LUXURY MALLORCA LEISURE BIKING TOUR - 7 DAYS - GUIDED OR SELF-GUIDED
Despite being famous for the pro teams training here during the off season, and the picture perfect climbs and descents, Mallorca has it all for all kinds of cyclists. Actually, that's exactly why Mallorca is so great for cycling. There's an endless number of great cycling roads and varied terrains, and this itinerary takes you across the whole island from South East to NorthWest, the easier terrain, and not a bit less picturesque. Mallorca as you wouldn't imagine it. From the stunning beaches of the Santanyí coast, through the agricultural landscape of the Moorish farmhouses and windmills. Up and down the rolling hills and charming countryside of the Pla i Llevant (Eastern plains) wine country, into a traditional farmers market dating back to the 1300s. Up North towards the shadow of the Tramuntana Mountains, to the dramatic coastline of the Cap Formentor Peninsula... And did we mention historic buildings turned into awe-inspiring modern designed hotels and spas, great local wine, and an effervescent local gastronomic scene?
We adjust the itinerary to your dates, number of people, and personal preferences. Trip can be self guided, with Support-and-Gear vehicle or fully supported with SAG and Local Cycling guide usually including meals and other events.
5 stars luxury boutique hotels and spas. Usually historic buildings turned modern, with all comforts and great designed facilities, and bistro and gastronomic restaurants.
LEISURE / ACTIVE
Mostly rides on flat or undulating terrain, and very quiet country roads, with the optional 2-5 Km climbs to enjoy some amazing views. The Formentor ride will be a challenge for some... a very worthy challenge
Depends on season, number of people, and support. As guideline:
3250 euros per person for 2pax.
Including hotels, breakfasts, transfers, bike rental, M&H fees and taxes. More details below.
COLONIA SANT JORDI - 2 Nights
In the SouthEast of the island lies Colonia Sant Jordi, a touristy hub surrounded by the intriguing landscape of the Es Trenc salt flats, and the charming villages of Ses Salines, Es Llombards and Santanyi. A great spot to explore the Moorish influenced landscape of the Southern region of Mallorca and the great views up the Cura and San Salvador Monastery, a couple of the classic climbs of this region of Mallorca.
DAY 1 - Arrival . We will meet you at the airport or at your pre-trip hotel and transfer to Colonia Sant Jordi (40 minutes) where we will meet you review the itinerary, have a safety and logistics briefing, bike fit and hopefully, depending on the time of your arrival, go for a quick 20 Km loop ride around Ses Salines and Colonia Sant Jordi for a cold cañita by the sea.
Day 2 - South East Coast. Today you'll have different options to ride around the South East corner of the island. Along the way you'll ride by petit boutique-like villages like Es Llombards, Ses Salines and Santanyí. You'll head towards the coast down to the picturesque fishing village of Cala Figuera, tucked between the rocky cliffs, Mediterranean pine trees and fig trees at the end of the fjord-like Bay of the same name. A paella or seafood tapas stop is recommended here, before you ride back up to Santanyí and to your hotel. Longer options include a detour to enjoy the views at Cap Ses Salines, the Southern-most tip of Mallorca.
Ride: 40-60 km with 270-400m climbing.
Fontsanta Hotel is a 5 star hotel located in Campos in the Southern portion of the island of Mallorca, 5 Km from Colonia SJ. It is much more than just an exclusive location: one is able to enjoy from the pleasure and welfare of the thermal spa, which offers the only natural thermal waters in the Balearic Islands.
PLA I LLEVANT - 2 Nights
Right in the heart of the Mallorca you will find the Pla I Llevant, or the Eastern Plains regions. Although not exactly plain, this area is where the first vines were grown back in Roman times and covers the eastern area of Mallorca, from Algaida to Felanitx to Arta. From here you will have the chance to ride up to Cura and Sant Salvador Monasteries, if you're felling keen on the riding, or go visit some of the best wines on the island.
DAY 3 - Undulating plains. You'll start heading North today from the South Coast up to the middle of the island along a charming countryside into the heart of Mallorca. The two route options take you along an easy undulating terrain through the many vineyards and almond orchards of the Pla i Llevant region, where you'll be able to appreciate a change of landscape from the more arid and plain South East to the more green covered hill countryside around Algaida and Montuiri. You'll ride into Finca Serena, where you will be able to sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this Mediterranean jewell.
Ride: 36-58 Km with 250-500m climbing.
DAY 4 - Binissalem Wine Country or Sineu Market. Plenty of riding options today. From heading towards Sineu, only 10 Km away, to wander around the weekly farmers market which has been taking place every Wednesday since the early 1300s, to a more challenging route up one of the classic climbs on the island up to Cura Monastery for one of the best views around, you can mix both routes if you want a bit of a challenge and a bit of cultural immersion. If it's not a Wednesday and you prefer an easy ride and some wine, we can arrange a super fun ride along the Binissalem Wine country stopping for a visit and wine tasting with finger food lunch at the oldest winery in Mallorca, Ribas winery.
Ride: 35 to 55 km with 200-850m climbing.
FINCA SERENA - A new boutique hotel right in the heart of the island, between Sineu and Montuiri, in a beautiful property with More than 40 hectares of pure Mediterranean; olive trees, cypresses, lavender, lemon trees, pines and 10 hectares of autochthonous grapes. https://www.fincaserenamallorca.com/
POLLENSA - 3 Nights
Pollensa it’s a lovely town with a rich history of artists, plenty of options for dining and some cool shops with local brands and products. It's location is the perfect starting point for the ride to Formentor Ligthouse, one of the classics of the island, as well as Sa Calobra, and Coll de Sa Bataia, a good variety of Spanish and international food restaurants, and many good little corners where to sip a “cafecito” after your morning ride. Good place to get our guests favourite souvenir, a Mallorca-themed cycling jersey.
DAY 5 - To the North. You'll ride straight towards the Tramuntana Mountains and then turn NorthEast, following its foothills along charming villages like Binissalem, Biniamar, and Selva where an epic lunch at one of our favorite restaurants on the island, Miceli, awaits. If wine is your call, we can also plan a great visit to Can Axartell winery near your hotel, one of the most modern and innovative new wineries on the island.
Ride: 50 km with 400m climbing.
DAY 6 - Lluc Loop or Alcudia. After 5 days of riding, today is probably a great day to stay off the saddle. Maybe indulge yourself with a full day of relax at Son Brull, including some treatments at their amazing Spa. Plan an easy day at the beach in Cala Sant Vincent, or go check the shopping scene in the quaint town of Pollensa. If you want to be active, an easy ride towards Alcudia walled city would be a great ride, or we could plan some amazing hiking nearby. Just make sure you charge your batteries for tomorrow's ride.
Son Brull Hotel & Spa - An eighteenth century Jesuit monastery converted into a 5-star luxury boutique hotel, Relais & Châteaux Son Brull is surrounded by magnificent olive, lemon and orange trees, and is situated in Mallorca’s Northern rural countryside at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains where guests can relax in the luxury spa. https://sonbrull.com/en/
DAY 7 - Cap Formentor Lighthouse. One of Mallorca's iconic cycling routes and in the bucket list of many cyclists around the world. With amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea, it's a constant up and down, twists and turns which take to the most Northerly point in Mallorca. An early start is recommended to avoid most of the traffic. After coming back from the Lighthouse, we suggest you take a detour to beautiful Cala Sant Vincent for a great sea food lunch by the sea. It's a long 98 Km from the hotel and back, but we can offer shuttles to start the ride in Port Pollensa cutting the ride short to 65 Km.
After the cycling is done...
If you have the luxury of having time, we recommend you consider spending a couple of nights pre trip or after the cycling is done in the idyllic little village of Deia, tucked between the Tramuntana Mountains and Mallorca's dramatic North Coast. A great place to disconnect for a few days, and visit the beautiful town of Valldemossa and the Soller valley. We suggest you take a look at La Residencia hotel, try going for a meal in Nama or Michelin starred Es Raco de Teix in Deia, or going Es Taller if you are in Valldemossa.
La Residencia in Deià is an award winning luxury hotel and spa resort hewn from local stone, tucked into the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains on Mallorca's north-west coast and just a stone's throw from the clear blue Mediterranean sea.
AVAILABLE BIKE OPTIONS
STANDARD road racing
Cannondale Synapse with Ultegra components or similar
With its race-proven combination of endurance geometry, comfort, and rim brakes, this Synapse offers an ideal balance of raw power and all-day rideability.
UPGRADE road racing
Giant Defy Advance Pro 1 or similar
With the perfect blend of stiffness and compliance, Defy Advanced Pro delivers a smooth, fast ride quality even on rough roads. equipped with carbon wheels, Disc brakes and integrated power meter for the techie ones.
100 euros extra per week
E-BIKE Road Racing
Orbea Gain D10 / Focus Paralane 9.5
An e-bike made to emulate the riding sensation of a road racing bike. Much lighter but with limited range compared to other ebike models.
200 euros extra per week
E-BIKE Road Cruising
Cannondale QUICK NEO / Ridley KANZO XT
With hill-leveling power, all-day range and the sublime ride of true endurance machinery, the QUICK NEO truly makes the beauty of road riding open to all.
200 euros extra per week
As with all of our itineraries, prices vary from group to group depending on the number of people, the hotels and the type of rooms available, level of support, and of course which season you're coming. The prices shown below are to be considered as guidelines:
- from 3450 euros per person for 2 people, or,
- from 3050 euros per person for 8 people.
Support and Gear Vehicle - (Minimum 4 pax)
- from 3850 euros per person for 4 people, or
- from 3450 euros per person for 8 people
Full Support (SAG vehicle + Cycling Guide - (Minimum 4 pax)
- from 4450 euros per person for 4 people, or
- from 3650 euros per person for 8 people
- All accommodations, breakfasts and eco taxes. (7 nights)
- Bicycle rental (Standard Carbon Road Bike). Upgrades available.
- All transfers (airport transfers, luggage transfers between hotels, any transfers logistically needed during the rides, NOT dinner transfers to restaurants)
- Welcome to Mallorca Pack from Mills & Honey
- All of Mills & Honey planning fees, on-trip assistance and taxes. This includes a welcome meeting, bikes set up, navigation app assistance and general safety briefing.
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