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Actively Explore the World

Don’t just visit a place—immerse yourself in it. Follow a centuries-old pasta recipe while taking a cooking class in Rome. Learn a folk dance in Krakow and then enjoy a glass of mead with new friends. Cycle through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval town centers. Exploring the world on two wheels lets you experience your surroundings on a deeper level.

VBT takes care of your travel details and creates unique itineraries so you can relax and enjoy your small-group vacations from start to finish. Friendly camaraderie, cultural immersion, and casual comforts are the hallmarks of our vacations. Discover delightful people, beautiful hotels, foreign cultures, and fascinating lifestyles that will enrich your life and provide memories for years to come.


  • Custom VBT bike and helmet
  • Ride with GPS and route notes
  • Local trip leaders
  • Luggage transfers
  • Admission fees to local attractions
  • Cultural activities like cooking classes and guided city tours
  • Specialty transportation like ferry and train rides
  • Accommodations and most meals
  • Your choice of VBT branded gear for your adventure
  • Even more with the Air Package

Activity Level Guide

From independent meal discoveries to route distances at your own pace—your VBT vacation is all about choices that suit your style. Decide how much or how little you wish to ride, opt for social time or quiet, and explore what intrigues you most. The activity chart below will help you choose the perfect trip for you.


Ideal for recreational cyclists and first-time VBT travelers.

  • Average Daily Mileage: 8-22 mi.
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: Up to 3hrs.
  • Average Daily Elevation gain: Up to 1000 feet.

Easy / Moderate

Ideal for active beginners to more experienced riders.

  • Average Daily Mileage: 18-32 mi.
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: Up to 4 hrs.
  • Average Daily Elevation gain: Up to 2200 feet.


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

  • Average Daily Mileage: 26-42 mi.
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: Up to 5 hrs.
  • Average Daily Elevation gain: Up to 3400 feet.

Moderate to Challenging


  • Average Daily Mileage: 36-54 mi.
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: 4-6 hours.
  • Average Daily Elevation gain: 3401 to 4400 feet.



  • Average Daily Mileage: 48-70+ mi.
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: 5-7 hours.
  • Average Daily Elevation gain: Over 4400+ feet.

Choose Your Ride

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Road Bicycle

Road Bikes

For enthusiast cyclists who want high performance with more positioning options.
Step-Through (Mixte Hybrid) Comfort Bicycle 51

Hybrid Bikes

Upright handlebars and wider tires for a smooth, stable ride.
E-Bike 10


Electric-assisted bicycle that provides extra support when needed.

We've Got Your Back

We offer support throughout your journey, from our expert tour consultants—who are eager to help you prepare—to shuttle services, baggage transfers between hotels, and snacks and water along the route. For emergency travel services, our travel assistance partner is just a phone call away.

Meet Your Leaders

Your professional Trip Leaders are bilingual and native to the regions they guide, providing you with insider access and local knowledge. You will also meet locals and friends of VBT who delight in sharing their skills with you, which might include sailors, naturalists, sommeliers, kayak instructors, truffle hunters, professors, artists, tradespeople, and farmers.

Typical Day on the Road

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Active days require nourishment, so we always include a hearty morning meal. Be it a warm croissant with fresh fruit in France, or an apple- or cheese-filled burek pastry with yogurt in Croatia, your choices reflect the bountiful regional cuisine.

Whether you choose the invigorating roads that link the hill towns of Tuscany, or a tranquil ride along the bayside trail of Maryland’s St. Michaels, all VBT routes are bicycle friendly, so ride and explore at your own pace.

Whether you choose the invigorating roads that link the hill towns of Tuscany, or a tranquil ride along the bayside trail of Maryland’s St. Michaels, all VBT routes are bicycle friendly, so ride and explore at your own pace.

Gather for a home-cooked lunch with a gracious Czech family, or arrive at an agriturismo farmhouse for an olive oil tasting and lunch of Tuscan specialties.

Back on your bike, cycle through the white villages of Spain, or encounter the beauty of California’s Russian River Valley.

It’s time for a late-afternoon amble to a local Polish café in medieval Sandomierz. Or perhaps a stroll along the beaches of Sweden’s Öresund..

It’s grand to get together for our included dinners, but we always leave a few meals available so you can try local restaurants on your own. How about handmade spaghetti with mussels and tomatoes in Sicily?

The stars are lovely framed by the sea and rolling hills of Tuscany. Consider a nightcap: a fragrant, ice-cold jenever in The Netherlands or a glass of local red wine on the terrace strung with twinkling lights in Puglia.

Choice, Comfort, and Discovery

Our trips are not run-of-the-mill tours, but creative and unusual itineraries that are crafted with great care and research. Our tour developers are not only route planners, but travel experts and cultural ambassadors who know how to weave the best elements together with the safest routes, sightseeing highlights, travel logistics, and accommodations, so you get the most out of your VBT experience.

VBT tours give you the freedom to make your vacation truly yours. If you’re hiking along the sunny coast and feel like taking a dip in the sea, go for it. A trinket catch your eye in an artisan boutique? Check it out. And while you’re at it, stop to chat with a local along the way. Live your vacation your way.

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