Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group, Private



Louisville, KY, United States To Louisville, KY, United States

Valid for Departures Now Through: 21 Oct 2021


Day 1
Louisville, KY United States
Shaker Village Inn Lunch, Dinner, Snack

From Louisville, venture to true bluegrass country where our journey begins | Spin through rolling farmland, wooded areas and peaceful country roads | History unfolds in Harrodsburg with buildings dating back to the 1850s | Stay in Shaker Village, once the third largest Shaker community in the US | Dig in to down-home dishes made with ingredients from Shaker Village's farm.

Day 2
Versailles, KY United States
Kentucky Castle Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack
Ride an undulating route passing rushing rivers and verdant hillsides dotted with barns and lined with stacked stone walls | Get an up-close glimpse of the bourbon industry during a private distillery tour | Journey to Frankfort, the state's charming riverside capital city boasting a downtown rich in culture and historical architecture
Day 3
Versailles, KY United States
Kentucky Castle Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Make yourself at home at Kentucky Castle, a striking medieval-inspired hotel complete with stone walls and turrets plus its own working farm |Follow postcard-perfect country lanes past expansive estates and grazing horses | Visit Woodford Reserve and taste their small-batch bourbon or mint julep ice cream.

Day 4
Lexington, KY United States
21C Museum Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Ride through pastureland dotted with stables and Thoroughbreds near Lexington, often called the Horse Capital of the World | Engage with the four-legged residents of the Kentucky Horse Park, a working horse farm with museums and an equine theme park

Day 5
Louisville, KY United States
None Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Take time to wander around the exhibitions at our boutique hotel's contemporary art museum | Discover Lexington's historic neighborhoods and parks on a private walking tour.

Tour Features


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Kentucky breeds passion. Its bluegrass landscape nurtures prized Thoroughbreds and inspires musicians. Bourbon spirits are carefully crafted and revered here. Horse racing legacy turns up around every corner. Historic monuments and enchanting estates tell tales of the past. Southern hospitality nourishes its warm and welcoming culture. Before you know it, you might find yourself attached to all of Kentucky's obsessions.

What's Included


  • All lodgings

    All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners included

    Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders

    Snacks and beverages between meals

  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips Van shuttles to support a variety of route options

  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information

    Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner

  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants on Inn Trips

    Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner

  • On biking and multisport trips use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories Trailercycles, carriers and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips

  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described

    Park and other entry fees

  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner

    Select coach transfers

  • Baggage transfers and porterage

    Backroads water bottle

    Backroads T-shirt

Not Included

  • Airfare

    Alcoholic beverages (Backroads provides wine at select events)

    Some meals

    Gratuities for Trip Leaders

About Us

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.

Insider Tip

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.

Health & Safety

Backroads successfully resumed trip operation in June 2020 with about a dozen US trips following strict safety measures and protocols due to COVID-19. We ran 135 US trips between June - September, hosting over 1,500 guests and we haven't had any reported Covid cases or exposure stemming from our trips, including both our guests and trip leaders. Please visit our website to learn more about how we are operating trips during this challenging time.


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Tuscany Backroads family adventure


Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2014

Best family vacation ever!  Backroads is our now "go to" vacation guide for family fun.
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Rubenstein

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


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!
Travel Advisor:  Sandy Bove

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!


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.
Travel Advisor:  Shari Minsky

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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!
Travel Advisor:  Shari Minsky

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 Overland 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


By: spring break

Reviewed on: 26 Apr 2018

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

Backroads Nova Scotia


Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2018

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

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


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


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


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.

Wales Back Roads

By: Melbourne

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2019

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


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

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


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


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


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



Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2018

Excellent- can’t say enough positive things. Great tour guides, route, food and accommodations
Travel Advisor:  Linda Vaughan


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

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


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


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


By: Reese

Reviewed on: 03 May 2019

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


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

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


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


By: Gene

Reviewed on: 06 Jul 2019

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


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!

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


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


By: Deb

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2019

Fabulous trip in every respect
Travel Advisor:  Monica Maslia


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


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2019

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


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


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


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


By: CK

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2019

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



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



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.
Travel Advisor:  Lola Owens


By: rusty

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2019

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


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


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!


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.

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


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

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.


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 Overland 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


By: pic

Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2021

very good, ver good guides
Travel Advisor:  Laurie Carruth

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 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