Come with us to the probably best-known and most popular group of islands in Europe! With the „Atlantis“ you get to know the Balearic Islands by way of the sea.
The cycle tours take you to the most beautiful spots and the most impressive sites on Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Past medieval fortresses, isolated villages and watch towers, you cycle through the ever-changing landscape of the archipelago, stopping at beaches with enticing, crystal-clear water or at tapas bars offering a rich selection of Spanish specialties.
The nights are spent anchored at sea near ports or in secluded bays. On board, you are welcome to pitch in with the rigging or just relax and enjoy the fresh sea breeze under full sails.
Please note that this trip is operated as one-way trip either from Ibiza to Mallorca or from Mallorca to Ibiza.
Individual arrival and group transfer from 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 of Port de Soller or let the ancient tram swing you through orange groves to the town centre. Here, we can watch the lively scene while drinking a cup of coffee in the Placa de Constitucio before the first communal meal lures us back on board. During a welcome drink on deck, we receive a brief introduction to life on board and get to know the crew. Overnight stay in the harbour of Soller.
The first stretch of cycling takes us 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 we continue on the bikes rapidly descending to the sea where the ship awaits us. The command is called: Cast off! We cruise along the impressive cliff coast of the Tramuntana Mountains on our way to Port Andratx. Noble yachts and original fishing boats lying closely side by side lend a very special charm to this harbour.
Todays round trip leads us along the coastline till we reach the holiday resort Peguera. We continue cycling on calm country roads across a 240 m-high pass until Andratx, a community that managed to preserve its original charm. We are heading to the likeable and quiet resort of Sant Elm, where we spend the afternoon as we like. Go for a swim at the beautiful local beach or join a walk to the old watchtower. In the late afternoon we finish off our bike tour with a small climb and arrive back in Port d`Andratx.
We lift anchor early in the morning and head towards Ibiza. After an extensive breakfast, the helmsman gives us 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 Ibiza, there is time for a refreshing swim in the sea or a walk along the untouched, rugged north coast of the island. Framed by steep rocks you stay on your proud ship anchoring overnight in the bay of Benirras.
Today’s cycle tour takes us at first along a wooded mountainous stretch at an elevation of 300 m to the beautiful beach of Sant Vincente, where we take a short swim and coffee break. We 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 we cycle some further km to the ship which takes us 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. The evening is best spent relaxing with a cocktail at the beach bar in the bay of Es Calo to let the day fade away.
In the morning, we make a detour 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. We continue cycling to the dreamy island capital, Sant Francesc passing the cubic houses and wheat fields recaptured by wild flowers. We meet the Atlantis at the northernmost point of the island to sail to our overnight stay at the marvellous bay of Cala d’Hort on Ibiza. Take the chance to go ashore for a swim or simply to enjoy the view at the myth-enshrouded rocky island of Es Vedra.
The last cycle trip of the tour starts with a short but severe uphill climb out of the bay of Cala d’Hort till we reach the cliff coast. A breath-taking view over the bay and out to the rocky island as well as onto the ship passing by will leave you dazzled. Afterwards our tour leads us inland. Along fennel-lined streets, around the highest point of the Island towards the sea passing vineyards and white-washed fincas as well as the lovely little town of St. Josef. After lunch and a stop for swimming, we sail to Ibiza Town, where we 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 in a cosy get-together of guests, crew and tour guides. We spend the night in the harbour of Ibiza Town.
After breakfast, check-out until 9.00 am and individual journey home.
Not too difficult daily tours with generally flat stages of 6 to 38 miles (10 to 55 km) on remote asphalt roads. In some places even unpaved country lanes are used. Main roads with dense traffic and no cycleway are only used in short exceptional cases. Long and steep ascents hardly ever occur, however, a hilly countryside with regular ups and downs must be considered. Depending on the wind direction we must accept a strong headwind from time to time. You can rest for a day or half a day on the ship at any time.
The cook on board is a member of the crew and prepares the breakfast and two warm meals a day. The full board starts with the dinner on the arrival day and ends with the breakfast on the departure day. Occasionally lunch on board is replaced by a lunch packet.
At 57 x 7.5 m, 14 sails and over 750 sq. m sail surface the Atlantis is a guaranteed eye catcher in every harbour. Built in 1905 and christened Elbe 2, the Atlantis served faithfully as a light vessel in the North Sea. Afterwards she was elaborately restored as a tall ship for passenger cruises. The renovation featured a classy salon, a spacious upper deck including seats and a cocktail bar as well as 17 comfortable air-conditioned guest cabins including a shower and WC. The unique charm of the Atlantis is due to the details of the ship and to a helpful and greatly experienced crew.
Please be aware, that this trip is operated in two different directions, either from Ibiza to Mallorca or from Mallorca to Ibiza. Please refer to your booking confirmation to make sure which route is relevant for your travel date.
We organize collective transfers between Airport Palma and your ship in Port de Soller on day of embarkation as well as between your ship in Port de Soller and airport Palma on the day of disembarkation (opposite tour direction). Cost is $50 per direction. Waiting times might be possible.
Please use a taxi for your journey on Ibiza island.
Departure Dates 2017: Sep. 24 Oct. 1
Departure Dates 2018: Aug 26 Sep. 9, 16
Group charters also available, contact us for rates
|Price per person, double occ.||CAD||$2465|
|Single cabin surcharge||$800|
|E-Bike surcharge: $150|
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment