Backroads has launched a program called Women's Adventures, a slate of cool active luxury tours exclusively for women travelers. Since 1979 when Backroads was founded by Tom Hale, more than 50 percent of the company’s executive team and tour leaders have been women.
The launch of Backroads Women’s Adventures, inspired by Hale's wife Liz and daughter Avery, is a program that celebrates this commitment, as well as the unique camaraderie and chemistry of all-women groups.
These new trips take place in some of the world's most beautiful places. There are 26 of Backroads’ most popular Walking & Hiking itineraries in bucket-list destinations, such as Arizona, Yosemite and Yellowstone, as well as in places like England, Peru and Bhutan.
Backroads said that while the all-women trips will naturally have a different dynamic than their other trips, they will "offer the same commitment to excellence, flexible itineraries and exceptional trip leaders for which Backroads is known."
"As part of the Hale family business, I've been lucky enough to take many Backroads trips, several of them with women only to destinations like Argentina, Vietnam/Cambodia and the California Wine Country," said Liz Hale, Backroads’ Director of Community Partnerships. "There’s nothing like traveling with a group of women.
"The shared experience on and off the trail, the sense of adventure, the deep connections and conversations, easy laughter and the joy of sisterhood that forms and strengthens as we create new lifelong memories."
There has been a growing trend of women craving outdoor and cultural travel experiences in combination with stylish creature comforts, whether traveling solo or with female friends or family members, Backroads says. In fact, the company has seen an increase in select travel dates becoming all-women trips, often as private tours.
Backroads Walking & Hiking tours are crafted to offer travelers an unfiltered and genuine connection to the culture, landscapes, people and natural beauty of the region they are exploring. With more than 30 years of experience designing and leading Walking & Hiking trips across the globe, creating the Women's Adventures program represents a natural evolution for Backroads.
Backroads New Women's Walking & Hiking Adventures
Banff to Yoho
California’s Palm Springs & Joshua Tree 4-Day Getaway
Oregon’s Crater Lake & Cascades
Sedona 4-Day Getaway
Wyoming’s Yellowstone & Tetons
A Taste of Camino de Santiago
Cinque Terre & Tuscany
Dolomites to Lake Garda
French Pyrenees to Basque Country
Italian, French & Swiss Alps Lodge-to-Lodge Hiking Tour
Italy’s Amalfi Coast
Provence to the French Riviera
Scotland’s Inverness to Isle of Skye
In South America
Chile’s Lake District
In the Asia Pacific Region
New Zealand South Island