California's Yosemite Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

From $4,849 - $5,299 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

California's Yosemite Family Multi-Adventure Tour

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

One or more kids 17+ required (siblings 14+ ok)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun-Aug 2025: Jul-Aug

From $4,849 - $5,299 /person

Giant Sequoias, Iconic Half Dome & Yosemite Falls

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 family's memory forever. 

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Walk/Hike
Bike

Highlights

  • Hike to glorious waterfalls, alpine meadows and sweeping panoramas of Yosemite Valley and explore Hetch Hetchy Valley in a lesser-visited part of the park
  • Unwind at The Ahwahnee—an iconic historic hotel designed to highlight the dramatic natural surroundings
  • Walk amid the giant sequoias, Yosemite's ancient trees, many of which are thousands of years old
  • Swim in the cool waters of a refreshing natural pool after biking through spectacular scenery
California Yosemite Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

California

Start/End San Francisco

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Stroll in the shade of a grove of giant sequoias, 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 or lounge by the pool with your family.

Accommodations
Tenaya Lodge

(1 night)

Night 1

Tenaya Lodge
Fish Camp
Casual Plus Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

Set out on foot to Taft Point, with commanding vistas of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome and Glacier Point • You'll feel dwarfed by the soaring cliff walls that loom above you • Relax at our hotel—a National Historic Landmark with floor-to-ceiling windows framing spectacular Yosemite Valley views • Learn about Yosemite's history and native flora on a guided walk or learn the ropes of climbing in one of the world's preeminent rock-climbing meccas • Pedal past iconic granite formations, Yosemite Falls and Mirror Lake • Watch deer grazing in a meadow, pop into the Ansel Adams gift shop or Yosemite Museum, or dip your toes in the chilly Merced River.

Accommodations
The Ahwahnee

(2 nights)

Nights 2-3

The Ahwahnee
Yosemite Village
Casual Plus Hotel

A National Historic Landmark, this iconic hotel features elaborate stained-glass windows, original Miwok Indian arts and crafts, Oriental rugs and Shaker-style furnishings. (pool)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Lose yourself amid the sprawling beauty of Tuolumne Meadows, with endless hiking trails, glorious high-country scenery and a profusion of wildflowers • Settle into your rustic cabin at a historic lodge, then jump in the saltwater pool or soak your muscles in the solar-heated hot tub • Enjoy a visit to Hetch Hetchy in the northwestern part of the park, followed by a hike to see Wapama Falls • Play bocce or relax under the stars.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Evergreen Lodge
Groveland​
Casual Plus Hotel

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

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Shuttle Time

We spend more time shuttling on this trip than we do on many other Backroads trips in order to bring you the very best of Yosemite's natural wonders. We want to make the most of your time in this vast and spectacular national park, and our itinerary—complete with shuttles—has been specifically designed to do just that.

Service at  The Ahwahnee

The Ahwahnee 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's run by the national park and subject to park regulations and oversight. Similar to many national park lodges, service at The Ahwahnee 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'll be supplied with maps, directions and locks for the ride, which is almost entirely on flat bike paths.

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Tenaya Lodge
Fish Camp

Casual Plus Hotel

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

Nights 2-3

The Ahwahnee
Yosemite Village

Casual Plus Hotel

A National Historic Landmark, this iconic hotel features elaborate stained-glass windows, original Miwok Indian arts and crafts, Oriental rugs and Shaker-style furnishings. (pool)

Nights 4-5

Evergreen Lodge
Groveland​

Casual Plus Hotel

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

From $4,849 - $5,299 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $4,849 - $5,299 /person

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