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    Backroads Trip Leaders


Backroads Trip Leader Qualifications

What We're Looking For

Are you passionate about the outdoors? Do you enjoy serving others? Are you a hard worker with a positive attitude? Do you enjoy cycling and hiking? Do you have a dynamic personality? Are you a sophisticated conversationalist? Are you good at anticipating, troubleshooting and solving challenging problems? We’re seeking these qualities—and more—in our applicants for Trip Leaders. Read more.

Roles of a Backroads Trip Leader

Roles of a Trip Leader

Traveling with a Backroads leader is like traveling in the company of a guide, concierge, translator, cultural ambassador and best friend all in one. They’re natural leaders with an intuitive understanding of legendary service and passionate about sharing experiences and knowledge with our guests. Read more.

Backroads Trip Leader hiring and training

Hiring & Training Process

There are three stages in our hiring process plus graduation from the Backroads Leadership Training Program. Read more about hiring and training.

Trip Leader hiring and training dates

Hiring & Training Dates

View our Hiring Events and Backroads Leadership Training Program dates.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation & Benefits

Backroads sets the industry standard for the total leader compensation and benefit package. To be hired, you must be legally authorized to work in the United States, Canada or France. Read more.

Meet our Backroads Trips Leaders

Meet Our Leaders

Backroads Trip Leaders enrich our guests' experiences with personality and a desire to make others happy! Meet some of our Trip Leaders here.

Trip Leader Praise

Praise for Leaders

Each year thousands of guests honor us with heartfelt kudos for our Trip Leaders. Read a sampling of our guest praise.

Trip Leader FAQs


Got questions about working for Backroads? We've got answers! Read our frequently asked questions.