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  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Daily from 15th February - 25th November
  • Location: Palma
Tour Details

Welcome to Hooked on Cycling Holidays and our cycling holidays in Spain. This biking vacation in Majorca is available as a 7-night self-guided cycle tour graded level 2. When God finished creating Southern Europe, he had some landscapes leftover and decided to make an island in the sea where they would all fit in Mallorca. At least, this is what the Mallorquins say, when they try to explain why their island is such an attractive mix of different types of Mediterranean landscapes.

The gently undulating and very fertile inland countryside is surrounded by sandy beaches, impressive cliffs, quiet Mediterranean woods of pine, carob and oak trees, and an impressive limestone mountain range to the west. Ideal terrain for cycling. We have carefully designed this cycling tour to take you along quiet inland tarmac roads, away from the tourist and industrial centres of South Mallorca.

You will stay at two charming accommodations, one is a classic Mallorquin farmhouse built in the 15th century and surrounded by vineyards, apricot, citrus and almond orchards, the other is an elegant hotel in the historic centre of Pollença, one of the most beautiful towns of the entire island. Both hotels have swimming pools where you can cool down after a day’s cycling. This tour is also ideal for a family holiday.

Starting Location

Palma

Price Includes

  • 7 Nights bed and breakfast
  • Information Pack
  • Routes and Maps
  • 1 collective transfer per booking – Palma airport to 1staccommodation (excludes own bike)
  • Luggage transfers
  • GPS Files on request

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hybrid Rental Bike
  • Road Bike Rental Bike
  • E-Bike Rental Bike
  • Season Supplements
  • Supplement transfer from Palma city to first accommodation
  • Additional transfers on arrival per booking
Trip Info

Accommodation
Hotel Rural son Jorda:

The Finca with 21 rooms is composed of 3 houses built in the XVI century and they were at the time the principal buildings of the village. One of them was the owner´s, in the other one lived the caretaker and the third one was a bodega for winemaking. Attached to one of the houses is a beautiful small church which dates from the XVIII century; it has 4 chapels and direct access to the hotel for those who wish to visit it.

The estate of Son Jordá is surrounded by pine trees, palm trees, cypresses, bougan villas and many other Mediterranean species. A very old olive tree stands majestically in the centre of the patio. The swimming-pool with comfortable deck-chairs and solarium and the tennis court integrates perfectly with the rural surroundings. Narrow paths cross the grounds and a secluded bower in the garden invites you to enjoy the beauty and peace of the place.

Hotel Son Sant Jordi:

Hotel Son Sant Jordi is a family and little boutique hotel located in Pollensa old town, on the square of Sant Jordi, just 5 minutes walk from the Main Square. An inviting old house, which has been restored into a cosy little hotel. Enjoy a quiet atmosphere and friendly service during your stay in Mallorca.

The hotel includes 8 double rooms, some of them with hydromassage bath and view to the garden and pool area, a restaurant, with a pleasant terrace on the small square of Sant Jordi. The hotel also has an annexe which occasionally can get booked if there no availability in the main hotel. The restaurant offers a fixed menu and A la carte with the Mediterranean cuisine, very delicious plates and a full hot buffet breakfast. There is a quiet garden with a swimming pool and a typical Mallorquín terrace, as well as a sauna for you to enjoy.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Palma and transfer (included) to your accommodation

Arrival at your “agriturismo” (Rural farmhouse estate ) in Sencelles, where you will stay for 4 nights.

Day 2, 3, and 4

During your stay at the farm estate, you choose among three cycling tours, 43 to 57km long, which can be combined with short hikes or extended with detours to interesting vista points or cultural highlights. These tours take you over flat countryside dotted with typical Mallorquin windmills, to hilltop hermitages with magnificent views, through the undulating patchwork of vineyards and woods in the east and into beautiful historical villages like Petra

– Ruberts via Sineu and Petra 24-30 miles 39-47km with 155 or 325m in ascent

On this ride, you shall start off by cycling through some beautiful countryside, olive groves and vineyards, to reach the historical town of Sineu. Sineu has an impressive Gothic church and you shall enjoy exploring the narrow lanes and lively outdoor terraces. You then continue biking to Petra, the birthplace of Fray Juniperus Serra (the European ‘founder’ of California), where the monastery and iconographic museum are worth a visit. The hilltop Hermitage of Bonnay is a prime spot to stop for lunch. Finally, the route follows quiet country roads and dirt tracks back to your hotel.

– Circular ride from Ruberts via Alaró and Santa María 30 miles 47km 200m up

First, we cycle across the Palma-Inca highway and then you traverse almond and olive orchards on the slopes of the Tramuntana mountain range to reach the village of Alaró. This has a lovely castle worth exploring. To avoid 3km of heavy traffic on the road, you follow ancient footpaths linking Binissalem and Alaró (with just a short 500m section which is not suitable for cycling). On your return, you will descend a beautiful inland road which winds through an authentic rural landscape, past impressive estates and historic villages.

-Circular ride from Ruberts via Llucmajor and Montuiri 28-35 miles 45-56km with 235 or 685m in ascent.

Today you shall pass plenty of classic Mallorquin windmills to admire as you turn and cycle south. You’ll have the choice of visiting 3 hermitages on the ascent up Puig de Randa (450m extra to ascent), but the scenery is just as nice if you choose to cycle directly to Llucmajor then around the Puig. Later, a dirt road takes you to Montuiri and back to the hotel.

Day 5Sencelles to Pollença 26 miles 43 km

A 43km ride from through a quiet valley with carob plantations and Mediterranean oak trees in the Sierra Montana foothills. You pass the huge bay of Puerto Pollença, a tranquilly chic beach resort, and end up in the historical town of Pollença. Your luggage will be transported by car.

Day 6 Circular ride from Pollença via S’Albufera 26-37 miles, 42-68km 150m ascent

This cycling route takes you to the tourist hotspot of Sa Pobla, you also have an optional side excursion via Muro and Santa Margalida, riding through typical Mallorcan landscapes of windmills and fields of artichokes. You then reach a tiny but beautiful corner of the world, the marshlands at S’Albufera, a section where you can see many interesting birds.

Day 7Circular ride from Pollença via Alcudia or Lluc 15.5-31 miles 25-50km 50-525m ascent

Today you can select between an easier ride to the beautiful beaches on the north coast or a more strenuous climb to Lluc Monastery (especially demanding on hot days or at weekends, when there’s lots of traffic).

Day 8Departure

Depart after breakfast.

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How to get there

Fly low cost to Palma with Easyjet or with other airlines, then 1 collective taxi transfer per booking is included to the first accommodation.

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