Active Ocean & River Cruise Adventures

Backroads Biking, Walking & Hiking or Multi-Adventure cruises are a new active approach to water travel on small, luxury ships. No waiting in long lines. No crowded tour buses. No superficial visits to mass tourist attractions. Backroads is a pioneer in active travel; we have the experience, resources and onshore staff to create unique adventures—even when the weather or sailing conditions cause changes in plans.

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Hikers trekking up a snowy hill in Antarctica with a cruise ship anchored in the background

Antarctica Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Penguins, Icebergs, Glaciers & Epic Grandeur
Small Luxury Ships
Guest/leader cycling down tree-covered road, smiling.

Bordeaux River Cruise Bike Tour

Vineyards & Châteaux of Garonne, Dordogne & Gironde
Small Luxury Ships
Line of guests on lakeside, arms above head, large mountain vista behind them.
Walking & Hiking

Chile Patagonia & Fjords Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Fjords, Cape Horn & Torres del Paine
Wide shot of Croatian coastal town, boats, blue water, hills, etc.

Croatia Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Biking, Hiking & Cruising along the Adriatic Coast
Cruise ships on the Danube River in Budapest.

Danube River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour

Prague to Budapest with 100+ Backroads Friends
Small Luxury Ships
Panoramic autumn view of Amsterdam city.

Dutch & Belgian Waterways River Cruise Bike Tour

Iconic Canals, Windmills & Bike Paths from Amsterdam to Bruges
Small Luxury Ships
Lakes Mountains Ecuador

Galápagos Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Sailing through Ecuador's Enchanted Isles
Small Luxury Ships
Aerial view of buildings all along the shore of a body of water, mountains in the distance

Greece & Croatia Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Coastal Mediterranean Odyssey from Athens to Dubrovnik
Ariel view of town, river, and bridge
Dolce tempo

Rhine River Cruise Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Basel to Amsterdam
Small Luxury Ships
Eiffel Tower and Pont Alexandre III at Night

Seine River Cruise Bike Tour

Paris Lights, the Land of Monet & Normandy's D-Day Sites
Small Luxury Ships
Palm trees and white sand beaches in Tahiti

Tahiti Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Sailing Idyllic Isles from Tahiti to Bora Bora
Small Luxury Ships
novice monks beating a new dry with palm reeds and splashing water

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Mekong River Cruise Bike Tour

Cycle & Sail along the Mighty Mekong