Italy Active & Adventure Travel Tours

From the mountains to the vineyards to the Mediterranean, Italy has everything a traveler could want. Home to one of history's greatest empires, birthplace of philosopher's musings and Renaissance art, and with a cuisine so intoxicating it's been adopted across the globe, there's just no place like Italy. To set foot here is to transport oneself to a world apart. And on Backroads’ Italy tours, you’ll discover the very best of this one-of-a-kind destination.

Thanks to our deep roots in Italy, we'll introduce you to this wonderful country as an honored guest. You might stay in a 16th-century palazzo, see an acclaimed potter at work in his studio or taste the first pressing of the olives. In designing our Italy trips, we've handpicked the best routes, hotels, ristoranti and an array of special events so that you can enjoy the endless delights of bella Italia. Whether you’re joining us on a hiking trip in gorgeous Cinque Terre or an epic biking adventure in Tuscany, you’ll love our thoughtfully designed Italy tours.

We’ve been hosting active travel tours in Italy for decades, and our local insight and incredible connections will let you get off the beaten path and discover the true heart of the country, enjoying incredible activity, luxurious hotels and surprising encounters that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Benvenuto!

Easygoing Walking Tour Cinque Terre & Tuscany
Dolce tempo
Walking

Cinque Terre & Tuscany Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Italy's Seaside to Tuscan Villages

Casual Hotels
Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour

Coastal Italy's Seaside Charm & Tuscan Villages

Casual Hotels
Cycling on Backroads Dolomites Bike Tour
Biking

Dolomites Bike Tour

World-Class Routes in Italy & Austria

Premiere Hotels
Hiking on Backroads Dolomites Multi-Adventure Tour
Multi-Adventure

Dolomites Multi-Adventure Tour

Alpine Adventures beneath Majestic Mountains

Premiere Hotels
Hiking in the Dolomites, Italy - Backroads
Walking & Hiking

Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour

Fairy-Tale Villages amid Italy's Great Peaks

Premiere Hotels
Backroads Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour

Alpine Adventure amid Italy's Dramatic Mountains

Casual Hotels
Backroads French & Italian Alps Walking & Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

French & Italian Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

Geneva to Mont Blanc & Chamonix

Premiere Hotels
French, Italian & Swiss Alps Multi-Adventure Tour
Multi-Adventure

French, Italian & Swiss Alps Multi-Adventure Tour

Legendary Mont Blanc, Chamonix & Lake Geneva

Premiere Hotels
Alps Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour - Italy, France & Switzerland
Walking & Hiking

Italian, French & Swiss Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

Mont Blanc Adventure from Huts to Mountain Lodges

Casual Hotels
Amalfi Coast Walking Tours
Walking & Hiking

Italy's Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour

The Sorrentine Peninsula & Idyllic Capri Island

Premiere Hotels
Amalfi Coast Positano Viewpoint
Walking & Hiking

Italy's Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour

Positano to the Path of the Gods, Capri & Ischia

Casual Hotels
Ibex in Gran Paradiso National Park
Walking & Hiking

Italy's Gran Paradiso to Matterhorn Walking & Hiking Tour

Glacier, Peaks & Alpine Elegance—The Italian Alps’ Aosta Valley

Premiere Hotels
Lake Como Hiking Tour Town
Walking & Hiking

Italy's Lake Como & Bellagio Walking & Hiking Tour

Stylish Sojourn in the Italian Lake District

Premiere Hotels
Backroads Piedmont Bike Tour
Biking

Italy's Piedmont Bike Tour

A Slow Food & Wine Lover's Paradise in Piemonte

Premiere Hotels
Backroads Parma to Verona Bike Tours
Biking

Parma to Verona & Venice Bike Tour

Emilia-Romagna & Veneto's Wine & Cuisine

Casual Hotels
Backroads Puglia Italy Bike Tour
Biking

Puglia to Basilicata Bike Tour

Culture & Cuisine from il Mare to Matera

Premiere Hotels
Backroads Puglia Italy Cycling Trips
Biking

Puglia to Basilicata Bike Tour

From Ancient Matera to the Adriatic Sea

Casual Hotels
Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour
Multi-Adventure

Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour

Italian & French Mediterranean Isles

Premiere Hotels
Sardinia & Corsica Walking & Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

Sardinia & Corsica Walking & Hiking Tour

The Italian & French Mediterranean

Premiere Hotels
Sunset on Backroads Sicily Bike Tour
Biking

Sicily Bike Tour

Italian Seaside & Ancient Civilizations

Premiere Hotels
Taormina cityscape from Castelmola village in Sicily
Multi-Adventure

Sicily Multi-Adventure Tour

Catania to Mt Etna—Italy's Legendary Isle

Premiere Hotels
Sicily Walking & Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

Sicily Walking & Hiking Tour

Italian Enchantments from Palermo to Etna

Premiere Hotels
Tuscany Walking Tours
Walking & Hiking

Tuscany Active Culinary Walking & Hiking Tour

Food Adventure in Italy from Chianti to Florence

Casual Hotels
Tuscany Bike Tour - Siena Piazza del Campo
Biking

Tuscany Bike Tour

A Taste of Italy from Pienza to Siena & Chianti

Casual Hotels
Backroads Tuscan Coast Bike Tours
Biking

Tuscany by the Sea Bike Tour

Italian Vineyards & Romantic Coast

Premiere Hotels
Tuscany By The Sea Walking & Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

Tuscany by the Sea Walking & Hiking Tour

From Chianti to the Mediterranean

Premiere Hotels
Backroads Tuscany Italy Bike Tour
Biking

Tuscany's Chianti Bike Tour

Quintessential Tuscan Town & Country

Premiere Hotels
Backroads Tuscany Italy Bike Tour
Dolce tempo
E-Bikes

Tuscany's Chianti Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey through Tuscan Vineyards & Hill Towns

Premiere Hotels
Backroads Umbria to Adriatic Bike Tour
Biking

Umbria to the Adriatic Bike Tour

Italy's Assisi to Le Marche

Casual Hotels
Venice to Croatia Ocean Cruise Bike Tour
Biking

Venice to Croatia Ocean Cruise Bike Tour

Biking & Cruising along the Adriatic Coast

Small Luxury Ships

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