Visiting: Spain

Hotel & Bike

7 nights from £785 to £1193pp
Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Easy to Moderate i
Standard Superior i
Code SP017
Good For Coasts and Islands, Solo
Distance 171mi/275km
Runs Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct
Departs Fri, Sun
Fly to Palma de Mallorca
Return from Palma de Mallorca

Overview

What to expect

Discover Mallorca’s UNESCO-listed mountains, glistening bays and authentic fishing villages as you cycle around the largest Balearic Island. Cycling in Mallorca is mostly undemanding, with climbs followed by pleasing descents, and you can make use of the occasional bus and tourist trains to gain altitude or cover more distance. When you tour along the coast, you’ll pass steep cliffs, deserted bays and sheltered swimming spots, while the island’s interior is characterised by windmills, orange groves and Mediterranean shrubs.

Historic towns and pretty villages reveal the island’s rich culture, with prehistoric ruins, bead markets and leather shops dotted along the route. A tour of the capital is something to look forward to towards the end of the trip and you’ll visit the medieval walls of the island’s oldest city. Mallorca’s natural history is equally fascinating, with pink salt lakes, natural sea arches and the beautiful Dragon Caves a handful of the highlights, alongside the spectacular beauty of the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains.

 

  • Glistening beaches, orange groves and UNESCO-listed mountains
  • Experience the lovely almond blossoms in February
  • Pink salt lakes, colourful caves, historic cities and sea arches
  • Undemanding cycling with a bus to the mountains

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Playa de Palma

    Make your way to your hotel in Playa de Palma.

  • Day 2: Playa de Palma - Colonia Sant Jordi 34 miles (55 km)

    Set off along the coast to the prehistoric village of Capocorb Vell, the Realm of the Cyclops. Pass Mallorca’s iconic windmills on route to the pink and white salt lakes of Llevant. Arrive at the sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Sant Jordi.

  • Day 3: Colonia Sant Jordi - Porto Cristo and surroundings 34 miles (55 km)

    Cycle through the small town of Ses Salines to reach one of Europe's largest botanical gardens. Visit the picturesque bay of Cala Santanyi and continue through fishing villages to the natural sea arch of Es Pontas. At the resort of Porto Cristo, discover the bizarre shapes and beautiful colours in the Dragon Caves.

  • Day 4: Porto Cristo and surroundings - C’an Picafort 37 miles (60 km)

    Ride through the sedate village of Son Carrio to reach Manacor, a city famous for its markets, beads and pottery. Continue through Santa Margalida, Mallorca’s most beautiful town square, and ride through beautiful island landscapes to the resort of C’an Picafort, where you’ll stay for two nights.

  • Day 5: C'an Picafort - Port de Pollenca/Alcudia - C'an Picafort 28 miles (45 km)

    Make a round trip through a bird park to the Bay of Pollensa, a former Roman port and popular watersports destination. Cycle along the coast to Alcudia, Mallorca’s oldest city, before returning to C’an Picafort.

  • Day 6: C’an Picafort - Port de Soller + bus transfer 31 miles (50 km)

    Cycle inland through the small town of Muro, home to a museum which traces the island’s history, and on to Inca – known for its leatherworks. Reach the UNESCO-listed Serra de Tramuntana Mountains and take a bus to the Lluc monastery, reaching 1200-metres above sea level. Continue through the beautiful mountain village of Fornalutx, where you can enjoy some delicious paella (included in your tour), riding past orange and lemon plantations on your way to the charming fishing village of Port de Soller.

  • Day 7: Port de Soller - Playa de Palma + train ride 6 miles (10 km)

    Hop on the nostalgic "Red Thunderbolt" train and travel through a valley of oranges to the capital city of Palma for a guided walking tour of the lovely old town and cathedral. Continue by bike along the coast to the resort of Playa de Palma for the evening.

  • Day 8: Depart from Palma

    Check out after breakfast and make your way home.

     

    Please Note: Itinerary may be subject to change in February and early March (Almond Blossom time), based on the location of your hotels

Accommodation

4* Hotels & 3* in Port de Soller

We use a pool of hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

  • 4* hotels and one 3* hotel in Port de Soller
  • Half board included (except Port de Soller which is B&B)
  • Secure bike storage
  • Luggage transfers included

Dates & Prices

Please click on a departure date for price options at a glance - 2019 dates on sale

Price includes

  • 7 nights accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • Board basis: Half board - 6 nights (except Port de Soller which is on B&B)
  • Luggage transportation
  • Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)
  • Welcome briefing 
  • Local contact number for assistance
  • Special paella lunch including wine (usually in Fornalutx)
  • Majorcan lunch snack in Petra
  • Transfer over the Tramuntana Mountains with a stop at the Lluc monastery
  • Trip with the nostalgic "Red Thunderbolt" train from Soller to Palma
  • Guided city tour in Palma Mallorca

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmet (mandatory outside of towns)
  • Tourist taxes

Extra nights

  • Playa de Palma - please enquire

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Bike Hire

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag, repair kit, spare inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike

Cycle helmets can be purchased locally if required - please reserve in advance

21 gear unisex bike
Bike hire
£79

Hybrid with 21 or 7 gears

E-bike
E-bike hire
£165

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Palma de Mallorca

Take a taxi from Palma airport to your hotel in Playa de Palma.

Getting back

Take a taxi to Palma de Mallorca airport.

Fly from Palma de Mallorca
 

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Excellent company to organise a trip with. The Majorca tour is perhaps a little tougher than expected for occasional cyclists.

Alan Orbell, Uk, November 2017
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This tour would suit anyone who is moderately fit and who enjoys an activity based holiday. There was a good balance between cycling and other activities and relaxation. I appreciated being able to experience the mountains without having to cycle up them! Overall a very enjoyable holiday.

Sue Price, UK, October 2017

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