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This was the best vacation I think I've ever had - it was absolutely wonderful. Our leaders were great. And the setting... Wow. There were times when I wished I had more downtime to relax, but then I remembered that, of course, I had all the time I wanted. I had merely to say the word and I could be whisked off my bike and be back at the hotel pool. The fact is, the scenery was so spectacular and the riding so much fun that I never WANTED to get whisked off my bike. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you for everything. I'll never forget it.
Jim Gerlacki- Bethlehem, PA

I was worried about the biking as I am not experienced or in shape, but this was PERFETTO! Enough interaction to be fun, but plenty of blissful solitude on the bike as well and no pressure, everyone hopped in the van whenever they wanted.
Jill Nolte- Skokie, IL

Exceeded my expectations by focusing on the smallest details. Did not go unnoticed. I was 100% satisfied with my experience and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Karla Richards- Wellesley, ON

This was my third consecutive Backroads trip and my wife's first Backroads trip and I could not have imagined a better introduction to Backroads. All hotels had great character, were in good locations, comfortable and well decorated. The restaurants and menus chosen by Backroads was the best of three trips I have taken. The menus offered a variety of cuisine with superb quality.
Glenn Cockfield- Burlington, ON

This was the best vacation we ever had. We had been to Italy before, and thought we knew it fairly well, but the experience of seeing it on a bike opened an entirely new window... We looked at people touring around in cars and on buses and shook our heads in wonder as to all they were missing. Would absolutely do another one almost anywhere with Backroads. You give new meaning to excellence in customer service and satisfaction!
Jeffrey Gracer- New York, NY

Even though I was the weakest biker on the trip I felt very positive about my biking because of the support and positive attitude of the trip leaders as well as the group. The Tuscany trip is demanding yet I would do it again and hopefully conquer more of those hills because of the support. I was concerned that this 60+ couple might be making their last trip; not so. I can't wait for the next one... Thank you!
French McConnaughey- Chevy Chase, MD

We had a wonderful time. Our leaders were knowledgeable and very helpful no matter what the need. It was great to have so many options for cycling routes, and having a pool at every hotel was a huge bonus. Opportunities to shop and sightsee were very welcome and fully utilized.
Susan Buchanan- Calgary, AB

I came into this trip with very high expectations. Usually when that happens, you can only be disappointed. I was not disappointed. Everything, and I do mean everything, was absolutely fantastic. I was enthralled. Everything about this trip was so far above my expectations that I was stunned...the rooms, the biking, the leaders, all of it, just amazing. It was the best trip that I've had in 22 years.
Joss Flanzbaum- Pleasanton, CA

I was expecting to have a good time on the trip, but I had no idea how much fun I would actually have. Kudos for organizing a trip that exceeded my expectations. The biking was challenging, but not overwhelming, and there was even enough time for a prosciutto out by the pool before dinner.
Stephanie Marks- Arlington, VA

This trip was the trip of a lifetime for me, and the trip leaders made it happen. They made everything work beautifully. With their encouragement, I found that I was in good enough shape for the challenging hills. The accommodations were charming, the countryside was beautiful and the towns were interesting. What more could I ask for? Can't wait for my next Backroads trip.
Joni Andrioff- Chicago, IL

Biking in the beautiful Tuscan countryside was a dream come true. I enjoyed this trip very much and would recommend it to those who are prepared for some challenging biking. As expected, Backroads had attended to all of the details to make this trip a most memorable and enjoyable experience.
Janene Gull- Salt Lake City, UT

Going with Backroads took all the stress out of travel, while still allowing us to feel like independent (vs. tour-group) travelers. On our own, we would likely not have seen all the towns we visited, stayed in the lovely inns we stayed in, or enjoyed the wonderful meals we had on this trip. On our own with such a short amount of time, we never would have met and learned from the locals who made this trip so unique. With our first-rate guides and the itinerary, we felt like visitors, not tourists.
Kate Morris- Wilmington, DE

I could not have anticipated the trip being as wonderful as it was - it really was a vacation of a lifetime thanks to Backroads. I feel like I made new friends for a lifetime, ate, drank and experienced Tuscany like a local...
Lisa Lanzkowsky- Post Washington, NY

The whole experience was even better than I had anticipated! I didn't expect to be treated so well - I gave up all control and let myself be lead by someone else. Such a treat for someone who is always "in charge." We never wanted for anything. The routes were challenging and beautiful. The lodging was lovely. The food was amazing. Our leaders were incredible and the guests were fun. We became a quick family and we were sad when it was over.
Joyce Tschudy- Crownsville, MD

Beyond compare! I loved every minute of it. A wonderful experience of Italy and our leaders bent over backwards to make it a smooth one. The food, the leaders, the places we visited - Backroads has a customer for life!
Linda Shiraiwa- Gig Harbor, WA

We had a fantastic time on our trip! Biking is such a wonderful way to see the country and I love the mix of exercise and being a tourist. I really like the way we are able to '"go behind the scenes" with your connections to meet interesting people and places.
Cindy Nelson- Austin, TX

It was a wonderful trip and I enjoyed every day... The guides were outstanding and became our good friends within the short time we were together. I would do another trip of this kind in a heartbeat! The scenery was spectacular, the food amazing and the accommodations were very special. A perfect combination to make a perfect trip!
Evelyn King- Harpswell, ME

This was hands down one of the best trips I've ever taken. I could not believe the attention to detail the leaders and trip designers take to provide the highest quality of everything - food, friendliness, accommodation, hotels, etc. I am already planning my next trip! I don't happen to think the Backroads trips are inexpensive, BUT they are worth every penny when you see where we get to eat, stay and the quality/attention to every last polished detail. Nice work, guys!
Patricia Kochanek- Glen Ellyn, IL

I would unhesitatingly recommend Backroads to anyone who asks. Every expectation we had was far surpassed by the actual trip. I found the cycling challenging, but the support was just right - so that I could do as much (or as little) as I wanted to on any given day.
Connally Penley- Nashville, TN

Everything - bikes, accommodations, leaders, rides - were beyond my expectations. All wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
Beth Goodrich- Springfield, OH

It was an amazing trip. This was my first "active" vacation and I loved it. The accommodations, the food, the scenery, and the leaders couldn't have been better.
Heather Craig- Wilmington, DE

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