VILLAGES OF MALLORCA
Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Mallorca is fantastic for cycling, whether you head into the coast and mountains, or, as on this tour, explore the delightful interior of the island. The tour follows routes along quiet country lanes, beautifully framed by dry stone walls, and with fantastic views of orchards, olive groves and pine forests.
You also stay in small boutique hotels which ooze with character and charm and make for a truly relaxing and luxurious stay.
The daily distances on this holiday are quite short, and the routes are flat or gently rolling. You will have plenty of opportunity to stop at the various beaches, towns, monasteries and archaeological sites that you will pass on the rides, as well as soaking up Mallorca's cafe culture and excellent gastronomy. Below you can find a detailed itinerary, and click on the tabs to see more highlights, as well as all the practical information about the holiday.
Day 1 - Alcudia
Alcudia is one of the oldest towns on the island having been founded by Phoenician colonists 2,500 years ago.
You can also explore the tightly packed old town, hemmed in by the 14th century Medieval walls and imposing city gates. Depending on your arrival time, there is also the possibility of doing a short ride around the Alcudia Bay.
Medieval Gate in Alcudia
Day 2 - Cap d'Alcudia & Pollentia
Your route continues by riding along a coastal cycle lane to the town of Pollensa, before returning to Alcudia on quiet country lanes. On the edge of Alcudia you pass the site of Pollentia. This was the first Roman settlement to be built on the island, with the ruins dating to the 2nd century BCE. The decision to conquer Mallorca was made as part of Roman attempts to eradicate piracy in the Mediterranean.
It's fascinating to explore, with the forum area and parts of the basilica among the ruins.
Short Route: 26km (16 miles)
Long Route: 39km (24 miles)
The Picturesque Pollensa Bay
Day 3 - Tramuntana Natural Park & Prehistoric Caves
The ride itself though is mostly flat, as you pass through the villages of Campanet and Moscari. Near to Campanet you can visit some spectacular caves, which have dramatic rock formations and magnificent stalagmites.
The cycling ends in Selva, a charming town dating back to the 13th century; it is known for its 'olive festival' due to the abundance of olive trees in the area. Here you can relax by the hotel pool, or visit one of the town's tapas bars to taste the local produce.
Short Route: 27km (16 miles)
Long Route: 39km (24 miles)
Quiet Country Lane - Campanet
Day 4 - Vineyards & Villages
We recommend visiting one for a tasting, before you continue on your ride through the vineyards. The longer route extends the ride to the town of Alaró, which has a beautiful historic center that makes for a great coffee or lunch stop.
Both routes then return to Selva, where you can soak up the atmosphere of the lively main square.
Short Route: 32km (20 miles)
Long Route: 46km (29 miles)
Day 5 - Historic Sineu
Your destination is the town of Sineu. Dating back to Roman times, Sineu rose to prominence under the 14th century king Jaume II. He built his palace in the middle of the town, and it still remains today, although it was later transformed into a convent. Sineu is also famous for its weekly market that takes place every Wednesday; it is the best place to buy Mallorcan fruit, wine, oil and local artisanal products.
In Sineu you stay in a stunning **** hotel housed in a historic building in the heart of the old town. You can relax in its swimming pool and beautiful patio gardens.
Short Route: 25km (16 miles)
Long Route: 36km (22 miles)
Windmill near Consell
Day 6 - Talaiot & Randa Circle
There is also an excellent archaeological museum in the nearby village of Montuiri, which is housed in a converted windmill.
The longer route continues with an extension to the town of Randa, where you can climb up to the hilltop sanctuary. From this impressive 13th century building you get panoramic views over the entire island.
Both routes then return to Sineu, where you can have a well deserved rest. In the evening we recommend heading to one of the excellent restaurants that are clustered within the narrow streets and plazas of the old town.
Short Route: 24km (15 miles)
Long Route: 44km (27 miles)
Cura Sanctuary - Randa
Day 7 - Departure / Extensions
Popular options include spending time in the island's capital - Palma, or spending time relaxing on the beaches of one of the coastal towns.
If you prefer not to extend your stay, we will transfer you to Palma airport in time for your onward journey.
To find out more information about this holiday; including practical information, prices, dates and more tour highlights; return to the top of the page and click on the various tabs.
Palma de Mallorca - The Castle and Marina
Check out just some of the many highlights in our photo album below:
- ✔ Six Nights Accommodation (see the Hotels section for more details)
- ✔ Continental breakfast each day at the hotel
- ✔ Bicycle Hire (Hybrid, road or e-bike).
- ✔ Transfers to and from the arrival / departure point (see below for details)
- ✔ Luggage transferred between hotels
- ✔ GPS tracks and mobile app, so that you can follow the routes stress free
- ✔ Detailed information pack
- ❌ Flights
- ❌ Tour Extensions (optional extra)
- ❌ Travel Insurance
Although, if you prefer we can also provide road bikes.
All of our bikes come with helmets and handlebar bags (if required) and a water bottle.
Difficulty Level & Roads
The longer routes are easy-medium level. They mostly have little climbing, with the exception of the ride on the last day up to the Sanctuary at Randa; which is quite a long, albeit gentle ascent.
If you would like more challenging routes in Mallorca, you may be interested in our Mallorca Mountains & Coast Cycling Holiday.
Find out more about our tour difficulty levels here.
Arrival and Departure
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. We can also collect you and drop you off anywhere else in Mallorca - just let us know where before the holiday starts.
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.
What is your policy regarding Covid travel restrictions?
*Covid Policy 2021*
In response to the Covid Pandemic we have made some temporary alterations to our standard terms and conditions.
Reservations made in 2021 (for holidays taking place in either 2021 or 2022) can be postponed for any time in the following two years, without penalty, if you are unable to travel as a result of travel restrictions or other uncertainty. Notification of the postponement must be made at least ten days before the start of the tour.
Before the balance of the invoice has been paid, the deposit of €150 is also refundable in full for reservations made in 2021, if holidays are cancelled because of Covid related travel restrictions or uncertainty.
For reservations not made in 2021, the normal terms and conditions regarding cancellation apply.
Should I do the longer or shorter routes?
This depends entirely on you! The longer and shorter routes all start and finish at the same place, and so you can decide on any given day which you would prefer to do. There is no need to commit until the day of the ride itself.
On the longer routes you see more and are able to visit more places, while the shorter routes are more relaxing and ideal if you like to take your time and go at a slower pace.
If you would like to visit the extra towns and monuments on the longer routes, but are worried about the distances, then we recommend hiring an e-bike, which will give you more flexibility.
What is the weather like?
Mallorca has a fully deserved reputation for fine weather throughout the year. Rain is uncommon and it is more likely to be sunny there than almost anywhere else in Europe.
The best temperatures for cycling are from March to June and September to November. During these months daytime temperatures tend to be between 20°C (60°F) and 25°C (77°F), which we believe is pretty much perfect cycling weather!
It is also possible to do this tour in July and August. Daytime temperatures above 30°C (85°F) are not uncommon, so make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and some electrolytes.
Winter is the most popular time for professionals to train on the island. With daytime temperatures averaging around 15°C (59°F), it is not t-shirt weather, but it is still pleasant for riding.
Can I extend the tour?
Yes, we would be happy to arrange any tour extensions for you. The most popular option is to spend extra nights in Palma.
Can I do this as a private guided tour?
Yes, we can run this as a private tour for groups of six or more people.
Please contact us to arrange dates and disuss the itinerary.
Why book with us?
We are a small and independent company who are locally based, which offers several advantages:
• We have a lot personal experience of all of our tours, which have been refined over many years. We believe we are genuine experts in the regions where we run tours, and are close at hand to offer support and a personalized service.
• We have low overheads. We don't spend money on advertising and don't use third party agents.
We only sell our tours through this website. By cutting out the middle man, you can be sure that more of what you pay is being spent on the important things: like hotels, equipment and other services.
• We are flexible and can tailor our itineraries to suit your requirements.
• We are a registered and fully bonded tour operator in accordance with EU regulations.
What is your cancellation policy?
The full cancellation policy can be found in our terms and conditions.
Where can I find more information about the region?
Hotel Can Cota
Can Joan Capo
|Starting Date||Price (per person)¹||Single Supplement||Bike Hire|
|All Other Months||€1,250 EUR||€440 EUR||Included|
|July & August||€1,440 EUR||€490 EUR||Included|
To reserve a place on the tour, click the button above and complete the reservation form. We will then get back to you within 24 hours to confirm the reservation, and to arrange for payment of the deposit.
For more details on the booking process, please check out our Reservations page.