Starting in 2019, daily guided yoga will be offered as an optional morning or afternoon activity in 14 of our destinations including Tuscany, Mallorca, Costa Rica, Maui and Santa Barbara.
Yoga sessions will be led by a Backroads Trip Leader certified in yoga*, and will complement our other active pursuits and cultural excursions – it’s fun, designed for all levels and completely optional. Yoga will be offered mostly in the morning as an enjoyable way to prepare for an active day of biking or hiking, or occasionally in the afternoon to stretch out and unwind.
*95% of our instructors are yoga certified
Top 6 Trips with Yoga
Walking & Hiking Tour
It's a place of journey. Of transformation. Start off with optional yoga sessions in the morning. Hike along the borders of Portugal & Spain. Discover tiny Spanish villages with surprising Celtic ties. Gaze out over the immense and powerful sea. Sip refreshing vinho verde, which pairs perfectly with the fresh seafood we sample along the coast. Join pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. Find your path.
Tuscany is not a destination. It's a sublime experience. Wake up in the morning with a yoga session. Bike cypress-lined roads overlooking the vineyards. And no view will compare to that view. Until you round the next bend and see another. It's a wonder anyone ever finishes the rides. And that's only what you'll see. Imagine the wines, flavors and luxuries you'll discover.
The Land of Fire and Ice is awe-inspiring at any time of year. Massive glaciers and lava caves, active volcanoes, geothermal wonders. But that's just the tip of the iceberg! Add to this remarkable setting a mesmerizing display of the northern lights. Colorful bands of green, yellow, pink and violet undulating across an arctic winter sky. You have to see it to believe it. Begin your mornings with yoga, embrace the chill in the air and the crunch of snow underfoot and be rewarded with the wonders of Iceland's winter majesty.
Let's see. Begin your mornings with a yoga session. Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment after a glorious bike ride past idyllic beaches and citrus groves. How exquisite our evening meal tastes after a brisk climb up the California coast. Let's enjoy the best of biking with the best of everything. The American Riviera. A foodie's paradise. Luxury hotels. And sunsets that just don't quit. Let's, shall we?
Wake up to a morning yoga session then head out to the tropical waters and warm sunshine. There's a reason humpback whales love Maui! Get a closer look at these magnificent creatures from a whale-watching boat. Then head to land for mountain hikes, views of volcanoes and the bends of the famed road to Hana. Hang out in surfing towns and at luxury resorts. It's a whale of a journey. You'll love Maui too!
Even as Bali joins the globalized world, it's easy to find inspiration here. Start off your mornings with yoga. Bike among terraced rice fields and exotic temples. In bustling market towns and on the slopes of volcanic mountains. And among some of the most welcoming people you'll ever have the pleasure of meeting. Come explore Bali with Backroads in a way that few travelers experience.