Vuelta de Mallorca

A fantastic road cycling holiday on the island of Mallorca




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Holiday Overview


  • 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?

ROAD CYCLING. 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.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at the group hotel in Can Pastilla, a 15-minute taxi ride from Palma de Mallorca Airport.
  • A loop ride, inland to Llucmajor and the monastery on the Puig de Randa (518m). Overnight Can Pastilla.
  • Cycle across the island via the Coll de Honor (550m) and the village of Selva. Overnight Pollensa Bay.
  • Cycle to the Coll dels Reis (682m). Descend and then reascend ‘Sa Calobra’ en route back to Pollensa.
  • Another out and back ride, this time to the tip of the spectacular Cap de Formentor.
  • Cycle up into the Tramuntana, crossing the Col de Puig Major (900m) to Port de Soller.
  • Coastal cycling via Deia and Valldemossa, then traverse the region of Calvia back to Can Pastilla.
  • Departure day.
We sell this holiday on a Land Only basis and recommend that you book your flights to Palma de Mallorca Airport which is the most convenient for transfers to the group hotel. Please refer to Joining Arrangements and Transfers in the trip dossier for further details.

Flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you have received your booking confirmation and the trip is showing 'Guaranteed to Run' or 'Limited'.

If flying from the UK there are a number of low cost airlines offering flights to Palma de Mallorca. These include easyJet who have flights from London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Jet 2 who have flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Midlands, Belfast. Other airports may be available. Click on the 'Flight information' link below for further information on booking low cost airlines. Alternatively, if you would prefer to book a 'flight inclusive package' using scheduled airlines from the UK please contact our flights department for a quote. Whilst flight prices are likely to be more expensive you will benefit from full financial protection.

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Map & Itinerary

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Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at the group hotel in Can Pastilla, a 15-minute taxi ride from Palma de Mallorca Airport.

    Meet at the group's hotel accommodation in Ca’n Pastilla. The group hotel is 15 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.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

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  • A loop ride, inland to Llucmajor and the monastery on the Puig de Randa (518m). Overnight Can Pastilla.

    As a warm-up ride, we complete a loop from our hotel that gives a great introduction to cycling on Mallorca. From Ca’n Pastilla, we follow the coast road alongside Palma Bay for about 5 kilometres, before heading inland through agricultural land, with drystone walls, fields of crops and the occasional windmill, to the town of Llucmajor. During our ride, we can see the day’s principal objective looming ahead of us. The Puig de Randa (518m), ofter referred to by cyclists as ‘The Pig’ is an isolated mountain visible from all over this part of Mallorca. There are 2 roads to the summit and we make our ascent via the more challenging southern approach, which involves a climb of 325 metres over a distance of 5.5 kilometres. At the summit, there’s a car park, a monastery and a cafe. During the whole of the top part of the climb, we have great views across the island. Descending the Puig’s west side, we loop around northwards to the pretty little town of Algaida, with its narrow streets, green-shuttered houses and impressive old windmill. Here, we turn back towards the sea and complete our ride via Sant Jordi to our hotel in Ca’n Pastilla.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

    • Ascent 700m

    • Distance 64km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 700m

    • Time 5 hrs cycling

  • Cycle across the island via the Coll de Honor (550m) and the village of Selva. Overnight Pollensa Bay.

    Today’s ride starts out by heading northwards into the western part of the Tramuntana Mountains. We soon leave the development of Palma behind and have great views towards the forested foothills of Mallorca’s highest summits. We gain height easily to the picturesque village of Bunyola, then begin a great little climb of around 300 metres over a distance of 7 kilometres to the Coll d’Honor (550m). This is a lovely section of road, with shading trees and very little traffic. The descent from the pass is short and steep with tight turns and care is needed with the road surface in places. Soon, the road levels out and we ride through a beautiful valley to the village of Orient, a good place for a cafe stop. Beyond Orient, the road climbs briefly, before we begin a long descent towards Alaro, with towering limestone cliffs high up on both sides of the road. We turn off before Alaro and begin a long traverse which takes us below the Tramuntana (on our left side) and on minor roads, through a succession of small towns and villages, including Selva and Campanet. Generally descending, this is very pleasant riding on back-lanes used more by cyclists than motorists. Close to Pollensa, we ride 2 kilometres on the potentially busier MA2200, then cross a level, fertile plain to reach our hotel at the southern end of the Bay of Pollensa. Great views (especially at sunset) across the bay to the rocky ridge of Cap de Formentor.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

    • Ascent 1100m

    • Distance 85km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1100m

    • Time 6 hrs cycling

  • Cycle to the Coll dels Reis (682m). Descend and then reascend ‘Sa Calobra’ en route back to Pollensa.

    Today, we have a brilliant ride out-and-back to the tiny cove of Sa Calobra, which is hidden within rocky folds on the north side of Mallorca’s highest peak, Puig Major. Making a reasonably early start, we ride easily north to Port de Pollensa and turn inland to Pollensa, where we pick up the MA10, a spectacular mountain road that runs the length of the Tramuntana. The first 5 or 6 kilometres beyond Pollensa are reasonably level and a great warm-up. We can see the mountains ahead of us, however, and soon begin the ascent of the Coll de Femenia which involves 430 metres of ascent over 7.6 kilometres. Beyond this indistinct col, the road swoops and climbs through a striking landscape of holm oak forest and limestone crags. We pass the turn off to Lluc Monastery and reach a potential cafe stop at the junction with the road coming up from the south (Coll de sa Bataia). After a further 10 kilometres of great riding, we turn off the MA10, climb up to the Coll dels Reis (680m) and make the stunning ‘Sa Calobra’ descent to the sea. This 10 kilometre stretch of steeply hair-pinned road is an engineering marvel and one of the outstanding highlights of Mallorca from a road cyclist’s perspective. Thankfully, there are a couple of cafes down by the rocky beach and we can fuel-up and take it easy for as long as we like, before tackling the ascent (the only way out of here is up). Team Sky and several other pro teams have adopted Sa Calobra as a part of their off-season training – and it’s easy to see why – it’s a brilliant climb. Our return ride to the Bay of Pollensa gives us the chance to enjoy this superb route in reverse and a particular highlight is the descent from the Coll de Femenia, with sweeping bends and a great road surface for the most part. We spend a second night at our hotel beside Pollensa Bay.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

    • Ascent 1900m

    • Distance 106km

    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1900m

    • Time 7 hrs cycling

  • Another out and back ride, this time to the tip of the spectacular Cap de Formentor.

    Looking out from our hotel across Pollensa Bay, we can see the rocky promontory of Cap de Formentor which extends to Mallorca’s northernmost point. Amazingly, a road has been constructed to the lighthouse at the end of the peninsula and this provides yet another brilliant cycling challenge. Today, anyone in need of a rest, can choose to take it easy at the hotel, or to walk into nearby Alcudia. Again, we will have an early start to make the most of quieter roads on this popular route. Setting off after breakfast, we ride easily to Port de Pollensa and then make the first, 250 metre climb of this short, but lumpy route. We are in no rush today and there are lots of places where it would be remiss not to stop and take in the views. Descending to sea-level at Formentor, we climb again above 200 metres, then it’s up and down on a narrow road, all the way to the lighthouse. We have time to catch our breath, before making the return ride to our hotel, which we should reach around lunchtime. The remainder of the afternoon is free, with the option to take it easy or to go for a leisurely spin southwards alongside the Bay of Alcudia.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

    • Ascent 980m

    • Distance 58km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 980m

    • Time 5 - 6 hrs cycling

  • Cycle up into the Tramuntana, crossing the Col de Puig Major (900m) to Port de Soller.

    An easy start to today’s ride as we follow (in reverse) the quiet back-lanes that ended our ride on Day 3. Then, from the tranquil ochre-hued houses of Caimari (and maybe a cafeine stop there) we tackle another of Mallorca’s classic climbs, the Coll de sa Bataia. Rising up some 430 metres in 8 kilometres, mostly through oak and pine forest, this one is never too steep and officially ends at the junction with the MA10. From here, we continue our ride to the Sa Calobra turn off, where there is the option of another cafe break, before we set out towards the Coll de Puig Major (900m) and Mallorca’s highest road. This last section of climbing involves 300 metres of ascent over 7.5 kilometres and leads by way of a couple of pretty reservoirs – Gorg Blau and Cuber. At the top, we can admire the views and reflect on the fact that it’s all downhill from here. Dropping more than 800 metres to Soller in a distance of 15 kilometres, this is a fantastic ride, never too steep and with nice, sweeping curves. Finally arriving at the valley floor, we can choose to take a turn around the pretty old part of the town of Soller, before cycling down to the coast and our hotel in Port de Soller.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

    • Ascent 1500m

    • Distance 73km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1500m

    • Time 6 hrs cycling

  • Coastal cycling via Deia and Valldemossa, then traverse the region of Calvia back to Can Pastilla.

    This is a superb final day of cycling that starts out along the coast through the picturesque villages of Deia and Valldemossa. There are a couple of significant climbs within the first 20 kilometres of the ride, the first is directly on leaving Port de Soller and the second, just beyond Deia, is the Coll sa Pedrissa which involves 270 metres of ascent over 6 kilometres. Beyond Valldemossa, the road continues to climb up to the Coll de Claret (499m) and turns inland into the region of Calvia and towards the idyllic village of Puigpunyent. Here, we find ourselves in an idyllic valley, surrounded by high summits cloaked in evergreen oak and pine, with pretty farmland and well-situated villas. We have several options for the continuation of our ride back to the Bay of Palma and one of these loops around on quiet roads through Galilea and the town of Calvia. Coming in from the west, we meet the coast road and traverse Palma’s seafront en-route to our hotel in Ca’n Pastilla.

    • Accommodation Hotel with swimming pool

    • Ascent 1500m

    • Distance 91km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1500m

    • Time 7 hrs cycling

  • Departure day.

    KE Land Only package services end after breakfast. Taxis can be arranged directly at the hotel and the journey to the airport takes just 15 minutes.

    • Meals b

Holiday Information

  • English-speaking local cycling guide
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • Meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
  • Support vehicle and driver from the morning of Day 2 to the return to Ca`n Pastilla on Day 7
  • Baggage transfer between overnight stops
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Airport taxes
  • Palma de Mallorca Airport transfers
  • Some meals as detailed in the meal plan
  • Extra activities and excursions
  • Tips for local staff
  • Miscellaneous personal expenditure

Breakfasts at the hotels that we use are a mixture of 'continental' and 'traditional' in style, with tea and coffee, orange juice, porridge and cereals as well as bread, eggs, bacon, fruit, jam, honey and cheese. At lunchtime, we will generally stop at a wayside caf and you can buy a snack. Soup and bread or more filling options like spaghetti Bolognese or rancho canario or paella are often pre-prepared at the cafes we use and ready in minutes. Evening meals are usually taken at the hotel and may be buffet style, with an excellent choice of food. Or, there may be a set meal with vegetarian and meat options. There is usually a choice of dessert, too. During the day, there will be several meet-ups with the support vehicle to refill your water bottles and to pick up energy food, gels energy bars, dried fruit, mixed nuts which you can buy locally or take with you from home.

Buffet-style breakfasts and dinners are provided every day. Each day there will be plenty of opportunity to purchase directly a snack or light meal for lunch.
Airport transfers are not provided. The hotel in Ca`n Pastilla (just outside Palma) is just a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport. A one-way taxi transfer costs around €17.

Hotel contact details together with an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.
There will be 3 nights at a modern and very comfortable resort hotel in Ca`n Pastilla, 3 nights at a similar establishment on the Bay of Pollensa and a single night at a beach-side hotel in Porto de Soller. All accommodation is based on twin sharing in rooms with en-suite facilities. If you are travelling by yourself, you will be paired with another solo traveller of the same sex. All hotels have all amenities, including swimming pools and Wi-Fi.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

The group will be accompanied throughout by a professional English-speaking local tour leader.

You will need to buy your lunches every day during this holiday. Allow 15 euros for each day's lunch and other snacks and soft drinks. Beer and wine are available every night and if you intend to drink, you should allow for this. We suggest that 200 euros should cover all your personal expenditure.

Taking a bike on an aircraft is usually straightforward. Different airlines have differing policies with regard to baggage allowances and transporting bikes. We strongly advise that you check the current policy of your chosen airline for carrying bikes and their baggage allowances before purchasing your air ticket. The baggage section on your chosen airline’s website will usually contain this information. We suggest that you are aware of the weight and dimensions of your intended check-in baggage in advance of your arrival at the airport as airlines may charge for both excess and oversize baggage, or refuse to carry oversized baggage. If you are using a domestic flight to connect with your International flight then it is likely that a different baggage policy will exist for the domestic and international flight sections. Again you should check the baggage policy with your chosen domestic airline prior to booking your domestic flight tickets. Any additional charges incurred for transporting your bike on any of the flights required for this adventure (international, domestic and internal flights within the trip itinerary - if applicable) are the responsibility of each individual client.

A road bike or standard cycle-touring bike is recommended for this trip, preferably fitted with a compact (50/34) chainset and 23/25mm touring tyres. Please call us if you are unsure about the suitability of your bike. We cannot stress enough the importance of ensuring that your bike is in perfect working condition before you start this trip. You are depending on your bike to transport you throughout your holiday. It is VITAL to ensure it is THOROUGHLY SERVICED to guarantee it is in good mechanical order before departure. If you are not mechanically minded, get your local bicycle dealer to service it for you. For home mechanics, points to note particularly are:

a) Check rims and if they are worn, cracked or dented replace with a new rim or wheel to avoid wheel failure. It is especially important to check that your bike’s rims are not worn concave by the brake blocks - replace them if they are!

b) Check wheels are true and spoke tension is correct.

c) Check and, if required, adjust, grease or replace ALL bearings and quick release skewers.

d) Check and, if required, replace brake and gear cables.

e) Check and tighten, if required, all bolts (esp. crank, bottom brackets, aheadset, stem/handlebars).

f) Check chain, cassette and chain rings for wear - replace as necessary.

g) Take the right tyres, inner tubes and BIKE SPECIFIC SPARES.

Whilst not essential, it is a good idea that you familiarise yourself with how to carry out at least some basic repairs to your bike e.g. changing an inner tube and fixing a puncture. Naturally, the bike guide will always be happy to assist with any repairs, however, due to the often remote nature of our trips being able to carry out a simple repair can save time and inconvenience waiting for assistance.

Travelling with a bike is usually as straightforward as travelling with any other type of baggage, providing you have packed it adequately. We have many years experience of travelling with our bikes, and nowadays we think that the best way to travel and fly with a bike is to partially dismantle it and put it into a purpose made soft bike bag. Although more expensive than a cardboard bike box, they are smaller in size to transport and are considerably easier to handle. To pack your bike you simply remove both wheels and pedals and prepare it for travel as follows. Obviously, extra care when packing your bike can minimise the chances of accidental damage occurring in transit. Ask your local bike store for plastic wheel hub protectors (which will prevent damage to your bike bag) and plastic fork and frame spacers, insert the spacers into the dropouts, tape them in place and then put extra padding over this area. Use pipe insulation lagging (from your local DIY store) to cover frame tubes, forks and seat post. If required, remove your bars from the stem and attach them carefully to your frame/forks using plastic ties or pvc tape -ensure that your Ergo/Sti levers are well padded to minimise the chance of damage. You may also wish to remove your rear gear mech, pad it with foam and tape it to the chainstay out of harm's way. Finally, you should partly deflate your tyres, but leave some air in them to help absorb any impact on the wheels. Don’t forget to pack wheel skewers, pedals and any bolts you have removed, these are the items that tend to get left behind. Finally, find an old cardboard bike box and cut out panels to fit inside your soft bike bag for extra protection. Don’t forget to bring sufficient packing materials to pack your bike on the way home. PLEASE DO NOT USE a purpose-made rigid bike box -these are heavy (which can put you over your baggage allowance) and are also too bulky to be easily stored or transported on the group’s support vehicle.

Throughout this trip we have the back up of a support vehicle. On those days that we are moving our hotel base, our main baggage will be loaded onto the support vehicle which will follow the group on the day's ride. The local biking leader and the support vehicle driver will watch over the group and will carry mobile phones, allowing you to contact them in the case of a breakdown or other incident. We want everyone to enjoy their cycling experience on this trip and we recognise the importance of group members being allowed to cycle at their own pace. On most of our road biking trips it is usual that there can be a fair distance between the front and rear cyclists in the group and there may be times when other group members, vehicle support and biking leader are out of sight. The support vehicle will pick up any group members who wish to take a break from cycling at any time.

It is possible to hire bikes for this trip. Our local agent has access to an extensive, first class range of road bikes that can be hired locally. Cube Litening S HPC (carbon frame) and Cube Agree (alu frame and carbon fork) models are available with Shimano Ultegra components and triple chainsets (52/39/30) and 10 speed (12/27) cassettes. There are also Eddy Merckx EMX-1 and EMX-3 (both carbon) models available with compact compact chainsets (50/34) and 10 speed cassettes (12/28). These bikes can be hired at a cost of €120 for the period of the holiday (December 2013 - prices subject to change). We need to well know in advance if you are proposing to hire a bike and we need to know the frame size you require, as well as your height and weight. We will check that a suitably sized bike is available for collection and you will collect and pay for the bike directly on arrival at the group hotel in Can Pastilla. Please note that your contract for bike hire is directly with our local agent and not with KE. If hiring a bike we recommend that you bring your own saddle and pedals, as well as your helmet.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

This holiday does not involve any significant ascent to altitude and we would not expect any altitude issues with this trip.

The following is a basic checklist to help you with your packing. We recommend using the layering principle of clothing for varying climatic conditions. Good padded cycling shorts are essential.

Your Bike MUST be a road bike or standard cycle-touring bike fitted with a compact or triple chainset and a nine or ten speed cassette. It is vital that your bike is THOROUGHLY SERVICED and in perfect working condition before the trip.



  • Road or touring cycling shoes

  • Waterproof cycling overshoes


  • Base-layer - short sleeve cycling top (x 2)

  • Long sleeved cycling top (x 1)

  • Lightweight waterproof jacket

  • Lightweight Fleece top or jumper.

  • Lightweight windproof gillet.


  • Regular biking gloves

  • Long fingered gloves


  • Padded cycling shorts (x 2)

  • Cycling tights or tricksters

  • Casual shorts


  • Biking glasses

  • Cycling helmet - mandatory

KE Trek Bag Contents

  • Travel and apres biking clothes

  • Training/Leisure shoes for apres biking

  • Wash bag and toiletries

  • Swimwear

  • Chamois Cream (e.g. Assos or Ozone)

  • Small padlock (to lock trek bag)

To be carried on the bike in your jersey pockets or in a small saddle bag. Note: If you don’t want to carry any of this, you can leave it in your day-pack in the support vehicle – see below

  • Mobile/Cell phone (optional)

  • Mini-pump

  • Multi-tool

  • Puncture repair kit & tyre levers

  • Inner tube

  • Small camera

  • Sun cream

Other items affixed to your bike

  • 1 or 2 waterbottles

To be carried in the support vehicle in your day-pack for easy access

  • Lightweight waterproof top

  • Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters, insect repellent (75-100% DEET) and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).


Please note: If you are hiring a bike you do not need to bring spares – just a pump, repair kit and a couple of inner tubes.

If you are taking your own bike, you should bring the following with you. Whilst not essential, it is a good idea that you familiarise yourself with how to carry out at least some basic repairs e.g. fixing a puncture, changing an inner tube. Naturally our bike guide will always be happy to assist with any repairs, but being able to carry out a simple repair can save time and inconvenience waiting for assistance.


  • You will need 700 x 25 Touring/Road Performance tyres suitable for mostly dry with occasional wet conditions.

  • Pump

  • Plastic tyre levers

  • 1 rear brake cable

  • 1 rear gear cable

  • Spare set of brake blocks (front and rear)

  • 2 spare spokes for front and rear wheels

  • Spoke key

  • 4 x inner tubes

  • Spare chain links

  • Liquid chain lube

  • Multi-tool with Allen keys

  • Chain link extractor (if not on multi-tool)

  • 2x puncture repair kits

  • A rag and brush for cleaning bike and drive train.

  • Any spares specific to your bike

KE tools and spares

On all of our trips we carry a track pump, toolkit and a basic range of spares for emergencies. If any other spare parts are needed, our support vehicle will make a detour to the nearest bike shop, which can be found in some of the larger towns en route.

Energy Gels/Sports Drinks/Power Bars

You should take a supply of the gels, power bars, sports drink mix (sachets) and other high-energy snacks that you normally use.


For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

Visa Europe

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa.

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations. UK residents should obtain a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This entitles you to state provided medical treatment, but is not a substitute for medical travel insurance which is still vital when travelling overseas.

The unit of currency in Europe is the Euro.

We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

The better conditioned you are the more you will enjoy your trip. We suggest that you adopt a sensible weekly exercise regime and fit in a number of long cycle rides in hilly country to ensure you are physically capable of taking part in this trip - this will also provide you with an opportunity to make sure all your riding kit is tried and tested before you travel. Cycling is obviously the best activity to prepare for this trip, however, running, rowing (gym work) and swimming are also good for developing aerobic fitness and stamina.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

We run these holidays either side of the hottest summer months (when the island is busy with regular holiday-makers, in any case). During March, April, late September and October, Mallorca experiences daytime temperatures in the range of 20 to 25 degrees centigrade. Humidity is generally low and this makes for excellent cycling conditions. Rainfall cannot be ruled out, however, especially in the Tramuntana. On some days, on our highest rides, it can be cool enough, especially on the descents, for arm warmers and/or a windproof gilet.

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Mallorca Cycling Map - Editorial Alpina - 1:100.000

Mallorca at 1:100,000 on a double-sided cycling map from Editorial Alpina printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant plastic paper. Roads are classified according to density of traffic and six route profiles are included. The map is double-sided, dividing the island east-west with a small overlap.

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