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The Family Adventure of a Lifetime...Exclusively Yours

Dear Traveler,

Tom Hale and familyThe busier life gets, the harder it is to share quality time with your family. So while you're gathered with your gang this Thanksgiving, consider creating a new tradition—a Backroads Private Trip. A tradition of adventure, discovery and enriching experiences, all with the people you care about the most.

This past year the Hale clan traveled on a Backroads Private Trip—along with 48 friends to celebrate our eldest daughter's high school graduation and her next step—college. This trip reaffirmed our experience that traveling actively together is the perfect way for families to discover the world and to rediscover each other. Gathering everyone and celebrating through fun, fulfilling and meaningful travel can deepen bonds and create a wealth of memories that last long after returning home.

We really have an incredible selection of ready-to-book Private Trips. Just choose your trip, dates and let us handle the rest. Or—if you envision a sky's-the-limit experience—we'll design the ultimate custom trip with every moment crafted precisely the way you want it. To get the wheels in motion, give our Private Trips Concierges a call today at 800-462-2848. They look forward to making your travel dreams come true!

Hope to see you and your gang out there this winter,
Tom Hale
Tom Hale
Backroads Founder and President

P.S. Believe it or not, a year ahead isn't too early to ensure your number one choice for dates and destination. The sooner you get started planning your Private Trip, the sooner we'll be able to reserve your date and start the behind-the-scenes orchestration.
Check out some of our most popular Private Trips for families:
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Loire Valley Biking
  • Pedal peaceful roads connecting fairy-tale castles
  • Enjoy a hands-on visit to Leonardo da Vinci's home
  • Kids wield épées with a world-class fencing master!
  • Step back in time during a private tour of Château de Chenonceau
  • Relax at gracious castle-hotels

Trip ArrowsLoire Valley Family Biking itinerary

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Switzerland Multisport
  • Soak up the alpine air amid glaciers, meadows and impossibly blue lakes
  • Ride through archetypal Swiss villages with cheery wooden chalets
  • Cross turquoise Lake Thun on a historic paddleboat
  • Speed down the mountain in an authentic luge
  • Feast on fondue to your heart's content

Trip ArrowsSwitzerland Family Multisport itinerary

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Pyrenees to Costa Brava Biking
  • Kick off the journey in vibrant Barcelona
  • Ride scenic routes in the Pyrenees
  • Kids join a ceramics class in Catalonia's pottery capital
  • Frolic on the white-sand beaches of Costa Brava
  • Get surreal and admire the artistic genius of Salvador Dalí

Trip ArrowsPyrenees to Costa Brava Family Biking itinerary

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Canadian Rockies Multisport
  • Witness majestic Mount Victoria reflected in the turquoise waters of Lake Louise
  • Kids enjoy a fun-filled day rock climbing with expert guides
  • Have a splashing good time rafting on the Kicking Horse River
  • Thrill at the chance of spotting deer, moose, elk and black bears
  • Old-fashioned charm meets contemporary sophistication at the award-winning Post Hotel

Trip ArrowsCanadian Rockies Family Multisport itinerary

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Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multisport
  • Marvel at astonishing rock formations, river-carved canyons and sheer sandstone cliffs
  • Pedal among crimson rocks and desert wildflowers to Red Canyon
  • Venture into a slot canyon in Bryce, whose walls are only ten feet apart in places
  • Kids make like early pioneers, exploring the Grand Canyon's rim by mule
  • Splash your way through the Narrows in Zion

Trip ArrowsBryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multisport itinerary


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Michael Cartier - Portage, MI

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