California Tours

From the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra to the sun-kissed scenery and beach boardwalks of the central coast, California’s natural treasures are dense and dramatic enough to keep any explorer occupied for a lifetime. The stunning diversity of the Golden State’s landscapes might be the best part about traveling here, where you can drive from Mediterranean coastline to high-altitude alpine valleys in an afternoon. On our California tours, you can trust us to offer you the very best of these stunning destinations, with hand-picked routes and incredible hotels to round out the perfect vacation.

Walking along windswept coastlines and biking through valleys laced with vineyards. Wine-tasting and wildlife-watching. Sea-kayaking and spa-hopping. We’ve shaped some of our favorite adventures in California into an inspiring collection of trips that offer you with everything from hiking in the Sierra Nevada to dining on Michelin-starred cuisine in Calistoga. It would take a lifetime to discover all the charming corners and beautiful back roads of California, but even a few days is enough to enjoy a taste of its intoxicating allure. If you’ve been California dreamin’, come explore the Golden State with Backroads on one of our California tours—you won’t be disappointed!

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Vineyard - California Wine Country Bike Tour

California Wine Country Bike Tour

Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coast

Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Multi-Adventure Tour - Biker & Trees

California's Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Multi-Adventure Tour - 4-Day Getaway

Desert Trails & Iconic National Park Landscapes

Hiking on Backroads Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Walking & Hiking Tour

California's Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Walking & Hiking Tour - 4-Day Getaway

National Park Jumbo Rocks & Desert Oases

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

Death Valley Bike Tours

Death Valley Bike Tour - 4-Day Getaway

California's Dramatic Desert

Easygoing E-bike Tour California Wine Country

Easygoing E-bike Tour California Wine Country

Dolce Tempo Journey - Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coast

Backroads Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour

Easygoing E-bike Tour Santa Barbara to Ojai

Dolce Tempo Journey - West Coast Beaches & California Cool

Easygoing Walking Tour California's Yosemite

Easygoing Walking Tour California's Yosemite

Dolce Tempo Journey - National Park's Dramatic Half Dome & Waterfalls

Napa Valley & Sonoma Walking & Hiking Tour

Napa Valley & Sonoma Walking & Hiking Tour

Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coastline

Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Multi-Adventure Tour

Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Multi-Adventure Tour

Beaches & Vineyards on California's Central Coast

Backroads Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour

Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour

West Coast Beaches & California Cool

Sonoma County Wine Country Weekend Bike Tours

Sonoma Wine Country Bike Tour - Weekend Getaway

From Redwoods to Sonoma County Vineyards