Mallorca

Mallorca – Mediterranean Road Bike Tour

From: 950.00

Mallorca is one of the prime road biking destinations in the world. Many professionals choose to train here. It has so much to offer. Flat riding, great mountain ascents, coast and countryside.

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 road biking destinations in the world. Many professionals choose to train here. It has so much to offer. Flat riding, great mountain ascents, coast and countryside.

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 and we ride through the Mallorcan countryside with narrow lanes, windmills and almond trees. An ascent takes us to the Santuari de Cura with tremendous panoramic views. Towns of Lluccmayor and Porreres, followed by another ascent to the Santuari de Monti-Sion. Then it’s back to the coast and the beach resort of Colonia de Sant Jordi at the end of the magnificent Es Trenc beach.  (approx 84km)
  3. Colonia de Sant Jordi to Porto Cristo – First we pass Ses Salines, where the Romans extracted salt. A short tour takes us to the lighthouse set on beautiful 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. From here we head inland and from Felanitx, two beautiful climbs lead to the Castell de Santueri and the Santuari de la Mare de Déu de Sant Salvador. 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 106km or 65km)
  4. Porto Cristo to Cala Ratjada – Another delightful ride to the charming resort of Cala Ratjada. An inland loop leads to Manacor, home to the Rafael Nadal Academy and Museum Xperience.  Back along the coast 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 115km or 82km)
  5. Cala Ratjada to Port de Pollença – Artà is a charming village of narrow medieval streets, cafés and a fine 15th century fortress. A beautiful 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 130km or 97km)
  6. Port de Pollença to Port de Pollença –  Today’s ride is somewhat shorter than usual and takes us out to the Cape of Formentor lighthouse. This is one of the most famous routes on the island and 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. The first ascent leads to Lluc and its famous monastery. Then the famous descent of Sa Calobra. It’s one way, so if we descend then we have the pleasure of doing one of the most famous climbs in the world back up to the top. 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 88km or 64km)
  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 92km or 63km)
  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