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    First-Time Guests

Guest Testimonials: First-Time Guests

This was my first backroads trip ever and I am officially a believer! I love what you guys are doing as a company and I honestly feel like this trip was one of, if not the best, trip I have ever been on.

Bryce Mariano - Paradise Valley, AZ

This was my first experience with Backroads and based on my experience, you run an exceptional company and choose outstanding leaders. Way to go!

Robin Osborne - East Thetford, VT

Thank you for a wonderful trip. It was my first Backroads trip and I was not sure what to expect, but the experience clearly exceeded my expectations... Thanks for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!

Laura Ravo - New York, NY

This was my first Backroads trip, and it was fabulous. Our rides were meticulously organized; the group was congenial; our leaders were consistently competent, warm and enthusiastic.

Andrea Clardy - Jamaica Plain, MA

My wife and I very much enjoyed our first Backroads trip. It really is the best way to travel and experience another country! We absolutely loved getting to know our guides and our fellow travelers on the trip. We wished the experience never had to end.

Martin Ross - Nashville, TN

This was my first experience with Backroads and it exceeded my expectations by a mile! I loved every aspect of this trip; the attention to detail, the route, food and above all the two leaders who were exceptional! You guys rock! What a wonderful experience. Professional, enriching and challenging all at the same time.

Denise Levinter - Toronto, CA

This was my first Backroads experience. I had heard and read some wonderful stories, and so my expectations were rather high. I can honestly say that this trip exceeded every expectation I had and raised the bar to unbelievable heights. I have never experienced a more prepared and pleasurable trip. Every facet of the week was excellent—from the first meeting to the final wrap up. It was an awesome experience!!

Peter Doyle - Lynchburg, VA

This was our first Backroads trip and we were very impressed. We are already thinking about our next trip. We were astounded at the number of repeat Backroads guests on this trip—we now know why!!

Georgia Nishimura - San Diego, CA

This was our first Backroads trip and we were absolutely blown away by what a great time we had! Every day was a new and exciting adventure! Our leaders were the best, anticipating our every need. It felt like going to visit friends who want to show you all the great things the area has to offer and make you feel welcome and comfortable all the while.

Marti Petro - Southlake, TX

Longtime bicyclist, but never did a group ride. This was awesome in EVERY respect. This was a 100% totally engaging experience! Great staff and participants. Food was fantastic, and I earned the calories consumed. Post ride greetings were super, too. I simply didn't want it to end.

Douglas Rea - Pittsford, NY

This was our first trip and of course we didn't know what to expect, but were immediately put at ease by the leaders and the other guests who have done this before. I was so impressed by the professionalism of the leaders, their knowledge of the area, the handling of people and what they brought to the party.

Joanne Mahoney - Hopkinton, MA

I haven't felt so well taken care of, so carefree and had so much fun since I was a child. I can't wait for my next Backroads trip! This was my idea of the perfect vacation! I felt like a child again—outdoors and active all day and totally taken care of in every way.

Margaret Erickson - Silver Spring, MD

This was my first Backroads trip and I felt it was absolutely amazing, fantastic, terrific and wonderful—better than I expected in all respects: meals, accommodations, intensity of biking and hiking, dynamics of the group and overall 'high' feeling throughout the entire trip.

Shelli Zelsman - Thornhill, Ontario

Excellent trip and assistance throughout the tour. Backroads was my first 'active' vacation and I'm never going back to a relaxing day at the beach... I feel more refreshed after doing, seeing and learning interesting things while making new friends within our group.

Ken Schmidt - Tracy, CA

I had never done anything like this before and it was absolutely the most amazing trip I've ever taken. Everything about it was wonderful! I smiled during the entire trip and have been telling all of my friends about it in the most glowing terms I can think of.

Jo Curran - St. Louis, MO

This was my first Backroads experience and it certainly surprised me. This trip was fantastic! I was thrilled with the choice of activities and the accommodations... Our leaders were fantastic and offered great support and energy. They reminded me and all of us that this was a vacation and not a race so the first order of business was fun!... Thanks for an unforgettable time.

Xandra Shen - Toronto, Ontario

I had never participated in an organized group trip and was overwhelmingly delighted with my experience. Every day there was something that occurred that clearly illustrated the company and the trip leaders' personal commitment to insuring we had an enjoyable experience that lived up to our expectations. Whether it was the surprise special events, helping us find ATMs, interpreting, or filling us in on cultural information while we rode—I felt well attended to throughout the trip.

Heather Markham - Burlington, MA

This was my first trip with Backroads and I just loved it! It was so nice having everything planned out so I could just sit back (or in my case ride the bike) and not have to worry about the little details of the trip. I'm already thinking about where we can go on our next trip with Backroads.

Colleen Rigby - San Diego, CA

This was my first Backroads trip and it sure won't be my last. It is a wonderful way to travel and see the sites and meet so many wonderful people and get exercise all at the same time.

Patty Garrett - Arlington, WA

Absolutely amazing—great trip for a first-timer, loved the mix of people—we weren't the youngest but not the oldest either. The next trip will be tough to match this one! We were wowed!!

Florence Schretzmann - Moraga, CA

Your company did come highly recommended from friends. But I had to experience it for myself. And man, did it exceed my expectations! The level of service was impeccable, our leaders were a blast, the food was great, and the level of riding was perfect for my ability. The group was a lot of fun and by the end of the trip we were all like family! You have great people working here.

Peggy Hymel - San Anselmo, CA

This was my first Backroads trip, and it exceeded all my expectations. There was a wonderful balance of biking, cultural, and culinary activities... As well as ample time for relaxation. Each day was so full, and the week passed too quickly. Yet, it was the perfect trip length.

Andrea Wang - Washington, DC

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