Vuelta de Mallorca Road Cycling
Spain, Bike - Road Cycling, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,075 (land only) - from $1,475 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group's hotel accommodation in Can Pastilla. The group hotel is 10 minutes from Palma de Mallorca Airport and taxi transfers are simple and cheap to arrange on the spot. In the evening, you will be met by the guide who will give a trip briefing and sort out any hire bikes. KE Land Only package services begin with dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Our first day-ride takes us up into the western part of the Tramuntana, through the village of Santa Maria and up into the 'land of the rising sun' via the picturesque village of Bunyola Orient.. There are lots of hairpins and small settlements, before a rapid descent through Alaro and back to the starting point on the Playa. Ride distance 100 km (62.5 miles).
Day 3: Today we cross the island from south to north, via Llucmajor and Algaida with countless windmills along the way. We bike between typical Mallorcan dry-stone walls as we cross the undulating agricultural region of Es Pla. Overnight in Can Picafort on the Bay of Alcudia. Ride distance 75 km (47 miles).
Day 4: This stage leads to the geographical center of the island at Sineu and to Petra, where the market place is a popular meeting point for cyclists. Pleasant riding amongst groves of olive and almond trees. We spend a second night at the hotel in Can Picafort. Option to take a rest day today. Ride distance 95 km (59 miles).
Day 5: An exciting day's ride, as we follow the north-eastern coast via Alcudia and Porto Pollenca. Then, we take the mountain road to Cap Formentor, through tunnels and with amazing coastal views, to the very tip of the island. We return via Pollenca to the hotel in Can Picafort. Ride distance 100 km (62.5 miles).
Day 6: Today's ride takes us back up into the Tramuntana again, via the island's spiritual centre at Lluc Monastery. We also pass the reservoirs of Blue Gorge and Cuber and cross the Col de Puig Major (900m), before descending to the coast and our hotel at Port de Soller. Ride distance 100 km (62.5 miles).
Day 7: A brilliant day of coastal riding, through the picturesque villages of Deia and Valldemossa. There are options to shorten or lengthen the ride, as we make our way back to Palma and our seaside hotel in Can Pastilla. Ride distance 100 km (62.5 miles).
Day 8: KE Land Only package services end after breakfast. Taxis can be arranged directly at the hotel and the journey to the airport takes just 10 minutes.