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VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations

4.9 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1971
Headquarters
  • Bristol, Vermont, USA
Trips
  • 7

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VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

4.9 out of 5
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absorbing March 2021

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Poland is fascinating. Warsaw and Krakow, especially are fantastic cities with staggering historical stories and modern vibrancy. Biking through the country side and staying in scenic villages is enthralling and extremely pleasant. Our trip leaders were extraordinary. Cheerful, expert, thoroughly knowledgeable about what we were experiencing. They always exerted extra effort to make our trip outstanding.
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Cultural Enrichment at its Finest! March 2021

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The exquisite beauty of this country is astonishing. I love cycling in every country I’ve been to. You really feel and see the local way of life. I enjoy experiencing local culture up close and with local guides.
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Southern Charm and History Abounds March 2021

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This VBT trip exceeded expectations. The mansions we stayed in were stunningly beautiful, and the rides along the Natchez Trace were lovely and well paced. Of special note, was the day riding through the Vicksburg National Park and seeing all the monuments and learning about the battle of Vicksburg. The guides and extra activities were marvelous, as were the meals and friendly folks we rode with and met along the trail.
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Way better than hoped March 2021

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had such a wonderful bike tour in the Mosel. We enjoyed our fellow bikers. The barge was welcoming, clean and comfortable. The guides were capable, knowledgeable about the area, anxious to make sure that each of us was comfortable on our bikes, and very funny. The crew was ready, willing and more than able to assure our safety, take care of our onboard needs and feed us delicious and beautifully presented food Also, they were so much fun. No Kidding. Even the weather cooperated. Did I mention the worth while side trips? And picture-perfect German towns?
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Awesome, memorable vacation March 2021

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Cruising on the barge gives a great overview of the breathtaking scenery. Then diving into the countryside gets you up close to the people, sight, sounds, and smells – a sensory experience, not just a glimpse from a bus or car.
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Fill your senses and your brain March 2021

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This was, by far, the best VBT I’ve taken (and the rest have been great). Peru is physically gorgeous. The guides (a notch above excellent) spoke eloquently about the history, culture and geography of the country. We had local experiences that we never would have had if we had attempted this trip on our own. The food was outstanding and our lodgings were quite nice. We saw amazing sites (an agricultural experimentation station from the 1500s) and learned so much (the Incas were an extraordinarily accomplished group). Highly recommended!
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From VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations

VBT is ideal for travelers interested in an invigorating and immersive vacation with like-minded fellow explorers. Our small-group Bicycling Vacations include two local trip leaders, unique sightseeing and cultural activities, and full vehicle support. VBT also offers Self-Guided Biking vacations with detailed route notes and a 24/7 support system. Additionally, VBT includes roundtrip international airfare from over 30 North American cities for all overseas vacations. VBT has won Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Awards for nine years.

We’ve Got Your Back

All you have to do is show up at the airport—we’ll handle the rest from there! From our tour consultants who help you find the perfect vacation to our expert local leaders who show you the best place for gelato, we take care of all the little details that make your trip memorable. We book your flights, arrange all your transfers and accommodations, and transport your bags between hotels. Our support vans are available to give you a lift up a hill or quickly fix a flat tire.

Travel like a local.

When you travel with VBT, you’re not just another tourist. You get to experience a destination with the help of a local, bilingual leader who is passionate about sharing their home with you. You’ll eat in local restaurants, stay in accommodations that have been family-owned for generations, and learn to make pasta with an Italian grandmother.

Spend less, experience more.

VBT offers exceptional value without compromising on quality. Simply put, no other US-based active travel company offers a comparably rich experience for such a reasonable price. On our tours, you can see more sights, have more local experiences, and enjoy more delicious, authentic meals—all while staying in high quality, boutique hotels and charming, family-run inns.

 

98% of our travelers say they would travel with us again.

VBT has been a leader in the travel industry for over 45 years. From our home in Vermont, we help thousands of people explore the world each year. Travel + Leisure magazine has recognized us as winners of their World’s Best Awards eight times. There’s a reason we’ve been around for so long—once someone travels with us they can’t wait to join us on another adventure, and another, and another…

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Awards:

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12 days
Small group tour
Comfort (4*)
Physical :
From: $ 4,195

Highlights

  • Unpack just once, then cruise for seven nights by private canal barge
  • Experience the countryside up close, as only a barge-and-bike tour allows
  • Learn the art of silversmithing during a private demonstration
  • Immerse yourself in local life as you visit a family in their home
  • Admire Holland’s iconic, 19th-century windmills
  • Picnic alongside historic locks
  • Discover Bruges, one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe
  • Take a guided boat excursion to the center of Ghent
  • Sip authentic Belgian beer
  • Enjoy attentive service aboard our private barge
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8 days
Small group tour
Luxury (5*)
Physical :
From: $ 3,195

Highlights

  • Trace footsteps of the Inca in the astounding Sacred Valley
  • Approach Machu from above, and peer down at the ancient wonder from the “Sun Gate”
  • Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hike a stretch of the Inca Trail
  • Shop at a local market and get to know the locals with the help of your Trip Leaders
  • Browse local crafts and art work at the artists' galleries of Cusco
  • Spend a day walking the historic streets of Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take part in a tasty tradition by enjoying a glass of the native corn beer, at a local chicheria
  • Explore Machu Picchu at dusk and day break to avoid the crowds
  • Unwind at luxurious and environmentally-conscious accommodations
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