Backroads Named Top Bike Tour Company

Berkeley, CA (October 2012) Backroads, a company that offers hiking and biking tours around the world, received yet another accolade, demonstrating why it's the No. 1 active travel company with the most destinations, itineraries and annual departures in the active vacation industry.

Bike Tour Buzz, an independent resource that provides reviews, recommendations and other resources on cycling vacations, named Backroads to its list of Top Bike Tour Operators.

"Bike tours are a great way to spend a vacation, but up to now, it's been hard to separate the good vendors from the mediocre. We talked to industry insiders to identify some of the very best operators," says Bike Tour Buzz Founder Ted Chan.

Bike Tour Buzz provides recommendations for where to go on a country-by-country basis, as well as tips for the most popular bike tour regions, such as Tuscany, Burgundy and Bordeaux. In addition, the site provides guidance to riders on how to get the most out of a cycling vacation, such as training tips and packing guides.

Backroads has won numerous other awards over the years, including most recently National Geographic Traveler selecting its Iceland Hiking Tour as a Tour of a Lifetime.

About Backroads
Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale. The company has been in business for more than 35 years and hosts thousands of guests in hundreds of locations across the globe, 80% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests. Backroads was named one of the top 100 places to work by Outside magazine in 2014, and is a founding member of the Adventure Collection. For more information, please visit or call 800-462-2848 daily, 6 am - 6 pm, Pacific time.

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