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The Netherlands Bike & Boat: Springtime in Holland, Aboard the Lena Maria
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
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Premium - 4 star
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Strenuous
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Highlights

  • Learn how historic windmills work and how they are used to reclaim land called “polders.”
  • View rare and historic flower bulbs at the flower garden museum, Hortus Bulborum.
  • Explore the living catalogue of spring flowers at Keukenhof Gardens.
  • Explore Holland’s “Green Heart,” a rural and peaceful nature zone.
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Maine: Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Extreme
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

  • Ride along Rockefeller’s historic, car-free carriage roads through Acadia National Park
  • Browse Bar Harbor’s enticing shops, art galleries, and seafood bars
  • Ride through a refreshing and unspoiled landscape of rugged coastline, forested coves, and idyllic fishing harbors
  • Pause at Jordan Pond’s pristine waters reflecting the beautiful curves of the Bubbles, two of Acadia’s distinctive small peaks
  • Sample the Pine State’s famous mouth-watering scones, pies, cobblers, and martinis infused with Maine blueberries
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Croatia Bike & Boat: Split & the Dalmatian Islands, Aboard the Jadranska Kraljica
4.9/5 Excellent
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Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Extreme
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

  • Explore the medieval fortress and fascinating fishing museum in the tiny village of Komiža on the island of Vis.
  • Cycle into historic cities central to the past and culture of the Dalmatian Islands: Korčula, Hvar, Jelsa, Stari Grad, Postira, Pučišća.
  • Learn some Croatian cooking tips during a demonstration with your onboard chef—and savor the results for dinner.
  • Visit one of the last remaining stonecutters’ schools, on the island of Brač.
  • Taste unique Dalmatian wines in one of the well-known local wineries.
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Italy: The Dolomites, Bolzano to Ora
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

  • Cycle from one small alpine city to another, taking in rich cultures steeped in remarkable histories.
  • Ride the diverse landscapes of the Dolomites, from vineyard-blanketed hills, emerald-green valleys, and sylvan forests to dramatic foothills and a 7,000-foot mountain pass.
  • Coast down a mountainside from Pordoi Pass, navigating 33 switchbacks as you descend for six miles along roads made famous by Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi.
  • Revel in some of Europe’s best-maintained bike paths, stellar routes that comprise 90% of this itinerary.
  • Sample the culinary delights of South Tyrol, from alpine cheeses and speck (cured ham) to pinot noirs along the Wine Route.
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Georgia & Florida: Jekyll Island & St. Augustine
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

  • Cycle past the sprawling beaches, grand “cottages,” and historic ruins of Jekyll Island.
  • Navigate your kayak through a salt marsh preserve in search of eagles, otters, and dolphins.
  • Visit the scene-stealing St. Augustine Lighthouse and the nearby pristine four-mile beach of Anastasia State Park.
  • Embark on a sunset cruise on the Schooner Freedom, a fine testament to Civil War blockade runners.
  • Cycle the farmlands of St. John’s County, pedaling past potato and cabbage fields, small farming communities, and the tranquil St. John’s River.
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Spain & Portugal: Coastal Camino de Santiago
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Strenuous
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Highlights

  • Tour two historic treasures of Santiago de Compostela—the Hostal dos Reis Católicos and the splendidly ornate cathedral, the city’s revered pilgrimage site.
  • Cycle the scenic Portuguese Coastal Camino de Santiago, perhaps passing pilgrims along the way.
  • Taste the most prestigious wines of the region: Spain’s albariño in Rías Baixas and Portugal’s vinho verde.
  • Enjoy lunch as honored guests at a Portuguese Count’s elegant manor house.
  • Board a traditional fishing boat and pick shellfish with a local “Sea Woman” in the heart of Galicia’s seafood tradition.
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Spain: Girona & Costa Brava
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Strenuous
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

  • Learn about the personal life of artist Salvador Dalí during a visit to Púbol Castle.
  • Pedal a rural landscape past fields of sunflowers, fruit orchards, and rice fields.
  • Enjoy lunch at a typical mas—a small Catalonian farmhouse—featuring dishes crafted from our hosts’ organic farm.
  • Admire one of the finest amphitheaters outside of Rome on a guided audio tour of the Greek and Roman ruins of Empúries.
  • Enjoy a scenic private cruise along the Costa Brava.
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Colorado: Aspen to Vail, Valleys of the Rockies
4.9/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Strenuous
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Full schedule

Highlights

  • Ride among alpine peaks and breathe bracingly clean air as you discover the majestic beauty of the Colorado Rockies
  • Enjoy easy, hand-selected routes that take advantage of descending canyons, valley floors, recreational trails, and paved bike paths
  • Marvel at the breathtaking views of “The Bells,” twin 14,000-foot summits mirrored in sublime reflection at Maroon Lake
  • Cycle the gradual descent through the Roaring Fork Valley on the car-free Rio Grande Trail from Aspen to Glenwood Springs
  • Learn about early settlers and the history of the 19th-century Colorado Silver Boom during an interpretive walk through a deserted mining town
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Shep

Oct 2015

Very Best Tour!

Just finished the Wine Country Tour.......our 3rd tour with VBT!!!! The scenery was fabulous, as was every other aspect of the tour....our guides Dan & Diana did...

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Luisana

Oct 2015

Close to Perfect!

I just came back from a bike tour to Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. Everything was very well organized and planned. Nothing is perfect but this active/adventur...

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Dave F

Oct 2015

Loved the biking tour of VBT!

Just returned from an incredible Dolomite biking trip with VBT. Hotel properties were exceptional. 2 highly outstanding and professional Trip Leaders, Stefano and Ma...

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GBG

Oct 2015

Phenomenal.

The Tuscan Coast Tour, starting mid September was a phenomenal excursion. The guides Franco and Christian, were experts in cycling, language, culture, and good humor...

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Donna

Oct 2015

Great experience!

Just returned from a fabulous walking vacation in New Zealand's South Island. Our guides Jan and Ross were the best ever! I can't say enough about the great choices ...

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