California Biking, Walking & Hiking 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 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!

Vineyard - California Wine Country Bike Tour
Biking

California Wine Country Bike Tour

Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coast

Biking in the vineyards of Alexander Valley
Dolce tempo
Biking

California Wine Country Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey - Napa & Sonoma Vineyards, Redwoods & Russian River

Easygoing Walking Tour California's Yosemite
Dolce tempo
Walking & Hiking

California's Yosemite Easygoing Walking Tour

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

Backroads California Wine Country Active Culinary Walking Tour
Dolce tempo
Walking & Hiking

Napa Valley & Sonoma Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey amid Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coastline

Three hikers along California coast
Walking & Hiking

Napa Valley & Sonoma Walking & Hiking Tour

Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coastline

Backroads Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour
Dolce tempo
Biking

Santa Barbara to Ojai Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey - West Coast Beaches & California Cool