Multiple Daily Routes
We like to think of our guests and ourselves as well-rounded individuals who are genuinely curious about the world. We're not interested in providing you with a one-dimensional experience. So by offering flexible itineraries with thoughtfully designed route options, you'll have plenty of time to connect with the locale in a meaningful manner to get below the surface. Your experience will be far richer than one that is focused exclusively on the bike or the boot.
If some of what we do sounds like too much of a challenge, don't worry, every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may vary from yours. In addition to unparalleled vehicle support, we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide what and how much you want to do. It may be riding 20 miles, enjoying a long cappuccino and shuttling in after lunch. Sound right? Check. Or riding 40 miles before lunch, with another beautiful ride after. We'll make that happen too. And, of course, anything in between.
We understand how precious your time is and that feeling tied to a rigid program isn't what you had in mind. So we design trips with flexible itineraries and plenty of options that let you personalize each day. And our leaders take the time to understand your idea of the perfect day and help to make it happen.
You'll find the Route Rating on the page of every trip. Our Activity Chart translates the Route Ratings into approximate time and distance:
|Activity Level||Average Time||Road Bike Average||Mountain Bike Average*||Walk & Hike Average|
|Level 1||2-3 hours||10-20 miles||10-15 miles||2-5 miles|
|Level 2||2-4 hours||21-30 miles||16-20 miles||5-7 miles|
|Level 3||3-5 hours||31-40 miles||21-25 miles||7-9 miles|
|Level 4||4-6 hours||41-55 miles||26-30 miles||9-11 miles|
|Level 5||5-7+ hours||56-75+ miles||31+ miles||11-13+ miles|
*Mountain bikes are used in locations where the best riding is on a combination of dirt and paved roads. View trip locations