Alaska, Croatia, Iceland, Italy, France, Spain and US National Parks Top the List

Amy Stewart

Backroads announces top summer family travel destinations

“Last year families mainly stayed in the US due to Covid uncertainty, but this year we’re seeing families tilt back to international travel in a huge way,” said Backroads Founder and President, Tom Hale

Backroads, the leader in active travel, today announced their top travel picks for family adventure tours this summer. From perennial family favorites like Alaska, Croatia, Iceland, Italy, France and Spain to the US National Parks, Backroads runs trips in 45 countries across the globe. Backroads is the only company to offer family trips designed for three distinct age groups—Teens & Kids (typically 9-16), Older Teens & 20s (17+) and 20s & Beyond (adult kids in their 20s)—so that kids and parents can spend quality time together and independently enjoy the company of their peers.

With over 30 years of experience creating and leading trips for families, Backroads offers Biking, Walking & Hiking and Multi-Adventure Tours around the world. Taking the hassle out of trip planning, Backroads runs trips that include fun activities and rich cultural experiences tailored to adults and kids. In South Africa, Tanzania, or Ecuador’s Galápagos, families can witness incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. Whether hiking in a national park, sea kayaking along the Dalmatian Coast, learning to surf in Spain’s Basque Country or riding horseback in Iceland, on Backroads trips, parents and kids of all ages experience one-of-a-kind adventures. Here’s a sampling of the Backroads Family Trip collection:

2022 New Trips for Families include:

  • Bali Multi-Adventure Tour
  • Bend Oregon & the Cascades Multi-Adventure Tour
  • Bhutan Multi-Adventure Tour
  • Great Smoky Mountains Multi-Adventure Tour
  • Italy’s Puglia to Basilicata Bike Tour
  • Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills Multi-Adventure Tour
  • Peru Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking Tour
  • Vietnam & Cambodia Bike Tour

Active Ocean & River Cruises include:

  • Danube River Cruise Bike Tour
  • Danube River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour
  • Portugal’s Douro River Cruise Bike Tour
  • Rhine River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour
  • Tahiti Multi-Adventure Tour
  • Venice to Croatia Bike Tour

Family Favorites include:

  • Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour
  • Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multi-Adventure Tour
  • California’s Yosemite Multi-Adventure Tour
  • Canadian Rockies Bike Tour
  • Costa Rica Multi-Adventure Tour
  • Iceland Multi-Adventure Tour
  • Portugal Multi-Adventure Tour
  • Switzerland Multi-Adventure Tour

“There is something very special about summer family vacations,” said Backroads Founder and President, Tom Hale. “Last year families mainly stayed in the US due to Covid uncertainty, but this year we’re seeing families tilt back to international travel in a huge way. Because we’re anticipating this summer to be our biggest travel season yet, now’s the best time to lock in your vacation plans while space is still available.”

For the complete collection of Backroads Family Trips and for more information, visit Backroads.com or call 800-462-2848.

About Backroads

Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale and has been a leading innovator in active and adventure travel for over 40 years. The company offers biking, walking & hiking and multi-adventure tours, small ship active cruises, Dolce Tempo, private trips and family getaways (parents with kids) designed for three distinct age groups: Teens & Kids (typically 9-16), Older Teens & 20s (17+) and 20s & Beyond (adult kids through their late 20s). Backroads hosts thousands of guests each year—75% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests— in hundreds of locations across the globe. For more information, please visit backroads.com or call 800-462-2848.    

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