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Mallorca

Self-Guided Leisure Bike Tour

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Duration

8 days

Prices from

$1,295 P.P.
Spain

Mallorca

Self-Guided Leisure Bike Tour

Grade

1
2
3
4
5

Duration

8 days

Prices from

$1,295 P.P.
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A self-guided cycling trip on the beautiful island of Mallorca. The island has an attractive mix of different types of Mediterranean landscapes and it's great to explore the more rural areas by bike! Fertile rolling countryside is framed by sandy beaches, impressive cliffs, quiet pine woods, carob and oak trees, and the awe-inspiring limestone Tramuntana mountain range to the west.
You’ll spend your first three days of this trip in the tranquil area of Ruberts, situated in the center of the island. Your daily loop rides will allow you to visit beautiful smaller towns, off the beaten track, such as Sineu and Alaró, whilst your country house hotel provides the perfect base (with the added bonus of an outdoor swimming pool)! 
On day 4, you'll make your way north, to the more well-known seaside resort of Puerto Pollença, a great base to explore Mallorca’s coast. The contrast between the regions is noticeable, giving you the chance to explore the countryside and also spend some evenings in the more vibrant seaside town. Your hotel in Pollensa is perfectly placed on the beachfront, offering the opportunity to put your feet up and enjoy island life after a day in the saddle!
Your Mallorca cycling holiday will cover approximately 157 miles (251 Kms) through rolling countryside, mainly on quiet country roads, with mountain and coastal views. The tour has been carefully designed to take you away from the tourist and industrial centers of the south.
Contact us with your preferred dates for this fantastic Mallorca biking vacation and we can check availability for you.
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Highlights

  • Riding through rolling vineyards and apricot, citrus and almond orchards
  • Enjoying the romantic Mediterranean pine woods and brightly coloured Cistus roses
  • Exploring medieval hermitages, perched on hilltops with breathtaking views
  • Spending 3 nights at a rustic estate in the countryside and 4 nights at a blissful beach hotel
  • Cycling at a gentle pace along quiet back roads
  • Relaxing on beautiful beaches, like Playa St Vincent

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Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival into Palma airport - Transfer to Ruberts
  • Meals: Dinner

Today you’ll arrive at your farmhouse accommodation in Ruberts (near Sencelles), where you will stay for the first 3 nights of this tour. After your transfer from Palma airport, you’ll receive a warm welcome from your hosts and will be able to relax ahead of your week of cycling.

Day 2
Sineu and Petra Loop Ride
25 - 30 Miles / 41 - 48 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner

You’ll start your week on the bikes by cycling through beautiful countryside, among olive orchards and vineyards, to reach the historical town of Sineu. With its impressive Gothic church, narrow lanes and lively outdoor terraces, Sineu is a lovely first stop.

You’ll then continue to Petra, the birthplace of Fray Juniperus Serra (the European founder of California), where the monastery and iconographic museum are well worth a visit. Not far away, the hilltop Hermitage of Bonnay is a prime spot to stop for lunch (this is an optional ascent). You’ll then follow quiet country roads and dirt tracks back to your hotel.

Day 3
Alaró and Santa María Loop Ride
16 - 32 Miles / 26 - 51 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast, dinner

After crossing the Palma-Inca highway, you’ll traverse orchards on the slopes of the Tramuntana mountain range heading towards the village of Alaró, with its beautiful castle. So that you can avoid 3km of heavy traffic on the road, you’ll follow ancient footpaths linking Binissalem and Alaró; there is just a short 500m section which is not suitable for cycling. On your return, you’ll gently descend on a beautiful inland road, winding through an authentic rural landscape, passing impressive estates and historic villages.

Day 4
Ruberts to Puerto Pollença
30 Miles / 48 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Today you’ll say goodbye to your first hotel, as you cycle to the beautiful beach resort of Puerto Pollença. You’ll find yourself pedalling through both Costitx and Llubi and through a quiet valley full of carob and orchards. It’s a scenic and relaxed ride as you make your way slowly towards an area with wonderful scenery, beautiful sandy beaches, and a laid-back friendly atmosphere; this is your home for the next couple of days – Puerto Pollença.

Day 5
North Coast Beaches Loop Ride
16 Miles / 26 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Today you can explore some of the beautiful beaches on Mallorca’s north coast, including Playa St Vincent and the hidden Playa de Col Baix, before continuing on to the medieval town of Pollença. Here you‘re in the perfect spot to enjoy a typical Spanish lunch in a local restaurant. It’s now only 30 minutes on the bikes back to the hotel, so the afternoon is free to do as you please and you can sample dinner in one of the local restaurants in Puerto Pollença.

Day 6
Wetlands of S’Albufera Loop Ride
24 - 34 Miles / 38 - 55 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Today you’ll cycle to the wetlands of S’Albufera, home to many interesting birds. Your journey takes you through typical Mallorcan landscapes, past windmills and fields of artichokes, before reaching the beach of Alcudia. From here it’s not far to your hotel, so you’ll have time to relax on the beach should you wish.

Day 7
Alcudia Loop Ride
16 - 21 Miles / 26 - 33 Kms Approx.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Your route today will see you cycling along the western part of the Alcudian peninsula to Ermita Victoria. You might fancy taking a walk to the peak of Alcudia, if you’d like, where you’ll find exceptional views over the Pollença and Alcudia coves.

On your way back you can visit the Alcudia Roman theatre and stroll through the old town centre. Alcudia was the first city of Mallorca to be conquered by the Romans in 123BC and was given the name of Pollentia.

Day 8
Departure from Puerto Pollença - Transfer to Palma airport
  • Meals: Breakfast

Time to say adios to this wonderful island, as we transfer you back to the airport for your flight home.

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The Cycling

Terrain

The route will mostly take you along quiet country roads, through rolling countryside, with some short climbs along the way. Day 2 will pose the biggest challenge, if opting for the longer route, with 420m / 1380ft of ascent to take on (an achievable challenge!). 90% of the route will see you cycling on sealed roads, sharing the road with vehicle traffic. That being said the routes are relatively quiet, and have been designed with cyclists in mind. We’d recommend a hybrid bike, but you can bring along road bikes if preferred, bearing in mind there are some short sections on gravel / dirt tracks, cobbled streets and farm tracks.

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Leisure Cycling Grade

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Grade 2 : Gentle

Distances generally between 15-30 miles / 24-48 kms per day

For those looking for an easy-going route

Mainly on the flat

Some undulations and the odd cheeky challenge

Our grading guidelines have been carefully created based on our many years of cycling experience, as well as customer feedback from our trips. Of course, if you're still struggling to figure out where you fit on the scale, do feel free to give us a quick call and we'll be more than happy to help!

For more information about our grading system click here.

Is this suitable for you?

Maybe you have recently got into cycling and would like to do more over consecutive days, or maybe you‘re looking for a more energetic alternative to your usual vacation? If you’re looking for an opportunity to try some quiet roads, cycle paths or some accessible, cycle friendly routes these trips might be for you. You’ll come across some gently undulating terrain and the odd cheeky challenge, so we’d generally expect those on a Grade 2 trip to ride their bikes relatively frequently at home, perhaps commuting to work or heading out for some leisurely rides at the weekend.

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Dates & Prices

Daily departures from mid Feb to late November, excluding August and 1-24 October.

Season 1 Trips starting between (and inclusive of) the 15/02 and the 31/03: $1165 per person.

Season 2 Trips starting between (and inclusive of) the 01/04 and the 24/04: $1255 per person.

Season 3 Trips starting between (and inclusive of) the 25/04 and the 24/05 or between the 25/10 and the 30/11: $1335 per person.

Season 4 Trips starting between (and inclusive of) the 25/05 and the 24/06 or between the 01/09 and the 30/09: $1400 per person.

Season 5 Trips starting between (and inclusive of) the 25/06 and the 31/7: $1485 per person.

Contact us on 1-888-414-6437 or email info@skedaddle.com to check availability for your specific date.

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Whats Included Tick

A) Accommodation (shared twin / double en suite rooms) in 3* hotels

B) Meals as per the itinerary (B-Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

C) English-speaking local representative

D) Detailed route notes and maps

E) Luggage transfers

F) Airport transfer on scheduled arrival day from Palma airport (PMI)

G) Airport transfer on scheduled departure day to Palma airport (PMI)

What's not Included Cross

A) Bike hire (available if required)

B) Flights and charges for travelling with your bike (if applicable)

C) Single room (available if required)

D) Travel insurance

E) Meals not stated in the itinerary

F) Personal clothing and equipment

G) Personal expenditure (souvenirs, bar bills, hotel facilities etc)

H) Entrance fees to museums and other attractions en route

I) Airport transfers on days other than the scheduled arrival / departure days

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The Essentials

Travel Options

For this tour we ask that you fly into and back from Palma airport (PMI). Airport transfers are included in the cost of your trip.

Although there are no direct flights to Palma from North America it is well connected to a wide variety of other European airports meaning there are numerous options with one stop. Like most flights between North America and Europe, your outbound journey will involve an overnight flight.

Please check with Skedaddle before booking any flights so that we can ensure they fit in with the tour schedule.

Accommodation

You’ll stay in carefully selected, comfortable 3-star hotels, both with en-suite facilities. 3 nights will be spent at Son Jorda and 4 nights at Sis Pins. Please note, these may change and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The country hotel of Son Jordá is located in the small village of Ruberts, right in the centre of Mallorca. It’s a traditional Majorcan country house (possessió) that dates from the 15th century, and has been totally restored. The hotel has 20 comfortable en-suite bedrooms and all have a hairdryer, satellite TV, safety deposit box, mini-bar and air conditioning. The hotel is set in peaceful gardens with a pretty sun terrace and outdoor swimming pool. The rural setting of Ruberts means that there are very few local amenities. Your hotel provides breakfast and evening meals, and you can enjoy lunch en route during your days on the bike. There are no lunch possibilities in the village, so if you are arriving early on day one please do let us know and we can often arrange for a simple lunch to be provided by the hotel.

The 3 star Hotel Sis Pins is located on the sea front in the centre of Puerto Pollenca, close to the marina, shops and many restaurants. The hotel has 55 comfortable, en suite bedrooms and all have a hair dryer, mini bar, safety deposit box, TV and the outdoor complex is a sun terrace furnished with sun loungers.

Bike Hire

The hire bikes on this tour are typically hybrids with semi slick tyres. We also have electric bikes available to hire (on request), which are typically Giant E-Prime or Bergamont E-Horizon (or equivalent). Please note, e-bikes on this trip will typically have a step-through frame.

The hire bikes come with pannier racks, 1 pannier bag, odometer, water bottle holder, puncture repair kit, spare inner tube, a pump, map holder, and a lock. We can provide helmets with the hire bikes if you’d rather not bring your own along – please request at the time of booking.

You can bring your own saddle and/or pedals, but you will need to bring along your own tools to fit them to the hire bikes.

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