Loop of Majorca Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £819 per person
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• Cycling stages are of medium difficulty, difficult stages are bridged by bus
• Visit the dragon caves of Porto Cristo, the bizarre and fantastic creations of nature.
• Enjoy romantic evenings in picturesque fisher villages and on shimmering salt lakes.
• Visit the old Roman harbour, Port de Pollensa with its beautiful sandy beaches.
The different stages are easy to moderate in severity difficulty: Some climbs will be followed by pleasant descents; you cross the Tramuntana Mountains by bus. You will cycle mainly on side roads on cycle paths, side roads and mainly on tarmacked agricultural roads country roads, as well as on some beaten tracks, avoiding traffic as much as possible.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival in Playa de Palma
Take a taxi from the airport to your first hotel.
Day 2: Playa de Palma – Colònia Sant Jordi approx. 55 km
Welcome reception and discussion of the tour. Your first stage will take you along the coast to Capocorp Vell, the Realm of the Cyclops (remnants of the native inhabitant dwellings).
Typical wind mills line the way to the salt fields of Llevant with its pink and white shimmering salt lakes. In Sant Jordi, sandy beaches with crystal clear water are awaiting you.
Day 3: Colònia Sant Jordi – Porto Cristo/surrounding approx. 55-65 km
Today, you will cycle through Ses Salines to a botanical garden and visit the picturesque bay of Cala Santanyi. Later, you will continue your journey through small fishing villages to the famous natural bridge “Es Pontas”. At Porto Cristo you will discover the Dragon Caves with their bizarre images and shapes.
Day 4: Porto Cristo/surrounding – C’an Picafort approx. 60 km
On the fourth day, you will cycle through the sedate village of Son Carrio to Manacor, the city of the Majorcan beads and pottery. Afterwards, your journey will take you through Petra (typical Majorcan lunch snack will be prepared) and Santa Margalida and through one of the most charming landscapes of the island to C’an Picafort.
Day 5: Port de Pollenca/Alcúdia approx. 45 km
You do not need to pack your suitcase today. You will stay for another night in C’an Picafort. Today’s tour will take you through a bird park (nature reserve) to the Bay of Pollensa (Roman port). Later, you will continue along the coast to Alcúdia (oldest city of the island) and back to C’an Picafort.
Day 6: C’an Picafort – Port de Sóller approx. 50 km + bus transfer
Today you will cycle inland through Muro and Inca to the mountains cape of the Sierra de Tramuntana. A bus will take you to the Lluc monastery (possibility for sightseeing) and later to 1,200 m above sea level.
Afterwards, you will continue your trip through Fornalutx (most beautiful village in Spain), and partly through orange and lemon plantations to Port de Sóller, one of the most charming fishing villages of the island. Usually, you will get the chance to enjoy an excellent paella meal in Fornalutx (inclusive).
Day 7: Port de Sóller – Playa de Palma approx. 10 km + train journey
By tram to Sóller (excl.). The nostalgic train will take you through the valley of oranges down to the capital Palma (picking fruits is prohibited during the train ride.). There, you will get a guided tour of the beautiful old town. Later, you will continue by bike along the coast to Playa de Palma.
Day 8: Departure or extension
The different stages are easy to moderate in severity: Some climbs will be followed by pleasant descents; more difficult stages will be taken by bus. You will cycle mainly on side roads, country roads, as well as on some beaten tracks, avoiding traffic as much as possible.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Loop of Majorca tour stays in mainly 4* and some 3* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
- Accommodation as already mentioned
– Breakfast buffet
– Welcome briefing
– Luggage transfer between the hotels
– Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
– Transfer across the Tramuntana mountains with a stop at the Lluc monastery
– Trip with the nostalgic train “Red Thunderbolt” from Sóller to Palma
– Majorcan lunch snack in Petra
– Special paella lunch incl. wine (usually in Fornalutx)
– City tour in Palma de Majorca
– GPS-data is available
– Rental bike insurance
– Service hotline
Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes
We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.
The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.
About the bikes
You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.
Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.
You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.
7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.
21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.
The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:
Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm
Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)
We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.
We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:
• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock
About the Rental Bikes
This cycling holiday uses quality crossbar and unisex hybrid bikes based on KTM frame technology, Selle Royal saddles, Shimano components and puncture-proof tyres to ensure that you have an enjoyable cycle tour. The bikes feature modern V-brakes, aluminium frames with mudguards, comfortable saddles and a rack for a supplied waterproof pannier.
You will also receive a handlebar bag and map holder for easy navigation when riding your daily itinerary. Prices advertised on the website include standard bike hire (unless stated). Colour and specification may vary from the image shown.
For 2020, there is an additional bike rental option available for a supplement. The PLUS hybrid bike now available on most cycling holidays is sportier with higher quality brakes (Magura HS 11) and better specification gears (Shimano Deore XT). The riding position is designed to have a slightly sportier sitting posture and a high quality Suntour suspension fork gives smooth riding on most surfaces. All accessories are compatible with the new PLUS bike rental option.
If you would like GPX files for a suitable device, please request them at the time of booking. Devices are not provided and please make sure that you bring along with you any fittings required to attach the Garmin (or similar) to the handlebars. You might want to download maps onto your phone to avoid data charges when roaming.
All bikes are provided with standard flat pedals. You can bring your own cycling pedals, but ensure that you have the correct tools to remove the pedals if the tour does not have a welcome meeting. You may also not be able to travel through airports with the tools if you are carrying hand luggage only.
You can rent a men’s bike with a crossbar, unisex/female bike with a sloping tube or an electric bike for a supplement.
7 speed bikes are equipped with a Shimano Nexus gear hub and 21 speed bikes have a Shimano Alivio derailleur. We request 21 speed bikes for all cycling holidays (when available).
When you make a booking with us, we take your height(s) and the appropriate bike size is matched up accordingly. Unisex frame 21-gears with freewheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm. Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedalling brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm. Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with free wheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping” cm. Helmets are not provided and you will need to bring your own to use.
We always recommend wearing a helmet when on your cycling holiday!
Bike Hire Insurance
This cycle tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price. Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover. We advise you to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for your cycling holiday prior to arrival.
Electric Bike Hire
Why not upgrade your cycling experience to an E-Bike (Electric Bike)?
Using a power assisted bike is a great way to go on a cycling holiday and will help you smooth out inclines or longer days in the saddle. Each E-Bike features an LCD display, removable batteries for easy charging and assistance up to 25 km/h with a range of around 120 km for each full charge depending on usage.
E-Bike upgrade prices vary per tour, but if you require any more information about bike hire and electric bikes, please get in-touch with us on 0161 703 8161.
Loop of Majorca, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire on a half board basis.
Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Friday and Sunday from February to June and from August to October.
Season 1: February – March
Season 2: March – April | October
Season 3: April – May
Season 4: May – June | August – September
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £819 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £869 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £969 | Book online here >>
Season 4: From £1039 | Book online here >>
Half Board Supplement: From £59
Single Room Supplement: From £229
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £99
Extra Nights (Price Per Person)
Location | Price (DBL/BB) | Single (SGL/BB)
Playa de Palma: Season 1 & 2: From £59
Playa de Palma: Season 3: From £89
Playa de Palma: Season 4: From £99
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: 4**** hotels, at Port de Sóller 3*** hotel
Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.
For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: From £819
Single Supplement: From £229