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Mallorca Bike Tour

Mallorca
, Palma
, Pollensa
, Tramuntana
, Cap de Formentor
, Valdemossa
, Santa Maria
, Llucmajor
, Bonany
, Mediterranean, Spain, Europe

from $4,995* per person 6 Days March-November
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: DuVine Adventures 16 people max
  • Palma airport, spain near palma, spain
  • Active & Adventure trips
Mallorca is every cyclist’s dream. Around every bend on this remote Mediterranean island off the Spanish coast, some of the world’s most magnificent vistas greet you. And what better way to explore these magnificent views than on a bike tour with DuVine?

On these virtually traffic-free roads, we’ll cycle through sunny landscapes that are at once serene and remarkably dramatic. Neat rows of orange groves are nestled amidst vast plains, perfect for the beginner cyclist. Up for a challenge? Then join our category climbs among the soaring peaks of the Tramuntana and Alfabia ranges, their rocky slopes spilling into the sparkling sea. Remarkable beauty is just the beginning. Rustic villages and sacred monasteries beguile with their charms and Mallorcans are always close at hand with hearty welcomes. It’s easy to imagine all things epic unfolding here on such a grand stage. And with a pleasant climate year-round, superb hotels, and incredible gourmet cuisine, you’ll be biking, eating, and drinking in DuVine style.

Locations visited/nearby

Mallorca , Palma , Pollensa , Tramuntana , Cap de Formentor , Valdemossa , Santa Maria , Llucmajor , Bonany , Mediterranean, Spain, Europe

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3 testimonials about the provider, DuVine Adventures:

  • Reviewer: located in New York, NY USA
    I have gone on 5 DuVine trips and I have had a fantastic time on each. I have referred several friends and colleagues, all have come back with rave reviews.
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Wenonah, NJ USA
    One of the best vacation experiences we've had. We won't hesitate to recommend this to everyone. The guides have a fascinating blend of competence, fun loving and a real free spirit.
    5
  • Reviewer: located in Boston, MA USA
    We had a great time, we were able to get into places that were closed and the guides seemed to know everyone, everywhere we went. Very knowledgeable about the area, wine, and architecture. Great biking, small roads - no traffic.
    5

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Itinerary

Day One:  Palma Coastal Route
Your guides will meet you at your hotel in Palma, the capital of Spain’s Balearic Islands, and shuttle you to the starting point of the tour, right by the Cathedral de Palma. You’ll have an introduction to the islands treats with a selection of tapas and some Spanish sparkling wine.  Once you have finished enjoying the freshest seafood in town, you will be professionally fitted to your top quality bick before you depart for a leisurely ride out of town. This coastal bike route will showcase quintessential Mediterranean landscapes under deep blue skies and colorful scenery. Enjoy the ambiance of this ride through all of the hip and trendy beachside neighborhoods where many of the most popular night clubs of Mallorca are located. Once you have left the busy beach crowds you’ll finally arrive at your hotel for the night, the impressive 19th century fortress called Cap Rocat. The evening brings a lovely gastronomic meal to get you ready for Mallorquin living.

Meals: Light lunch / Dinner
Destinations visited: Palma, can Pastilla, S’Arenal
Distance cycled: 19 kms / 12 miles

Day Two: Monastery of Bonany
Today we’ll cycle along quiet country roads, through small rustic villages, and past endless almond orchards. Our destination is the Bonany Monastery, one of Mallorca’s best-kept secrets. You’ll have rolling terrain along the way, ending with one final climb that takes us up to the sanctuary. From above, you’ll enjoy a gourmet picnic with amazing views of Mallorca’s lush interior, a fertile mix of vast plains and soaring peaks. After lunch and a ‘siesta’ in the hilltop serenity, you will descend into the town of Petra, the home town of Junipero de Selve, founder of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Here you’ll find a quaint museum dedicated to this well-traveled and devout monk. You will then have the option of cycling some more or hopping on a van transfer back to the hotel. You are on your own for dinner this evening and our guides will be happy to make a suggestion on some great spots for dinner in Palma.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations visited: Pina, Lloret, Sineu, Bonany Monastery
Distance cycled: 46 kms / 28.5 miles

Day Three: Through the Vineyards to Santa Maria
Today is smooth sailing on some of the more scenic rides through the viticultural region of Mallorca,  passing the vineyards where the local varieties of Manto Negro, Moll, Callet, Fogoneu, Ull de llebre, Monastrell, Parellada are grown. Cycle through the town of Binissalem with one of the most beautiful squares in the Mallorcan countryside - both for the harmony and width of its design in relation to the surrounding buildings. You will learn a lot about the island’s wine making practices during tastings of the white, rosé and reds from the island’s only AOCs: Pla i Llevant and Binissalem. Continue on past Santa Maria and on to your hotel for the next 2 nights, The Reads Hotel and SPA. Take some time to enjoy the different treatments that the SPA has to offer or have a drink on one of the many terraces. Tonight you’ll have dinner outside the hotel at a typical Mallorcan restaurant boasting the most authentic of dishes.

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Destinations visited: Benisallem, Biniali, Santa Maria
Distance cycled: 37 kms / 23 miles

Day Four: Cap de Formentor
After a breakfast of fresh fruits and pastries, you will start the morning with a warm up ride to Alaro. From this charming town you will pass through several quiet, rural villages before arriving in the cultural hotspot of Pollensa Port. This small town is dedicated to music and art and was frequented by Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie, and Peter Ustinov. If you choose to continue riding along Cap de Formentor you day of magnificent vistas is just beginning.  Here, dramatic and rocky cliffs drop off from both sides of the road and offer sweeping views of the sea. If lying on the beach sounds more tempting to you than we will shuttle you directly there while you wait for the rest of the group to arrive. We’ll enjoy a lovely lunch overlooking the Mediterranean and then take an hour to relax on the tranquil beach that lies in front of the restaurant. After the day’s adventure, we’ll drive you back to the hotel to relax and freshen up. Dinner tonight is at the Reads Restaurant featuring traditional specialties.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations cycled: Alaro,  Lloseta, Selva,  Puerto de Pollensa, Cap de Formentor
Distance cycled: 41 kms / 26 miles

Day Five: Champion Ride through the Tramuntana
If you desire, today is the day to test your leg strength! Over the course of 50 kilometers, we’ll ascend a total of 1000 meters cycling through the Tramuntana mountain range and along the magnificent coast. Along the route you will enjoy breathtaking vistas along the western edge of the island. Our downhill stretches will make each climb worthwhile as you enjoy the Mediterranean breeze on your face and coast into picturesque Mallorcan villages. In Valdemossa, visit the historic monastery and wander the steep, narrow streets.  From this busy little town you will enjoy a long descent into Deia and our last luxury hotel, the magnificent La Residencia. This inviting village is nestled in a cozy valley and after the ride you’ll have time to visit the small sandy beach and sunbathe. If you would prefer not to partake in the epic ride through the mountains, you are welcome to spend your day enjoying the spa at your leisure, a relaxing walk, or hours of Mediterranean wave therapy in the waters below the town’s streets. Lunch is of your choice today but we will meet again for a wonderful, final dinner.
 
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Destinations cycled: Tramuntana Mountains, Valldemossa
Distance cycled: 50 kms / 31 miles

Day Six: Palma
It is time to say “adios” after an exciting journey through an amazing part of the world that’s rich in culture and hospitality. In the morning you will be transferred to the airport or to your next hotel if you have extended your stay in Palma.

Meals: Breakfast
Accomplished: 193 km/120 miles and Total Satisfaction!

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