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April 2014
A Better Way to See the World
Head for the (Big) Hills!


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  Backroads 35 anniversary"Your company continues to get better each time we adventure travel. It always offers unexpected pleasures and an out of the box experience."
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  Dear Traveler,

Head to the mountains with Backroads this summer, where you're guaranteed to have a peak experience—no supplemental oxygen required! On foot or two wheels, finding adventure amid the splendor is easy, whether you're amid the granite monoliths of Yosemite, the emerald-green lakes of the Canadian Rockies or the old-world grandeur of the sensational Swiss Alps.

No matter which trip you choose, it's certain to be an experience you'll treasure forever. To reserve your vacation, give us a call at 800-462-2848. Our Trip Consultants are available daily 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. PT. But don't wait too long—our summer departures are filling quickly!

Hope to see you out there,
Tom Hale
Tom Hale
Founder & President

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Canadian Rockies walking and hiking photo
Canadian Rockies

An impossibly beautiful landscape of soaring spires, massive ice fields and jewel-hued lakes provides the backdrop for our active extravaganzas. The inspiring views are worth every step, pedal stroke—and second dessert.

Choose from Biking, Walking & Hiking or Multisport trips.
Dolomites Italy biking photo

We take the best of the Dolomites—jagged peaks, flower-filled meadows, peaceful valleys, picture-book villages and stellar biking and hiking (along with chairlift and gondola rides)—and weave it all together for two superb mountain adventures.

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Glacier and Waterton Lakes biking photo
Glacier & Waterton Lakes

Our biking and hiking routes offer the sense of remote wilderness usually only found by backpacking for days deep into the mountains. The untamed natural world and fascinating wildlife are mere steps from our historic lodges.

Choose from Biking or Walking & Hiking trips.
French and Italian Alps walking and hiking photo
French & Italian Alps

Lofty peaks soaring above emerald meadows. Storybook villages and pure blue lakes. And regal Mont Blanc towering above it all. Hike with us in one of earth's most epic landscapes and experience mountain life from two perspectives: français and italiano.

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Peru multisport photo

Beneath rugged Andes mountaintops and ever-shifting clouds lies a land awash in enigmatic Inca ruins and extraordinary natural treasures. Few areas on Earth can claim more ancient mysteries per square mile than Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

Choose from Multisport or Walking & Hiking trips.
Spain biking photo
Pyrenees & Costa Brava

An active vacation in Catalonia is one of travel's perfect pleasures. Ride or amble among majestic Pyrenees peaks, explore medieval towns and fishing villages. And bask on Costa Brava beaches just steps from the Mediterranean Sea.

Choose from Biking or Walking & Hiking trips.
Slovenia and Italy biking photo
Slovenia & Italy

We've discovered some of the best cycling in Europe. Care to join us? Pedal with us from Italy's northern Adriatic to the rocky heights of Slovenia's Julian Alps. You'll tackle two mountain passes and enjoy a trip highlighted by excellent cuisine and regional wines.

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Switzerland walking and hiking photo
Swiss Alps

The Swiss excel at making things run like clockwork, but when you're in this alpine wonderland, time doesn't seem to matter. From your bike or from the trail, gaze in awe at snowcapped peaks, sparkling lakes and some of Europe's last remaining glaciers.

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Yellowstone and Tetons multisport photo
Yellowstone & Tetons

As true as Old Faithful, we link the best of two imagination-defying parks with adventures by road, trail, lake and river. Epic natural wonders, from geysers to majestic sawtooth mountains, greet you in dramatic fashion.

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Yosemite walking and hiking photo

For those who have never journeyed amid Yosemite's waterfalls, granite peaks, sprawling meadows and towering sequoias, exploring the Sierra Nevada's "temple of Nature" ranks high on the lifetime to-do list. Let's do it!

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Meet Tom Hale
Founder & President of Backroads.

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