Backroads Media Center: Press Releases

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, mother-daughter 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!

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.

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.

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.

October 2012

Backroads Named Top Bike Tour Company

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.

September 2011

2012 Preview: Far-flung, Close-to-Home, Déjà Vu

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...

July 2011

Private Trips: Carefree Corporate Adventures

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.

February 2011

Italy: This Boot Was Made for Walking

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.

January 2011

Backroads: The Family Travel Experts

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.