Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons
Dolce Tempo Journey - Geology, Wildlife & Peaks of the National Parks
Few horizons in the world are more iconic than the jagged, picturesque peaks of the Tetons, and nowhere but Yellowstone National Park will you find its mineral pools, erupting geysers and roaming herds of bison. These are places of timeless beauty, nature in harmony—storybook wild west brought to life. Experience it all as you stroll, e-bike, kayak and raft your way through the endless wonders.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels*
Start Jackson, Wyoming / End West Yellowstone, Montana, or Jackson, Wyoming
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Refreshingly Active Adventures
E-bike beneath the jagged peaks of the Teton Range, one of the most beautiful car-free paths in the west. Raft the twisting rapids of the Snake River and take daily walks along remote nature trails.
Escape the crowds to less-visited corners of these treasured national parks, where sightings of diverse wildlife are as impressive as the spectacular colors of Yellowstone’s thermal pools.
Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Historic lodges in the heart of the national parks, a Travel & Leisure “World’s Best” luxurious hotel in Jackson, plus daily delicious western fare.
6 Days Casual Hotels*
We begin our adventure in the wild west town of Jackson, once the crossroads of American Indian trade and travel routes | Join expert river runners to raft thrilling stretches of the gorgeous Snake River | Enjoy a classic gourmet Backroads picnic in the scenic town of Wilson, founded in 1889 by author and Pony Express rider Elijah Nicholas Wilson | If time allows, hop in a gondola to fly up to spectacular panoramic views of the Tetons | Relax in luxury at Hotel Terra with walking access to fun shops, cafes and after-dinner entertainment.
"Jackson Hole's most design-conscious hotel, and the most eco-conscious too," according to National Geographic Traveler. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool,spa)
E-bike through Jackson Hole alongside the spectacular backdrop of the Teton Mountain Range | Hop in a shuttle boat for a scenic cruise across Jenny Lake to Cascade Canyon | Walk through flower-strewn meadows and past shimmering lakes | Spot endless wildlife such as deer, elk, moose, eagles, bear and more | Learn the adventurous mountaineering history of the Tetons, where many world-famous climbers got their start | Kick back at our impressive lodge with panoramic vistas of Jackson Lake and surrounding peaks.
Situated in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, with 60-foot picture windows for savoring views of the Teton peaks and the roaming moose, elk and bison. (pool)
Elk, eagles, osprey, otters and more furry locals can be seen as we e-bike along Jackson Lake toward Yellowstone National Park | Kayak the sky blue waters of Yellowstone Lake, the largest freshwater lake above 7,000 feet in North America | Take in views of the impressive Absaroka Mountains that form the eastern border of the park | Learn the stories and cultures of the indigenous people who have called this region home for centuries | Dine at historic Lake Hotel, built in 1891, and enjoy a pre-dinner drink accompanied with live music from local musicians.
On the National Register of Historic Places, this classic park hotel, completed in 1891, sits along the lakeshore.
Spot geysers, bubbling mud pots and steaming vents in the world’s first national park | Walk to the rim of the “Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone” and look into this impressive gorge, where giant waterfalls cascade over pastel-colored cliffs | Observe Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in the world, as it sprays thousands of gallons of water more than 100 feet into the air | Visit informative exhibits on Yellowstone’s hydrothermal features to learn fascinating insights and about the famous volcano beneath the park | Catch sight of the park's most famous residents, the American bison, who have made a healthy recovery since nearly going extinct in the late 1800s | Watch geysers erupt as you relax and unwind at our iconic park lodge.
Built in 1904 with a grand lobby seven stories high, "a spectacular log-and-shingle château that captures the moment the West went from wild to baroque," reports Travel + Leisure.
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. View cancellation policy
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Dolce Tempo: What to Expect
Our easygoing Multi-Adventure tours make adventuring a breeze—perfect for beginners or occasional bikers/hikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world actively. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS supported routes, the day is yours to decide. Find an unbeatable blend of walking and biking routes (2-4 hours of activity, 10-30 miles of biking, 2-7 miles of walking) with other fun-filled activities such as kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, camel riding and more. On trips with biking, custom electronic-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly!
Our walking routes include dirt paths with sections of rocky steps and boardwalks. Our biking routes include fifty percent bike paths; while on roads, our routes have little to no shoulder and we encounter some traffic. All activities take place at elevations of 4,000–8,000 feet, which can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.
Available Bike Options
On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below.
- All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
- Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
- Snacks and beverages between meals
- Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
- Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
- Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
- Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
- Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
- On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
- Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
- Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
- Park and other entry fees
- Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
- Select coach transfers
- Baggage transfers and porterage
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.
While the accommodations on this trip reflect the natural surroundings of the national parks and provide unparalleled access to the best activities in the area, they are simpler than is typical of Backroads lodging. Many buildings date back to the turn of the century and have only been minimally renovated, in accordance with park regulations. Old Faithful Inn, Lake Lodge & Jackson Lake Lodge have basic guest rooms that are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning; breakfasts and dinners throughout the week may lack variety and tend toward simple ingredients. Overall, the service standards can seem slow and casual when compared with the hospitality found on other Backroads trips. Please note that internet and cell phone service are extremely limited throughout the parks.
The National Park Service limits the size of all groups and Grand Teton National Park doesn't permit guided hiking. Accordingly, in Yellowstone National Park you'll hike and bike in small groups with Backroads leaders. In Grand Teton National Park you'll bike in small groups with Backroads leaders, however you'll hike without Backroads leaders or local guides. Your leaders will provide pre-walk briefings, maps and directions. We appreciate your cooperation with the park's regulations.
According to local COVID-19 regulations and park operation limitations, most national park lodge meals this season will be to-go style and outdoors. Chilly mornings and evenings are not unusual, so please come prepared with plenty of layers. Of course, you are welcome to take any meals back to your room. We recognize that this will not be a typical Backroads dining experience; we are working hard behind the scenes to provide an excellent trip experience while following all regional restrictions and guidelines. Please note that regulations are subject to change, and we will take advantage accordingly.
While biking and hiking and kayaking trips are at the core of popular adventure travel offerings, they are not for everyone. So Backroads, a company that has long been the leader in active travel trips, has come up with an array of softer adventures for 2021.