We had an incredible time on our VBT multi-sport adventure to New Zealand. This was our third VBT trip. New Zealand is a special place and our guides, Jan, Josie and Broni brought magic to the tour. Their knowledge of the country, the people and the natural beauty of the South Island so enhanced our trip. If you like to hike, bike and kayak, enjoy good wine and great beer, fresh seafood, and love the natural beauty, amazing landscapes and warm friendly people, this is the trip to take.
TomWS, St Louis, MO, USA
The Best VBT trip Yet
We have been on several VBT trips over the years and everyone seems to to be better than the previous. This is true of the New Zealand trip. Our guides, Jan, Josey and Broni where not only helpful with all the loading, unloading and travel; but where extremely knowledgable of the plants, animals and geologic history. We would recommend the New Zealand bike and hike trip for anyone.
Marilyn and Marc
Marilyn and Marc, Saint Louis, Missouri
Amazing scenery, awesome guides and lots of fun!
VBT’s New Zealand hike & bike tour is fabulous! I really enjoyed the amazing scenery on both our trail rides and our hikes. The guides were super enthusiastic and knowledgeable, I learned so much about the culture and flora and fauna of New Zealand.
JenG, Portland, OR, USA
Exceeded my expectations!
This is our third VBT trip so we had high expectations. This exceeded them. Jan, Wayne & George were fun and were so informative in their knowledge of the flora and fauna of the areas we traveled, knowledge of the landscape, as well as the Maori traditions that we, not only learned but, we felt the pride of country they exuded. These guides were funny and warm and took us to places we would not have seen otherwise. Loved it!!
JOANNA, Albuquerque, NM
Really fun trip
New Zealand is a beautiful country with really fun and interesting people. But the trip leaders made this an exceptional experience. The trip was well organized and the leaders were knowledgable about the country, its history, and people. They even provided some unexpected fun activity option. The leaders kept us laughing the whole trip.
Great Kiwi Experience!
We loved our hiking/biking/kayaking trip to New Zealand South Island. The guides were amazing, there are incredible vistas around every turn and the trip coordination was flawless. Also, because VBT hires all local guides, we received great recommendations for restaurants and optional tours on our extension. We also learned some new Kiwi phrases. A gob-smacking adventure!
JanJan, St Louis
Rich in culture, excitement, and new experiences
This was an eye opening and culturely enriching experience that exceeded our expectations. We loved our exceptional trip leaders, the local people, the blend of cycling, spas, beautiful hotels, resorts, local history and local artesian shopping. Exotic fruits and fish were in abundance. We will never forget this trip. Already thinking about our next VBT trip.
Cher127, Ferrisburgh, VT, United States
An excellent adventure
This was an excellent tour. We learned a great deal about Vietnam and saw parts of the country that you could only see and visit on a bicycle. The trip was very well organized and the guides were outstanding.
ChuckF, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Incredible learning and cultural experience.
Tang and Dat were phenomenal guides. I loved that one was from Hanoi and and one from Saigon so we could get both perspectives. Our guide in Cambodia was also incredible- knew exactly how long things would take and what time we should get to the temples to see sunrise/sunsets and avoid crowds. All hotels were awesome but the Sofitel in Siem Reap was the best hotel I have ever stayed in.
A Unique Experience
Our previous VBT trips were wonderful, but this was over the top. We visited small villages that tourists could never find, rode past ornate Buddhist temples and water buffalo, and tasted dragon fruit out of the field. Our guides were everywhere and their crew was there to be sure no turns were missed or traffic to worry about.
The hotels were fabulous and the meals terrific. This is one we will be talking about for years.
SKMc, San Francisco, CA, United States
Great value, plus excellent guides!
VBT came highly rated from friends and family so we knew we were in for a treat. And we were, for sure! Great value compared to other similar outfits. The guides were professional, knowledgeable, and accessible. Fellow travelers were awesome and fun to spend time with. Of course the countries we visited were beautiful and so friendly. Vietnam was awesome. We are definitely going to vacation again with VBT. No doubt.
Jim Ford, Kensington, MD
VBT’s attention to detail in every way made our trip to Vietnam fun AND informative. Our guides were so knowledgeable about the country and biking while experiencing it all was a great way to go.
Vietnam is an fascinating country and it was great to see it by bicycle. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and went out of their way to make the trip enjoyable for everyone. Everything was incredibly well organized and all support staff were lovely.
susand, New Jersey
This trip far exceeded my expectations. The insight provided by the guides Dat and Kha into the culture and history of Vietnam was exceptional. Flying to three different portions of the country provided a nice perspective. The post trip to Cambodia was also wonderful with our guide Jun. He was thoughtful in his presentations and attention to our needs. Our accommodations were exceptional. The breadth of experiences both in the Vietnam trip and the post trip to Cambodia were outstanding.
Diane W, Winchester
Cultural Enrichment at its Finest!
The exquisite beauty of this country is astonishing. I love cycling in every country I’ve been to. You really feel and see the local way of life. I enjoy experiencing local culture up close and with local guides.
CynthiaT, Pensacola, FL, USA
Just as on our Peru trip, every detail was attended to. The guides were personable, knowledgeable and fun. Our like minded group of 20 got along perfectly, new friends! The itinerary and excursions were top notch. SE Asia is amazing and VBT is a great company, do this trip!
This was the trip of a lifetime! The people, the countryside, and our guides made this an experience we shall never forget. The trip is definitely a “journey” through Vietnam, tasting the flavors of many different regions. The pre and post trips were equally exciting. We had been thinking about this trip for several years, and it was the best travel decision we have made!
Deb S, Detroit
Beautiful and Exotic
Biking is such a great way to visit Vietnam — out of the city and riding through the villages, seeing the natural beauty. It’s hot and humid (in the tropics, duh!) so come prepared to sweat. The guides are fantastic, very knowledgeable about their country, and totally on top of things.
Easy riding through beautiful scenery
The Belgium and Holland Bike and Barge Tour was like biking through scenes of the Dutch masters paintings. The countryside is so peaceful, and the unhurried pace of the tour gives you an opportunity to absorb this tranquility. The small towns have an old world charm about them, enhanced by the narrow roads and colorful gardens. Our fellow riders were a friendly group of people with varied interests. Having a master chef prepare the tasty and creative meals was a nightly dining treat. This was our first VBT Tour, and we are already planning our next trip.
Joyce, Auror IL
This trip will be remembered as one of my most memorable experiences. The crew were above and beyond my expectations. Courteous, considerate, knowledgeable, and always there to meet any need. The itinerary was well planned and allowed just the right amount of time to explore and take in the beautiful scenery. The food was gourmet and served with impeccable style. Highly recommended.
Jeanne L, Shelburne, Vermont
Bike paths were everywhere!
Belgium and Holland caters to the cyclist, so there are bike paths throughout the countryside. So nice not to have to compete with cars. The countryside and towns were as idyllic as you might imagine, and a bike is the best way to experience them.
KETL, North Carolina, USA
Netherlands by bike
Great trip – bikes were new and easy to ride – lots of assistance and knowledge of the area from trip leaders and terrific food and crew. Add to that some beautiful countryside and great towns. Made for a wonderful trip overall.
ronnie, Greensboro, NC, USA
An Amazing Trip!
We had the best time on our bike and Barge trip through the Netherlands and Belgium. The food and accommodations were great, the tour guides were very friendly and the sights were amazing! The bicycling was flat which made it very nice to see the country and do the longer mileage each day. Loved this trip!
Kikitarr, Parker, CO, USA
VBT does it again!
This was our fourth trip with VBT and wonderful like the previous trips. Trip leaders were delightful, knowledgeable, and helpful. Accommodations on the Sailing Home were very comfortable and delicious food was served. Daily biking was through emerald pastures speckled with cows and sheep, beautiful homes and water! You won’t regret it!
Mamabear, Baltimore, MD, United States
Great bike trip
The VBT has this organized extremely well including everything from the barge, staff, food, and bike route. It is as advertized – routes along canals, flat and easy going. Our guides were first class – as expect all would be. The barge staff was fantastic and the food was first class. We highly recommend this trip.
Our first trip to Europe and our first bike trip and it was incredible. VBT made the trip hassle free allowing us to enjoy every moment of our trip. Seeing Europe on a bike is the best way to really see the country. Cycling through small hamlets, farm land and along rivers and canals is magnificent. The barge crew was great, trip leaders were awesome and the food was fantastic as well. A trip of a lifetime and we will return for another VBT trip.
Wonderful time with great tour leaders
Rides well choreographed, beautiful scenery through lovely little towns, which most visitors never see. Rides not too strenuous, with plenty of follow help if need by tour leaders.
Heathbar, Jax, FL
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
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
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