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Cycling Piedmont: Into Italy’s Slow Food Farmland
Foodies and oenophiles, take note! World-famous wines and culinary delicacies are at the heart of this exceptionally scenic journey through northern Italy.View This Tour
Puglia: Italy’s Undiscovered Coast
Experience la dolce vita at its most authentic during an invigorating ride through Puglia, draped with fertile farms, stone-sculpted seaside villages, traditional trulli huts, and dramatic shores.View This Tour
The Tuscan Coast
Tuscany’s lavish coast begs to be explored by bicycle, and we’ve mapped out the most breathtaking routes to help you do so, including the storied Strada del Vino, or wine road.View This Tour
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Splendor surrounds you in northern Italy.
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Like Tuscany itself, seaside Maremma is pure pleasure.
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Tuscany’s lavish coast begs to be explored by bicycle, and we’ve mapped out the most breathtaking routes to help you do so, including the storied Strada del Vino, or wine road.
With an astoundingly rich cultural legacy and stunning, varied landscapes, Italy truly has something for everyone. The Italian dedication to living well is evident is everything from an expertly pulled espresso to a couple strolling hand in hand on an evening passeggiata. There’s no better way to get a taste of la dolce vita than on a VBT bike tour in Italy.
Adventurers looking to soak it all in can follow cypress-lined lanes through rolling vineyards in Piedmont, pause to say “buongiorno” at an olive oil mill hidden among centuries-old olive trees in Puglia, cycle into the magnificent valleys and storybook villages of the Dolomites, or stop for a gelato in a cliffside village beside the sparkling Mediterranean in Tuscany.
From Michelangelo’s David and Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence to the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City and da Vinci’s The Last Supper in Milan, Italy’s cities are a seemingly endless treasure trove of artistic and architectural masterpieces. Whether you’re walking along the canals of Venice or exploring the cobbled streets of Verona, endless wonders await.
A bike tour in Italy is the perfect way to work up an appetite for the country’s famously delicious food. Whether you’re tucking into a hearty seafood risotto in Sicily, enjoying pizza in its historic birthplace of Naples, sampling fresh cheese and fine wine in Piedmont, or slurping spaghetti in Rome, you’ll revel in the slow food mentality so prized here. And, of course, there’s always time to stop along the road for gelato.
- Cruise across the Venice Lagoon and take in the majestic city of canals from the water.
- Marvel at medieval Castiglione della Pescaia, a stunning walled coastal city.
- Learn about “white gold” on a truffle-hunting search with an expert and his dog.
- Discover the stone trulli dwellings of Alberobello.
- Pedal along quiet rustic roads toward the Mediterranean Sea.
Experience the Renaissance as Italy’s overwhelming cache of art and architecture transport you back in time. Watch Donatello’s wood-carved Penitent Magdalene weep in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, take in the beauty of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus in the Uffizi galleries, or stand in Michelangelo’s great dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. The masterpieces of this unsurpassed period in art history are all around you here.
Italian cuisine is all about showcasing fresh, local ingredients in the most delicious way possible. Eat your way through the country’s 20 regions, each of which which has its own distinctive set of flavors. From creamy risotto in the north to cannoli in Sicily, there’s much more to Italian food than pizza and pasta (although you certainly won’t struggle to find the best of these popular dishes here).
More than 350 grape varietals grow throughout Italy’s 20 wine-producing regions, and the country exports more wine than any other. There are wines for every taste here, from Chianti to Prosecco and Pinot Grigio. Whether you’re strolling through vineyards in Tuscany or attending a tasting in a centuries old cellar in Puglia, you’ll get to experience the country’s famed wine culture up close.
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Your VBT Trip Leaders are passionate about travel and devoted to sharing new discoveries with you. Each is a multi-lingual resident of your destination who intimately knows the history, cultural heritage, and traditions of your surroundings.
Your Trip Leaders also bring insiders’ knowledge of the best places to explore, dine, and shop—along with insight into local customs and lifestyles to help you make the most of your cultural experience. With keen organizational skills, a splendid sense of humor, and a talent for making you and your fellow travelers thrive within your group dynamic, your VBT Trip Leaders will be invaluable resources—and treasured friends!
Your leaders are so local they can point you to the best gelato in every village you bike through!
Debora grew up in Puglia and has lead VBT adventures there for over 10 years. She’s passionate about introducing guests to the delicious cuisine and remarkable natural features of her corner of Italy.
Every tour in Italy is a surprise because in this small nation you can find so many differences in culture, food and people.
Claudio has been a VBT leader for almost two decades. A native Italian, he spends his free time in the mountains of his home country and enjoys sharing his knowledge of Italian history and culture with travelers.
Sicily is charming! You’ll try the best food and you’ll meet warm people.
Sabrina was born in Sicily and grew up there. Traveling and living elsewhere in Europe made her appreciate home even more. She’s proud to share Sicilian food, traditions, and histories with travelers.
There is no experience as magical as seeing a new place through the eyes and hearts of those who have lived there and experienced its traditions. Now you can be a local too!
Valeria calls many corners of Italy home. She grew up both in Liguria and Marche, spent time in Tuscany with her grandparents and went camping as a child in the heart of the Dolomites.
Get ready to be surprised and inspired by the beauty of this landscape, which is always changing according to the season.
Beatrice grew up at the foot of the Alps just behind Lake Maggiore and Orta and has lead VBT travelers in this region for more than five years.
Tuscany is the real heart of Italy, a beautiful blend of Northern and Southern Italian culture.
Massimiliano is connected to Tuscany through his family, who were originally from the region. After spending many summers here he decided to stay and has called Tuscany home since 2002.
There are a staggering variety of landscapes and amazing outdoor experiences to be had in Italy.
Andrea has been a VBT leader for more than a decade. A native Italian, he gives guests the inside scoop on the food, traditions, and many festivals of Italy.
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Discover Siena and the Chianti region with VBT
March 28, 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...Continue Reading
Visit Some of the Most Photographed Places in Veneto with VBT
April 11, 2014
Italy’s Veneto region is a beautiful area full of soft, rolling hills, limestone cliffs, alpine lakes, citrus groves and quaint villages. On our Lake Garda to Venice: Cycling Italy’s Veneto tour...Continue Reading
Shopping on the Amalfi Coast
March 30, 2011
As is true of all of Italy, there are great markets, shops and craftsmen throughout the towns of the Amalfi Coast. Here, there are an abundance of artists and craftsmen...Continue Reading
We had a group of 12 friends and family, we had best time. We just returned a few days ago and many of our group are already talking about where should we go on our next VBT trip.
Outstanding leaders, beautiful places to stay, fantastic food, and some unique towns as well as impressive coastal scenery. Biking was an excellent way to discover a region that is less frequented by foreign tourists.
This was my first time out of country and it couldn't have been any better. VBT had amazing guides and the trip was planned out perfectly. I recommend this trip to everyone.
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