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Spring into Adventure

Dear Traveler,

Alison IlesWhy do families love spring break'ing with Backroads? Parents get to hand over the reins to a team of expert trip leaders, enjoy some precious quality time as a family and some alone time as a couple. And kids love the chance to explore cool new places, make loads of new friends, plunge into local culture and natural wonders, and be inspired by amazingly awesome trip leaders! Who's up for spotting tropical fish and sunken war planes during a glass-bottom boat ride in Greece? Ready for a face-to-face chat with iguanas in a tropical jungle in Costa Rica? And maybe, while the kids are off exploring with the leaders, you'll bike a few more miles or head out for some shopping—with never a care about planning or logistics. Welcome to spring break the way it's meant to be: connected and carefree in trademark Backroads style!

Happy trails—I hope to see you out there next year,
Alison Iles Signature
Alison Iles
Family Trips Manager, with Backroads for 22 years

P.S. Our Trip Consultants are available to answer your questions daily from 7 am to 5 pm, Pacific Time. Give us a call us at 800-462-2848 or visit www.backroads.com.
10 Unforgettable Ways to Celebrate Spring Break
Panama photo
1. Venture into the rain forest with local experts who help you scout for spectacled caimans, green iguanas, capuchin monkeys and more! Our new Panama multisport trip is loaded with opportunities for bird-watching, wildlife-spotting, boat rides, beach time, cultural immersion and more. Hike and bike through a mist-shrouded cloud forest and snorkel on the second-largest coral reef in the Pacific It's a jungle out there... and you're gonna love it!

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Hawaii Multisport photo
2. Snorkel in a secluded bay among colorful parrot fish, butterfly fish, Hawaiian lionfish and—with a little luck—sea turtles! With its endless acres of emerald foliage, majestic volcanoes, warm sunshine, cooling tropical showers, black-, white- and even green-sand beaches, Hawaii's Big Island delivers loads of diversity to match our action-packed multisport adventure.

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Costa Rica biking photo
3. Dive into a landscape so rich with natural treasures, it'll take your breath away! In Costa Rica, you'll find mucho fun at every turn, from biking and hiking to surfing, sea kayaking, horseback riding and zip-line "flying." And meet our local "Tico" friends, including our veteran naturalist guides who'll amaze you with their ability to spot seemingly invisible monkeys, sloths, toucans, river otters, iguanas and more.

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Greece Biking photo
4. Swim and splash in the Mediterranean Sea! The spectacular Greek isle of Crete sets the stage for a stellar family getaway. Pedal amid craggy mountains and emerald valleys. Enjoy the hospitality of seaside towns with lively caf├ęs and colorful harbors. Savor delicious seafood and other fresh local delicacies. Delve into ancient myths and history. And gather extraordinary memories by the dozen.

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Puglia Biking photo
5. Learn the secrets to making gelato and mozzarella—while making memories on the Adriatic coast! Italy's sunny Puglia region is perfect for family fun. There's mellow biking terrain and lovely coastal scenery to enjoy, intriguing trulli structures to visit (like little stone Hobbit houses), welcoming whitewashed towns and some of the tastiest seafood and pasta you'll find anywhere in Italy.

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Death Valley Biking photo
6. Witness volcanic craters, giant Sahara-like sand dunes, shimmering salt flats and stunning desert sunsets! And discover an elegant oasis at Furnace Creek Inn, complete with gourmet cuisine and a spring-fed swimming pool. There's no better way than biking and hiking with Backroads to experience the rich color palette, surreal geography and many moods of Death Valley.

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Holland and Belgium biking photo
7. Discover that all the wonderful things you've heard about biking in Holland and Belgium are true! Follow a mix of flat, peaceful country roads, dijk (dike) walls and scenic fietspaden (bicycling paths) past windmills, flower fields, quaint cottages and "oreo cookie" cows. And visit romantic Bruges, perfectly picturesque with its narrow cobblestone streets, lofty spires and meandering canals.

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Sicily Biking photo
8. Bike near an active volcano! Our Sicily Biking trip brings you the best of the island by blending great rides, rich history and superb cuisine and wine with lots of kid-friendly activities (like pottery painting and biscotti making). Pedal in the shadow of famous Mount Etna and visit World Heritage sites brimming with Sicilian Baroque architecture.

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Morocco  Multisport photo
9. Climb high aboard your four-legged friend (a camel, of course) for a ride along the beach and through the dunes! In Morocco, you'll journey from Marrakech into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and to the windy Atlantic. Along the way there are snake charmers and soothsayers in the medina, fresh mint tea at a Berber family's home and a beautiful World Heritage site on the coast.

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Peru Multisport  photo
10. Join our local guide Aurelio for a look deep inside the culture and ancient civilization of Peru! Journey from captivating Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, to humble Quechua villages and finally to the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu. Gaze in awe at the mysterious Lost City of the Incas—one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of the ancient world—suspended between two Andean peaks at 7,700 feet!

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