Why just sit back and watch the 2012 summer Olympics on TV, when you can engage in an “Olympic” adventure Backroads style? You don’t have to be one of the world’s best athletes to enjoy active vacations. Imagine fencing in the Loire Valley on a France cycling tour, scoring a soccer goal on a walking, kayaking and Croatia biking tour, or biking an Ironman course on a hiking and biking Hawaii tour. It’s the stuff of dreams and we can make it come true for you here at Backroads.
Backroads has planned several family friendly adventure vacations that will challenge your inner athlete and appease your need to relax. Plus, where else can you receive a “gold medal” just for vacationing? Customers who book any of our “Olympic” journeys below for travel during July and August 2012 and mention the Olympics will receive a Backroads virtual “gold medal” as a souvenir of the journey.
Backroads specializes in active travel with the most destinations, itineraries and annual departures in active travel. Here are out Olympics, Backroads-style adventures, from which you can choose:
Fencing in the Loire Valley of France – On this six day, five night biking trip, your family will do everything from visit castles and take a fencing lesson, to pedal across the French countryside and sample some of the world’s best chocolate. Oh, and did we mention you’ll get to explore Leonardo da Vinci’s home? C’est magnifique!
Kayak & Play Soccer in Croatia – This multisport trip will have you biking and hiking along the dazzling Damation Coast, island hopping on the Adriatic Sea to swim in sapphire-colored coves, and experiencing history, culture with a healthy dose of medieval architecture. And the “kicker” is that kids can play soccer in nearby Blato followed by a festive pizza dinner.
Cycle the Kona Ironman Triathlon Course in Hawaii – If your family considers itself an “active” family, this particular trip will certainly challenge your inner athlete. Take a surf lesson, hike a 600-foot lava tube and bike along the Big Island’s magnificent coastline, including the famous 30-mile Kona triathlon course along the Kohala coast.
To begin your Olympic journey, please visit www.backroads.com or call us at 800-462-2848, Pacific time. Goal!