Backroads Launches New 2022 Trips to Mt. Rushmore, Bryce & Capitol Reef National Parks and Extends Popular Dolce Tempo Easygoing Segment with 13 New E-Biking, Walking and Multi-Adventure Trips

Company Celebrates 30 Years of Hiking Trips
October 4, 2021
— Berkeley, CA

Backroads, the leader in active travel, today announced 13 new trips launching in North America in 2022, including Bryce & Capitol Reef hiking and biking adventures, a new Glacier to Banff Bike Tour and family offerings in the Great Smoky Mountains, Oregon’s Bend to the Cascades and more. From California to Costa Rica, the company has also expanded their popular Dolce Tempo segment with new e-biking, walking and multi-adventure trips to meet demand. Introduced in 2019, Backroads’ Dolce Tempo tours offer travelers the opportunity to explore the world actively while setting their own easygoing pace as they discover a destination up close and in depth. 

This summer Backroads also celebrated 30 years of Walking & Hiking adventures around the world. First launched in 1991 with a hiking trip to England’s Cotswolds, the company now offers Walking & Hiking trips in more than 40 countries, including brand-new itineraries in 2022 in Chile, Namibia, Oman and Tuscany.  

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

New Dolce Tempo Trips 

  • Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Walking Tour 
  • Canyonlands Walking Tour 
  • Champagne/Alsace Easygoing E-bike Tour 
  • Costa Rica Multi-Adventure Tour  
  • Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket Easygoing E-bike Tour 
  • Rhine River Cruise Easygoing E-bike Tour 
  • Santa Barbara to Ojai Easygoing E-bike Tour 

New Biking, Walking & Multi-Adventure Trips 

  • Bend Oregon & the Cascades Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids 
  • Bryce & Capitol Reef Multi-Adventure Tour; and Walking & Hiking Tour  
  • Glacier to Banff Bike Tour 
  • Great Smoky Mountains Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids 
  • Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills Family Multi-Adventure Tour – 4-Day Getaway - Teens & Kids 

“Our trip development team has been hard at work creating new trips for every type of traveler,” said Backroads Founder & President, Tom Hale. “If we’ve learned one thing from this global pandemic, it’s that people want to stay active and explore. We’re seeing huge demand for active travel in 2022, both domestically and internationally. From Mt. Rushmore to the Rhine River, we’re rolling out some great new trips next year.” 

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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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