Mallorca

Mallorca – Mediterranean Cycling Paradise

From: 950.00

Mallorca is one of the prime cycling destinations in the world. It has so much to offer. Beautiful villages and a combination of olive trees, pines, farmland, and the stunning coastline with its picturesque villages, crystal clear waters, and beautiful coves.

Arrival date any Saturday from March to October. Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders.

Prices are starting indications, per person, based on two people sharing a twin room, and don’t include bike hire. Please make a booking enquiry for a confirmed price based on your chosen dates and exact requirements.

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Mallorca is one of the prime cycling destinations in the world. It has so much to offer. A great climate which is ideal for cycling right through the season. The landscape is varied – often flat, but with the mountains in the north always close by.

Beautiful villages and a combination of olive trees, pines, farmland, and the stunning coastline with its picturesque villages, crystal clear waters, and beautiful coves. The Mediterranean Sea is always close by and all our hotels on this circuit of the island are seaside hotels.

 

 

 

Itinerary

Example itinerary:
  1. Arrival in Palma de Mallorca – Arrival in the capital of the island and transfer to the beachfront hotel. Ca’n Pastilla has an excellent long beach and a fantastic cycle path along the promenade leading to the beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the beach or visiting the city.
  2. Palma de Mallorca to Colonia de Sant Jordi – From Ca’n Pastilla, we head south-east along the cycle path of the beautiful Bahía de Palma. Then the route turns inland before returning to the coast. This coastline is one of the least commercial in Mallorca due to its many cliffs sculpted by the blue waves of the Mediterranean, with long beaches and tiny coves surrounded by pines and junipers. Take time to enjoy the superb and unspoilt beach of Es Trenc and the salt mines before arriving at Colonia Sant Jordi. (approx 76km)
  3. Colonia de Sant Jordi to Porto Cristo – First we pass Ses Salines, where the Romans extracted salt. A short side tour takes us to the lighthouse set on beautiful and rocky coastline. Then to the picturesque village of Santanyí, close to the Parc Natural de Mondragó with its rich birdlife and pretty beach of Cala Mondragó.The coastline is one of the most beautiful to be found on any Mediterranean island. Porto Cristo is a charming little resort with the famous Cuevas del Drac nearby. The caves are well worth a visit to enjoy a concert and a unique boat trip on the underground lake. (approx 47km)
  4. Porto Cristo to Cala Ratjada -Another delightful ride to the charming resort of Cala Ratjada. The route takes in beautiful coastline and beaches with delightful beach restaurants and cafés. En route, we have the Cuevas de Artà, with the entrance to the cave overlooking the sea and huge chambers with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. There is a beautiful beach at nearby Canyamel and then the impressive castle of Capdepera. In Cala Ratjada we can spend time at the beach of Cala Agulla or Cala Mesquida or take the road to Cala Gat and the lighthouse of Capdepera with views over to Menorca. (approx 46km)
  5. Cala Ratjada to Port de Pollença -Artà is a charming village of narrow medieval streets, cafés and a fine 15th century fortress. An alternative extension takes us to the Ermita de Betlem monastery, with the most spectacular views across the sea towards Alcúdia and Formentor. Then the huge extense of the Bahía de Alcúdia with the birdlife of the Parc Natural de S’Albufera and the fantastic beach of Playa del Muro, Next is the village of Alcúdia with its medieval walls and Roman ruins of Pollentia, the spectacular bay of Pollença and our hotel in Port de Pollença. (approx 53km or 71km)
  6. Port de Pollença to Port de Pollença –  Today’s ride takes us out to the Cape of Formentor lighthouse. This is truly spectacular riding with the impressive cliffs plunging into the deep blue sea. A shorter version take us out to the beach of Platja de Formentor. Alternatively, take a short ride to the beautiful village of Pollença, or just enjoy a free day on the seafront at Pollença with its beautiful promenade lined with pine trees, cafés and restaurants. (approx 40km)
  7. Port de Pollença to Port de Sóller – The mountains of Sierra de Tramuntana have some of the most spectacular scenery on the island. First is the pretty village of Pollença. The first ascent leads to Lluc and its famous monastery (vehicle transfer also possible to save some climbing). Then pass the famous descent of Sa Calobra. It is possible to take a boat from the bottom to Port de Sóller (sea conditions permitting – recommended to book beforehand). The land route leads through the beautiful villages of Fornalutx and Biniaraix before reaching Sóller and Port de Sóller. (approx 62km or 39km)
  8. Port de Sóller to Palma de Mallorca – Our final ride takes us through more spectacular scenery of the Sierra de Tramuntana. Deià is one of the prettiest villages of the sierra and once home to the writer Robert Graves. Valldemossa was home to Chopin and the novelist George Sands. The stunning coastline and olive trees, oranges and lemons and almond trees finally lead us to our final destination, Palma de Mallorca to reflect on a marvellous tour and to start making plans for our next visit to this beautiful island. (approx 63km or 42km)
  9. Departure from Palma de Mallorca – Depart from Palma de Mallorca, or maybe take an extra day or two just to relax and enjoy this lovely city.

Your Bike

A variety of bike options are available:

These bikes are supplied with: helmet (obligatory in Spain), a 40 litre rear luggage rack and pannier (seat post bag for road bikes), mudguards (Trekking and eBikes), odometer, pump, basic toolkit, 0.75 litre water bottle, lock.

Additional information

Length

9 Days/8 Nights

Style

Self-Guided