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Private Turn-Key Vacations with Biking Excursions

Enjoy a customized private experience.

 

> You control when you start, where you stop, and how you spend your time

> Insider recommendations on everything from museums to bars and restaurants

> The comfort of a local host who’s only a phone call away

Seasoned experts handle the details for you.

 

> Local expertise on where to ride, where to stop, and what you just can’t miss

> A dedicated on-the-ground team to find, vet, and reserve the best inns and hotels

> Turn-by-turn voice navigation for perfect rides every day

> Seamless luggage transportation from hotel to hotel while you ride

 

Custom bikes at your destination.

 

> Choose from a variety of styles, including e-bikes

> Arrive to find a bike perfectly sized for you ready to go

> A team of mechanics ensure that your bike is in tip-top shape

> Everything you need to stay on the road: from patch kits to 24/7 emergency support

 

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Our Self-Guided Tours

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Self-Guided Tour Inclusions

  • Welcome orientation and bike fitting with local host
  • Custom VBT bike, helmet, and bike bag
  • 24/7 support system (a combination of your VBT local host and travel assistance hotline)
  • VBT Road Book with insider destination information like restaurant recommendations and points of interest
  • Boutique accommodations in town centers for easy exploring and resupplying
  • Breakfast every morning at your hotel to fuel you for the day’s ride
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Ride with GPS voice navigation and printed daily route notes
  • Flat kit and multi-tool
  • Even more with Self-Guided Air+

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.

Easy

Ideal for recreational cyclists and first-time VBT travelers.

  • Average Daily Mileage: 15-35 mi.
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: Up to 4 hrs.

Easy / Moderate

Ideal for active beginners to more experienced riders.

  • Average Daily Mileage: 20-40 mi.
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: Up to 5 hrs.

Moderate

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

  • Average Daily Mileage: 25-60 mi.
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: Up to 6 hrs.

Moderate / Challenging

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

  • Average Daily Mileage: 25-60 mi.
  • Average Daily Cycling Time: Up to 6 hrs.

A Day on the Road of a Self-Guided Tour

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You have a full day of exploring ahead of you, so you’ll want to fuel up with your included morning meal. Whether it’s a full English breakfast in the Cotswolds or fresh fruit and a cappuccino by the seaside in Italy, you’ll start every day off with delicious regional cuisine.

Linger over your breakfast or get an early start, the day’s schedule is up to you! Begin your ride in a charming Portguese village or take off along the coast of Vancouver Island; wherever your adventure takes you, you have the freedom to ride and explore at your own pace.

Pause in a small town to explore a charming boutique, or hop off your bike to take a quick dip in the sea. You choose when to stop and explore and when to push on to your next destination.

Arrive in town and head to the restaurant recommended for lunch in your Road Book, or find a quiet spot to pull over and enjoy the view while eating your packed lunch.

Back on your bike, cycle through picturesque English countryside, or encounter the beauty of charming medieval villages on the Costa Brava.

It’s time for a late-afternoon snack, perhaps a delicious pastel de nata in Portugal or high tea in the Cotswolds if you’re feeling fancy!

Check your Road Book again to find a hidden gem of a restaurant for dinner. Relax over a bottle of wine and a delicious, locally sourced meal.

Head out for an after-dinner drink in town, enjoy an evening passeggiata, or go to bed early so you can hit the ground running in the morning, your evening plans are entirely up to you.



On a Self-Guided Tour you follow your own schedule, starting and stopping whenever you want—maybe to picnic on those cheeses and fresh bread you bought at the market or to explore an ancient castle half-hidden behind the trees. Embrace your independence on a biking vacation with no guides, while still relaxing fully, knowing every detail is taken care of. Enjoy all the freedom with none of the planning—the ideal vacation for independent travelers who want to experience a destination on their own timetable.

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