Backroads 2024 Family Adventures

2024 FAMILY ADVENTURES Trips for families with: Teens & Kids | Older Teens & 20s | Young Adults 20s & Beyond

WELCOME Whether you’re traveling with young kids, teens or recent college grads, we have incredible family adventures around the world designed for three distinct age categories—and dedicated Kids Adventure Leaders for our youngest guests. From exhilarating activity and time in nature to culture and history, our family trips are tailored to everyone’s sense of adventure. For us, active travel is about more than physical activity, it’s about awakening a sense of curiosity, exploration and discovery in whatever way you and your family would like. New for 2024 are Dolce Tempo Trips for Families with Older Teens & 20s and Young Adults 20s & Beyond. Inspired by the Italian way of life, these easygoing active adventures are designed for the whole family with plenty of time to explore cool towns or relax by the hotel pool—with trips from the waterfalls of Yosemite to Spain’s Camino de Santiago.

We want to thank all the adventurous families who’ve been a part of our journey since our founding in 1979. Here’s to many more good times to come.

Avery Hale Smith Executive Vice President

Tom Hale Founder & CEO


Only Backroads Offers Trips for

3 Distinct Age Groups Families with Teens & Kids Families with Older Teens & 20s Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond


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Make cherished memories and live the stories you’ll tell for decades, whether your kids are entering elementary school, celebrating a high school graduation, enjoying college life or striking out on their own as young adults.

Backroads offers the kind of unique, authentic experiences that families just can’t find elsewhere. Up-close, in-person, active fun in the world’s most beautiful

places—without the family drama. It’s a recipe for memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime.


TEENS & KIDS Time together and time apart add up to a better time for everyone. Discover the magic of active travel in the great outdoors together. Kids enjoy cool activities with our equally cool leaders, while adults explore further or relax with a cocktail. For ages 9-17 (ages 4+ ok) FOR FAMILIES WITH



OLDER TEENS & 20s With busy schedules all around, it can be hard to reconnect for fun together. These trips offer just the right mix of family fun and activities with new friends.

For ages 17+ (younger siblings 14+ are welcome)




Now launched into the real world, your adult kids have full calendars. Bond together as family—and as friends. Your kids will love taking a break from juggling life’s new demands to travel with their parents and their peers on these unforgettable trips. For ages 20+ (younger siblings 17+ are welcome)




World Leaders in Family Travel We’ve revolutionized family travel, with over 1,000 scheduled departures for families in more than 40 countries. We are the only company offering distinct family trips for

Multiple Daily Routes Choose from several routes each day to give you the freedom to explore at your own pace, always with empowering GPS maps/directions.** Perfect for Mixed Abilities Take it easy or take it up a notch. It’s up to you—do as much or as little as you like. Experts at Trip Design With 45 years of experience, our 50-person in-house trip development team, led by 12 Trip Designers with an average tenure of 17 years, partners with 200 Field Experts to create the ultimate experience for you. Two or More Support Vans Multiple support vans make all the difference. When one van is spoken for the additional van(s) remain at your service.*

three different kids’ age ranges. The Very Best Leaders

Backroads Trip Leaders are our employees—not independent contractors. They’re rated 9.8 out of 10 by our guests. Our world-class recruiting, hiring, training, benefits, compensation and performance programs are second to none. More Leaders Not only are our leaders world class, there are more of them, with at least three on each trip.*


Norway’s Fjords Walking & Hiking


World’s Best Hotels As the leader in active luxury travel, our Premiere hotels are among the finest properties around the world. When you prefer a less luxurious option, our Casual hotels are known for their character, charm and setting. The Right Group Size Our groups are small enough to explore the world with optimum flexibility and big enough to welcome a variety of fun-loving travel companions. The Best Bikes Our custom bike fleet is unrivaled in active travel with more than 10,000 professionally maintained titanium bikes, including complimentary e-bikes worldwide, carbon pro bikes and more. †

*Less than 5% of our guests choose trips that are small enough to support with one van and less than three leaders. **All trips have GPS-powered maps and directions available via the Backroads On Trip App. And for bike rides, we also provide Wahoo GPS devices for easy turn-by-turn navigation. † E-bikes are available throughout North America and Europe, and most Southern hemisphere trips. Never Subcontracted We don’t trust others to do the job we’ve promised we’ll do for you. Straight Talk We tell it like it is—we want you on the right trip for you. Unbeatable Choice Backroads is unmatched in our offering of 6,000 biking, hiking and multi-adventure trips. Wherever, whenever and however you want to travel, we have a trip for you.


THE LEADERS YOU WANT TO TRAVEL WITH Backroads Trip Leaders elevate your family vacation into a seamless, worry-free and unforgettable adventure. Their secret? Big smiles, deep local knowledge and a healthy helping of behind-the-scenes wizardry. They’re the best in the business, and they earn praise from the most discerning experts we know: our guests. Backroads travelers tell us we have the best leaders anywhere with words of praise that distinguish them in the world of travel. See for yourself how this most carefully cultivated global workforce defines the quality of your trip experience.

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“By far the best group travel I have experienced... the joy, knowledge, humor and attention to detail by the leaders had us feeling like we were part of a family. Their attitudes ignited cohesion of the entire group, several people were traveling solo, all felt included.” Toni Hoge • El Cajon, CA

“Our leaders were perfect. Honestly, where do you find these extraordinary people?” Buffy McKay • Ridgewood, NJ

“Backroads Trip Leaders are the absolute best. They show such concern for the well-being of the guests and amazing flexibility and readiness to adapt to the needs of the group.” Yolanda Becker • Fort Worth, TX



Over forty years of experience designing and leading trips guarantees a relaxed and fun-filled adventure for the whole family. All ages and activity levels welcome!


BIKE, HIKE & SO MUCH MORE Join us biking, hiking, paddling and so much more on these active and culturally rich adventures, expertly planned to highlight the unique character of your destination. Experience a region from different angles, discovering exhilarating activities and immersing yourself in its culture and landscapes.


JOURNEY ON TWO WHEELS The joy of exploring new landscapes under your own power, the moments of shared discovery and the satisfaction of celebrating it all with an icy gelato in the next piazza—all at your own pace, with no obligation to slow down or keep up with anyone else. See our full bike fleet on p. 76


SAVOR EVERY STEP We’ve been exploring the world’s wild trails and ancient footpaths for more than three decades. Hitting the trail with fellow families is exhilarating, immersive and simply fun—and the support of multiple leaders guarantees you can always go at your perfect pace.




Easier than our other trips but still wonderfully active, these unique journeys are perfect for families new to active travel or those who like to stop and smell the roses (or sip the espressos, taste the gelati and mix it up with the locals). Choose from E-biking, Walking and Multi-Adventure trips. EASYGOING BY DESIGN Now available for families with young adults 17+

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SO MUCH MORE THAN ACTIVE Yes, we find the best bike rides and hikes in the world, but being on a Backroads trip is about more than the physical activities. It’s not just the thrilling ride on your bike, it’s hearing from the storyteller who brings ancient Greek myths to life.

It’s not just the invigorating hike, it’s the traditional recipes you create with a local chef. By exploring on two wheels or two feet, the world opens itself to you, one precious moment at a time.


Urubamba, Peru Engage with Quechua culture in a community famous for its master weavers See p. 54

Chiang Rai, Thailand Meet the gentle giants at Anantara’s Elephant Camp. A sanctuary for once-working elephants. See p. 46

Chenonceaux, France Wield épées with a world-class fencing master before a special medieval-themed dinner. See p. 24

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Swap stories around the campfire at a one-of-a-kind camping experience. See p. 74



ready to offer you the very best stay. We have longstanding relationships with some of the finest hotels in the world, from sumptuous independent properties to prestigious alliances like Auberge Resorts Collection and Relais & Châteaux, and our decades of experience working with the best hotels give us the inside knowledge to secure our favorite rooms well in advance.

Our Premiere hotels offer experiences as special as the regions we explore, from lavish luxury at historic castles to on-trend stylish boutique hotels. And when you prefer a less luxurious option, our Casual hotels are known for their character, charm and proximity to our Backroads activities. When you hop off the bike or step out of your hiking shoes, our carefully hand-selected hotels await,

SMALL LUXURY SHIPS WELCOME TO YOUR BOUTIQUE FLOATING HOTEL Unpack once. Explore the world’s great waterways and enjoy ever-changing views. Travel with best-in-class Backroads leaders. Go at your pace and connect with locals and your destination on these unique ocean and river cruises. See web.

Danube River • Rhine River • Galápagos



From farm-to-table lunches in country kitchens to Michelin- starred culinary adventures, we believe that the best vacations are full of mouthwatering memories. After a day of biking, hiking or poolside relaxing, it’s time to see what else is on the menu. Our dining experiences reflect the unique flavor of every region we visit. We dine together because memorable meals go well with a side of storytelling and laughter— but you always have the option to split off and do your own thing.







DAYS 1–3 Meet in Lisbon, Portugal’s stylish capital city | Journey toward the Atlantic coast | Visit picture-perfect Cais Palatifica, a quaint spot full of wooden buildings, long narrow piers and gorgeous waterfront views | Hike through enormous rice fields and forests of pine and cork trees | Wander the chic town of Comporta, relaxing over an espresso and browsing the bohemian stores | Lunch at a stately adega (farmhouse), sampling local wines and learning about the cultivation of rice | Kids will love catching a wave at a beginner’s surf class | Unwind at our sumptuous getaway, mere steps from white-sand beaches and surrounded by acres of pine trees and lush green rice fields. » Quinta da Comporta - Premiere DAYS 4–6 Take in views of the turquoise sea as you bike through the Serra de Grândola | Paddleboard over the glittering surface of a lagoon | Bike through charming coastal towns where surfers mingle with artists and farmers | Follow winding paths along the coastline filled with pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters | Don’t forget to bring a bathing suit—if the weather is right, this is the perfect place for an impromptu family dip! | Hike above the pristine beaches of Arrifana | Weave through breathtaking grottoes and sand-colored rock formations as you kayak among the Algarve caves | Relax and dine together at our scenic hotel. » Praia do Canal Nature Resort - Premiere shown bottom left Warm beaches and sunny landscapes await. Bike through serene hillsides. Hike seaside trails. Learn to surf the rolling waves. Kayak along the coast. And wander friendly small towns. Alentejo Countryside to the Atlantic Coast PORTUGAL



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6 DAYS ACTIVITY LEVELS 1-3 • Bike • Walk/Hike • Kayak • Paddleboard • Surf ACCOMMODATIONS Premiere Hotels $5,299 to $5,799 per person double occ. CHOOSE A TRIP FOR • Families with Teens & Kids shown here • Families with Older Teens & 20s • Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond • Your Private Group Price & availability varies based on date & group size o \ Search PGLM on

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Praia do Canal Nature Resort



DAYS 1–2 Start your journey in Barcelona, Catalonia’s vibrant capital | Head into the mountains, riding past alpine villages, herds of goats and farmers tending their crops | Adults sample cava, the local sparkling wine, at a welcome reception | Hike the foothills of the French Pyrenees | Discover mountain lakes described in legends as “the tears of Hercules for his beloved Pyrenee” | Kids romp around in a nature park by Matemale Lake and join grown-ups for a family hike. » Hotel Bernat de So - Casual DAY 3 Ready to bike over one of the tallest peaks in the eastern Pyrenees? Tackle the amazing Creueta climb fully supported and at your own pace | Feel the wind on your face as you coast downhill with stunning views over the Alt Ripollès Valley | Kids spend an action- packed morning zip-lining through the forest canopy | Adults gather for a wine tasting before a family meal at our elegant hotel. » Mas Falgarona Hotel & Spa - Premiere DAYS 4–6 Navigate the hidden coves of the Costa Brava by kayak | Snorkel in crystal-clear warm waters | Savor lunch in a waterfront village | Hike the rugged coastal trails of the Camí de Ronda | Kids create a pottery masterpiece in La Bisbal | Bike through the sunflower fields of the Baix Empordà | Embark on a snorkeling adventure in the Mediterranean | Enjoy one last ride along rural roads and through quaint hamlets. » Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa - Premiere Bike in a nature park. Hike in the Pyrenees. Kids enjoy pottery and zip-lining. Grown-ups taste wine. Explore heavenly beaches. Admire the art of Dalí. You’re in Catalonia! Medieval Villages to Heavenly Beaches SPAIN’S PYRENEES TO COSTA BRAVA

6 DAYS ACTIVITY LEVELS 1-4 • Bike • Walk/Hike • Kayak • Snorkel ACCOMMODATIONS Premiere & Casual $4,999 to $5,399 per person double occ. CHOOSE A TRIP FOR • Families with Teens & Kids shown here • Families with Older Teens & 20s • Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond • Your Private Group Price & availability varies based on date & group size o \ Search CATM on

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DAYS 1–2 Ride picturesque bike routes through the rolling hills in Mallorca’s rural interior | Discover this island’s unique traditions and cultural history | Admire the tucked-away coves and coastal cliffs of Isla Cabrera while kids run around in the sand | Relax and play poolside at our luxurious hideaway. » Zoëtry Mallorca - Premiere shown bottom left DAYS 3–6 Kids put their culinary skills to the test in a cooking class | Grown- ups bike past traditional houses, monasteries and sunny terraces blanketed with olive trees en route to the mountain hamlet of Fornalutx | Meet up for a stroll through a valley of citrus groves to Sóller | Kayak crystal-clear waters off Mallorca’s northern coast | Hop aboard the historic Tren de Sóller and enjoy the spectacular scenery by railway | Savor a family dinner by the sea in sunny Port de Sóller | Visit the bohemian artist town of Deià | Hike in Mallorca’s idyllic Mediterranean countryside | Optional activities abound at our palatial resort: stand-up paddleboard, swim or take a siesta | Bike peaceful routes flanked by vineyards in Mallorca’s wine region | Discover stalagmites and stalactites on a tour of the Campanet Caves | Take a thrilling Zodiac boat ride along the sun-soaked Mediterranean coast | Grab a mask and snorkel to explore the turquoise waters of secluded coves only reachable by boat | Rise early for a morning yoga class overlooking the coast | Savor gorgeous vistas from mountain peaks to the sea on a hike to Torre Picada, a 17th-century watchtower | End your family adventure in vibrant Palma de Mallorca. » Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa - Premiere Walk through citrus orchards. Bike in an awe-inspiring landscape. Kayak azure Mediterranean waters. There’s a cooking class for kids. Caves, beaches and coves. Who’s up for sand castles and snorkeling? Mountains to Beaches on Spain’s Mediterranean Isle SPAIN’S MALLORCA

6 DAYS ACTIVITY LEVELS 1-3 • Walk/Hike • Bike • Kayak • Zodiac • Snorkel • Yoga ACCOMMODATIONS Premiere Hotels $5,999 to $6,599 per person double occ. CHOOSE A TRIP FOR • Families with Teens & Kids shown here • Families with Older Teens & 20s • Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond • Your Private Group Price & availability varies based on date & group size o \ Search MALM on

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Zoëtry Mallorca




DAYS 1–3 Get to know the coastal city of Biarritz, dubbed the “queen of beaches and the beach of kings” | Follow quiet trails up to the summits overlooking Ascain, taking in panoramic views of the coast and mountains | Linger over breakfast at our luxurious beachfront hotel, originally an estate gifted from Napoleon III to his wife, Eugénie | Bike as a family past sheep-dotted hills, quaint farmhouses and bucolic pastures | Kids learn about the depths of the ocean at an immersive multi-sensory museum while parents cycle through emerald-colored hills | Dive into the royal history of Biarritz on a guided walking tour with an engaging expert | Kayak together through the sparkling waters of Saint Jean-de- Luz Bay | Try your hand at pelote basque , a favorite regional pastime.. » Hôtel du Palais - Premiere DAYS 4–6 Take a scenic ride to Basque Country’s Spanish side | Soak up views of the surrounding waters as you walk through the Jaizkibel coastal mountains | Hike past 19th-century watchtowers, vestiges of the Carlist Civil Wars | Kids embark on an exciting nature adventure in a nearby forest | Sample local pintxos in San Sebastián, a city known for its vibrant culinary scene and high concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants | You’re in one of Europe’s top surfing spots—care to give it a try? | Savor views of the sea from our hotel’s lovely terrace or pamper yourself at the spa | Walk a coastal portion of the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrim’s route | Learn how to cook Spanish tapas on our final day together. » Hotel Maria Cristina - Premiere Ever basked on a Basque beach? Nibbled on pintxos ? Surfed Spanish waves? Biked along the sea? Never say never. Because you’ll do all this and more in Basque Country. Biarritz to San Sebastián & Bilbao BASQUE COUNTRY

Atlantic Ocean






San Sebastian

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6 DAYS ACTIVITY LEVELS 1-3 • Walk/Hike • Bike • Kayak • Surf ACCOMMODATIONS Premiere Hotels $5,799 to $6,599 per person double occ. CHOOSE A TRIP FOR • Families with Teens & Kids shown here • Families with Older Teens & 20s • Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond • Your Private Group Price & availability varies based on date & group size o \ Search BQYM on

23 877.GO.ACTIVE | 7–5 Monday–Friday, 7–3 weekends PT |


DAY 1 Ride family-friendly bike routes past enchanting villages and serene woodland | Admire Château de Chambord—the region’s largest castle and a remarkable display of French Renaissance architecture—as you tour its grounds | Bike forested back roads and vineyard-covered hills. » Les Sources de Cheverny - Premiere DAYS 2–3 Bike to Chaumont, a castle acclaimed for its annual International Garden Festival | Kids hop in the saddle for a horseback-riding adventure | Visit Leonardo da Vinci’s home, Clos Lucé, where you’ll marvel at the models and designs of his famous creations | Kids get a tasty lesson in chocolate making at a family-owned chocolaterie | Wander in the lively town of Amboise and sip a post-ride chocolat chaud or an aperitif as the sun sets on the Loire. » Château de Noizay - Casual Plus DAYS 4–6 Explore magical Château de Chenonceau, with its richly appointed interiors and dazzling artwork | Youngsters wield épées with a world-class fencing master before a special medieval-themed dinner just for them | Adults take a leisurely afternoon ride from one lovely village to the next before returning to our grand château-hotel | Discover the rolling pastures and goat farms behind the Loire’s famous fromage de chèvre | A peaceful bike route through vineyards and villages leads to Château de Villandry and its extraordinary gardens | Say au revoir to the Loire after one last morning spin as you take in views of the valley from our hotel’s expansive terrace. » Domaine de la Tortinière - Premiere shown bottom left Storybook castles. Imposing towers, flying buttresses and flawless gardens. Quiet rivers and idyllic biking routes. Chocolate croissants! “Happily ever after” in the Loire Valley. Storied Landscapes & Magical Castles LOIRE VALLEY




Loire River



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Cher River


Indre River


6 DAYS ACTIVITY LEVELS 1-4 ACCOMMODATIONS Premiere & Casual Plus $4,899 to $5,299 per person double occ. CHOOSE A TRIP FOR • Families with Teens & Kids shown here • Your Private Group Price & availability varies based on date & group size o \ Search LVYB on

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Domaine de la Tortinière




English Channel

DAYS 1–2 Kick off your family journey in Brittany’s tranquil countryside | Arrive by bike in stunning St-Malo, with its fortified city walls, and continue along the famed Emerald Coast | Kids set out on an exciting land-sailing adventure | Meander through the captivating harbor town of Dinan and discover what’s behind those half-timbered houses and narrow cobblestone streets | Sweet or savory? Young chefs learn to make crêpes, Brittany’s beloved treat | Bike to St-Suliac, an enchanting fishing hamlet classified as one of France’s Most Beautiful Villages | Take a sunset swim or stroll along la grande plage , St-Malo’s spectacular main beach. » Hôtel La Villefromoy - Casual DAYS 3–6 Ride peaceful paths along northern France’s rugged coastline | Sample the fresh catch in seaside Cancale, the oyster capital of Brittany | Explore the magical island monastery and cathedral of Mont-St-Michel on a private tour | Head into Normandy’s Calvados département , known for its cider and cheeses | Relax or play in the gardens of our exquisite château-hotel | Visit historic sites such as Arromanches, famous for its Mulberry harbor, and Juno Beach | Kids saddle up for a scenic horseback ride | Grown-ups bike through a postcard-perfect Norman landscape, with apple orchards and grand manors around every turn | Join a local historian for a private tour of Omaha Beach and the American Military Cemetery | Don’t miss the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the Norman invasion of England | Ride to Longues-sur-Mer, a fascinating site with views across the channel. » Château de Bellefontaine - Casual Travel back in time with your family in Brittany and Normandy. These French regions are full of stories and emotions, past and present. Feel free to take some back with you. World War II Landmarks & Majestic Mont-St-Michel BRITTANY & NORMANDY

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Emerald Coast








6 DAYS ACTIVITY LEVELS 1-4 ACCOMMODATIONS Casual Hotels $3,999 to $4,299 per person double occ. CHOOSE A TRIP FOR • Families with Teens & Kids shown here • Families with Older Teens & 20s • Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond • Your Private Group Price & availability varies based on date & group size o \ Search BNYB on

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Lake Geneva

DAYS 1–2 Start your alpine journey on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc range, home to legendary hiking routes | Each day brings a new breathtaking viewpoint | Enjoy lunch at a postcard-perfect rifugio (mountain refuge) | Spot ibex, chamois, eagles and marmots as you hike in the Aosta Valley | Raft down Class IV rapids on the Dora Baltea River | Kids have fun in a ropes course towering above the valley | Discover Courmayeur’s Italian alpine culture and atmosphere. » Grand Hotel Courmayeur Mont Blanc - Premiere DAY 3 Soar over glaciers and massifs as you cross the border between France and Italy by gondola | Marvel at the Aiguille du Midi, a lone needle of rock looming above ice fields, and take in jaw-dropping views of the Chamonix Valley from its summit | Relax after a full day of activities and jacuzzi amid the mountains at our unique high-altitude hotel | Set out on a hike on the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice), the Alps’ second- largest glacier, complete with crampons and local climbing guides. » Park Hotel Suisse & Spa - Casual DAYS 4–6 Sparkling Lake Geneva awaits in Switzerland | Splash around in the pool or unwind at the spa at our majestic hotel | Hike amid grand peaks overlooking the lake and paddleboard on its inviting waters | Walk through the terraced vineyards of the Lavaux, a World Heritage landscape | Complete your family journey through the Alps in Geneva, our elegant gateway city. » Fairmont Le Montreux Palace - Premiere Views of incomparable Mont Blanc. Chic Chamonix. Glacier walks and gondola rides. White-water rafting and paddleboarding. Three countries, countless memories. Legendary Mont Blanc, Chamonix & Lake Geneva FRENCH, ITALIAN & SWISS ALPS






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Mont Blanc



Dora Baltea


6 DAYS ACTIVITY LEVELS 2-4 • Walk/Hike • Paddleboard • Raft • Ice Walk ACCOMMODATIONS Premiere Hotels $5,499 to $5,999 per person double occ. CHOOSE A TRIP FOR • Families with Teens & Kids shown here • Families with Older Teens & 20s • Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond • Your Private Group Price & availability varies based on date & group size o \ Search FITM on

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DAYS 1–3 Bike through the picturesque countryside of the Val di Chiana past cypress trees, sunflower fields, grazing sheep and farmhouses | Savor farm-fresh products over a family lunch | Ride to the hilltop town of Montepulciano while kids take to a high ropes course | Follow cycling routes to the town of Castiglione del Lago, with views of iconic Umbrian landscapes and Lake Trasimeno | Kids have fun with water sports while the grown-ups bike rolling terrain back to Tuscany | Step back in time as you stroll the historic streets of Cortona | In the evenings, have your fill of pasta, kid-friendly contorni and—for the adults—wines | Lounge poolside at our hotel, a former medieval village and the ideal place for rest and play. » Borgo Tre Rose - Casual DAYS 4–6 Ride along the Strada dei Castelli (Road of the Castles) to Radda in Chianti, known today as a major center for Chianti Classico wine production | Young artists try their hands at painting their own ceramic souvenirs in a fun art class | A memorable family dinner experience awaits as budding kid chefs put together a well-rounded meal—pizza! | Ride scenic routes through Chianti’s inviting hills | Pause to enjoy delicious gelato in ancient towns | Shop for hand-painted souvenirs and admire Renaissance- style designs at Ceramiche Rampini | Visit Badia a Coltibuono (Abbey of the Good Harvest) and taste the honey produced on-site | Wonderful vistas abound during a ride through the heart of Chianti | Celebrate your Tuscan family vacation with a meal amid the olive groves at our charming hotel. » L’Ultimo Mulino - Casual Miles of smiles on kid-friendly routes. Ancient hill towns. Medieval towers. Grazing sheep and sunflower fields. Gelato, of course! A perfect family adventure in Toscana. Cortona to Chianti: Tuscan & Umbrian Countryside TUSCANY


Badia Coltibuono

Arno River





Lake Trasimeno


Castiglione del Lago



Casual Hotels $3,999 to $4,299 per person double occ. Premiere Hotels $6,299 to $6,999 per person double occ. CHOOSE A TRIP FOR • Families with Teens & Kids shown here • Families with Older Teens & 20s • Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond • Your Private Group Price & availability varies based on date & group size o \ Search TUSB on OUR GUESTS SAY IT BEST “I stopped giving holiday gifts, as those usually sit on a shelf, but give my family an experience they will remember for a lifetime... Thank you for making our family holiday so incredibly special.” JONATHAN PINKUS | PARADISE VALLEY, AZ

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DAY 1 Follow a kid-friendly route dedicated mostly to cyclists | Ride mountain trails and along the curves of a converted railway path through larch and fir forests | Arrive in posh Cortina d’Ampezzo, surrounded by soaring peaks and filled with shops and cafés | Take in the scene from the terrace of our stylish mountain hideaway. » Grand Hotel Savoia - Premiere DAYS 2–3 Fly over the trees on a chairlift to Rifugio Scoiattoli | Take in awe-inspiring views of the Cinque Torri, a group of iconic stone pinnacles | History buffs rejoice! Our guided walk near Passo di Falzarego reveals World War I bunkers and trenches, and an open-air museum | Kids learn the basics of rock climbing with an expert mountaineer | Hike through Val Badia’s conifer forests, flower-carpeted fields and scenic Ladin villages | Admire ancient glaciers and lofty rock towers | Kids set out on an exhilarating ropes course in Colfosco before a festive pizza dinner | Adults savor a gourmet meal and an exclusive wine tasting in our hotel’s wine cellar. » Hotel Ciasa Salares - Premiere DAYS 4–6 Discover lush valleys and dramatic peaks after reaching the pristine Seiser Alm plateau by gondola | Bike past fields of alpine gentians, delphinium and bright poppies | Hike to a beloved rifugio where ancient folk traditions thrive | Wade or take a refreshing swim in Völser Weiher, a lovely man-made lake surrounded by mountains | Discover the castle ruins that gave the town of Kastelruth its name. » Hotel Schgaguler - Premiere Oh, the fun you’ll have. Biking old railway paths. Chairlifts and gondola rides. Wildflower meadows. Rock climbing for kids, wine tasting for grown-ups. Ready, set, go! Alpine Adventures beneath Majestic Mountains DOLOMITES



Adige River


San Cassiano

Cortina d’Ampezzo

Seiser Alm


Cinque Torri


From Venice

6 DAYS ACTIVITY LEVELS 1-3 • Walk/Hike • Bike ACCOMMODATIONS Premiere Hotels $5,299 to $5,699 per person double occ. CHOOSE A TRIP FOR • Families with Teens & Kids shown here • Families with Older Teens & 20s • Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond • Your Private Group Price & availability varies based on date & group size o \ Search DMTM on

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Sun-Splashed Mythical Greek Isles SANTORINI & CRETE





DAYS 1–3 Start your Cretan journey biking past tiny villages and olive groves | Hike rugged paths through coastal gorges and an idyllic Mediterranean countryside | Engage with locals at a co-op where they teach cooking methods that have been passed down through generations | Visit the Areti Monastery in Karydi, a fortified site still inhabited by monks | Kids learn to make pasta and olive oil at an organic farm | Grown-ups sip sparkling wine and other regional varietals | Bike quiet roads from the island’s wild interior to the Aegean Sea | Sample regional dishes and enjoy Cretan hospitality at local cafés | Take in tranquil vistas of Spinalonga Island from a traditional sailboat and then dip in the sea and swim off the boat | Find your balance in a yoga class by the beach or pamper yourself at the spa | Cool off with a swim in the sea or in the pool at our magnificent hotel. » Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa - Premiere shown bottom right DAYS 4–6 Ferry across the jewel-toned Sea of Crete to awe-inspiring and alluring Santorini | Wander through picturesque mazelike walkways, past the island’s signature blue and white buildings that climb uphill like an architectural bougainvillea | Kayak the bays of the region’s famously unique red-, white- and black-sand beaches | Hike one of Santorini’s most scenic volcanic trails | Luxuriate in the elegant simplicity of our hotel in the Greek village of Megalochori | Listen to millennia- old instruments and mythological stories | Capture the beauty of the Cyclades during a morning walk for a perfect lasting memento. » Vedema Resort Santorini - Premiere Beaches, mountain gorges and vestiges of great civilizations. From citrus groves to quiet port towns. Volcanic trails to luxury retreats. This family trip is legendary.

Sea of Crete






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Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa

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DAY 1 Witness the vast beauty of the Dalmatian Coast as you journey by catamaran from Split to Korčula Island | Take a family bike ride along the southern coast of Korčula past vineyards, olive groves and quaint villages | Settle into the pace of life on one of the most verdant islands in the Adriatic | Dine on some of the best locally sourced seafood in Croatia. » Aminess Korčula Heritage Hotel - Casual DAYS 2–3 Bike through the wine-growing region of the Pelješac Peninsula, from inland villages to the blue coast | Explore the World Heritage site of Dubrovnik, with its turrets, spires and red-tiled roofs | Sail to car-free Lopud Island, home to the summer residences of wealthy sea captains for centuries | Hike past ancient churches and ruins that showcase the island’s Greco-Roman and Slavic heritage | Walk to one of the few sandy beaches in this part of the Adriatic—the perfect place for a refreshing swim | Panoramic views await at hilltop Sutvrač Fort. » Royal Blue Hotel - Premiere DAYS 4–6 The Konavle region provides plentiful views of mountains and the sea | Bike across the border to Montenegro | Board a boat to Porto Montenegro marina in the coastal town of Tivat | Hike past fortresses and hilltop towns along the wondrous and vast Bay of Kotor, a World Heritage site | Explore the winding cobbled streets, charming squares, medieval churches and aristocratic mansions of Kotor | Finish your family adventure with a kayak excursion on the bay’s sapphire waters. » Regent Porto Montenegro - Premiere Get ready for a family adventure that checks all the boxes. History. Natural beauty. Sun, sea and a relaxed coastal vibe. This vacation is everything your family dreamed of… and more. Historic Split to Dubrovnik & the Bay of Kotor CROATIA TO MONTENEGRO g












Bay of Kotor

Adriatic Sea

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DAY 1 Bike from seaside Split, home to Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, through the Dinara Mountains’ magnificent karst landscape | Ahoy matey! Wind your way to Omiš, a coastal town with a colorful pirate history | Kids embark on an exciting rafting adventure on the Cetina River | Splash around in the Adriatic Sea | Savor Croatian cuisine in the coastal village of Duće. » Hotel Plaža Duće - Casual DAYS 2–3 Lace up your hiking boats to gain a new perspective on the intricate cliffs of the Dinaric Alps | Linger over a lunch of fresh seafood and regional delicacies | Sail to Hvar for a scenic bike ride on the lavender-scented island | Pause for a seaside gelato | Check out Venetian Renaissance architecture in Hvar Town. » Hotel Amfora - Casual DAY 4 It’s a relaxing boat trip to Korčula Island—a great time for reading, socializing or a cannonball off the upper deck! | Come ashore in Vela Luka, a seaside village with over 2,500 hours of annual sunshine | Kayak the coast’s picturesque inlets and deep blue waters. » Hotel Liburna - Casual DAYS 5–6 Awesome island views keep your family pedaling along Korčula’s hills past quaint villages and vineyards | Discover medieval Korčula Town, a treasure trove of stone palaces | Marvel at dazzling Dubrovnik’s imposing stone fortress walls during a guided walk. » Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik - Premiere Sapphire water to your left. Islands on the horizon. Cobblestones under your feet. A morning ride, a swim at noon and a fresh seafood dinner. Your family’s new routine. 101 Ways to Play in Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands CROATIA





Stari Grad

Hvar Island


Vela Luka



Korcula Island

Adriatic Sea


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DAYS 1–2 Welcome to Bohemia! | Enjoy goulash, roast and dumplings under the painted gables of the World Heritage village of Holašovice | Castles abound on our bike route, from ornate Hluboká Castle to the pastel-painted tower of Krumlov Hrad | Raft the winding Vltava River through pastoral countryside | Wander the World Heritage site of Český Krumlov, one of Europe’s most gorgeously preserved medieval cities | Adults are invited to an informal Q&A on Czech history while youngsters take on kids-only adventures like disc golf, a mirror maze and more. » Hotel OLDINN - Casual DAY 3 Travel to the Mostviertel, Austria’s Cider Quarter and off-the-tourist- track border district, where orchards alternate with a patchwork of fields | Take in views that seem to go on forever as you hike the steep slopes of the Sonntagberg | Meet the animals and taste the local bounty at a kid-friendly organic farm | Youngsters hone their skills at the bowling alley before families are treated to a delightful Schuhplattler (traditional dance performance). » Hotel Kothmühle - Casual DAYS 4–6 Welcome to the Wachau, a majestic valley lined by vineyards and centered on the wide Danube | Check out the mountaintop views from thousand-year-old Melk Abbey, which inspired Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose | Follow the river on the car-free Danube Bike Path, a cyclist’s paradise | Take to the Danube’s waters for some summer water sports | Adults sample local wines and apricot spirits while kids enjoy a juicy apricot tasting. » Hotel Schloss Dürnstein - Premiere Picture Bohemia’s wild Vltava River and the blue Danube. Cycle along peaceful bike paths. Hike wooded mountainsides. Savor the taste of a locally made cheese or a perfect ripe apricot. From Prague to Vienna Discovering the Heart of Europe CZECH REPUBLIC & AUSTRIA



Vltava River


Cesky Krumlov




Danube River


Wachau Valley



Neuhofen an der Ybbs


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DAYS 1–2 Ride through a picturesque Bavarian landscape past a 13th- century farmstead, fields of wildflowers and sparkling lakes | Eat, drink and be merry at one of Bavaria’s most beautiful biergartens, where locals go to enjoy comfort food with mountain views | Discover one of nature’s finest playgrounds at scenic Lake Tegernsee, encircled by snowcapped peaks | Venture into the heart of the Wolfsschlucht (Wolf Canyon) along river-spanning bridges and under rushing waterfalls. » Park-Hotel Egerner Höfe - Premiere DAY 3 Check out the island castle of Herrenchiemsee, then explore the village on a neighboring island in alpine Chiemsee lake | Pedal back in time through bucolic farmland and quaint villages, seemingly unchanged for centuries | Chat with locals over a beverage at an informal round table | Dine in style at our hotel, the brainchild of a visionary local chef. » Residenz Heinz Winkler - Premiere DAYS 4–6 Learn about the historic rivalry between Bavaria and Tyrol as you explore castle and fortress ruins overlooking the famed Wilder Kaiser Mountains | Stand in awe of the natural beauty of the Kitzbühel area, one of Europe’s top outdoor destinations | Float your way through Austrian river gorges and white water | Swap stories over a five-course family meal at our beloved hotel | Take a cable car to lofty heights where sweeping views of the Alps come into focus | Stretch your legs on a final morning hike atop the Kitzbüheler Horn. » Hotel Tennerhof - Premiere Colorful wildflowers and crystal-blue lakes. Timeless Bavarian Alps. Natural beauty and rich culture. Historic breweries. Family-friendly biergartens. A vacation at its finest. Storybook Bavarian Villages & Dramatic Alps GERMANY TO AUSTRIA





Aschau im Chiemgau




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DAY 1 Set out on a family trek in the Norwegian countryside, an outdoor paradise | Fly on a gondola to extraordinary vista points and today’s high- mountain trailhead | Relax at our chic family-friendly hideaway in Voss. » Scandic Voss - Casual DAYS 2–3 Travel across the region’s spectacular waters by ferry | Behold Skjervsfossen, with its twin falls plunging from dramatic heights | Bike along a sparkling lake that reflects the surrounding snowcapped mountains | Wind through lovely apple orchards en route to the plateau above Ullensvang | As you ascend, incredible views of Hardangervidda and Folgefonna National Parks unfold | Hike through a peaceful valley that showcases thundering waterfalls | Hop on a private boat across the fjord for dinner and a cider tasting | At our cozy abode, splash around in the pool or take a rowboat out onto the fjord. » Hotel Ullensvang - Casual DAYS 4–6 Experience Norway’s beauty from a different perspective—in a kayak! | Explore the sapphire waters where the Bjørnefjorden meets the North Sea and its barrier islands | Feeling adventurous? Try an exhilarating plunge into the fjord! | Relish a day of scenic family biking on Tysnesøy, a verdant island centered around a rocky mountain | Cycle along quiet roads, keeping your eyes peeled for glimpses of the Rosendal Alps and Folgefonna glacier | Embark on a very Norwegian pastime—fishing—in the Bjørnefjorden | Savor the bounty of the sea with a farvel lunch of fresh-caught fish. » Haaheim Gaard - Casual Plus Bike in green valleys under snowcapped peaks. Hike past roaring waterfalls and vast vistas. Kayak in fjords. Let Norway be the setting for a legendary family vacation. Nordic Adventure from Voss to Bergen NORWAY’S FJORDS






Rosendal Alps



North Sea




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Meiringen Valley


Lake Brienz

DAY 1 Breathe in fresh mountain air amid glaciers, meadows and deep- blue lakes | Commute the Swiss way: by chairlift! | Hike on a ridge above Lake Oeschinen, where snowy peaks cap limestone cliffs | Meander through alpine meadows and pine forests that give way to superb views of the Blüemlisalp and Hohtürli Passes | Youngsters and the young-at-heart delight in an alpine coaster ride with spectacular views of the Kandersteg Valley. » Waldhotel Doldenhorn - Premiere DAYS 2–3 Ride past the turquoise waters of Lake Thun en route to Interlaken | Easy cycling leads past cheery wooden chalets to lakeside Thun | Hop aboard a cogwheel train bound for Grindelwald | The famed Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau tower above the emerald-green landscape | Trek from First Peak to Bachalpsee, one of Switzerland’s most beautiful lakes | Kids tackle the Seilpark, a ropes course suspended above the town’s indoor hockey rink | Let loose on an exhilarating descent by Trotti bikes. » Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof - Premiere DAYS 4–6 Hike a narrow ridge trail with views of the Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen Valleys | Descend along a trail with kid-friendly stops to ring cowbells, hop on miniature zip lines and more | Bike through Meiringen Valley, whose spun-sugar peaks are rumored to have inspired the invention of the meringue | Cross the lake of Brienz by historic steamboat before taking to kayaks | Traverse a bridge behind the thundering curtain of the Giessbach Falls, then stroll through the peaceful forest of Iseltwald. » Grandhotel Giessbach - Premiere shown bottom right Soar to high peaks on gondolas. Ride cogwheel trains. Spin past glacier-fed waterfalls. Hike green valleys and ferry on alpine lakes. Ready to play in the Swiss Alps? Swiss Alps Chalets, Charm & Chocolate SWITZERLAND



Lake Thun





Lake Oeschinen





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Grandhotel Giessbach

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