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Travel with Backroads


Backroads is one of America’s most respected active travel tour companies. Backroads hosts guided biking tours throughout the world, including New Zealand, Myanmar, Morocco, South Africa and various parts of Europe.

Pique Travel Design enjoys working with Backroads because they provide our clients with memorable itineraries and active experiences in parts of the world most travelers only dream about.  Here are a few of our favorites:

Travel to Italy

Thanks to Backroad’s deep roots in Italy, they will introduce you to this wonderful country as an honored guest. You might stay in a 16th century palazzo, see an acclaimed potter at work in his studio or taste the first pressing of the olives. In designing their biking tours and walking trips through Italy, Backroads has handpicked the best routes, inns, ristoranti and an array of special events so that you can enjoy the endless delights of bella Italia.

Travel to Myanmar

For nearly 20 years Backroads has been exploring Myanmar’s mysterious and long-cloistered world by bike. Backroads will show you why they keep coming back to Myanmar. It’s the temples. The landscapes. The complex history and diverse culture. The authenticity of the people. How often can you leave the ordinary behind for something truly magical?

Travel to Napa Wine Country

Take a bike tour through Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, redwoods & coast with Backroads. This is Northern California. Sonoma, Bodega Bay, Napa Valley. For some it’s like a pilgrimage. For others, a retreat. For you it’s an incredible ride. Off-route tastings that enlighten your palate. Appreciating complex flavors. Gourmet, Michelin-starred meals that live up to the wines. And above all else, breathtaking sights in a remarkable place simply known as wine country.

Travel to South Africa

Biking, walking & big game viewing on a unique active safari with Backroads. There is no other Africa trip like this. This southern Africa adventure promises more than you can imagine and everything you expect: the premiere lodges, untamed landscapes and once-in-a-lifetime cycling and hiking through wild game reserves with the continent’s best rangers – all connected by Backroads private charter flights that seamlessly link dramatically distinct regions.

Travel to New Zealand

Take a bike tour or hiking vacation on the North and South Islands of New Zealand with Backroads. A land filled with stunning scenic beauty including waterfalls, coastal landscapes and aqua blue rivers.


PIQUE Travel Design is a travel agency based in Minneapolis, Minnesota serving clients across the globe.