Chris Cincotta

Chris Cincotta

When Chris was 22, he left his small Aussie hometown, Pambula, a town of no more than 1000 people at the time. He took off for Europe, on a two-month solo adventure and has never been the same since. Before he left, his father offered a poem, which Chris now recites to guests at the start of every Backroads trip: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."—H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Chris loves his Backroads family, and writes passionately about his experiences as a Trip Leader. "Backroads has been the greatest adventure of my life," he says. To see just how much this job means to him, see his post, Staff Ride Love.

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Il Rigo Farmhouse, Agriturismo in Italy

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The Spires of La Sagrada Familia

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Backroads Staff Ride in Andalucia Spain

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