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Ecuador, Peru and Argentina & Brazil for Summer & Fall May 2015
What's on your must-do list? Standing above jaw-dropping Machu Picchu, with wispy white clouds floating by and the jagged Andes in the background? Summer and fall are the perfect time to journey to Ecuador, Peru or Argentina & Brazil.
Book Your December Holiday Adventure before Summer Starts! May 2015
We have an amazing lineup of winter adventures—from ice-trekking in Argentina's jaw-dropping Patagonia region to biking an ever-changing panorama of scenery in Spain's Canary Islands. But they won't last long—book before summer gets underway.
France, Spain & Italy: Will it Be Oui or Si This Summer? May 2015
This summer, say YES to a family vacation in Europe! Whether biking from vibrant Barcelona to the sun-drenched beaches of the Costa Brava, soaking up the Tuscan sun or spinning along fertile fields in France's Loire Valley, you can't go wrong on a Backroads family vacation in Europe!
This Summer: Fairy-Tale Castles, Gushing Geysers or Starlit Skies? May 2015
Where will your family be this summer? Pedaling peaceful roads and watching history come to life in the Loire Valley? Watching bison graze where the West is still wild in Yellowstone? Or swapping stories by a roaring fire on a luxurious deluxe family camping trip? All you have to do is choose!
New Blog Post: Master Mike Murphy: An Irish Gem May 2015
Before I arrived in the little town of Kenmare, Backroads' home base in southwestern Ireland, I began to hear stories of one particularly engaging Irishman called Master Mike Murphy—a singing, storytelling Irish gem.
Italy Escapes Just For You! April 2015
From pastel-colored villas clinging to steep cliffs in Positano to Renaissance architecture to the majestic beauty of the Julian Alps, we know Italy like no one else. Let us take you on an insider's journey into one of our favorite places.
See Spain Six Ways This Fall! April 2015
With mild weather and low-season crowds, fall is the perfect time to get away to Spain. From flamboyant Sevilla to centuries-old villages on Mallorca to Costa Brava's white-sand Mediterranean beaches, there's something for every taste.
Alaska: Go North for Summer Adventure April 2015
Dramatic snowcapped peaks. Endless fields of wildflowers. And the chance to spot amazing wildlife. From hiking the remote wilderness of dramatic Kachemak Bay State Park to biking past glaciers and woods in the rugged Copper River Valley, Alaska offers unlimited opportunities for adventure.
Croatia's Dalmatian Coast: Your Mediterranean Family Escape April 2015
Croatia's reborn Dalmatian Coast is the perfect place to explore by bike, on foot and in a kayak. Beauty that rivals the French Riviera is yours to enjoy with none of the crowds. Pack your swimsuits and get ready for a trip you and your family will never forget.
The Rocky Mountains: Alpine Beauty, Cowboy Culture & Family Fun April 2015
A 3,000-mile spine of magnificent peaks, massive ice fields, pristine mountain lakes and broad valleys, the Rocky Mountains never cease to inspire. Tackle white-water rapids on the Athabasca River, see Yellowstone's iconic geysers, spot bald eagles in Glacier National Park on a family adventure in the Rockies.
Escape To The Tropics This Summer April 2015
If the dry summer heat has you longing for lusher landscapes, then look no further than Costa Rica or Hawaii. Pack your bathing suit and get ready to kayak across crystalline waters, spot stunning tropical wildlife and relax on spectacular beaches!
Loire and Provence: Explore France's Classic Regions April 2015
Whether you're pedaling past Provence's rolling hills and rustic villages or reveling in the Loire Valley's manicured gardens and majestic châteaux, there's no mistaking these quintessentially French regions.
Czech It Out: It's AU-some! April 2015
Dive into the pages of a Bohemian storybook adventure. Complete with medieval castles, sword fighting, Schuhplattler dancers and goulash, our captivating journey from Prague to Austria is an adventure your family will never forget!
France's Loire Valley: Family Fun, Castles and Countryside April 2015
This summer see France's Loire Valley at its fun-loving, family-friendly best! There's easygoing biking through an idyllic landscape of grapevines, fruit trees, fields and rivers. Looking for an adventure with your older teens and 20-somethings? Check out our Family Breakaway Trips.
Croatia’s Best-Kept Secret March 2015
Sapphire waters to your left. Centuries-old cobblestones beneath your feet. Sun-drenched islands on the horizon. Croatia's Dalmatian Coast is a little-known treasure with all the dazzle of the French Riviera and none of the crowds.
Trips for Singles Departing Soon! You In? March 2015
Ready to get away? Check out our amazing lineup of trips just for single and solo travelers departing soon! You could be packing your bags for an adventure along with a fun group of like-minded explorers.
Crater Lake and More March 2015
From Oregon's summer sunshine to western Canada's pristine coastline, the Pacific Northwest is a playground for outdoors enthusiasts of all ages.
Singles-Solos: Find Your Fellow Travelers March 2015
Like us on Facebook and connect with thousands of like-minded adventure-seekers! You can also follow us on Twitter for the latest Backroads news and check out our Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube channel for tons of travel inspiration!
Discover Santa Barbara & Ojai Valley February 2015
Our new Santa Barbara & Ojai Valley Biking Trip pairs the best of biking with the best of everything else. California sun. A foodie's paradise. Sand, wine and all that Santa Barbara can offer.
Singles-Solos Departing Now! February 2015
Spring is just around the corner and Backroads has a host of exciting getaways just for Single and Solo travelers departing now! All you have to do is pack!
Warm Up This Winter! February 2015
If bundling up and shoveling snow have got you yearning for sunshine and sandy beaches, now is the time to cure your winter woes with a Backroads getaway!
Singles-Solos Camping! February 2015
Imagine waking up to the smell of coffee and fueling up on a freshly made frittata with a group of like-minded travelers. Now imagine that all the camp chores, cooking and logistics are taken care of, so you're free to enjoy the day. This is camping Backroads-style.
Discover Holland & Belgium February 2015
Two Captivating Countries in one amazing trip! All that's missing is you or your family. Discover a welcoming bike culture, the charm of the pastoral Dutch countryside and the romantic beauty of Bruges.
Book Your 2015 Private Getaway! February 2015
It's not too late to gather your group for an amazing adventure together in 2015! We still have departures to more than 90 incredible destinations available for your private getaway—but these popular trips are getting snapped up fast!
Gear Up for the Ride of Your Life! February 2015
Our Spring Training Bike Tours feature longer routes crafted to maximize base miles for riders who want a bigger challenge—plus the awe-inspiring sights, amazing accommodations and unrivaled support that you've come to expect from Backroads.
Discover Sweden & Denmark January 2015
It's no accident that Sweden & Denmark boast some of the best urban biking landscapes in the world. Toss in some warm and happy locals, magnificent castles, innovative and delicious New Nordic cuisine and you or your family just might have the perfect trip.
Singles & Solos—Departing Soon! January 2015
Don't wait until summer to think about your travel plans. You could be sampling wines in Tuscany or marveling at iconic temples in Myanmar with a fun group of like-minded travelers in no time!
Your European Adventure Awaits! January 2015
If you've been dreaming of a European escape, now is the time to make that dream a reality! Shake off the winter blues with a spectacular springtime getaway or give your family an adventure they'll never forget—all in one extraordinary trip!
Making a list of New Year's resolutions? December 2014
What's on your list for 2015? What's on your family's list? Here are our top trips so far for 2015. Put one at the top of your list and make 2015 the year you go active!
Singles-Solos: 2015 Is Your Year, December 2014
What's on your list for 2015? Exploring a new corner of the world? Making a pilgrimage to your all-time favorite place? Make 2015 the year you do it with a group of like-minded Singles and Solos on one of our spectacular trips just for you!
Discover Brittany & Normandy by Bike, December 2014
From iconic World War II battle sites to gently rolling farmland and windswept coastal cliffs, Brittany & Normandy enchant visitors with an uncommon blend of history and natural beauty.