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September, 2013
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  Dear Traveler,

From the sparkling icebergs of Greenland to the crashing surf of the California Coast, we're unveiling an incredible array of new adventures in 2014.

For those who love to ride, we've created some of our most cycling-focused trips ever: a winter escape in Spain's beautiful Canary Islands, and an epic adventure along the legendary routes in Northern California.
Prefer to explore the world on foot? New opportunities include a walking and cooking trip in Provence, and a journey from the canal to the cloud forest in Panama.
If a blend of activities is more your style, check out new multisport trips in Canada's pristine Gulf Islands, the Swiss Alps and Iceland.

Read on for a full list of what's coming next year. And wherever you travel with Backroads, you can count on us to deliver an extraordinary experience you'll treasure forever.

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

P.S. Interested in traveling to Cuba? We've just announced more dates through December 2014.


 
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NEW CLASSIC BIKING
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CANARY ISLANDS
A Sunny Escape to Gran Canaria & Tenerife


Spain's Canary Islands present huge rewards for those who love (or live!) to ride. This ideal wintertime getaway features two of our favorite isles and introduces you to some of the finest biking routes in Europe. You might even pass some of the biggest cycling pros. (Or they may pass you...)
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THE EPIC RIDE 2014
Legendary Rides in Northern California


Enjoy all the climbing and mileage you want in one of the country's premier cycling regions, including portions of the Tour of California, Levi's GranFondo and iconic Highway 1. In the company of 40 like-minded cyclists you'll test your legs and lungs on long twisting hills, glorious descents and undulating back roads. One date only.
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CAROLINAS
Asheville to Greenville


The cycling capital of the South sets the stage for one of our most pedal-perfect offerings yet. Ride from the Blue Ridge Mountains and vibrant and artsy Asheville to Greenville, one of Outside magazine's "Best Towns 2013." Luxuriate at the cycling-centric Hotel Domestique, a hip new boutique hotel co-owned by pro rider George Hincapie. Information coming in October 2013.
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NEW CLASSIC MULTISPORT
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ICELAND
Exploration at the Edge of the Arctic Circle


Experience Iceland's epic natural beauty by bike, foot and on the water. Zip in Zodiac boats across an unearthly lagoon. Gaze at geysers, soak in geothermal pools and hike to a seabird sanctuary. Travel by "Super Jeep" near an active volcano and run the rapids of a glacier-fed river. Join us for an unforgettable journey in the Land of Fire and Ice.
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SWITZERLAND
Massif Thrills in the Swiss Alps


The Alps astonish travelers like no other mountains on Earth. You'll explore this stunning landscape with the help of an inventive network of gondolas, cable cars and funiculars that bring you up close to beautiful lakes, flower-filled meadows and thundering waterfalls.
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GULF ISLANDS
Scenery & Superb Cuisine on British Columbia's Undiscovered Isles


Simple pleasures abound in the Gulf Islands: a stroll on a rugged beach, stretch-forever views of pristine forests and waterways—and the most delicious smoked salmon you've ever tasted! Here at the edge of the continent, you won't have to hike, pedal or paddle far to find your bliss.
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SAN FRANCISCO TO MONTEREY
Redwoods, Surf & Sea Lions on California's Central Coast


On foot and two wheels, explore a beautifully undeveloped stretch of California coastline. Discover wind-scoured beaches, sinuous cliff-edged roads and classic seaside towns like Carmel and Santa Cruz. These six brilliant days in the Golden State are sure to leave a lasting impression.
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NEW CLASSIC WALKING & HIKING
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ICELAND & GREENLAND
Spectacular Wilderness at the Top of the World


From vibrant Reykjavík to a remote outpost where sled dogs outnumber people, adventure awaits at the Arctic Circle. Explore rugged plateaus and windy beaches, hike along the sea to an iceberg-studded fjord, watch and listen for waterfalls and calving glaciers. If you're the breed of traveler who gravitates toward the earth's hinterlands, this may be one of your life-list trips.
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PROVENCE COOKING
A Flavorful Journey in the Lubéron, Les Baux & Windswept Alpilles


We combine the perfect ingredients for this new walking and cooking trip. Learn the secrets of classic Provençal dishes from a Michelin-starred chef. Explore the countryside that nurtures each produit du terroir. Taste vintages at their source. And walk with a van Gogh expert to see the landscape through the eyes of an artist.
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GALAPAGOS & ANDES
The Ecuadorian Highlands & Darwin's Enchanted Islands


Get set for more culture, wondrous wildlife, natural beauty and pure, simple fun than you can imagine! Rich traditions and epic landscapes await in the highlands. Then hike with naturalists in the Galápagos for intimate encounters with remarkable creatures.
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PANAMA
From the Canal to the Cloud Forest


You're in for the vacation of a lifetime in Panama, a tropical paradise long beloved by explorers and adventurers. Discover breathtaking landscapes—cloud forest, rain forest and volcanoes. And witness a wealth of fascinating wildlife in one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.
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