The Family Trip Experts
Backroads Family Trips are incredible experiences for every member of the family. You have great opportunities to connect with your kids as you discover a new world together. You also get some welcome time on your own—and so do they! Choose from Family Inn Trips or Family Camping Trips.
Best Trip for Your Kids' Age
Our trips are designed with the whole family in mind—including easier routes to suit kids' abilities and attention spans and great longer options for adults and teens. Find a trip that's right for your family:
Parent Time, Kid Time, Family Time
Each itinerary balances quality time together and apart, with welcome opportunities for everyone to take a break and recharge—usually challenging on a family vacation. As a parent, it's wonderful to get a break from being the decision maker or mediator and just relax!
We Bring Families Closer Together
Exciting travel experiences and stimulating adventures let you interact in ways you'd never encounter back home. As young people leave behind TV and texting for natural wonders and cultural diversity, it builds their self-assurance and piques their curiosity about things beyond their usual life.
More Families Means More Fun
The dynamic of numerous families makes the trip enjoyable for everyone. Some companies' groups are so small, you can end up traveling with one other family—not nearly as much fun as having a nice number of kids with like ages.
We want to help you choose the perfect Backroads trip for your family. Call us at 800-462-2848 for more details and to find trips with families that have kids and teens of similar age(s) as yours.
Three Experienced Trip Leaders
Our three Family Trip Leaders (and as many as five on Camping Trips) take care of all the day-to-day logistics. They're knowledgeable and enthusiastic motivators for your kids, interact with excitement and are inspiring role models. They'll make sure your gang has the best vacation ever.
A dedicated Kids Activity Expert orchestrates activities for the entire family, plus an hour or two per day of kids-only fun—often focused on local culture or the natural environment.
Family Trip Equipment
Experience our custom-designed titanium bike, included in your trip price and tailored to your riding specifications. Our mechanics tune your designated bike before you depart. And on the trip, your leaders make sure it's ideally suited and fitted to you and your family. Read more about our family trip equipment.
For Families, the price is right. Read more about family pricing.
We know families need extra support! So we use two or three vehicles* plus a trailer for luggage and supplies.
* Over 95% of Backroads guests on scheduled trips travel with three Backroads trip leaders or support staff, and two or more vehicles. We even add a fourth leader for meet and move days on some of our most logistically complex trips with the most guests to ensure everyone enjoys the best possible support. On less than 5% of scheduled trips, the number of guests is small enough that we can maintain our trademark high service standards with just two leaders and one van.