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Backroads is the leader in active travel. Since 1979, they’ve been taking people on unforgettable biking, walking, hiking and multi-adventure trips around the world. What sets them apart? Thoughtful, meticulous trip design. Elegant hotels and world-class dining. And Trip Leaders, who are consistently described by guests as the best guides they’ve ever had.

Interested in a Backroads adventure in one of 50 countries around the world? Contact me and we’ll make it happen.

Find your next adventure

Backroads is the leader in active travel. Since 1979, they’ve been taking people on unforgettable biking, walking, hiking and multi-adventure trips around the world. What sets them apart? Thoughtful, meticulous trip design. Elegant hotels and world-class dining. And Trip Leaders, who are consistently described by guests as the best guides they’ve ever had.

Interested in a Backroads adventure in one of 50 countries around the world? Contact me and we’ll make it happen.

Small group tours delivering big camaraderie. With hand-selected routes, hotels, meals and wine receptions, Backroads has mastered the art of designing trips to build community while offering tremendous individual freedom. Join them for hiking, walking and biking adventures geared for active adults.

A special collection of adventure tours, each one featuring expert trip design and world-class support. The same immersive experiences you know and love, but this time, shared in the company of all women. Explore wild landscapes by bike and walk ancient footpaths—in good company and always at your own perfect pace.

Travel with your family to unforgettable worldwide destinations. Backroads family vacations include adventures like biking past castles, hiking beneath waterfalls or kayaking pristine waters. Family-friendly group travel provides quality time together and apart, as well as an instant group of new friends for everyone.

Create memories on biking, walking or multi-adventure trips with plenty of Instagram-ready moments in gateway cities like Barcelona, Amsterdam and San Francisco. These unique vacations are design especially for families with one or more kids 17 or older (siblings 14+ welcome on standard trips; 16+ on Dolce Tempo trips)

Backroads family adventures for 20s & Beyond offer something for everyone, from avid cyclists to easygoing bikers and hikers. Join other families like yours on unique walking and biking adventures designed for families with one or more kids 20 or older (siblings 17+ are welcome as well).

Whether you’re traveling with friends, family or colleagues, Backroad’s Private Trips are a great way to see the world. You get the same amazing Backroads itineraries—continually refined and improved for over four decades—enjoyed with traveling companions of your choosing.

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