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Two luminous Mediterranean islands. Journey to Mallorca and ride gently rolling roads from the mountains to the sea. Then sail across the sapphire water to Menorca and pedal tranquil routes through idyllic landscapes. Experience authentic villages, elegant hotels, fresh-caught seafood and smooth wines. And end your Spanish adventure with a siesta under a brilliant blue sky.
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.
We meet in the vibrant city of Palma, Mallorca's capital and a living museum of Gothic and Moorish architecture | Head out on world-class cycling routes through the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range | A sensational ride brings us to picturesque Valldemossa, tucked away amid limestone peaks | Enjoy a beachfront lunch—and perhaps an afternoon swim—in the sunny inlet of Sant Elm | Bike past green vineyards and fragrant almond trees into the heart of Mallorca's picturesque wine region | Soak up awe-inspiring views of pine forest, green valleys and dramatic cliff landscapes | Pause in the idyllic ancient towns of Orient, Bunyola and Alaró | Experience the rich flavors of Mallorcan cuisine with dinner in Llucmajor.
This boutique property is housed in a restored 15th-century mansion and features elegantly minimalist rooms with balconies overlooking its lush gardens. (pool, spa)
Hop aboard a short flight bound for Menorca, Mallorca's captivating and lightly populated sister island | Pedal tranquil roads through the island's bucolic landscape | Vacation bliss awaits at Torralbenc, a luxury hotel housed in a traditional whitewashed Menorcan lloc (farmhouse) | Explore bayfront Fornells, a 17th-century fishing village | Wander the narrow alleys of postcard-perfect Binibèquer | Get a taste of the island's past under British rule as you sample gin and learn about its unique history in the Balearics | End your island sojourn in easygoing Mahón, home to one of the world's largest natural ports.
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
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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.