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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
March - June, August - 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 fulfilling experience, you will stay overnight in an urban boutique hotel, in a stylish beach hotel, in a traditional finca and in a historic mansion. Experience one of the best cycling destinations in Europe in comfort at your own pace!

Highlights

  • The famous natural bridge ‘Es Pontas’
  • The Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana
  • 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 Palma de Mallorca

Today you can take in the atmosphere of the island’s capital. In the evening you will meet our local representative for a briefing and bike fitting session.

Day 2: Palma – Colònia Sant Jordi

From the Placa d’Espanya you cycle by the sea and follow the coastal cycle path to Playa de Palma. Continue along the coast to Capocorp Vell, the kingdom of the Cyclops (remains of traditional houses). Wind turbines line your way to the salt fields of Llevant where you see the pink-white shimmering salt lakes. Before you reach your accommodation, you’ll find the white sandy beach ‘Es Trenc’. It’s considered the most beautiful in Mallorca, so take a break or cool off in the deep blue sea.

Cycling distance for the day: 65 km

Day 3: Colònia Sant Jordi – Porreres

Once again, you will love the coastal landscape in the picturesque bay of Cala Santanyi and the famous natural bridge ‘Es Pontas’. As you travel inland things become quieter. You’ll see low stone walls bordering fields. For centuries, the gnarled olive trees in the fields were protected by stately fincas.

Cycling distance for the day: 55 km

Day 4: Campos and the Windmills

Nowhere in the world is there so many windmills in one small area as on Mallorca. In the past they were an important part of agriculture on the island. Their function was either to grind grain or to pump water into the fields. On today’s stage, you will pass some very beautiful examples.

Distance for the day: approx. 40 km

Day 5: Porreres – Alcudia/Alcanada

The route takes you along beautiful paths through olive groves via Sant Joan to Petra. Here a traditional Mallorcan ‘lunch snack’ is prepared for you in a restaurant on the lovely village square. Through one of the most enchanting landscapes of the island, the ‘Pla’, you will cycle to charming Santa Margalida and further on to the coast. It’s not far along the Playa del Muro until you reach your hotel in Alcanada. From here you can enjoy a fantastic view over the bay with it’s almost Caribbean blue sea!

Distance for the day: approx. 55 km

Day 6: Alcudia/Alcanada – Port de Sóller

Accompanied by almond trees you cycle along the World Heritage site of Tramuntana to the ‘leather city’ Inca. From here the transfer bus takes you to the monastery Lluc (visit possible) and further to 1200m above sea level. The departure by bike leads to one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, Fornalutx. There you can enjoy delicious paella in a cosy terrace restaurant. Continue through orange and lemon groves down to Port de Sóller, one of the island’s most charming fishing villages.

Distance for the day: approx. 60 km + bus transfer

Day 7: Port de Sóller – Palma

In the morning take the old tram to Soller. From there the famous train heads up the serpentine line and down through the valley of oranges to the capital of Palma. At the station, our city guide will be waiting to take you on a tour of the beautiful old town.

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*:

Palma: Hotel Som Ars Magna 4****

This urban, boutique hotel is located in the pedestrian area just a few steps from Placa Espanya. Opened in April 2019, it has a modern and tasteful design. The hotel’s own restaurant ‘Melassa’ also offers excellent food. You will be spoiled at breakfast, lunch and dinner with Spanish specialties. There is a small pool on the roof terrace to take a cooling dip after a walk around the city.

Colònia de Sant Jordi: Hotel Honucai 4****

The exotic-looking hotel name is Hawaiian for sea turtle. Subtle luxury is reflected in exotic and
Mediterranean details and offers maximum comfort. It is located right on the beautifully landscaped promenade in the centre of the former fishing village. The open plan restaurant offers excellent food and stunning views of the sea.

Porreres: Finca son Roig 4****

The historic country house, about 5km outside of Porreres, was carefully restored only a few years ago. An oasis of peace and relaxation was created with great attention to detail, while retaining the traditional character. The excellent restaurant is housed in the former wine cellar, where traditional Mallorcan cuisine receives a new interpretation. The classically styled rooms ensure a pleasant stay. After the bike ride, spend time at the luxurious pool in the shade of the lemon trees.

Alcudia/Alcanada: Hotel Som Far 4****

You spend the night once again by the sea. Quiet and with a spectacular cliff-edge location, the hotel impresses with its personal service. The rooms are generous and bright. You can cool down by taking a few steps to the sea or the beautiful hotel pool. From the delightful terrace restaurant, you can enjoy the sunset with Mediterranean specialties.

Port de Sòller: Hotel Es Port 4****

The 17th century stately home is the centre of the Montis family hotel. Immerse yourself in times long gone while relaxing in cosy corners in the historic walls. But there’s modernity here too. In addition to the charming rooms, there’s a large hotel pool, indoor pool and spa area providing plenty of comfort. You can spend time relaxing under lemon, orange and olive trees in the over 40,000m2 garden. In the restaurant, special attention is paid to Mallorcan cuisine.

*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. Half-board supplement (four evening meals) available as an optional upgrade. 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 long 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 27th March to 21st June and from 30th August to 25th October
  • Departure dates are each Friday and Sunday
  • 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
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel documents (1x per room) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • Transfer across the Tramuntana mountains with a stop at the Lluc monastery incl. your bike
  • Trip with the nostalgic train “Red Thunderbolt” from Sóller to Palma
  • Majorcan lunch snack in Petra
  • Special paella lunch incl. wine (usually in Fornalutx)
  • City tour in Palma de Majorca
  • 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 or buffet)
  • 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 airport transfers
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks outside the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Tram from Port de Sóller to Sóller (approx. EUR 6 per person)
  • 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 Palma

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