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Biking Vacations 

Strap On Your Helmet, Strap In For Adventure

Whether you’re cycling along breathtaking scenic routes in our home state of Vermont or delving into history in ancient hilltop castles in Europe, a VBT biking tour is sure to open your mind and expose you to unfathomable delights.

Let our Trip Leaders guide you through some of the most beautiful, historical, and culturally-rich areas in the world, as you immerse yourself in their local customs and culinary delights. With so many trips to choose from, there is something for every taste.

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Biking – What To Expect

  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Admire panoramic views and a picnic lunch
  • Spend nights in 4-star historic hotels, country villas, and châteaux
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Round-trip international airfare (with Air Package Plus)
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • FREE use of a bicycle and helmet
  • FREE VBT branded water bottle
  • Exclusive VBT extras like an Italian language lesson, a lecture by a local art historian, or a wine tasting
  • VBT van support shuttle, available for those who need assistance
  • Earn 5% Frequent Traveler Credit on this tour to use on a future VBT vacation. See details.

VBT Bicycling Rating Guide

Every VBT vacation is designed to meet the wide variety of fitness levels of our travelers. Each day offers multiple mileage and time options—the choice is yours.


EASY: Perfect for those trying a bike vacation for the first time

  • Average daily mileage: 15-35 miles
  • Average daily cycling time: Up to 4 hours
Easy to Moderate
Easy to
Easy to Moderate

EASY TO MODERATE: Ideal for energetic beginners to more experienced riders

  • Average daily mileage: 20-40 miles
  • Average daily cycling time: Up to 5 hours

MODERATE: Terrain includes more hills. Longer distance options can be very rewarding for those who cycle regularly.

  • Average daily mileage: 25-60 miles
  • Average daily cycling time: Up to 6 hours
Moderate to Challenging
Moderate to
Moderate to Challenging

MODERATE TO CHALLENGING: A full range of terrain mixed with moderate and challenging hills. Ideal for experienced cyclists. 

  • Average daily mileage: 25-60 miles
  • Average daily cycling time: Up to 6 hours

Watch The World Roll By

Costa Rica Biking

A Typical Biking Day

Starting with a locally-sourced, hearty breakfast, tours cycle the world’s most beautiful landscapes, and get immersed in the culture of the area—all at just the right pace.

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Bikers Gather for their Bike and Barge Tour

Our Bikes

Ready for you when you arrive, your VBT bicycle has been outfitted to give the most comfortable ride. We use our own bikes to spare you the expense and the risk of damage of shipping your own bike. Our support team will make sure that your bike is adjusted to give you maximum comfort and performance.

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Isis Barge for Heart of Europe Bike and Barge Tour

Barge & Sail Vacations

The ultimate in comfort and convenience, bike and barge travel transports you through some of Europe’s most art- and history-rich destinations, and most fascinating cultures, easily and comfortably. Plus, by combining cruising and cycling, you can cover more territory than on your bicycle alone.

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Need More Reasons To Try A Biking Vacation?

Great biking paths in Poland

VBT offers everything for the adventurous traveler, all at the highest quality for an unsurpassed value. Our prices are lower than any other active-vacation tour company in the travel business, and we give you more for your money—without sacrificing quality. Why overpay when you can enjoy outstanding quality that is both affordable and more comprehensive?

Unlike our competitors, we include nearly everything for one low price, with no last-minute “extras” to boost your cost. We continually fine-tune our routes and itineraries, quality check our accommodations, and ensure that your high standards are being met at every step of your vacation.

UNESCO trulli house, Alberobello, Puglia Bike tour

There’s nothing like traveling with a local to get the most out of your new destination: That’s why every VBT vacation is guided by two Trip Leaders who are local to the region. A fascinating blend of tour guide, coach, driver, and caregiver, your Trip Leaders will delight you with their detailed knowledge of customs and cuisine, knack for bringing you closer to your traveling companions, and unflappable good cheer.

Plus, we listen carefully to what you tell us. Your helpful survey answers and creative suggestions let us know exactly how to keep improving. The results are dramatic. VBT quality ratings are at the highest in the company’s history—87.5% of VBT travelers rate their trip experience “Excellent.”

Travel+Leisure 2018 World's Best Awards Logo Over 98% of Travelers Tell Us
They Plan to Travel Again with VBT

  • ""This was my first biking vacation ever. It definitely will not be my last! Puglia was beautiful, the biking was just challenging enough to be both enjoyable and a workout, and our guides (Marco and Martin) were just the best! The highlights for me were: the masserie, the prosecco/wine, the incredible dinners, the priceless views, all my new friends, and the olive oil of course! I also highly recommend the Rome post tour...what a fun and romantic city!”"
    Puglia ReviewerShannon Virginia
  • ""Our first VBT vacation and my wife and I loved it. Didn't know what to expect so every day was exciting. We were led by two VBT guides that were outstanding. My favorite part was bicycling through the vineyards - 360 degrees of beauty. Food was very good and the group members that randomly came together were a lot of fun. We added on Paris at the end - well worth it and a great way to end a fantastic vacation.""
    Stephen our Burgundy Bike Tour guestDavid Colorado
  • ""We cannot recommend this trip highly enough. Croatia is stunning. We went the first week of September--perfect as the crowds had gone but it was still in high 70s. The biking usually ended with or included a swim in the crystal clear aqua Adriatic. Our leaders were outstanding--went way above and beyond-- and our group was all incredibly nice people. Memories to last a lifetime--outstanding in every way!!""
    Liz a guest on our Croatia tourLiz Idaho

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