local flavors as your hotelier puts his chef-trained talents to work for you, browse local antique shops, or stop at an authentic biergarten for a cold glass of German beer.
By barge, too, Germany unfurls its treasures at a meandering pace. On a VBT bike and barge vacation, drift along the winding Moselle among sloping vineyards, disembarking to explore on your own. Just two wheels and a love of discovery, and you’ll wheel into verdant river valleys, wine-making villages and volcanic landscapes that take the breath away. Along the way, test Trier’s claim that it’s possible to walk—or ride!—through 2,000 years of history in 2,000 paces.
No matter how you explore Germany with VBT, deluxe accommodations greet you at the end of each rewarding day, and authentic local cuisine, from generous German breakfasts to fine wines and hearty beers, nourish body and spirit.
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