Backroads Announces Hottest Destinations for 2019

African Safaris and Europe Top the List
December 19, 2018

Berkeley, CA (December 19, 2018) Backroads, the leader in adventure travel, announced the most sought-after destinations for 2019. Europe topped the list, as Backroads guests are showing particular enthusiasm to explore classics like France, Italy, Portugal, Scotland and Spain, plus the newest Mediterranean hot-spot of Croatia. Interest in Active Africa Safaris is strong, inspiring new Backroads trips in Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana. Argentina, Iceland and New Zealand remain extremely popular with travelers of all ages.

These hot-spots are some of the most sought-after 2019 destinations for early-booking.

  • Patagonia - Argentina
  • Dolomites – Italy
  • North and South Islands – New Zealand
  • Lofoten Islands – Norway
  • Camino de Santiago - Spain and Portugal
  • Mallorca and Menorca Islands - Spain

“It seems people want to get out in front of their New Year’s goals this year and plan early for 2019 adventures,” said Backroads President and Founder, Tom Hale. “Europe and Africa are hot destinations for active travel, particularly for families traveling together. With these trends in mind, we’re introducing some exciting new trips in 2019, including yoga and expanded options for families with older kids.”

A pioneer in active and adventure travel, Backroads celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019. Backroads was founded on the principles of creating extraordinary experiences for its guests, being the most guest-focused travel company on the planet and incorporating the highest quality possible into the philosophy and fabric of the company.

For a complete listing of Backroads Adventures tours, visit or call 1-800-462-2848.

About Backroads: Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale and has been a leading innovator in active and adventure travel for 40 years. The company hosts thousands of guests each year, 75% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests, in hundreds of locations across the globe. Backroads is a founding member of the Adventure Collection. For more information, please visit or call 800-462-2848 daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pacific time.

Backroads Media Contact: Liz Einbinder | | 510-292-2753