Backroads Media Center: Press Releases
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.
The magical Greek island of Crete. The vibrant, piccante island of Sicily. Two bastions of ancient myth and history. And two opportunities for Backroads travelers to journey back in time for a rich and memorable experience.
Backroads has spent the last three decades scouring the globe for biking, walking and multisport destinations that yield the richest experience for travelers. For 2011, the company is rolling out a collection of distinctive new trips to celebrate its 32nd anniversary.
With hundreds of active travel outfitters out there, it's tough to know which one to choose. Searching hundreds of Web sites, straining to interpret fine print and weeding through FAQs isn't exactly an enjoyable way to begin planning a vacation. A new Inside Scoop section featured on Backroads' Web site helps vacation planners cut to the chase.
Backroads makes it a cinch for families, friends and colleagues to enjoy the ultimate luxury—a week together having fun and reconnecting on a Private Trip.
From the snowy peaks of the Andes to the glacier-carved expanse of Patagonia, Argentina is like no place else on earth. It's a world of breathtaking landscapes, bursting with the passion of the tango and infused with a proudly mixed heritage. Backroads is pleased to offer travelers three ways to explore this diverse and fascinating country.