Backroads announces more than 25 active trips for 2025

Active travel company, Backroads, has announced more than two dozen new trips for 2025, including active European journeys from Dublin to Belfast, the Bavarian Alps to the Dolomites, Andalucía to the Algarve, and a Walking & Hiking trip in the renowned Berkshires and Catskills with a section of the Appalachian Trail.

The company is also introducing a new two-country Family Trip in Sweden and Denmark as well as first-time trips in the Baltics, Madeira and Greenland among its new adventures for 2025.

Backroads’ 2025 trips also include the debut of Home Base, a new category of active luxury adventures offering the ease of unpacking just once at a single property specially chosen for its picturesque location, plush amenities and access to incredible hiking. Prestigious Home Base retreats include the Estelle Manor in the Cotswolds, the Schloss Elmau in Bavaria and La Fiermontina in Puglia.

“Forty-six years after starting Backroads, I still get excited when we roll out new trips,” said Tom Hale, Backroads founder, President and CEO. “In 2025 we’re hiking in Puglia for the first time and adding trips in a few amazing new North American destinations and several across Europe, including trips for families. I’m especially excited about Home Base, and I think our guests will be too. My wife Liz and I went on our Brenta Dolomites hiking trip last year, which features just one hotel, and we thought unpacking once could be an appealing option in even more regions. When we returned from that trip, we started working on the Home Base concept.”

Backroads new 2025 trips

Home Base

Active Cruises

Biking Tours

Multi-Adventure Tours

Walking & Hiking Tours


For more information on Backroads’ new 2025 trips, visit or call 800-GO-ACTIVE.