Backroads, an active travel company, offers more than 4,200 scheduled departures in 2019, including Biking, Multi-Adventure, Walking & Hiking, Family and Private trips. Founded by Tom Hale in 1979, Backroads began as a small regional bike touring company, offering trips in the western United States and the Canadian Rockies and has grown to be the leading active travel company, with the most destinations, itineraries and annual departures among active and adventure travel companies. Backroads offers 427 itineraries for all ages and abilities in 68 countries and territories around the world. Backroads vacations are fully supported with three leaders and two vans guaranteed on over 95% of our trips that serve as mobile refreshment and bike repair centers, and offer lifts to guests who'd like a rest. We've always believed that our blend of special destinations, activities and cultural connections is the better way to see the world. But what really sets us apart is our unwavering attention to quality, and most importantly, our superlative leaders, easily the best in the world of active travel.