Discover Your Perfect Rhythm

Backroads lets set your own easygoing pace on a new kind of journey that explores a region up close and in depth.

From an active weekend getaway biking through Napa’s charming wine country to a multi-adventure wish list check exploring the epic peaks and enormous glaciers of New Zealand, Backroads’ new Dolce Tempo itineraries offer the perfect trips for first timers. Easygoing by design, but still wonderfully active—you now have the freedom to choose how each day unfolds, whether it’s a relaxed adagio pace or something a bit uptempo.

What defines Dolce Tempo?

Easygoing Pace

Dolce Tempo itineraries are designed with a light touch. Glide along on your e-bike as it smooths out the rolling landscape. Walk historic footpaths through peaceful countryside. Or choose among various multi-adventure options that are adapted to fit your taste and style.

Flexible Choices

Each day offers you an array of possibilities, expertly curated to make the most of a region, whether that means discovering little-known gems with one of the local experts or just relaxing by the château pool with a good book. It’s your vacation, tuned to your pace and schedule—not someone else’s.

Relax in Style

Handpicked hotels offering gracious service and the very best of local hospitality. Superb regional cuisine seasoned with anecdotes from the chef. Experienced, creative Trip Leaders looking after your every need. This is your chance to truly escape the usual pace of life.

Tailored to You

Backroads makes a great trip personal. Translating your questions to the vintner. Arranging a shipment from the artist’s studio. Popping up along the road with a fresh e-bike battery or a lift back to the hotel. Immersing you in unique experiences (not lineups for excursions). Backroads thinks of everything—so you don’t have to.


Even if you’re new to active adventures, you can feel right at ease.

Ready To Go?

Welcome to active travel the way you want to play it.