Backroads Walking & Hiking Tours

Sometimes the greatest beauty can only be appreciated at a slow pace—on two feet, immersed in the stories and the world around you. A hiking vacation is the perfect way to ensure you deeply experience a new corner of the world and leave nothing overlooked. Backroads walking and hiking tours are crafted to offer our guests an unfiltered and genuine connection to the culture, the landscapes, the people and the natural beauty of the place they’ve come to discover. Our collection of walking tours will take you from the misty islands of Vietnam to the red rock canyons of Utah and everywhere in between, while enjoying the luxury and world-class service for which Backroads has earned worldwide acclaim. Our walking and hiking trips are led by expert Trip Leaders who know the most scenic trails and local secrets that elevate the adventure from an active vacation to a journey of a lifetime.  

Learn more about what you can expect when traveling with Backroads on our Walking & Hiking Tours 

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Camino de Santiago Walking & Hiking Tour with Backroads

A Taste of Camino de Santiago Walking & Hiking Tour

The Way from Portugal to Spain

Hiking - Alaska Walking and Hiking Tour

Alaska's Kenai Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Glaciers, Coastline & Wildlife

Patagonia Hiking Trips

Argentina's Patagonia Walking & Hiking Tour

Epic Lakes, Peaks & Glaciers

Patagonia Hiking Tours

Argentina's Patagonia Walking & Hiking Tour

Epic Lakes, Peaks & Glaciers

Canadian Rockies Hiking Trips

Banff to Yoho Walking & Hiking Tour

Plain of Six Glaciers to Emerald Lake

Buddha, Bhutan

Bhutan Walking & Hiking Tour

Buddhist Culture, Himalayan Peaks & Tiger's Nest

Brittany & Normandy, France

Brittany & Normandy Walking & Hiking Tour

France's D-Day Beaches to St-Malo

Bryce & Capitol Reef Multi-Adventure Tour

Bryce & Capitol Reef National Parks Walking & Hiking Tour

Journey across Utah's Grand Staircase

Hiking on Backroads Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Walking & Hiking Tour

California's Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Walking & Hiking Tour - 4-Day Getaway

National Park Jumbo Rocks & Desert Oases

Yosemite National Park, Backroads

California's Yosemite Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park's Dramatic Half Dome & Waterfalls

Canadian Rockies Family Heli-Hiking Tour - 20s & Beyond

Canadian Rockies Heli-Hiking Tour

Beautiful Lake Louise & Heli-Hiking at Bobbie Burns

Canadian Rockies Heli-Hiking Tour

Canadian Rockies Heli-Hiking Tour

Beautiful Lake Louise & Heli-Hiking in the Bugaboos

Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies Walking & Hiking Tour

Banff & Yoho's Soaring Peaks & Emerald Lakes

Torres Del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

Chile Patagonia & Fjords Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Fjords, Cape Horn & Torres del Paine

Backroads Chile Bike Tour

Chile's Lake District Walking & Hiking Tour

Lakes, Volcanoes & Elegant Lodges

Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour

Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking Tour

Coastal Italy's Seaside Charm & Tuscan Villages

Colombia

Colombia Walking & Hiking Tour

The Coffee Triangle, Caribbean Coast & Cartagena

Spanish Pyrenees to Costa Brava Walking & Hiking Tour

Costa Brava to Spanish Pyrenees Walking & Hiking Tour

Catalonia's Beautiful Beaches & Stunning Peaks

English countryside - Backroads England Walking and Hiking Tour

Cotswolds England Walking & Hiking Tour

Castles, Gardens & the Cotswold Way

Croatia Walking & Hiking Tour

Croatia Walking & Hiking Tour

Dalmatian Coast Odyssey - Dubrovnik to Hvar

Lake Fuschlsee, Salzkammergut, Austria, on a sunny summer day.

Czech Republic & Austria Walking & Hiking Tour

The Sound of Music from Prague to Salzburg

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 amid Italy's Dramatic Mountains

Easygoing Walking Tour A Taste of Camino de Santiago

Easygoing Walking Tour A Taste of Camino de Santiago

Dolce Tempo Journey from Portugal to Spain

Bright pink flowers in front of a glacier

Easygoing Walking Tour Alaska's Kenai

Dolce Tempo Journey among National Park Glaciers, Coastline & Wildlife

Easygoing Walking Brittany & Normandy

Easygoing Walking Tour Brittany & Normandy

Dolce Tempo Journey from France's D-Day Beaches to St-Malo

Easygoing Walking Tour California's Yosemite

Easygoing Walking Tour California's Yosemite

Dolce Tempo Journey - National Park's Dramatic Half Dome & Waterfalls

Easygoing Walking Tour Canadian Rockies

Easygoing Walking Tour Canadian Rockies

Dolce Tempo Journey from Banff to Yoho National Park

Easygoing Walking Tour Cinque Terre & Tuscany

Easygoing Walking Tour Cinque Terre & Tuscany

Dolce Tempo Journey from Italy's Seaside to Tuscan Villages

Easygoing Walking Tour England

Easygoing Walking Tour England

Dolce Tempo Journey among Castles, Gardens & the Cotswold Way

Easygoing Walking Tour Ireland

Easygoing Walking Tour Ireland

Dolce Tempo Journey - Cork, Killarney & Ancient Celtic Gems

Easygoing Walking Tour Peru

Easygoing Walking Tour Peru

Dolce Tempo Journey in the Sacred Valley, Cusco & Machu Picchu

Easygoing Walking Tour Portugal

Easygoing Walking Tour Portugal

Dolce Tempo Journey from Lisbon to Porto

Arches & Canyonlands Hiking Tour - Sunset in Arches

Easygoing Walking Tour Utah's Arches & Canyonlands

Dolce Tempo Journey among Epic National Parks in the Southwest

Easygoing Walking Tour Vietnam & Cambodia

Easygoing Walking Tour Vietnam & Cambodia

Dolce Tempo Journey on Halong Bay to Majestic Angkor Wat

Backroads French & Italian Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

French & Italian Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

Geneva to Mont Blanc & Chamonix

Village in the valley, Pays Basque hiking tour

French Basque Country Walking & Hiking Tour

Pyrenees Mountain Villages & Atlantic Beaches

French Pyrenees & Spain's Rioja Region Walking Tour

French Pyrenees to Basque Country Walking & Hiking Tour

Sparkling Biarritz to Spain's Rioja Wine Region

Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Galápagos, Andes & Amazon River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Ecuador's Extraordinary Wildlife & Ancient Culture

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

German & Austrian Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

Mountains, Lakes & Castles: Salzburg to Munich

Iceland Ocean Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour - Ponant Ship

Iceland by Sea Ocean Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Passage to the Land of Fire & Ice

Iceland Walking & Hiking Tours

Iceland Walking & Hiking Tour

Ice Caves, Waterfalls & Geothermal Pools

Ireland hiking tour

Ireland Walking & Hiking Tour

Cork, Killarney & Ancient Celtic Wonders

Dome of the Rock, Old Jerusalem, Israel

Israel & Jordan Walking & Hiking Tour

Amman to Jerusalem—Tracing Lawrence of Arabia

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

Japan by Sea Ocean Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Japan by Sea Ocean Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Ancient Traditions & the Sea of Japan

Backroads Japan Walking & Hiking Tour

Japan Walking & Hiking Tour

Imperial Kyoto to the Alps

Acadia National Park - Maine Walking & Hiking Tour

Maine's Acadia Walking & Hiking Tour

Charming Camden & National Park Adventure

Backroads Glacier & Waterton Lakes Walking & Hiking Tour

Montana's Glacier Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Adventures in the US & Canadian Rockies

Morocco walking & hiking tour

Morocco Walking Tour

Magical Marrakech, the High Atlas and the Sea

Namibia, Botswana & Zambia Active Safari

Namibia, Botswana & Zambia Active Safari

Victoria Falls, Okavango’s Wildlife & Sossusvlei’s Red Dunes

Napa Valley & Sonoma Walking & Hiking Tour

Napa Valley & Sonoma Walking & Hiking Tour

Vineyards, Redwoods & Pacific Coastline

Nepal Hiking & Safari Tour

Nepal Hiking & Safari Tour

Towering Himalaya to Chitwan National Park

Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands

Netherlands & Belgium Walking & Hiking Tour

Windmills, Tulips, Canals & Villages

Newfoundland Walking & Hiking Tour

Newfoundland Walking & Hiking Tour

Trinity Bay to Fogo Island: Atlantic Charm & Undiscovered Wilds

Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Walking & Hiking Tour

North Carolina's Blue Ridge & Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Adventures in Appalachia

Norway hiking - Backroads Norway Walking and Hiking Tour

Norway Walking & Hiking Tour

Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers North of Bergen

Nova Scotia Walking & Hiking Tours

Nova Scotia Walking & Hiking Tour

Bay of Fundy to Historic Lunenburg

Oman Walking & Hiking Tour

Oman Walking & Hiking Tour

Muscat & the Gulf of Oman to Mountain Villages & Bedouin Deserts

Crater Lake Hiking Trip - View from Crater Rim

Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Adventure in the Pacific Northwest

Horses - Peru Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking Tour

Peru Lodge-to-Lodge Trekking Tour

Trek from Cusco to Machu Picchu

Peru walking and hiking tour

Peru Walking & Hiking Tour

Sacred Valley, Cusco & Machu Picchu

Backroads Portugal Walking & Hiking Tour

Portugal Walking & Hiking Tour

Lisbon to Porto—Sintra & the Douro River Valley

French Market - Backroads Provence Active Culinary Walking Tours

Provence Active Culinary Walking & Hiking Tour

Vibrant Markets & Beautiful Villages

Whale watching, on Quebec Bike Tours

Quebec Walking & Hiking Tour

Idyllic Quebec City & Historic French Canada

Hiking in Bandalier National Monument, New Mexico

Santa Fe & Taos Walking & Hiking Tour

New Mexico's Rich Heritage & High-Desert Beauty

Sardinia & Corsica Walking & Hiking Tour

Sardinia & Corsica Walking & Hiking Tour

The Italian & French Mediterranean

Scotland National Parks Walking & Hiking Tour

Scotland National Parks Walking & Hiking Tour

Verdant Wilds, Glorious Peaks & Historic Towns

Scotland walking and hiking tours

Scotland Walking & Hiking Tour

Scottish Highlands - Loch Ness & Isle of Skye

Scotland Walking & Hiking Tour

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye Walking & Hiking Tour

Misty Mountains, Fabled Lochs & Dramatic Coastlines

Sicily Walking & Hiking Tour

Sicily Walking & Hiking Tour

Italian Enchantments from Palermo to Etna

Hiking - Provence & Costa Brava Walking Tours

Southern France & Spain Walking & Hiking Tour

From Provence to Costa Brava & Barcelona

Backroads Mallorca Walking & Hiking Tour

Spain's Mallorca Walking & Hiking Tour

Majestic Mediterranean Peaks & Beaches

Switzerland Walking & Hiking Tour

Switzerland Walking & Hiking Tour

Swiss Alps Adventure from Interlaken to Zermatt

Tuscany Walking Tours

Tuscany Active Culinary Walking & Hiking Tour

Food Adventure in Italy from Chianti to Florence

Tuscany By The Sea Walking & Hiking Tour

Tuscany by the Sea Walking & Hiking Tour

From Chianti to the Mediterranean

Canadian Rockies Bike Tour, Banff

Undiscovered Canadian Rockies Walking & Hiking Tour

Wildlife & Wildflowers in Kananaskis Country

Arches & Canyonlands Hiking Tour - Delicate Arch with hikers

Utah's Arches & Canyonlands Walking & Hiking Tour

Epic National Parks in the Southwest

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Utah's Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Adventure in Canyon Country

Backroads Vermont Walking & Hiking Tour

Vermont Walking & Hiking Tour

Fall in New England—Manchester to Woodstock

Backroads Vietnam  & Combodia Adventure Tour

Vietnam & Cambodia Walking & Hiking Tour

A Journey on Halong Bay to Majestic Angkor Wat

Wales Walking & Hiking Tour Coastal Trail

Wales Walking & Hiking Tour

The Secret Gem of the United Kingdom

Whistler Hiking Tour Bowen Island British Columbia

Whistler Walking & Hiking Tour - Weekend Getaway

Vancouver, Sunshine Coast & Blackcomb Mountain

Hiker - Yellowstone & Tetons Walking & Hiking Tours

Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons Walking & Hiking Tour

Geology, Wildlife & Peaks of the National Parks