Backroads Media Center: Press Releases

May 2015

No Reservation, No Problem: Visit National Parks with Backroads for Summer 2015

Backroads, the world's leading active travel company, announced that procrastinators and opportunists still have an option to book an active travel vacation to one of the popular U. S. National Parks this summer. While many destinations have been sold out for months, guests traveling with Backroads can enjoy a fully planned trip with all the details taken care of including park lodges, camping, hiking, and biking in the stunning beauty of the national parks.

March 2015

AmaWaterways and Backroads Bring Active Adventure Tours to River Cruising

AmaWaterways and Backroads today announced a strategic brand alliance bringing active adventure biking, walking and hiking journeys to the world's most renowned river cruise destinations. Rooted in the companies' shared philosophy of providing best-in-class service and authentic upscale travel experiences, the alliance will kick off with 20 Danube River sailings in 2015 and expand throughout Europe and Asia in 2016.

December 2014

Backroads Announces Top Trending Tour Destinations for 2015

Backroads, the world's number one active travel company, today unveiled its top active travel locations and trends for 2015 based on early demand and booking information. With everything from tulips and sparkling champagne to scenic rivers and rich history, European tours are on the rise for the coming year.

October 2014

Backroads Rolls Out New Specialized Bikes in 2015

Backroads, the world's leading active travel company and Specialized announced today that they are extending their partnership in 2015 and rolling out a new fleet of Specialized bicycles as upgrades available on all Backroads cycling tours in Europe, North America and Hawaii.

August 2014

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

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, snow adventures and spring training biking.

June 2014

Three New Winter Escape Trips

While summer is just around the corner, it's not too early to start planning a hot winter vacation in snowcapped solitude or warm winter sunshine. Backroads, the world's leading active travel company, today unveiled three new vacation trips for the upcoming winter season...

April 2014

Top Five Summer Trips for Family Adventure

For families interested in summer fun in the national parks rather than amusement parks, Backroads—the leading active travel company—offers exciting travel experiences for families of all sizes and ages.

January 2014

Top Five Romantic Destinations in Honor of Valentine's Day

While popular television shows Survivor and The Amazing Race have shown romance blooming in exotic locales, Backroads, the leading active travel company, offers exciting travel experiences all over the world for everyday romantics of all ages.

December 2013

Backroads Forecasts Top Active Travel Destinations for 2014

France's Loire Valley tops international locations. Asheville to Greenville, and Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks lead in U.S. travel.

October 2013

Backroads Kicks Off 2014 with New and Expanded Trip Options and an All-New Bike Fleet

After 35 years as the world's premiere active travel company, Backroads is celebrating its milestone year by unveiling an array of new travel offerings and an all-new bike fleet!

September 2013

Backroads Celebrates Record-Breaking Year

Backroads hits exciting milestones in 2013, with 1,800 scheduled departures, 500 office staff and trip leaders, 22,500 projected guests and record-breaking sales.

July 2013

Introducing Family Breakaway Trips: Big adventures for families with older teens and 20-somethings

We realize families with older teens and 20-somethings have different interests, needs, and schedules than younger families. Accordingly, Family Breakaway is different than anything we've ever done before.

Backroads is buzzing—140 new Trip Leaders released into the field by July 2013

If you've ever travelled with Backroads, you know that our trips are exquisite symphonies, obsessively researched and perfectly executed. We recruit, train, and deploy top talent to make this happen.

Backroads introduces ebikes—for more get up and GO!

Backroads now offers electronic assist bikes—ebikes—on most of its North American, European, and Hawaiian cycling trips, making it even easier to take a Backroads trip than ever before. When you ride an ebike, it's like having an extra pair of legs or a fairy godmother.

June 2013

New Winter Retreats to Canary Islands & Ecuador/Galapagos

Two new trips from Backroads let travelers soak up the sun during the dreary winter months of December, January and February, while immersing themselves in the local culture.

March 2013

Backroads Opens Doors to Cuba on New Educational Exchange Trip

Guests on a new tour from Backroads, known for offering active trips to unexplored locations around the world, will gain rare access to Cuba through the company's recently approved People-to-People license by the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.