Travel to Costa Rica and Save the Rainforest with VBT Bicycling Vacations

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For guests booking bicycle tours from August 11-25, VBT will make a donation to the Nature Conservancy's Adopt an Acre program, preserving Costa Rica's endangered rainforest.

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Environmental sustainability is central to our business

Travel to Costa Rica in August with VBT Bicycling Vacations and a donation in the guest's name, will be made to the Nature Conservancy's Adopt an Acre program, which supports the preservation of the endangered rainforest on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. This program enhances VBT's continual support of the Costa Rican environment through Green Hotels of Costa Rica, whose properties participate in many conservation programs and are members of C.S.T. (Certification for Sustainable Tourism).

"Environmental sustainability is central to our business," said Gregg Marston, VBT president. "It's one of the reasons why our guests choose bicycle tours to see the world, rather than by bus or car. We're pleased to be playing a role in preserving the Costa Rican rainforest, so that future generations will be able to appreciate its beauty the way VBT guests do now."

Travel to Costa Rica on VBT's tour takes guests through this diverse living landscape, including visits to the active Arenal Volcano, the Monteverde Cloud Forest, a PeHas Blancas river rafting safari, and Amigos Las Aves--a local macaw rescue center. Several of the accommodations on this trip are members of the Green Hotels of Costa Rica, and are dedicated to sustainable tourism practices which educate travelers about local conservation efforts.

VBT Bicycling Vacations was named "Best Biking Outfitter on Earth" in a 2007 survey of more than 200 adventure travel outfitters by National Geographic Adventure magazine. Outfitters were ranked in six categories: education, sustainability, quality of service, spirit of adventure, references, and best overall. VBT emerged as the best overall in the Biking category.

Founded in 1971, VBT Bicycling Vacations offers 30 deluxe bicycle tours in 20 countries worldwide, including destinations in Europe, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, South Africa, Canada and the U.S.A. VBT promises its travelers worldwide bicycling and discovery vacations at the best value, guaranteed. For reservations or more information about VBT Bicycling Vacation's Adventure Costa Rica vacation, call 1-800-245-3868 or log on to the company's web site,

For more information, contact:
Spencer Newman, Marketing Director
802-453-4811 ext. 3414


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