Mallorca is one of the most popular places to bike in Europe, attracting both pros (apparently a favourite destination for team Skye) and touring cyclists, who come for the climate, beaches and endless riding options. Starting from Palma our itinerary includes moderate rides through the traditional countryside of Mallorca, into (and over) the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range (declared World Heritage by UNESCO) which is dotted with charming villages, and finishing in the beachside town of Porto de Pollenca. The hotels are fabulous and the food is exquisite. This island paradise is yours to discover.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?
INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP
6 nights lodging
All breakfasts and 1 dinner
Use of a high quality performance hybrid or road bike and accessories
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Detailed route instructions and maps
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits
Start any dates between February and November.
ARRIVE / DEPART
Casual Accommodation: US $1,600
Single Supplement: US $450
Classic Accommodation: US $1,900
Single Supplement: US $475
Luxe Accommodation: US $2,250
Single Supplement: US $560
Start your exploration of Palma by strolling through the historic center or to the beach. Dine at one of our recommended restaurants. Next day, a moderate option is to cycle east along dedicated bike paths that follows the southern coast past beaches to S’Arenal, Cala Blava and a splendid viewpoint at Cap Blanc before turning north along quiet roads through citrus groves and past fincas. Add-on climb to Puig de Randa if you are so inclined (pardon the pun). If you want to instead explore the hilly western side of the island, another alternative is a loop into the Western Sierra with climbs to Galilea and Andratx, then to Banyalbufar alongthe western coast before descending back to Palma.
Ride Distance: 74 km, elevation gain 390 m or 80 km, gain 2000 m.*
From Palma, our route departs the center utilizing bike paths out of the city. You can choose an add-on option that climbs to Alaro and Orient, or cycle via Bunyola to Soller direct. Either way, the ride is gorgeous. Next day, cycle a loop that includes the pretty town of Valdemossa and the artistic center, Deià. It’s a hilly route but the total gain is not so much that you won’t have extra time to explore Soller in the afternoon.
Ride Distance D3: 36 km, elevation gain 888 m or 80 km, gain 2000 m.*
Ride Distance D4: 52 km, elevation gain 1140 m.*
Departing Soller climb to the charming village of Fornaltx before continuing on (and up) to Puig Mayor, and then to the Santuari de Lluc before descending the col de Femenia to the charming old town of Pollença and Porta Pollença. We provide two options for you today. The first is an out and back ride to the Cap de Formentor lighthouse. It’s a short but hilly route. The other option is to climb up the Col de Femenia back to the Lluc monastery and descend to Campanet before returning to the Port de Pollença via a beach side path.
Ride Distance D5: 64 km, elevation gain 1700 m or 27 km, gain 140 m.*
Ride Distance D6: 40 km, elevation gain 1300 m or 74 km, gain 1170m.*
Depart at your leisure for onward travel. Buses depart frequently (travel time 1h15; cost 13€) Taxis from Porta de Pollenca to the airport at Palma take 40 minutes and cost 120€.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.
This 16th-century mansion hidden away in the historic quarter once belonged to one of Mallorca’s most important families. There is lots of character; a lovely roof terrace, and a leafy courtyard filled with orange and lemon trees. Restaurants are a short stroll away.
This romantic guesthouse is tucked away in a pretty street in the center of Soller. The hotel was designed by Belgian Sebastien (a film producer) and his wife Collette.
This charming inn has just 6 guest rooms – each large, brightly coloured, and clean with funky artwork and stylish décor make this a traveler's favourite.
We like this hotel for its location, wonderful décor, and delightful roof-top deck and courtyards. (swimming pool, spa)
This ultra-stylish hotel is described as ‘retro-chic’ and is located just 2 minutes from the Soller’s pretty main square and a 10-minute tram ride to its scenic port and beach. (swimming pool, restaurant)
An intimate & welcoming hotel with a great location on the beach. The welcome is friendly (especially if you are a cyclist)
A boutique 4-star hotel with rave reviews from guests (#1 on TA), the location is superb and the amenities (library, spa, small pool) make it a great choice in Palma. Alternate - Hotel Can Cera is also an option here –please indicate on the reg. form if this is your preference.
Located in the heart of Soller, this 19th-century mansion and 4-star hotel has just 7 lavish rooms each with magnificent views of the valley. There is a wonderful garden full of citrus, jasmine and Mallorcan flora and an inviting swimming pool. Note – Alternate Hotel Valldemossa, Valldemossa is also an option here –please indicate on the reg. form if this is your preference.
This Relais & Châteaux hotel property which was once a Jesuit monastery has been transformed into a luxurious hotel. Nestled outside of Pollenca with an infinity swimming pool, spa, excellent restaurant and relaxed atmosphere, it is one of the top hotels on Mallorca. Straight Talk - Room booked is a superior double- upgrades on this room type available on request.