Backroads Keeps On Adventuring With More Than 40 New Active Travel Trips Launching in 2017

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New Itineraries Include Bermuda, Munich to Salzburg, Basque Country, Japan, Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise and More

Backroads Guests enjoy an AmaWaterways active river cruise

“Each year our trip designers research, travel to and test new regions for future Backroads trips and for 2017 they have certainly outdone themselves," said Backroads Founder and President, Tom Hale.

As summer vacations are winding down, Backroads, the world’s leading active travel company, is enticing travelers to start thinking about their next adventure with the announcement of more than 40 new trips across the globe in 2017. The new lineup represents all activities of Backroads’ signature adventures, from Biking to Walking & Hiking, Multisport, active River Cruising, Family Trips and Family Breakaway Trips.

Backroads’ new destinations include an exciting adventure to Japan with a walking and hiking tour of Imperial Tokyo and the Northern Alps. A Bermuda bike tour exploring its pastel villages, pink-sand beaches and British colonial history. A Munich to Salzburg bike tour from Germany’s Bavaria to Austria’s Tyrolean Alps. And a Basque Country multisport adventure tour from Bilbao to Biarritz, with visits to beaches, the Pyrenees and a chance to hike, bike and experience Basque culture.

The company has continued to expand its ever-popular active River Cruise segment with additional departures on the Danube, Rhine, Seine and Portugal’s Douro River. New in 2017, Backroads is launching a Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking tour, which combines both land activities and cruising on the Napo River inside the Amazon basin. Backroads is also rolling out a new Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos River Cruise Biking tour, offering guests the opportunity to sail and bike along the Mekong River. Guests will explore villages, jungles, bustling cities and ancient temples while diving deep into the local culture, cuisine and customs.

“We have the best trip designers in the industry and they are passionate about finding new destinations for our guests to explore,” said Backroads Founder and President, Tom Hale. “Each year they research, travel to and test new regions for future Backroads trips and for 2017 they have certainly outdone themselves. There’s something for everyone with our new trips, from walking in Japan, hiking in Sedona, to biking with the family in Bermuda.”

Backroads New 2017 Adventure Tours

The following list of our new trips for 2017 includes Premiere Inn, Casual Inn, Deluxe Camping, Classic, Family and Family Breakaway tours. Backroads’ Family Breakaway segment—designed for families with older teens and 20-somethings—has continued to grow in popularity and next year the company is rolling out even more departures in this area. More information on all new Backroads trips can be found at: https://www.backroads.com/new/highlights

Backroads New 2017 Adventure Tours

Classic Trips

Biking
            Bermuda
            Canadian Rockies
            Czech Republic & Austria
            Munich to Salzburg
            Provence
            Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos River Cruise

Multisport
            Basque Country

Walking & Hiking
            Crater Lake
            Dolomites Hut-to-Hut
            Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise
            Iceland
            Japan
            Mallorca
            Portugal's Douro River Cruise
            Salzburg to Munich
            Sedona
            Tuscany & Umbria
            Zion & Snow Canyon

Family Trips

Biking
            Bermuda
            Munich to Salzburg

Multisport
        Maui & Lanai
            Nova Scotia

Family Breakaway Trips

Biking
            Bermuda
            Champagne & Alsace
            Czech Republic & Austria
            Maine
            Munich to Salzburg
            Parma to Verona
            Slovenia & Italy

Multisport
            Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Casual Inns
            Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Deluxe Camping
            Canadian Rockies
            Dalmatian Coast
            Maui & Lanai
            Switzerland
            Yellowstone & Tetons

Walking & Hiking
            Costa Rica
            Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise
            Glacier & Waterton Lakes
            Iceland
            Ireland
            Sedona
            Spanish Pyrenees to Costa Brava
            A Taste of Camino de Santiago
            Yellowstone & Tetons
            Yosemite
            Zion & Snow Canyon

ABOUT BACKROADS
Backroads (http://www.backroads.com) was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale and has been in business for more than 37 years. The company 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 http://www.backroads.com or call 800-462-2848 daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pacific time.

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