Active/adventure travel company Backroads has expanded its offerings with the launch of a new age segment for families traveling with adult kids in their 20s and early 30s. This new 20s & Beyond segment furthers Backroads commitment to families traveling at each life stage and complements existing trips for families with younger kids (4-12), Kids & Teens (9-19), as well as Older Teens & 20s (17-23). The new departures for families with adult children, categorized as 20s & Beyond, expand age-specific offerings to four distinct segments for families to choose from.
“As a father of three kids, I know how much more enjoyable it is traveling with families with similarly-aged kids,” says Tom Hale, Backroads founder and president. “My kids’ interests and activity levels have changed over the years as they’ve grown, and it’s important for travel to fit those changes. At Backroads, we started designing unique trips for specific age groups so that kids can participate in activities that are planned especially for them.”
The company now runs more than 140 family itineraries across more than 85 destinations, and has added family trips in Greece, Sicily, French & Italian Alps, and the Canadian Rockies. Packed with options, Backroads Family Trips offer opportunities to explore actively together in exciting locations, bonding over fun activities that take everyone outside their usual routine.
An example of one offering in this segment visits Mont Blanc, Chamonix, and Lake Geneva. Families will fly over glaciers and peaks as borders are crossed by gondola. The adventure continues as families hike routes through valley forests and above the shore of Lake Geneva, trek into the World Heritage landscape of Montreux, and partake in glacier walks, white-water rafting, and kayaking.
Backroads was founded in 1979 by Hale and has been an innovator in active and adventure travel for over 40 years. The company hosts thousands of guests each year, 75 percent of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests.