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Easygoing E-bike Tour Spain's Mallorca & Menorca
Dolce Tempo Journey - Two-Island Adventure in the Mediterranean
The sapphire Mediterranean spread before you. The sparkling sun, shining over 300 days a year. Smiling locals strolling along cobblestone streets. Quiet roads winding through an island paradise. A glass of beer and a plate of sobrassada at the end of the day. Mallorca and Menorca. From Latin: the bigger one and the smaller one. Twin island paradises—and your home for the next six days.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Start Palma / End Mahón
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Refreshingly Active Adventures
Smooth roads and perfect weather that make these islands an ideal destination for anyone traveling on two wheels (and it’s why they’re legendary among cyclists but you don’t need to be a pro to appreciate the stunning views).
Learn about the fascinating history of these islands, from the Romans to the Moors to the modern Catalan culture that thrives here, and enjoy the vibrant farm-to-table cuisine and youthful culture of the cities and countryside.
Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Relax in Mediterranean style and luxury with Spanish wine, fresh-caught seafood and chic hotels with views of the sparkling sea.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Join your Trip Leaders in vibrant Palma, the capital of Mallorca | E-bike through the foothills of the UNESCO-protected Serra de Tramuntana | Enjoy classic Mallorcan cuisine at a rustic family-run restaurant built into the bedrock of the mountains | Window-shop and stop for a coffee in the ancient fortified village of Alcudia | Arrive to picturesque Pollença, a former Roman settlement known for its stunning beaches | Enjoy vistas of olive trees and shimmering beaches from atop your e-bike | Sample Mallorca’s distinctive wines at a local bodega | Enjoy the stunning views and clear sunshine of the world-famous bike route to Cap de Formentor and the incredible Colomer Viewpoint | Relax by the pool at our chic Mediterranean hotel or enjoy the elegant spa | Savor a locally grown dinner in the hotel garden.
A former convent turned sophisticated hotel nestled on a hillside above olive groves and the Bay of Pollença. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)
Take a scenic flight over the Mediterranean to Menorca | Cruise along quiet roads and breathe in the unique atmosphere of Mallorca’s little sister island | Admire classic whitewashed Menorcan farmhouses | Stop in the quaint village of Es Mercadal to try some traditional Menorcan leather sandals, called albarcas | Before enjoying a delicious dinner, sample local beer and cheese with the chef and owner of an artisan brewery | Wander 3,000 years back in time through the ancient ruins of Menorca’s stone-slinging Talaiotic civilization | Leisurely stroll through a 17th-century fishing village | Explore the labyrinthine alleyways of postcard-perfect Binibèquer | Bring your island-hopping adventure to a close in beautiful Mahón.
Luxuriously renovated traditional Menorcan farmhouses, vineyards and an elegant use of indoor-outdoor space create an oasis at this quintessentially Mediterranean retreat. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.
Dolce Tempo: What to Expect
Our e-bike tours make adventuring by bike a breeze—perfect for beginners, occasional bikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world by bike. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS-supported routes, your day unfolds according to your agenda, not someone else's. Easygoing daily routes are typically 2-4 hours of biking per day, approximately 10-30 miles. Our custom electric-assist bikes* allow you to pedal effortlessly.
Most of our rides on this trip are on quiet country roads with almost no cars, except for one or two routes with a little more traffic. The Backroads support van will intersect with the routes at strategic points.
Available Bike Options
On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below.
- All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
- Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
- Snacks and beverages between meals
- Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
- Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
- Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
- Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
- All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
- Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
- On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
- Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
- Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
- Park and other entry fees
- Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
- Select coach transfers
- Baggage transfers and porterage
While biking and hiking and kayaking trips are at the core of popular adventure travel offerings, they are not for everyone. So Backroads, a company that has long been the leader in active travel trips, has come up with an array of softer adventures for 2021.