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Mallorca - Cycling holiday

Mallorca - Discover the lesser known sides of the popular island

Mallorca is known for its beach tourism, but if you look outside the resorts at the beach, the island has amazingly great nature to offer. Standing on steep cliffs overlooking the quiet azure blue bays, far away from the vibrant city life, you will see the Mallorcan charm. In the hills on the inner island, the sound of the old mills slowly turning, along with the buzzing sound of cicadas, that almost sounds as if the island is whispering sweet words to people listening.
Both the coast and the inner island, each have their own charm, and you will get acquainted with both of them. In Dragon Caves of Porto Cristo, you will see how creative and sometimes bizarre the natural architecture can be. You will discover picturesque fishing villages and glistening salt lakes, and there will be many opportunities to swim and sunbathe without having to book a sunbed many hours in advance.

The different stages of the tour is a easy to moderate level 2 tour. There will be some good ascents, which will be followed by pleasant descents, and on the most difficult part of the route, you will be transported by bus. The cycling mostly takes place on quirt sideroads, smaller roads and trails to avoid traffic as much as possible.

It is on this trip possible to rent an electric bicycle. Using a small electric motor it helps you get up to speed, as long as you are active in the pedals. This will leave you with more energy to enjoy the beautiful landscape, even when cycling uphill.

  • Accommodation in tourist class 3 and 4 star hotels
  • 6 x half board with buffet (in Port de Sóller only breakfast)
  • The sight of glittering, colorful salt lakes
  • The ruins of the approximately 3000 years old homes in Capocorp Vell
  • Beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear azure blue waters inviting for a swim
  • The prettiest town square of Mallorca, located in Santa Margalida.
  • Mountain landscape through the Sierra de Tramuntana
  • Nostalgic ride on the old tram from Sòller to Palma
  • Guided tour of the old neighborhood of Palma 

 

Overview
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Day 1 Arrival in Playa de Palma

Upon arriving at Palma de Mallorca, it is most convenient to take a taxi from the airport to your first hotel in Playa de Palma (about 5-10 km.) 

Day 2 Playa de Palma- Colònia Sant Jordi (50 km.)

The day starts with a welcome meeting in the reception, where a local collaborator will inform about the practical side of your cycling holiday.
The first cycling stage will lead you along the coast to Capocorp Vell - The empire of the Cyclops. These are the remains of the original inhabitants cottages, which date back to about 1000 years BC, and it is certainly worth a visit. Typical Mallorcan windmills show you the way to the salt area at Llevant with lakes glistening pink and white in the sunlight. The day will end in Sant Jordi, where beautiful sandy beaches with crystal clear azure waters awaits. Here it is ideal to end your day with a swim.

Day 3 Colonia Sant Jordi - Porto Cirsto (60 km.)
On this day you will cycle through the village of Ses Salines, which is named after the nearby rich natural mineral area.  In addition to providing the lakes of beautiful colors the minerals are also attracts birds, including a large number of waders and shorebirds that while migrate from Africa to their breeding areas in Europe, makes a stopover here. From Ses Salines the road leads you directly to a botanical garden. You will also pass the cliff-lined bay of Cala Santanyi with its nice small sandy beach. 
Later you cycle through small fishing villages to the well known natural bridge Es Pontas, situated just off the coast. At Porto Cristo you can discover the Dragon Caves with their incredible formations.
Day 4 Porto Cristo - C'an Picafort (65 km.)
On the fourth day you will be cycling through the small local town of Son Carrio to Manacor, which is known as the home of the production of Mallorcan ceramics and clay beads. Later the route will lead you thorugh Santa Margalida, a village that has the prettiest square in Mallorca. An important part of a cycling holiday on Mallorca, is the coffee breaks, which can be enjoyed at the charming cafes found in the small villages, and the square in Santa Margalida is ideal for just such a break. From here you will cycle through one of the most interesting landscapes on the island, until reaching C'an Picafort. 
 
Day 5 Port de Pollenca / Alcudia (45 km.)

On the fifth day you do not have to pack up you things, as you are staying another night in the hotel in C'an Picafort. Today's cycling route runs through a nature reserve for birds, and further on to Pollensa, an ancient Roman port town. Later you will continue the cycling along the coast to Alcúdia, which is the oldest town in Mallorca, and the place from where the Romans in 123 BC conquered the island, as they went ashore from the sandy beaches of the bay. From here you head back to the hotel.

Day 6 C'an Picafort - Port de Sóller (50 km. + Bustransfer)

On the bikes you will cycle to the inner island through the towns of Muro and Inca, until reaching the mountain landscape of Sierra de Tramuntana. Where the mountain range is at its highest, it reaches 1,447 meters/ 4,747ft. above sea level.  A bus will first take you to the Lluc Monastery, and then to a point situated 1,200 meters /3,937ft. above sea level. From here you continue the cycling journey through one of the most beautiful villages in Spain - Fornalutx. You will continue to the charming fishing village of Port de Sóller, passing orange and lemon groves on the way. 

Day 7 Port de Soller - Playa de Palma (about 10 km + tramride)

This day begins with a nostalgic ride on the old tram, taking you through the vally of oranges, over spectacular bridges and through 13 tunnels on the 27 km journey, that winds down to the capital Palma. Here you will go on a guided tour of the old part of the city. Afterwards, you will cycle the short stretch along the coast Playa de Palma.

Day 8 Departure

After breakfast you will be checkin out of the hotel for departure.

Prices includes

  • Accommodation 8 days / 7 nights at 3-4 star hotels
  • Breakfast buffets
  • 6 x half board with buffet (in Port de Sóller only breakfast)
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • A welcome briefing with relevant information of the tour
  • Well-planned route and route descriptions, including route maps, oveview maps, info on tourist attractions and important phone numbers
  • Although the tour is self-guided, you will meet with a local guide a couple of times during the trip
  • A special Paella lunch incl. wine (usually takes place in Fornalutx on the day 6)
  • Bus transfer over the Tramuntana mountains, stopping at the Lluc Monastery
  • Nostalgic ride on the old tram from Sòller to Palma
  • A guided city tour in through the old part of Palma de Mallorca
  • GPS tracks available
  • Service hotline available for the full duration of the tour
Not included
  • Transportation to the starting destination in Italy
  • Bicycle rental. € 110 p.p (Electric bicycle € 200 p.p)
  • Cancellation and Travel Insurance.
EUR 900.00

Practical info

Price info
Note: 
The price is based on at least two participants accommodated in a double or twin room.
Please note that it is 'land only' prices.
On this tour you are on your own without a tour guide. We have arranged for overnight stays, route descriptions and maps, but you must organise your own transportation to the starting point of the destination.
 
In 2016, the tour runs form Friday to Friday and Sunday to Sunday starting in the two periods from March 4th to June 19st. And from September 2th to October 16th. It is also possible to book an early tour Friday, February 12th, if you want to experience the blossoming of the beautiful almond trees (The intinerary on this date may have small variations of the mentioned program - mainly on the 1. and 2. cycling stages).
 
 
Transportation
Note: Please note that transportation to and from the destination is NOT included in the package, and that you have to make sure to book your own flight. This is easily done online. It is your responsibility to ensure that the flight schedule fits start and end dates of your trip. We recommend that you book the trip with us before you buy your plane tickets. 
There are direct flights to Palma Mallorca from a lot of the larger airports in Europe.
Upon arrival at Palma de Mallorca airport, it is the easiest way to take a taxi directly from the airport to the first hotel in Cala Blava (about 10 km). 
 
Trip grading

The route runs on on good roads and is of moderate severity - level 2, with a few longer elevations. You cycle as much as possible on quiet roads, with limited amount of traffic. You can read more about our grading system here.

Cancellation insurance

Cancellation Insurance is the customer's own responsibility. When you book a trip with us, you should consider whether you want to take out cancellation insurance against sudden illness, or whether you are already covered. You have to arrange the cancellation insurance in you home country.

Travel insurance

We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by a necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.

Passports and visa

It is the customer’s responsibility to have a valid passport. It is also the customer’s responsibility to seek and obtain any necessary visa for travelling to the booked destination. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected return. Note that there may be special visa requirements for different foreign nationalities. Please note that processing time for visas to some countries may be several weeks. Mountain Adventures have no responsibility for any lack of travel documents. Be aware of any transit visa requirements.

Vaccinations

We advise you to contact a medical specialist or your personal doctor or a licensed vaccination clinic. In case vaccination is recommended it is advised to bring your vaccination certificate when traveling.

Trip notes

When booking the trip, you will receive all relevant pre-tour information. On individual self-guided tours trip notes, maps and other destination material will be given to you upon arrival at the hotel.

Trip notes

When booking the trip, you will receive all relevant pre-tour information. On individual self-guided tours trip notes, maps and other destination material will be given to you upon arrival at the hotel.

Bike rental

The bikes are unisex, chosen due to its strong quality combined with maximum comfort. The bikes are equipped with lights, luggage racks, mud guards, 21 Shimano gears, a lock and a comfortable saddle. Furthermore, there is attached a water-repellent bag on the luggage rack and handlebars, and in addition you will receive a small repair kit, with relevant tools, a spare bicycle tube and a pump. 

In order to individually adjust the bikes to fit you, it is important that you inform us the body height of all participants in the "comments" box when booking the trip. 
 
Bike rental costs € 110,- per person for the entire week.
 
Electric bikes
On this trip it is also possible to rent an electric bike, which will make it possible to cross the terrain with a smile. If your legs gets tired, the electric motor will support you, so you do not fall behind.
It does not require any previous experience to ride an electric bike. As long as you keep the pedals going, the electric motor will assist you to reach a maximum speed of 25 km/h. The motor is powered by a removable, rechargeable battery with a reach of 120-180 km per load. Electric bikes comes with the same equipment as the regular bikes. 
Rental of an electric bike is € 200,- for the entire week.
 
Climate

It can be difficult to plan a trip according to the weather, but to give an idea of the local climate, see data below:

Statistics for Mallorca as seen on www.yr.no

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