Active River Cruise

River Cruise Walking & River Cruise Biking

Our active river cruises span the globe, featuring luxurious small ships and incredible biking and hiking in some of the world’s most beautiful places. Whether your interests lead you to castles along the Danube or colorful markets along the Mekong, you’re sure to love these river cruises, which give you the comfort, flexibility and convenience you need to enjoy an epic active adventure on and off the boat.

With classic Backroads-style biking, walking and hiking, along with superlative support for every pace, these excursions are a different kind of river cruise. Discover the magic of active river cruises with Backroads on these unique adventures, the best way to explore the world. Only unpack once and enjoy the unmistakable magic of discovering your destination actively. Choose from River Cruise Biking or River Cruise Walking.

Bordeaux River Cruise Biking
Biking

Bordeaux River Cruise Bike Tour

Vineyards & Châteaux of Garonne, Dordogne & Gironde

Small Luxury Ships
Biking on our Danube River Cruise
Biking

Danube River Cruise Bike Tour

Prague to Budapest through Five Countries

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

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
The city of Ghent, Netherlands
Biking

Dutch & Belgian Waterways River Cruise Bike Tour

Tulip Time in the Netherlands & Belgium

Small Luxury Ships
Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Ecuador's Extraordinary Wildlife & Ancient Culture

Premiere Hotels
Backroads Portugal's Douro River Cruise Bike Tour
Biking

Portugal's Douro River Cruise Bike Tour

Splendid Salamanca to Historic Porto

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
Rhine River Cruise Bike Tour
Biking

Rhine River Cruise Bike Tour

Regal Waterways from Basel to Amsterdam

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

Rhine River Cruise Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Basel to Amsterdam

Small Luxury Ships
Backroads Rhine River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour
Biking

Rhine River Cruise Full Ship Celebration Bike Tour

Basel to Amsterdam with 100+ Backroads Friends

Small Luxury Ships
Seine River Cruise
Biking

Seine River Cruise Bike Tour

Paris Lights & the D-Day Sites of Normandy

Small Luxury Ships
Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos River Cruise Bike Tour
Biking

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Mekong River Cruise Bike Tour

Cycle & Sail along the Mighty Mekong

Premiere Hotels