One of the latest trends in the world of traveling is something called active vacationing. Active vacations are basically relaxing getaways where, instead of sitting by the pool all day drinking margaritas, travelers enjoy the outdoors and engage in activities like biking, hiking, running, and yoga.
One of our favorite things to do during an active vacation is guided biking trips. With a guided biking trip, you get all of the enjoyment and thrill of riding your bike outdoors without any of the hassle involved with transporting equipment or studying a trail map. Everything is taken care of for you. All you need to do is have fun!
The best companies will also provide you with awesome bikes as well as professional tips on where to stay and what restaurants to eat at. A tour group called Backroads is easily one of our favorites. They’ve been providing high-quality biking, hiking, and multi-sport trips since the late 1970s, so you can trust that they know what they’re doing.
While we certainly can’t deny Backroads’ expertise in the field of active vacations (especially considering their insane amount of great reviews, along with a 75% repeat or referral rate), we always felt there was one aspect missing- yoga.
Riding a bike or walking for hours at a time every day can take its toll on your body, and we always thought that yoga would be a great addition to the Backroads’ itinerary. It turns out that our prayers were answered! Backroads now offers yoga to complement their active vacation packages.
“Yoga is already happening organically on many of our trips with many of our guests stretching before setting off for an active day of hiking, biking, or being on the water,” said Tom Hale, Backroads founder and President. “We make it our mission to lead active trips that guests can customize to meet their vacation goals. The option of daily yoga is simply another natural way of adding activity and flexibility into our itineraries.”