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VBT Releases Latest Catalog of Worldwide Bicycling and Walking Vacations

Posted in on Friday, January 31th, 2012

Story by: vbt | Travel Writer

Latest catalog includes six new vacations for 2012 and a $200 special discount offer

BRISTOL, VT — With the release of VBT’s latest catalog of bicycling and walking vacations the Vermont-based company is excited to enter into its 41st year of excellence in providing the highest quality vacations at unsurpassed value.

VBT’s new, comprehensive catalog provides in-depth descriptions and itineraries of their full-line of 39 vacations in 26 countries, including some of their most popular biking trips, Tuscany by the Sea, Puglia: Italy’s Undiscovered Coast and The Czech Republic, Germany & Austria. Along with the catalog’s release, VBT is offering savings of $200 off of all international destinations and $100 off of all U.S. destinations when reserved by February 17, 2012.

Five new 2012 biking vacations are featured in the catalog. Travelers will be guided into a land of stunning medieval villages in Poland: Cycling through the Old World. On VBT’s Bicycling Bordeaux & the River Dordogne vacation, guests will ride and sample their way along country roads and through lush vineyards. Back by traveler demand, Tuscan Hill Towns by Bike makes a return to VBT’s collection of vacations, providing a unique window into one Europe’s most beautiful landscapes. Travelers will enjoy luxury and comfort cycling along the Mekong River in VBT’s Exploring Northern Thailand. And rounding out the 2012 biking lineup, VBT is now offering a domestic bicycling vacation with a maritime flair on Maryland: Cycling the Chesapeake Bay.

Additionally, VBT has rolled out a new walking vacation, Argentina: Walking in Patagonia. On VBT’s latest walking tour, travelers will walk past jagged granite spires, windswept glaciers and sprawling green forests on a vacation that is nothing short of inspiring. Discovery waits around every corner in VBT’s substantial collection of walking getaways, including traveler favorites, The Amalfi Coast & Capri, Peru: Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley and Walking Portugal's Douro River Valley.

“In all my years of travel, I’ve learned that every place, even those that you know well, always have new secrets, and at any time the most ordinary event can turn into a standout moment. With that in mind, each one of our deluxe bicycling and walking vacations are purposely designed to have just the right blend of built-in and serendipitous pleasures. So you never know what to expect – you just know it will be great,” says Gregg Marston, VBT’s President.

VBT enters into 2012 having been rated as one of the World's Best Tour Operators by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine for the second year in row. Making lifetime supporters of many of their travelers, 98% of VBT travelers plan to travel with the company again, and 99% say that they will recommend VBT to their friends.

Founded in 1971 by a Middlebury College professor, VBT offers deluxe, small group bicycling and walking tours worldwide, including destinations in Europe, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Vietnam, Thailand, Peru, Argentina and the U.S.A. Each trip includes all accommodations, many meals, two expert local Trip Leaders, unique sightseeing and cultural activities, and full vehicle support. Unlike other companies, VBT also includes international airfare and air fuel surcharges in its trip cost.

For reservations or more information, and to receive the new 2012 catalog, call 1-800-245-3868 or log on to the company’s website at www.vbt.com.

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