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Cycling in Mallorca in Style

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Cycling in Mallorca in Style

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Cycling in Mallorca in Style
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Country
Spain
Activity type
Self Guided Cycling
Duration
8 days & 7 nights
Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Accomodation
Luxury
Availability
April - October

Itinerary

Day 1: Sa Coma
Day 2: Artà
Day 3: C’an Picafort
Day 4: Pollenca/Alcúdia 
Day 5: Centre of Island/Inca 
Day 6: Puig de Inca 
Day 7: Playa de Palma
Day 8: Departure

Overview for Cycling in Mallorca in Style

Often called a cyclist’s paradise, Mallorca attracts thousands of cyclists all year long with its warm weather, vast mixture of terrain and bike-friendly traffic. From beginners and enthusiasts to seasoned pro riders, there is something for everyone on the island.

The tour we offer you is the ultimate mixture of small Mallorcan villages, vast sandy beaches and vibrant resorts. In order to provide you with the most relaxing experience, there are three double overnight stays in comfortable hotels with private pool and spa facilities, where you will be able to enjoy your time between the daily cycling trips. Experience one of the best cycling destinations in Europe in comfort at your own pace!

Highlights

  • Manacor, the pearl town
  • S’Albufera, the nature protection area
  • Orange and olive groves in the inland areas
  • The lively Playa

Itinerary for Cycling in Mallorca in Style

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Day 1: Arrival in Sa Coma

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our local representative and transferred to your hotel in Sa Coma. We recommend an initial stroll along the promenade.

Day 2: Sa Coma – Artà – Sa Coma

In the morning, after a briefing and bike fitting session, you go on a comfortable cycle tour via Sant Llorenc (church Santa Maria del Bellver dating back to the 13th century), through the picturesque hinterland of the island. Well-designed and maintained paths take you to Artà, where you can take on several alleys leading up the hill where this little town was built. Enjoy a unique panoramic view from the pilgrimage church Sant Salvador of the surrounding coastline, hilly landscape, almond plantations and olive groves. Soon you return to the coast and your hotel.

Cycling distance for the day: 40 km

Day 3: Sa Coma – C’an Picafort

You start the day cycling via the quiet village of Son Carrio to Manacor, where you will find the factories producing the famous artificial pearls called Malloricas’. Countless little shops offer hand-made ceramic souvenirs. You continue via Petra and Santa Margalida through one of the most enchanting landscapes of the island to C’an Picafort.

Cycling distance for the day: 65 km

Day 4: C’an Picafort – Pollenca/Alcúdia – C’an Picafort

Today you go on another round-trip starting through the nature reserve S’Albufera to the bay of Pollenca with its Roman harbour, continuing along the coastal path into the oldest town on the island Alcúdia and then back to C’an Picafort for overnight.

Distance for the day: approx. 40 km

Day 5: C’an Picafort – Centre of Island/Inca

You cycle on wonderful paths leading you along the Tramuntanas. The amazing mountain range serves as a backdrop for this valley lined by olive groves. The limestone caves of Campanet are definitely worth a visit. You spend the night in a Hotel Rurales, known for their special charm, kept and run in the traditional Finca style.

Distance for the day: approx. 35-65 km depending on the chosen route

Day 6: Tour around the Puig de Inca

Today’s route takes you around the Puig de Inca, approx. 300 metres in height. You cycle through orange plantations and olive groves to countless Mallorcan villages, their typical stone walls and village squares are the perfect places for a break. We highly recommend you to have a stop in the winegrowers village of Binissalem. This is the place where the most famous Mallorcan wines are pressed and can be sampled in various Bodegas.

Distance for the day: approx. 55 km

Day 7: Centre of Island/Inca – Playa de Palma

Your tour starts in the rural hinterland and leads you through charming little villages. As soon as you reach the coast, the island gets awake and pulsating along the Playa.  A wide variety of restaurants and leisure activities provide an entertaining final day of this holiday.

Distance for the day: approx. 35-65 km depending on the chosen route

Day 8: Departure or Extension

Departure on your own or extension of the programme (upon request).

Hotels for Cycling in Mallorca in Style

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We have carefully hand-picked all places and regularly monitor their quality. We have tried to choose accommodations that offer friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms and local flavour.

Sample hotel list*:

Sa Coma: Hipotel Mediterraneo 4****

Your first accommodation is located in extensive gardens directly by Sa Coma’s sandy beach. You can swim in the sea, in the outdooror indoor swimming pool where there is also a whirlpool, sauna and Turkish bath. The classy rooms are located on the upper floors and offer a fantastic view across the sea from the large balcony.

C’an Picafort: Hotel Platja Daurada 4****

Situated directly along a very long sandy beach, this house guarantees a placid and comfortable stay. A big outdoor pool with deckchairs as well as a lovely indoor pool is at your disposal. The stylish spa area is next to the restaurant, yet another highlight of the hotel.

Campanet: Hotel Rural Monnaber Nou 4****

The building dates back to the 13th century when the Moors were ruling Majorca and is a charismatic witness of the island’s impressive history. Since the 16th century, this building was used as a mansion and so it has always been kept in a good condition. The old stone walls have also been preserved.  On this wonderful premises, you will find an old olive press and a windmill dating back to 1680. Along with the comfortable rooms, there is an outdoor pool, an indoor pool and a spa with a whirlpool, sauna and steam room where you can relax.

Playa de Palma: BG Hotel Java 4****/BG Hotel Caballero 4****/BG Hotel Pamplona 4****

Our selected hotels in Playa de Palma are situated in the district of Can Pastilla, only a few steps away from the sandy beach of Playa de Palma. The capital Palma is also very close. All hotels are equipped with an outdoor area including a freshwater pool and a sun terrace. The rooms are comfortable and well-furnished.

*Note that hotels are subject to availability. In case a particular hotel is fully booked for your desired dates, we will replace it with a hotel of equal value and quality level. We will provide exact accommodation details to you upon booking confirmation!

Meals

Breakfast buffet each day and three buffet dinners in C’an Picafort and Playa de Palma. When no restaurant location is available on route, lunches and snacks should either be bought from local shops, or packed lunch can be pre-ordered from your hotel the night before. You can enjoy the rest of the meals in the charming restaurants along the way.

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Upon arrival at Palma de Mallorca, an airport transfer will take you to Sa Coma (included in the tour price).

Country Info

Up-to-date travel advice on Spain is available here.

Detailed travel information and hints will be provided in your holiday information pack.

Trip Info for Cycling in Mallorca in Style

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Difficulty Grade: Easy to Moderate

The terrain along the route is overall slightly hilly without any longr ascents. You cycle on side roads, rural tracks and also on cycle paths, always with as little traffic as possible. Nearly the entire route is on tarmac (read more about difficulty grades).

Route Navigation

Upon arrival you will receive detailed travel information with route maps, route description, tourist attractions and important telephone numbers.

When to Go

  • This trip is available from 30th March to 22nd June and 31th August to 26th October
  • Departure dates are each Thursday and Saturday
  • Private departure dates are possible upon request

Included for Cycling in Mallorca in Style

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  • Accommodation as listed in the Hotels section
  • Breakfast buffet
  • 3 x half board buffet in C’an Picafort and Playa de Palma
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents (1x per room) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Transfer from airport to hotel on day of arrival
  • Mallorcan lunch snack in Petra
  • GPS tracks
  • 24/7 phone support by our local office / representative

Options and Extras

  • Single-room supplement, where possible (this applies to members of a group who require single-room accommodation)
  • Solo traveller supplement (includes single room accommodation)
  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including bike insurance

Please click the CHECK AVAILABILITY button above to see the price of the holiday and the different options, extras and supplements for your desired dates.

Excluded

  • Flights and departure airport transfer
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks outside the program
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as ‘included’ in the programme
  • Local tourist taxes

Extensions

  • extra night in Sa Coma
  • extra night in Playa de Palma

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