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Explore, discover and connect with the world. Choose from Biking, Hiking, Multisport & Family trips worldwide.

Tom Hale, Backroads founder and president, built Backroads with his passion for exploring the world’s most fascinating places actively. Thirty five years later, each Backroads employee and legions of loyal travelers could not imagine a better way to travel—immersing yourself in the life of a region and exploring hidden corners while enjoying the benefits and enormous satisfaction of traveling under your own power. These are experiences you cannot have behind the wheel of a car, or on a train or a tour bus, or in a few excursions from a cruise ship or a secluded resort. Active travel is, at its heart, a way of connecting more authentically with the world. Sure, Backroads provides superb accommodations and meals, and opportunities you could never arrange on your own. But all of our comprehensive planning and support is aimed at something far simpler: bringing you the immediate, highly personal satisfaction of discovering a new world on your own terms.
Their Tours

Alaska Bike Tour

6 Days
It's the raw immensity of the landscape. As far west as you can go. Youngest state, oldest place. The last frontier - not just a cliché but something you feel in your body. Supernatural things happen in Alaska. Grizzlies roam. Glaciers calve. Moose forage. You ride past rivers named Matanuska ...

Alaska Multisport Tour

6 Days
From land to water to ice. Alaska was made for multisport. You need all the tools you can get - a bike, a kayak, your hiking boots - to understand and experience the incredible terrain. Journey to an extraordinary ice field on the hike of a lifetime. Bike on one of the area's few roads. Kayak ...

Alsace & Black Forest Biking

6 Days
It's full of familiar names like Black Forest, Gewürztraminer, Rhine, Strasbourg and Colmar. But have you ever tasted perfectly chilled Riesling after climbing the steep hills to Ribeauvillé or stopped at a streetside café in 500-year-old Riquewihr? Have you ever watched red clay rooftops of ...

Andalucía Bike Tour

6 Days
With each click of the castanets, you feel it - from flamenco to fiestas, gazpacho to tapas, bodegas to bullrings - the essence of Spain lies squarely in the heart of Andalucía. In this long-ago Moorish stronghold, every romantic sultan's palace, striking cathedral and brilliantly whitewashed ...

Argentina's Lake District Bike Tour

7 Days
Everyone who comes here feels like they're the first. It's an incredible feeling, as if you're on an expedition of one. Arrive on the shores of the Quetrihué Peninsula and stand among arrayán trees over 300 years old. Embark on an epic journey through the Seven Lakes region, and be blown away by ...

Asheville to Greenville Bike Tour

5 Days
"Around every bend, it seems, awaits another enticing vista, whether it's a hawk's eye view of a river valley, a peaceful pasture crowded with cows, or a tree-covered peak," raves Smithsonian. Welcome to the cycling epicenter of the eastern seaboard. And welcome to this incredible trip, a ...

Bali Bike Tour

8 Days
In Bali, it has been said that every Balinese is an artist, whether in painting, dance, woodcarving or textiles. The question is who wouldn't find inspiration amid all this compelling culture and diverse landscape? Lush terraced rice fields, exotic temples neighboring lively villages, busy ...

Belize & Guatemala Multisport

7 Days
Belize and Guatemala will enchant you. From the Maya temples at Tikal to rain forest trails overhung with bromeliads, orchids and sinuous vines. It's a thrill that dives deep - like a plunge into the blue Caribbean - reemerging with every toucan's squawk and howler monkey's roar. You'll feel it ...

Bhutan Multisport

8 Days
Nothing can prepare you for Bhutan. It's like nowhere else you've been. It has a magic about it that's indescribable. The quiet smiles. The natural rhythms of life. The temples that seem to challenge the Himalayas. The mystery of Buddhism. The crisp air. The striking mountains always looming ...

Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour

6 Days
These places move you. Intrigue you. So you want to know more. Not just by what a book or the latest Hollywood epic can tell you, but by witnessing them for yourself. France is full of significant spots, but Brittany and Normandy are different. And you may know the history, but biking along the ...

Brittany & Normandy Family Bike Tour

6 Days
The stories are epic. Action-packed. Exciting. Sprung from a quiet corner of France. So unassuming. Yet the scene of some of history's most heroic acts. Think Vikings. William the Conqueror. Faithful pilgrims. Allies landing. These stories really happened. And you'll know it. When you stand on ...

Bryce & Zion Bike Tour

6 Days
Riders love a challenge. Long climbs. Rugged descents. Switchbacks. And with every worthwhile challenge comes a reward. Yours will be paid in the form of breathtaking canyons, incredible rock formations and a whole lot of downhill. See the setting sun change the landscape before your eyes ...

Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multisport

6 Days
Hovering hoodoos. Walter's Wiggles. Spindly spires. Kids in giggles. Seems right out of Dr. Seuss. But this fantastical world exists. Right here. In the Southwest. You'll rub your eyes. Once. Maybe twice. To believe the whimsical rock formations. The spectacular views. The red and orange and ...

Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multisport

6 Days
You have to wonder. What did the first people think when they saw it? The Grand Canyon. The immensity of the chasm, plunging more than a mile at its deepest. Rocks nearly two billion years old. The vastness of the sun-soaked plateaus. Are the outcrops really those colors? The Colorado River ...

Canadian Rockies Bike Tour

6 Days
Just sky, water, rock and wheels. It seems too simple to be this incredible. Glaciated Rockies soaring thousands of feet above the trees. Air that feels like the purest you've ever breathed. A mountain-lined parkway you'll ride the entire day. Lake Louise, jewel-blue and simply stunning. Bighorn ...

Canadian Rockies Family Multisport Tour

6 Days
Click, click. Check out those giant deer... Wait - they're elk? Cool! What makes the lake so blue? Doesn't even look like real water. Click. Hey you guys! There's a bald eagle in that tree! Just saw a marmot, too. Click, click. I think I see that mountain we climbed yesterday. Mom, Dad: Say ...

Canary Islands Bike Tour

6 Days
You know that list of rides you dream of doing at least once in your life? It’s about to get longer. Because this sun-drenched cluster of islands - to which virtually every European cyclist makes a pilgrimage - is now on your radar. Over six satisfying days, savor some of the finest cycling ...

Chablis & Burgundy Bike Tour

6 Days
There is a special flavor to Burgundy. Yes, it's in the wine, but it transcends everything. It's in the gracious demeanor of the people. It's in the friendly rolling hills and small villages that sit quietly among the vineyards. You feel the rich flavors of Burgundy as you pedal toward the ...

Charleston to Savannah Multisport

6 Days
Sometimes, you just need to slow down. Look around. Take a deep breath. Capture the rich scent of jasmine or striking beauty of a blossoming magnolia. Bike under shady live oaks, draped in Spanish moss. Strike up a conversation, a glass of sweet tea in hand. Kayak, delighting in the majestic ...

China Bike Tour

9 Days
Maybe it's the bike. It's disarming. Friendly. It shows you China in a way you can't see by any other means. Ride by a group of school girls or a farmer in his rice paddy, and it instantly changes China. It's no longer about walls you can see from space or newspaper images of students in front ...

Costa Rica Bike Tour

6 Days
Your wedding day, graduation, the day you got that promotion. What are some of your best days? Well, make space for these five days in Costa Rica. Road bike past scenery so gorgeous you're instantly in love. Greetings from farmers - and howler monkeys! You'll soak in hot springs, dive into cloud ...

Costa Rica Family Multisport

6 Days
eady to treat yourself to an intimate encounter with Mother Nature? Come play with us in Costa Rica! Beloved for its parks, biological reserves and wildlife refuges, this friendly Central American nation protects a larger proportion of its land than any country in the world. On this action ...

Costa Rica Multisport

6 Days
If variety is the spice of life, then Costa Rica is about as piquant as travel destinations come. Take one of the world's most unique volcanoes, add in lush rain forest and palm-studded beaches, and sprinkle with barren lava fields and natural hot springs. The finishing touch? A spread of mind ...

Czech Republic & Austria Biking

6 Days
Prague. It's captivating. It's a trove of sumptuous architecture. And it's only the start of your trip. Trace the gentle contours of the Bohemian landscape on two wheels. Absorb firsthand accounts of the Communist era. And delve into enchanting cities including Tábor and Český Krumlov, a fairy ...

Czech Republic & Austria Family Biking

6 Days
Open up and dive in! To the pages of a Bohemian storybook adventure. Complete with spires, turrets and onion-shaped domes. Medieval castles, sword fighting, Schuhplattler dancers and goulash. Opening scene: Prague. Captivating. Emerging. It's just the start. Bike rides through gentle countryside ...

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