On a Backroads walking trip or biking trip, everyone is anxious to get started on their adventure tour, but you have to get there first! Lots of our travelers want to know: How do I get to the start of a bike tour or walking tour? Well, it may seem complicated but it doesn’t need to be with help from your Backroads team.
We plan our trips so that they begin and end in towns or cities that are accessible by plane, train, bus or a Backroads shuttle for convenience. When you book your trip, we’ll provide you with a Travel Planner, which will include detailed information about starting and ending times and locations, as well as airport and hotel van transfer locations and other transportation options.
You may want to engage or Travel Desk or your travel agent to help support the planning of arrival and departure, including pre- and post-trip hotels, rental cars or rail tickets.
If you haven’t received your Travel Planner and you’re ready to go ahead and book airfare, a Backroads Trip Consultant can help you with all the trip details you’ll need by. Additionally, if you’d like to drive to the starting location, please check with your Trip Consultant about parking options.
Many of our guests like to extend their Backroads hiking tour or bike tour with a few extra days at a destination either before the adventure tour begins or after it concludes. Backroads has negotiated special hotel rates for our guests who want to extend their trip. Here you can find a list of these hotels grouped by location. Please note that you must book the rooms directly with the hotel (not via a third party website, for example) in order to receive the special rates.
What other questions do you have about beginning or ending your Backroads adventure trip? Please call us at 800-462-2848 daily from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific and we’ll help!