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Walking Vacations

Restore Inner Serenity, Refresh The Soul, And Savor The Smallest Details

Become a globetrotter on a VBT walking tour. Hike ancient footpaths through terraced hillsides, stroll along winding cobblestone streets, and immerse yourself in local culture as one of our Trip Leaders guides you through a walking tour designed just for you. No matter what your speed or activity level, there’s something for experienced walkers and enthusiastic beginners to enjoy.

Savor the smallest details of the natural landscape as you hike along winding trails in the mountains of New Zealand, observe time-honored techniques of pasta-making in Italy, or get a taste of timeless country life in Spain. With a combination of easy terrain, moderate hills, uneven footpaths and downhill slopes, you’ll discover that the least important part of walking is getting from one place to another.

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Walking – What To Expect

  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • Welcome reception
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Spend nights in 4-star hotels and villas
  • 12 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • FREE use of our custom VBT walking poles
  • On-tour vehicle support
  • Round-trip international airfare (with Air Package Plus)
  • Earn 5% Frequent Traveler Credit on this tour to use on a future VBT vacation. See details.

VBT Walking Vacation Rating System

Every VBT vacation is designed to satisfy a wide variety of fitness levels of our travelers. You’ll have choices of routes with varied terrains and distances each day, so you can walk as much or as little as you wish. If you find that your pace differs from one day to the next, or from that of your traveling companion or group, there will always be a suitable route option.


EASY: Relatively flat terrain. Well-kept paths. Fine for even occasional walkers.

  • Average daily distance: 2–6 miles
  • Average daily walking time: Up to 4 hours
Easy to Moderate
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Easy to Moderate

EASY TO MODERATE: Ideal for those who walk for a morning or afternoon on a regular basis. Footing may be on a variety of surfaces. No extended ascents or descents, but some rewarding climbs.

  • Average daily distance: 4–8 miles
  • Average daily walking time: Up to 5 hours

MODERATE: Suitable for experienced walkers who are comfortable with ascents and descents (but no scrambling!). Uneven terrain possible. Elevation gains of up to 2,000 feet.

  • Average daily distance: 6–10 miles
  • Average daily walking time: Up to 6 hours

For All Walks Of Life

A Typical Day Walking

A Typical Day Walking

Whether you walk the Wayfarer Trail along Lake Como, through green meadows by Ireland’s Killarney Lakes, or a quiet byway at Vietnam’s Perfume River, the choice is always yours.

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In Step with VBT

In Step with VBT

With our leisurely approach, choice of routes, and tools of the trail, VBT leads the way so you can walk with confidence.

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Walk with VBT

Walk with VBT

Our Trip Leaders will ensure that you travel at your own pace, experience a more authentic cultural experience, and encourage exploring off the beaten path.

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A perfect blend of nature, exercise, fresh food, culture, and fun, walking vacations with VBT allow you to experience the very best, at the perfect pace. Whether you choose to travel with a group or prefer to fly solo, you are sure to make rich connections and build friendships.

After each day, you’ll be hungry. Fortunately, a bounty of culinary delights awaits you, whether it’s an Argentine steak with a glass of Malbec, a bowl of Vietnamese phô, or a signature VBT picnic. Because at VBT, we treat your dining experience as a vivid, essential, an unforgettable feature of regional heritage and local tradition: cuisine as culture.

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On a VBT active vacation, your lodging is a destination in itself. From a French château to an Austrian shipmaster’s house. Or a self-sustaining eco-lodge, inaccessible by road, set in a verdant, New Zealand national park to an agriturismo farmhouse in Tuscany.

A VBT vacation deftly blends physical activity with cultural interaction and hands-on discovery, rewarding you in so many ways. We’ll introduce you to local people of interest, teach you a bit of the language, provide historical background, and help you truly experience regional life and culture.

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  • ""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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