Experience the Backroads Difference
From our Founder & President Tom Hale to the Trip Leaders on your adventure, everyone at Backroads is motivated first and foremost by our commitment to quality. When it comes to choosing a travel company, values matter. These are ours.
Expert Trip Design
Our 44 years of experience, a 40-person Trip Development team, 12 expert Trip Designers and 200 Trip Experts are all dedicated to making each day of your trip the best day of your year.
Multiple Daily Routes
Choose from several thoughtfully designed routes each day to give you the freedom to enjoy the best of a region at your own pace.
Active for Everyone
Take it easy or take it up a notch with a range of daily activity levels. It’s up to you–do as much or as little as you like with fun people, every day of every trip.
Luxurious Premiere Hotels
As the leader in active luxury travel, our Premiere hotels are among the finest properties around the world.
Our Casual hotels have character, comfort and charm, and are ideal when you prefer a less luxurious option. We call this out so you know what to expect.
The Very Best Leaders
Backroads leaders are rated 9.8 out of 10 by our guests. Our hiring, training, benefits, compensation and performance programs are world class.
Not only are our leaders world class, there are more of them, with at least three on each trip.*
Two or More Support Vans
Multiple support vans make all the difference. When one van is spoken for the additional van(s) remain at your service.*
We don’t trust others to do the job we’ve promised we’ll do for you.
World Leaders in Family Travel
We’ve revolutionized family travel with distinct trips designed for three different age ranges.
The Right Group Size
Our groups are small enough to explore the world with optimum flexibility and big enough to welcome a variety of fun-loving travel companions.
The Best Bikes
Our custom bike fleet is unrivaled in active travel with more than 9,000 professionally maintained titanium bikes, including e-bikes, carbon pro bikes and more.
*Fewer than 5% of our guests choose trips that are small enough to support with one van and fewer than three leaders.
Got All the Facts?
Backroads Guide to Choosing the Right Active/Adventure Travel Company for You
Anyone can claim to be the best, and it’s easy for a travel company to wax poetic in its marketing. But delivering on that promise is another thing. You don’t want to find out the hard way, mid-vacation, that the travel company you’ve chosen doesn’t meet your expectations. So here are a few straightforward questions you can ask to be sure you know exactly what kind of travel experience you’re committing to.