Majorca Cycling Holiday

  • 4.8
    (2 reviews)
  • Category

    Cycle Touring
    Self Guided
  • Grade

    Moderate
  • Duration/s

    7 nights
  • Start / Finish

    Playa de Palma / Playa de Palma
  • Distance

    171 miles/275 kms
  • Themes

    CoastalEbike
  • Accommodation

    Superior
  • Tour code

    014-113CES
Price From £764

Overview

See another side of Majorca on this self-guided island cycling holiday, stopping at some of the island’s most charming, coastal towns and exploring its scenic and varied interior. Swim from pristine beaches and stay in atmospheric towns and villages.

Book in January and Save £50 per adult.

The cycling will take you to picturesque fishing villages, shimmering salt pans, and spots of stunning natural beauty. You’ll also have the chance to explore the island’s proud capital, Palma. A highlight will surely be travelling high up into the Tramuntana Mountains – a bus transfer will save you the legwork – to explore Fornalutx, widely considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Afterwards you’ll enjoy a lovely descent by bike back to sea level.

Port de Soller - Majorca - Spain*

Port de Sóller

You’ll overnight in some of the island’s most attractive coastal towns like Port de Sóller and C’an Picafort and there will be plenty of opportunities to sample fantastic local cuisine on the way.

The riding is varied, with some moderate uphill sections, which are invariably rewarded with exhilarating descents. The route avoids busy roads wherever possible and most of the journey is on quiet side roads and country lanes, plus some unpaved tracks.

Itinerary & Map

The riding is varied, with some moderate uphill sections, which are invariably rewarded with exhilarating descents. The route avoids busy roads wherever possible and most of the journey is on quiet side roads and country lanes, plus some unpaved tracks.

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Day 1: Arrive Playa de Palma

Cala Blava - Majorca - Spain*Arrive in Playa de Palma 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: Playa de Palma – Colònia Sant Jordi, 35 miles/55 kms

Es Trenc Beach

Es Trenc Beach

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 beaches – Es Trenc.

Day 3: Colònia Sant Jordi – Porto Cristo, 35 miles/55 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 Es Pontas – a spectacular bridge-like rock formation. Continue to the picturesque bay of Cala Santanyo before arriving at Porto Cristo, famous for its rock caves.

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

C'an Picafort beach - Majorca - Spain*

C’an Picafort beach

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 Petra a typical Majorcan lunch awaits and then you cycle on to Santa Margalida, a charming little village with a lovely central square, before reaching C’an Picafort on Majorca’s north-east coast.

Day 5: C’an Picafort – Port de Pollenca – Alcudia – C’an Picafort, 28 miles/45 kms

Pollenca Bay

Pollenca Bay

Today’s riding takes you through more of Majorca’s scenic highlights, and through a protected nature reserve on the way to the huge Bay of Pollenca. Pass through Port de Pollenca then make your way to Alcudia, with its old town and bullring. Then you’ll loop back to C’an Picafort for a second night.

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 and Inca you’ll hop on a bus to Lluc monastery then continue to the high mountains. After that you’ll cycle through the beautiful village of Fornalutz and through citrus plantations to Port de Sóller, one of the island’s most attractive resorts.

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

Palma - Majorca - Spain*

Palma

Take the old-fashioned train from Soller through citrus groves to Palma, Mallorca’s handsome capital city. Take 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 to Playa de Palma.

Day 8: Playa de Palma

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

Dates & Prices

2019 Arrival Dates
Arrivals every Friday or Sunday between 17 February - 23 June & 01 September to 27 October

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2019 Prices

January Sale: £50 off per person prices below.

 

014-113CES
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01 Sep
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Double/twin £790 £840 £939 £968 £840 £790          
Single £1023 £1072 £1171 £1201 £1072 £1023          
Triple £764 £812 £907 £936 £812 £764          
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Deposit per person £100

Price Includes

7 nights accommodation. See practical information
7 x Breakfast & 6 x Dinner (Port de Sóller, breakfast only)
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 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)
Dinner on day 6

Supplements

Extra night Playa de Palma, double/twin, 17/2-11/4 & 27/9-27/10, superior (£57)
Extra night Playa de Palma, single, 17/2-11/4 & 27/9-27/10, superior (£88)
Extra night Playa de Palma, double/twin, 12/4-23/6, superior (£81)
Extra night Playa de Palma, single, 12/4-23/6, superior (£117)
Extra night Playa de Palma, double/twin, 1/9-26/9, superior (£99)
Extra night Playa de Palma, single, 1/9-26/9, superior (£142)
Bike with pannier & lock. See practical information (£90)
Electric bike with pannier & lock (£189)

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

Unisex bike

Example of bike used on this tour.

The bikes provided on this tour are modern city bikes with 21 speeds, and comfortable saddle with upright riding position

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

Electric bikes are also available.

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 2 reviews 4.8
  • 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
  • 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.