Rainbow over San Juan Islands
Introducing Dolce Tempo From Backroads
Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour San Juan Islands
Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour San Juan Islands
Starfish in tide pools in San Juan Islands
Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour San Juan Islands
Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour San Juan Islands
San Juan Islands Multi-Adventure Tour
Lighthouse in Lime Kiln State Park in Washington
Biker wearing Backroads jersey looking out over lakes and mountains
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Easygoing E-bike Tour Whidbey, Orcas & San Juan Islands

Dolce Tempo Journey in Washington's Puget Sound

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,149 pp dbl occ

($950 for sgl occ)

Retreat to the islands of the Pacific Northwest, where the breezes are cool and the vibe is calm. Ride along driftwood beaches and amid old-growth trees. Lose track of time wandering enchanting waterfronts and expansive forests. And catch glimpses of whales and bald eagles in between. Take your time and soak up the hidden gems of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. 

Washington San Juan Islands Easygoing Biking Tour
Washington San Juan Islands Easygoing Biking Tour


Start Mukilteo / End La Conner

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Island hop with your e-bike and experience the most of the sea and land. Relish views of the Olympic Mountains, shimmering ocean waters and secluded bays as you pedal and ferry from island to island.

Immersive Travel
Experience the nature and beauty that fills every corner of the region. Breathe in the scent of cedar trees. Feel the salty bay air. And awaken to the peaceful rhythm of waves on the shore.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Slip into that laid-back pace of life at exquisite waterfront hotels. Take a dip in the pool, relax at the spa or cozy up in your room. All while savoring fresh seafood and local fare along the way.

Introducing Dolce Tempo From Backroads
Dolce Tempo
San Juan Islands Multi Adventure
San Juan Islands Multi Adventure
The Backroads Experience
The Backroads Experience
Backroads Trip Leader
Meet Our Leaders


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Glide through pristine waters on a ferry to peaceful Whidbey Island | Take in views from rugged coastal bluffs of the sound and Olympic range | Bike past picturesque farmland dotted with rustic barns | Stroll Langley's enchanting waterfront and relax at our idyllic island retreat.

Inn at Langley
Inn at Langley
| Premiere Hotel

Sensational views of the Saratoga Passage and refined décor are just some of this elegant waterfront inn's many charms.

Days 2-3

Hop on your e-bike and enjoy peek-a-boo harbor views and shaded forested roads on a scenic ride around San Juan Island’s Pear Point | Watch for majestic orcas and humpbacks | Peruse tide pools and discover sea life in False Bay | Pedal along San Juan's stunning western shore, pausing to marvel at views of Haro Strait before enjoying a gorgeous descent to South Beach | Sea kayak through peaceful inlets, home to harbor seals and otters | Unwind at our cozy boutique hotel overlooking the harbor.

Roche Harbor Resort, San Juan Island, Washington
Roche Harbor Resort
San Juan Island
| Premiere Hotel

Located in the charming waterfront hamlet of Roche Harbor, this popular island destination has hosted guests since 1886, when it was part of a lime works and company town. (pool) 

Days 4-6

Hop on a private water taxi to Orcas Island, known for rocky shores and dense forest | Hike in Moran State Park, a nature lover's paradise and home to magnificent wooded landscapes | Ferry across vibrant blue water to Anacortes and spend some time exploring Old Town | Rest and relax at our welcoming oasis in La Conner | Ride a waterfront bike path with views for days | Enjoy the morning sun as you ride a quiet route in the famed Skagit Valley.

Channel Lodge
Channel Lodge
​La Conner
| *Casual Hotel

A comfortable hotel with private balconies and beautiful vistas of the boats and birdlife residing in Swinomish Channel. 

Dates & Prices

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.


Route notes

The San Juan Islands' landscape is characterized by constant rises and valleys. Some sections of chip-sealed pavement may feel a bit rougher than riding on traditional asphalt roads.

*Prefer to pedal without power? Regular road bikes are available by request, ask your Trip Consultant.

What's Included

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. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Also Included

  • 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

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Ferry Transfers

To bring you to our favorite parts of this region, we make liberal use of ferry transfers on this trip. You'll be on board a ferry for many of the days on this trip as we island-hop like the locals do. Consider this an opportunity to view some spectacular marine scenery (and occasional wildlife!) while relaxing before your next activity.

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