Exciting Road Cycling Holidays Spain

Escape the city with Mallorca Cycling and experience the best that this beautiful Balearic island has to offer on two wheels. This week is thoughtfully designed to get you riding into some of the most famous and scenic routes in Mallorca, with expert local hosts and support. Everything is taken care of by your hosts, so you just need to focus on riding and enjoy!

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Terrain: Mostly hilly, rolling routes, iconic climbs in the smoothest tarmacs and well-maintained roads
  • Difficulty level: Challenging (cyclist needs to have a high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs / 46 to 80 or more miles per day)
  • Total distance: 540 kilometers / 336 miles
  • Average elevation: 1,460 meters / 4,790 feet
  • Vacation type: Road
  • Type of bike: Road bike
  • Minimum group size: 4 to 6 persons

Meet the instructors

Adam & Ben
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Highlights

  • 6-day guided bike tour
  • Service of a professional guide
  • A mix of rolling routes and iconic climbs
  • Ride to the famous Sa Calobra and Formentor
  • Daily delicious breakfast and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


6 cycling days in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Palma De Mallorca Airport
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Accommodation

You will stay in Fergus Pollensa Park Spa, a four-star hotel in Puerto Pollenca which is just a five-minute walk from the beach, bars, shops, and only 35 minutes away from Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI).

Program

The days can be flexible to suit the group but Mallorca Cycling will make sure you get to see all the iconic climbs including the world famous Sa Calobra and Formentor. This cycling holidays are run by real bike experts with outstanding local knowledge. All rides are full days out on the bikes, with a few stops for good coffee and lunch. Routes may vary slightly on the day depending on the weather and ability of the group.

Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Pollenca

Arrive and get set. Set up your bikes or collect your bike from the nearby bike rental shop. Then head out for a 40-kilometer spin to get acclimatised. Enjoy your first buffet dinner at 7:00 p.m. before turning in for a good night’s sleep ahead of an active day.

Day 2: Caimari

Enjoy a big fresh breakfast and get ready for a day on the saddle. You will ride to the beautiful village of Caimari for about 85 kilometers with 1,500 meters of climbing to Col de sa Batalla. You will then stop for a coffee at the Lluc monastery. Then descend back in Puerto Pollenca. Return to the base and relax.

Day 3: Arta

Head south towards Arta, Petra along the beautiful east coastal line for about 125 kilometers with 1,000 meters of climbing. Stop for a coffee in the stunning town of Arta then ride to the hidden valley roll along the quiet lanes of Mallorca back to the hotel.

Day 4: Lighthouse

Ride to the lighthouse and back riding for 50 kilometers with 1,250 meters of climbing. A slightly easier day with an out and back to the lighthouse as seen on BBC’s The Night Manager TV series for any Hiddlestonians out there. Ride up and down the coastline on some of the smoothest tarmacs around. Stop for a coffee at the lighthouse and roll back. Just ride at your own pace, spinning the legs.

Day 5: Sa Calobra

Ride to Sa Calobra for 110 kilometers with 2,300 meters of climbing. You will set out early to avoid the rush and ride to the world-famous Sa Calobra. Like a piece of spaghetti thrown on the mountain, this climb does not disappoint. You will have an out and back ride taking in the breathtaking scenes of the Tramuntana mountain range.

Day 6: Puig de Randa

Ride to Puig de Randa for 130 kilometers with 1,250 meters of climbing. Head south through the quiet central roads of Mallorca and climb the Puig de Randa for a stunning 360-degree view. Have coffee and cake in the working monastery.

Day 7: Alcudia

You can have an optional last day ride to the historic Alcudia for 10 kilometers. Have coffee before you finish the week along the seafront.

Day 8: Departure

This will be the last day of your cycling holidays in Mallorca.

Solo traveler

Solo travelers are welcome to join! It is a great way to meet new like-minded people. You may be sharing a room with another solo traveler. If you want a room all to yourself, there will be a single supplement charge to pay.

Road condition

Mallorca is a cycling mecca, and as such the roads there are superbly well-maintained. This trip is designed to explore the very best routes that Mallorca has to offer so rest assured that no potholes will ruin your weekend!

Recommended Gear ratios

53 to 39 chainsets are recommended for the very strong riders out there! The ratios on the cassette will very much depend on what you like and how much you like to suffer. Some riders come out in Mallorca with an 11 to 23 or an 11 to 25 cassette. Most of the pro-peloton use this as it gives them the extra power on the flats and on the descents!

However, with their extra power and fitness, they can still stomp it up most climbs whatever the ratio. If you are a confident rider and want a bit more on the flats whilst still having good options on the climbs, a semi-compact chainset with 52 to 36 and an 11 to 28 cassette are recommended. Use this combination all year round as it tackles everything for the terrain of Mallorca.

For the mere mortals out there, a compact or mid-compact when riding in Mallorca is recommended. If you did want to change your setup whilst out there, fear not for there are plenty of good bike shops just in case you want to make things a bit easier or in some cases, a little bit harder.

Instructors

Adam Moore
Adam is has been working in the fitness industry for the last 12 years and running his own fitness studio with a team of personal trainers. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise when guiding all types of people around the roads of Mallorca. Adam’s ethos is to ensure that everyone has fun and enjoys their time on the Island which he fell in love with when he first visited over ten years ago. Adam races on a regular basis and is also the manager of the Morvelo Basso Racing Team. His job is to guide and advise you on the road not only to make sure you have a safe day out but also to make
Ben Meakings
After ten years in the leisure industry and with a passion for riding his bike, Ben decided it was time to live the dream and become part of the Mallorca Cycling team. His outgoing personality and fantastic communication skills have proved to be a winner on all their trips. Ben’s sole mission is to make sure you are having a first-class time out on the road. With his ‘never leave you out there’ attitude, Ben will make sure you summit that climb and you appreciate that cold beer at the end of a hard day in the saddle.

Location

This cycling holidays will take place in Mallorca, Spain. Mallorca offers a wonderful mix of rolling routes and stunning days in the mountains. The smooth tarmac and quiet roads make for an ideal cycling holiday. With many professional teams, clubs, and amateur riders flocking to the island each year, it really is a must-ride for any cyclist.

There is a reason why a high volume of the professional cycling teams uses Mallorca as a training base in the winter months. Teams like Sky Pro Cycling, Garmin, Cannondale, BMC, and Katusha can all be spotted on the island roads in December, January, and February. More and more cyclists are discovering the secret delights of Mallorca with over 150,000 flocking to the island each year. Fear not there is plenty of room for everyone!

Mallorca has a great selection of climbs and routes which take you to every part of the island. The majority of the most popular roads and mountain passes are in the Tramuntana range which stretches across the backbone of the island. Aside from the Tramuntana mountains, there are other great routes which take you to other climbs dotted around the island leading you to historical mountaintop monasteries. There are many stunning routes and climbs throughout the island, enough to give you a reason to keep coming back.

Mallorca has become the mecca for European cycling escapes. Thanks to a sustained effort from the local government, Mallorca has been transformed in recent years into a cyclists paradise. With smooth roads and little traffic, the quiet back lanes will see very few drivers. What more can you ask for? From rolling roads to mountain climbs, Mallorca ticks all the boxes for every type of cyclist. There really is something for everyone on your Mallorca cycling holiday.

What to expect in Mallorca

  • Smooth well-maintained roads
  • Low traffic levels and respectful local drivers
  • Fully signposted cycle routes
  • High mountain passes for the hardcore climbers
  • Tranquil flat roads for the leisure cyclists
  • Great all-year-round weather
  • Frequent and cheap supply of flights from across Europe
  • Plentiful accommodation
  • Lots of bike rental and repair shops

Food

You will be provided with half board meals consisting of breakfast and dinner at the hotel. Lunch and snacks are not included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 6-day guided bike tour
  • Daily breakfasts and dinners
  • Bike hire
  • Service of professional guides
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to Palma De Mallorca Airport (PMI)

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Evening recovery beverages
  • Single supplement room charge

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Palma De Mallorca Airport (PMI). Transfer from and to this airport is included. Mallorca Cycling will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Palma De Mallorca Airport Airport transfer included: Palma De Mallorca Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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This tour requires a minimum of 4 to 6 participants.

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