About Mills and Honey Cycling Holidays Mallorca
Mills and Honey is a developing project based in the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. We are in constant motion, always exploring and growing so we can offer our guest the more authentic and unforgettable experience when they come and ride with us.
Yes, about you, it's not about us... We want to get to know you, your wishes, your needs, your particular requirements and your expectations about your holidays in Mallorca and we want to put together the perfect cycling holiday just for you.
They say with good quality ingredients, anyone can be a good chef. Well not quite like that, but we like to think as Mallorca as the garden of your cycling holidays, and we are the chefs who pick the right ingredients in the right time to make the perfect meal for you.
But since you’re giving us the big challenge and responsibility to organise your holidays and we guess you want to know a little more about us, here we go then:
ALFONSO OCHOA (FONZIE)
Founder and Director
Originally from Venezuela, Alfonso Ochoa Vega spent most of his time as a kid doing some kind of riding whether on his skateboard, rollerblades or surfboard.
Always curious, Fonzie took off more than ten years ago in the search of good waves, new experiences, and to learn the most that he could about this wonderful planet. He feels super lucky and grateful about having lived and seen wonderful places like South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Fiji, Indonesia,
Los Roques in Venezuela, UK, Italy, France, the Caribbean Islands, Colorado, and from all these places he's picked Mallorca as his new home. A place which offers him great dynamism and a healthy balance of city, mountains, sea, strong and proud culture, lifestyle and great friends.
In Mallorca, he wants to share his passion for travelling in an active, responsible and sustainable way being by the use of sails, or by the use of our own power and will to get further, and he wants to give that oportunity to people willing to take that step forward into a fantastic and enthrilling new way to see the world.
He's sailed accross the Atlantic 5 times, he's cycled around France in a month's solo cycling holiday of 4300 Km, accross the UK from John O'Groats to Land's End in 8 days, up and down the Pyrenees a couple of times and he knows very well there's no better way of travelling and getting to a new place than at the bicycle's pace. The sense of accomplishment, the reach, the views, the people and also the suffering, is not only about seeing new places, it's about getting to know yourself a lot better. Getting out of your comfort zone and sweat, enjoy, getting too cold and too hot, struggle, laugh, be inspired, feel... actually feeling alive in all senses.
HELENA HEMMINK (THE FAVORITE ONE)
Guide, Trip Planning, and Do-it-all
Daughter of a Dutch dad and a Mallorcan mum Helena grew up in Holland and spent all her school holidays in Mallorca. Being raised in a small country (think same size as the State of Maryland) with over 35.000km of cycling lanes she could basically cycle before she could walk. As she cycled everywhere daily in the rain wind and cold most of the year she never even considered cycling for fun. Always having been a very active person she did loads of other sports though from football to dancing to horseriding to tennis to we-could-do-this-all-day and we could say the same about the languages she speaks.
When she was 18 she fled the bad weather and moved to Spain to study and eventually ended up in Mallorca, working mostly in cycling tourism or training related companies. This is where she actually started road cycling for fun. In 2020 she brought a mountain bike into her life and started to do bikepacking trips. She did the ‘Camino de Santiago’ and the Portuguese Coast. Also several days long cycling events like the ‘Transpyr’, across the Pyrenees in 7 days. All she can think about now is travelling and is always planning some new adventure, so this list will probably get longer each year…
0 Km - In local we trust...
We at Mills & Honey believe in the 0 Km philosophy (buy and support you local produce so the small local farmers, and small businesses, can succeed and continue) so amongst all the travel companies nowadays claiming to be the experts of everything everywhere, we would like to be seen as the 0 Km-guys of the cycling industry in Mallorca. This is where we live, where we cycle, and we spend our days getting to know this wonderful place and its people. True, Fonzie the founder of Mills & Honey is not even from the island but well that's another long story. It's a wonderful world, go out and see it.
We at Mills & Honey believe that the more people that cycle, the better the world we will live in, so we want make traveling by bike a possibility to everyone. From avid to recreational cyclists who like to travel independently and enjoy the freedom of going Self Guided around the island (knowing full well they can count with our support at anytime), to group of friends with different levels of riders who might benefit from vehicle and guide support along their tour of Mallorca, or for families getting their little ones their first taste of a mini adventure and the meaningful lessons of discovering a new land by bike.
We believe Mallorca has the ideal mixture of terrain, routes, safety and beauty for a perfect and memorable cycling and active holiday.
We work with several bike rental providers to offer a wide selection and range of road bikes, road / hybrid e-bikes and hybrids. You can rent brands like Specialized, Cannondale and Giant with carbon frames, disc brakes and optional electronic shifters. The road bikes normally come with a Compact 34/50 crankset and 11-speed cassette up to 30/32, to be able to spin up the mountains. Bikes like the Specialized Tarmac, Cannondale Synapse or Supersix Evo, Giant Defy Pro Advanced (with integrated powermeter) and e-bikes Specialized Turbo Creo (road) and Specialized Vado (hybrid) are our travellers' popular choices. Please contact us if you have any questions related to rental bike options.
THE LEGAL STUFF
Behind the scenes from all the fun and great cycling that you get to experiences while you're on Mallorca, we take our job and the responsibility you rely on us very seriously, as well as the responsibility we have with our partners, other tour operators, employees, and other institutions. We pride ourself to meet all the requirements to operate as insured and bonded active tour operator and Travel Agency.
Mills and Honey S.L. is registered as a limited liability company (CIF B16536856) and licensed as a fully insured and bonded Travel Agency in the Balearic Island (AVBAL/739) and Active Tour Operator (TA/13/BAL). Registration as a Travel Agency is a legal requirement in safeguarding your monies and allowing us to arrange and book combined itineraries for you as a client. Beware of other operators who are not registered and bonded.