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Germany

great riding

All the hotels were interesting and beautiful. The food was great. We never had a bad meal. Particularly delicious were the ones sponsored by VBT. The guides were awesome, helpful, caring, knowledgeable. The rides were awesome, beautiful. Most fun ever. The bikes were great on the terrain. Perfect.

Jeannie, San Clemente, CA, United States

The Czech Republic, Germany & Austria

Wonderful!

Great itinerary and accommodations, fantastic trip leaders, fun group of fellow cyclists, delicious food and drink, beautiful scenery, and interesting cultural side-trips in a unique part of the world. A wonderful trip!

Geroldm, Bradenton, FL, United States

Lake Constance: Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Lake Constance - best bike trip we ever had

This bike trip was outstanding. The guides were terrific and the scenary was so magnificent. This was the first VBT trip for us and we are already planning next year’s VBT trip.

Pat and Anne, Elk Grove Village, IL, USA

Lake Constance: Germany, Austria & Switzerland

trip of a lifetime!

I have been a flight attendant for 31 yrs and traveled a great deal. This was the best trip you can imagine. I enjoyed the riding, the history lessons and the wonderful meals. Accomodations were very nice. I would go again in a minute!

Barbara Jean, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

The Czech Republic, Germany & Austria

Heart of Europe

Everything about the bike and barge trip from Cochem to Metz was first class. The barge was well appointed, the leaders were friendly, smart and brought laughter to each day. The crew was outstanding, talented and believe it or not I gained weight on a bike trip. The chef did it with his delicious five course meals. The bike routes were well thought out, safe and the scenery was speculator.

CTKy, Cape Cod, MA, United States

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Cochem to Metz

Bavarian bicyling, bells and beauty

We were enchanted by cowbells and church bells, vivid flowers on alpine chalets, rushing mountain streams and towering forests as we biked downhill from Schoppernau on a brilliant Fall day — the finest day ever. A week along Lake Constance has refreshed my life and reminded me that mastering challenges is the key to joy.

spcheryl, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Lake Constance: Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Visiting Bohemia, Bavaria and Austria

Enjoyed every minute of the adventure of riding through the countryside and exploring the cities and villages we visited. The lunch at the local home in the Czech Republic was a real highlight, as well as, the experience of crossing a small foot bridge to enter Germany.

Buzz, Chicago, IL, United States

The Czech Republic, Germany & Austria

Awesome, memorable vacation

Cruising on the barge gives a great overview of the breathtaking scenery. Then diving into the countryside gets you up close to the people, sight, sounds, and smells – a sensory experience, not just a glimpse from a bus or car.

Bikeal, Lakeville, MN

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Metz to Cochem

My first VBT trip!!! Did not disappoint!

I truly enjoyed my first VBT experience. I think Andi and Kristen were awesome hosts and could not have done a better job with this group. They both have a passion that they pass on about cycling, exploring and food. The van support was great and the snacks were generous and tasty. VBT as a company stood behind their service and any unavoidable glitch was immediately rectified. Thanks so much to Kristen and Andi for an unforgettable trip!

SamTay66, Harrisonburg, VA, USA

Lake Constance: Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Exceeded my expectations in every way!

This was my first VBT tour and I loved everything about. The destinations, culture, views, accommodations, food, our group, the choices for levels of activity, and especially our guides. I will definitely be planning another trip with VBT. Thank-You for doing it right.

SharAnn, Palm Springs, CA, USA

Lake Constance: Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Great Trip

VBT did an excellent job planning, staffing, and accommodations. The staff could not have been better. It was a beautiful river cruise with interesting villages around every bend. There were festivals and live music and delicious food and wine on and off the barge. Better than expected at every level.

Cincy Cycler, Cincinnati OH

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Metz to Cochem

Fabulous trip!

Our trip was wonderful! The scenery was beautiful & breathtaking! The biking & walking tours were very organized & well run! The bike routes were explained well & our bikes were well maintained! Our chef was fabulous preparing delicious meals. The barge crew did a great job keeping us fed, safe & comfortable!

Biking Mimi, St. Mary's County, MD, United States

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Metz to Cochem

Highly recommend!

Perfect combination of nice riding on dedicated bike paths and opportunities to experience the culture of this beautiful region. We LOVED this itinerary. Kristin and Andi were the perfect tour leaders — made everything seamless and kept us laughing. This was my third VBT trip and my husband’s first. Maybe because I talked it up too much, he was a little skeptical before the tour. But by day 2 was “in” for our next one! Thanks, VBT!

Alex13, Noblesville, IN, United States

Lake Constance: Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Beautiful scenic biking!

Fantastic scenery along the Mosel/Moselle and Saar rivers! Biking is easy, the vistas are wonderful and the barge (Iris) is a great home on this trip.

Matt1W, San Mateo, CA, USA

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Cochem to Metz

Great family trip with two adult children

We took this trip with two adult children. One was a strong rider and the other inexperienced (they made a cyclist out of her and she came home and immediately looked at additional trips!). They both had a wonderful time and enjoyed traveling with the group. This was truly the best way to see the small towns and countryside in the area. The guides, Andrea and Zuzanna were fantastic and accommodating to all.

SG BG, Boston, MA, United States

The Czech Republic, Germany & Austria

More beauty than I could have imagined

Terrific itinerary and excellent guides who were challenged with extraordinary circumstances yet handled with professionalism and ease. We will definitely take another VBT vacation.

hforecy, Ames, IA, USA

The Czech Republic, Germany & Austria

Lots to see and do

Nice choices for length and difficulty of daily rides. Diverse landscape. Loved the wine tasting. But, without doubt, what made this trip so great (other than the other travelers) were Kristin, Zsusy and Per. Incredibly accommodating, could think on the fly when the weather turned (who knew a rainstorm could be so much fun!) and they were just simply great people to hang with.

L from Music City, Nashville, TN, USA

Lake Constance: Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Beautiful Moselle River Valley

What a peaceful biking experience along the Moselle! There were lots of opportunities to experience the culture of Germany as we biked along the river. At the end of the day, it was nice to spend time with other guests on the barge. One of the most fascinating tours was the bell foundry – who would have thought that could have been so interesting?! All in all, a wonderful experience!

pstmimi, Houston, TX

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Cochem to Metz

Amazing experience

This was our 1st trip with VBT and our expectations were surpassed by the range of exceptional biking and cultural experiences The staff was wonderful and the food and accommodations were also great.

Alli, California

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Metz to Cochem

Way better than hoped

We had such a wonderful bike tour in the Mosel. We enjoyed our fellow bikers. The barge was welcoming, clean and comfortable. The guides were capable, knowledgeable about the area, anxious to make sure that each of us was comfortable on our bikes, and very funny. The crew was ready, willing and more than able to assure our safety, take care of our onboard needs and feed us delicious and beautifully presented food Also, they were so much fun. No Kidding. Even the weather cooperated. Did I mention the worth while side trips? And picture-perfect German towns?

Judy B D, New York , NY

Heart of Europe Bike & Boat: Cochem to Metz

Best views of France's Alsace Region

This trip was better than anticipated. We expected a great time, but this was outstanding in service, leadership and bike friendliness.

Meadows Two, New Meadows, ID, USA

Alsace and the Black Forest: La Route des Vins Land Package

Couldn't be better.

I LOVED this vacation. I am an avid biker; my husband is not; and we both enjoyed the levels of activity and flexibility. The vineyards and villages were amazing to see, especially by bicycle. Jean and Jean Francois took care of our every need, and the accommodations were wonderful. What’s not to like?

Jenny H, Plymouth, MN, United States

Alsace and the Black Forest: La Route des Vins Land Package

An amazing adventure!

My wife and I had a wonderful time on the Czech Republic, Germany & Austria tour. Our guides were outstanding, and the food was consistently mouth-watering. We had a mix of unique stops along the way, ranging from a small family-owned farm to the culture of Vienna. We can’t recommend this trip more!

el_jeff10, Brooklyn, NY

The Czech Republic, Germany & Austria

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