Backroads launches new Dolce Tempo journeys with easygoing e-biking, walking and multi-adventure trips to fit anyone’s pace and style and experience the world in a whole new way

Company Further Expands Popular Active Weekend Getaways with New Excursions to Whistler and the Texas Hill Country
August 19, 2020

Berkeley, CA – Backroads, the leader in active travel, today announced the launch of its new Dolce Tempo segment, offering 29 easygoing itineraries, easier than Backroads other trips, but still wonderfully active – perfect for first-timers. These active adventures were created to provide options for guests who may be new to active travel and looking for an alternative to large resort hotels, all-inclusive resorts and even cruises. Dolce Tempo journeys are for travelers who want to escape the crowds and have an authentic one-of-a-kind vacation, immersed in a place and culture, and fully supported by experienced leaders. 

Additionally, Backroads is also further expanding its popular Active Weekend Getaways for guests looking for a shorter getaway. The expanded offering includes trips in Saguaro National Park & Tucson, Arizona; California’s Sonoma Wine Country; Bend, Oregon; Charleston, South Carolina; Northern Vermont; and Zion National Park, plus new destinations in Whistler, British Columbia, and Texas Hill Country. Dolce Tempo and Active Weekend Getaways, along with all new 2021 trips, are available for booking now.

“We know that the way one chooses to travel is a very personal thing. Because of this, we believe in offering something for travelers who want to experience the unique way Backroads travels,” said Tom Hale, Backroads Founder and President. “For some, it’s exploring small towns and scenic country roads by e-bike. For others, it’s a perfect morning hike followed by down time at the pool and spa. Our new Dolce Tempo journeys are for anyone who simply wants to get outside, away from the crowds, and experience the best of it all at their own easygoing pace. We expect these trips to be, for many people, a door to a whole new style of travel, full of rich experiences and priceless memories.”

Backroads also just announced its new 2021 trips, including new adventures in Europe, North America and the Southern Hemisphere. The company has also greatly expanded its 20s & Beyond segment – trips for families with young adults in their 20s and early 30s – with more tours to accommodate guest demand. This fast-growing segment is expected to take more than 1,000 guests on departures next year.

A Sampling of Backroads New 2021 Itineraries Include:    

  • Berlin to Prague Bike Tour 
  • Chile Patagonia & Fjords Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour 
  • Italy’s Gran Paradiso to Matterhorn Walking & Hiking Tour 
  • Israel & Jordan Walking & Hiking Tour 
  • Netherlands & Belgium Walking & Hiking Tour
  • New Zealand South Island Multi-Adventure Tour 
  • Northern Portugal & Douro Valley Bike Tour 
  • Scotland Bike Tour  
  • Sicily Multi-Adventure Tour 
  • Quebec Walking & Hiking Tour 
  • Umbria to the Adriatic Bike Tour
  • Vancouver & Gulf Islands Bike Tour

New Backroads Family Adventures for 20s & Beyondsee all 79 new itineraries 

New Dolce Temposee all 29 itineraries

Active Weekend Getawayssee all 8 itineraries

The trend of families and small groups of friends taking Private Trips together is continuing to exponentially grow in popularity. Backroads has recently expanded Private Trip offerings with even more flexibility, reduced pricing for 2020 trips and additional departure dates for 2021 Private and Custom group travel. Find more information on Backroads Private Trips here

More information on Backroads Dolce Tempo, Active Weekend Getaways and other new tours is available at   

About Backroads
Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale and has been a leading innovator in active and adventure travel for over 40 years. The company hosts thousands of guests each year, 75% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests, in hundreds of locations across the globe. Backroads is a founding member of the Adventure Collection. For more information, please visit Or call 800-462-2848 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific time.