Guadalest reservoir with turquoise blue waters in the province of Alicante, Spain
Two bikers on e-bikes.
6 people sitting around dinner table
Backroads leaders posing with bikes.
Group of cyclists standing around an e-bike.
Cibeles fountain in Madrid, Spain
E-bike leaned on kickstand at side of the road.
San Pedro Church in Cuenca at sunset, Spain
Plate of seafood Paella
View of colorful houses in Cuenca, Spain
Denia Torre del Gerro tower in Las Rotas of Alicante Mediterranean Spain
Aerial view of olive groves and cereal fields, Toledo province, Castilla La Mancha Autonomous Community, Spain, Europe
Gothic cathedral of Cuenca, Spain.
Beautiful panorama of Altea's cityscape and the mediterranean sea.
Street of Altea old town in Spain.
Picturesque and narrow street in Bocairent, town in Valencia
Aerial view of Spanish town Cuenca
Red wine glasses from worm's eye view
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Spain's Madrid to Valencia Easygoing E-bike Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey - Wine & Paella from Dramatic Gorges to Mediterranean Beaches

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $4,999 - $5,099 pp dbl occ

($1,400 for sgl occ)

As you make your way from Madrid to Valencia, you're in for a treat at every turn. Magnificent karst cliffs and pine tree forests. A medieval town or a whitewashed village close to the sea. Superb wines and fresh paella while you watch a colorful sunset. Let the region's historical charms, cultural arts and splendid scenery put you in a tranquilo state of mind.

Spain Madrid to Valencia Easygoing E-bike Tour
Spain Madrid to Valencia Easygoing E-bike Tour


Start Madrid / End Valencia

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


Refreshingly Active Adventures
E-bike from Madrid, the capital of Spain, through Castilla-de-la-Mancha and Valencia’s Costa Blanca.

Immersive Travel
Discover World Heritage Cuenca and marvel at stunning natural wonders in Ciudad Encantada (the Enchanted City).

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Savor authentic paella in Valencia, the birthplace of this beloved dish. Vacation at hotels awash with Spanish elegance.


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

From Madrid, Spain’s modern capital, get a taste of the beautiful Castilian countryside on an relaxed ride | The approach to the World Heritage City of Cuenca—with its sublime perch between two river gorges—is nothing short of jaw-dropping | Enjoy spectacular views of the city and a nice glass of wine on the patio of our hotel, a restored 16th-century convent | E-bike along a stunning tranquil road into the Sierra de Cuenca, admiring the karst landscape | Pause for lunch and exploration in Ciudad Encantada, an extraordinary outdoor rock “museum” created by natural forces | Savor dinner in charming Cuenca. 

Exterior image of the Parador de Cuenca hotel.
Parador de Cuenca
| Premiere Hotel

Boasting the “best views of the city,” this restored Dominican convent is now a dreamy hotel with infusions of grandeur and an enviable location. (pool) 

Day 3

Spin along gently rolling hills and past vineyards to the colorful Alforins wine region, known as the “Tuscany” of Valencia | Enjoy a memorable visit to a local winery and learn how grape varietals and traditional winemaking techniques have helped elevate Valencia to a terroir of note | In the stunning village of Bocairent, admire Covetes dels Moros, a collection of ancient caves built into the rock face.

Exterior view of the Hotel Ferrero at night.
Ferrero Boutique Hotel
| *Casual Hotel

Settle in at this restored farmhouse situated amid lush manicured gardens, orchards and walking paths. (pool, spa)  

Days 4-6

A spectacular route takes you to picturesque Mediterranean villages on the Costa Blanca | The region's smooth roads, beautiful terrain and temperate climate make it an excellent place to e-bike | Climb to the mountaintop village of Guadalest, a Moorish city dating to the 11th century | A cobbled street lined with flower-bedecked houses leads to the town’s most prominent feature, Castell de Guadalest | Unwind at our paradisiacal hotel | Soak up grand scenery on a smooth ride to a hilltop town overlooking the coastline | In picturesque Dénia, indulge in paella by the sea—nothing compares to the original! | The stunning blue-green color of the Guadalest reservoir is a sight you won’t soon forget from our final ride.  

Exterior view of Vivood Landscape Hotel
Vivood Landscape Hotel
| Premiere Hotel

The landscape itself dictated the design of this award-winning sustainable luxury hotel with modular buildings set among trees, terraces of olive trees and nature trails. (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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Activity Level: 1-3

Our Dolce Tempo e-biking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-4 hours of e-biking per day. Our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Daily Activity Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 2 | 22 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 32 miles* | 3600 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 2 | 28 miles* | 2000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles* | 3000 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 2 | 25 miles* | 2700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 35 miles | 3500 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 3 | 30 miles* | 3800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 42 miles* | 4500 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 15 miles | 2200 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e‑bikes (shown below). If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you’ll have the option after booking to select a different bike in your Backroads account.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

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.


In order to bring you the best of both regions of Castilla & Valencia, we’ve strategically woven shuttles into our itinerary, including one three-hour shuttle on Day 3 of the trip.

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