Dolce Tempo from Backroads


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.


Average Group Size = 16 guests for all trips

Maximum Group Size = 18 - 26, depending on the trip



California Wine Country

New Zealand’ South Island

Cinque Terre & Tuscany

Plus, others


Backroads offers three categories of accommodations on their trips:

On Premiere Hotel trips guests enjoy hotels and inns recognized for excellence by Relais & Chateaux, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast. The elegance of Premiere Hotels is matched by the culinary talents of their acclaimed chefs. Active days are followed by a fabulous meal one more essential ingredient of the Backroads experience.

Casual Hotels are comfortably informal and in settings that are appropriate to the region. Except for a change in lodging, none of the other services and amenities offered on Premiere Hotel trips are compromised. The price point for Casual Hotel trips ranges from $700 - $1,200 less per person than a Premiere Hotel Trip, making this program an affordable option for budget-conscious travelers.

Guests also have the option of exploring the great outdoors on a Backroads Deluxe Camping trip in North America. These vacations are ideal for first-time campers, seasoned veterans and families. The Backroads leaders handle all the camp chores so guests enjoy active days and the beauty of the natural setting around them.