Authentic Charm & Natural Beauty in the Coastal South


The World’s Active Travel Company

I simply can’t imagine a better way to immerse yourself in the life of a region, to explore hidden corners and appreciate nuances while enjoying the benefits and enormous satisfaction of traveling under your own power. These are experiences you cannot have behind the wheel of a car, or on a train or a tour bus, or in a few excursions from a cruise ship or a secluded resort. Active travel is, at its heart, a way of connecting more authentically with the world. Sure, Backroads provides amazing leaders, superb accommodations and meals, and opportunities you could never arrange on your own. But all of our comprehensive planning and support is aimed at something far simpler: bringing you the immediate, highly personal satisfaction of discovering a new world on your own terms.

Backroads Tom HAle Signature

    — Tom Hale, Founder & President

Travel with Us on Our North Carolina & South Carolina Tours

On foot or two wheels, discover the breathtaking beauty and rich culture of Southern Appalachia. Explore rolling hills, rocky crags and eclectic towns overflowing with Southern charm. Hike and bike routes known only to locals and experience the otherworldly calm of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a quiet morning.

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