America's #1 Bike Tour Company Introduces Walking Tours

September 28, 2009 | By | Reply More
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Long considered the premier bike touring company based in the USA, Vermont Bike Tours has recently announced the addition of top quality walking tours. VBT has been named one of the top three adventure tour companies on Earth for the past three years by the National Geographic Society, and has been offering quality tours for over 39 years. We’re really excited about this development, because VBT is known for affordable pricing coupled with unsurpassed tour value for the small group travel market.

Walking tours enable participants to see intoxicating panoramas in high definition, with surround sound and aroma-vision. Instead of whizzing along (by car, bus or train) straining to see sights as they whoosh by, travelers on walking tours have the opportunity to savor a region on an intimate basis, taking the time to appreciate cultural nuances and regional insights. Experienced trip leaders open your eyes to local (often overlooked) discoveries. This is the essence of taking the road less traveled, exploring a region on a very personal basis, far from the major tourist routes.

You’ll be happy to know that taking a walking tour doesn’t mean you’ll be exhausting yourself each day, trudging along difficult paths hauling a heavy pack. VBT has chosen five of its most popular touring destinations and planned itineraries that are easy to traverse on foot. A support vehicle accompanies each group to do all the heavy transport and to offer assistance whenever necessary or desired. So you can move out at your own pace or choose to ride as you like. Seasoned guides introduce groups to local artisans, farmers and chefs and the accommodations are selected for their comfort and distinction.

VBT Walking Tours for 2010 include excursions to Tuscany, the Amalfi coast, Provence, Ireland and Peru (Machu Picchu). Rates begin at $2,595 for 10 days and include roundtrip airline tickets, most meals, deluxe accommodations, sightseeing, experienced guides, use of walking poles, and support transport. Unlike similar companies, VBT also includes the current airline fuel surcharges (which can be as high as $450) in the tour price. In fact, VBT invites travelers to ‘Dare to Compare’ their prices with other walking tour companies. They are so confident that their offerings and inclusions offer far more value than other companies, that they offer a free trip guarantee if you find a better deal from a US based walking tour company. Pretty impressive all the way around!!! So take a healthy breath, limber up your joints, and start dreaming about a brisk walk through some of the most gorgeous scenery on Earth. I’ve got my hiking boots all dusted off!

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