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BIKING, WALKING & HIKING AND MULTI-ADVENTURE TOURS

Backroads is the only travel company that offers three distinct categories based on kids ages. Make new discoveries and enjoy activities tailored to everyone's sense of adventure. View the full line-up below or find a trip for Families with 20s & Beyond (20s-early 30s), Families with Older Teens & 20s (17-23), or Teens & Kids (4-19).

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Santa Tecla - Camino de Santiago Walking & Hiking Tour

A Taste of Camino de Santiago Walking & Hiking Tour

The Way from Portugal to Spain

Bald eagle - Backroads Alaska Multi-Adventure Tours

Alaska's Kenai Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park Grandeur - Wildlife, Mountains & Glaciers

Hiking - Alaska Walking and Hiking Tour

Alaska's Kenai Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Glaciers, Coastline & Wildlife

Llao Llao Hotel - Argentina's Lake District Multisport Adventure Tour

Argentina Patagonia Lake District Multi-Adventure Tour

Epic Peaks, Lakes & Gaucho Culture

Patagonia Hiking Trips

Argentina's Patagonia Walking & Hiking Tour

Epic Lakes, Peaks & Glaciers

Patagonia Hiking Tours

Argentina's Patagonia Walking & Hiking Tour

Epic Lakes, Peaks & Glaciers

Biking - Arizona Bike Tour

Arizona's Saguaro & Tucson Multi-Adventure Tour - Active Weekend Getaway

National Park Adventures in the Sun

Canadian Rockies bike tour

Banff to Jasper Multi-Adventure Tour

Lake Louise & the Icefields Parkway

Canadian Rockies Hiking Trips

Banff to Yoho Walking & Hiking Tour

Plain of Six Glaciers to Emerald Lake

Cycling on Backroads Basque Country Multi-Adventure Tour

Basque Country Multi-Adventure Tour

Bilbao to San Sebastián & Biarritz

Mayan temple, Belize

Belize & Guatemala Multi-Adventure Tour

Maya Temples to the Caribbean

Semperoper in Dresden, Germany

Berlin to Prague Bike Tour

Captivating Capitals & Countryside

Tiger's Nest, Bhutan

Bhutan Multi-Adventure Tour

Rich Buddhist Culture & Sacred Himalayan Peaks

Buddha, Bhutan

Bhutan Walking & Hiking Tour

Buddhist Culture, Himalayan Peaks & Tiger's Nest

Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour

Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour

D-Day Landmarks, Mont-St-Michel & Seaside France

Mont St. Michel, Normandy, France

Brittany & Normandy Bike Tour 

World War II Landmarks & Majestic Mont-St-Michel

Brittany & Normandy, France

Brittany & Normandy Walking & Hiking Tour

France's D-Day Beaches to St-Malo

Burgundy Bike Tours

Burgundy Bike Tour

Quaint French Villages & World-Class Vineyards

Vineyard - California Wine Country Bike Tour

California Wine Country Bike Tour

Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coast

Yosemite Multi-Adventure Tour

California's Yosemite Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park's Giant Sequoias & Iconic Half Dome

Yosemite National Park, Backroads

California's Yosemite Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park's Dramatic Half Dome & Waterfalls

Canadian Rockies Family Bike Tour

Canadian Rockies Bike Tour

Banff to Jasper National Park - Iconic Lakes, Peaks & Glaciers

Mountain Goats, Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour

Banff & Yoho's Epic National Parks

Mountain Goats, Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies Multi-Adventure Tour

Banff & Yoho's Epic National Parks

Champagne & Alsace France Bike Tours

Champagne & Alsace Bike Tour

Sparkling Champagne & the Alsace Wine Route

Chile Bike Tours

Chile Bike Tour

Lakes, Volcanoes & Pampered Pleasures

Torres Del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Chile Patagonia & Fjords Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Fjords, Cape Horn & Torres del Paine

Chile Walking & Hiking Tour

Chile's Lake District Walking & Hiking Tour

Lakes, Volcanoes & Elegant Lodges

Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour

Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour

Coastal Italy's Seaside Charm & Tuscan Villages

Hiking in Colombia

Colombia Walking & Hiking Tour

The Coffee Triangle, Caribbean Coast & Cartagena

Columbia River Gorge & Willamette Valley Bike Tour

Columbia River Gorge & Willamette Valley Bike Tour

Oregon's Waterfalls & Wine Country

Hiking in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Multi-Adventure Tour

Cloud Forest & Volcanoes to the Pacific Coast

Costa Rica Multi-Adventure Tour

Costa Rica Multi-Adventure Tour

Highlands to Manuel Antonio National Park

Backroads Dalmatian Coast Bike Tour

Croatia Bike Tour

Sapphire Waters of the Dalmatian Coast

Hiking on Croatia Multi-Adventure Tour

Croatia Multi-Adventure Tour

Dalmatian Coast & Islands—Split to Dubrovnik

Dalmatian Coast to Montenegro Multisport Adventure Tour

Croatia to Montenegro Multi-Adventure Tour

Historic Split to Dubrovnik & the Bay of Kotor

Cuba Bike Tours

Cuba Bike Tour

National Parks & Latin Rhythms into Havana

Cuba Bike Tours

Cuba Multi-Adventure Tour

Cultural Connections & Havana Highlights

Backroads Czech Republic & Austria Bike Tour

Czech Republic & Austria Bike Tour

Medieval Villages from Prague to Vienna

Biking on our Danube River Cruise

Danube River Cruise Bike Tour

Prague to Budapest through Five Countries

Death Valley Bike Tours

Death Valley Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway

California's Dramatic Desert

Cycling on Backroads Dolomites Bike Tour

Dolomites Bike Tour

World-Class Routes in Italy & Austria

Hiking on Backroads Dolomites Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolomites Multi-Adventure Tour

Alpine Adventures beneath Majestic Mountains

Hiking in the Dolomites, Italy - Backroads

Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour

Fairy-Tale Villages amid Italy's Great Peaks

Backroads Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour

Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking & Trekking Tour

Alpine Adventure in Italy's Dramatic Dolomites

Cycling on Backroads Everglades to  Key West Multisport Tour

Florida Keys Multi-Adventure Tour

Winter Sunshine from Everglades to Key West

Village in the valley, Pays Basque hiking tour

French Basque Country Walking & Hiking Tour

Pyrenees Mountain Villages & Atlantic Beaches

French Pyrenees & Spain's Rioja Region Walking Tour

French Pyrenees to Basque Country Walking & Hiking Tour

Sparkling Biarritz to Spain's Rioja Wine Region

French, Italian & Swiss Alps Multi-Adventure Tour

French, Italian & Swiss Alps Multi-Adventure Tour

Legendary Mont Blanc, Chamonix & Lake Geneva

Blue-footed boobies, Galapagos

Galápagos & Andes Multi-Adventure Tour

Ecuador's Magical Wildlife, Isles & Peaks

Seals - Galapagos Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Galápagos by Sea Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Sailing through Ecuador's Enchanted Isles

Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Ecuador's Extraordinary Wildlife & Ancient Culture

Germany to Austria Multi-Adventure Tour

Germany to Austria Multi-Adventure Tour

Storybook Bavarian Villages & Dramatic Alps

Glacier National Park Multi-Adventure Tour

Glacier & Waterton Lakes Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park Adventures in Montana & Alberta

Kayaking - Hawaii's Big Island Multi-Adventure Tour

Hawaii's Big Island Multi-Adventure Tour

Volcanoes National Park & the Kohala Coast

Waterfall on Backroads Iceland Multi-Adventure Tour

Iceland Multi-Adventure Tour

The Awe-Inspiring Land of Fire & Ice

Iceland Northern Lights Multi-Adventure Tour

Iceland Northern Lights Multi-Adventure Tour

Winter Wonder in the Land of Glaciers & Volcanoes

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Iceland Walking & Hiking Tour

Ice Caves, Waterfalls & Geothermal Pools

Backroads India Multi-Adventure Tour

India Multi-Adventure Tour

Rajasthan's Caravan Routes & Desert Palaces

Ireland Bike Tours

Ireland Bike Tour

Irresistible Ireland—Counties Cork & Kerry

Backroads bike tours in Ireland

Ireland Bike Tour

Charming Villages, Cozy Pubs & Celtic Traditions

Ireland Multi-Adventure Tour

Ireland Multi-Adventure Tour

Traditional Irish Culture from Cork to Killarney

Ireland hiking tour

Ireland Walking & Hiking Tour

Cork, Killarney & Ancient Celtic Gems

Ireland’s Connemara Bike Tour

Ireland's Connemara Bike Tour

Windswept Coast & Castles on the Emerald Isle

Dome of the Rock, Old Jerusalem, Israel

Israel & Jordan Walking & Hiking Tour

Amman to Jerusalem—Tracing Lawrence of Arabia

Alps Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour - Italy, France & Switzerland

Italian, French & Swiss Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

Mont Blanc Adventure from Huts to Mountain Lodges

Amalfi Coast Walking Tours

Italy's Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour

The Sorrentine Peninsula & Idyllic Capri Island

Hiking the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Italy's Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour

Positano to the Path of the Gods, Capri & Ischia

Bridge in rural Italian countryside

Italy's Gran Paradiso to Matterhorn Walking & Hiking Tour

Glacier, Peaks & Alpine Elegance—The Italian Alps’ Aosta Valley

Backroads Piedmont Bike Tour

Italy's Piedmont Italy Bike Tour

A Slow Food & Wine Lover's Paradise in Piemonte

Backroads Puglia Italy Cycling Trips

Italy's Puglia to Basilicata Bike Tour

From Ancient Matera to the Adriatic Sea

Kentucky Bike Tour

Kentucky Bike Tour

Legendary Bourbon Trail™ — Louisville to Lexington

Biking in Loire Valley, France

Loire Valley Bike Tour

Grand Châteaux & Regal Rivers

Loire Valley bike tours

Loire Valley Bike Tour

Storybook Châteaux & French Countryside

Backroads Maine Bike Tour

Maine Bike Tour

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor & Camden

Acadia National Park on Maine's Mount Desert Island

Maine's Acadia Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park Adventure in the Northeast

Backroads Glacier & Waterton Lakes Walking & Hiking Tour

Montana's Glacier Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Adventures in the US & Canadian Rockies

Backroads Holland & Belgium Bike Tours

Netherlands & Belgium Bike Tour

Windmills & Canals from Amsterdam to Bruges

Netherlands & Belgium Walking & Hiking Tour

Netherlands & Belgium Walking & Hiking Tour

Windmills, Tulips, Canals & Villages

New Zealand Multi-Adventure Tour

New Zealand Multi-Adventure Tour

North Island Adventure: Auckland to Hawke's Bay

Hiking on Backroads New Zealand walking and hiking tour

New Zealand Walking & Hiking Tour

South Island: Christchurch to Queenstown

Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Walking & Hiking Tour

North Carolina's Blue Ridge & Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Adventures in Appalachia

Backroads Portugal Douro Valley Bike Tour

Northern Portugal & Douro Valley Bike Tour

Ancient Porto & Valley Vineyards

Hiking in Norway

Norway Multi-Adventure Tour

Nordic Adventure from Voss to Bergen

Norway hiking - Backroads Norway Walking and Hiking Tour

Norway Walking & Hiking Tour

Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers North of Bergen

Backroads Nova Scotia Bike Tours

Nova Scotia Bike Tour

The Lighthouse Route & Bay of Fundy

Joshua Tree National Park - Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Walking & Hiking Tour

Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Walking & Hiking Tour with Yoga

Jumbo Rocks, Desert Oases & Mount San Jacinto

Backroads Parma to Verona Bike Tours

Parma to Verona & Venice Bike Tour

Emilia-Romagna & Veneto's Wine & Cuisine

Horses - Peru Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking Tour

Peru Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking Tour

Trek from Cusco to Machu Picchu

Peru Bike Tour Adventure

Peru Multi-Adventure Tour

Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

Peru walking and hiking tour

Peru Walking & Hiking Tour

Sacred Valley, Cusco & Machu Picchu

Portugal Bike Tour

Portugal Bike Tour

From Lisbon to Vineyards, Castles & Beaches

Backroads Portugal Walking & Hiking Tour

Portugal Walking & Hiking Tour

Lisbon to Porto—Sintra & the Douro River Valley

Backroads Portugal's Douro River Cruise Bike Tour

Portugal's Douro River Cruise Bike Tour

Splendid Salamanca to Historic Porto

French Riviera Bike Tours

Provence to the French Riviera Bike Tour

Aix-en-Provence to St-Tropez & Cannes

Backroads bikers biking along the French Riviera

Provence to the French Riviera Multi-Adventure Tour

Nice to Saint-Tropez: Côte d’Azur & French Alps' Foothills

Tadoussac Hiking - Quebec Hiking Tours

Quebec Multi-Adventure Tour

Romantic Quebec City & Charming Charlevoix

Rhine River Cruise Bike Tour

Rhine River Cruise Bike Tour

Regal Waterways from Basel to Amsterdam

San Juan Islands Multi-Adventure Tour

San Juan Islands Multi-Adventure Tour

San Juan, Orcas & Vancouver Islands

Santa Barbara & Ojai Valley Bike Tour

Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour

West Coast Beaches & California Cool

Santa Barbara to Ojai Multi-Adventure Tour

Santa Barbara to Ojai Multi-Adventure Tour

Classic California & Ojai Valley Fun

Biking in New Mexico

Santa Fe & Taos Bike Tour

New Mexico's Land of Enchantment

Santorini & Crete Multi-Adventure Tour

Santorini & Crete Multi-Adventure Tour

Sun-Splashed Mythical Greek Isles

Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour

Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour

Italian & French Mediterranean Isles

Scotland Bike Tours

Scotland Bike Tour

Edinburgh, St. Andrews & Scottish Castles

Biking in Gordes, France - Backroads Provence Bike Tour

Secret Provence Bike Tour

Avignon to Aix-en-Provence

Enchantment Resort, Sedona, Arizona

Sedona Walking & Hiking Tour

Arizona's Red Rocks & Desert Retreats

Taormina cityscape from Castelmola village in Sicily

Sicily Multi-Adventure Tour

Catania to Mt Etna—Italy's Legendary Isle

Sicily Walking & Hiking Tour

Sicily Walking & Hiking Tour

Italian Enchantments from Palermo to Etna

Sonoma County Wine Country Weekend Bike Tours

Sonoma Wine Country Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway

From Redwoods to Sonoma County Vineyards

South Africa & Botswana Safari Multi-Adventure Tour

South Africa & Botswana Active Safari

Biking, the Big Five & Luxury Game Lodges

Hiking - Provence & Costa Brava Walking Tours

Southern France & Spain Walking & Hiking Tour

From Provence to Costa Brava & Barcelona

Biking - Mallorca & Menorca Bike Tour

Spain's Mallorca & Menorca Bike Tour

A Two-Island Adventure in the Mediterranean

Spain's Mallorca Multi-Adventure Tour

Spain's Mallorca Multi-Adventure Tour

Beaches, Mediterranean Vistas & Culture

Span cycling

Spanish Pyrenees to Costa Brava Bike Tour

Barcelona, Glorious Peaks & Mediterranean Beaches

Backroads Pyrenees to Costa Brava Tours

Spanish Pyrenees to Costa Brava Bike Tour

Barcelona, Spanish Flavors, Peaks & Beaches

Spanish Pyrenees to Costa Brava Multi-Adventure Tour

Spanish Pyrenees to Costa Brava Multi-Adventure Tour

Medieval Villages to Heavenly Beaches

Backroads Stockholm to Copenhagen Bike Tour

Sweden to Denmark Bike Tour

Swedish Riviera to Copenhagen: Castles & Coast

Bike riding in Switzerland

Switzerland Multi-Adventure Tour

Swiss Villages & Alpine Bliss in the Bernese Oberland

Switzerland Walking & Hiking Tour

Switzerland Walking & Hiking Tour

Swiss Alps Adventure from Interlaken to Zermatt

Tanzania Safari Multi-Adventure Tour

Tanzania Active Safari​

Serengeti Wildlife & Masai Villages

Backroads Thailand Bike Tours

Thailand Bike Tour

The Golden Triangle from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Backroads North & South Carolina Bike Tours

The Carolinas Bike Tour

Outdoorsy Greenville to Artsy Asheville

Tuscany cycling tours

Tuscany Bike Tour

A Taste of Italy from Pienza to Siena & Chianti

Backroads Tuscan Coast Bike Tours

Tuscany by the Sea Bike Tour

Italian Vineyards & Romantic Coast

Backroads Tuscany Italy Bike Tour

Tuscany's Chianti Bike Tour

Quintessential Tuscan Town & Country

Angel's Landing Hike, Zion National Park, Utah

Utah & Arizona's National Parks Multi-Adventure Tour

Majestic Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon

Arches & Canyonlands Walking & Hiking Tour

Utah's Arches & Canyonlands Walking & Hiking Tour

Epic National Parks in the Southwest

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Utah's Bryce & Zion Bike Tour

National Park Red-Rock Wonders

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Utah's Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Adventure in Canyon Country

Backroads Vancouver & Gulf Islands Bike Tour

Vancouver & Gulf Islands Bike Tour

Canada's Undiscovered Isles & Victoria

Backroads Vermont and Quebec Bike Tour

Vermont to Quebec Bike Tour

The Northeast Kingdom to French Canada

Angkor Wat - Cambodia

Vietnam & Cambodia Bike Tour

Hanoi to Angkor Wat

Biking on Backroads Vietnam and Cambodia Bike Tour

Vietnam & Cambodia Bike Tour

Hanoi to Angkor Wat

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons & Montana's Big Sky Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park Adventure from Bozeman to Jackson

Grand Teton bike tours

Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park Geysers, Peaks & Canyons

Yellowstone and Tetons winter snowshoe tours

Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure Tour

National Park Winter Serenity from Bozeman to Jackson