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Start a New Tradition...

Dear Traveler,

Tom HaleThe 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 I traveled on two Private Trips—with "the guys" in Mallorca, and with 48 folks in the Czech Republic & Austria to celebrate our eldest daughter's college send-off. Each journey affirmed my belief that a Backroads Private trip is the ultimate in travel. We take care of every last detail so you can spend time having fun, reconnecting and traveling in style.

We 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!
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.
Not sure where to begin? Check out some of our most popular trips for Private Trips:
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Tuscany Biking
  • Enjoy the quintessential Tuscan journey on two wheels—great for cyclists of all levels
  • Luxuriate in handpicked hotels that represent Tuscany's finest
  • Taste the region's most acclaimed wines with a local sommelier
  • Explore picturesque hilltop towns brimming with medieval architecture

Trip ArrowsTuscany Biking itinerary

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Provence Walking
  • Ramble amid limestone hills, olive orchards, vineyards and perched villages
  • Enjoy tours and tastings at an organic winery and a family-run olive oil mill
  • Join a private cooking class with a Proven├žal chef
  • Savor Michelin-starred cuisine and regional wines

Trip ArrowsProvence Walking itinerary

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Brittany & Normandy Biking
  • Journey through two of France's most intriguing regions
  • Discover World War II battle sites and memorials
  • Bike rolling country roads along must-see beaches and tour the American Military Cemetery with a local historian
  • Explore the magical island monastery and cathedral of Mont-St-Michel

Trip ArrowsBrittany & Normandy Biking itinerary

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Pyrenees to Costa Brava Biking
  • Kick off the journey in vibrant Barcelona
  • Ride scenic routes in both the Spanish and French Pyrenees
  • Savor highly acclaimed Catalan fusion cuisine and fresh seafood
  • Pedal Costa Brava bike paths, where the sea laps against white-sand beaches

Trip ArrowsPyrenees to Costa Brava Biking itinerary

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Wine Country Biking
  • Ride through five valleys of world-famous vineyards
  • Stop for wine tasting: hundreds of wineries line our cycling routes
  • Indulge in cuisine inspired by local vintages and fresh California ingredients
  • Bike to Bodega Bay on the dramatic Pacific Coast

Trip ArrowsWine Country Biking itinerary


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"It's fair to say that a Backroads trip can change your life! Everyone who is thinking about a Backroads trip should definitely go! You can't go wrong with Backroads!"

Michael Cartier - Portage, MI

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