Backroads Bike Fleet

The Absolute BEST BIKES: Designed for the way you like to ride

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style. Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world.

INCLUDED: AVAILABLE UPGRADES: view availability
Titanium Road Bike Specialized S-Works Roubaix
Titanium Mountain Bike Specialized S-Works Ruby
Custom Kid's Bike Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem
  Electric-Assist Bike
  Wheelset Upgrade

Backroads Titanium Road Bike  Included in your trip price

The new custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you. With different models for varied terrain the bikes are ideally suited to the region. Weighing in at two pounds less than its predecessor, our updated road bike features a newly designed titanium frame that's lighter and more responsive than ever. It's spec'd with new Shimano Ultegra components and includes a triple chainring, an ergonomic saddle, tires suited to the terrain and an adjustable handlebar stem to dial in your ideal ride position. Opt for flat pedals, toe cages with straps or bring your own. This bike is available with upright handlebars or with dropped handlebars. You may also choose to drop two additional pounds and further enhance the handling of our amazing titanium bike with the optional wheel upgrade for $100. View full bike sizes/geometry and bike specifications.

On Biking Trips in Europe, North America, Hawaii, New Zealand and Vietnam the new titanium model is available.

On Multisport Trips, because there is less biking, we'll continue to use the completely overhauled bikes from our original fleet of custom titanium bikes.

Backroads Custom Titanium Bike Upright Handlebars

Upright/Flat Handlebars on Biking Trips This bike is equipped with a rear rack and a front handlebar bag.

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Backroads Custom Titanium Bike Drop Handlebars

Dropped Handlebars on Biking Trips This bike can be equipped with a rear rack bag only.

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Backroads Custom Titanium Bike Drop Handlebars

Upright/Flat Handlebars on Multisport Trips Multisport Trips use the completely overhauled bikes from our original fleet.
Also available with dropped handlebars, and equipped with a rear rack. View specifications.

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On the rare occasion when new titanium bikes aren't available, we'll provide a model of comparable quality.

Wheelset Upgrade $100 rental fee

Wheel Upgrade
Our Titanium fleet provides a great ride for most cyclists. For more experienced riders who are comfortable with a more responsive wheel, upgrade to the lightweight Shimano RS81 carbon/alloy wheelset and you'll drop another two pounds off your Backroads custom Titanium bike! These wheels are equipped with a 23c Vittoria Rubino Pro tire (or a comparable tire).


Please note: Available on Biking Trips in Europe, North America, Hawaii, and New Zealand. Price is $75 on our Wine Country Weekend biking trip. Book early! Limited availability in some cases. Wheels reserved within 45 days of departure may incur an additional shipping charge.

Specialized S-Works Roubaix  $400 rental fee

If you've ever dreamed of touring on an $8,000+ pro-level bike, here's your chance. The absolute top-of-the-line S-Works models will help launch your ride to the next level. Faster and smoother than any other bike out there, this race-ready carbon machine delivers phenomenal acceleration and handling in an ultra-light, ultra-powerful package—maximizing performance without sacrificing comfort. It features Shimano's new 11-speed Dura-Ace components paired with Specialized's S-Works FACT compact carbon crankset and the vibration-damping CG-R seatpost (developed for the cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix) and a super-light Roval Rapide CLX 40 carbon wheel set. As you'd expect, we provide a range of saddle sizes and stems to accommodate you. View full bike sizes/geometry, bike specifications and custom fit information.

Specialized S-Works Roubaix

This bike will not be equipped with a rear rack bag or a front handlebar bag.

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Please note: Available on Biking Trips in Europe, North America and Hawaii. Price is $300 on our Wine Country Weekend biking trip. Book early! Limited availability in some cases. Bikes reserved within 45 days of departure may incur an additional shipping charge.

Specialized S-Works Ruby  $400 rental fee

The Women's Specialized S-Works Ruby is a top-of-the-line, light, agile speed machine that's precisely designed for women. It's spec'd with short-reach brake levers, an anatomically contoured BG Oura Pro saddle and women's-specific ergonomic carbon handlebars, plus race-ready Dura-Ace carbon C24 wheels. View full bike sizes/geometry, bike specifications and custom fit information.

Specialized Ruby Pro

This bike will not be equipped with a rear rack bag or a front handlebar bag.

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Please note: Available on Biking Trips in Europe, North America and Hawaii. Price is $300 on our Wine Country Weekend biking trip. Book early! Limited availability in some cases. Bikes reserved within 45 days of departure may incur an additional shipping charge.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem  $500 rental fee

Do you prefer to spin in tandem with your partner? Is your child not quite ready for bike touring on his or her own yet? You'll love the Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo tandem on your next Backroads trip. This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. The Periscope stoker seatpost accommodates a wide range of heights. Suggested for riders with some tandem experience and on trips with flatter terrain. Due to the tandem's size, frequent racking is not realistic, so there may be fewer opportunities to hop in the van. Parents experienced in riding a tandem may choose the Co-Motion tandem to ride with one of your kids. View full bike size/geometry and bike specifications.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem

Bikes are equipped with a rear rack and panniers. Captain position only available with dropped handlebars. Stoker will have upright handlebars (pictured).

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Please note: Available upon request on bike trips in Europe, North America and Hawaii that are on fully paved roads. Price is $400 on our Wine Country Weekend biking trip. Book early! Limited availability in some cases. Bikes reserved within 45 days of departure may incur an additional shipping charge.

Backroads Titanium Mountain Bike  Included in your trip price

The titanium mountain bikes are custom designed for more comfortable riding on trips where routes include some dirt and rougher paved roads. They are used on biking trips in Argentina, China and Thailand and on multisport trips in Costa Rica, Dolomites, Ecuador & Galápagos, Iceland, Peru and South Africa. Our alternate mountain bike with slick tires and rigid fork is used on biking trips in India and Myanmar, and on multisport trips in Panama. View the full bike sizes/geometry and bike specifications. View more details.

Titanium Mountain Bike

This bike can be equipped with a rear rack bag.

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NEW! Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike  $300 rental fee

Wishing you had an extra pair of legs to help you up those hills? Our new Backroads eBike lets you experience the thrill of exploring on two wheels while providing a boost when you want it. Our new custom Backroads eBike—featuring the BionX electronic mobility system—is your ticket to a leisurely day's ride. We've modified a selection of our custom Titanium Bikes with this intuitive battery-operated "pedal assist system," giving you the opportunity to explore on two wheels with help when you want it. Although you still need to pedal, the system provides an additional boost of power to your pedal stroke. When you need to push a bit more on the hills, you get more assistance. When riding on the flats, the system can respond with less power, allowing you to ride your bike and enjoy your day to the fullest so you still have a great sense of accomplishment. It's completely silent as well so you can take in all the sounds of the day as you normally would. Backroads handles all of the charging logistics. View full bike sizes/geometry and bike specifications.

Backroads eBike

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"Thank you, thank you for including eBikes on your trips. They let me ride with my super fit husband, enjoy longer days on my bike, and wake up eager to bike the next day. I used the assist function to the maximum, and was still able to improve my overall fitness, because I was able to ride for many more hours than would have been possible otherwise. I love these bikes!"
Sue Miller, from Texas Biking

Please note: Available on all Biking Trips in Europe, Hawaii and North America. Price is $200 on our Wine Country Weekend biking trip. Recommended for activity levels 1-3 and some less hilly level 4 options. Not meant for level 5 routes. Available only with upright handlebars for guests 18 or older. Not appropriate for pulling a Burley or Piccolo on a Family Trip.

Kids' Bike Included in your trip price

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert. View full bike specifications.

Burley Piccolo

PiccoloThe Burley Piccolo, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Cub Trailer

BurleyThe Burley Cub trailer, for one or two children 60 pounds and under, is sturdy carrier that attaches to our bikes. It provides a comfortable and safe ride in the spacious interior with inner pockets for snacks and drinks, a reclining seat with a secure five point padded harness system and an adjustable sunscreen.

Whatever Bike You Ride, We Have You Covered

Service and Convenience

Service and Convenience

On the first day of your trip, your leaders show you how to ride safely and efficiently, with particular emphasis on shifting and braking. They check your bike daily and make any adjustments necessary to improve your ride. Flat tire? No problem. They'll fix it for you.


Navigation

Navigation

We make riding the back roads a breeze with self-navigable directions and improved elevation profiles, and cyclometers and downloadable GPS directions on biking trips in Europe and North America.


Mobile Bike Shop

Mobile Bike Shop

Our trip leaders travel with all the tools and parts your bike could ever need, including spare chains, tubes, derailleurs, stems, risers, spacers and cranks.


Travel Light

Travel Light

The titanium and tandem bikes include handlebar and/or rear rack bags. For Roubaix/Ruby riders, since there are no bags on the bike, you may consider bringing a lightweight pack to use when your jersey pockets aren't quite enough.


Water Bottle

Well Accessorized

All bikes are equiped with a safety triangle, two water bottles and for those who want it: a combination lock, hand pump, inner tube, tire levers or patch kit for use on your trip.


Bicycle Helmet


Helmets for Your Safety

Bicycle helmets are required on all Backroads biking and multisport trips. Bring your own or use one of our high-quality helmets, fitted with an easily adjustable retention system. Three adult sizes are available.

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"Backroads is a company born from a love of travel. Join us on the world's most scenic back roads and you'll enjoy the best of our three decades of travel expertise along with our top-of-the-line bike fleet. We don't just have the best bikes in the active travel industry, we have the best bikes, period."

—Tom Hale
Founder & President