Go your own way.
We’ve been biking and walking since 1966, but don’t let that fool you: after nearly 50 years of slowing down, we’ve discovered plenty of other great ways to see the world. Whether you want to travel by two wheels, two feet, two fins or anything else, we’ll immerse you in the planet’s most amazing playgrounds.
DAY IN THE LIFE: Multi-Active
A warm-up hike through the Alpe di Suisi is the best way to get the blood pumping for the rest of the day. (This morning’s espresso, meanwhile, was the best way to get the blood pumping for this hike.)
We stop at a sheep farm to sample the freshest cheese I’ve ever tasted in my life. I make a mental note to brag about it when we rendezvous with the rest of the group for lunch.
Half of the group opted for mountain biking and rock climbing this morning. Chances are good that we’ll debate who had the better views at lunch. Good thing I brought my camera…
OK, I’ll admit: their bike ride sounds pretty amazing, too. They also got their blood pumping, because they seem pretty hungry. Good thing I’ve already had my first helping of salsiccia.
The bikers made a compelling case, so I switched to e-biking this afternoon—erasing what little guilt I had about going up for thirds at lunch.
I must have made a compelling case too, because this morning’s bikers became this afternoon’s hikers. Of course, the chance to do some exploration through a WWI tunnel system probably didn’t hurt.
Reminiscing about the day during dinner, I make a mental note to stop bragging when rendezvousing with the rest of the group—turns out everyone has a great story about the day. Plus, not much can top this fondue feast.
Dinner turned into watching the sunset and a night cap on the patio. Somehow, the views get even better.
B&R Multi-Active TOURS
Small Group & Private Trips
All of our Small Group trips can be booked as private trips (your dates, your group).
The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.
Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over relatively flat terrain with a few small hills—all very manageable for people trying their first biking trip.
Walking – 6-10 km (4-6 mi.) a day on country lanes, footpaths and coastal or forest trails, all on relatively flat terrain, perhaps with an occasional hill.
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day over terrain that’s relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.
Walking – 8-12 km a day over relatively flat terrain, with occasional steeper climbs.
Biking – 40-50 km (25-30 mi.) a day in gently rolling countryside, with occasional longer climbs to points that are well worth the effort. Layover days accommodate varying preferences.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over rolling terrain on a variety of surfaces. Most days, one or two steeper climbs to spectacular viewpoints or places of interest.
Biking – Roughly 50 km (30 mi.) a day in consistently rolling countryside, with repeated climbs and longer options available.
Walking – 11-15 km over terrain that varies between rolling and hilly, with a few steeper climbs.
Biking – 50-60 km (30-45 mi.) a day over both level and tougher, hillier terrain with multiple 100 km (62 mi.) options. The routes are designed for avid cyclists and include plenty of chances to push yourself.
Walking – 11-15 km (7-10 mi.) a day over fairly hilly terrain offering lots of challenges. Routes are along high meadow paths and/or well-maintained cliffside or alpine trails, with a few steep ascents to make you feel invigorated.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
We craft extraordinary experiences, tailor made to meet your every need,
with every stitch of every day crafted just the way you want it.
This was truly the best vacation of my life. Each day’s activity was varied, fun and unlike anything I had ever experienced before!– Gian Piero Garda, Dolomites