Tour de Mallorca (TourzPlus™)
Cycling the switchbacking roads up and down the colls (passes) of the Sierra Tramuntana will be an unforgettable experience and is a "must-do" in the lifetime of any passionate cyclist. We have developed an itinerary that is suitable both to very experienced riders who are looking for a serious challenge, as well as to intermediate cyclists who want to smell the roses and take it easy. Two options are offered every day and our support van is also available. Over the last couple of years, the island of Majorca, situated off the Spanish coast in the Mediterranean Sea, has developed into Europe's road-biking heaven. The perfect climate, an abundance of quiet little back roads, spectacular mountain vistas and secluded beaches make it easy to understand why many of the world's professional road-biking teams choose this island as their training ground. You will be treated to awesome Mediterranean cuisine, fantastic architecture and a place rich in history. Come on this exciting bike journey and find out why the Spanish Kings still spend their holiday's here.
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Day 1: Palma de Majorca
Highlights: Welcome dinner, your first ride
Take a short taxi ride and meet us in a country hotel (Finca) near the village of Esporlas in the foothills of the Sierra Tramuntana. We'll fit bikes and have a chance to get used to the climate on a short trip to the countryside. The ride begins with a gradual ascent into the Sierra Tramuntana mountain range toward the village of Valdemossa. Take time to marvel at the historic architecture of the most beautiful village on Majorca. Many artists have made Valdemossa their home, among them Frederic Chopin. 27k (17 miles), 1000ft of climbing.
Lodging: Finca Son Galceran, Esporles
Day 2: Esporlas to Deià
Highlights: Climb 5 passes, the coast
An epic ride takes us through teh Southern Tramuntana mountains. Five passes with seemingly endless switchback climns on moderate grades and exciting downhills await. You will experience Majorca's truly spectacular coastline for the first time. On you way to Deia, you will enjoy amazing views of Mediterrancean from high. We stay over night in an exquisite Mallorquin mansion, the famous La Residencia. Distance 50-82 km / 30-51 miles, up to 5500ft climbing.
Lodging: La Residencia Deia
Day 3: Deià to Monnaber
Highlights: More climbing, olive groves and orchards, dinner
Start the day with a long, winding and exhilarating downhill ride into Soller, before we begin the climb over famous Coll de Soller. Then we tackle the Coll de Horno in the shadow of Mallorca's highest mountain, Puig Mayor, standing at 1445m (4,800'). After a well deserved rest in the mountain village of Orient we continue with a fast descent to Alaro and then through olive fields and orchards on to our luxurious finca at Monnaber. Here they produce their own olive oil from trees 500-1000 years old. Dinner will be an amazing experience. Distance 60-90 km (40+ miles) up to 5000' climbing, shorter options are available.
Lodging: Monnaber Nou
Day 4: Monnaber to Pollensa
Highlights: Market day in Sineu
Today we ride on very quiet country roads through orchards, fields and small villages toward the agricultural center of the island. Wednesday is market day in Sineu and with a little imagination you are taken back to a medieval setting. You can buy anything from donkeys to silverware in the narrow walkways and plazas around the church on the islands's largest market. After the visit to the market we tackle the famous climbs to Santuari De Cura and Santuari de Sant Salvador. The first climb is optional, the second takes us to our mountain top retreat in the monastery of Sant Salvador, built in 1342. The monastery sits an an elevation of 500m/1650ft and offers sweeping views across the island and to the Mediterranean sea. Distance: 62 or 93 km / 40 or 57 miles, 3000 or 5000ft
Lodging: Monastery Sant Salvador
Day 5: Pollenca
Highlights: Options abound.
Today is recovery day and we will be riding 70 km / 45 miles of mostly flat but scenic country roads through little towns and the wetland nature reserve Albufeira. We will have enough time to visit the ancient roman city of Alcudia, with it's many picturesque shops and restaurants hidden behind medieval city walls and narrow alleys. For those with like to ride more, there is another mountain top monasteries worth visiting! For the remaining three nights we will be staying at a family run 100 year old hotel right in the old town of Pollenca by the Knights Templar and the 365 steps up Calvary hill. Distance 70 km / 45 miles flat or several optional climbs.
Lodging: Hotel Son Sant Jordi, Pollenca
Day 6: Cap Formentor
Highlights: This is the ride you've been waiting your entire life for.
Big mountains and big mileage await as we cross the northern Sierra Tramuntana. After some fast warm up cycling into the foothills, we will tackle the extremely scenic climb of Coll de Sa Bataia. Here you have the option of keeping on going for a truly epic ride or to have lunch at the monastery at Lluc, followed by an exciting downhill back to Pollence. Those who are opting for the long version will climb up and descend down to Sa Calobra. This switchbacking and twisting road clings to the mountainside while descending into a steep canyon. You will feel like on a Disney ride. It is the Majorquin road builder's masterpiece and for many cycling greats, including Lance Armstrong, the climb back up was a favorite spring training ride. It is a great measuring stick for cyclists from all around the world. Distance 60-100 km / 37-60 miles. Up to 6000ft of climbing.
Lodging: Hotel Son Sant Jordi, Pollenca
Day 7: Pollenca
Highlights: Coll de Sa Bataia
Cap Formentor, the very northern tip of the island, is our final tour on the island and what a way to finish. A narrow, winding road clinging to steep cliffs offers an entertaining ride with breathtaking views of the deep blue Mediterranean. On today's stage we are certain you will agree with us, that road biking could not possibly be any better! The road to Formentor easily ranks among the world's most scenic rides. On the way back one final climb to the high point of the peninsula awaits and you have time to explore the beach resort of Porto Pollenca and possibly have lunch at the fishing village of Cala San Vicenc. Distance 55 or 70 km / 32 or 42+ miles, up to 1200 m / 3800 ft.
Lodging: Hotel Son Sant Jordi, Pollenca
Day 8: Transfer back to Palma de Mallorca
Highlights: Palma de Mallorca
It is time to say goodbye. In the morning you will be shuttled to the airport or your hotel in Palma for an extended stay. If you are staying in Palma make sure you visit the cathedral of Palma de Majorca, also known as the Cathedral of Light. It is the second largest cathedral in Spain and it took over 300 years to build.
A walk through the narrow passages and pathways of Palma's old city is also a must.
HighlightsPalma de Mallorca, climb numerous famous passes, Sa Calobra, market day, Cap Formentor, 4 nights at one accommodationKeep in Mind: We work hard to maintain consistency across all of our tours, but some trips have unique differences. Here are some things to keep in mind about this tour.
IncludesQuality 27-speed bicycle with Shimano Ultegra components; 7 nights accommodation; 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 6 Dinners; professional guide services; support vehicle and luggage transport; all admission fees
Begin/EndPalma de Mallorca
Arrive/DepartPalma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)
Total Distance203 miles (329 km)
Daily Distance24 - 45 miles (39 - 73 km)
Rating301-401 Options available for intermediate and advanced cyclists.
TermsTerms & Conditions
Dates Price Private Room Charge Notes Oct 1-8, 2017 CAD$3245 CAD$700 Book by Nov 1st and lock in 2016 rates. Save CAD$250 if you bring your own bike. Book it
* We are happy to match solo travelers who would like to share a room with someone of the same gender. If no match exists, due to hotel pricing, we will charge 50% of the private room charge. This charge will be collected at the time of the final payment. If a roommate assignment is available it will be refunded at the conclusion of the tour.
Malloca is the perfect place to bike. The roads are swept of rocks and glass, the weather is sunny, lots of hills, but not impossible and lovely long days of biking capped off by wonderful food.Nikki H., Portland, OR
I loved the ride out to Cap Formentor to see the lighthouse! The route and the scenery made for the best day of biking I've ever experienced! Overall, it was a wonderful trip! I loved the location and the scenery! The biking was difficult, but rewarding! Lastly, Peter was a great leader and helped to make the trip a huge success!Allison R., Wauwatosa, WI