We’ve rounded up just a handful of U.S. based tour operators offering wellness focused trips. Cycling, walking and other active tours in the U.S. and in other countries around the world including Italy and Peru. We know you’ll find something of interest. Oh and by the way, all tour operators listed here are Members of the Wellness Tourism Association which means they have met basic criteria.
Bee the Wellness
Founded by personal coaches Adam and Vanessa Lambert, Los Angeles-based Bee The Wellness empowers clients to gain mastery over their physiology and mindset through coaching, courses and retreats based on functional, yet organic, templates for living one’s best life. Designed to drive transformation, Bee The Wellness aspires to balance the human experience in the physical, emotional and spiritual arenas while facilitating connection between other wellness warriors. Programs, courses and retreats are built to expand people’s lives through personalized whole-food diets, FUNctional fitness and mindful living. Recent awards include Best Paleo Retreats from Paleo Magazine and 3rd place for Best Paleo Fitness Website.
Butterfield & Robinson
Launched back in 1966, Toronto-based Butterfield & Robinson designs, plans and guides active-focused trips all over the world. Biking tours, walking tours, water excursions, extended journeys – it’s all about the company mantra, “Slow down to see the world.” Offering both self-guided and scheduled group trips, their Slow Travel concept is also about responsible travel. Offering a trip that’s top of mind long after the plane touches down at home, their wellness collection dives deep into local practices and ancient traditions of well-being (think, a meditation with Buddhist monks in the Himalayas or giving thanks to Pachamama with the Quechua people in Peru).
Run Wild Retreats & Wellness
Colorado based, Run Wild Retreats + Wellness specializes in trail running-based travel experiences that support women’s overall health and well-being. Programs feature mindful running techniques that emphasize running’s stress-reducing effects on the body and mind. Set in some of the world’s most inspiring and view-filled natural destinations, each itinerary is an immersion in nature and wellness experiences such as yoga, hot springs or spa. Run Wild Retreats + Wellness is an IATA-accredited travel company, winner of Runner’s World magazine’s 2020 Travel Award for “Best Women-Only Trips” and SHAPE magazine’s 2019 Healthy Travel Award for “Best Active Outfitter.”
Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations is a Vermont-based boutique travel company offering a variety of high-end cycling and active vacations with an immersive approach to health and fitness. Specializing in award-winning, hand-crafted, active biking and multi-sport trips with options for all levels of riders, Sojourn offers unique routes, professional tour leaders, luxury heritage accommodations and farm-to-table cuisine as the cornerstones of their trips. The mission is to consistently deliver the highest level of excellence – not to mention, lasting memories.
Terra & Tu
Los Angeles-based Terra & Tu organizes adventure-focused wellness trips for a variety of health-seeking travelers. Designed for avid travelers and wellness junkies alike, Terra & Tu journeys emphasize exploration and cultural immersion as an integral part of the wellness experience. With the assistance of wellness experts and experienced local guides and staff, travelers will experience the culture, well-being practices, food, and nature of the destination firsthand.
If you’re thinking where else in the world you could travel for a wellness-focused vacation, check out these geographic regions of the world. Plus here is a selection of top hotels, resorts and retreats that offer wellness type activities and programs.