Relaxed Pace. Stylish Comfort.
Unique Access. Authentic Experiences.
Easygoing, by design. A new luxury active travel offering with easygoing e-biking, walking and multi-adventure tours from Backroads, the global leader in active travel for over 40 years.
Set your own easygoing pace on this new kind of journey. Dive in and explore your destination up close and in depth, with Backroads Trip Leaders taking care of the details and a private van to support you along the way. Enjoy the company of local experts who share the region’s hidden gems. Take the freedom each day to travel in your style—whether that’s a relaxed adagio pace or something more up-tempo. Welcome to active travel at the beat of your own drum. Welcome to Dolce Tempo.
Easygoing Active – A New Kind of Vacation
More than a resort vacation. More than a package tour. Experience the world in a whole new way. Easygoing - by design. Breeze over hills on your e-bike, stroll along stunning footpaths or mix it up on a multi-adventure. Our easygoing active trips are tailored to your interests, with hand-crafted itineraries that unfold seamlessly each day. Experience the local magic of your destination and explore more than ever before. Never wait in a concierge line or be turned away because the activity you wanted was no longer available.
The luxury and comfort of an exclusive resort, minus the crowds and plus a whole lot of personality. The best hand-selected luxury boutique hotels and authentic local hospitality. Exquisitely appointed, unique properties that showcase the character of each destination, along with incredible meals featuring the best local flavors.
So Much Included
Rather than an "inclusive" resort where you end up with so many add-on expenses, Dolce Tempo trips have so much included. More than lodging, guides, most meals and cultural experiences—we make sure to include the things that elevate your vacation into the trip of a lifetime. Experience service taken to the next level with world-class, dedicated Trip Leaders and a private van for your small group. From wine-tastings to vineyard tours, and from hand-crafted itineraries to the local guides who bring your destination to life, we include the things that matter.
Travel with Backroads - the Worldwide Leader in Luxury Active Travel
At Backroads, we believe that traveling under your own power and at your own pace opens up the opportunity to connect more meaningfully with the world. Our mission is to provide a travel experience so transformative that you’ll never want to travel in any other way. We provide amazing support on meticulously planned itineraries with superb accommodations, all so you can enjoy your adventure to the fullest. Learn more about What Really Matters at Backroads.
Book Your Dolce Tempo Journey Today!
Book Your Dolce Tempo Journey Today!
California Wine Country
Some of the most legendary wines are produced here in coastal California, and the elegant wineries and tasting rooms are magnificent. But so are the endless scenic back roads, flowing picturesque vineyards, bohemian communities, horse ranches, redwood forests and European-like landscapes perfect for exploring by e-bike. And did we mention it has one of the best food scenes in America?
Santorini & Crete
Two ancient Mediterranean islands. According to Greek mythology, the birthplace of Zeus and the land of the Minotaur. Today they’re legendary for a different set of reasons. Sparkling seas and pristine beaches. Epic mountaintops and seaside villages. Incredible hospitality, fresh cuisine and sumptuous lodgings. Your fate is calling. Get ready for an adventure of mythical proportions.
The earth is generous in Portugal. This is a land of lush forests and fertile farmland, of stunning Moorish castles and placid rivers that roll towards the Atlantic. Come see the Portuguese Riviera and the Douro River Valley. The heart of the Iberian Peninsula, where people have thousands of years of practice at living well. This ancient land is extending an invitation. All you have to say is obrigado—thank you.