• Yosemite Family Hiking Trips
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  • Half Dome, Backroads Yosemite Family Multisport Tour
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  • Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite National Park, California
  • Backroads Yosemite Family Multisport Tours
  • Lembert Dome at Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California
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  • Ahwahnee Hotel, Backroads Yosemite Family Multisport Tour
  • Backroads Yosemite Family Multisport Trips

Yosemite Family Multisport Adventure Tour

 
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The Spectacular Sierra Nevada

  • Travel back in time as you bike through California's Gold Rush Era
  • Glean secrets of Yosemite Valley from a local naturalist
  • Walk amid the giant sequoias, Yosemite's ancient trees
  • Kids have a blast during a rock climbing class
  • Kick back at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, the best way to stay in the valley

Half Dome. El Capitan. Bridalveil Fall. You probably know the names. Maybe you even had an Ansel Adams poster hanging in your college dorm. But have you really explored them? Because the thing is, if you're going to hang pictures of Yosemite on your walls, wouldn't it be great if they had your family in them? Well, here's your chance.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Witness the landscape shift from urban to pastoral to alpine on our scenic drive from San Francisco to the Sierra Nevada  Travel back to the days of the California gold rush as you explore Mariposa County.

Day 2 Walk i a grove of giant sequoias,  Yosemite's largest stand of these ancient trees   In the mood for some R&R? Kick back at the lodge, lounge by the pool or perhaps indulge at the spa.

Day 3 Set out on foot from Glacier Point, savoring air perfumed with ponderosa and cedar, and admiring the views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and the Sierra Nevada  Climb to the top of immense granite-faced Sentinel Dome  Relax at the historic Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly known as the Ahwahnee)—the best way to stay in the valley.

Day 4 Grown-ups glean secrets of Yosemite Valley from a local naturalist while youngsters take a kid-friendly rock-climbing class to scale the valley's world-famous granite walls  Spin along the valley bike path, which offers unforgettable views of iconic Half Dome, Royal Arches and Clouds Rest.

Days 5-6 High-country scenery—alpine lakes, rushing rivers and deep canyons —and a profusion of summer wildflowers provide the backdrop to our hikes in Tuolumne Meadows Enjoy activities like bocce ball and ping-pong or simply relax under the stars in the saltwater pool or the hot tub Cap off the week with a bike ride along the South Fork of the Tuolumne River to Rainbow Pools  Feel like enjoying a refreshing dip? There's still time to jump into one of the many natural pools before we journey back to San Francisco  A delightful farm-to-table lunch along the way is the perfect finale to our trip.

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

A very well organized and fun trip, with something for everyone. We had ages 5-80 on this trip, and all were accommodated beautifully by our three excellent leaders.
Jody - Seattle

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.
$3,398 - $3,798
pp dbl. occ.
(+$690 to $1,020 for sgl. occ.)

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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

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)

Evergreen Hotel

Evergreen Lodge

* Casual Inn
Groveland (2 nights)

Elegantly rustic and welcoming cabins nestled amid towering pines on the western border of Yosemite. (pool)

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A very well organized and fun trip, with something for everyone. We had ages 5-80 on this trip, and all were accommodated beautifully by our three excellent leaders.

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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 6 200
2 Walking/Hiking 4 800 7 1200
3 Walking/Hiking 3* 800 4 1200 6 1500
4 Biking 9 100
Walking/Hiking 3 300
Kids Rock Climbing (5 Hours)
5 Walking/Hiking 4* 250 6* 300 7 1100
6 Biking 14* 500
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our route ratings 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

The School of Rock

Through our partnership with the Yosemite Conservancy, we offer you and your family an even richer park experience by heading out on the trail with expert guides who live in the park and can explain its geology, biodiversity and history. And at day’s end, you benefit from another Backroads exclusive: we’re the only active travel company that stays at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly known as the Ahwahnee), the best home base for biking, hiking and other adventures in one of the world’s great parks.

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.

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.

Your Hotels Are Locked In

It may seem obvious to say the great hotels we tell you about are the ones you'll actually stay in. But the fact is many companies haven't even booked the places they promise and are later forced to settle for inferior alternatives. We book our hotels and exact rooms long in advance—often over two years—so you stay where you expect to stay.

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Yosemite have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

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.

We Were Born Here (in 1979)

Backroads has been inviting active travelers to explore our own backyard since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. We offer more trips than anyone else in Yosemite, and we've spent more years finding the best ones. What keeps it real is having a consistent vision and the same passionately committed leadership for nearly four decades.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Yosemite trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

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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 the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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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 $4,398 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $4,798 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,398 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $3,398 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,898 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,898 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,198 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ

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