BACKROADS OCEAN AND RIVER CRUISES

Backroads recently announced new active Ocean and River Cruise departures in 2020-2021 to destinations including Chilean Patagonia Fjords and Alaska, along with current Ocean Cruises in Antarctica, Galapagos, Japan and New Zealand.

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Taking the Kids — on an adventure when they’re in or out of college
Our group of 30 Backroads bikers at lunch stop on last day of cruise-bike adventure

Taking the Kids — on an adventure when they’re in or out of college

Welcome to a Backroads Breakaway trip. Besides the biking, there are special walking tours in various cities and lunches in out-of-the-way local spots.

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Last day with Backroads and AMAWaterways – rolling hills and beauty in Bavaria
Our group of 30 Backroads bikers at lunch stop on last day of cruise-bike adventure

Last day with Backroads and AMAWaterways – rolling hills and beauty in Bavaria

Hard or really hard—that was our choice for our final day of cycling with Backroads and AMAWaterways—today in Bavaria. Either way, it was worth the effort

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Excursions offer river cruisers chance to experience history and culture
View from one part of the castle to the other in Old Cesky Krumlov

Excursions offer river cruisers chance to experience history and culture

Wolfe chose a river cruise because friends at home in Salt Lake City raved about their experiences with their kids and all were having a fun week

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Biking in the pouring rain – along the Danube in the Wachau Valley of Austria
Soaked but happy at the end of our nearly 40-mile ride in the rain along the Danube

Biking in the pouring rain – along the Danube in the Wachau Valley of Austria

It is pouring, raining so hard that we’re getting soaked despite good rain gear. Did I mention we are on bikes riding alongside the Danube River in Austria?

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In Vienna, after a 28-mile morning bike ride — Sacher Torte and ice-cream coffee!
One of the famous tiles roofs on St. Stephens Cathedral in Vienna

In Vienna, after a 28-mile morning bike ride — Sacher Torte and ice-cream coffee!

Sacher torte is a chocolate cake invented by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832 for Prince Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna. It is one of Austria’s most famous pastries

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In Bratislava – the “Iron Curtain” bike tour turns goes awry for two of us
One of the most visited statues in Bratislava

In Bratislava – the “Iron Curtain” bike tour turns goes awry for two of us

The "Iron Curtain" bike ride was to take us about 18 miles through the country side into Austria from Slovakia -- the border made famous by Winston Churchill and the Cold War.

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