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

Premiere Hotels
Biking in the vineyards of Alexander Valley
Dolce tempo
E-Bikes

California Wine Country Easygoing E-bike Tour

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

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

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

Desert Trails & Iconic National Park Landscapes

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

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

National Park Wonderland of Rocks & Desert Oases

Premiere Hotels
Easygoing Walking Tour California's Yosemite
Dolce tempo
Walking

California's Yosemite Easygoing Walking Tour

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

Casual Hotels
Yosemite Multi-Adventure Tour
Multi-Adventure

California's Yosemite Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park's Giant Sequoias & Iconic Half Dome

Casual Hotels
Yosemite National Park, Backroads
Walking & Hiking

California's Yosemite Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park's Dramatic Half Dome & Waterfalls

Casual Hotels
Death Valley Bike Tours
Biking

Death Valley Bike Tour - 4-Day Getaway

California's Dramatic Desert

Casual Hotels
Napa Valley & Sonoma Walking & Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

Napa Valley & Sonoma Walking & Hiking Tour

Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coastline

Premiere Hotels
Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Multi-Adventure Tour
Multi-Adventure

Santa Barbara to Los Olivos Multi-Adventure Tour

Beaches & Vineyards on California's Central Coast

Premiere Hotels
Backroads Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour
Biking

Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour

West Coast Beaches & California Cool

Premiere Hotels
Backroads Santa Barbara to Ojai Bike Tour
Dolce tempo
E-Bikes

Santa Barbara to Ojai Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey - West Coast Beaches & California Cool

Premiere Hotels
Sonoma County Wine Country Weekend Bike Tours
Biking

Sonoma Wine Country Bike Tour - Weekend Getaway

From Redwoods to Sonoma County Vineyards

Premiere Hotels