Mallorca is one of the most popular places to bike in Europe, attracting both pros and touring cyclists, who come for the climate, beaches and endless riding options. Starting from Palma, our itinerary includes daily options for moderate and challenging rides through the countryside of Mallorca, into (and over) the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range (declared World Heritage by UNESCO) which is dotted with charming villages, and finishing in the beachside town of Porto de Pollenca. The hotels are fabulous and the food is exquisite. This island paradise is yours to discover. We offer a Classic and Luxe itinerary in Mallorca.

Only Great Explorations:

  • Small groups, extraordinary guides and authentic experiences
  • Order off the menu at restaurants you won’t find in guidebooks
  • A ride you won’t forget
  • We design and operate our own trips so there are only good surprises

Location

Palma

Palma, Spain

Day 1

Palma

Palma, Spain

Day 2

Soller

Sóller, Spain

Day 3

Soller

Sóller, Spain

Day 4

Pollenca

Pollença, Spain

Day 5

Pollenca

Pollença, Spain

Day 6

Departure

Pollença, Spain

Day 7

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

Services of one or more experienced Great Explorations guides
Support vehicle
6 nights lodging
All breakfasts, 2 lunches, and all dinners but 1
Entrance fees for selected tastings, historical sites and museums
Wine reception on first and final nights
Detailed map and route instructions
All baggage transportation

Particulars

EVENT DATES

2024

Mar 20-26
Apr 10-16
Apr 28-May 4
May 22-28
Oct 2-8
Oct 9-15
Oct 16-22
Oct 23-29

2025

Mar 19-25
Apr 09-15
Apr 27-May 3
May 21-27
Oct 1-7
Oct 8-14
Oct 15-21
Oct 22-28

Trips can start at any date. Self-guided and custom trips also available and can start any day. Call or email for details.

TRIP SIZE

4-16 participants

TOTAL DAYS

7 days / 6 nights

ARRIVE / DEPART

Palma/Port de Pollenca

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate+ with challenging options
40-70+ km daily
Van supported

TERRAIN

Varied - expect some hills, worth the effort to climb

COST

Land Cost:
US $3,650
Includes 6B/2L/5D

Single Supplement:
US $920

Bike Rental:
US $280

E-Bike Rental:
US $480*

*E-bikes are generally available but are on an ‘on request basis ‘ and will be confirmed on receipt of your booking registration. E-bikes provided are the best rentals available in the region. Our regular fleet of hybrid and race bikes are fun to ride and light and fast, but if having an e-bike will make your trip, we’ll do our best to provide. E-bike rentals are non-refundable.

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. Due to cancellations and waiting lists, trip availability fluctuates daily. If you have any questions or would like to confirm space on this trip before making your reservation, please contact us at info@great-explorations.com or by telephone at 604.730.1247

Getting there :

Palma. You will want to stay in Palma the night before the trip begins in the morning of Day 1.


1

Day 1

We meet in Palma at our first hotel at 11am; after lunch, we go for a warm-up ride along the beaches east of town with an add-on loop through the countryside. Palma is a fantastic cosmopolitan city with lots to see and do. We will enjoy a walking tour at 4pm, have a welcome reception at 7pm and then dine out at a favourite restaurant. Buen provecho!

Ride Distance D1: 40km; 200m or 54km; 360m

2

Day 2

Today we’ll explore the southwest of the island with a loop to Andratx riding the magnificent road to Banyabufar looping back to Palma in the early afternoon in time to relax on the beach. With its buzzy atmosphere and plethora of great restaurants and cafés, staying a 2nd night in Palma is ideal.

Ride Distance D2: 44km; 650m or 85km; 1640m

3

Day 3

Ride on bike lanes from Palma towards Palmanyola and Santa Maria del Cami to Alaro, where the famous Cycling Planet café awaits; can there be a more cycling friendly place to enjoy a cup of coffee? Once caffeinated, climb up to Orient and the restaurant Dalt Muntanya for lunch on their superb terrace. Then on (and up) over Col de Soller, where you may be tempted to stop at Ca’n Topa Café, filled with photos of pro cyclists who stop here for Paula’s carrot cake. Descend to Soller, perhaps the most picturesque village on the island.

Ride Distance D3: 36 km, elevation gain 888 m or 80 km, gain 2000 m.*

4

Day 4

On this day, the regular ride is a loop around the Valldemossa and then along the coast to Deija and back to Soller. The add-on (or a shorter loop if desired) is to Port de Soller with idyllic setting on the coast. If you don’t make it there by bike, don’t worry, we take a historic (c 1912) train car to Port de Soller for dinner at Patiki Beach, a farm-to-table chiringuito.

Ride Distance D4: 52 km, elevation gain 1140 m. Add-on option: 20km; 400m*

5

Day 5

Today, we start the day with an invigorating climb to the charming village of Fornalutx where you can stop at a cool bakery. The climb continues up and over col de Puig Major. If you want to challenge yourself on Sa Calobra, this is an option- you’ll get bragging rights from us! Enjoy a glorious descent to Pollenca and Port de Pollenca beachside village and gateway to Cap Formentor. This will be your free night for dinner and there are many superb options in the village.

Ride Distance D5: 64 km, elevation gain 1700 m or 27 km, gain 140 m.*

6

Day 6

Arguably the most beautiful ride on Mallorca, treat yourself to the ride of your life out to Cap Formentor. Have more jam? Ride up Col de Femenia to the Lluc monastery and descend to Campanet before returning to Port de Pollenca on a beachside path.

Ride Distance D6: 40 km, elevation gain 1300 m or 74 km, gain 1170m.*

7

Day 7

Depart at your leisure from Port de Pollenca.

You can easily take a taxi to Inca and a train from there back to Palma or if you have an early flight, private for hire shuttles are available. We will offer a complimentary shuttle at 9:30 arriving to Inca train station by 10am.

Posada Terra Santa, Palma

A boutique 4-star hotel with rave reviews from guests (#1 on TA), the location is superb and the amenities (library, spa, small pool) make it a great choice in Palma. Alternate - Hotel Can Cera is also an option here –please indicate on the reg. form if this is your preference.


Hotel L'Avenida, Soller

This ultra-stylish hotel is described as ‘retro-chic’ and is located just 2 minutes from the Soller’s pretty main square and a 10-minute tram ride to its scenic port and beach. (swimming pool, restaurant)


Hotel Illa d'Or, Port de Pollenca

This 4-star hotel located on the beach in Pollenca has bright modern rooms. Amenities include 2 restaurants, a snack bar and a bar, plus an outdoor pool, and a spa with an indoor pool. There's also a tennis court and a gym.