Standing on steep cliffs, overlooking quiet bays, you will feel the charm of Mallorca far away from its rich night life. In the hills in the interior of the island, the wheels of the mills are turning gently and you can hear the cicadas chirping in the grass. On this tour you will cycle both uphill and down – some nice climbs and descents are awaiting you. Perhaps those ups and downs are symbolic of the turbulent, 2,000-year history of the largest Balearic Island?
Both the coast and inland have their own charms and you will get to know each of them. In the Dragon Caves of Porto Cristo you will experience how architecturally creative and sometimes bizarre nature can be. The picturesque fishing villages and shimmering salt lakes will revive your sense of romance. And of course you will get many opportunities for swimming and sunbathing, without booking a beach chair many hours in advance. “La Luminosa – The Enlightened One“ – that is how Mallorca is referred to by the Spaniards.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Take a taxi from the airport to your first hotel.
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.
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.
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.
You do not need to pack your suitcase today as you’ll 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.
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).
Br tram to Soller (excluded). The nostalgic Red Thunderbolt train will then 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.
We recommend a good basic fitness level for this tour.The different stages are easy to moderate in difficulty: Some climbs will be followed by pleasant descents; more difficult stages will be by bus. You will cycle mainly on side roads, country roads, as well as on some cycle paths, avoiding traffic as much as possible..
Fly into Palma de Mallorca, then by taxi to your starting hotel.
Departure Dates 2020: Every Friday and Sunday
Season 1: Feb. 16 – Mar 5
Season 2: Mar. 6 – Apr 02; Oct. 16 – 25
Season 3: Apr. 03 – May 28; Sep. 25 – Oct. 15
Season 4: May 29 – Jun. 21; Aug. 30 – Sep. 24
|Price per person: season 1||CAD||$1340|
|Season 2 supplement||$85|
|Season 3 supplement||$250|
|Season 4 supplement||$390|
E-bike supplement: $170
Half-bard dinner plan (6 dinners): $100
Single Supplement: $400
A similar tour across Mallorca is also available with upgraded 4 star and Rurales hotels. POA.
This Tour Includes:
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