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Yosemite Family Breakaway Multisport Adventure Tour

 
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The Spectacular Sierra Nevada

  • Explore Yosemite's historic Gold Country on two wheels
  • Glorious hikes to waterfalls, alpine meadows and spectacular panoramas
  • Glean secrets of Yosemite Valley from a local naturalist
  • Walk in a grove of giant sequoias, Yosemite's ancient trees
  • The Majestic Yosemite Hotel, the best way to stay in the valley

Yosemite is a place that must be experienced to be believed. The iconic majesty of Half Dome. The enormity of El Capitan. The awesome immensity of centuries-old sequoias. Come experience one of the world's most glorious landscapes with us. Though words may fail you, this adventure will live in your memory forever. 

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Itinerary

Day 1 Travel back in time on a bike ride through Yosemite's Gold Country, amid towering pine trees  Descend to Red Rock Falls, once part of a 54-mile-long lumber flume.

Day 2 Stroll in the shade of a grove of giant sequoias, Yosemite's largest trees, some believed to be 2,700 years old  Stop in at the Mariposa Grove Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places  Kick back at the lodge, lounge by the pool or perhaps indulge at the spa.

Day 3 Set out on foot to Taft Point, with commanding vistas of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and the Sierra Nevada  As you hike, it's easy to feel dwarfed by the soaring cliff walls that loom above you  Relax at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly known as the Ahwahnee)—a National Historic Landmark with floor-to-ceiling windows framing spectacular Yosemite Valley views.

Day 4 Learn about Yosemite's fascinating natural and cultural history alongside a local naturalist  Pedal past iconic granite formations, Yosemite Falls and Mirror Lake on a bike ride through the Yosemite Valley  Options abound: stop to watch deer grazing in a meadow, pop into the Ansel Adams Gallery or Yosemite Museum, or dip your toes in the chilly Merced River. 

Days 5-6 Lose yourself amid the sprawling beauty of Tuolumne Meadows, with endless hiking trails, glorious high-country scenery and a profusion of summer wildflowers  Cap off the week with a cafe lunch at a local favorite spot and a picturesque bike ride along the South Fork of the Tuolumne River to Rainbow Pools.

Please note: Guided bike rides are not permitted in Yosemite National Park

John Muir made the protection of Yosemite's treasured wilderness his life's mission. On our new multisport adventure in Muir's world, the dense forests, sprawling meadows, thundering waterfalls and towering granite peaks of this natural sanctuary leap to life. The Giant Sequoias, Glacier Point, Yosemite Falls and the historic Ahwahnee Hotel are but a few of the famous sites on the itinerary. And options for exploring abound - from hiking and biking to horseback riding, swimming and spa treatments. Enjoy!
Riley Pearce - Regional Manager - California

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

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We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Shuttle Time

We know you signed up for an active vacation, so why would you want to spend time sitting in a van? The truth is, we do spend more time shuttling on this trip than we do on many other Backroads trips, but that's because we're willing to go the distance to bring you the very best of Yosemite's natural wonders. Of course, we could cut out some shuttle time by only exploring one corner of the park, but how could we possibly choose which experiences to sacrifice? Rest assured that we have planned our itinerary to make the most of this vast and spectacular National Park. 

Service at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly known as the Ahwahnee)

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel is a historical treasure and by far the best place to stay in the Yosemite Valley. Its location within Yosemite National Park makes it an ideal base for exploring the valley's many sights, but also means it is run by the national park and subject to park regulations and oversight. Similar to many national park lodges, service at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel can seem slow and brusque compared to the normally high standards found on other Backroads trips.

Biking in Yosemite

Because of national park regulations, biking is limited on this trip and leaders are not allowed to offer full support for the ride in Yosemite Valley, but you will be supplied with maps, directions and locks for the ride, which is almost entirely on flat bike paths.
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Tenaya Lodge

Tenaya Lodge

Fish Camp (2 nights)

A comfortable mountain resort near Yosemite's South Gate with plentiful amenities and panoramic forest views. (pool, spa)

Majestic Yosemite Hotel

Majestic Yosemite Hotel (FKA Ahwahnee)

Yosemite Village (1 night)

Formerly known as the Ahwahnee, this National Historic Landmark features elaborate stained-glass windows, original Miwok Indian arts and crafts, Oriental rugs and Shaker-style furnishings. (pool)

Rush Creek Lodge

Rush Creek Lodge

Groveland (2 nights)

Set on 20 wooded acres at the doorstep to Yosemite National Park, this new lodge offers an ideal blend of contemporary sophistication and rustic warmth. (pool)

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 6 600
2 Walking/Hiking 4* 500 9 800
3 Walking/Hiking 4* 1200 6* 1500 9* 800 11 800
4 Biking 9 100
Other Naturalist-Guided Walk (3 Hours)
5 Walking/Hiking 4* 250 6* 300 7 1100
6 Biking 21* 1200
 

Note: Operating under Special Use Permit on the Sierra National Forest. Backroads is an equal opportunity employer.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Yosemite

You Don't Want to Stay Anywhere Else

In Yosemite National Park, the four-diamond Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly known as the Ahwahnee) is a historic landmark and widely acknowledged to be the best home base for every kind of active adventure—which is why it’s often booked a year in advance for summer stays. But as a Backroads guest, you don't have to worry about that; we’re the only active travel company that secures rooms at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, so you’re free to bike, hike and generally immerse yourself in one of the world’s great parks.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Yosemite trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road and trail—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Yosemite designed for families with older teens and 20-somethings. Our Family Breakaway trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Yosemite with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multisport concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

We Invented the Multisport Trip

After 30 years of creating Backroads Multisport Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

The Best Leaders in Yosemite

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Yosemite, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Yosemite—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,398 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,798 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,698 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,298 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,298 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,598 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,098 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,498 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,998 pp dbl occ

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