The World’s #1 Active Travel Company
Backroads offers deluxe biking, walking & hiking, multi-adventure and family vacations around the globe PLUS active river & ocean cruising, culinary tours, and snow adventures. All Backroads trips are fully escorted by 3 – 4 trip leaders and 2 support vans while guests travel at their own pace, enjoying exhilarating activities, cultural encounters, scenery, camaraderie, and fun.
At any pace, in any style, traveling with Backroads is not just about the bike or the boots. It’s a rich experience as we peel back the layers that make each destination unique.
Backroads is Virtuoso Preferred Supplier Since 01 Jan 1991
Great Bike Trips: Slovenia and Croatia
Bike through mountains, hilltop villages, and coastal treasures with Backroads new Slovenia and Croatia cycling trip. Dramatic mountains and coastlines, dueling cultures, and the ever-present wind in your hair link up for a great bike ride through Slovenia and Croatia.
Virtuoso Traveler: How to See and Save the Florida Everglades
How to visit the Florida Everglades, one of the most diverse – and endangered – ecosystems on earth. Florida’s Everglades is one of the most diverse – and endangered – ecosystems on earth.
What are 10 absolute bucket-list luxury trips?
Virtuoso’s ninth annual Travel Dreams survey yielded a top 10 ‘trips of a lifetime’ list. No. 1 and 2 are similar (cruising), but then it gets very diverse. River cruising was No. 1, and world cruising was No. 2 – but after that, your bucket list trips varied.
6 Ways to Seek the Sun
Whether you prefer to take your vitamin D lying on a lounge in Jamaica or biking up a Sicilian hillside, find 6 ways to catch some rays. Catching Rays, Your Way …..
Four Seasons of Travel
New ideas and old classics: the best trips for fall, winter, summer, and spring. The best trips for fall, winter, summer, and spring.
How a Virtuoso advisor helped a family travel around the world for a year
Virtuoso advisor Rhona Wendler (who lives in Maryland) helped an Austin, TX-based family travel around the world for 13 months. Here’s the story of how it all came together.
Best Family Trips: Swiss Alps
Mountain hikes and scenic bike rides make for a great family trip with college-age kids. Time together in the Alps is just right for active families with college-age kids.
Watch the Backroads New Zealand Bike Tour Video
Ask us for details and reservations about any of the incredible Backroads trips listed below. Whether you’re seeking exotic wildlife, world-class restaurants, pristine hiking trails, fascinating cultural experiences, kayak adventures in dolphin-filled waters, hair-raising adrenaline sports or sandy tropical beaches, Backroads brings New Zealand all together for one unforgettable journey. Get to know Backroad’s New Zealand Bike Tour with this short video by Backroads leader and videographer David Gallego:
New Zealand Trips