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About Backroads

Whatever your ability and wherever you venture in the Backroads world — whether you choose to bike amid glacier-carved peaks in the Canadian Rockies, walk to a 14th-century temple in Bhutan or raft on a Costa Rican river — youll travel at your own pace. After more than three decades of finding rewarding alternatives to traditional vacations, Backroads’ passion for active travel is stronger than ever. Backroads worldwide team devotes days to creating the best possible Biking, Walking, Multisport and Family trips around the globe — and will be working again tomorrow to make them even better. The desire to maintain our place as the world’s #1 active travel company is fundamental: We believe there is no better way to immerse yourself in the life of a region, to explore hidden corners and appreciate nuances while enjoying the benefits and enormous satisfaction of traveling under your own power. These are experiences you cannot have behind the wheel of a car, or on a train or a tour bus, or in a few excursions from a cruise ship or a secluded resort. Active travel is, at its heart, a way of connecting more authentically with the world. Sure, Backroads provides legendary customer service, enthusiastic trip leaders, superb accommodations and meals, and opportunities you could never arrange on your own. But all of our comprehensive planning and support is aimed at something far simpler: bringing you the immediate, highly personal satisfaction of discovering a new world on your own terms. If you are seeking unique cultural encounters, inspiring scenery and fun activities that allow you to experience the world from a whole new perspective, Backroads is unequaled. Backroads also features exclusive departures for families and private groups, as well as specially designed deluxe family camping trips.

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Our Activities

  • Archaeological
  • Beach & Watersport
  • Bicycling
  • Bird watching
  • Canyoneering
  • Caving
  • Climbing
  • Culinary
  • Cultural
  • Day hiking
  • Educational
  • Exploring
  • Family
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Historical
  • Kayak Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Multisport
  • Nature
  • Paddlesport
  • Rafting
  • Rainforest
  • Road
  • Rock
  • Safari
  • Sailing & Cruise
  • Sea-kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife

Our Destinations

  • Africa
  • Alberta
  • Argentina
  • Asia
  • Austria
  • Bhutan
  • Botswana
  • British Columbia
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Central America / Caribbean
  • Central Asia
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Eastern Asia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Ecuador
  • Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • North America
  • Northern Africa
  • Northern Europe
  • Norway
  • Nova Scotia
  • Pacific
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South America
  • Southeastern Asia
  • Southern Africa
  • Southern Asia
  • Southern Europe
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Tibet
  • Turkey
  • Tuscany
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam
  • Western Asia
  • Western Europe
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