North America

BACKROADS

Freedom... discovery... energy... inspiration... engagement... serendipity. These are some of the words Backroads guests use to describe why they love exploring by bike and on foot.

Active travel is about journeying through a fascinating region under your own power. On foot and on a bike, you can really get a visceral sense of place. Without any filters, you're free to truly be where you are. The wind in your face. The sun on your back. Reconnecting with yourself and others. The feeling that right now, and for the next few days, you control your own destiny. And always just ahead, the next unexpected moment you'll carry with you forever: a ruined castle shrouded in mist as the sun appears over the mountains... a flock of birds rising in a shimmering cloud from a vast river delta... a waiter lighting lamps on the café tables, saluting the village priest as he climbs the cathedral steps...

For nearly 40 years, Backroads has been setting the stage for moments like these in every corner of the globe—raising the bar that all such travel should aspire to. And while it may sound like boasting, we don't think anyone does it better. Let us show you why...

REI Adventures

For REI Adventures, getting people outdoors is our mission, our goal, and our passion. And it's been that way since 1938! So whether you dream of cycling the winding roads of Zion National Park, exploring the unique flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands, trekking through the Himalayas, or joining us for a close-to-home weekend getaway, we're here to help you live that dream. With more than 150 different trips on every continent, you're sure to land on the trip of a lifetime, every time you travel with us.

UnCruise Adventures

UnCruise Adventures’ fleet of boutique yachts and small ships carry 22-88 guests on adventures in Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Galápagos Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Costa Rica, Panamá, Columbia & Snake Rivers and the Pacific Northwest. In business since 1996, the company is owned by long-time industry veterans Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO, and Tim Jacox, President and COO. Both are accomplished adventurers and businessmen with a combined total of more than 60 years in the small ship cruising industry. The company has offices in Juneau, AK and Seattle, WA.

Wildland Adventures

At Wildland Adventures, authenticity is our highest priority. Sincerity, good faith, genuineness - they're all part of the ethic we embrace in approaching our world and the people and cultures we share it with. We’re devoted to helping our travelers experience the world with the honesty and affirmation that your choice of Wildland Adventures implies — a real world without artifice, that craves our understanding and compassion rather than our judgment; a world that seeks to welcome us rather than entertain us.

Alaska Wildland Adventures

Alaska Wildland Adventures has operated Alaska vacation packages, adventure tours and wilderness lodges for more than 40 years. Founded with the goal of sharing Alaska's wilderness and wildlife with travelers seeking a high-quality, authentic adventure for their vacation, we are proud to continue this tradition as one of Alaska's award-winning leaders in small group Alaska tours. Alaska Wildland Adventures is committed to the values of ecotourism, expressed through our guiding principles.

Adventure Travel Trade Association

Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) today is widely recognized as a vital leadership voice and partner for the adventure travel industry around the world.

Membership + Trade
The membership and trade organization is designed to be a force for the industry and exists to drive thought leadership, industry promotion, and opportunities to network and convene globally to create trade and business health. It currently serves more than 1,000 members in 100 countries worldwide. The constituency is made up of tour operators, tourism boards, specialty agents, and accommodations all sharing a vested interest in the sustainable development of adventure tourism.