Some trips work well as a self-guided adventure, others are best organized and led by experts. Backroads has been putting trips together around the world for 30 years and we’ve not only assembled a wonderful array of trips in beautiful locations, we’ve also assembled an amazing group of trip leaders around the world.
Our hiring, training and performance management programs are second to none and it shows. We hire only 7-8% of leader applicants. Last year on average, our guests scored our 235 leaders 9.7 out of 10.
Whether you choose a guided biking tour, guided walking tour, or a guided hiking or multisport trip, each adventure is led by three leaders who know the back roads like the backs of their hands. Our leaders have been described as smart, creative, hardworking, funny, motivated, curious and engaged. In short, they’re people you’d want to travel with. Our trip leaders are renowned for their ability to transform a great vacation into an authentic, enriching—and sometimes profoundly life-changing—experience you’d never have on your own.
In addition to trip leaders, we also incorporate local guides on trips to help interpret the local culture and enhance an already amazing tour.
We invite you to read guest reviews about our leaders and submit your own reviews if you’ve experienced their talent firsthand. Come get to know our trip leaders; they’re ready to get to know you!