Away from the hustle and bustle, we have found two special places for you to stay. It is particularly charming and traditional where you will be staying for the week on Majorca. The cycle paths are also selected so that they fit with where you are staying. You will be cycling across gentle hills through the agriculturally characterised back country. Everything gets grown here that tastes good… you will encounter olives, almonds, lemons and wine with every pedal. But of course the sea cannot be forgotten about in Majorca! Two wonderful bike stages take you along the coast in order to show you the crystal clear water surrounding Spain’s best known island.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Transfer to your hotel in Porreres. Enjoy the beautifully located laid out pool or the view from the terrace of your accommodation for the next few days.
In the morning, you will meet your tour representative and your rental bikes will be handed out and fitted. Your first cycle tour will take you along the beach of Playa del Muro. For nature lovers, the next few kilometres are then interesting as you will cycle through the nature protection area S’Albugera. You can observe numerous types of birds from here. You will then head back towards Campanet on wonderful paths along the World Cultural Heritage site, Tramuntana. The impressive mountains form the background of the olive tree lined valley. The particularly varied stalactites in Campanet (included in tour package) are another highlight.
Today’s tour takes you around the Puig de Inca, approx. 300 metres in height. Through orange plantations and olive groves you cycle to countless Majorcan villages, their typical stone walls and village squares are the perfect places for a break. We recommend you definitely take a break in the winegrowers’ village of Binissalem. This is the place where the most famous Majorcan wines are pressed and can be sampled in various Bodegas.
You will cross gentle hills where olive and almond trees grow, you cycle in a lively manner from place to place. Buger, Muro and Montuiri are all located on your way today and are attractive island villages. Sineu is well-known for its weekly farmer markets (only Wednesdays). This small town is also geographically the central point of the island. The wonderful paths lead you further on to Porreres to your next accommodation.
You will cycle on isolated paths across meadows and fields to Manacor. Companies produce the famous Majorcan artificial pearls here. Souvenirs and articles of daily use made out of handmade ceramic are sold in numerous shops. Soon afterwards you will then be able to smell the sea. Porto Cristo bay is perfect for swimming or you could go visit the famous dragon caves. In the late afternoon, you can take the transfer back to Porreres.
Nowhere else in the world will you find so many windmills as in Majorca. In the past, they were an important part of agriculture on the island. Their role was varied, either to grind the grain or to pump water into the fields. You will go past quite a few nice examples on today’s stage. You can lengthen the stage by about 10km if you want to visit the famous sandy beach Es Trenc.
It would be nice to spend a couple more days in Palma. Extra nights can be booked in our lovely 4**** hotel directly by the harbour and only a short walk away from the centre.
We recommend a good basic fitness level for this tour however the different stages of about 50 kilometres can be cycled easily by anyone. Only a few climbs have to be mastered. All the cycling is on asphalt.
Fly into Palma de Mallorca, then by taxi to your hotel.
The building, located about 2km from Campanet, was built in the 13th Century when the Moors ruled Majorca. It is a very charismatic witness of the impressive history of this island. Since the 16th Century, this estate was used as a mansion and has therefore been kept in outstanding condition over the years and has preserved the old stone walls. On this wonderful premises you will find an old olive press and a windmill from the year 1680. Along with the comfortable rooms, there is an outdoor pool, an indoor pool and the spa and wellness centre with whirlpool, sauna and steam room for sheer relaxation. www.monnaber.com
This historical country house, which is located about 5km outside of Porreres, was first restored scrupulously and properly several years ago. A haven of peace and relaxation was created with an astonishing attention to detail. The excellent restaurant was housed in the former wine cellar and it is here that the Majorcan cuisine is being newly interpreted. The rooms provide a pleasant stay and are decorated in a classic style. After each day on the bike, you can spend time by the luxurious pool in the shade of the lemon trees. www.fincasonroig.com
SCHEDULE & PRICE
Departure Dates 2020: Sundays only within the seasons below.
Season 1: Mar 08 – 28; Oct. 18 – 25
Season 2: Mar 29 – Apr. 25; Sep 27 – Oct 17
Season 3: April 26 – Jun. 21; Aug. 30 – Sep. 26
|Price per person: season 1||CAD||$1530|
|Season 2 surcharge||$110|
|Season 3 surcharge||$180|
E-bike Supplement = $170
Halfboard (6 dinners) supplement = $350
This Tour Includes:
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