When you dream of your next vacation, do you see yourself lounging around and catching up on some sleep? Or do you imagine going on an adventure and creating an experience that you’ll never forget and sleeping soundly after an active day?
At Backroads, we’re all about active travel and we’ve spent the last 33 years creating trips to destinations around the globe that include biking, hiking and more. Our guests have said our trips offer a complete experience and have helped them connect with a region, a culture, themselves and with their family. That sounds a little better than just sleeping away your vacation, doesn’t it?
Here are some basics about the types of active trips we offer:
Biking Trips – We handpick the most scenic bike tours from the Rocky Mountains to the Tuscan countryside. Our bike trip leaders know the cycling routes with the least traffic and the most terrific stops — like the trattoria where you can lunch al fresco, the olive orchard perfect for a picnic and the best spot to pick wild blueberries.
Multisport Trips – These trips blend biking and walking tours with other fun-filled activities, such as kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, surfing, camel riding and more. While we handle all the logistics and the equipment, you’ll have plenty of time to explore and experience a destination to the fullest.
Walking & Hiking Trips – Our walking tours and hiking trips will immerse you in the culture and natural beauty of a destination. From traditional Andean villages to rain forest trails, when you travel with Backroads, you connect deeply with a region, become part of its everyday life, observe details that typical tourists miss and enjoy spontaneous encounters along the way.