East Coast Majorca Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £679 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Manacor, The Perl Town
• Spectacular steep coasts
• Fantastic sand beaches
• The spectacular dragon caves in Porto Cristo
Cycle Route features
The different stages between 20 and 50 kilometres can be cycled easily by anyone. Only a few slight climbs have to be mastered. Almost all of the ways are asphalted. The individual stages can be shortened or extended.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival in Palma de Majorca
Transfer to Cala Millor/Sa Coma and to your hotel where you will find your travel documents and bikes. We recommend taking a walk along the promenade.
Day 2: Trip to the Romantic Town Artà approx. 40 km
First, you will ride your bicycle via Sant Llorenc (church Santa Maria del Bellver from the 13th century) and through the picturesque hinterland of the island. Wonderful paths will lead you to Artà.
Numerous alleys lead up to the hill on which the town was built. From the pilgrimage church Sant Salvador you will be able to enjoy a unique panoramic view of the surrounding coastline, the hills, the almond orchards and olive groves. On your way back, you will soon get to the coast and your hotel.
Day 3: Trip to the Pearls of Manacor approx. 50 km
On your way, you will get to Son Carrio, where you should taste Ensaimades, “the lightest, softest, and most delicious pastry of the Balearic Island”. Refreshed, you will enjoy cycling over the gently rolling hills to Manacor and you will still have enough time to visit Majorca’s centre of artificial pearl production. On your way back to the hotel, you will find yourself on quiet ways which are easy to cycle.
Day 4: Trip to the Cap des Pinar approx. 20 km
On the fourth day, a short stage will lead you along the coast to the beautiful viewpoint Cap des Pinar. Here you will have a wonderful view of the bays of Cala Bona and Cala Millor. On your way back, cosy cafes in small ports invite you to stay. For sure, the fishermen, who are spending their afternoons there, have one or the other adventurous story to tell.
Day 5: Active Recreation
Today, no bike ride is on the agenda. We recommend a short hike/walk to the Punta de n’Amer, a 2 km long peninsula and nature reserve close to the hotel. Besides enjoying the Mediterranean flora and fauna, you can visit the defence tower Es Castell de sa Punta de n’Amer and the cave Cova de ses Crestes (a former cave dwelling).
Day 6: Trip to the Caves of Artà and to the Cap Vermell approx. 40 km
The day starts with a relaxed bike ride to Capdepera with its triangular fortress and fortification wall that can be walked on. Then you will continue your trip on side roads with little traffic to Canyamel and to the caves of Artà. The impressive entrance, located about 50 metres above the sea, leads to Majorca’s largest flowstone cave.Your way back will lead to the defence tower Torre del Canyamel and past olive groves to your hotel.
Day 7: Trip to Porto Cristo and Punta de s’Estany approx. 40 km
On beautifully landscaped bike paths, you will cycle through the interior of the island to the viewpoint Punta de s’Estany with a marvellous view of the coast and sea.
Then, you will continue your journey along the cliffs into the natural bay and harbour Porto Cristo with an interesting old town and the famous Dragon Caves, which extend over 1,700 metres. Before you return to your hotel, you should jump into the water, which was awarded with the “Blue Flag” for excellent water quality.
Day 8: Departure or extension
The different stages with about 50 kilometres can be cycled easily by anyone. Only a few slight climbs have to be mastered. Almost all of the ways are asphalted.
The individual stages can be shortened or extended. The itinerary, especially the order of the different stages, is subject to change!
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map.
East Coast Majorca tour stays in a 4* hotel carefully chosen for it’s location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Accommodation in your selected hotel
Transfer airport – hotel – airport excl. bike
Half board (buffet) at Hotel Sabina
Use of all hotel wellness offers
Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
GPS-data is available
Hipotel Mediterraneo 4****
Your first accommodation is located in extensive gardens directly by Sa Coma’s sandy beach. You can swim in the sea, in the outdoor pool or in the tasteful indoor swimming pool where there is also a whirlpool, sauna and Turkish bath.
The rooms are located on the upper floors and are classy. They also have a fantastic view across the sea from the large balcony. www.hipotels.com
Hotel Sabina 4****
The hotel is located very well in Cala Millor – quiet yet central, it is separated from the sea only by the beach promenade. The renovated rooms all have balconies, nice bathrooms, air conditioning, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, safe, etc.
Moreover, you will be able to relax in the wellness area of the hotel: outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool, heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam bath, and sauna are there for your recovery after an active day of cycling.
Sun seekers will find plenty of sunny space on the large terrace with sun beds and parasols. Half board includes breakfast and dinner from the extensive and highly praised hotel buffet. www.sabinahotels.com
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 5819.
East Coast Majorca, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Daily between March and June & September and October
Season 1: March – April
Season 2: April – May | September – October
Season 3: May – June | September
Category A: Hotel Sabina 4**** Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £679 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £779 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £869 | Book online here >>
Season 1: single room supplement: From £189
Season 2: single room supplement: From £189
Season 3: single room supplement: From £189
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £99
Half Board: Included
Category A: Hipotel Mediterraneo 4**** Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £729 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £849 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £1159 | Book online here >>
Season 1: single room supplement: From £239
Season 2: single room supplement: From £319
Season 3: single room supplement: From £479
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £99
Half Board Upgrade: From £79
Hotel Category Descriptions
Hotels: Hipotel Mediterraneo 4**** or Hotel Sabina 4****
Holiday Price: From £679
Single Supplement: From £189