Mallorca is an island full of contrasts and varied landscapes; from soft undulating areas to agricultural fields, impressive sea cliffs, dense Mediterranean pine forests, clean clear-water beaches and a massive limestone mountain range to the west. Mallorca offers many cycling routes to enjoy, from gentle rides on country roads to truly strenuous climbs. A cycling trip to explore this land; its interesting historical heritage, its welcoming inhabitants and the good Mallorcan cuisine. sleeping at two comfortable and charming accommodations. Enjoy the beauty of a truly divine island!
Arrival at your agroturism accommodation in Ruberts, where you will stay for 4 nights. Your will be staying at a classic Mallorquin manor house built in the 15th century and surrounded by vineyards and apricot, citrus and almond orchards. It has been rebuilt into a charming and comfortable hotel, with swimming pool, two terraces and an excellent restaurant.
You start off by cycling through a beautiful countryside, among olive orchards and vineyards, to reach the historical town of Sineu, with its impressive Gothic church, narrow lanes and lively outdoor terraces. You then continue to Petra, 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. The last section of the route follows quiet country roads and dirt tracks back to your hotel.
Challenge: 41-48 km, 235 /420 m ascent/descent.
After crossing the Palma-Inca highway, you traverse almond and olive orchards on the slopes of the Tramuntana mountain range to reach the village of Alaró, with its lovely castle. 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 ‘sail down’ a beautiful inland road which winds through an authentic rural landscape, past impressive estates and historic villages.
Challenge: 26-51 km, 75/250 m ascent/descent.
There will be plenty of classic Mallorquin windmills to admire as you turn South today. You’ll have the choice of visiting 3 hermitages on the ascent up Puig de Randa (450m extra to ascend), 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.
Challenge: 45-56 km, 325/570 m ascent/descent.
Today you say goodbye to your kind hosts at Son Jordá, then ride north toward Costitx and Llubí, enjoying a rather relaxed tour. Once you have reached Campanet, you peddle through a quiet valley, among carob and almonds orchards to reach Pollença. Though you have to cycle for 2km on a rather busy main road, your reward is arrival at another comfortable and charming hotel.
Challenge: 45 km, 235 m ascent, 335 m descent.
This cycling route takes you to the tourist mecca of Sa Pobla – with an optional side excursion via Muro and Santa Margalida – riding through typical Mallorcan landscapes among windmills and fields of artichokes. You then reach a tiny but beautiful corner of the world, the marshlands at S’Albufera, a nature reserve where you can see many interesting birds.
Challenge: 42 - 68 km, 175/275 ascent/descent.
Today you choose between an easy ride to beautiful beaches on the north coast or a strenuous ascent to Lluc Monastery (especially demanding on hot days or at weekends, when there’s lots of traffic).
Challenge: 15,5 - 46 km, 50/325 m ascent/descent.
Today, after breakfast, your arrangement ends.
The hotels on this trip have been carefully selected for their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite. Some of the hotels we work with appear here. If a certain hotel is unable to confirm due to lack of availability, we will request a similar one and inform you about the alternative booked.
Extra nights: Extra nights can be booked at any of the accommodations along the way.
7 nights accommodation
2 charming and good quality rural hotels
All breakfasts included
Detailed route notes and maps in English
Optional bike rental
24-hour telephone assitance
Luggage transport on Day 5
Possibility of parking your car in the hotel
Routes in digital format (.gpx) for GPS or mobile devices
A supplement of 45€ will apply for solo travellers renting a bike through Spanish Bike Tours. Please, bear in mind that this amount does not appear in the web calculation!
The nearest airport is Palma de Mallorca airport (PMI)
* Transfer by taxi from Palma de Mallorca airport to the first accommodation is included in the package.
Arrival in Sencelles
From Palma airport (PMI) to Ruberts-Sencelles; Taxi transfer from Palma airport to your first accommodation in Ruberts is included in your arrangement.
If you travel with your own bike:
From Palma de Mallorca ferry terminal: In case your flight arrives to Barcelona airport (BCN) and you have taken a ferry to Palma de Mallorca, from there you can go by taxi to your first accommodation (approx 40 €). There's also a shuttle bus from the Airport to Palma Train Station (departures every 15 min)
Departure from Pollença
There are several bus services a day from Pollença to Palma de Mallorca (duration 1,5hrs). Bus leaves you at Plaça de Espanya in Palma. From there you can get the shuttle to Palma airport (Line 1). It runs every 20 minutes
Optional taxi transfers can be booked from your last accommodation to the airport in Palma de Mallorca. Prices are available on request.
If you are travelling to / from Barcelona by car and taking the ferry to Mallorca, it is best to leave your car in Barcelona. Taking your car over to the island is not at all convenient as the fee is quite high. Also, at the end of your trip it will be easier to get back to the ferry terminal in Mallorca by public transport or taxi.
If you hire a car in Palma de Mallorca and drive to the first accommodation, you will be given a place to park at the finca.