Sometimes the greatest treasures are close to home. VBT’s U.S. bike tours and walking trips reveal the remarkable natural beauty and rich history of the United States from sea to shining sea. Blazing maples and rolling fields surround quaint New England inns where revolutionaries dreamed up a nation. Ochre canyons glow in the desert sunlight where Native Americans carved cave homes. Redwoods reach for the sky as the Pacific surf crashes below. The spectrum of experiences you’ll enjoy in your own back yard – on two wheels or on your own two feet – takes the breath away.
VBT’s United States biking trips and walking tours are carefully crafted to nourish body, mind, and spirit. You can bike through southern cities dripping with Spanish moss or walk along village greens in VBT’s backyard. And there’s really no better way to immerse yourself in our stunning National Parks. Car-free carriage roads make cycling a pleasure in Acadia National Park, where maple and pine forests spill into the Atlantic over rocky shores. Well-trod footpaths in the heart of Yellowstone National Park lead to spectacular Old Faithful and the sprawling Geyser Basin.
On a VBT bicycling vacation, breathe in fresh salt air amidst sweeping sand dunes on old Cape Cod. Coast past emerald-green battlefields where the grand drama of the Civil War unfolded and hear the whisper of the willows as you pass South Carolina’s antebellum plantations. Farther south, waving palms and soft-sand beaches point the way to historic Florida enclaves. And to the west, Napa Valley vineyards lush with vines invite you off the saddle and into the wine tasting rooms.
From coast to coast, discovery beckons along the nation’s great walking paths, too. Stroll through volcanic terrain to New Mexico’s Rio Grande Gorge, then visit art galleries and meet artisans inspired by these very landscapes. In our home state of Vermont, ride your bike across Lake Champlain on a one-of-a-kind rail trail that brings you to the city of Burlington, or soak up rural beauty as you roll through classic New England villages and past rolling farmlands in Addison County.
No matter which American biking or walking vacation you enjoy, you’ll revel in deluxe accommodations. From award-winning resorts to pastoral New England inns dripping with charm, you’ll enjoy fine cuisine, warm welcomes, and a convivial atmosphere fostered by your VBT Trip Leaders. It’s the ideal way to discover just how beautiful America is.
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Nothing compares to a leisurely ride to the shore. And VBT invites you on a reel through two destinations where leisure has taken on new extravagances.
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Get ready to experience the art, tranquility and stunning natural beauty of America’s Southwest! From the saddle of your custom VBT bicycle, you’ll set out across the open desert, surrounded by magnificent mountains and the wide Arizona sky.
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Discoveries abound, by bicycle, on foot, and by kayak, on an active vacation that also allows you to slow down to the easy pace of Southern living.
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For a coastal reel brimming with dramatic vistas, there is no place like Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.
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Compelling history and gracious living merge seamlessly on this laid-back reel through the Old South. You’ll delve into the Civil War and antebellum past as you tour storied battlefields with a local historian and set your own pace on a “Pilgrimage” through historic homes and gardens.
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Before Jamestown and Plymouth Rock there was St. Augustine—America’s first settlement. Spain’s Ponce de Leon ‘discovered’ northern Florida in 1513 and our tour follows the trail of European nations who shaped early America at the dawn of a New World.
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Big. Bold. Beautiful. This is where the Gods go to drink. We bike, feast and imbibe in a cinematic landscape so stunning it brings tears to the eyes, stopping at legendary vineyards to savor such heavenly moments.
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For a picture-postcard reel through Vermont, join VBT in our backyard. With relaxing stays in the charming towns of Middlebury and Vergennes, gently rolling farmland, tiny New England villages, and the scenic shores of Lake Champlain are just a ride away.
The aroma of pine needles and the windblown mist of geysers await your arrival to the walker’s paradise of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
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It can’t get any cooler than the Central Coast with its sprawling vineyards, horse ranches and villages like scandic Solvang and the pretty stagecoach town of Los Olivos. Sunny Santa Barbara is a palm and surf-studded oasis that blossomed around the Spanish Mission, built in the same colonial style as your plush, oceanside hotel.
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Lakeside splendor and rich Vermont history and culture accompany you during exhilarating reels and ferry crossings along Lake Champlain.
This lively Nor’easter is packed with fresh lobster, creamy chowdah and berry scones as you explore the cozy beaches, craggy shoreline and fishing wharves of Mount Desert Island.
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