A Year of Travel: Trips for Every Season Spanning Every Continent

Explore with active travel experts to some of the most stunning regions in the world. Join Backroads for spring bike rides in North America, summer hikes in Europe, fall safaris in Africa and winter adventures in South America. Get ready for an incredible year of travel!

Travel in Winter


Hikers trekking up a snowy hill in Antarctica with a cruise ship anchored in the background

Antarctica Ocean Cruise Multi-Adventure Tour

Antarctica is the ultimate holiday adventure. Take this unique opportunity to visit a frozen wonderland. Hike, kayak, cruise and zodiac amid mesmerizing glaciers and icebergs. Boat with our expedition team and learn about the wildlife, like penguins, seabirds and humpback whales, that call this polar desert home.


Man and woman sitting on a cliff overlooking the ocean

Chile Patagonia & Fjords Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour

Set sail through Chilean Patagonia, passing snowcapped peaks and blue glaciers. Enjoy the height of summer in Chile while hiking beside waterfalls, forests and fjords. Take a zodiac boat through icy waters in Cape Horn National Park and horseback ride in world-famous Torres del Paine National Park.


Ice Sculpture Room Finland

Finland & Sweden Northern Lights Multi-Adventure Tour

Glowing green brush strokes light the starry sky above a winter wonderland. Snowshoe beneath soaring pines, relax in a traditional Finnish sauna, dogsled behind a team of energetic huskies and cap it off by spending the night in an igloo.


More winter adventures:

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

Bali Multi-Adventure Tour

Hawaii's Big Island Multi-Adventure Tour

Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure Tour


Make the Most of Spring


Meat on grills on an outdoor fire pit

Argentina’s Mendoza Multi-Adventure Tour

Oenophiles look no further: savor renowned Malbecs in Mendoza and discover the home of Argentina’s best wine grapes as they start to vine. Visit Argentina in mild temperatures at the end of South America’s summer. Explore actively in the towering Andes, pedal rolling bike paths, raft the rushing Mendoza River and celebrate the vibrant gastronomy scene.


Female hiking going up a fenced path of a hill

Cinque Terre & Tuscany Walking & Hiking

Before the buzz of summer, explore one of bella Italia’s most alluring coastlines: the Cinque Terre. Hike through these iconic pastel-hued towns on one of our most popular trips. Set your sights on April and enjoy this classic Backroads adventure.


Wide shot of Yosemite Falls.

California's Yosemite Valley Walking & Hiking Tour

Springtime in Yosemite has a transfixing magic. Join us before the summer crowds gather and as the snow melts, resulting in the thunder of Yosemite Falls and the roar of the Merced River. Though granite faces always line the verdant valley, during this special time of year, you’ll find seasonal flowers twinkling at their peak.


More spring adventures:

Provence Active Culinary Walking & Hiking Tour

Costa Rica Bike Tour

Netherlands & Belgium Bike Tour


Time for a Summer Vacation


Man and geisha in a traditional Japanese building

Japan Bike Tour

In mild summer climates, pedal beside the green landscapes of Japan’s Nikko National Park. Mountain villages, terraced rice fields and wildflowers line our route as we make our way to the Northern Japanese Alps. Visit Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and partake in a traditional tea ritual.


Three bikers riding on a road along the Douro River.

A Taste of Camino de Santiago Bike Tour

Sunny skies and local festivals make July an excellent time to cycle sections of this historic pilgrimage. Allow history to come to life as you trace an ancient Catholic route passing vineyards, medieval villages and wooded forests. Savor the delectable flavors of Portugal and Spain as you sip local wine on warm summer nights.


Grassy hillside leading to a small town

Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Hiking Tour

Due to the temperate mountain climate, August is the most popular month to hike hut-to-hut in the Dolomites, for locals and tourists alike. Jagged limestone massifs surround you in this breathtaking alpine landscape. Spot cows grazing nearby as you follow undulating trails in glacially carved valleys. Along the way, be welcomed in traditional refugi (mountain huts) and savor hearty Tyrolean specialties. Our Dolomites hut-to-hut hiking trips are a guest favorite!


More summer adventures:

England's Cornwall Walking & Hiking Tour

Great Smoky Mountains Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Nova Scotia Easygoing Walking Tour


Excursions in Autumn


Aerial shot of leaves changing on trees

Hudson Valley & Catskills Bike Tour

This autumn, cycle through reds, oranges and yellows in the Hudson Valley’s picturesque countryside. Leafy green trees line our routes amid the shadow of the Catskills. The panoramic vistas, farm-to-table lifestyle, charming towns and historic mansions inspired the work of many renowned artists, writers and musicians. Bike with us among captivating fall colors through New York.


A group of people admire a grazing animal

South Africa & Botswana Active Safari

Do something different this fall and embark on an upscale adventure safari—complete with luxe lodging, private charter flights and star-studded appearances by the iconic Big Five: elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo and rhinos. Hike South Africa’s famed Table Mountain and pedal on a spectacular safari bike ride in remote Botswana.


Man standing on hill overlooking lake

Australia's Tasmania Multi-Adventure Tour

G’day mate! Trade North American winter for Australia’s southern sun. Hike and bike in the foothills of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Glide atop turquoise waters by kayak in Coles Bay. Get the best of the beach and mountains on this new, epic excursion down under.


More autumn adventures:

Vermont Walking & Hiking Tour

Portugal's Azores Multi-Adventure Tour

Morocco Easygoing Walking Tour

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