Mallorca Bike Tour Deluxe

April 20th – April 26th 2013 Completed. Please see Mallorca Cycling Camp

Your Mallorca Cycling Vacation – Truly an experience of a lifetime

Mallorca Bike TourLooking for a Mallorca bike tour? With it’s Mediterranean beaches, spectacular mountain vistas, and quaint Spanish villages; The island of Mallorca has long been a paradise for the enthusiastic cyclist. The terrain has something in store for all abilities with flat stretches, rolling hills, and winding mountain passes. Springtime weather on the island, with sunshine and temperatures of 60 to 80 degrees is made for cycling.

Mallorca Bike Tour Routes

Well-prepared routes on virtually traffic-free roads combined with deluxe accommodations, significant gourmet delicacies, and exceptional Velissimo service guarantees you an experience of a lifetime.

The Velissimo Mallorca Spain bike tour is perfect for the novice or weekend rider who won’t mind small challenges.

Distances from 25 – 40 miles daily will leave you enough time to relax after the ride and explore the beauty of Mallorca and it’s serene villages and landscapes.

Our Professionalism

At Velissimo – Cycling Destinations, we do our utmost to provide you with the best Deluxe Cycling Vacations. Well-prepared routes, highest standards, deluxe accommodations, fine dining experiences, and our all- inclusive service will make your cycling vacation with us special. For this particular reason we are limiting the participation to 8 riders.

Day 1 – Arrival

Fly into Palma de Mallorca. Our guide will meet and greet you at the airport. It’s a short 45-minute transfer to our hotel in Ses Salines, located in the southern part of the island. Along the way you’ll be impressed by the diversity of the landscapes.

Our Hotel Ca’n Bonico is housed in a 13th century mansion, one of the most beautiful buildings in all of Ses Salines. Take the time to enjoy the wonderfully maintained property with almond trees and palm groves, enchanting patios, and several terraces. Your first highlight of this trip – a gourmet dinner.


Day 2 – Ses Salines – Porerres 41 miles

We’ll begin the day with a hearty breakfast and say “goodbye” to the southern part of Mallorca. Using quite rural roads, passing Santanyi and Cas Concos, we are heading north to our first small challenge, the road up to the Erimita de San Salvador.

A winding 4-km-long climb finishes on top of the San Salvador. Your reward for all the hard work are impressive views of the surroundings from a 1,500′ elevation.

We’ll sit down for some snacks and a good cup of coffee at the Cafe Sant Salvador before heading further north to our Hotel Finca Rural Son Roig near the small village of Porreres. A grand retreat for daydreaming, relaxing by the pool, and tucking into typical Majorcan cuisine!


Day 3 – Porerres – Capdepera 41 miles

Today will be a great day, we are taking our time at breakfast before heading out for some more exhilarating riding. Heading east we’ll stop at the beautiful coastal town of Porto Cristo and visit the Coves del Drach. Without doubt one of the island’s most outstanding tourist attractions, the coves extend for almost 2,400 meters, including internal heights of 25 meters above the cave floor.

The Porto Cristo promenade, overlooking the harbor, hosts many cafes featuring tasty ice creams and coffee drinks. 10 more miles of secondary roads and we are in Capdepera, an 800-year-old town, with its castle towering from the top.

Our hotel, a Mallorcan estate from the 17th century, offers a heated swimming pool and a large patio surrounded by oak groves and almond plantations. Celebrate the day with another culinary dinner event.


Day 4 – Capdepera – Pollensa 40 miles

Well rested and full of enthusiasm, we’ll start the day with a gentle incline following the northern coastline. Soon we leave the main road and take a scenic ride along the interior section of Mallorca. Old windmills and fields of produce flank the roads leading to Pollensa.

Host for the next two nights will be the Hotel Llenaire, situated on a small hill overlooking the Bay of Pollensa. The hotel is located on 370 acres of rural land, with a huge diversity of flora, like palm trees, huckleberry, rosemary, chamomile, and olive trees.


Day 5 – Pollensa – Inca – Lluc: Pollensa 39 miles

This will be a great day of riding. Are you ready for a challenge? Feel like a pro today: for a warm-up we’ll start with with small rolling hills on a rural road heading southwest to the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains, passing Capella de San Miguel in Campagnet. Soon we’ll start riding up the twisted roads from Inca toward the Lluc Monastery. You’ll enjoy the spectacular views while gaining elevation under the shades of pine tree forests leading to the top at 1,800 feet.

A well-deserved lunch will wait for you at the monastery. Congratulations you are half-way to the finish-line. Refreshed and full of enthusiasm, we’ll make our way back to Pollensa, conquering another small incline before the real fun begins, our descent back to sea level, today’s reward, 14 miles of downhill.

Review your accomplishments with your fellow-cyclists at another gourmet dinner at the hotel.


Day 6 – Pollensa – Consell: 28 miles

Taking a popular cycling route, we’ll ride south on our last day of riding to the quaint village of Consell, crossing the county of “Es Raiguer” known by nature lovers for its sprawling olive groves and almond trees, undulating landscapes, and vineyards. Lunch will be at one of the small cafes along the way.

If time allows, we’ll stop by the famous vineyards of Jose Ferrer before we head to our hotel Sa Cabana, a 400-year-old estate combining historic grandeur with modern living. Indulge yourself at the spa with a massage or enjoy sampling wines from the hotel’s own wine cellar on the terrace with unobstructed views of the mountains.

The Restaurant “Cud” offers Majorquin delicacies mixed with international favorites for dinner.


Day 7 – Farewell

Enjoy a final breakfast with your cycling friends before saying “goodbye – despedida”, to the beautiful island of Mallorca. We’ll take you to the airport and send you on your way to your next destination.


Included in your Mallorca Bicycle trip

  • Deluxe accommodations at superior hotels and inns
  • Bicycle equipped with seat bag, spare tubes, tire lever, multi-tool and mini pump
  • Experienced tour guides
  • Breakfast, and 5 lunches
  • 6 gourmet dinners
  • Full support vehicle with luggage transport following the ride
  • Transfer from meeting point to final drop-off
  • Gratuities for hotel services, porters, and baggage
  • Custom Cycling Jersey

Inclusions are subject to change without notice. For additional information, answers to questions, or to make a reservation, call 1-808-327-0087 to speak with a Velissimo Cycling Destinations specialist.

Not included

  • Train or airline tickets to and from the pick-up or drop-off locations
  • Lodging before or after the trip
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities for your guides
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telecommunications, mini bar, spa treatments

Hotel Can Bonico Night 1

A four-star hotel with a long history, Ca’n Bonico is housed in a 13th century mansion, one of the most beautiful buildings in all of Ses Salines. This magical little place, in the south of the island, sits not far from the coast and in the midst of rolling fields and blue lakes. During your stay in this 4-star hotel, take the time to enjoy the wonderfully maintained property with almond trees and palm groves, enchanting patios, and several terraces.

Phone: +34 (0) 971 649 022
www.hotelcanbonico.com


Hotel Rural Son Roig Night 2

One of the wonderfully quiet spots is the Finca Son Roig near the small village of Porreres. A grand retreat for daydreaming, lazing by the pool, and tucking into typical Mallorcan cuisine!

The Finca is surrounded by wine and apricot orchards, the most common produce of the predominantly agricultural area, surrounding this tranquil house. In the garden you’ll find a large, well-kept pool surrounded by lemon trees with outdoor shower, sun chairs and parasols.

The guest rooms have all been charmingly decorated in a typical Mallorcan style. Each one has been individually designed and most offer a balcony or terrace. Terracotta floors, wooden beams, and charming antique beds give a simple, homely feel.

Phone: +34 (0) 971 16 81 89
www.fincasonroig.com


Predi Son Jaumell Night 3

On the East Coast of Mallorca, a historic hotel with a long tradition: Grace Kelly stayed at the Hotel Predi Son Jaumell back in the 50s. Sixty years later, the typical Mallorcan building has been completely renovated, awaiting guests with a new restaurant chef and a generous portion of luxury.

Spread across this old Mallorcan estate from the 17th century, suites are situated in several small buildings with a heated swimming pool in the center offering a large patio for relaxation. Replete with bright wood and refreshing colors, the rooms radiate unpretentious country vitality with a modern flair, offering a view onto Mallorca’s agricultural landscape and the medieval castle Capdepera.

Phone: +34 (0) 971 818 796
www.hotelsonjaumell.com


Hotel Llenaire Night 4 & 5

Situated on a small hill, with the best views overlooking the bay of Pollensa, the Llenaire was converted into a small luxury hotel. The houses and land were acquired at the end of the 19th century by the Colom and Montaner families.

Adding another house alongside the original hunters’ lodge, a now larger two-story house forms an elegant internal patio between the two buildings. The Llenaire offers its guests a world of detail, combining beauty with simplicity to create a place of elegance, luxury, and privacy. The hotel received a “Q”-rating by the Mallorquin Hotel Authorities for its outstanding quality.

Phone: +34 (0) 971 535 260
www.hotelllenaire.com


Sa Cabana Night 6

The Sa Cabana Hotel & Spa is a historic 4-star hotel that was built in 1578. It combines modern living with the historic grandeur of a 400-year-old estate. The rooms at this historic Finca have a modern taste featuring an elegant and colorful design. From the terrace, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the picturesque surroundings. Aside from its romantic setting and historic charm, the hotel also boasts a cleverly designed spa and a stylish outdoor pool.

Phone: +34 (0) 971 622 060
www.hotelsacabana.com

Trip length: 7 days/6 nights
Level of Activity: Beginner to Novice
Accomplished: 173mi/277k

Date: April 20th – April 26th 2013
Trip Price: $4,999pp (dbl occ.) – $999 (single supplement)


Mallorca a peaceful place to stay.

The largest of the Balearic Islands with 1405 sq mi, Mallorca was introduced to tourism with its first charter flight in 1950. Today half of its population of 781,600 live in the capital city of Palma de Mallorca, founded in 123 B.C. The island has been influenced by the Romans, Vandals, Byzantines and Moslems. The official language is Castilian Spanish.

With its Mediterranean climate, spectacular mountain vistas, and quaint Spanish villages, Mallorca has long been a paradise for the enthusiastic cyclist. The terrain has something in store for all abilities with flat stretches, rolling hills, and winding mountain passes.

Miles of rural roads flanked by almond orchards and olive trees alternate with breathtaking coastline views around many corners. Take in crisp mountain air, or relax on deserted sandy beaches.

The Velissimo Mallorca Deluxe Cycling Tour is designed for the beginner and the novice cyclist enjoying local delicacies and luxury accommodations and is looking for a relaxed and quiet cycling experience away from bland concrete hotels,

How to get there

A vast variety of airlines are serving Mallorca daily from all major European airports. Average flying time from most airports is 2 hrs+ to this beautiful island.

Your final destination is Palma de Mallorca (PMI). The Son Sant Joan airport is located 8 miles east of the capitol city of Mallorca.

Maximum Guests: 8

Also see our Mallorca Cycling Camp