Spain Bike + Barge Tours
Bike Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera
Come experience a bike and boat tour in Spain and explore the best known and most popular group of islands in Europe! The holiday includes an Ibiza bike tour - one of the most famed entertainment islands in the world. On board an authentic sailing vessel you will explore the Balearic Islands by bike and by water. The cycling tours are designed to showcase the most impressive sites. Passing medieval fortresses, secluded villages, and white windmills, the route leads through the varied landscape of the archipelgos with frequent opportunities to enjoy the pristine beaches or authentic tapas bars. The nights are spent anchored out at sea near the towns or in secluded bays. This bike and boat vacation in Spain allows you to actively participate in the acutal sailing of the vessel or to just sit on deck and enjoy the wind in your face as the clipper skims along at full sails!
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This Spain bike tour is classified as a moderate level guided bike and boat tour. You will climb up to 1640 feet at 200 - 400 m above sea level. The daily mileage ranges from 16 to 25 miles (25 to 40 km) through hilly and mountainous terrain which you will be able to complete without any time constraints.
Where You’ll Stay
Aboard the two-masted clipper the comfort plus tall ship, the Atlantis
- Accommodations for 7 nights on a motor yacht
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Bed linen and towels (one change of towels included)
- 21-gear hybrid bike including Ortlieb pannier
- Daily cycling route maps
- Tour guide
What’s Not Included
- Meals on land
- Drinks on board
- Airport transfer (on request)
- Bike protection
- Trip insurance
Day 1: Mallorca Island: Arrival Port de Soller
Day 2: Mallorca Island: Soller – Valdemossa – Port Andratx, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 3: Mallorca Island: Sant Elm – Andratx – Peguera – Port d' Andratx, 21 mi. (34 km)
Day 4: Mallorca Island – Ibiza Island (Sailing day)
Day 5: Ibiza Island: Benirras - Es Canar - Insel Formentera: Es Calo, 24 mi. (38 km)
Day 6: Formentera Es Calo Island – La Savina – Insel Ibiza: Cala d Hort, 19 mi (30 km)
Day 7: Cala d Hort - Es Jondal - Ibiza Stadt. 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 8: Departure
*See letters for meals included by day: (B) - Breakfast, (L) - Lunch, (D) - Dinner
Day 1: Mallorca Island: Arrival Port de Soller (Embarkation) (D)
Individual arrival and group transfer from the airport to the port of Soller. Your proud ship is ready for boarding at 6 pm. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage on board after 2 pm and spend the afternoon as you wish. Take a walk along the bay to Torre Picada or let the ancient tram swing you through orange groves to the town centre. Here, you can watch the lively scene while drinking a cup of coffee in the Placa de Constitucio before the first communal meal lures you back on board. During a welcome drink on deck, you receive a brief introduction to life on board and get to know the crew.
Day 2: Mallorca Island: Soller – Valdemossa – Canonge – Port Andratx, 19 mi. (30 km) and 2,624 ft./750 m of altitude) (B, D)
The first stretch of cycling takes you from Soller along a curving coastal road to Valdemossa, a small town at an elevation of 400 m with its famous Carthusian monastery. The countless views across the sea make the effort invested well worthwhile. The route is lined with highlights, such as the picturesque artist’s village of Deya and the former Son Marroig Estate. After an extensive lunch break in Valdemossa, continue on the bikes rapidly descending to the sea where the ship awaits us. The command is called: Cast off! The ship cruises along the impressive cliff coast of the Tramuntana Mountains on the way to Port Andratx. Noble yachts and original fishing boats lying closely side by side lend a very special charm to this harbor
Day 3: Mallorca Island: Port d'Andratx – Sant Elm – Port d' Andratx, 24 mi. (38 km) and 2,1300 ft./700 m of altitude) (B, D)
Todays round trip leads along the coastline until you reach the holiday resort Peguera. Continue cycling on calm country roads across a 240 m-high pass until Andratx, a community that managed to preserve its original charm. You'll also cycle to the likeable and quiet resort of Sant Elm, where you are free to spend the afternoon as you like. Go for a swim at the beautiful local beach or join a walk to the old watchtower. In the late afternoon, finish off your bike tour with a small climb and arrive back in Port d`Andratx.
Day 4: Mallorca Island – Ibiza Island (Sailing day) (B, L)
You lift anchor early in the morning and head towards Ibiza. After an extensive breakfast, the helmsman gives you an introduction to the art of sailing and explains the most important functions of the rigging. Now sailing enthusiasts can take an active part in the sailing of the ship. For those who would rather watch, it's enough to enjoy the fresh sea breeze or to settle down with a book they have always wanted to read. After arriving in Ibiza, there is time for a refreshing swim in the sea or a walk along the rugged and untouched north coast of the island. Framed by steep rocks you stay on your proud ship anchoring overnight in the bay of Benirras.
Day 5: Ibiza Island: Benirras - Es Canar - Insel Formentera: Es Calo, 24 mi. (38 km and 2,132 ft./650 m of altitude) (B, D)
Today's cycle tour takes you at first along a wooded mountainous stretch at an elevation of 300 m to the beautiful beach of Sant Vincente, where you take a coffee break. You continue first along the coastline and later on through the agricultural centre of the island. We stop for lunch in a little village called Sant Carlos coming up with a large amount of Ibizan specialities. Afterwards you cycle a few more miles to your ship which takes you to the next island: Formentera. It is the smallest inhabited island of the Balearic Islands and often quite justly called the Carribean of the Mediterranean. You also should not miss ending the day with a relaxing cocktail at the beach bar (Kiosko) in the bay of Es Calo to let the day fade away.
Day 6: Formentera Es Calo Island – La Savina – Insel Ibiza: Cala d Hort, 19 mi (30 km and 787 ft./240 m of altitude) (B, D)
In the morning, you make a side trip by bicycle to the lighthouse La Mola, which Jules Verne mentions in one of his novels as "the lighthouse at the end of the world". The cliffs behind the lighthouse fall off steeply for 140 m, and it is said that in good weather conditions one can see all the way to Africa. You continue cycling to the island capital, Sant Francesc passing cubic houses and wheat fields surrounded by wild flowers. You meet the ship at the northernmost point of the island to sail to your overnight stay at the bay of Cala d’Hort on Ibiza. Take the chance to go ashore for a swim or simply to enjoy the view at the rocky island of Es Vedra.
Day 7: Cala d Hort - Es Jondal - Ibiza Stadt. 22 mi. (35 km) (B, D)
The last cycle trip of the tour starts with a short but severe uphill climb out of the bay of Cala d’Hort till you reach the cliff coast which provides a breathtaking view of the bay. Afterwards your guide takes you into the interior of the Island. Fennel-lined streets take you around the highest point of the Island. You will cross the foothills of Sa Talaias on your ride towards the sea passing vineyards and white-washed fincas. After lunch and a stop for swimming, you sail to Ibiza Town, where you go on a sight-seeing tour of the UNESCO-protected Old Town. Among the walls of the mighty fortification system, the grand past of the island metropolis becomes alive. The last evening is traditionally spent together with the guests, crew, and tour guides. You spend the night in the harbor of Ibiza Town.
Day 8: Disembarkation (B)
After breakfast, check-out until 9.00 am and individual journey home.
*Please note: the reverse itinerary has some differences. The tour operator may also alter the route during the week based on changing wind and weather conditions. If external circumstances and weather conditions allow it, it is possible to cover longer distances during the night. The extra time thus gained could be used during the day for extending the cycling program.
Balearic Islands Boats + Barges
Atlantis Spain Comfort Plus Class Boat This 3-masted sailing vessel was built in 1905 and reconstructed in 2005. The unique charm of the Atlantis is due to the caring maintenance of the owner and his crew who already sailed this vessel around the world. It is always an adventure when the crew sets sail with the help of their guests and when the proud barque begins to move through the water.