Adventure Travel Ratings: Backroads - National Geographic Adventure Magazine

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Overall Score

Rating Criteria Scores

Quality of Service96.00
Spirit of Adventure92.50
Client Satisfaction91.67

Outfitter's Primary Activity

  • Biking/Cycling

Outfitter's Other Activities

  • Nature and Wildlife
  • African Safari
  • Biking/Cycling
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Family Adventures
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Luxury Adventures
  • Multisport



Backroads puts as much care into devising routes and hiring guides as it does into selecting its bikes (custom-designed only). Choose from three levels of comfort (premier, casual, or camping) and enjoy special access wherever you go—be it the day's first tour of Mexico's Chichen Itza ruins or an exclusive pedal through Botswana's Mashatu Game Reserve.

Signature Trip: Loire Valley: Family Biking, Premiere Inns; biking 6 days; France

New in 2009

  • Name:Glacier and Canadian Rockies Biking: An Epic Rocky Mountain Experience
  • Destination:U.S. and Canada
  • Duration:9 days
  • Price:$3,698


Countries Visited

  • Africa:Botswana, Morocco, South Africa
  • Asia:Bhutan, China, Indonesia, India, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam
  • Europe:Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Spain, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Scotland
  • Latin America:Argentina, Belize, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru
  • Oceania:Australia, New Zealand
  • U.S. & Canada:Canada, United States
Photograph courtesy of Backroads
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