Italy 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!

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Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour

Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour

Coastal Italy's Seaside Charm & Tuscan Villages

Cycling on Backroads Dolomites Bike Tour

Dolomites Bike Tour

World-Class Routes in Italy & Austria

Hiking on Backroads Dolomites Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolomites Multi-Adventure Tour

Alpine Adventures beneath Majestic Mountains

Hiking in the Dolomites, Italy - Backroads

Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour

Fairy-Tale Villages amid Italy's Great Peaks

Backroads Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour

Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour

Alpine Adventure in Italy's Dramatic Dolomites

Backroads Tuscany Italy Bike Tour

Easygoing E-bike Tour Tuscany's Chianti

Dolce Tempo Journey through Tuscan Vineyards & Hill Towns

Easygoing Walking Tour Cinque Terre & Tuscany

Easygoing Walking Tour Cinque Terre & Tuscany

Dolce Tempo Journey from Italy's Seaside to Tuscan Villages

Backroads French & Italian Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

French & Italian Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

Geneva to Mont Blanc & Chamonix

French, Italian & Swiss Alps Multi-Adventure Tour

French, Italian & Swiss Alps Multi-Adventure Tour

Legendary Mont Blanc, Chamonix & Lake Geneva

Alps Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour - Italy, France & Switzerland

Italian, French & Swiss Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

Mont Blanc Adventure from Huts to Mountain Lodges

Amalfi Coast Walking Tours

Italy's Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour

The Sorrentine Peninsula & Idyllic Capri Island

Amalfi Coast Positano Viewpoint

Italy's Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour

Positano to the Path of the Gods, Capri & Ischia

Bridge in rural Italian countryside

Italy's Gran Paradiso to Matterhorn Walking & Hiking Tour

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

Lake Como Hiking Tour Town

Italy's Lake Como & Bellagio Walking & Hiking Tour

Stylish Sojourn in the Italian Lake District

Backroads Piedmont Bike Tour

Italy's Piedmont Italy Bike Tour

A Slow Food & Wine Lover's Paradise in Piemonte

Backroads Puglia Italy Bike Tour

Italy's Puglia to Basilicata Bike Tour

Culture & Cuisine from il Mare to Matera

Backroads Puglia Italy Cycling Trips

Italy's Puglia to Basilicata Bike Tour

From Ancient Matera to the Adriatic Sea

Backroads Parma to Verona Bike Tours

Parma to Verona & Venice Bike Tour

Emilia-Romagna & Veneto's Wine & Cuisine

Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour

Sardinia & Corsica Multi-Adventure Tour

Italian & French Mediterranean Isles

Sardinia & Corsica Walking & Hiking Tour

Sardinia & Corsica Walking & Hiking Tour

The Italian & French Mediterranean

Sunset on Backroads Sicily Bike Tour

Sicily Bike Tour

Italian Seaside & Ancient Civilizations

Taormina cityscape from Castelmola village in Sicily

Sicily Multi-Adventure Tour

Catania to Mt Etna—Italy's Legendary Isle

Sicily Walking & Hiking Tour

Sicily Walking & Hiking Tour

Italian Enchantments from Palermo to Etna

Backroads Tuscany & Umbria Walking & Hiking Tour

Tuscany & Umbria Walking & Hiking Tour

Ancient Footpaths: Assisi & Cortona to Florence

Tuscany Walking Tours

Tuscany Active Culinary Walking & Hiking Tour

Food Adventure in Italy from Chianti to Florence

Tuscany cycling tours

Tuscany Bike Tour

A Taste of Italy from Pienza to Siena & Chianti

Backroads Tuscan Coast Bike Tours

Tuscany by the Sea Bike Tour

Tuscan Vineyards & Dramatic Coasts

Backroads Tuscany & Umbria Walking & Hiking Tour

Tuscany By The Sea Walking & Hiking Tour

From Chianti to the Mediterranean

Backroads Tuscany Italy Bike Tour

Tuscany's Chianti Bike Tour

Quintessential Tuscan Town & Country

Backroads Umbria to Adriatic Bike Tour

Umbria to the Adriatic Bike Tour

Italy's Assisi to Le Marche

Venice to Croatia Ocean Cruise Bike Tour

Venice to Croatia Ocean Cruise Bike Tour

Biking & Cruising along the Adriatic Coast

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