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Backroads Adventure Vacations

United States, Canada, Europe, Asia & The Pacific, Africa, Latin America, And More

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See the world your way with exciting activity-focused luxury vacations from Backroads and Manifest.

Backroads Adventure Vacations

United States, Canada, Europe, Asia & The Pacific, Africa, Latin America, And More

Active

See the world your way with exciting activity-focused luxury vacations from Backroads and Manifest.

Backroads Adventure Vacations

United States, Canada, Europe, Asia & The Pacific, Africa, Latin America, And More

Active

See the world your way with exciting activity-focused luxury vacations from Backroads and Manifest.

Backroads Adventure Vacations

United States, Canada, Europe, Asia & The Pacific, Africa, Latin America, And More

Active

See the world your way with exciting activity-focused luxury vacations from Backroads and Manifest.

Backroads Adventure Vacations

United States, Canada, Europe, Asia & The Pacific, Africa, Latin America, And More

Active

See the world your way with exciting activity-focused luxury vacations from Backroads and Manifest.

Backroads Adventure Vacations

United States, Canada, Europe, Asia & The Pacific, Africa, Latin America, And More

Active

See the world your way with exciting activity-focused luxury vacations from Backroads and Manifest.

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Backroads Adventure Vacations

EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

With 40+ years of experience in the luxury adventure travel business, Backroads offers world-class service and exciting private and small-group vacations to over 50 incredible destinations around the world.

Founded as an experiential bike tour company in California in 1979, with the goal of creating thoughtfully designed trips and unforgettable experiences, Backroads quickly found success and branched out to include guided walking, hiking, rafting, and multi-adventure vacations as well. 

Today, thanks to their knowledgeable Trip Leaders, on-site support, luxury touches, and detailed vacation packages—with both family-focused and geared-for-adults itineraries available—they are the world leader in active travel, hosting thousands of guests for exciting adventure-focused getaways, cruises, culinary excursions, and more each year.

Each perfectly planned and curated trip includes stays at superb hotels, delicious meals, amazing guides, daily schedules filled with unforgettable activities and local encounters—specific to the destination and the trip focus—and plenty of time to break off from the group to explore on your own. 

Whether you’re looking for easygoing getaways, outdoor adventuring, or a little of both, Backroads trips offer something for every interest and activity level, with expert planning and friendly support aimed at giving you the flexibility to see the sights and discover the world at your own pace.

highlights

  • Book your Backroads Adventure Vacations trip through Manifest for additional benefits: assistance with reserving pre- and post-trip hotels and transportation; personalized service and support from our experienced team and Manifest Members-only special pricing. You must log into your Manifest profile or call a member of our team to learn more about the benefits only available only to Manifest Members. 
  • Travel the world with like-minded adventurers
  • Local connections and insider knowledge of each destination allows Backroads to offer stays at the best hotels and dining at some the best restaurants—many “off-the-beaten-path”
  • Multiple activity options each day give you the freedom to enjoy the trip at your own pace
  • There are three or more Backroads Trip Leaders per trip, offering support and helping you have the most incredible vacation possible
  • Backroads trip destinations include: most European countries, Africa, Antarctica, South America, Latin America, and countless locations in the United States like the Florida Keys, Santa Barbara, Ojai Hawaii's Big Island, Arizona, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, and the California wine country
  • Types of trips offered: Family-friendly vacations; biking trips; walking and hiking trips; rafting; cruises; culinary travel; and multi-adventure getaways; Couples, Friends, Solos, Family vacations (including multi-generational), E-bike exclusive trips, and winter adventures

Below is one of our favorite Backroads trips. This stunning Santa Barbara weekend getaway will leave you refreshed and recharged with an incredible combination of memorable rides through canyons and lavender fields, incredible cuisine, and gorgeous accommodations. For information about the Backroads Santa Barbara trip or any of the domestic or global destinations and experiences provided by Backroads, be sure to ask Manifest.

Highlights

  • Book your Backroads Adventure Vacations trip through Manifest for additional benefits: assistance with reserving pre- and post-trip hotels and transportation; personalized service and support from our experienced team and Manifest Members-only special pricing. You must log into your Manifest profile or call a member of our team to learn more about the benefits only available only to Manifest Members. 
  • Travel the world with like-minded adventurers
  • Local connections and insider knowledge of each destination allows Backroads to offer stays at the best hotels and dining at some the best restaurants—many “off-the-beaten-path”
  • Multiple activity options each day give you the freedom to enjoy the trip at your own pace
  • There are three or more Backroads Trip Leaders per trip, offering support and helping you have the most incredible vacation possible
  • Backroads trip destinations include: most European countries, Africa, Antarctica, South America, Latin America, and countless locations in the United States like the Florida Keys, Santa Barbara, Ojai Hawaii's Big Island, Arizona, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, and the California wine country
  • Types of trips offered: Family-friendly vacations; biking trips; walking and hiking trips; rafting; cruises; culinary travel; and multi-adventure getaways; Couples, Friends, Solos, Family vacations (including multi-generational), E-bike exclusive trips, and winter adventures

Below is one of our favorite Backroads trips. This stunning Santa Barbara weekend getaway will leave you refreshed and recharged with an incredible combination of memorable rides through canyons and lavender fields, incredible cuisine, and gorgeous accommodations. For information about the Backroads Santa Barbara trip or any of the domestic or global destinations and experiences provided by Backroads, be sure to ask Manifest.
With 40+ years of experience in the luxury adventure travel business, Backroads offers world-class service and exciting private and small-group vacations to over 50 incredible destinations around the world.

Founded as an experiential bike tour company in California in 1979, with the goal of creating thoughtfully designed trips and unforgettable experiences, Backroads quickly found success and branched out to include guided walking, hiking, rafting, and multi-adventure vacations as well. 

Today, thanks to their knowledgeable Trip Leaders, on-site support, luxury touches, and detailed vacation packages—with both family-focused and geared-for-adults itineraries available—they are the world leader in active travel, hosting thousands of guests for exciting adventure-focused getaways, cruises, culinary excursions, and more each year.

Each perfectly planned and curated trip includes stays at superb hotels, delicious meals, amazing guides, daily schedules filled with unforgettable activities and local encounters—specific to the destination and the trip focus—and plenty of time to break off from the group to explore on your own. 

Whether you’re looking for easygoing getaways, outdoor adventuring, or a little of both, Backroads trips offer something for every interest and activity level, with expert planning and friendly support aimed at giving you the flexibility to see the sights and discover the world at your own pace.

Trip details

Trip Type: Small Group

Comfort: Luxury

Travel Styles: Active

Starts: Santa Barbara, United States

Finishes: Santa Barbara, United States

Duration: 3 days

Includes

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Deluxe accommodations during your trip
  • Experienced guides and Trip Leaders
  • Most meals during your trip
  • Exciting planned activities and local experiences
  • Transportation to/from your included activities

ITINERARY

1Welcome to Santa Barbara!

  • Check in with your Travel Leader and pick up your bike and accessories
  • Start your ride into the mountains of the Santa Ynez Valley where you’ll view vineyards, ranchland, and rolling countryside
  • Stop to sample Syrah and have a picnic at one of the area’s top wineries before arriving in the town of Los Olivos and checking in at your hotel
  • Enjoy a wine tasting before dinner
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Stop for photos of the amazing wine country landscape
  • Stroll through the charming and historic town of Los Olivos
  • Relax in the hotel’s garden or take a dip in the heated pool

2Bike ride through California’s Central Coast

  • Today, you’ll be back on the bike, pedaling along rural roads with views of vineyards, horse farms, and fields of lavender
  • Visit the unique and lovely town of Solvang (considered the “Danish Capital of America”)
  • Enjoy a delicious Mediterranean-inspired lunch
  • Ride back to the hotel, enjoying more of the scenery along the way
  • Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure before dinner
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • See the sights in Solvang
  • Book a wine tasting for two at the hotel
  • Relax with a cocktail by the pool 
  • Visit the hotel’s onsite boutique and library

3Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, and depart for home

  • After a hearty breakfast, you’ll ride through the rolling hills of Ballard Canyon (a favorite route for time trials in the Tour of California) as we make our way back to Santa Barbara
  • Have lunch and wine in the garden of one of the local tasting rooms before saying goodbye
  • Head back to the hotel for your flight home
  • Start dreaming of your next vacation
Welcome to Santa Barbara!
  • Check in with your Travel Leader and pick up your bike and accessories
  • Start your ride into the mountains of the Santa Ynez Valley where you’ll view vineyards, ranchland, and rolling countryside
  • Stop to sample Syrah and have a picnic at one of the area’s top wineries before arriving in the town of Los Olivos and checking in at your hotel
  • Enjoy a wine tasting before dinner
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • Stop for photos of the amazing wine country landscape
  • Stroll through the charming and historic town of Los Olivos
  • Relax in the hotel’s garden or take a dip in the heated pool
Bike ride through California’s Central Coast
  • Today, you’ll be back on the bike, pedaling along rural roads with views of vineyards, horse farms, and fields of lavender
  • Visit the unique and lovely town of Solvang (considered the “Danish Capital of America”)
  • Enjoy a delicious Mediterranean-inspired lunch
  • Ride back to the hotel, enjoying more of the scenery along the way
  • Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure before dinner
Suggested Itinerary Enhancements:
  • See the sights in Solvang
  • Book a wine tasting for two at the hotel
  • Relax with a cocktail by the pool 
  • Visit the hotel’s onsite boutique and library
Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, and depart for home
  • After a hearty breakfast, you’ll ride through the rolling hills of Ballard Canyon (a favorite route for time trials in the Tour of California) as we make our way back to Santa Barbara
  • Have lunch and wine in the garden of one of the local tasting rooms before saying goodbye
  • Head back to the hotel for your flight home
  • Start dreaming of your next vacation

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Deluxe accommodations during your trip
  • Experienced guides and Trip Leaders
  • Most meals during your trip
  • Exciting planned activities and local experiences
  • Transportation to/from your included activities

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations vary depending on departure

PAYMENT TERMS

  • $600 deposit due at time of booking (for Domestic and International trips) 
  • $1,000 deposit for departures that include a cruise element 
  • $2,000 deposit for private trips

CANCELLATION TERMS



Partner Details

Backroads

In Business Since 1979

From $2,699 pp

Subject to availability Double occupancy (members only trip)

Flexible Dates

On Request

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