Historic Villages of Rural Mallorca
- Self-Guided 6 Nights
- Arrival - Palma
- Departure - Palma
- Difficulty - Easy
- Price - From €990
- Dates - September - June
Mallorca is the largest of Spain's islands and has perfect terrain for a cycling holiday. As well as fantastic nature, great beaches and a unique culture, Mallorca has little traffic and pleasant temperatures throughout the year.
This cycling holiday visits the beautiful inland villages, away from the main tourist areas and stays in small, locally run hotels that provide an authentic Mallorcan experience.
The terrain and distances make this ideal for a first cycling holiday, with the average daily distance of around 20-25km (12-15 miles). However, there are optional extensions if you would like to cycle further on any particular day.
Day 1 - AlcudiaWe will transfer you from Palma airport or ferry terminal to the Alcudia, a small town in the north of the island.
Alcudia is a pretty and historic town with a strong local character. As well as having great beaches nearby it retains much of the charm of Mallorcan culture, partciularly outside of the main tourist season. Within the impressive city walls there is a bustling centre, full of boutique shops and artisan restaurants.
Depending on your arrival time, there is the posibility to do a short circular route in the afteroon.
Day 2 – Pollensa Beach (23km)For the first day in saddle you head north on a cycle lane running along the coast of Pollensa Bay. There are excellent views here of the Cap de Formentor, before reaching Port de Pollensa, a fishing town with one of the best beaches in this part of Mallorca.
After a stop at the beach, you head inland towards the town of Pollensa - a traditional historic Mallorcan town, with a lively square that makes a great place to stop for lunch.
The route then returns to Alcudia along narrow lanes, bordered by picturesque dry stone walls that are characteristic of the region.
Day 3 - Campanet & Tramuntana Natural Park (27km)Today you leave Alcudia and follow a scenic cycle route along the edge of the Tramuntana Natural Park. The route is largely flat, but there are excellent views as you pass through rural Mallorca, with the mountains dominating the landscape.
You can stop for lunch at the Coves de Campanet; a historic complex of caves near to the village of Campanet, before continuing a short distance to Caimari.
Caimari is a delightful village, completely removed from the resort towns that line the Mallorcan coast. Set in the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains, it is as picturesque as it is peaceful.
Day 4 - Lluc Monastery / Ciruclar Village Route (24km)There are three options today depending on how your legs feel! The first possibility is to have a relaxing day, enjoying the facilities in the hotel and exploring the beautiful surroundings.
If you feel like challenging yourself, you can climb the 10km up to the Col de Sa Batalla in the heart of the Tramuntana Mountains. Here you will reach the village of Lluc - famed for its 13th century monastery which houses fantastic gardens.
For a gentler day in the saddle, you can do a circular route touring the small villages of this region and discovering the unique character of each one.
Day 5 – Alaro (22km)Today you continue heading west along the southern edge of the Tramuntana Natural Park. The route follows peaceful single track roads as it passes through some small settlements.
The destination is Alaro, another of the iconic villages of central Mallorca. Depending on what time you arrive, you can walk up to the castle on the edge of Alaro, which offers fine views of the whole island.
The evening can be spent in one of the great restaurants in the compact centre of Alaro, offering a variety of traditional Mallorcan cuisine.
Day 6- Mallorca's Wine Region (25km)The circular route today continues on narrow, picturesque roads which pass through central Mallorca. This is the agricultural heartland of Mallorca with the fields full or orange, olive and almond trees.
This is also Mallorca's wine region, with the village of Binissalem in particular producing a fantastic red wine which is exported around the world.
You return to Alaro in the evening, where there is the opportunity to try some of the wine produced from the fields you have just cycled past!
Day 7 - PalmaAfter breakfast our tour ends. We will transfer you to the airport, or, 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
|Price (per person)*||Single Supplement||Bike Hire (Optional)|
|October - April||€990||€270||€120|
|May, June & Sept.||€1080||€300||€120|
|July & August||€1275||€380||€120|
*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.
Guided TourGroups of six people or more contact us to arrange a private guided tour starting on any date.
The following is included in the tour:
- Six nights accommodation in double, twin or single room with en-suite. Please see price list for details of single supplement.
- Transfer to and from the arrival/departure points
- Continental breakfast every day
- Luggage transferred between hotels
- 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
The following are optional extras available for an additional charge:
The following is not included in the tour
- Lunches and Dinners
- 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 daily average is about 24km (15 miles) on this cycling holiday. However, there are daily extensions if you wish to cycle further.
As half of the routes are circular, it is also possible to have a rest day on these if you do not wish to cycle.
How difficult is this tour?
This is our easiest cycling holiday and is suitable for riders of all levels.
The route is predominantly flat, with just a few short rolling sections. The distances are low and the holiday is designed for cyclists that like to stop often to explore places.
If you would like a more challenging trip to Mallorca, you may be interested in our Mountains of Mallorca Cycling Tour
Can I personalise or change aspects of this tour?
Absolutely! We have designed a tour that we feel strikes a great balance between cycling routes, accommodation and interesting towns. However, if, for example, you would like to do the tour
for a different number of days, stay in a different level of accommodation, or extend the route to a different location, we would be happy to discuss the options with you.
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 and also the greater cost of the transfers (luggage and people) when it is not split between two or more cyclists. We have made every effort to keep this to a minimum wherever possible.
If you feel that the single supplement is prohibitively expensive, you may wish to consider our cycling holidays in Valencia and Alicante, which has a very low single supplement.
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 hybrid bikes, although we can also provide road bikes. The low distances and lack of steep hills make hybrid bikes a good choice, allowing you to go at a leisurely pace and fully appreciate the surroundings.
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.
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.
The accommodation for this tour is in hotels in the centre of three villages - Alcudia, Alaro and Caimari. The boutique hotels are all small (with less than ten rooms) and are run in a traditional Mallorcan style.
AlcudiaIn Alcudia you will stay inside the historic town walls in a beautifully restored 18th century mansion. This **** boutique hotel is full of charm and character.
CaimariIn Caimari you will stay in country style villa, set in beautiful surroundings with a swimming pool and fantastic sun terrace.
AlaroFinally, in Alaro, you will stay in an elegant converted town house close to the main square. This is another small hotel, with less than ten rooms and with a real traditional feel.
For more information on 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.
If you would like to do this tour in a group of more than six people as a guided tour, please contact us and we can arrange a guided cycling tour.