Backroads Active Travel Rolls Out 2015 Trips and New Ways to Travel and Explore

New River Cruise Biking, Active Gourmet, Snow Adventures and Insider Tours Along with Expanded Locations including Berlin-Dresden, the Danube River and More

Berkeley, CA (August 19, 2014) While many are enjoying the last lazy days of summer, Backroads, the world's leading active travel company, is gearing up for an exciting 2015 with the launch of more than 25 new trips. Today, Backroads unveiled nine new biking trips, and six new multisport and five new walking & hiking trips for the 2015 season, as well as introduced new options for active travel including river cruise biking trips, active gourmet trips, mother-daughter trips, snow adventures and spring training biking. And Backroads more than tripled the offering on their Family Breakaway trips—for families with older teens and 20-somethings.

For people interested in choosing an active travel experience, Backroads prides itself on providing the most options to meet the personalized needs and interests of its many guests. This season, Backroads is expanding its offerings with several new ways to travel including Active Gourmet trips, where travelers walk or bike amid a region's natural landscape and then enjoy an epicurean experience alongside local chefs, and Danube River Cruise Biking, a one-of-a-kind biking trip from Prague to Budapest along the famed Danube River with a luxurious river ship as home base.

Backroads has also added a new Snow Adventure trip, challenging Spring Training bike conditioning trips, special Mother-Daughter getaways and Insider trips with more of an emphasis on cultural activity.

"As a leader in the active travel industry for more than 35 years, we are always looking to raise the bar with new trips and adventures for our guests; our 2015 new trip lineup is doing just that," said Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale. "On all Backroads trips, we provide multiple options for each day making it easy for our guests to enjoy a personalized travel experience that offers choices and flexibility for a range of abilities and varying travel or cultural interests."

New Biking Tours
Backroads biking tours are some of the most popular vacation experiences and this year the company has developed nine all-new biking tours offering a wide range of breathtaking scenery and interesting new locales. New tours include:


New Multisport Tours
For those seeking a bit more variety, Backroads has also earned rave reviews for its multisport tours combining activities to suit the trip such as biking, kayaking, hiking and walking. For the upcoming travel season, Backroads has unveiled six new tours for the ultimate up close and personal adventure experience. New multisport tours include:


New Insider Tours
Backroads Insider Trips offer cultural and scenic explorations with all of the ingredients of a more active itinerary while easing up on the amount of walking. New Insider Trips include:


Mother-Daughter Tours
Mothers and adult daughters of any age can celebrate Mother's Day together with special Mother-Daughter Trips in the U.S., Italy and France. New Mother-Daughter trips include:


Cyclists looking to shape up and get their cycling legs back for the upcoming riding season can join other like-minded riders on Spring Training Trips featuring longer routes with challenging hills to help with conditioning, all set amid spectacular landscapes. New Spring Training Trips include: the California Wine Country, the Carolinas (Asheville to Greenville), Canary Islands, Mallorca and Hawaii.

Backroads offers more than 74 winter adventure trips and is currently booking for winter 2015 and beyond. For complete information on new Backroads 2015 trips visit www.Backroads.com.

More Information
Backroads, founded in 1979 by Tom Hale, offers the most destinations, itineraries and annual departures in the active travel industry. 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 become repeat guests or referrals. Backroads was named one of the top 100 places to work by Outside magazine in 2013, and is a founding member of the Adventure Collection. For more information, please visit www.backroads.com or call 800-462-2848 daily, 6 am - 6 pm, Pacific Time.

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