Vuelta de Mallorca Road Biking
Mallorca & Spain, Bike - Road Cycling, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,255 (land only) - from $1,460 (land only)
Cycling Guide and Vehicle Support
We make a tour of the island from 3 hotel bases, riding many of the best coastal and mountain routes!
- A fantastic road cycling holiday on the island of Mallorca
- Take on the classic, sinuous climbs of Sa Calobra and Sa Bataia
- Bike the amazing cliff-top road to Cap de Formentor
- Ride the switchback roads of the rugged Sierra Tramuntana
- Touring the island, we use three comfortable, coastal hotels
Popular with the pro teams, Mallorca is a brilliant destination for road cycling, with its Mediterranean climate and well-paved coastal and mountain roads. We have set up a week-long itinerary that involves staying in hotels in Ca`n Pastilla (adjacent to Palma), on the Bay of Pollensa in to the north and finally in picturesque Port de Soller on the rugged north-west coastline. With full vehicle support and accompanied by an English-speaking professional cycling guide, we will be able to explore the very best day-rides on this contrasting and colourful Ballearic island. After an introductory ride from Palma, which includes the classic ascent to the monastery on top of the isolated summit of Puig Randa (518m), we will set off on a journey across the island that focuses on its most impressive region (from the perspective of a road cyclist), the Tramuntana Mountains. Three nights at a resort hotel on the Bay of Pollensa allows us the flexibility of a rest day for anyone who chooses to do this. From this convenient coastal location, we will start out with an out-and-back ride to the little seaside village of Sa Calobra, which includes the descent (and ascent) of the section of road of the same name. Regularly used as a test-piece by the pro teams, `Sa Calobra` should be high on any keen road cyclist's list of 'must-do' climbs. We then have a potentially easier day on the cliff-top ride to the northern tip of the island at Cap de Formentor. Then, it's back up into the mountains, as we climb the snaking Coll de sa Bataia and go on to cross the island's highest pass, the Coll de Puig Major (900m), before making the sweeping descent to our hotel in Port de Soller. A coastal ride through Deia and Valldemossa, with amazing coastal and mountain scenery is a great way to conclude this excellent road cycling adventure.
Is this holiday for you?
During 6 days of cycling, we will cover as much as 480 kilometres (300 miles) with a total of around 8000 metres of ascent and descent, largely on well-paved roads and with a cycling guide throughout. There is the option on Day 4 or 5 to spend a rest day at the hotel on the Bay of Pollensa and the final day of riding can be cut short with a more direct route from Port de Soller via Valldemossa to Palma and Ca`n Pastilla. On our journey around the island we are totally supported - at the start of the day when the group sets off biking, your kit will be loaded into the support vehicle and transported to the next overnight halt. The support vehicle can also pick up group members wishing to take a break at any time. We must stress that apart from the spares and tools you would take on any day ride you will not be required to carry anything. EXCELLENT BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE LOCALLY