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Mountains of Mallorca

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.

  • Half board hotel
  • Mallorca —Alcúdia > Banyalbufar
  • Activity Type
    • Route advice only
    • Point to point
  • Groups up to 20
  • Features
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Terrace

Service

Mallorca is an amazing island for cycling. Many professionals are based here and do their winter training on the mountains of the island.

The following is included in the tour:

  • Six nights accommodation in double, twin or single room with en-suite.
  • Transfer to and from the arrival/departure points
  • Continental breakfast every day
  • Luggage transferred between hotels
  • Detailed maps and route information for each day, with clearly marked points of interest.
  • Route extensions every day for those of you who wish to cycle

The following are optional extras available for an additional charge:

  • Hire of bicycles (6 days 100 Euros)
  • Tour Extensions

The following is not included in the tour

  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Any transfers not stated above
  • Travel Insurance
  • Entry to any attractions (e.g. museums, churches) except were explicitly stated
  • Flights

Groups of six people or more contact us to arrange a private guided tour starting on any date.

This tour is available starting on any day throughout the year.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Alcudia

Mountains in Mallorca We will transfer you from Palma airport or ferry terminal to Alcudia in the north of the island. The Alcudia region is the cycling capital of Mallorca, with part-time local residents including recent Tour de France winners Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome. As well as having great beaches it retains much of the charm of Mallorcan culture, including a Roman site and city walls dating from the 14th century.

Day 2 – Coll de Sa Batalla & Lluc Monastery

Cap de Formentor The first day of the cycle tour sees you head inland towards the village of Campanet with its historic caves. From here, the route climbs into the Tramuntana Mountains, crossing the Coll de Sa Batalla, a 7.5km climb at an average gradient of around 6%. At the top of the climb you will reach the village of Lluc, home to a 13th century monastery, and an excellent place to stop for lunch. The route then continues mostly downhill back to Port Pollensa.

Distance: 62-84km - plus possible extensions

Day 3 – Cap de Formentor

Road to Formentor The route today takes you to one of the most iconic parts of Mallorca - the Cap de Formentor. The long and undulating road to the Cap offers incredible views to really enjoy the cycling. Depending on the time of year you go, there is a good chance of being passed by groups of professional cyclists doing training rides on this route. The 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins holds the unofficial record to the Cap de Formentor and back, apparently completing the hilly 38km in exactly one hour!

Distance: 55-78km - plus possible extensions

Day 4 – Tramuntana & Sa Calobra

Sa Calobra Today is the most challenging and the most beautiful day of the cycle tour. The route heads into the heart of the Tramuntana mountains. After passing the historic village of Lluc, the route continues towards Soller, climbing to Puig Major - the highest road on Mallorca at around 1000m. There is also the option to take the beautiful hilly diversion to Sa Calobra, a spectacular 12km road consisting of numerous hairpin bends. The destination for the evening is Puerto de Soller, a small, pretty fishing village on the west of the island.

Distance: 64-87km - plus possible extensions

Day 5 – Deía & Valldemossa

Valldemossa Today you return to the mountains doing a really pleasant loop taking in the picturesque villages of Deia and Valldemossa. The coastal road takes in the rugged cliffs at Deia and the 14th century charterhouse at Valldemossa. From Valldemossa, the route continues along the beautiful coastal road, heading south to the village of Banyalbufar, a traditional Mallorcan village, perched on a steep hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Distance: 42-64km - plus possible extensions

Day 6 – Inland Villages

South Tramuntana The final day in the saddle is a circular route through the southern part of the Tramuntana Natural Park. There is around 1,000m of climbing on this undulating route which follows the coastal road before heading inland to the pleasant village of Puigpunyent - a nice place to stop for lunch. The route continues climbing numerous hairpins through Mallorca’s wine country, before a fast descent back into Banyalbufar to finish the day.

Distance: 62-79km - plus possible extensions

Day 7 – Depart

Banyalbufar After breakfast our tour ends. We will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home. Alternatively, if you prefer, we can arrange for you to continue your holiday in Palma, or one of the other beach resorts on the island.

Please see our extensions page for more details.

Accommodation

We believe that the hotels that you stay in are just as important as the towns that you visit and the scenery that you ride through. On this tour we have chosen accommodation that is of a high quality andAlcudia

Alcudia

The tour begins in Alcudia, where you stay in a beautiful small boutique hotel in the heart of the historic old town.

This **** hotel is uniquely styled and locally run, offering a great deal of comfort as well as a real insight into traditional Mallorca. is typical to the area.

Port Soller

Here you stay in a superb hotel located directly opposite the beach. There are excellent views of the bay and the hotel also has a swimming pool and an excellent restaurant.

Banyalbufar

The final two nights are spent in Banyalbufar - one of the most remote and visually stunning villages in Mallorca.

You stay here in a stunning boutique hotel with fine views of the sea. The hotel is locally run with high quality rooms and a large outdoor terrace.

Location

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.

This tour is rated as challenging due to the significant climbing involved; although the minimum daily distance is kept fairly short to make the cycling tour accessible to a wider range of riders. There are of course many optional extensions for those of you that wish to cycle further!

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