Majorca Cycling Holiday

  • 4.7
    (3 reviews)
  • Category

    Cycle Touring
    Self Guided
  • Grade

    Moderate
  • Duration/s

    7 nights
  • Start / Finish

    Ca'n Pastilla / Ca'n Pastilla
  • Distance

    171 miles/275 kms
  • Themes

    CoastalEbike
  • Accommodation

    Superior
  • Tour code

    014-113CES
Price From £704

Overview

See the many different faces of Majorca on this cycling holiday around the island. Explore the secluded coves of the east coast before following quiet country lanes north to the beautiful beaches of Can Picafort and Alcudia. A transfer high into the mountains of the west coast is followed by a scenic descent to charming Fornalutz and stunning Port Soller.

Each night you will stay in a bustling resort town on the coast and your comfortable hotel will never be far from a fantastic beach for a refreshing post-ride swim. During the day the rides lead you inland along a network of quiet country lanes, lined with dry stone walls and rustic windmills to charming, peaceful villages. On the more remote sections cicadas provide a backing track to your ride and colourful butterflies dance in the sunlight.

Sights and scenes from the route (June 2019)

Highlights of the route include, Es Trenc, Majorca’s most beautiful and protected white sand beach, a lunch-stop in the beautiful village square at Petra, exploring the ancient, winding streets of Alcudia old town and the exhilarating descent to Fornalutz village with its orange and lemon groves. You’ll also fall in love with the picturesque seaside town of Port Soller before completing the circle with a visit to the island’s capital, Palma.

The riding is varied, with some moderate uphill sections, which are invariably rewarded with exhilarating descents. The route sticks to quiet country lanes wherever possible but there are a few unavoidable stretches on busier roads. There are also a some short sections on gravel tracks but the vast majority of the route is on paved roads.

Itinerary & Map

The riding is varied, with some moderate uphill sections, which are invariably rewarded with exhilarating descents. The route sticks to quiet country lanes wherever possible but there are a few unavoidable stretches on busier roads. There are also a some short sections on gravel tracks but the vast majority of the route is on paved roads.

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Day 1: Arrive Can Pastilla

Can Pastilla

Can Pastilla

Arrive in Can Pastilla on Majorca’s south coast. After check-in you are free to relax or explore. Maybe a visit to the beach for the first swim of the holiday?

Day 2: Can Pastilla – Colònia Sant Jordi, 35 miles/55 kms

Windmill near Llucmajor, Majorca

Enroute to Colonia St. Jordi

Your morning starts with a welcome briefing, then the first day of cycling takes you along the south coast of Majorca. You’ll pass traditional windmills and the pink and white salt fields of Llevant on the way to Colònia Sant Jordi. Just before reaching your overnight stop we highly recommend a short detour for a swim at one of Majorca’s most beautiful, white-sand beaches – Es Trenc.

Day 3: Colònia Sant Jordi – Porto Cristo area, 35 to 41 miles/55 to 65 kms

Es Pontas - Majorca - Spain*

Es Pontas

From Colònia Sant Jordi you’ll head inland briefly to pass through the town of Ses Salines and then rejoin the coast at Cala Santanyi, a picturesque cove where we highly recommend the short walk to admire Es Pontas, a spectacular bridge-like rock formation just off-shore. The route then leads you inland to the charming village of S’Alqueria Blanca where you will find a nice square with a cafe to stop for a rest. After a few more kilometers you’ll stop for the night in the bustling resort of Porto Cristo.

Day 4: Porto Cristo area – C’an Picafort, 38 miles/60 kms

Can Picafort

Can Picafort

You’ll be cycling through some of Majorca’s finest scenery today on the way to C’an Picafort, set on the Bay of Alcudia in the island’s north east, where you’ll stay for the next two nights. On the way you’ll visit Manacor, a town well known for its pottery, beads and local crafts. In the charming village of Petra a typical Majorcan lunch awaits you at a nice restaurant in the village square. Thereafter you cycle on to Santa Margalida, another very pleasant village, before reaching the beach resort of C’an Picafort on Majorca’s north-east coast. You will spend the next two night’s here so you can unpack properly and really relax!

Day 5: C’an Picafort – Alcudia – C’an Picafort, 25 miles/40 kms

Pollenca Bay

Today’s ride, which is optional, takes you through a protected nature reserve. Afterwards you follow a very pleasant rural route via Pollenca Bay to Alcudia old town. Park the bikes and take a stroll around the narrow winding streets of this beautiful walled town. The route then returns to C’an Picafort along the coast.

Day 6: C’an Picafort – Port de Sóller, 31 miles/50 kms + bus ride

Port de Soller - Majorca - Spain*

Port de Soller

Today you’ll visit the mountains of the Sierra de Tramuntana, but don’t worry, you won’t be ascending the 1,200 metres by pedal power alone. After cycling first inland through Muro to Inca you’ll hop on a private transfer bus for a scenic drive up to Lluc monastery, 525 meters above sea level. After a look around, the transfer bus continues through the stunning mountain scenery before dropping you off at local beauty spot. From here you will enjoy an exhilarating descent to the beautiful village of Fornalutz where you will be treated to a wonderful meal of majorquian specialities. From here it is a short ride and through the citrus plantations to Port de Sóller, one of the island’s most attractive resorts where you will spend the night.

Day 7: Port de Sóller – Can Pastilla, 6 miles/10 kms + train ride

Palma - Majorca - Spain*

Palma

Take the historical old tram ride from Port de Sóller into Sóller train station (payable locally €7) before boarding the train to Palma, Mallorca’s handsome capital city. Enjoy a guided tour of the old town and famous cathedral before taking to your bikes again for the last stretch of cycling of your trip, pedalling along the coast back to Can Pastilla.

Day 8: Can Pastilla

After breakfast it’s time to check-out and head for home or your next adventure.

Dates & Prices

2020 Arrival Dates
Arrivals every Friday or Sunday between 16 February - 21 June & 30 August - 25 October

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2020 Prices
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Deposit per person £125

Price Includes

7 nights accommodation. See practical information
7 x Buffet Breakfast
Luggage transfer
Maps & Route information
Welcome briefing
Lunch snack in Petra & A tasty paella lunch with wine (Fornalutz usually)
Transfer over the Tramuntana Mountains
Stop at Lluc Monastery
City tour of Palma de Majorca
Train ride on the 'Red Thunderbolt', day 7
GPS route data
Local assistance

Price Excludes

Flights and transfers
Bike hire (see supplements)
Helmet (€35, payable locally)
Tourist tax (approximately €2pppn, payable locally)
Tram Port de Sóller to Sóller (€6 per person, payable locally)

Supplements

6 x Buffet dinners (excluding Port de Sóller, breakfast only) (£60)
Extra night Playa de Palma, double/twin, 16/02-02/04 & 16/10-25/10, superior (£54)
Extra night Playa de Palma, single, 16/02-02/04 & 16/10-25/10, superior (£90)
Extra night Playa de Palma, double/twin, 03/04-28/05 & 25/09 - 15/10, superior (£69)
Extra night Playa de Palma, single, 03/04-28/05 & 25/09 - 15/10, superior (£105)
Extra night Playa de Palma, double/twin, 29/05-21/06 & 30/08- 24/09, superior (£82)
Extra night Playa de Palma, single, 29/05-21/06 & 30/08- 24/09, superior (£117)
Regular bike with pannier & lock. See practical information (£82)
Regular Plus bike with pannier & lock (£131)
Electric bike with pannier & lock (£192)

Reductions

Free for children up to 5 years
50% for children 6 -11 years sharing with 2 adults
25% for children 12 -14 years sharing with 2 adults

Practical Information

Below you will find more details on the bikes and accommodation provided as well as travel advice – more images can be found on the gallery page.

Bikes

Regular bike

Regular bike

On this tour you can choose between a regular bike, a regular Plus bike or an e-bike.

The regular bike is perfect for this style of tour and offers 21 speeds and a comfortable saddle. The alloy frame provides and upright riding position.

The regular Plus bike offers a step up in terms of components (hydraulic Magura brakes HS 11, Shimano Deore XT) and the frame provides a more sporty riding position. High quality, suntour suspension forks ensure a comfortable ride on these bikes.

Regular plus bike

Regular plus bike

The e-bikes used on this tour have a good weight distribution and a low balance point. Overall weight amounts to approx. 23 kg. An illuminated LCD display allows you to select from three different modes of assistance and the battery will easily last each ride assuming it is fully charged at the start.

All bikes also come equipped with a rear pannier, handlebar bag, lock, pump and a repair kit.

We suggest you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons. Alternatively, you are able to buy a helmet locally for around 35 euros. It must be requested at the time of booking.

 

Accommodation

Below you will find examples of the types of accommodation typically used on this tour. Please note that the hotels we book for you may differ slightly from those described but they will certainly be of a similar standard.

Superior: Good quality hotels and guesthouses.

Playa de Palma: BG Hotel Java
Sant Jordi: Hotel Sur Mallorca
Porto Cristo: Hotel Felip
C’an Picafort: Hotel Platja Daurada
Port de Sóller: Hotel Marina
Playa de Palma: Hotel Java

Local taxes
Some hotels have started to charge a local/tourist tax. These taxes are not included in the sale price of the tour and must be paid directly by you at check-in or checkout at the hotels. This fee varies and is ever changing but as a guide, you may be asked to pay between €1-€4 per person per night

Getting There

Fly to Palma

Research flights from the UK here

On arrival take a taxi to your first hotel

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Current rating for this cycling holiday based on 3 reviews 4.7
  • Date - 20/06/2019
  • Name - Anonymous
  • Service rating -
    5.0
  • Service comment - Prompt and helpful as always
  • Product rating -
    4.0
  • Product comment - The only problem was the hotels were lacking in character and buffet meals are not our preferred style. However all hotels and facilities were clean and of a high standard. We understand this is a reflection of the type of hotels available on the island and also this type of dinning helped keep the costs down.
  • Flexitreks response - Completely understand where you are coming from here. The hotels are all very comfortable and well run but they are large and quite impersonal. We are working on an upgraded version of this tour, staying in smaller, boutique style properties and hope to have this online for the 2020 season.
  • Date - 06/10/2018
  • Name - Caroline Hadley Smith
  • Service rating -
    5.0
  • Product comment - Everything happened exactly as promised, Ricardo who met us at the hotel with the bikes was very friendly & went out of his way to be helpful
  • Flexitreks response - The title says it all! Thanks Caroline, we're glad you had such a great time
  • Date - 28/05/2017
  • Name - Anonymous
  • Service rating -
    5.0
  • Service comment - Flexitreks were quick to get back to me with queries about the holiday.
  • Product rating -
    4.0
  • Product comment - I had a great holiday. Everything was well organised. It would of been fun to have some suggestions for things to do when we arrived at our destination and more highlights on the route.
  • Flexitreks response - Thanks for the review. Point taken about a what-to-do list - we're on the case.