Active Ocean & River Cruise Adventures

Experience the Backroads way of exploring actively—on a Biking, Walking & Hiking or Multi-Adventure trip, in combination with small luxury ocean or river ships. Unpack once. Explore multiple regions. Travel with best-in-class Backroads leaders. And best of all… go at your pace and connect with locals and the region in a way that no other cruise experience can.

This is 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 the pioneer in active travel and we have the experience, resources and onshore staff to create a unique adventure—even when the weather or sailing conditions may cause a change of plans.

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Zodiac - Antarctica Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour
Multi-Adventure

Antarctica Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Penguins, Icebergs, Glaciers & Epic Grandeur

Bordeaux River Cruise Biking
Biking

Bordeaux River Cruise Bike Tour

Vineyards & Châteaux of Garonne, Dordogne & Gironde

Small Luxury Ships
Torres Del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
Walking & Hiking

Chile Patagonia & Fjords Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Fjords, Cape Horn & Torres del Paine

Scenic coast of town Hvar, Dalmatia, Croatia.
Multi-Adventure

Croatia Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Biking, Hiking & Cruising along the Adriatic Coast

Small Luxury Ships
Easygoing E-bike Tour Danube River Cruise
Dolce tempo
E-biking

Danube River Cruise Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Prague to Budapest through Five Countries

Small Luxury Ships
Backroads River Cruise
Biking

Danube River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour

Prague to Budapest with 100+ Backroads Friends

Small Luxury Ships
Iceland Ocean Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour - Ponant Ship
Walking & Hiking

Iceland by Sea Ocean Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Passage to the Land of Fire & Ice

Small Luxury Ships
Douro Full Ship Celebration River Cruise Bike Tour
Biking

Portugal's Douro River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour

Magical Salamanca to Timeless Porto

Small Luxury Ships
Pair of wineglasses against Rhine river and vineyards in Rheinau, Switzerland
Dolce tempo
E-biking

Rhine River Cruise Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Basel to Amsterdam

Small Luxury Ships
Huahine island with coral and tropical fish underwater, Pacific ocean, French Polynesia
Multi-Adventure

Tahiti Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Sailing Idyllic Isles from Tahiti to Bora Bora

Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos River Cruise Bike Tour
Biking

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Mekong River Cruise Bike Tour

Cycle & Sail along the Mighty Mekong