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!

Neighborhood scenery in Dolomites
Walking & Hiking

Brenta Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour

Limestone Peaks, Alpine Lakes & Waterfalls in Italy’s Trento

Easygoing Walking Tour Cinque Terre & Tuscany
Dolce tempo
Walking & Hiking

Cinque Terre & Tuscany Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Italy's Seaside to Tuscan Villages

Hiking in the Dolomites, Italy - Backroads
Walking & Hiking

Dolomites Walking & Hiking Tour

Fairy-Tale Villages amid Italy's Great Peaks

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

French & Italian Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

Geneva to Mont Blanc & Chamonix

Cabin in the Alps
Walking & Hiking

Italian Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

Italy's Gran Paradiso to Matterhorn

Amalfi Coast Walking Tours
Walking & Hiking

Italy's Amalfi Coast Walking & Hiking Tour

The Sorrentine Peninsula & Idyllic Capri Island

Lake Como Hiking Tour Town
Walking & Hiking

Italy's Lake Como & Bellagio Walking & Hiking Tour

Stylish Sojourn in the Italian Lake District

Backroads rider cycling past old stone ruin
Dolce tempo

Puglia's Salento to Matera Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey among Coastlines, Hill Towns & World Heritage Sites

Sardinia & Corsica Walking & Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

Sardinia & Corsica Walking & Hiking Tour

The Italian & French Mediterranean

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