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!

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

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

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