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Italy

One of the most beautiful places to bike in the world

The Dolomite Valley is a well kept secret to most Americans. It's a land between two cultures, Italian and Austrian, and has much of both. You can buy your Wurst und Beer in the Plaz and enjoy the sunshine. Bicycling is incredible, the trails are heavenly, and the scenery is incomparable. We took the post trip in Verona, took the train to Vicenza and back in the same day. This was our third and favorite VBT Tour.

HarveyDog, Bellevue, WA, USA

Italy: Valleys of the Dolomites

Beautiful views

Beautiful views, well paved and unpaved trails. Hotels were good and the Thermal Hotel and at the end was great.

VCKB,

Italy: Valleys of the Dolomites

Terrific experience in unique.environment

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.

Janey, Austin, Texas

Italy: Puglia’s Undiscovered Coast

Wonderful bike trip in Puglia

Our guides were excellent, particularly in the face of inclement weather. They managed to keep the mood positive. Safety is always paramount and this was adhered to universally. Puglia is rich with history and the group took advantage of this on the trip. Group banquets were outstanding. I would recommend the trip to others without any reservations.

Bruce F, Ann Arbor, MI

Italy: Puglia’s Undiscovered Coast

VBT=Very Best Tuscany

Awesome scenic rides, great hotels and plenty of good food! E-bike very helpful. Took our 4 adult kids who also enjoyed the trip. Transportation between rides also well arranged.

DJK62, Missouri

Italy: Tuscany, Chianti & Marina di Castagneto

Best trip ever!

We had the experience of a lifetime on this trip. Our guides were a huge part of that. They were funny, smart, friendly, helpful and full of wonderful stories and anecdotes to teach us about Italian culture and history. They were skilled at working with riders of all abilities and made the navigation easy.

Becki S, Medford, Oregon

Italy: Tuscany, Chianti & Marina di Castagneto

Our trip was great BUT!!!!!!!

We enjoyed our trip. The accommodations were great. The Ride with GPS worked very well. Clemens, our tour guide was good but he should have checked the bikes better before he gave them to us. The bikes were terrible. My eBike had 50,000 k on the odometer. The bikes were old dogs. On my bike the front brakes dragged the entire trip even after adjustment. The rear view mirror would not stay in adjustment after tightening and was very scratched. Based on the amount we paid I was very disappointed with the equipment. I can't recommend VBT and our next bike trip we will use someone else.

Phill, Estero, Fl.

Italy: The Dolomites, Bolzano to Ora

Almost Heaven

A wonderful route, except for the first day which was really nothing special. Accommodations we’re great, though the lack of air conditioning in one made for an uncomfortable sleep. My bike however, was a big disappointment; a poorly maintained derailleur prevented me from getting onto the lowest gear and the front wheel was out-of-true resulting in a wobble at higher speeds. Mechanical support on this ride is non-existent. Given the mileage and elevation gain I would not rate this as an “easy” trip, unless you are on an e-bike. Overall a terrific experience, except for the bike.

Jimbo5, California

Italy: The Dolomites, Bolzano to Ora

Trip of a lifetime!

Trip was magical.. Guides were exceptional. Provided meals were amazing and accommodations were unique and comfortable. Highly Recommend

Italy: Lake Como & the Italian Lake District

Can't wait to do another VBT biking tour!

Loved it all: awesome biking trails, gorgeous scenery, lovely people to meet and connect with, wonderful/dedicated tour guides, amazing food and hotel accomodations...a really wonderful experience!

Vancouver Barb, Vancouver, Canada

Italy: Lake Como & the Italian Lake District

Bike vacation in Puglia - Fantastic

Excellent bike vacation in Puglia. I'd never been there before and found it's a beautiful area with the sea and beaches and ancient walled cities. Less expensive than other parts of Italy and so friendly! I'd been on several bike tours in Europe before but not a self-guided tour. I was a bit apprehensive about that. Thanks to the great staff organizing the tour, we had a fantastic time and want to come back. Deborah was especially helpful with any little issue that came up. With her taking care of the logistics, I was free to really enjoy my holiday.

Ctaylor, Seattle Washington USA

Italy: Puglia, Alberobello & Lecce

A marvelous trip in every way

Everything about this trip was perfect from the time we were picked up at the airport in Bari. Alberbello was scenic and it was great to stay in a trulli and from there, it only got better each day. Our guide Deborah was most helpful. She was there when roads were closed and a slight detour was needed and had the best advice on where to eat, what to see, and how to get the most from out trip. The rides along the coasts were out of this world. The inland rides through olive groves and farmland, equally special. We felt attended to and every need anticipated. Would do this trip another trip like this in a nanosecond. Thanks, Deborah!

DarT, Providence, RI

Italy: Puglia, Alberobello & Lecce

Best so far

Our fifth trip with VBT and we both thought it was exceptional. Our leaders were from the region and knew many small details that made the whole trip more interesting. Slow food means local and fresh foods. Different cultural twists to dishes you think you know. The views were breath taking and the down hills exhilarating to say the least. Challenging and along the way we got to experience e-bikes. Don't be afraid to try. Every step of the way, beautiful people and accommodations.

Inmyopinion, San Antonio, TX, USA

Italy: Piedmont, Langhe & the Italian Riviera

Fantastic Trip!!

I have waited many years before finally deciding on taking the Piedmont trip with VBT!! And, what a wonderful time I had!! The tour guides were superb, the wine country was awesome, offering some great rides with beautiful vistas. In addition, each of the villas we stayed at were cheerfully staffed with very beautiful accommodations. I have already booked another trip next year - it's going to be hard to wait that long!!!

Jim P, Saint Augustine, FL, USA

Italy: Piedmont, Langhe & the Italian Riviera

Outstanding Scenery, Excellent Rides

This was our second trip with VBT and while the scenery was very different, the experience was the same--excellent. Our guides were personable, informative, and helpful, the accommodations were great and the scenery couldn't be beat. Bike paths in this area were plentiful and took you through beautiful areas. As expected, there were a few hills to climb, but they just made the ride a bit more challenging. If anything, the quality of the bike paths made us wish we could have ridden longer in order to take in the scenery around us. We highly recommend this trip.

Mark Z, MA

Italy: The Dolomites, Bolzano and Lake Garda

Biking: The best way to experience the world.

Unbelievably beautiful countryside. Not a difficult ride but a few challenging hills by choice. Great accommodations, activities and food. The guides were great leaders and very fun to tag along with.

TerryH, Salt Lake City, UT

Italy: The Dolomites, Bolzano and Lake Garda

Trip to Sicily, the Noto Valley and Syracuse

The VBT tour to Sicily, the Noto Valley and Syracuse was an exceptional experience for me. It was a wonderful way to see the countryside and interact with the locals at a much more casual level. Our trip guides Mauro and Lea were outstanding. They were very thorough in taking care of the bicycles and making sure our every needs were met. I love VBT adventures and will continue to book with them!

Larry A, Sacramento, Calif

Italy: Sicily, the Noto Valley & Syracuse

Cycling in Sicily

Being able to experience the beauty of Sicily on a bike was brilliant! I loved that I could go at my own pace and stop to soak up a view or take a picture whenever I wanted. At the same time I knew I was being looked after and that just down the road there would be lunch or a fun cultural experience waiting for me.

Jane A, Vermont

Italy: Sicily, the Noto Valley & Syracuse

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