Backroads offers Biking, Walking & Hiking, Multi-Adventure and Family Vacations around the globe—plus active Ocean & River Cruise trips. Since 1979, Backroads has set the standard for active travel with its innovative leader hiring and training program, unrivaled trip planning and support, flexible daily route options and exceptional hotels and cuisine.
HIGH SPANISH PYRENEES
SANTORINI & CRETE
SARDINIA & CORSICA
With nearly 800 Family Trips in 2019, we’re the family travel experts!
Everyone is unplugged and active together, creating lifelong family
memories. Kids’ biking equipment available on all Family Trips.
Older Teens & 20s (17+) | Teens & Kids (9-17) | Younger Kids (4-12)
Active Ocean & River Cruise
Guests love biking with Backroads in combination with small luxury
ocean or river ships. They unpack once, then explore multiple regions
at their own pace, enjoying active days ashore with our best-in-class
trip leaders, titanium bikes, multiple routes and support vehicles for
Private & Custom
Whether you have 2 honeymooners, a 30-person family reunion or a
200-person corporate retreat, we can make it happen. A group of 8
can take over almost any open date and make it a private trip. Trips for
10 or more get our lowest pricing.
Active Adventure + Yoga NEW!
We are introducing yoga on a selection of our trips to complement our
active itineraries. Perfect for active travelers who want to enjoy—or
try!—yoga as part of their trip but seek more diversity and activity than
a yoga-centric retreat. Departures every week of the year from Iceland
to Costa Rica.
75% Repeat and Referral Rate
550+ Professional Trip Leaders in the Field
190+ Staff Members in Backroads’ Offices
Fleet of 6,000+ Bikes
Over 1,000 Departures for Families in 2019
Visit 22 Epic National Parks
Average Guest Age 45-65
Kids Ages 4-25
Average Group Size 16 People
Tom Hale Founder & President Since 1979