sail boat on Lake Tahoe

Tahoe is an incredible area to find unparalleled outdoor adventures! From skiing and snowboarding in the winter to hiking and boating in the summer, there is an endless amount to see and do here!

One of the best places to stay in Tahoe is in North Lake Tahoe, a quiet and peaceful region that is jam packed with outdoor recreation and charming mountain towns. No matter where you’re staying, you can walk out your front door and find something new to discover! It might be a solo adventurer’s paradise but if you’re looking to try something new, want to leave the planning to the experts or hoping to learn more about the area, booking a tour in Tahoe is a great idea! With options ranging from guided expeditions led by locals to self-guided treks tailored to your pace, there’s something for every adventurer here! 

Winter Tours in Tahoe

When winter blankets Truckee in a layer of snow, it’s time to gear up for some cold-weather fun!

Snowmobiling Expeditions

Hop on a snowmobile and zip across snowy trails with these incredible guided tours! Whether you’re a total newbie or a seasoned pro, you can dash through snowy meadows, through snow-heavy forests,  explore the backcountry, and take in the breathtaking views of the winter landscape!

Click here to find snowmobiling tours in North Lake Tahoe

Snowshoeing Escapades 

Embrace the tranquility of the winter wilderness on a snowshoeing tour in Tahoe. Whether you’re looking for a magical sunrise trek or an afternoon under bluebird skies, these tours will lead you through scenic forests and meadows, where you can enjoy the peaceful serenity of nature.

Check out these incredible snowshoeing tours!

Tahoe Snowshoe Tours

Snowshoe Tahoe

Snowshoe Tours – Tahoe Adventure Company 

North Lake Tahoe Snowshoeing – Nevada

Backcountry Ski Tours 

For adventurous souls, these backcountry ski tours offer the thrill of untouched terrain. Let these experienced guides lead you to hidden powder stashes and stunning alpine vistas.

Check out these ski tours and packages!

Tahoe Backcountry Frog Lake Hut Ski Touring 

Community Backcountry Ski Tour 

Tours On the Water 

Whitewater Rafting

You may think the only water recreation near Truckee is on the lake but you’d be wrong! The Truckee river offers a thrilling journey where you can have seasoned experts guide you through every rapid, twist and turn. Whether you’re looking for a heart-pounding ride or a gentle, family friendly float you’ll find it all with these incredible tour companies!

Check out these white water rafting tours near Truckee! 

Kayak & Paddle Board Tours on Lake Tahoe 

There may be nothing more serene than paddling on Lake Tahoe’s famed turquoise waters, soaking in the beauty around you, with the towering peaks of the Sierra Nevada reflecting off the lake’s surface. With these tours, you can paddle along the shores of Lake Tahoe and find hidden coves, secluded beaches, and breathtaking vistas. Perfect for a wide range of ages and skill levels, these experienced tour guides will set you up and take you on an unforgettable kayaking adventure!

Check out these incredible tour companies and get ready to embark on your adventure!

Clearly Tahoe

Kayak Tours – Tahoe Adventure Company

Kayak & Paddle Board Tours – Tahoe Paddle

Tahoe City Kayak

Boating Fishing and Sailing Tours on Lake Tahoe 

Whether you’re hopping aboard a luxury yacht or setting sail on Lake Tahoe, these experienced captains know the lake like the back of their hand and will make sure to take you on a cruise you’ll never forget! Whether you’re looking for a lively cruise around the lake, or a leisurely sail, there’s a tour for you! 

Check out these incredible boat tour companies in Lake Tahoe!

Tahoe Gal

SWA Watersports

AWS Incline

Wild Goose

Tours on Land 

Biking around Lake Tahoe 

If you’re looking for a great day on two wheels, these biking tours are a must! With options that range from fun and leisurely e-bike tours to challenging rides on rugged trails, these North Lake Tahoe tour companies will take you on a journey where you can explore this paradise – no matter your skill level!

Ready to hit the trails? Check out these incredible biking tours! 

Escape Adventures

Bay City Bike

Bike Tours – Tahoe Adventure Company

Hiking & Backpacking in Lake Tahoe 

With its vast network of trails and stunning alpine scenery, North Lake Tahoe offers endless opportunities for incredible hiking and backpacking adventures! Choose from a variety of guided tours, led by experienced local guides who will take you off the beaten path to explore hidden gems and scenic viewpoints. Whether you’re seeking a moderately challenging afternoon hike through the forest or a multi-day trek to a mountain peak, there’s a tour for everyone!

Hit the trails with one of these tours and have an unforgettable adventure in North Lake Tahoe!

Hiking & Peak Climbing – Tahoe Adventure Company

Backpacking – Tahoe Adventure Company

Tahoe Hiking Tours

Climbing in Lake Tahoe 

There may be no better place in the world than North Lake Tahoe to find diverse and plentiful climbing for every skill level and climbing type! From bouldering and sport climbing to trad climbing, this region offers endless formations and faces to conquer! Whether you are joining a guided climbing tour or planning on setting out on a self guided climbing adventure, these tour companies and guides will show you the best of the best for climbing near Truckee!

Ready to reach new heights? Check out these tours and guides!

Equalized Climbing

International Alpine Guides

Solo Climbing Guide – Tahoe Climbing

Horseback Riding in Tahoe 

Get a taste of Truckee’s wild west history with an afternoon on horseback! Saddle up and explore the region’s natural beauty from towering forests and pristine mountain lakes, to cascading streams and mountain meadows! Whether you’re a novice rider or an experienced equestrian, this is a great way to discover the beauty of North Lake Tahoe. 

Saddle up with these awesome stables! 

Alpine Meadow Stables

Piping Rock Horses

Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center

Self-Guided Road Trip around Lake Tahoe

If you want to explore Lake Tahoe at your own pace, a self-guided driving tour is a great option! With these audio tours, you can drive around the entirety of the lake (or as much as you want) and learn about its origins, admire its breathtaking vistas, and dive into its history. On these tours you’ll be directed to stop and explore hikes, historic homes, waterfall views and more! 

These self-guided driving tours are highly rated and easy to follow! 

Action Tour Guide

Voice Map

Lake Tahoe From the Air 

Lake Tahoe Helicopter Tours 

Buckle up and prepare for an incredible adventure as you soar above the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains and the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe. With expert pilots guiding the way, these helicopter tours offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience to witness the breathtaking splendor of Lake Tahoe from a whole new perspective.

See Lake Tahoe from the skies! 

Tahoe Helicopters

Lake Tahoe Hot Air Balloon Tours

If you’re looking for a totally unique experience in Lake Tahoe, you’ll want to look into booking a hot air balloon ride! Drift serenely above the stunning landscapes of Lake Tahoe and experience the magic of this ride as you float gently through the crisp mountain air, soaking in panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the sparkling waters of Lake Tahoe below. 

Drift over the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe 

Lake Tahoe Balloons

Food and Drink Tours 

While Truckee is undoubtedly a destination for outdoor adventures and unparalleled natural beauty, there is so much more to it! In and around Truckee, you can find some incredible restaurants, breweries and wineries that are a must try for any visiting foodie. Whether you’re interested in sampling the incredible beers produced in the area, want to check out the rum cocktails that locals love or are looking to restaurant hop around Truckee, these guides are the perfect place to start! 

Truckee Brewery Tour – Visit Truckee Tahoe

Wine Tasting – Tahoe Tastings

The Tahoe Rum Trail 

Distillery Tour 

North Lake Tahoe Restaurant Guide