Imagine a trip where you bike to Old Faithful, kayak across Yellowstone Lake, white-water raft on the Snake River and hike through a spring meadow. Think it sounds too good to be true? Not if you’re on a Backroads’ multi-sport trip in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks.
For some, the word “multi-sport” may evoke the idea of a “triathlon.” But rest assured Backroads’ multi-sport trips are anything but a race. Instead, they combine biking and hiking with other fun-filled activities— perhaps it’s kayaking, rafting, snorkeling or horseback riding—allowing travelers take advantage of the best a region has to offer. Bottom line: it’s about having fun!
“We've designed our multi-sport trips so travelers experience destinations from a variety of perspectives," says Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale. "They can bike and hike in Europe, raft in the Canadian Rockies, sea kayak in Maine and snorkel in Thailand. Our goal is to richen guests’ travel adventures.”
From the first Backroads active adventure in Death Valley 26 years ago to the newest multi-sport trip in Québec, Backroads trips always feature several mileage options, a go-at-your-own-pace philosophy and plenty of vehicle support. Multi-sport trips have long appealed to the greatest variety of active travelers because they allow for the fullest range of fitness levels. And because of the variety from day to day, these trips are great for kids and families.