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5* Guided and Supported Cycling from Palma

Based in a luxury hotel with spa/pool in the heart of Palma, gateway to the fantastic riding in the South West.

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Mallorca —Palma
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 12
  • Features
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Outdoor pool
    • Secure bike storage
    • TV/DVD
    • Wifi

Service

If you’re looking for an excellent standard of accommodation and attention to detail then this cycling holiday is for you.

We have chosen a fantastic 4 star deluxe hotel that has very comfortable bedrooms, an excellent swimming pool and tasty breakfasts. Located not far from Palma, you are in an ideal position to make the most of this beautiful city and the fantastic riding in the South West.

Years of experience guiding in Majorca means that we know all the best routes, the shortcuts to avoid busy roads, and where the best cafes are hiding!

We choose the best road surfaces, the best climbs and the nicest descents. It is very easy to leave Palma and quickly find quiet, smooth roads in the countryside that lead to challenging small cols, and on to the coast rides that we love so much. Famous cols like Soller, Orient, Es Grau are all close.

Two professional guides and a backup vehicle carrying drinks, snacks, tools, tyres, etc. will be with you at all times. Speaking fluent English, French and Spanish means that we have no problems communicating with the locals! And with over 10 years of guiding experience, you don’t need to worry about being left behind, we keep our groups together!

We eat out in Palma so that you get a feel for this vibrant city and it’s night life. Each night’s restaurant is chosen for it’s cuisine, quality and ambience. Excellent food is guaranteed! We also select the best cafes and restaurants for lunch, for example for their view, their food, etc.

We meet you at the airport and accompany you in your private transfer to your hotel, where your top end hire bike (if selected) will be waiting for you. We can arrange massages in your hotel room and are happy to offer riding and training tips; our head guide is fully qualified and is ‘pro’ fast!

We provide full back up at all times. Not only are we on call 24/7, our support vehicle means that no one will suffer from a breakdown, be it mechanical or human!

We feel confident that this cycling holiday will give you the best, not only of Majorca’s cycling, but also of Majorca itself.

Included

  • Four nights B&B in high end hotel accommodation
  • Superb dinners in top restaurants
  • Airport transfers for you and your bike
  • Daily supported rides with two professional guides and following car
  • Complimentary sports drinks and nutrition
  • Mechanic support

Optional Extras

  • Lunch
  • Drinks with evening meals
  • Incidental expenses
  • High Quality Bike hire: From 150 to 250 Euros

Example Itinerary

Day 1

Pick up at Palma Airport and private transfer to your 4 star hotel in central Palma Building of bikes, adjustment of hire bikes, and small ride if desired. Welcome drinks and talk, then dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Approximate distance, 70 to 90km with 1000 to 1500m of climbing

After breakfast, we set off, leaving Palma by the quietest roads or cycle paths. In just a few kms, we are out of town on quiet roads and heading for the hills!

North to Bunyola, then we hit the Col de Orient (or Col de Honor), 5km at over 5% to Orient where we will have lunch.

Then on to Alaro, and back to Palma taking in the Col des Tordes if desired. Back to Palma by mid afternoon.

Our support vehicle with drinks, spares, gels, clothes, etc. follows us at all times.

Dinner in an excellent Palma restaurant.

Day 3: Approximate distance, 80km, with 1100m of climbing

We follow the coast road to Calvia, then head for the hills; lumpy ride to Andratx, then up towards Estellencs.

Coffee at the ‘Amazing View’ Cafe! Follow the superb MA10 coast road to Banyalbufar for lunch.

Into Valdemossa for a look around this charming hill top town, then lovely winding descent back into Palma

Dinner at a top restaurant in Palma.

Day 4: Approximate distance 80km, 1100m of climbing

Up and over the Col de Soller, a nice, mid-grade climb with loads of hairpins.

Down into Port Soller for lunch by the beach, then up into the lovely village of Deia, and then back home through Valdemossa.

Dinner at an excellent restaurant in Palma.

Day 5: Departure

You are free to pack your things, maybe enjoy a final dip, then we will take you to Palma airport. We think you will have had an amazing cycle tour and we will send on your photos

Accommodation

If you’re looking for an excellent standard of accommodation and attention to detail then this cycling holiday is for you.

We have searched long and hard to find a cycle friendly 5 star hotel that offers maximum comfort, a pool, and great breakfasts. And we’re found it! This is an excellent, well run hotel that provides top notch bedroom and bathrooms as well as a fantastic pool area, whilst being very close to the beaches.

Well placed near Palma, this hotel allows you to benefit from everything this great little city has to offer, whilst being easy to cycle out of. Breakfasts are copious and will prepare you well for the cycle heaven on your doorstep!

Top notch comfort that is hard to beat at this price!

Location

Palma has been voted No 1. small city in Europe for a reason; it is just the right size, friendly and has some stunning architecture that dates back to the 12th century. It is stuffed full of interesting things to do, superb restaurants, and even has it’s own set of beaches.

Having covered just about every road in Majorca by bicycle, we are firmly of the opinion that some of the very best are to be found in the South West. For sheer jaw dropping beauty, nothing can beat the coast road from Andratx to Soller. A smooth, winding road that is rarely flat takes you along cliff edges where the sea is ever present below you. There are stunning vistas at almost every corner. The only problem is that with too many stops for photos, we might be late for lunch!

There are famous hills and cols aplenty in this area, and other Majorca favourites like Sa Calobra are still within reach. We can also easily access the South East where the roads are much flatter and seaside routes are very scenic and each 10km or so brings you to another picturesque village. It is quite surprising how within just a few kms of Palma centre, you are out in open space, with punchy hills beckoning in all directions. We will make various cafe stops at the best places, and aim to be at restaurants for lunch at around 13h

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