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    Press Releases

December 2018

Backroads Announces Hottest Destinations for 2019
"Europe topped the list, as Backroads guests are showing particular enthusiasm to explore classics like France, Italy, Portugal, Scotland and Spain, plus the newest Mediterranean hot-spot of Croatia."

October 2018

Backroads Accepting Applications for Coveted Trip Leader Positions for 2019 Season
“If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Backroads Trip Leader, we’d love to hear from you,” said Tom Hale, Founder and President of Backroads. “We are looking for passionate applicants who love people, customer service, problem solving and most of all exploring the world under your own power.”

Backroads Celebrates the Holidays with Active Vacations to Warm Weather Destinations and Winter Wonderlands, Plus Trips with Yoga

August 2018

Backroads Celebrates 40th Anniversary and Introduces New 2019 Destinations
In celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary, Backroads today announced new trips and destinations for 2019.

More Than 120 Departures Now Open to Book for 2019 and 2020 Travel
AmaWaterways and Backroads – who, together, are leaders in the active river cruise travel segment – today announced an exciting lineup of more than 120 Danube, Douro, Rhine and Seine departures in 2019 and 2020, including nine full-ship charters and select sailings onboard AmaWaterways’ innovative new ship, AmaMagna.

June 2018

New Trips with Yoga
Backroads, the World’s #1 Active Travel Company, today announced it is introducing yoga to a number of Backroads Walking & Hiking, Biking and Multi-Adventure Trips. Starting in 2019, guided yoga will be offered as a supplemental activity on 14 of the company’s itineraries —including Bali, India, Tuscany, Mallorca, Costa Rica, Maui and Santa Barbara.

May 2018

New Biking Trips
Backroads, the World’s Leading Active Travel company, today announced new 2018 bike tours to the popular destinations of Chile, Cuba, Portugal and Croatia & Slovenia in celebration of National Bike Month. Additionally, Backroads is rolling out entirely new high-performance custom-built titanium road bikes to go with their best-in-class bike fleet offerings.

March 2018

New Trekking Trips
Backroads, the World’s Leading Active Travel company, today announced growth in its walking and hiking trip segment with new tours ranging from easy to challenging – including new Hut-to-Hut, family and unique trips – across the globe.

January 2018

For the Love of Travel—Backroads Announces Top Ten Romantic Trips
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Backroads, the World’s Leading Active Travel company, today announced the Top 10 Trips for Romance. Since the company’s inception, guests have celebrated romantic milestones with Backroads.

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