Mallorca Coast (Guided)
- Guided 6 Nights
- Arrival - Palma
- Departure - Palma
- Difficulty - Medium - Challenging
- Price - From €1190
- Dates - Year Round
This fully supported cycling holiday tours around the coast of Mallorca, the largest of Spain's islands. You stay in some of the finest hotels on the island and cycle along stunning routes through the Tramuntana Mountains and along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline.
There are a choice of route options each day, so the holiday is suitable for cyclists of differing abilities. And our expert guide, who cycles with the group, will ensure that you get a truly authentic experience incorporating the rich history and culture of Mallorca, with its incredible natural beauty.
You stay in boutique hotels in the most attractive villages, and the meals included are taken in local restaurants which offer superb local and national dishes such as paella, fresh fish and tapas.
Day 1 - ArrivalWe will transfer you from Palma airport or ferry terminal to Alcudia in the north of the island. The Alcudia region is the cycling capital of Mallorca, with part-time local residents including recent Tour de France winners Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome.
As well as having a fantastic beach it retains much of the charm of Mallorcan culture, including Roman remains and city walls dating from the 14th century.
Day 2 Coll de Sa Batalla & Lluc MonasteryThe first day of the cycle tour sees you head inland towards the village of Campanet with its historic caves. From here, the route climbs into the Tramuntana Mountains, crossing the Coll de Sa Batalla, a 7.5km climb at an average gradient of around 6%.
At the top of the climb you will reach the village of Lluc, home to a 13th century monastery, and an excellent place to stop for lunch. The route then continues mostly downhill back to Port Pollensa.
Day 3 Cap de FormentorThe route today takes you to one of the most iconic parts of Mallorca - the Cap de Formentor.
The long and undulating road to the Cap offers incredible views to really enjoy the cycling. Depending on the time of year you go, there is a good chance of being passed by groups of professional cyclists doing training rides on this route.
The 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins holds the unofficial record to the Cap de Formentor and back, apparently completing the hilly 38km in exactly one hour!
Day 4 Tramuntana & Sa CalobraToday is the most challenging and the most beautiful day of the cycle tour. The route heads into the heart of the Tramuntana mountains.
After passing the historic village of Lluc, the route continues towards Soller, climbing to Puig Major - the highest road on Mallorca at around 1000m. There is also the option to take the beautiful hilly diversion to Sa Calobra, a spectacular 12km road consisting of numerous hairpin bends. The destination for the evening is Puerto de Soller, a small, pretty fishing village on the west of the island.
Day 5 Deνa & ValldemossaToday you return to the mountains doing a really pleasant loop taking in the picturesque villages of Deia and Valldemossa. The coastal road takes in the rugged cliffs at Deia and the 14th century charterhouse at Valldemossa.
From Valldemossa, the route continues along the beautiful coastal road, heading south to the incredible village of Banyalbufar, a traditional Mallorcan village, perched on a steep hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 6 Inland VillagesThe final day in the saddle is a circular route through the southern part of the Tramuntana Natural Park. There is around 1,000m of climbing on this undulating route which follows the coastal road before heading inland to the pleasant village of Puigpunyent - a nice place to stop for lunch.
The route continues climbing numerous hairpins through Mallorca's wine country, before a fast descent back into Banyalbufar to finish the day.
Day 7 DepartAfter breakfast our tour ends. We will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.
Alternatively, if you prefer, we can arrange for you to continue your holiday in Palma, or one of the other beach resorts on the island.
Please see our extensions page for more details.
Prices & Dates
A guided tour can start on any date (subject to availability) for a group of six or more people.
|Price (per person)*||Single Supplement||Bike Hire (Optional)|
|8th - 14th April 2017||1170||300||100|
*Based on two people sharing a double or twin room. If you would prefer to stay in a single room, the single supplement is applicable.
The following is included in the tour:
- Six nights accommodation in double, twin or single room with en-suite.
- Transfer to and from the arrival/departure point
- Continental breakfast every day
- Lunch and refreshments* every day
- 2 x Evening Meals
- Luggage transferred between hotels
- Experienced guide cycling the route with the group (fluent English)
- Support vehicle along the route
- Cycle Fiesta water bottle
- Detailed maps and route information for each day, with clearly marked points of interest.
- Route extensions every day for those of you who wish to cycle further
The following are optional extras available for an additional charge:
The following is not included in the tour
- Any transfers not stated above
- Travel Insurance
- Entry to any attractions (e.g. museums, churches) except were explicitly stated
Frequently Asked Questions
Please browse through some of the frequently asked questions about this cycling tour. If you have any further questions, or would like any more information, please contact us and we will answer by email.
How far do I cycle each day on this tour?
The average route is about 60km (40 miles) per day. However, there are route extensions if you wish to cycle further.
There is also a support van, so you can cut short a route whenever you wish to.
How difficult is this tour?
This tour is rated as medium to challenging as it contains climbing on most days.
The climbs in Mallorca are not especially steep (average gradients are 4-7%; however, there are several climbs of 5-18km in length. The average amount of climbing is around 800m per day.
In order to enjoy the holiday it is necessary to have a reasonable level of fitness. However, because the minimum daily distances are quite low, you certainly don't have to be of a club standard to have a great time on this tour.
The routes have plenty of places to stop at cafes or restaurants and so this is a great cycling tour for riders that enjoy mountain scenery and steady climbs, without wanting to race them.
What is a single supplement?
Our prices are based on two people sharing a hotel room (in a double or twin room). For cyclists that wish to stay in their own room, the single supplement is payable.
The cost is made up of the extra cost of accommodation when the room is single occupancy.
What are the arrival and departure points?
Palma is the arrival and departure point for this tour. It is the capital and by far the largest city in Mallorca, and has a large international airport and ferry terminal.
It is easy to find low cost flights to here from most European countries throughout the year.
We will pick you up from here at the start of the tour and drop you off at the end.
What type of bikes do you hire?
For this tour we recommend road or hybrid bikes.
Please see our bicycles page for further details.
When can I do this tour?
This tour is available starting on any day throughout the year.
The most popular period is from late September through to early June. This is when the weather is warm, but not too hot, and the island is not as busy as in the height of summer.
How many people do I need to book a private tour
A minimum of six people are required to book a private guided tour. If you have fewer than that amount, you may be interested in booking our Mountains of Mallorca self-guided tour which follows a similar route through Mallorca.
What is the weather like on this tour?
Mallorca has a fully deserved reputation for fine weather throughout the year. Rain is uncommon throughout the year, although is slightly more likely in late winter.
Good weather is never absolutely guaranteed in Europe; however, there is as good a chance of a completely sunny week in Mallorca as there is almost anywhere on the continent
Which famous mountains will I climb?
The following are among some of the most famous and spectacular mountains that you will climb on the holiday:
Sa Calobra (L)
Cap de Formentor
Coll de Sa Batalla
Coll de Soller
(L) = On longer route only (E) - Available as an optional extension
What are the altitude profiles for each day?
We believe that the hotels that you stay in are just as important as the towns that you visit and the scenery that you ride through. On this tour we have chosen accommodation that
is of a high quality and is typical to the area.
AlcudiaThe tour begins in Alcudia, where you stay in a beautiful small boutique hotel in the heart of the historic old town.
This **** hotel is uniquely styled and locally run, offering a great deal of comfort as well as a real insight into traditional Mallorca.
Port SollerHere you stay in a superb hotel located directly opposite the beach. There are excellent views of the bay and the hotel also has a swimming pool and an excellent restaurant.
BanyalbufarThe final two nights are spent in Banyalbufar - one of the most remote and visually stunning villages in Mallorca.
You stay here in a stunning boutique hotel with fine views of the sea. The hotel is locally run with high quality rooms and a large outdoor terrace.
To find out more about how we select our hotels, please see our accommodation page.
To reserve a place on the tour, please follow the link below to continue to our reservation form.
Once we have received the form, we will be in contact to confirm the booking and to arrange for the payment of the deposit.