Majorca Cycling Holiday

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.

The above video above was shot in July 2019 and depicts the sights and scenes along the route.

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.

Majorca Cycling Holiday

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.

The above video above was shot in July 2019 and depicts the sights and scenes along the route.

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

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.

Day 1 : Arrive Playa de Plma

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 would be a nice suggestion.

Day 2 : Playa de Palma – Colònia Sant Jordi
35 miles/55 kms

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

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

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

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

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 – Playa de Palma
35 miles/55 kms

Stunning views await you, as you cycle through picturesque towns including Deia and Valldemossa. Arrive in the afternoon in Palma, Mallorca’s handsome capital city with it's narrow alleys and traditional squares and a great place to explore. Then get back on your bikes again for the last ride, pedalling along the coast back to Playa de Palma.

Day 8 : Playa de Palma - end of trip

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

Bikes

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

Regular bikes provided are modern alloy framed models with 21 speeds. The bikes come equipped with pannier, lock and a repair kit with pump.

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. The bikes come equipped with pannier, lock and a repair kit with pump.

Electric bikes are also available.

We suggest you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons. Alternatively, helmets are available to buy (payable locally, €35). This must be advised 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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