VBT Bicycling Vacations


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Travelers age

18 — 65

Trip prices

$1,545 — 6,245

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VBT Bicycling Vacations Reviews & Ratings

4.9/5  Excellent
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Editoral Review of VBT Bicycling Vacations

VBT Bicycling Vacations offers active adventures around the world. The company was established over 50 years ago, so has lots of experience serving active travelers. It is based in Vermont, USA. Most everything is included in the price, except for a few meals—and that includes use of a customized bike on cycling tours and special packages including international airfare.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

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 community with you. You’ll eat in local restaurants, stay in accommodations that have been family-owned for generations, and visit local homes.

Who Travels With Them?

VBT attracts active adult travelers of all ages but tends to focus on guests over 50. Located in the US, their groups are frequently comprised of American travelers. You will likely travel with a group of like-minded companions who are more concerned with experiencing the destination and breaking a bit of a sweat than dining at the fanciest restaurants.

Where Do They Operate?

VBT sells tours that explore five continents. Some of their most well-known and sought after destinations include Italy, New Zealand, and Croatia. More exotic cycling tours can be found in South Africa and Vietnam.

Why Travel with Them?

Cyclists travel at their own pace during the day, but local trip leaders, turn-by-turn GPS directions, and support vans are always available—and immersive cultural experiences are included. Trips are rated easy to moderate (nothing too strenuous) and biking is usually limited to two to six hours a day. Routes and custom maps are all planned out. Another great feature is the use of E-bikes—bikes with an electronic assist to help you power up any hills you might encounter on the route. Overall, VBT has been doing these types of tours for more than 50 years, and they seem to have it down to a science.

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About the company

Since 1971, VBT has crafted immersive and authentic biking vacations for active travelers. When you travel with VBT, you’re not just another tourist—you’re a traveler. With us, you’ll experience your destination with the help of a local, bilingual trip leader with a passion for sharing their home with you. You’ll eat in local restaurants, stay in accommodations that have been family-owned for generations and cycle through vineyards, olive groves, and medieval villages. 

With VBT, you won’t just visit a place—you’ll immerse yourself in it. You might follow a centuries-old pasta recipe while taking a cooking class in Rome—or learn a folk dance in Croatia, followed by sharing a bottle of locally-produced Grk wine with your new friends. Exploring the world on two wheels lets you experience your surroundings on a deeper level.


VBT offers exceptional value without compromising on quality. Simply put, no other US-based active travel company offers an experience this rich 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.


All you have to do is show up at the airport—we’ll handle the rest! From tour consultants who help you find the perfect vacation to expert local trip 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 transportation and accommodations, and move your luggage between hotels. Our support vans are available to give you a lift up a hill or quickly fix a flat tire. VBT takes care of your travel details and creates unique itineraries so you can relax and enjoy your small-group vacation 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.

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