Start: Sencelles Finish: Pollença
Travel to the island of Mallorca and arrive in Ruberts, where you’ll stay for four nights. Breathe in the country atmosphere surrounded by vineyards, apricot and almond orchards and citrus groves. Rest, relax and get ready for a splendid week of cycling.
Start off cycling through beautiful vineyards and olive groves to historic Sineu, with its impressive Gothic church, narrow lanes and lively terraces. Pedal to Petra and pause at the monastery and museum dedicated to Padre Serra, the European ‘founder’ of California. The hilltop chapel of Bonnay makes a prime spot for lunch and the last section of your route takes quiet country roads and dirt tracks back to the hotel.
Challenge: 41-48 km, 235/420 m ascent/descent
Cross the Palma-Inca highway and traverse almond and olive orchards on the slopes of the Serra de Tramuntana. Stop in Alaró to see the lovely castle then skip 3km in traffic by taking ancient footpaths to Binissalem, with one short non-cyclable section. Circling back, you ‘sail down’ a lovely inland road and wind through authentic farmland past impressive estates and ancient villages.
Challenge: 26-51 km, 75/250 m ascent/descent
Classic Mallorquin windmills mark the way today as you turn south. Choice of visiting three different chapels on the 450m ascent up Puig de Randa or taking a gentler route directly to Llucmajor to skirt the Puig. Toward the end, a dirt track leads to Montuiri then you cycle back to your hotel.
Challenge: 45-56 km, 325/570 m ascent/descent
Bid farewell to your kind hosts at Son Jordá and ride north to Costitx and Llubí on a fairly relaxed tour. From Campanet, you pedal into a quiet valley of carob and almonds groves. Approaching Pollença you endure 2km on a busy main road and are rewarded on arrival at your comfortable charming accommodation.
Challenge: 45 km, 235 m ascent, 335 m descent
Trek to the tourist mecca of Sa Pobla with an optional detour via Muro and Santa Margalida. Marvel at typical Mallorcan landscapes with windmills and fields of artichokes. Then get lost in a tiny yet beautiful corner of the world, the peaceful marshlands at S’Albufera ideal for spotting an array of water birds.
Challenge: 42-68 km, 175/275 m ascent/descent
Today you can opt for an easy ride to gorgeous north coast beaches or a strenuous ascent to Lluc Monastery, especially tough in hot weather or weekend traffic.
Challenge: 15.5-46 km, 50/325 m ascent/descent
Your cycling trip comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Departure from the island or extra nights in the capital, Palma de Mallorca.
Hotel located in the small village of Ruberts (Sencelles), in the heart of Mallorca. This 15th century estate surrounded by orchards and vineyards has been completely restored and is included in an area listed as a Cultural Heritage Site. It has 20 comfortable, totally equipped rooms.
A charming rural hotel situated in Pollensa town centre. The complex is made up of a group of 18th-century houses which have been restored and adapted for maximum relaxation and comfort.
You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between February 25th and October 27th
The nearest airport is Palma de Mallorca airport (PMI)
* Transfer by taxi from Palma de Mallorca airport to the first accommodation is included in the package.
Arrival in Sencelles
From Palma airport (PMI) to Ruberts-Sencelles; Taxi transfer from Palma airport to your first accommodation in Ruberts is included in your arrangement.
If you travel with your own bike:
From Palma de Mallorca ferry terminal: In case your flight arrives to Barcelona airport (BCN) and you have taken a ferry to Palma de Mallorca, from there you can go by taxi to your first accommodation (approx 40 €). There's also a shuttle bus from the Airport to Palma Train Station (departures every 15 min)
Departure from Pollença
There are several bus services a day from Pollença to Palma de Mallorca (duration 1,5hrs). Bus leaves you at Plaça de Espanya in Palma. From there you can get the shuttle to Palma airport (Line 1). It runs every 20 minutes
Optional taxi transfers can be booked from your last accommodation to the airport in Palma de Mallorca. Prices are available on request.
If you are travelling to / from Barcelona by car and taking the ferry to Mallorca, it is best to leave your car in Barcelona. Taking your car over to the island is not at all convenient as the fee is quite high. Also, at the end of your trip it will be easier to get back to the ferry terminal in Mallorca by public transport or taxi.
If you hire a car in Palma de Mallorca and drive to the first accommodation, you will be given a place to park at the finca.
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GPS tracks are available on request
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