45 years of leadership in providing deluxe international bicycling and walking vacations at unsurpassed value.
|Mission||We have always sought to help people make connections with each other and the world around them through affordable, accessible and inspirational travel. As such, each of our bicycling and walking vacations are deliberately designed to give you ample opportunity to explore both the landscape and the culture of your desired destination. Quite simply, we’ll bring you closer so that you can “Shake Hands with the World.”|
Founded in 1971, VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations offers over 50 deluxe, small group bicycling and walking vacations worldwide, including destinations throughout Europe, South Africa, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Vietnam, Chile, Peru, Canada and the United States. VBT promises its travelers excellent worldwide discovery vacations with low prices and unsurpassed value.
Travel + Leisure Magazine's Annual World's Best Awards
2017 - Named #8 World's Best Tour Operator
2015 - Named #2 World's Best Tour Operator
2014 - Named #2 World's Best Tour Operator
2013 - Named #4 World's Best Tour Operator
2012 - Named #3 World's Best Tour Operator
2011 - Named #13 World’s Best Tour Operator
2010 - Named #4 World’s Best Tour Operator
French Affairs Award
2014 – Best Niche Tour Operator
2009 – Gold Magellan Award Winner
National Geographic Travel
2015 - 50 Tours of a Lifetime (Holland and Belgium Bike & Barge)
2009 – Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth
2008 – Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth
State of Vermont
2011 – In a special proclamation, Governor Peter Shumlin cites VBT’s four decades of significant contributions to the State of Vermont in the areas of economic development recreational activity and cultural achievement.
2008 – Vermont Champlain Valley & Islands among their “15 Trips We Love”
|Founded||1971 Bristol, VT|
|Products||VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations offers over 50 deluxe, small group Bicycling, Walking and Bike & Barge vacations worldwide. Each trip includes all accommodations, many meals, two expert local Trip Leaders, unique sightseeing and cultural activities, and full van support. Unlike other companies, VBT also includes round-trip international airfare from over 30 U.S. cities and select Canadian cities for all overseas vacations.|