Backroads Names Top Five Romantic Destinations in Honor of Valentine’s Day

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Active Travel Is Trending for Honeymoons, Anniversaries, Marriage Proposals and Office Romance

Anniversary celebration on a Backroads' Greece biking tour

Love in Greece on a Backroads Trip

“We’re honored to provide the backdrop for so many people to meet and fall in love, whether it’s on a Backroads trip in Tuscany, in celebration of a wedding anniversary, or among staffers in our corporate offices,” Backroads Founder / President Tom Hale

Does the couple who travel together, stay together? Backroads, the leading active travel company, sure thinks so. And a recent survey by the U.S. Travel Association backs up that theory: the study revealed that couples who travel together have better sex lives and more romance in their relationships than couples who stay home.

Backroads offers exciting adventures all over the world for romantics of all ages, such as biking in Bali, hiking in Provence, or an active tour of the California Wine Country. Based on guest feedback over the past year, Backroads ranks the top five most romantic active travel vacations for 2016 as: Tuscany Biking, Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking, Loire Valley Biking, Costa Rica Multisport and Lanai & Maui Walking.

During 2015, the company estimates that more than 250 couples celebrated their anniversaries with a Backroads trip and some 25 couples chose to take active honeymoons in Backroads destinations such as Hawaii, Loire Valley, Ireland and China. Other destinations trending upwards with couples are Vermont, Iceland, Mallorca and the French Pyrenees & Spanish Rioja region. Backroads trips are also gaining in popularity as wedding gifts, or as part of a wedding registry.

But love isn’t in the air for Backroads’ guests only—the company has counted more than 50 marriages among its own employees to date!

“We’re honored to provide the backdrop for so many people to meet and fall in love, whether it’s on a Backroads trip in Tuscany, in celebration of a wedding anniversary, or among staffers in our corporate offices,” said Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale. “We strive to search out the best and most beautiful destinations across the globe to give couples wonderful choices when planning an active honeymoon or anniversary, or surprise marriage proposal.”

About Backroads
Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale. The company has been in business for more than 37 years and hosts thousands of guests, 80% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests, in hundreds of locations across the globe. Backroads was named one of the top 100 places to work by Outside magazine in 2015, and is a founding member of the Adventure Collection. For more information, please visit backroads.com or call 800-462-2848 daily, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Pacific time.

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