Backroads

The World's #1 Active Travel Company

Backroads

Backroads offers deluxe biking, walking & hiking, multi-adventure and family vacations around the globe PLUS active river & ocean cruising, culinary tours, active safaris, weekend getaways and active snow adventures. All Backroads trips are fully escorted by 3 - 4 trip leaders and 1 - 2 support vans while guests travel at their own pace, enjoying exhilarating activities, cultural encounters, scenery, camaraderie and fun. Dolce Tempo trips offer easygoing e-biking, walking and multi-adventure vacations for folks new to active travel.

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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.

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Tuscany Backroads family adventure

By: mfaunt


Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2014

Best family vacation ever!  Backroads is our now "go to" vacation guide for family fun. http://makeitbetter.net/entertainment/outings-a-travel/6178-don-t-spin-your-wheels-the-best-bike-vacations

A great Piedmonte trip

By: Dick


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2013

I recently returned from a 6 day bicycle trip to the Piedmont region of Italy arranged and led through Backroads. This is my 10th Backroads trip,and one of my best. It has been my experience, with over 20 active vacations in the last 10 years, that the leaders and the fellow travelers make 70% of the trip. I have become confident that Backroads offers a consistently well thought out trip (with only 1-2 exceptions). This one, however, was a major winner. Go on it!!
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre

Great trip

By: Missy


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

This was out second Backroads trip and it was great. We spent time in the Andes of Ecuador and then on the Galapagos. There were 8 guests and one guide. Loved the contract between the mountains and the tropical climate of the islands. The Andes were a pleasant surprise for us--beautiful, great food and great accommodations.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Chaitman

An Incredible Trip with Backroads - Again

By: Rich8


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2014

This is our 5th trip with Backroads and 2nd family trip. They provided the usual very reliable and outstanding experience. Our biking guide Nick was attentive, knowledgeable, fun and kept us all safe and happy. Our local guide Wayan made the trip special by immersing us in his culture. If you are looking for white sandy tropical beach island, there are lots of other places you can go besides Bali. What made the trip special was the people and the culture. Probably the friendliest people anywhere, always ready with a 'hello' in every village. Mindful and happy, the people and our local guides were a joy to be around. There was always a van nearby looking out for us. Meals and hotels were all good, especially the last stay and the first. Super family time that is priceless.
Travel Advisor:  Sam McClure

LOVE Backroads!

By: Happy Camper


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2014

Just returned from a solo/singles multi-sport (deluxe camping) trip in the Tetons and Yellowstone. The trip was amazing. I had been to this part of the country before but biking, hiking and kayaking through it and camping in the national parks gave me a completely different perspective. And Backroads is awesome. Every detail covered, every meal delicious. This is the way to camp.
Travel Advisor:  Lou deLisser

Great Biking Trip

By: Ed


Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2014

We loved our biking trips with Backroads. The leaders were as friendly and helpful as possible. The biking was as expected and the route provided a good mix of small towns and the cultural sites so abundant in the area
Travel Advisor:  Linda Young

Well organized, fun and challenging

By: EBD


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2014

Loved this hiking trip to the Canadian Rockies. Backroads does an outstanding job of organizing the week---great hotels, staff. All you have to do is show up with the gear they suggest, be in shape for hiking and they take care of the rest. Our group of 15 was delightful.
Travel Advisor:  Michele Benigno

Backroads Vietnam/Cambodia Trip

By: KevinPh


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2015

Backroads is my favorite bike touring company. I have tried several over the years. Superb guides who work with local experts to bring you an in depth visit to an area that can only be done with the immersive element of biking or walking. Most impressed by the Vietnam crew.
Travel Advisor:  Gary Johnson

Just right

By: Philippe


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2015

Perfect trip. It was like a Swiss Version of Asia. Great work.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

The best active travel company

By: Travel4evr


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Our family has traveled many times with Backroads. All the trips have been fantastic. They are very accommodating to varying levels of activity as well as interests. Details are handled, very relaxing and fun trips.
Travel Advisor:  Michele Grace

family fun

By: joan&family


Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2015

We loved our Backroads Family cycling tour in Tuscany. We will travel with Backroads again and look forward to our next trip.
Travel Advisor:  Vicki Aubert

Wonderful experience!

By: neg


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2015

Our guides were excellent and all the sites and experiences were wonderful. Great people of the trip too!

Ride #10

By: Teacher


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2015

Backroads first time pairing with a river cruise ship was a huge success. We loved it. Learned so much about the Danube valley and all the countries along the way. Top notch job by the company and our leaders Cat and Martina.

Never disappoints

By: Lois


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2015

We have been on several Backroads trips and have never been disappointed. Cannot wait to do another!

well planned trip

By: mw1234


Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2016

good family fun
Travel Advisor:  Taryn Daley

Great value/ terrific bundling of travel optios and requirements

By: Turk


Reviewed on: 25 Jul 2016

Avanti provides first class travel at reasonable prices.
Travel Advisor:  Alyse Cori

Backroads Tour

By: Sue


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2016

What an amazing company. The trip leaders and support person were so warm, knowledgeable, and upbeat. The bike routes, hotels, and meals were superior. I am planning to use them again for a future trip.
Travel Advisor:  Rose Passananti

Awesome Guided Hiking Tour

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2016

Backroads did an awesome job on organizing and leading a six day hiking tour in and around Yosemite National Park. All aspects of the trip were taken care of by the Backroads guides and their organization. The hikes they arranged were outstanding. Incredible scenery on every hike, plenty of options, and plenty of variety. The selection of three locations in/around Yosemite for the hikes was excellent. Each area is unique and each provides a different experience and scenery. All of the hotels on the trip were great (Tenaya Lodge, the Majestic, and Rush Creek). The food was excellent and plentiful. And the people in the tour group were very nice and friendly. I highly recommend Backroads. Many in the hiking group had previously traveled on Backroads, tours, so clearly they do a good job. I will definitely be using Backroads guided hiking services again.

awesome bike trip

By: JB100


Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2016

Backroads was amazing! Michelin starred dinners, great guides, a private dinner at Moet and Chandon! Perfect!
Travel Advisor:  Marcie Kotler

Travel made easy

By: Jenn78


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2016

My Backroads trip was so well organized and the tour guides were friendly and helpful along the way. It was a great way to have a fun filled trip with none of the logistical hassle!

Backroads

By: RolandExcellent trip


Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2016

The tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable and helpful. The trip agenda was excellent. We visited towns and villages that would not have been possible with a larger group or bus. Best tour we have been on
Travel Advisor:  Carolyn O'Meara

Backroads Hiking

By: Happy Campers


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2016

Great trip in every way!
Travel Advisor:  Natalie Rael

our families most favorite vacations

By: sue65


Reviewed on: 29 Dec 2016

We just wrapped our 3rd Backroads trip, certainly not our last!! I just can't say enough about the logistical experts these folks are, how knowledgable, kind, and capable all the trip leaders have been. Oh, and the places you go don't stink either!!
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce

Great service!

By: Dhoef


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2017

Terri took care of all the details in booking our Backroads trip. She also kept records of all the information and had it available for us when we needed it.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Netzel

Great Experience

By: Geoff


Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2017

the tour guides were so knowlegable, personable and user friendly. the company has advance teams and lots of resources so you are well taken care of from the time you arrive to the very end. the bikes they provided, hotels we stayed in, road trips, meals were all top notch and very comfortable and even better than I had expected. Would definitely be a repeat user.

Backroads Patagonia

By: Dick


Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2017

Excellent hiking. Good options.
Travel Advisor:  Alyse Cori

New Zealand

By: Val


Reviewed on: 01 Mar 2017

fantastic. they did a great job - they were very organized. the guides were awesome and I would go on a backroads trip again!
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg

Napa Valley Bike Tour

By: Amy


Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2017

I have done other Backroads tour and was disappointed in this tour. The guides are fantastic and of no issue. The tour was in Sonoma and we were biking on very busy roads. It was not what I expected and very stressful.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Iceland Backroads Multisport

By: KJS


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

Aaaaaamazing trip! Thank you Sam and Backroads! Couldn't have asked for a better trip! Leaders were wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Sam McClure

Outstanding trip

By: Edwin


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Yet another outstanding trip with Backroads. There is a reason this was trip #26 for us.

Backroads

By: Barbara


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

The Backroads trip to South Africa and Botswana was magical. Cycling to view the game was incredible; we've never experienced anything like it and recommend the trip to anyone
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

Bike trip Berlin yo Dresden

By: lynn


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

We had a fantastic experience! It was our first Backroads trip and it couldnt have been better! Our guides (Ingo, Abdul and Anja) were amazing. All extremely knowledgeable, highly skilled and personable. They really added to making the trip perfect! All accommodations- from the bikes to the meals, hotels, speakers, routes and transportation were first rate!
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Moran

Backroads

By: Anonymous


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

This was my 11th trip with Backroads. They get better with every trip.
Travel Advisor:  Alyse Cori

I highly recommend Backroads

By: Rachel


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2017

We had a great experience biking and hiking in Glacier and Waterton National Parks with Backroads. The guides were outstanding, and they delivered top notch service. This was our second Backroads trip, and we are looking forward to a third.
Travel Advisor:  Marisa L. Cole

Top notch company

By: Pete


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2017

This was our first Backroads experience and I couldn't have been happier. The guides we had were wonderful, every detail was planned and I didn't have to worry about a single thing.
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce

Backroads Croatia

By: hj


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

Backroads was an incredible operator to work with. The guides made the entire trip seamless. Every detail was thought out, from transporting our luggage to making sure the kids had plenty of fun & adults had their time as well. There were different levels of activity and they made sure we were aware of the differences each day, made suggestions based on our abilities or our mood and were so thoughtful to our every need. My son was sick one day on the trip and they even called to hotel to check in on us to see how he was doing. I would highly recommend Backroads to other travelers and we can't wait to do another trip with them.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Brant

Active travel at its finest

By: Nburd


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2017

This was our first Backroads trip, and we loved it! Our tour guides, Paul and Francis, encouraged us, provided wonderful gourmet roadside picnics and rest stops. This type of trip is not for the faint of heart! We had to get up to an alarm every morning, and we fell into bed exhausted every night. However, the hotels were upscale and comfortable, the meals were fantastic, and the people we met and traveled with were some of the nicest we have ever met. We will certainly do this type of trip again!
Travel Advisor:  Michael Kempinski

Backroads

By: Jon


Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

A phenomenal family adventure!
Travel Advisor:  Helen Papa

Backroads is excellent

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2017

Top notch active vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Hartman

Croatia Backroads Hiking trip

By: Rebecca


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2017

Amazing, as usual! This was my sixth hiking trip with Backroads and I already have my seventh and eighth trips with them planned. Too many adventures to choose from and too little time!
Travel Advisor:  Alyse Cori

Slim

By: Slim


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

Second Backroads Trip and looking forward to going on another trip.
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett

Backroads Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard bike tour

By: Maisie


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2017

Backroads is a company my husband and I have been on many trips with. We had not been on a trip with them for quite a few years due to a lot of things going on in our lives. When we finally could do a trip, we found the level of their guides to be the same outstanding level. They work tirelessly from very early in the morning to late at night to insure that everyone's needs are met with a very happy attitude. I was also impressed with the hotel and restaurant selections. The bikes had improved by leaps and bounds since our last trip. No one ever lost a chain or had a flat. That's the first time that ever happened. They now have a GPS on the bikes as well. I would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting a bike, walking, hiking or multi sports tour. I understand they now do cruises as well.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

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By: Nicki


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

I didn't take the tour

Backroads

By: Ferg


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2017

Awesome experience!!!!!!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Highlights of Britain

By: Banjo


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2017

Excellent tour with comfortable accommodation and good meals. The exposure to the British countryside was great and what we were looking for. Would have liked more provided meals to obviate the need to hunt out somewhere to eat in a town that we were not familiar with. One highlight among many, was the Scottish piper and dinner at the castle on our last night. Our tour leader and driver provided good service.

Incredible Guides, Great trip!

By: Mary Bell


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2017

This was my first Backroads experience and I could not have been more impressed with our guides. We had so much fun! Our guides planned everything carefully, anticipating our every need and making sure we were enjoying ourselves. There were different hiking goals and abilities within our group and they accommodated each of us with alternative hikes and itineraries each day. They were knowledgeable about the history and the geology of the area we hiked in Utah and they answered every one of our questions. They were interesting and clever, but what was the most amazing was their patience and thoughtfulness.
Travel Advisor:  Sally May

Croatia

By: nrb


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2017

Backroads provides a wonderful combination of activity and culture in gorgeous settings and ( mostly) luxurious accommodations.
Travel Advisor:  Ewa Duranovic

Duoro River

By: Andi


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Backroads did an incredible job!! Every detail was attended to by our guides. We loved the Duoro River and all its beauty. The biking, the accommodations, the food and all the support was perfect!! It was an 11 out of 10!!
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Falk Weiss

Sedona hiking trip

By: Rachelle


Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2017

Outstanding! Every detail from our hiking route, snacks, meals, resorts, ...was taken care of. All I had to do was show up in my hiking gear and have a fabulous day. Our leaders were amazing....fantastic personalities! Went out of their way to ensure everyone was happy and well taken care of. Met so many wonderful people. Was an experience of a lifetime. Can’t wait until my next backroads trip:)
Travel Advisor:  Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Bicycle trip to Israel

By: Grandmabike


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

Fabulous! They were very attentive! Great input and guiding!!
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Israel

By: Rebecca Hernreich


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

I havd done many trips with Backroads and love them.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Backroads is the best!

By: Sharon


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Backroads makes your trip unforgettable, They provide an unparalleled level of service; are meticulous with the details, and manage everything seamlessly. Highly recommend Backroads.
Travel Advisor:  Sandie Harman

California Wine Country

By: Zac


Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2017

Once again a consistently high quality, well planned and executed tour from Backroads.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg

Yet another magical BR trip

By: Nancy


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2017

I think this was my right trip with Backroads. I can’t rave enough about traveling with them. The hotels in the premier trips are Magical. The guides are all bright, energetic and enthusiastic individuals. The local guides are wonderful extensions to the regular guides. What I love most is all of The cultural stops and historical sites that they expose us to. I am learning and riding all day every day. I am an avid rider and they accommodate my riding as well as novice Riders
Travel Advisor:  Susan Sparks

Terrific

By: Toni


Reviewed on: 30 Nov 2017

Backroads is the best. Great planning, great execution. Hiking was terrific, and allowed as to acclimate to the high altitude before the most strenuous hikes. In depth information re history and culture of Peru and Macchu Picchu area. Great Backroads guides and fabulous local guide. Lovely group of traveling partners as well.
Travel Advisor:  Jamo Ladd

Thailand

By: HQ


Reviewed on: 15 Jan 2018

They were incredible! They thought of everything and made sure we were taken care of at every turn. My daughter a health concern & they were amazing.
Travel Advisor:  Shonah Rabman

Fantastic trip...again!

By: Kristy


Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2018

We loved this trip and would recommend it to anyone looking to explore Thailand!

Unbelievably Fantastic!!

By: JeannieM


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2018

The Backroads team are AMAZING. From the moment we met the guides every whim addressed, every detail anticipated, every accommodation excellent, the activities were so fun, and the guides were the most congenial, funny, caring, knowledgable and fun group of people. Every day was different and fun. Every choice was met with support and encouragement. Every adventure was unique. Every guest was happy and received personal attention with a smile regardless of how big or small the need or request. I've completed 3 Backroads trips - each has been unique and exceptional... each has been extraordinary.
Travel Advisor:  Candy Davis

Our "go-to" travel company

By: FL traveler


Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2018

Backroads is an amazing company, that continues to "up" their game, always providing the most knowledgeable, capable, well trained guides, who can think on their feet. We love traveling with Backroads in Asia, as they provide additional in-country personnel, so that every customer can be satisfied that this is "their" vacation. The chosen hotels and restaurants are always top shelf, and the itinerary allows us to get off the beaten track, and actually meet and travel alongside the "people". A great way to learn about and be immersed in local culture. We love Backroads!
Travel Advisor:  Sally Shekane

Ride💪🏻, EAT!, Relaaaaax, Repeat.

By: InnerCompass


Reviewed on: 29 Apr 2018

Sorely in need of a reboot after a tumultuous 2 years, I reluctantly opted for my first Backroads trip: Arizona’s Tucson and Sonoran Desert - Red Rock and Blue Sky. I’m a sea level cruiser, not a distance cyclist. Yet, this excursion made me feel like a Desert Road Warrior. Upright handlebars and battery assist bike options made elevation and uphills a snap. Immersed in surreal nature and sweeping vistas, my self imposed intimidation faded to a distant memory. The tirelessly hard working Staff patiently accommodated, and miraculously anticipated, the needs of our group of 22 couples and solos. Be prepared to EAT! The words “picnic lunch” are a modest description for the health conscious smorgasbord provided daily en route, not to mention the “pre-ride snack buffet.” Premier accommodations put the “AH” in amazing for a completely fulfilling vacation. Thank you Backroads for introducing me to an LTR with the Open Road❣️
Travel Advisor:  Charissa Popp

mallorca

By: spring break


Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2018

Fantastic. I love how detailed the planning is.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Netzel

Absolutely Amazing!

By: Lori


Reviewed on: 25 May 2018

The whole experience was 5 Stars! Trip leaders were outstanding, food & hotels were better than imaginable and the hiking was breathtaking and fun. Overall it was far more than I expected and can't wait to go on another one!
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

The BEST

By: Ruthie


Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2018

These were our 9th and 10th Backroads trips, so we are big Backroads fans :)
Travel Advisor:  Sally May

Backroads An Awesome company

By: Maureen


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2018

We loved traveling with Backroads. The guides were so well organized, kind and knowledgeable. Our path each day was well planned and they offered options for those wanting more/less activity. The food was delicious and healthy! Seeing a foreign country on foot was a game changer. As a family we thought it was one of our best trips ever!
Travel Advisor:  Gabrielle Warncke

The best travel company around!

By: Gigiburd


Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2018

We can’t say enough good about Backroads! We are avid cyclists who also love to travel the world. Backroads provides excellent quality bicycles and equipment. Their guides are friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the areas they travel and the work they do. From exquisite dinners at marvelous restaurants to first class accommodations to road snacks and first aid, Backroads has everything covered. We always get our money’s worth of activity and fun, and we meet interesting people who are passionate about the same things we are. We believe Backroads is the best active travel company around!
Travel Advisor:  Michael Kempinski

Walking southern France and the French Riviera

By: Shig


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2018

We were the first group to go on this new Backroads trip. The three guides did a fabulous job exposing us to the local scenery and the local food. The walks were beautiful and there were several daily routes we could take depending on how far we wanted to walk. The hotels were spectacular.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Garcia

Backroads

By: Micki


Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2018

Love Backroads trips, have done 15
Travel Advisor:  Natalie Rael

5 Stars for BackRoads and Carol Fernandez

By: Alice and Scott Spencer


Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2018

BackRoads planned a magnificent experience for us on the Amalfi Coast. We were enthralled with the views, hikes, meals and camaraderie. It was beautiful, unforgettable, lifetime experience! Our guides, Caterina, Alexandra and Philipo were enthusiastic, kind and overall, fantastic. Carol Fernandez is a terrific agent. She spent a lot of time helping us plan our trip to Italy which included days before and after our vacation with BackRoads. Ms. Fernandez assisted us in getting reduced airfares and quality hotels. She gave us good advice about locations, getting tickets in advance to special tours, and she kept track of our arrival and departure flights. Ms. Fernandez is experienced, knowledgeable, and truly interested in her clients.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Fernandez

Fabulous

By: Pam


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Backroads is the best. The attention to detail, great guides, wonderful hotels and meals. Will definitely go on another backroads trip
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Backroads tour of Ireland

By: Peter Kierath


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Very well organized and managed tour. Guide was really excellent - very friendly and great knowledge. Accommodation and small bus could not have been better. I enjoyed the tour of Ireland very much.

Normandy-Brittany Cycling Tour

By: Kevin Thomas


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

The guides are what make these trips fantastic. They set up your bikes and GPS and look after you along the way each day. They are calm, patient and friendly and by the end of the week you realize how hard they work. I thought I'd miss my own road bike but discovered their titanium bikes had electronic shifters and were a real treat to ride. The daily routes took us along the shores (where D-Day had occurred) and being there made me really appreciate and think about the sacrifice that generation had made. The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial was dramatic and beautiful. Many of us were choked up as we gazed at the thousands of grave markers. I loved cycling through the country roads and small towns and seeing all the beautiful stone buildings. Mont Saint Michel and Saint Malo were remarkable as well. We stayed at beautiful casual chateaus and the daily meals were wonderful. It was enjoyable to get to know each of the folks who were also on the tour.
Travel Advisor:  Kim Davis-Smith

Champagne Alsace

By: Phil T


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2018

.We had a great experience Backroads. The trip was organized extremely well with great food, lodging, biking and leaders. I highly recommend Backroads travel
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

Fantastic Tour

By: Vneidell


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2018

Backroads was wonderful. This was my first trip with them, and everything was taken care of. Our guides were delightful. Our daily schedule if hikes and food was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to be active and eat well. I will definitely go on another tour with them in the future.

Italy - Tuscany / Amalfi Coast

By: Tuscany


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2018

Backroads was very organized, their website is easy to navigate and their guides were efficient and accommodating.

Backroads Trip to Canadian Rockies

By: Kathleen W.


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2018

This was our fourth trip with Backroads. The leaders were knowledgeable, friendly and organized. They really made the trip for us. Accommodations and food were perfect. We are already planning our next Backroads trip!
Travel Advisor:  Grace Shpiz

Yosemite

By: LisaW


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2018

Had a great time in Yosemite with awesome trip leaders Katy, Stefan and Tony. The group was great and the trip was perfect. The scenery didn’t hurt!
Travel Advisor:  Kathryn Schutz

Italian Lakes

By: Susan


Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

Absolutely unbelievable! This was our second backroads trip and we will definitely do a lot more of them. Our leaders were amazing and the hotels and food were incredible! Laura was truly outstanding and great about what we should do every day. Everything was taken care of and it was such an easy way to travel. They take care of everything down to a clean bathroom every few hours. I would definitely recommend backroads! And we will do lots more of these trips!
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Jaykus Peck

Hiking in Tetons

By: BR


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2018

Well organized adventure travel with focus on Guest preferences.
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce

Seventh Backroads trip - on to the next!

By: Rebecca


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

Superb, as usual! Looking forward to my Backroads Japan hiking trip in a few months!
Travel Advisor:  Alyse Cori

So fun

By: Stc


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2018

We have taken many Backroads trips and they have always impressed us. The fact that everything is taken care of for you is great. And the guides have the best personalities.
Travel Advisor:  Dana Daza

first class

By: Punch


Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2018

I really didn't comprehend how top-drawer Backroads was until I was immersed in this hiking trip in the Alps. I was just about the only participant who was a newbie. Everyone else had been on multiple excursions with them. The guides are almost impossibly kind, understanding, competent, and, in this case, athletic. Hotels are magnificent, food the same. But the very best thing about Backroads is the guides' good-natured willingness to accommodate the hike or bike to every single diverse person on their trips, no matter their interests or abilities. And the caliber of people who do Backroads trips is high. You will make friends; you will be impressed; you will do a Backroads trip again!
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

Backroads - Cinque Terre and Chianti

By: Harris C


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2018

Having never done a Backroads experience, my wife and I had no idea what to expect and hoped for a great time. Having recently returned from our journey I can say with full confidence this was the highlight of our vacation and one of the most fulfilling trips we have ever done. We had the most amazing time getting to do more than just see parts of Italy, but experience them - much of which I attribute to our wonderful guides, Luca, Eleonora and Ben. They went out of their way to accommodate our needs, get know us and ensure that they crafted our trip to everyone's ability and interests. They taught us about the history of the areas we traveled through and introduced us to the culture - by the end of our trip we almost felt Italian! I'm not sure what other guides are like, but if this is the standard for Backroads, they are definitely doing something right. I cannot express my appreciation for our guides enough as they truly went above and beyond to make our experience so great!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Pulliam

European vacation

By: Jen


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2018

Great organization and tour leaders.
Travel Advisor:  Grace Shpiz

Backroads is wonderful

By: Laurie


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

Our experience with Backroads was wonderful. This was our fifth trip with Backroads. The trip leaders were once again amazing--extremely knowledgeable, kind, patient, funny, inspiring, and always concerned with safety. They spend a lot of preparation time and it shows. Every detail was handled perfectly. The hikes, hotels, transfers, meals were all stellar. I definitely recommend Backroads.
Travel Advisor:  Nathan Cripps

Perfection!

By: Skl


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

Backroads thought of everything! The locations and routes were amazing, our guides were outgoing and knowledgeable...what a great way to experience a new country! We’re already planning next year’s adventure!
Travel Advisor:  Kristen Fernandez

Always a good experience

By: GK


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

Always very fun and experienced.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Backroads was great!

By: Dlm


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2018

We did a family backroads trip. It was very active and very fun. Everyone has a great time and enjoyed learning about the culture and history of the Dolomites. I would highly recommend backroads.
Travel Advisor:  Julia Slatcher

Top Notch Trip Leaders

By: MTC


Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2018

This is our 3rd trip with Backroads. Their organization, planning and ( most of all) the quality of their trip leaders makes traveling with them effortless and a pleasure.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Falk Weiss

Hiking in the Northwest

By: John


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2018

Backroads, and particularly, its trip leaders are outstanding. A hiking trip we took in the San Juan Islands and Olympic National Park was well planned and extremely enjoyable due to the talents of the three trip leaders and support staff.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Royster

Spain

By: ktausendfreund


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2018

Excellent- can’t say enough positive things. Great tour guides, route, food and accommodations

Italy

By: val


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2018

this is our third trip with Backroads - they are a quality company - I believe they do everything they can to make sure we have a great experience. I love traveling with them!
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg

Backroads Nova Scotia

By: CDE


Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2018

Excellent staff, communication, support. It was a great trip to take with my adult son.
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett

Prince William Sound to Denali

By: ArtR


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

This was our first trip with Backroads; many of our companions had traveled with them before. They made the best of the available time, with rafting on the Placer River, a terrific boat ride in Prince William Sound, and two days in Denali. The tour leaders were a total pleasure, the lodging was excellent, and all in all it was a great experience. We will travel with Backroads again.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Biking in Spain

By: Susan F


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

Backroads is an excellent travel provider. They offer amazing adventures in the US and Internationally. The itineraries provide wonderful cultural stops, top dining, and lodging. If you have a chance to take a Backroads trip, you should do it. The leaders are very five-star!
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Strickland

Backroads Review

By: Laura


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

I have taken other Backroads trips but this was the best. Beautiful scenery, food and accommodations. Best was our amazing leaders who took great care of us. Wonderful accommodations and lots of good food and great (but hard) biking.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Strickland

backroads

By: travel


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2018

I would highly recommend the company.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Chaitman

Fabulous support and organization of trip!

By: Laura


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2018

We loved our bike trip through Tuscany! Backroads and our guides prepared a flawless 5 and a half days, for biking, meals, sights, hotels, and information about the area. The support, especially with the electrical bikes and navigation systems, was very valuable and guaranteed a worry-free vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Nathan Cripps

Biking with Backroads

By: Susan Rogel


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2018

Our biking trip was planned perfectly! The routes were well planned, and the support was perfect! We loved our trip in Tuscany!!
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

French Riviera

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

Fantastic, great guides

Excellent for biking, hiking, and kayaking!

By: Bob A.


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2018

Great not only for active younger people, but they give less strenuous options for older folks (I am 74) or those who are novices or don't exercise regularly.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Hartman

Vietnam and Cambodia

By: Chris


Reviewed on: 17 Dec 2018

Without question, the eight days we spent with Backroads in Vietnam and Cambodia were life-changing: massive amounts of fun and unbelievably interesting. The guides were astonishing in their kindness and ingenuity. The logistics were seamless. It was a perfect trip
Travel Advisor:  Catherine Newton-Quinn

all went well, but I won't remember this trip in a year

By: moo


Reviewed on: 30 Dec 2018

Went to places that I wouldn't get to, but half of our tour got sick one day. Not sure if it was the heat or the food or both. Should have hotels with air conditioning.
Travel Advisor:  Geordie McDonald

Backroads Fan!

By: Janet


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2019

This was my fourth trip with Backroads and not my last. Every trip has had fun and skilled leaders, the right amount of activities each day, and great people in the group.
Travel Advisor:  Didi Johnson

Backroads

By: Lisa Murakami


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2019

We absolutely loved Backroads. They make it so easy to move to different areas with a large group. Leaders were very knowledgeable and professional.
Travel Advisor:  Cindi Mirchin-Work

Vietnam trip

By: Kenny


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2019

Very good. This was our second Backroads trip.
Travel Advisor:  Monica Maslia

Bike

By: Reese


Reviewed on: 03 May 2019

Very well organized, grest guides , fabulous hotels
Travel Advisor:  Taryn Daley

Review

By: Lisa


Reviewed on: 08 May 2019

Backroads always does a good job with their trips, nice itineraries, great leaders.
Travel Advisor:  Rebecca Falkenberry

Andes, Amazon and Galapagos Islands

By: Sandra Perry


Reviewed on: 21 May 2019

Best Backroads trip I have taken. Was 3 trips in 1 .The accommodation where fantastic and the food was fabulous . The organization of the trip was very smooth, loved every second
Travel Advisor:  Charles Wolfe

Portugal biking

By: Phil


Reviewed on: 30 May 2019

Backroads is a great company and did a great job with this trip.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

Wales Back Roads

By: Melbourne


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2019

Thoroughly researched, we saw parts of Wales that we wouldn't have known about.

Backroads

By: Happy


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2019

Always a well put together trip. Informative leaders.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

Backroads does a great job again

By: ArtR


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2019

I can't say anything new about Backroads; it's all been said before. The itineraries (we did two back-to-back trips) were as described, the leaders were beyond fantastic, the food and lodging were spectacular. If only they could control the weather...….
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Backroads rocks!

By: Becky


Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2019

This was my eighth Backroads trip and I’m only beginning!
Travel Advisor:  Alyse Cori

Backroads Scotland

By: Catherine


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2019

Cannot think of one thing they could improve upon. Knowledgeable and skilled guides with perfect execution of creating community among the guests without making anyone feel compelled to join in at a level that felt too chummy. Lodging, meals, cultural experiences were all fantastic. Our first Backroads trip, but not our last. And we were the ONLY couple on our trip for,whom itmwas the first time- all other guests were repeat Backroads travelers.... that says a lot!!
Travel Advisor:  Carol Brant

Dolomites Hiking

By: Rick Batchelor


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2019

Outstanding. Our guides were terrific. Knowledgeable, professional, engaging and fun. The trip design was also fantastic. Hotels, food, sights and actives were much greater than anticipated. We will definitely travel with Backroads again.
Travel Advisor:  Louisa Gehring

Backroads

By: Martha


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2019

Loved traveling with Backroads. This was our second trip with them and we look forward to many more!
Travel Advisor:  Didi Johnson

Backroads

By: Gene


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2019

Superb! Well organized and well planned out experience
Travel Advisor:  Susan Sparks

Amazing

By: jcasteix


Reviewed on: 04 Jul 2019

This was - by far - the best vacation I have ever had
Travel Advisor:  Amber Ringler

Guides who soar

By: Elevate


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2019

The mountains, glaciers and fjords were majestic, and the guides were truly magnificent! Loved every step and minute exploring spectacular Norway with the most lovely and heroic people. Longing for the next grand adventure!
Travel Advisor:  Simone McKinney

Rhine River bike trip

By: Mitch and Debbie


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2019

Backroads always does an excellent job, and this was no exception. The River boat was a lot of fun, the other people in the Backroads group were great, and the biking was simply awesome. Each day the scenery was amazing, yet different than the other days.
Travel Advisor:  Kristina Miller

LOVE Backroads tour

By: STL traveler


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2019

This was our first Backroads trip, and it won’t be our last. Loved being active. Enjoyed other travelers. Amazing guides!
Travel Advisor:  Robert Merlin

Fun and active

By: Lone traveler


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2019

If looking for an active vacation, this is the way to go. The service and the attitude of the leaders make the experience unforgettable
Travel Advisor:  Michael Holbrook

Biking provance

By: Reese


Reviewed on: 28 Jul 2019

Very good guides and lady hotel great 2 hotel not ready for our group
Travel Advisor:  Taryn Daley

Backroads is the best!

By: lisa w.


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2019

I have now traveled with Backroads to Iceland, the Dolomites, Yosemite and Croatia. I could not ask for a better tour operator. They know all the secret spots to eat, swim and hike when you are in the most remote areas. The guides are always lovely and knowledgeable.
Travel Advisor:  Kathryn Schutz

Backroads Again & Again

By: Ladi


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2019

This was our first experience with Backroads and I cannot wait to look into the earliest opportunity to travel with them again. The trip was organized and exciting and the support system provided was top notch.
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Greenleaf

Backroads

By: Carol and Steve


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2019

A wonderful organization with years of experience in active travel that comes through loud and clear. The guides are at the top of their game, experienced, helpful, courteous and joyus.
Travel Advisor:  Vicki Scheck

Sweden- Denmark

By: Josephina


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2019

This has been our 9 th Backroads experience. They have all been wonderful. Great leaders, good accommodations, great cultural emersion, and fabulous food!! Bring your energy and have a blast on one of these trips.
Travel Advisor:  Alyse Cori

Backroads river cruise

By: Anna


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2019

Amazing trip with incredibles leaders
Travel Advisor:  Kym Harrell

Review

By: Deb


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2019

Fabulous trip in every respect
Travel Advisor:  Monica Maslia

Backroads

By: Dave


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2019

We had heard great things about Backroads but everything exceeded our expectations! Terrific guides, very organized, as active and challenging as you want it to be, very nice hotels, great meals ... one of our best family vacations!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Epstein

First Timers

By: Debra


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2019

This was our first time on a Backroads trip but definitely not the last. Thanks to James, Jimmy, Javier, and Jose for an exceptional experience. The accommodations were lovely, the food wonderful and the hiking amazing. Thanks Backroads for your expertise in creating such a fun and memorable trip.
Travel Advisor:  Leigh Sullivan

Basque Country

By: KBW


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2019

Leaders were excellent. Hotels were wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  Grace Shpiz

Backroads

By: Carolyn


Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2019

Another great Backroads trip. They are the best tour group I have used.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Buck

Nova Scotia hiking

By: Jody


Reviewed on: 18 Aug 2019

Fantastic experience. Excellent guides who did their best to accommodate everyone in The group . Not easy!
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett

Fabulous trip

By: Greg


Reviewed on: 20 Aug 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our time. fun, exciting and enjoyable.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Rosenberg

Good, but more local guides please.

By: MEl


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2019

Backroads hiking was great. The guides were excellent. But they were not local. And it was more about the hiking than the culture and the history. Very good, but could have been better.
Travel Advisor:  Tom Gehrels

Yellowstone

By: Yellowstone


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2019

Backroads is a wonderful company to travel with. They do all the planning and take care of all the details. Just show up and enjoy!
Travel Advisor:  Terri Netzel

Walking tour Alaska

By: Charlie


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2019

Fabulous trip. Tour leader was phenomenal. Felt as if we were one big family.
Travel Advisor:  Nanci Cain

Tour Operator

By: RG


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2019

Excellent experience - great guides and itineraries.
Travel Advisor:  Judith Schwartz

Obsessed with Backroads!

By: Scottie


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2019

PERFECT is every way....
Travel Advisor:  Emma Major Schroeder

Backroads

By: Travel Bug


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

Absolutely amazing. We will definitely be taking another Backroads biking or adventure trip as a family. Top notch service with excellent guides and a great group of travel companions!
Travel Advisor:  Linda de Sosa

Backroads

By: CK


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

Second trip with Backroads and certainly won't be our last. Great company!

Fantastic!

By: RBK


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2019

We cannot wait to do another Backroads trip. Every detail was perfect and exceeded our expectations. Bikes were great, leaders were incredibly personable, meals were fabulous and each one had a unique twist- an accordionist, a historian. Can't recommend highly enough.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Glass

Always a pleasure

By: Mick


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2019

This was my fourth Backroads trip and, as usual, amazing! Loved Ireland
Travel Advisor:  Sandy Lipkowitz

Great

By: STC


Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2019

This was our 13th trip because we think they do an excellent job.
Travel Advisor:  Dana Daza

Backroads rocks!!

By: Deb


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2019

Another great adventure with Backroads. We did the Italian Lakes and hikes and accommodations were beyond expectations. Our trip leaders, Katarina, Rafael and Luvia were amazing. Looking forward to our fifth adventure next year!!
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern

Amazing Journey!

By: Karla W


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2019

Jackie, our guide on the Backroads lodge-to-lodge trek in Peru, was professional yet personable and such a delight! All of the local guides and lodges were lovely, knowledgable and courteous as well and EVERY detail was taken care of. From plans for the next day left on your bed each night to morning snacks to 3-course lunches and dinners, this is *the* way to "rough it." :) I can't wait to start planning my next Backroads trip already, and I just landed back home this week!
Travel Advisor:  Whitney Shindelar

Tour Operator

By: Catherine


Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2019

We love backroads .... have used them 6 times!

Backroads fans

By: Brooklyn mama


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2019

This was our second trip with backroads and we are already thinking about our third. The guides go above and beyond to make the travelers happy and thanks to their knowledge, they have the ability to take you to out of the way places. We are backroads fans!!!

I never thought biking could be so much fun.

By: Andy


Reviewed on: 04 Oct 2019

I never thought biking could be so much fun. Back roads is first class. Everything from the guides to the equipment, food and accommodations were perfect. The guides made every effort to make our trip enjoyable. Our group was made up of four couples and two guides. No one knew anyone before the trip. After the trip we felt so close with the group and are still communicating. Highly recommend backgrounds!

Great Smoky Mountain

By: B


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2019

This is the third backroads trip I have taken! Excellent company especially if you enjoy being active and learning. The trip leaders are committed to excellence. They listen, teach, encourage, & celebrate with you.

Lakes

By: rusty


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2019

Great trip. Highly recommend. Loved the guides.
Travel Advisor:  Sabrina Teyla

Backroads

By: Runner


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2019

Backroads is incredible, and the trips are amazing.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Jaykus Peck

Fantastic Experience

By: Jeannie


Reviewed on: 19 Oct 2019

This was our first Backroads trip and we travelled to Cinque Terre and Tuscany on a hiking trip. We had a fantastic time and will definitely plan on doing another trip with Backroads.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer

Backroads trip in Mallorca and Menorca

By: JMR


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2019

I have cycled with Backroads many times. They are excellent. The guides pay attentions to every detail and ensure that you are taken care of in all aspects. I will continue to see the world through the unique and special Backroads tours on a bicycle.
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Krill

First time using Backroads

By: Trevor


Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2019

Good itinerary, small group using very comfortable luxury coaches and well appointed boutique hotels. The tour leader was personable and had a good knowledge of the history and politics of the areas we travelled. And we mainly used the back roads!

Hiking

By: Traveller


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2019

Excellent, great accommodations and guides, lovely walking routes. Food and snacks were terrific
Travel Advisor:  Randie Rosenberg

A Taste of the Camino

By: Abby


Reviewed on: 11 Nov 2019

We have taken three trips with Backroads and highly recommend them.
Travel Advisor:  Gretel White

The only way to go

By: Dr. W.


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2019

Backroads...the very finest of organized trips I've ever taken. The accommodations, the transfers, the bikes and those leading the tour could not have done it any better. Will be on to my third and fourth trip with backroads coming up soon. Don't miss out if you are looking for a great biking adventure, good food, good people and an overall GREAT travel experience.

Parma to Verona

By: Andy


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2019

Really really enjoyed everything about the trip
Travel Advisor:  Karina Fong

4th Backroads trip

By: Val


Reviewed on: 26 Dec 2019

as always Backroads comes through. guides were phenomenal You do not have to think once you are in their hands - this trip in particular was great - 3 countries and each country had a local guide that really educated us on history and current conditions.
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg

Guided Trip

By: Mom


Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2020

The trip exceeded my expectations. I will definitely plan another trip with them. The trip was very fun and active and our guides were exceptional. I especially like the specific age groups for families. We were on an older teen and young 20s family trip.
Travel Advisor:  Peter Rubin

Excellent Guides

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2020

This was our first trip with backroads, and were very impressed with the quality of all 3 guides. A Frenchwoman, a Dutchman and a Tico, all 3 just superb.
Travel Advisor:  John Rees

Vietnam/Cambodia

By: Nee


Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2020

Trevor and Evan and the local support teams made the trip memorable Best Backroad trip so far
Travel Advisor:  Susan Ward Forbes

Backroads Chile biking

By: M2


Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2020

Wonderful, memorable trip for our entire family of seven. Guides were outstanding.

Backroads is Great!

By: MikeM


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2020

From start to finish, the Backroads trip leaders had all the details covered to make for an excellent trip.
Travel Advisor:  Sigrid Braeckeveldt

Winter in Yellowstone

By: Yellowstone in Winter


Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2020

This was our first trip with Backroads. Having never traveled with a group, we were very pleased with the experience, and the fact that it was indeed a small group (15). Our leaders were consistently friendly, willing to respond to various concerns and questions, and seemed to go out of their way to ensure that everything went smoothly. While this was our first experience in doing a tour with Backroads, or anyone else, we were the exception as most everyone else in our group had been on numerous Backroads tours. I believe it is a litmus test for tour operators when they have so many repeat clients.
Travel Advisor:  Simone McKinney

Cuba

By: Lynn


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2020

Backroads always plans an active and interesting trip. Because of the location, this trip was definitely less active and one hotel was not up to their standards. However, they made all of this clear prior to booking. The activities they planned were amazing, interesting and diverse. We were still active, daily but just not to the extent you might be used to with Backroads. Trip was great!
Travel Advisor:  Lauren Saiger Machowsky

Outstanding and Exceptional!

By: Jeanarm


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2020

Backroads provided a most enjoyable, engaging, active experience in unique and extraordinary places. We loved every minute.
Travel Advisor:  Candy Davis

Backroads Argentina Lake District

By: Intrepid


Reviewed on: 12 Mar 2020

As described and as expected. Well organized. Very active and lots of fun. Included all the cultural aspects which and local personal, which made it exceptional.
Travel Advisor:  Grace Shpiz

Hawaii Big Island Tour

By: ML


Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2020

This is our 2nd trip with Backroads. Both trips have been wonderful. I give them 5 stars.
Travel Advisor:  Suzan Von Lengerke

PS Hike

By: Karen


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2020

Good trip. Guides were knowledgeable and very accommodating.
Travel Advisor:  Victoria Dalena

Great travel company

By: Raleigh


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2020

What can I say other than the best for someone who wants active travel, the best guides, wonderful food and hotels with no worries. We have taken more than 10 hiking and walking trips with them and have several more already registered for next year. I now work to look forward to another Backroads trip!!!
Travel Advisor:  Donna Peacock

Backroads in the Smokies

By: Dick


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2020

I have been on several trips with backroads. The chosen hiking routes are always scenic and appropriately challenging. Van support has been available for those who desire a little less challenge. The accommodations have always been the best available for the circumstances. The cultural activities available are great. The Backroads tour leaders work at maximum effort to keep guests safe, happy and satisfied. The food is fantastic. I would recommend Backroads to anyone I know. Dick
Travel Advisor:  Alyse Cori

Zion trip

By: Ron


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2021

Have traveled with Backroads multi times. Good guides and fun travel.
Travel Advisor:  Jayne Sharpe

parks

By: pic


Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2021

very good, ver good guides

Wonderful trip

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2021

This was our first trip with Backroads. We were very pleased with our tour. Our guides were enthusiastic, hard-working and helped really make the trip enjoyable.
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham

Backroads

By: Jimmy


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2021

Their preparation and tour guides are 1st class
Travel Advisor:  Emily Webber

Backroads Greece

By: gholty


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2021

Great. They always do a wonderful job of finding awesome adventures. Active cycling and hiking trip that was a great way to see Greece.
Travel Advisor:  Josh King

Backroads Bike Trip - Oregon Casscades

By: CindyR


Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2021

The leaders were over the top, the service exquisite, the lodging A+, the food abundant and delicious, the organization exemplary, the equipment top line and comfortable, the itinerary perfect, the scenery beyond belief. I had high expectations and they were exceeded! I am now a Backroads junkie.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Primmer

Backroads

By: Sallie


Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2021

Top notch organization every step of the way. The group leaders did everything to ensure we had a great time and were flexible to meet everyone’s needs. Jackie, Nick and Matt were so friendly, helpful and fun. They went above and beyond every day. From decorating bicycles for the birthday boys to ensuring our friend was taken care of after an injury.
Travel Advisor:  Terri Netzel

Backroads Was Amazing

By: Bari Blanks


Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2021

My experience with Backroads was exceptional. Our tour guides were knowledgeable, dependable, enthusiastic and a lot of fun. They thought of every little detail from scheduling the most interesting city tours to providing snacks that we needed on longer exercise tours. This company, and our guides in particular, went above and beyond expectations. We are already planning our next Backroads adventure, and I wouldn’t even entertain working with any other company given our prior amazing experience with Backroads.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

CA Backroads Adventure

By: Becky Travel


Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2021

Backroads is first class! Our hiking options were awesome and they handled all the details. Disney for adults!
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Griscavage

Happy we went with Backroads!

By: Bird


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2021

The thought of visiting a National Park was stressful and daunting, especially this year when they are more mobbed that ever. We visited Glacier National Park with Backroads, and it made it a joy! Our Backroads guides were nice and knowledgeable, and it was so great to know that they would handle parking headaches, food, water, medical calamities, and planning. On the morning that we planned to hike Logan Pass, our guides drove us through the fog until we reached the (very crowded) parking lot. They immediately learned that the trail was closed due to a rockslide. They lost no time in taking us to a different hike (they even had handouts prepared for this Plan B hike!), which was close by, not foggy, and not crowded. We were all impressed! A few people in our group had traveled with Backroads nine times. Now we understand why! We would definitely travel with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Griscavage

Wonderful trip

By: Cathy


Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2021

Everything is taken care of, trip leaders are beyond amazing!
Travel Advisor:  Jeanne Derderian

Backroads Rocks

By: Amy


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2021

Couldn't be more pleased with our Switzerland/Italy/France hiking trip with Backroads. My husband and I knew we were in good hands with our leaders and they do everything to make it a memorable trip. No gliches anywhere. We will use them again!
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson
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Backroads Multi-adventure

By: Amy


Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2021

Backroads thought of everything! It was an awesome experience for our multi-family, private group trip - kids and parent had a great time! Thanks to Frances form MacCabe World and our great leaders; Sean, Becca & Lee at Backroads - we were well taken care of the entire trip!

Backroads Yellowstone-Grand Teton Hiking

By: ReneeD


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2021

Backroads never fails to meet and exceed our expectations. The hiking on this trip is excellent with many options. The accommodations are a nice mix of historic and modern. They bring an expert in to hike through the geysers. Top notch all the way.
Travel Advisor:  Lorraine Bennett

Aspen trip

By: Scott Carruth


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2021

I loved Backroads!

Fabulous

By: Beth


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2021

Well organized, professional? Knowledgeable of the country. The best biking trip I have been on.
Travel Advisor:  Leslie Brindley
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Another Great Trip

By: Dani


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2021

Backroads is awesome. My 6th trip and I can't say enough good things about the quality and experiences I have received. Can't wait for my next trip!
Travel Advisor:  Jane Rosenkrantz

Outstanding

By: Betty


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2021

My forth Backroads trip and this was the best. Given the Covid restrictions, they were so careful -while also making the trip memorable and thoroughly enjoyable. An incredibly well-run company that hires the finest people, and has great access to beautiful properties all over the world. Can't rave enough.
Travel Advisor:  Liana Kraushaar Merriman
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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

By: Shelley


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2021

Excellent Guides- Joe and Gillie Great experience
Travel Advisor:  Amanda Klimak

Backroads Savannah to Charleston

By: ArtR


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2021

As with our previous three Backroads trips, this trip made great use of our time (meaning that we were kept busy all day every day). Great activities, great lodging, great food, and especially great trip leaders. We plan to travel again with Backroads whenever possible.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas
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Multisport Crete and Santorini

By: Wanderer


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2021

Our small private group had an amazing time with Backroads. Our tour guides really helped make the trip very special for us. Highly recommend!
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Wessan
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Backroad tour operator

By: Sam


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2021

Bravo! All three guides were excellent. I thought they bent over backwards to make the trip extra special. I would travel with them again anytime!
Travel Advisor:  Gwen Garrett
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Not Recommended

Not my favorite

By: Lori


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2021

Nice trip but not the best in the way of routes. We basically did loops of farmland The leaders were young and very nice but I did not see them on the bike much.
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Tour operator

By: Beth S.


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2021

Great leaders! Camila, Sam and Tess were friendly, helpful, attentive, capable and willing to do anything we needed. They were an A team!
Travel Advisor:  Andrea Schubiner

Italy 2021

By: ocfire


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2021

Our initial trip with Backroads was perfect. They have all areas covered, great tour leaders and helpful with all issues that arise along the way.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Fezekas
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Incredible Croatian Coastline and Beautiful Montenegro Multi Adventure

By: JT


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2021

Backroads is an incredible way to enjoy a country, being active and seeing some of the most beautiful spots in the world. They are an incredible operation and certainly know what they are doing. Our leaders were AMAZING, Zala and Adam could not have been better. We will definitely be returning next year on another Backroads adventure. Minor critiques...On Korcula, our rooms faced the parking lot instead of the beautiful water. Would have been so easy to change our three rooms to the side with a view. Would expect more from Backroads in that regard. Also, there were too many instances where they gave us a modified menu where we could choose one of a few items for dinners and lunches in the future. Would have greatly preferred ordering off a regular menu. Again, annoying, but not a deal killer. The bikes and routes were all excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Backroads is expensive but worth every penny.
Travel Advisor:  Samantha Cohen

Weekend California Wine Country

By: Kaye


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2021

This was the perfect first Backroads trip! Every detail was taken care of from meals or snacks to gel seats on our ebikes! Kelly English was a wonderful guide and shared so much of her knowledge of the area with us. I will definitely do another Backroads trip!
Travel Advisor:  Ashley Newhaller
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Peru

By: Suki


Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2022

Backroads is an outstanding travel organization. We have done many trips with them and have more booked and planned. Their attention to detail, Personalised care, fun and exciting trips and all turn key makes them a true pleasure to travel with. Highly recommend!!!
Travel Advisor:  Jane Rosenkrantz

Traveling with Backroads

By: mmmom58


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2022

We love adventure travel and Backroads never disappoints. We have traveled with them 3 times(hiking, multi-adventure and cycling) and are planning our 4th and 5th cycling trip with them for this year in the Dolomites and Piedmont regions of Northern Italy. Their guides are young, energetic and well trained.
Travel Advisor:  Judi Walker

Hawaii Backroads bicycle trip

By: karen


Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2022

I have used Backroads before and the trip itself is outstanding. The guides are wonderful and cannot be beat. All requests are immediately resolved. Their attention to detail is unsurpassed. They are entertaining and always welcome at the dinner table!! The condition and quality of the bicycles are excellent. BR now has GPS devices on the bikes, so paper directions of the route are gone! This is a big advantage when trying to make the proper turns when out on the route. Also, they offer the choice of an electric bike (at no extra cost) which makes every hilly bike ride enjoyable. Hotel/Resort were high quality. My only complaint is there were a number of administrative issues with double billings, incorrect amounts billed, and difficulty is getting the credits issued to my credit card. Nyla, my travel agent, took care of all of this, but I was disappointed in BR since I consider them to be high quality.
Travel Advisor:  Nyla Hartzel

Spectacular trip to Patagonia!

By: Becky


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2022

My ninth Backroads trip and, it was spectacular. Went to the bottom of the earth and went on amazing hikes in the Patagonia grandeur. Looking forward to #10! Thank you, Backroads!
Travel Advisor:  Alyse Cori

Finland

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2022

I have done 10 trips with Backroads. They are very organized, ,helpful , polite and would recommend them to anyone , I usually travel alone, so it’s good for me. The trip leaders are the best, nothing you ask for is a problem, also the men are very handsome. Thank you Backroads, Robin and Jay. Sandy Perry
Travel Advisor:  Charles Wolfe

Stay in a trip bubble

By: rose bud


Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2022

We have used Backroads for four hiking trips all over the world. I wouldn't hesitate to use them. We brought them to our travel agent so she could book and add on to our trips as needed. They are the best hiking/biking tour company that we have ever used. If there are any issues that occur they smooth it right out and no one experiences it.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Jett

Backroads takes care of the typical logistical headaches.

By: NC Traveler


Reviewed on: 18 May 2022

My third Backroads trip. They are so organized and the trip leaders do a great job of getting to know you. We did a hiking trip in CA wine country. Hiked along the Pacific Ocean and through a redwood forest park. They lay out lunch on the trail and it's always filling. Wine tastings each day made lunch a bit more enjoyable, too! Made lots of new friends and enjoyed the entire trip.
Travel Advisor:  Alison Stokes

Backroads

By: Rita


Reviewed on: 29 May 2022

Had a wonderful time
Travel Advisor:  Nyla Hartzel

another great trip

By: Val


Reviewed on: 25 May 2022

Backroads always does an phenominal job - they are very organized and the guides were absolutely terrific.
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg

Always a WIN!

By: JBS1227


Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2022

Backroads is the most fun way to see an area and truly experience it I. The best possible way. Backroads is a wonderful way to see the world with fabulous hotels and guides, excellent food and of course, the most beautiful biking opportunities.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Rhine, Ireland and Scotland

By: Ireland 22


Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2022

Backroads is an incredible company for people who like active travel. You can go at your own pace and meet up with the group. It is great to travel with Backroads.
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham

Sardinia and Corsica Trip

By: MaryO


Reviewed on: 25 May 2022

Backroads never lets us down. They plan the accommodations and dinners and always in the most wonderful places. Backroads also has the most amazing leaders. I have been on 5 trip with them and for sure going back for many more.
Travel Advisor:  Nyla Hartzel

Best Adventure Ever!

By: Stacy M


Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2022

This was our 3rd Backroads trip and it did not disappoint. The trip was very well organized and our leaders were professional, energetic and knowledgeable. They make sure each traveler’s vacation is personalized just for them! Wonderful in every way!
Travel Advisor:  Amy Vogel

Backroads

By: JoyceBrian


Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2022

Both my husband I loved Backroads. The guides (Ola and Danny) were great. We are not great cyclists but we enjoy biking and the experience was great.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa and Nancy Zupancic

Spain

By: Tim


Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2022

First time with this group but pleasantly surprised. The accommodations, food and management of the ride exceeded expectations. The ride itself was challenging and great views.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer

Backroads Carolina trip

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2022

II did have mechanical issue on the upgraded bike. While the issue was partially resolved, the leaders made a solid effort to get it fixed and arranged for a refund of the bike upgrade fee. As always, the group leaders are great. This was my 8th Backroads trip, and I'm planning my 9th.
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Goldman

Backroads

By: Mary Rudnik


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2022

As always wonderful. The guides are beyond compare and always make each day a happy and fun new experience.
Travel Advisor:  Vanessa Genger

Always fun and makes traveling easy

By: lisagreenwich


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2022

Backroads takes care of everything so you can relax and enjoy a fun filled trip. They bring you places you would never find on your own. Cannot wait to take my new trip with them!
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Bankson

Canadian Rockies Trip

By: Jj


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2022

They took Care of everything. No hassles. Accommodations and food were fantastic. Guides were unbelievable. I would do it again in a heartbeat
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

Croatia multi adventure (hiking / biking)

By: Jay T.


Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2022

This was our third Backroads trip and did not disappoint. Our activities, bikes, hotels, meals, leaders were all top notch.
Travel Advisor:  Natalie Holland
Not Recommended

Left high and dry in Basel

By: covid issues


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2022

We were unable to join the bike/river cruise after testing positive for Covid the day before the meet up. Disappointing of course, and understandable, but I do not feel that Backroads offered enough assistance in our dilemma. We had to make last minute adjustments, reservations and alternate ways to get to Amsterdam on our own.

Norway Hike

By: Jan


Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2022

I cannot say enough good things about Back Roads Great guides, choices of hikes to fit every level, beautiful scenery and wonderful local guides
Travel Advisor:  Alexandra Bohn

Backroads

By: Peggy


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2022

Excellent in every eay
Travel Advisor:  Alexandra Bohn

Most amazing experience!

By: Lena


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2022

This was my first backroads trip and i can't wait for the next one! everything was terrific: the itinerary, our most knowledgeable and attentive guides, hotels, meals, etc. Committed BR traveler now!
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Stone

Is there a better way to see the world - Nope!

By: WAG


Reviewed on: 08 Jul 2022

Backroads constantly goes above and beyond. It is the rare travel company that undersells and overperforms. We spent 5 days with Backroads in Iceland and it was an incredible experience. When weather caused a change in the schedule, the Backroads leaders pivoted and made sure we still saw everything on the schedule. It is not possible to overstate the quality of the Backroads leaders. At every turn they were there, going the extra mile, always smiling, always pleasant, always gracious. The Backroads leaders made themselves part of the gang, joining in the experiences, yet always working behind the scenes. Location, Leaders, Schedule - it equals a wonderful experience.
Travel Advisor:  Michele Grace

Annie

By: Annie


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2022

Absolutely our favorite family vacation we have ever taken. We loved how everyday we just showed up & had the best day riding through the Netherlands & Belgium. Very professional company with an incredible staff.
Travel Advisor:  Whitney Shindelar

Canadian Rockies Backroads

By: Gary


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2022

We absolutely loved our Backroads trip! We will definitely take another trip with them in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Gae Kravit

Love Backroads

By: Alissa


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2022

Have been on several backroads trips. Highly reccomend for couples, singles and families.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Vogel

Wonderful time in Washington!

By: Anniversary Trip


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2022

We had a great time on our Backroad trip! Hotels were lovely and our tour guides were organized and friendly! It was our first trip and we will definitely do another!
Travel Advisor:  Judy Holiday

Backroads Tetons and Yellowstone

By: Marci


Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2022

Our backroads trip was wonderful. The bking, hiking, white water rafting were all beautiful, well-executed, and interesting. The leaders were knowledgable, organized, helpful and fun to be with. Everything ran smoothly!
Travel Advisor:  Amy Guenzl

Greece

By: Righty


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2022

Excellent trip as always
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips

Yosemite

By: Yosemite


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2022

Amazing! Best way to see a national park. All the details are taken care of
Travel Advisor:  Terri Netzel

Backroads Croatia

By: Emmy


Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2022

Fantastic from start to finish. Top notch guides!
Travel Advisor:  Janet McLaughlin

Bike trip

By: Bike trip


Reviewed on: 29 Aug 2022

Great trip and great experiences.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Brant

Best of Everything

By: Tom


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2022

4th trip. Best hotels, meals and activities. Guests don’t see it, but everything and every possibility has been researched and planned.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Luttenberger

Backroads

By: Wally


Reviewed on: 18 Sep 2022

Fabulous co and trip leaders
Travel Advisor:  Donna Peacock

Fabulous adventure!

By: Becky


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2022

This was my 11th Backroads trip. Incredible as usual. Looking forward to my next Backroads adventure!
Travel Advisor:  Alyse Cori

Love backroads

By: Sandy


Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2022

Best trip ever!!!
Travel Advisor:  Carol Brant

croatia

By: Bogart


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2022

Backroads is a superlative travel operation. They have every detail covered to make the trip perfect. The guides are top notch - hotels fabulous - dinners over the top. We will definitely book with them again in the future when we plan a trip.
Travel Advisor:  Cynthia Smith

The Backroads Adventure

By: Liz


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2022

Our Backroads experience in Vermont was an incredible adventure with expert trip design and the very best leaders! We enjoyed exploring this beautiful state with a wonderful group of people, staying at luxurious premiere hotels and eating incredibly well. We look forward to our next Backroads adventure in the near future!
Travel Advisor:  Amy Ongaro

Maine hiking

By: Traveler !


Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2022

The trip leaders are so pleasant and extremely knowledgable. They always were upbeat and encouraging.
Travel Advisor:  Beth Justus

Ken

By: Kenneth


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2022

Another great trip form br's
Travel Advisor:  Juliet Weller

Backroads never disappoints

By: Lucy


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2022

The guides, the food and the hotels were all outstanding. This was my 6th Backroads' trip and they just keep getting better. The guides found great alternatives when the weather did not cooperate and we had such a wonderful group to travel with. I will definitely do Backroads again and again.
Travel Advisor:  Kellyn Reed

Costa Rica

By: Anonymous


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2023

Fantastic trip leaders and itinerary
Travel Advisor:  Sandie Harman

Thailand biking

By: JR


Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2023

They could not have been better. I have a slight injury while on the trip and they were incredible responsive in arranging for me to have an x-ray at a local hospital with a Thai guide, switching out my bicycle, so I could continue riding, and overall being incredibly solicitous. I can’t recommend the company enough.
Travel Advisor:  Tara Cress

Backroads- Yes!

By: BJK


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2023

Our second trip with Backroads and love this company. The staff is outstanding- knowledgeable and hard working. Even when we had to adapt, due to weather, they immediately crafted excellent alternatives. Always first rate and can't wait for the 3d!
Travel Advisor:  Judi Glass

Backroads Multi-Adventure to Hawaii

By: Liz


Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2023

As a family, we loved this trip!!!! The staff was incredible, super enthusiastic, knowledgeable and so friendly. They took care of all of our needs and wishes. I would recommend a backroads trip for any one looking for an adventure and wishing to meet new people.
Travel Advisor:  Liz Squillante

Amazing trip to Netherlands and Belgium

By: Linda I


Reviewed on: 07 May 2023

Can't say enough good things about this bike trip! So many beautiful bike trails and wonderful guides as always. One of the best bike trips we've taken!
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Backroads Tulip Cruise

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 07 May 2023

Generally speaking the Staff were all super nice and very helpful. and worked very hard. At high level I have several issues with the company. 1) I felt the rider to staff ratio was was to high 2) The routes were not either ridden by the guides or an advance team, as to many issues existed 3) I feel like the Whoa technology isn't great, and something has to be better than what was provided 4) the design of the trip and how it tied together with the cruise could have been much better. (could be my own fault for not doing enough research) 5) While this was my first backroads trip, I think they should have planned out the rest stops a bit better. (lack of bathrooms as 1 of the issues) 6) The app was not updated daily, if the company wants their customers to use it, they need to maintain and update it during the ride.
Travel Advisor:  Fred Robbins

Amazing Adventure!

By: Buffy


Reviewed on: 21 May 2023

I just came back from 2 back-to-back trips in Spain and Portugal. They were absolutely perfect from the superb guides to the lodging and delicious meals. The leaders created an environment that helped to form a cohesive group. Even though I was traveling solo, I never felt left out. The leaders watched over me and were always there to help. Thank you Backroads for such memorable trips!
Travel Advisor:  Liz Nixon

Japan hiking

By: Patrick Cobb


Reviewed on: 21 May 2023

Backroads never disappoints, and the Japan trip was no exception. Great leaders, excellent hotels, and the unique experiences Backroads arranges results in a very memorable trip.
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Lee

Fabulous

By: M


Reviewed on: 20 May 2023

Cannot speak highly enough of our experience with Backroads. They took care of every detail and made our trip absolutely magical. The leaders were amazing- so organized, knowledgeable, fun and proactive. The hotels were in great locations with awesome views. The food and activities were fantastic. We met great people and made awesome family memories.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Organista

Portugal Biking

By: McLean Customer


Reviewed on: 18 May 2023

Excellent trip. Great leaders, great riding, great hotels and food. The scenery was beautiful.
Travel Advisor:  Jeannine Bottorff

Overall

By: Lynn


Reviewed on: 23 May 2023

We have been on 5 Backroads trips and have always found them to be well planned and enjoyable
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham

Jordan Israel and beyond backroads

By: Jillf


Reviewed on: 28 May 2023

Backroads, as always did a great job of combining being active on vacation and still understanding the culture and History of where you are in the world
Travel Advisor:  Janice Rosenberg

Backroads Camino de Santiago

By: Eliz


Reviewed on: 22 May 2023

Our guides were phenomenal, Christian, Sylvia and Dylan! They were upbeat, helpful, positive, fun, informed and made our experience lively, cultural and interesting. It was an incredible experience and we will never forget it. The hotel accommodations were fantastic and each one was unique. We were constantly fed and offered water and beverages so we never needed a thing. The hiking was so amazing and we are so grateful to have had this experience.
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Moran

Amazing in every way!

By: Gypsy Nana


Reviewed on: 26 May 2023

Every aspect of our tour was perfect- even though they couldn’t plan the weather, our fantastic tour guides had options and plan B’s every single day. I wouldn’t change a thing.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Stang Hanley

Italy

By: Amy


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2023

First time with Backroads and was very impressed. Our leaders were exceptional and allowed us to truly relax as they took care of every detail.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Worgaftik

Br Normandy/Brittany

By: Kenneth


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2023

Great job on this tour lost my phone but not my enthusiasm
Travel Advisor:  Juliet Weller

Tour company

By: Nancy


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2023

Excellent on all fronts.
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

Backroads

By: Gunnar and Lindsey


Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2023

Really wonderful
Travel Advisor:  Mary Hanigan

Wow!

By: Jan


Reviewed on: 20 Jun 2023

What an incredible group of guides. I am not sure I have ever seen such amazing service and knowledge - but even more importantly they were absolutely charming. They catered to our every whim and the picnic lunches were outstanding. I cannot imagine taking a bike trip without the 4 of them along to provide an exceptional ride!!
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

🚴 🍷 🌞

By: Johncraddockmd


Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2023

My wife and I keep returning to Backroads for more fun and laughter as we seek to experience local culture without being on a tour bus. We enjoy the fresh air, the picnics along the way, the visits to local craft shops, and the sense of freedom that somehow emerges when everybody is on a bicycle being carefree. The youthful guides make the trips so entertaining. The e-bikes make any hill climb attainable. The country lodges make you want to stay longer. And the regional cuisine and good wine mark the end of each day with an exclamation point.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

A well-oiled machine

By: Ransom


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2023

The entire Backroads team worked efficiently. We had full days and everything ran according to the schedule. Great equipment and in good working order. Good meals. Whenever we encountered a challenge the team quickly pivoted and turned potential disappointment into a resounding victory.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Nice way to travel and work off the calories

By: Julian


Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2023

We have now been on 4 trips with Backroads. They have a great formula that works for us. The groups are small. The group leaders are excellent. The trips are carefully chosen and built around either hiking or biking or a similar active pursuit. There are choices for the exercise level to meet your individual needs. The hotels and food are always good. Got us, it is a great way to experience the world
Travel Advisor:  Susan Boehnstedt

Backroads takes care of the typical logistical headaches.

By: Nick from NC


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2023

Backroads trip #4 for me. They always deliver. Collecting luggage, moving from Point A to Point B and always lining up a great dinner. Always a fun, informed group and that's a big part of a BR trip - you make great new friends. This was a premium hotel trip, so it can seem a bit pricey. But, for all that you get and all that they do, it's worth it.
Travel Advisor:  Alison Stokes

Croatia

By: LMC


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2023

Backroads local on the ground contacts helped our trip run smoothly - there was no downtime hanging around waiting! Backroads accommodated the varying needs of our group members. The guides were friendly and helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Stacie Julian

Amazing Croatia Adventure

By: Heather


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2023

Our family loved the Backroads multi-sport trip we took to Croatia. I cannot imagine a better way to experience the Dalmatian Coast. We will definitely travel with Backroads again!
Travel Advisor:  Stacie Julian

Great Trip in Portugal

By: Rick


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2023

As my first Backroads trip I was a bit skeptical that it would meet my expectations of being both adventurous and luxurious. This vacation exceeded my expectations with a great itinerary, luxurious accommodations, and awesome trip leaders.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

Perfect for active families

By: Tanya


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2023

This was our second Backroads trip, and it is just right for our family... we love active outdoor pursuits on vacation, and Backroads curates such lovely itineraries with hiking, biking and kayaking. The group aspect of Backroads trips suits us well so my teen, who is an only child, can hang out with some kids his own age for awhile, then spend some time with his uncool parents :)
Travel Advisor:  Merry Jennifer Markham

Backroads

By: Lise


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2023

Backroads is excellent Fabulous guides who planned a perfect itinerary
Travel Advisor:  Charles Wolfe

Backroads

By: Brittany


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2023

Our family had a wonderful time on our Backroads trip! Everything was well planned out and seamless. We were able to enjoy our vacation and not have to worry about the details.
Travel Advisor:  Kris Matela

Provence

By: Therese


Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2023

It was perfect as usual! Guides were so knowledgeable, attentive and fun to be around. Whenever I travel with Backroads I feel so well taken care of and love being “off the beaten path” with like minded travelers. The places we stayed were so unique and special. The biking was well planned and so beautiful. Provence was my 5th Backroads trip and it will not be my last!
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Strickland

Amazing Trip

By: Peru Traveler


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2023

This itinerary is busy, lots of biking, hiking, trekking, touring, but all very much worth it. We loved the Peruvian people, the food is amazing, and the scenery is beautiful. Machu Picchu was as good as I had hoped--just stunning!
Travel Advisor:  Josh King

Peru trip

By: Betsy


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2023

Guides were fantastic. Hotels were incredible and the food was good. However, please review the trip carefully. These can be very rigorous and more difficult than they are always portrayed.
Travel Advisor:  Charlotte French

Hiking and Walking in Switzerland

By: Harriet


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2023

Excellent in every way: leaders, itineraries, hotels, food, SNACKS, participants and laughter.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Vogel

They always deliver!

By: Adventurer


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2023

Our 3rd Backroads trip. The leaders are the BEST! We had unusually AMAZING weather. Only complaint was that the first day was a waste. Should have left Anchorage immediately and done a hike rather than bike ride. Alaska doesn't seem to lend itself to biking in general.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa VanBuhler

Amazing trip

By: NC


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2023

This was a fabulous trip. The trip leaders were outstanding and very organized. Can’t wait to go on another trip!
Travel Advisor:  Shari Shocket

Munich-Austria 7/23

By: Chuck Harris


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2023

Incredible service and attention to detail. Expensive trip but worth every penny. 5-star accommodations, food , and service from beginning to end. Will definitely sign up for another adventure with Backroads. (Several couples on our trip had been on more than 3-4 trips, and keep coming back...for good reason)
Travel Advisor:  Carla Staples

We love Backroads

By: Harriet


Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2023

They make active travel so easy.
Travel Advisor:  Megan Winslett

Scottish Highlands

By: AnnieB


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2023

This was our first experience with Backroads - hiking the Scottish Highlands - but won't be the last! Everything was top notch including the guides, the hotel and the cultural experiences. So well done!
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Backroads Vancouver review

By: Cece


Reviewed on: 10 Aug 2023

Excellent experience. Everything was well organized, great flow of the day, great accommodations and meals and wonderful guides.
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Castoro

Switzerland hiking

By: Rldemay


Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2023

Backroads trips are always excellent. The Switzerland hiking trip was no exception. It was challenging with every aspect of the trip thought out.
Travel Advisor:  Lorraine Bennett

Scottish Highlands

By: Jennifer T


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2023

Very good experience as always with Backroads. Tour leaders are very customer oriented creating the best experience for everyone. Hikes in Scotland are boggy and buggy but Backroads was prepared. Premier hotels and meals are all very nice. They are as flexible as they can be while still maintaining a basic schedule.
Travel Advisor:  Rosemary Warmenhoven

Backroads Yellowstone

By: The CT Roys


Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2023

Our entire staff was amazing. A very fun and caring crew who got along with each other and went out of their way to make us all feel valued.
Travel Advisor:  Cliff Morgan

Did 2 trips back to back

By: JR


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2023

As usual our two Backroads trips were excellent--well planned and most interesting,
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Niemi

Backroads

By: Carrie


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2023

Fabulous trip all around
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Moran

Biking in Switzerland

By: Larisa


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2023

Another great Backroads trip!
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Svec

Hiking the Amalfi Coast

By: Bea


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2023

One of the best trips we ever had! We would recommend using Backroads to everyone.
Travel Advisor:  Abby Bebout

Tour

By: Don


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2023

Backroads was everything we had hoped for and more. Guides were great, itinerary was great, scenery was fantastic, great accommodations and great stops along the way.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Vogel

Grand Tetons Yellowstone Hiking

By: billandpam


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2023

Great for my husband who was able to enjoy the many hikes and river rafting trip. I had an injury the first day, then two days after tested positive for COVID. Miserable symptoms and had to stick back at hotels. Trip was a disaster but not because of Backroads. Guides were empathetic. They protected the other team travellers while offering help however they could to me.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Adams

Backroads does a fantastic job!

By: MK in AZ


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2023

This was our second BackRoads adventure. They do a spectacular job thinking of all the details! This was paired with AMA waterways on the Danube, and I am so glad that we were able to experience this trip in such an amazing fashion. Our trip leaders were energetics and knowledgeable, and we really enjoyed them.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Green

Great Experience!

By: Cathy


Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2023

Love, love, love Backroads. Felt very cared for.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Green

Phenomenal experience!

By: Suzper


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2023

We can’t say enough wonderful things about our first Backroads trip! Our leaders were engaging, knowledgeable, and hard working. They meticulously planned every detail, and had back up plans when weather, or guests’ health, didn’t cooperate. Looking forward to going on the road with them again in the near future.
Travel Advisor:  Melita Hein

Talented, Knowledgeable and Fun

By: Nellie


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2023

Wayne, Bryson & Jessica took time to know us individually. Comradity among the group came quite naturally. Each day, they prepared a nourishing spread for us to eat picnic-style or pack our own lunch from a superb variety of foods. To prepare for excursions, they ensured the best experience for the group but also for one's individual needs. Always on time with the van, offering refreshments at the end of our activity. Shared knowledge about geology, wildlife and native plants. Each guide has a pleasant sense of humor.
Travel Advisor:  Pam Smithgall

Ridiculously Excellent

By: Richard S.


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2023

This was our 5th Backroads trip in the past 3 years which says a lot about how I feel about this company. The trip leaders are enthusiastic great communicators with wonderful knowledge of the local area. Nobody does the complicated logistics of group travel better than this company. Even though one is in a small group, it always seems that each individual gets exactly what they need or want every second of every day. The value provided is way over the cost of the trips.
Travel Advisor:  Bonnie Kenneally

Great operation

By: Lynne


Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2023

Very good. Super leaders and wonderful hiking.
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Nadir

Cinque Terra

By: MK


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2023

Very good. The only downside was the size of the group (17) was larger than expected.
Travel Advisor:  Heather Parker

Client

By: Scott


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2023

Backroads is my favorite way to travel
Travel Advisor:  Stacie Julian

Exceeded expectations

By: Ladye


Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2023

I’ve wanted to take a backroads trip for many years so when some good friends of ours mentioned doing one in Croatia with 5 other couples ( nicknamed the Ky Crew) we jumped at the chance. With so many different levels the E bikes were perfect !! It completely equalized the group and made it enjoyable for all. From our amazing guides , the California group we met , the local fares we experienced and the Beautiful Adriatic Sea we will definitely sign up for another backroads in the future . Highly recommend!!
Travel Advisor:  Jane Hughes

The Best

By: DAR


Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2023

Our 9th trip with Backroads. We keep coming back for more enjoyable times. We are never disappointed
Travel Advisor:  Lucy Beck

Backroads

By: Keith Fisher


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2023

Backroads always does an outstanding job.
Travel Advisor:  Lori Neureuter

Hiking the Dolomites

By: J Merg


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2023

Excellent! Organized, guides were energetic and helpful, well thought out planning and great choice of hotels.
Travel Advisor:  Paula Freddo

Magical trip

By: 3 Sprinters


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2023

The entire experience with Backroads was fabulous. We have done other cycling trips with other companies, and this was our first with Backroads. From the hotels, the food, the guides to the pacing of the trip, everything was fantastic. We will definitely do another Backroads trip!
Travel Advisor:  Maddy Foxx Moffitt

Engaged / Active Fun

By: Patricia R


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2023

Backroads is a seamless operation focused on active discovery and exploration of a destination. Supported by co-leads and a support person, I was delighted with the organization, planning, hotel accommodations as well as food choices. I must highlight the local farm-to-table food choices and absolutely fantastic chefs met along the way. It surprised me to get top level food that accommodated my gluten free and dairy free needs not to mention the local in town locations. Trust this operator to join you with a group of like minded explorers and deliver on a great product. Montreal and Quebec was beautiful by bike, hike and kayak!
Travel Advisor:  Angela Caes

Greece

By: Lori


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2023

Our experience with Backroads was, as always has been, amazing. They really know how to vet, groom and retain amazing trip leaders. The cultural events and routes/activity plans are exceptional
Travel Advisor:  Fred Robbins

Great Backroads Trip

By: vvvv


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2023

Backroads is a total win. Our first trip and it didn't disappoint.
Travel Advisor:  Leslee Gearhart

Backroads

By: Tripper


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2023

Great!!!! Fabulous leaders and well planned itinerary.
Travel Advisor:  Melissa Schoen

Steve Joffe

By: Steve


Reviewed on: 26 Oct 2023

Backroads always does a fantastic job in picking great locations, hotels, restaurants and activities. I have gone on 15 trips. I confess, however, that my Puglia trip was not particularly scenic and seemed somewhat formulaic.
Travel Advisor:  Alyse Cori

Backroads Excellence

By: Neil G


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2023

Backroads is the gold-standard of adventure travel. The guides, the itineraries, the accommodations--all of it was first rate. We had heard the reviews from friends, but did not know just how good they are until we experienced it ourselves. Many of our fellow guests had traveled with BR several times--and one 15 times! We are already looking ahead to our next trip w/BR.
Travel Advisor:  Jane Braun

Backroads

By: Blob Anderson


Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2023

Well organized and adaptable
Travel Advisor:  Elli Beck

Backroads Portugal

By: Judith


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2023

Absolutely what we expected. Properties were wonderful, guides were perfect. Plenty of backroads experiences.
Travel Advisor:  Carol Brant

Backroads Thailand

By: Vicki


Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2024

Amazing trip! Perfect balance of culture, biking through beautiful farm land, kayaking in Phuket, delicious food and fantastic hotels. The Backroads guides and local guides were top notch and made sure every detail was taken care of and everyone on the trip had their ideal trip. Highly recommend!
Travel Advisor:  Matt Farber

Backroads

By: Sharon


Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2024

Backroads is simply the best
Travel Advisor:  Sandie Harman

Costa Rica

By: Kathie


Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2024

Wonderful experience seeing Costa Rica on this multi-sport trip. Opportunities for seeing natural beauty, waterfalls, flora and fauna. Great trip leaders with attention to making it an experience to remember. Premium hotels met expectations and entire trip ran smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Hartman

Costa Rica Biking

By: Costa Rica


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2024

The trip was great. The trip leaders were wonderful as was the accommodation, food and biking.
Travel Advisor:  Tara Cress

First hiking trip with Backroads

By: Missy


Reviewed on: 26 Feb 2024

It was great. The scenery in New Zealand was spectacular, as were the food and people. We’d been forewarned that it was likely to rain and indeed it did. We had a couple uncomfortably wet hikes and quickly learned the difference between water resistant and waterproof gear. Be prepared. The accommodations on this Casual trip were all nice. Some of the more basic places were park lodges with their own charm and beautiful settings. The higher end places were really nice, with large bedrooms with sitting areas. As the trip progressed we had consistently better weather and even more natural beauty.
Travel Advisor:  Heather Bahora

Backroads is amazing !

By: Sandra B,


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2024

This was our first trip with Backroads but it won't be the last! They are incredible. The guides were gems and we even missed them after the trip was over. We saw and experienced so many wonderful things, all perfectly organized. I can't wait to book another trip.
Travel Advisor:  Kathryn Schutz

Iceland Trip

By: slackertim


Reviewed on: 21 Mar 2024

Amazing trip! Everything was perfect.
Travel Advisor:  Bruce Butler

Backroads

By: abcd


Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2024

This was a TREMENDOUS trip. Can't really say enough about it. The whale watching and Kayaking were cancelled due to weather, but Backroads did a great job keeping us entertained
Travel Advisor:  Eileen Spear

Adventure done right !

By: AYoung


Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2024

Our family had a great experience with backroads . All the details and experiences are well laid out. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful making it fun and tailored to your experience or capability. The food and accommodations were nice. I would happily do another trip with backroads.
Travel Advisor:  Vanessa Genger

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