Spain Bike Tour
Travel the unknown side of a well known island!
Bike the largest island of Spain - Mallorca. You will be astonished how many secrets remain untold. You will cycle on the "road less travelled by", through sun-drenched and unspoiled nature, along steep rock ledges with vistas to dreamy little bays with clear blue waters. Mallorca has a boisterous night life and if this island was a woman, she would not have good reputation. During the day, however, she is good and gentle. Listen to the wind whisper in the grass, to the song of cicadas and the silent turning of the wind wheels as you travel. Up and down you bike through the ever varying landscapes. You will encounter some hills that will challenge you! Coast and inner country offer different attractions and you will see them all. Visit the dragon caves of Porto Cristo, the bizarre and fantastic creations of nature. Romantic evenings will be spent in picturesque fishing villages and on shimmering salt lakes. Of course, Mallorca is famous for the opportunities to swim and sunbathe - without the necessity to rent a spot for hours in advance. Mallorca is called "La Luminosa" or "The Enlightened" by the Spaniards and she waits for you! You decide if she is a saint or simply naughty.
Moderate self-guided hotel tour. There are some flat parts but most of the cycling is rolling hills. Some climbs are followed by long lovely downhill biking. The more difficult stages are covered by bus. Biking takes place on quiet country roads or sometimes small tracks, always as far away from traffic as possible.
Where You’ll Stay
In very nice 3 & 4-star hotels.
- Welcome briefing
- Personal tour information
- Several informational meetings with local guide
- 7 nights hotel accommodations
- Breakfast buffets
- 6 x dinners, hotel buffets
- 21 speed hybrid bike
- Special Paella lunch incl. wine (usually in Fornalutx)
- Luggage transfer
- Route descriptions & maps (1 set per booked room)
- 7 day service hotline
- Transfer across the Tramuntana range, stopover at Lluc monastery
- Ride on nostalgic train ‘Red thunderbolt’ from Soller to Palma
- City tour of Palma de Mallorca incl. entrance fee to Cathedral
- Sign posted route
What’s Not Included
- Individual arrival to Cala Blava
- Remaining meals
- Special date, Friday, February 15, 2013*
- *Almond blossom time! Itinerary subject to change.
- Daily from March 8 to June 14 and from September 6 to October 11, 2013.
- Arrival in Cala Blava / Puig d'en Ros.
- Cala Blava - San Jordi, 32 mi. (50 km)
- San Jordi - Porto Cristo, 38 mi. (60 km)
- Porto Cristo - C'an Picafort, 35 mi. (55 km)
- Puerto Pollenca/Alcudia, 29 mi. (45 km)
- C'an Picafort - Porto Soller, 29 mi. (45 km) + bus transfer.
- Porto Soller - Playa de Palma, 13 mi. (20 km) + train transfer.
All distances are approximate. Itinerary subject to change during Almond Tree Flushing.
Day 1: Arrival in Cala Blava / Puig d'en Ros.
From Palma de Mallorca airport you will take a taxi for about €20 to the first hotel in Cala Blava - Puig d'en Ros which is located about 10 km away from the airport.
Day 2: Cala Blava - San Jordi, 32 mi. (50 km)
This stage follows the coast to Capocorp Vell, residence of the Cyclops (where the remnants of native inhabitant dwellings can be seen). Typical wind mills seam the road to the salt fields of Llevant with the rose-white shimmering salt lakes. In San Jordi sandy beaches with crystal clear water welcome you.
Day 3: San Jordi - Porto Cristo, 38 mi. (60 km)
Your tour leads you via Ses Salines to a botanical garden. You will also visit the picturesque bay of Cala Santanyi. Cycling through little fishing villages you come to the famous "natural bridge" in the ocean Es Pontas. Near Porto Cristo the Dragon Caves will impress you with bizarre rock formations.
Day 4: Porto Cristo - C'an Picafort, 35 mi. (55 km)
Through the sleepy village Son Carrio you bike to Manacor, the city of Mallorcas-Pearls and ceramics. Via Santa Margerita ("the most beautiful village square of Majorca") you bike through delightful scenery to C'an Picafort.
Day 5: Puerto Pollenca/Alcudia, 29 mi. (45 km)
No need to pack your suitcase, you will stay another night in C'an Picafort. Today you bike through a bird sanctuary to the bay of Pollensa (roman harbor). Along the coast you reach Alcudia , the oldest town of the island, and back to C'an Picafort.
Day 6: C'an Picafort - Porto Soller, 29 mi. (45 km) + bus transfer.
Via Muro and Inca you bike inland to the mountains of the Sierra. Bus transfer across the Tramuntana mountain range to the Lluc monastery (sightseeing possible) and up to 1200 meters above sea level. Enjoy the beautiful descent via Fornalutx ("most beautiful village of Spain") and through orange and citrus plantations to Porto Soller. Delicious Paella (considered a "nation dish" of Spain containing rice, meat, seafood, beans & vegetables, depending on the recipe) is served for lunch in Fornalutx (included).
Day 7: Porto Soller - Playa de Palma, 13 mi. (20 km) + train transfer.
With the nostalgic train you go through the Valley of Oranges down to the capital, Palma. Afterward you join a guided sight-seeing tour of the old town and famous cathedral. The last few kilometers are leading you along the coast to your hotel in Playa de Palma.
Day 8: Departure.
Individual departure after breakfast or extra nights!