Backroads Media Center: Press Releases
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.
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.
France's Loire Valley tops international locations. Asheville to Greenville, and Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks lead in U.S. travel.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Backroads' 2012 trip lineup—showcasing a collection of all-time favorite itineraries, plus new trips in France, Spain, Iceland, Canada, the U.S. and more—promises to be better than ever. Here's a sneak peek at what's on tap for next year...
Backroads' Private Trips program is an ever-growing niche, including exclusive adventures for corporate clientele. The outfitter has arranged one-of-a-kind vacations for dozens of high-profile companies and has redefined the term "professional perk." Whatever the occasion—a reward for top-performing staff, a management team retreat or a quick getaway with prospective clients—Backroads rolls out the red carpet.
For 21 years, the Backroads team has lived, worked and played in Italy, uncovering inviting lanes, tracks and trails, and getting to know the locals, from chefs and vintners to historians and hoteliers.
Nobody knows families like Backroads. Many active and adventure travel companies (most of them in fact) claim to be experts in family travel. Well, how can you be an expert when you run only a handful of trips a year? In the last decade alone, Backroads has run over 2,000 family trips.