BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 3, 2014) - For families interested in summer fun in the national parks rather than amusement parks, Backroads -- the leading active travel company -- offers exciting travel experiences for families of all sizes and ages. Based on trips booked for summer 2014, Backroads (www.backroads.com) today announced its top five active travel vacations for families: 1) Yellowstone & Grand Tetons National Parks multisport tour 2) France's Loire Valley biking tour 3) Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon multisport tour 4) Croatia's Dalmatian Coast multisport tour and 5) Italy's Tuscany bike tour.
Backroads is the expert in active family travel and has hosted thousands of families on exciting adventures, offering expert planning and coordination of all the logistics and details. Parents and kids benefit from quality family time together -- and some refreshing time apart when experienced trip leaders organize special kids-only activities so parents can get in more riding (or relaxing!). Lodging on family vacations range from luxury hotels to deluxe tent camping and include myriad of activities such as biking, hiking, kayaking and rafting.
Backroads gives families access to national park lodges that are normally sold out during summer months. Additionally, Backroads has recently added Family Breakaway Trips for families traveling with college-age and older teenage kids.
"Summer vacation with the family is a long-standing tradition and still treasured for making lasting memories," said Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale. "However, in today's busy world, families want to make the most of their precious vacation time together. We pride ourselves on working with families to help them choose the right trip for their interests and to ensure they enjoy a wonderful and worry-free travel experience."
"When families travel with Backroads they learn so much more," said Alison Iles, Backroads Family Trips Manager and mother of two. "Their senses are heightened when they are active outdoors and suddenly they are seeing things differently, stopping to smell things, hear the local sounds and enjoying it all together."
Backroads offers more than 40 summer family adventure trips and is currently booking for summer 2014 and beyond.
Backroads (www.backroads.com), founded in 1979 by Tom Hale, offers the most destinations, itineraries and annual departures in the active travel industry. The company has been in business for more than 35 years and hosts thousands of guests in hundreds of locations across the globe, 80% of whom become repeat guests or referrals. Backroads was named one of the top 100 places to work by Outside magazine in 2013, and is a founding member of the Adventure Collection. For more information, please visit www.backroads.com or call 800-462-2848 daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pacific Time.