Spain Guided Biking / Mallorca

Tour Dates: 10 days, October 7 – 16, 2022

Mallorca is an amazing island that is widely regarded as a cyclist’s paradise offering quiet roads, breathtaking panoramas, comfortable rural hotels, great food and wine and almost year round sunshine.

Mallorca is an amazing island that is widely regarded as a cyclist’s paradise offering quiet roads, breathtaking panoramas, comfortable rural hotels, great food and wine and almost year round sunshine. With its smooth tarmac, steady gradients, snaking climbs and spectacular descents, you can see why many professional cyclists are based here and do their winter training on the mountains of the island.

This cycle tour crosses the Tramuntana Mountains on the north-west of Mallorca, and includes the classic routes to Cap de Formentor, Sa Calobra and Puig Major. You will take in the most beautiful climbs on the island.

Tour Difficulty

This tour is rated as moderately challenging; though the distances are not too long, you can always add extra mileage.

  • Difficulty: Very Hilly
  • Road Conditions: Smooth & Paved
  • We offer carbon road bikes, hybrid bikes and electric bike rentals on this tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Beautiful coastline riding
  • Great mountain scenery with amazing downhill switchbacks
  • Historical villages
  • Great food and wine

2022 Price: €2850 Euros pp double occupancy

Single Supplement: €250 Euros

Bike Rentals: Carbon Road Bike /  €180Euros, Hybrid  Bike / €140Euros, Electric bike / €180Euros

Price Includes:
  • 9 night’s accommodations with 9 dinners and 9 breakfasts
  • Transfer to Palma airport at the end of tour
  • local cycling guide, van support and luggage transfers
  • map with route directions and GPS tracks
Price Does Not Include:

International flights, lunches, beverages at dinner, bike rentals, airport transfer to hotel on Day 1.

Itinerary

Please note: We have longer riding options available for each day.

Day 1 – Arrival in Palma de Mallorca 

Arrival in the capital of the island and transfer to the beachfront hotel. Ca’n Pastilla has an excellent long beach and a fantastic cycle path along the promenade leading to the beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the beach or visiting the city.

  • Accommodation: Can Pastilla

Day 2 – Palma de Mallorca to Colonia de Sant Jordi   Distance: 76 km

From Ca’n Pastilla, we head south-east along the cycle path of the beautiful Bahía de Palma. Then the route turns inland and we ride through the Mallorcan countryside with narrow lanes, windmills and almond trees. An ascent takes us to the Santuari de Cura with tremendous panoramic views. Towns of Lluccmayor and Porreres, followed by another ascent to the Santuari de Monti-Sion. Then it’s back to the coast and the beach resort of Colonia de Sant Jordi at the end of the magnificent Es Trenc beach.

  • Accommodation: Sant Jordi

Day 3 – Colonia de Sant Jordi to Porto Cristo  Distance: 65 km 

First we pass Ses Salines, where the Romans extracted salt. A short side tour takes us to the lighthouse set on beautiful and rocky coastline. Then to the picturesque village of Santanyí, close to the Parc Natural de Mondragó with its rich birdlife and pretty beach of Cala Mondragó.The coastline is one of the most beautiful to be found on any Mediterranean island. Porto Cristo is a charming little resort with the famous Cuevas del Drac nearby. The caves are well worth a visit to enjoy a concert and a unique boat trip on the underground lake.

  • Accommodation: Porto Cristo

Day 4 – Porto Cristo to Cala Ratjada  Distance: 82 km

Another delightful ride to the charming resort of Cala Ratjada. An inland loop leads to Manacor, home to the Rafael Nadal Academy and Museum Xperience.  Back along the coast we have the Cuevas de Artà, with the entrance to the cave overlooking the sea and huge chambers with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. There is a beautiful beach at nearby Canyamel and then the impressive castle of Capdepera. In Cala Ratjada we can spend time at the beach of Cala Agulla or Cala Mesquida or take the road to Cala Gat and the lighthouse of Capdepera with views over to Menorca.

  • Accommodation: Cala Ratjada

Day 5 – Cala Ratjada to Port de Pollença  Distance: 71 km

Artà is a charming village of narrow medieval streets, cafés and a fine 15th century fortress. A beautiful extension takes us to the Ermita de Betlem monastery, with the most spectacular views across the sea towards Alcúdia and Formentor. Then the huge extense of the Bahía de Alcúdia with the birdlife of the Parc Natural de S’Albufera and the fantastic beach of Playa del Muro, Next is the village of Alcúdia with its medieval walls and Roman ruins of Pollentia, the spectacular bay of Pollença and our hotel in Port de Pollença where we will spend 2 nights.

  • Accommodation:  Port de Pollença

Day 6 – Port de Pollença to Port de Pollença  Distance: 40 km

Today’s ride is somewhat shorter than usual and takes us out to the Cape of Formentor lighthouse. This is one of the most famous routes on the island and is truly spectacular riding with the impressive cliffs plunging into the deep blue sea. A shorter version take us out to the beach of Platja de Formentor. Alternatively, take a short ride to the beautiful village of Pollença, or just enjoy a free day on the seafront at Pollença with its beautiful promenade lined with pine trees, cafés and restaurants.

  • Accommodation: Port de Pollença

Day 7 – Port de Pollença to Port de Sóller  Distance: 64 km 

The mountains of Sierra de Tramuntana have some of the most spectacular scenery on the island. The first ascent leads to Lluc and its famous monastery. Then the famous descent of Sa Calobra. It’s one way, so if we descend then we have the pleasure of doing one of the most famous climbs in the world back up to the top. It is possible to take a boat from the bottom to Port de Sóller (sea conditions permitting – recommended to book beforehand). The land route leads through the beautiful villages of Fornalutx and Biniaraix before reaching Sóller and Port de Sóller.   

  • Accommodation:  Port de Sóller

Day 8 – Port de Sóller to Banyalbufar Distance: 56 km

Today’s ride takes us through more spectacular scenery of the Sierra de Tramuntana. Deià is one of the prettiest villages of the sierra and once home to the writer Robert Graves. Valldemossa was home to Chopin and the novelist George Sands. The stunning coastline and olive trees, oranges and lemons and almond trees finally lead us to our final destination where we will spend 2 nights, Banyalbufar, a beautiful village with wonderful views over the coast.

  • Accommodation: Banyalbufar

Day 9 – Banyalbufar to Banyalbufar  Distance: 61 km

Our final ride takes us through more spectacular scenery of the Sierra de Tramuntana. One of the most beautiful rides ever! Follow the coast to Estellencs and then on to Andratx. From here, we turn inland through the hills and passes of the Tramuntana to finally return to spend our second night in Banyalbufar. Enjoy a final dinner in this beautiful village and start planning your next cycling tour.

  • Accommodation: Banyalbufar

Day 10 – Departure from Banyalbufar

Transfer from Banyalbufar to Palma de Mallorca or Palma Airport.