Backroads Announces New 2022 Active Trips for Families, Easygoing Travelers, Solos and Adventurers of All Ages

Launches New Excursions to Switzerland, Portugal, Brittany & Normandy, Morocco, Thailand and Costa Rica
December 16, 2021
– Berkeley, CA

Backroads, the leader in active travel, today announced a lineup of brand-new trips in 2022 for a variety of travelers. With these additional departures, the company has added even more options to their exciting array of trips announced this fall, including biking in Switzerland, multiple new adventures in Portugal and easygoing walking in Morocco. With trips in more than 50 countries, and a demonstrated track record of successfully running active adventures since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Backroads is projected to welcome a record-breaking number of guests on trips in Europe and beyond in 2022. Travelers next year will appreciate Backroads’ emphasis on wide-open spaces and outdoor activities during these unusual times, as well as the flexibility to choose from thousands of trips for families, private groups, couples, friends and solos around the world. 

Joining a long list of new 2022 trips and destinations announced previously, Backroads has added the following new departures:  

New Biking and Multi-Adventure Trips  

  • Portugal Multi-Adventure Tour   
  • Switzerland Biking Tour 

New Easygoing Dolce Tempo Trips  

  • Brittany & Normandy Multi-Adventure Tour 
  • Portugal Multi-Adventure Tour   
  • California Wine Country E-Bike Tour 
  • Morocco Walking Tour 

New Family Trips (kids with adults) 

  • Portugal Family Multi-Adventure Tour – 20s & Beyond | Older Teens & 20s | Teens & Kids 
  • Thailand Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Teens & Kids 

“We know that people are eager to get back out there and enjoy an active adventure next year,” said Backroads Founder and President, Tom Hale, “and our Trip Development team is working hard to create exciting and authentic new offerings for all types of travelers, including families, those new to adventure travel, people looking for challenging activities, or folks looking to slow down and explore at a leisurely pace.” 

One source of the increased demand is Backroads’ popular new Dolce Tempo segment, which, since its launch in 2020, has opened up the world of active travel to a new group of people. Featuring dedicated e-bike adventures on all Dolce Tempo bike tours and relaxed routes on walking and multi-adventure tours. Dolce Tempo trips were designed for travelers who want to enjoy a taste of the active experience along with plenty of flexibility to spend time exploring at a slower pace, lounging at luxurious hotels, discovering fascinating local culture and more. With many people discovering the pleasures of an active lifestyle this year, it’s no surprise Backroads is seeing a surge in newcomers interested in incorporating incredible biking and walking adventures into their vacations. See all Dolce Tempo trips here.  

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About Backroads      
Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale and has been a leading innovator in active and adventure travel for over 40 years. The company offers biking, walking & hiking and multi-adventure tours, small ship active cruises, private trips and family trips designed for three distinct age groups: Teens & Kids (typically 9-16), Older Teens & 20s (17+) and 20s & Beyond (adult kids through their late 20s). Backroads hosts thousands of guests each year—75% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests—in hundreds of locations across the globe. For more information, please visit, or call 800-462-2848.    

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