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Want to Get Away?
From biking gorgeous roads alongside Bermuda's pink-sand beaches to hiking in Joshua Tree National Park's remarkable landscape and more. We've got the perfect fall getaway for you!
New European Tours
Backroads has new trips in Iceland, Portugal, Scotland and many more! Check out the complete lineup of NEW trips in Europe for 2018.
6 Deluxe Camping Trips
An escape to the great outdoors brings you closer to life's simple pleasures. Reconnect with the outdoors in style. Be warmed by the camaraderie around the campfire, gaze at the brilliance of stars and wake to the aromas of a fireside breakfast.
Private Trips—The Clock is Ticking
Our 2018 dates are now available for booking! So if you've been considering a Private Trip, now is the time to start the conversations and get everyone on board for a 2018 adventure. By booking now you'll receive our absolute best pricing and have the top choice of trips
New Winter Adventures
If you've been longing to explore uncharted territory, then you're in luck! We've just launched several exciting new winter adventures.
Take the Family Camping!
Get back to nature this summer on a Backroads Family Deluxe Camping adventure. With plenty of fresh air and no confining walls, your gang will be energized and ready to dive into all that Mother Nature has to offer.
Summer is short but sweet, so let's make the most of it! Dreaming about island-hopping along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast? How about hiking the famous trails of Italy's Cinque Terre? Or explore the wild wonders of Yellowstone. Enjoy a worry-free vacation planning experience as Backroads takes care of it all.
Adventures in Cuba
What do you imagine when you think of traveling to Cuba? Classic cars rolling down the roads? Havana city scenes that look like you've stepped back in time? How about delicious local food and lively music that fills the warm Caribbean nights? It's all waiting to be seen, tasted and heard, and there's no better way to experience it all than with Backroads.
North American Adventures
Sometimes the greatest travel experiences are found not in faraway lands but close to home. North America is an amazing place, a continent of wild places and landscapes full of natural wonders. Now is the perfect time to get out and experience it!
Family Memories in the National Parks
"My love affair with the national parks began when I was 9 years old. I learned at that young age that the best family memories are the ones where we shared an adventure, where we set off and explored something new and exciting together. Those are the memories of my childhood and of my parents that I still carry with me today." Read Casey Carr's Family Memories in the National Parks post on the Back Beat blog.
History of the Bicycle
"Happy 200th birthday to the bicycle! While today we rely on bikes for exercise, commuting and touring the wine country, the bicycle originated in difficult times. It all began in 1815 after a large volcano erupted in Indonesia. So much debris was ejected into the atmosphere that global temperatures cooled and crops around the world were ruined. This also meant starvation for animals, and in a pre-automobile era, left the problem of how to transport people without horses." Read Andy Jacobs's History of the Bicycle post on the Back Beat blog.
Taking the Backroads to Love: A Guest's Perspective
"When I decided to embark on my first Backroads adventure, I was not a biker. I was not even particularly athletic. I was a 24-year-old, newly single teacher in Tampa, Florida. I had just spent months planning the June wedding of my dreams, but I knew something was not right. I called off my engagement and was at a loss of what to do with my newfound freedom. My summer of 1988 was now wide open." Read Jennifer Newcombe's Taking the Backroads to Love: A Guest's Perspective post on the Back Beat blog.
The Michelin Star Experience
"Many of our trips have a Michelin-starred restaurant (or two!) as part of their program. Speaking just for France, we work with more than 20 starred restaurants! While it can take more than a year to get a seat at one of these prestigious tables, Backroads guarantees that you'll get to enjoy this incredible cuisine. We work hard to create a privileged partnership with these restaurants and have a unique experience at their properties. More than just a dinner, a Michelin-starred meal is a moment and a souvenir that stays in your mind for years!" Read Marine Sonot's The Michelin Star Experience post on the Back Beat blog.
The Magnificent Dalmatian Coast
Since debuting our first Dalmatian Coast over a decade ago, it's been apparent that this is a special place—epic cycling and hiking, stunning scenery, plus inviting Mediterranean treasures—delicious food, friendly locals, intriguing history and plenty of sunshine.
7 Breathtaking Hikes in the U.S.
"At Backroads we're lucky to admire the world from a wide range of elevations. I've surveyed the Backroads Trip Leader community and reflected on my own hiking memories to pick seven of the most breathtaking hikes in the United States. Each of these trails offers that 'pinch me' scenery and an unforgettable challenge. Plan one a year or one a month! But don't go without seeing these iconic vistas." Read Marlee Newman's 7 Breathtaking Hikes in the U.S. post on the Back Beat blog.
Conversations in Cuba
"I feel fortunate to be here now. I feel fortunate to be working for Backroads, a company that doesn't gloss over the realities of the world but instead offers its guests a closer, authentic and unfiltered look. Cuba and its people have now become something personal to me—more than news headlines and pages in a history book. It's the taxi driver, the pigeon-flyer, the port foreman and all the others who have helped me paint this beautiful portrait in my mind of a vibrant country full of hopeful people marching toward an uncertain future." Read McKynlee Westman's Conversations in Cuba post on the Back Beat blog.
A Hiker's Heaven in Bavaria & Tyrol
"According to a local saying in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, 'Those loved by God are brought here'—a sentiment easy to understand as the Bavarian Alps can seem like heaven on Earth. For my family (myself, my Backroads husband and our toddler), it's our favorite place in the world to play and relax."Read Cat McNally's A Hiker's Heaven in Bavaria & Tyrol post on the Back Beat blog.
Our Family Trip to Cuba: A Guest's Perspective
"One of the most iconic and expected experiences of a trip to Cuba is the chance to ride in a brightly painted, impeccably cared for classic 1950s convertible. What you might not expect is the pure rush of excitement you feel sliding into the back seat. It was one of my favorite memories of our family trip to Cuba." Read Kaira Rouda's Our Family Trip to Cuba: A Guest's Perspective post on the Back Beat blog.