Base yourself in the mountains and ride some of the most revered climbs in Europe. The Sa Calobra climb is truly epic as are the roads out to Valdemossa, Soller or further north. With incredible riding and views over the sparkling Mediterranean waters, it's not difficult to see why these roads are the staple training routes for Team Sky and many other professional teams.
DAY 1Arrival into Palma
On your arrival into Palma, we will pick you up and take you into the heart of the Tramuntana mountain range. We have a variety of accommodation for you to stay in so choose between 3,4 & 5* hotels. Choose from different hotels, different models of bike and holiday dates and times to suit you.
DAY 2Sa Calobra
Today you can attack the legendary ride of Sa Calobra. At 9.5km and averaging 7%, it's no Alpine climb but the tarmac, the views from the road, and the view of the road, are truly stunning. Combine Sa Calobra with a ride north to the monastery at Lluc, the caves in Campanet or the lighthouse at the end of the island in Formentor. We have GPX files of all of these routes for you to follow.
DAY 3Soller and the Mountains
Today we would recommend you ride south and explore the beautiful port of Soller. Take on other climbs such as Puig Major or head all the way to the south coast ad Port d'Andratx, via the beautiful coastal roads passing through Estellencs. We have GPX files of these routes for you to follow.
DAY 4Return Home (or extend your trip)
Today we will take you back to the airport but if you prefer to extend your trip, please let us know as all our holidays are entirely bespoke.
The west of Mallorca is a cyclist's playground. Visit the typically Mallorcan ports of Andratx or Soller, sip coffee overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean or test yourself in the revered Tramuntana mountain range.
Base yourself in Port Soller or quiet hilltop villages to head up toward the famous climbs of Sa Calobra, Puig Major and the monastery in Lluc. One thing to be guaranteed is the the western coastline provides jaw dropping scenery and superb cycling roads.
The weather in Mallorca makes it one of the most sought after destinations by bicycle. Mallorca has a relatively cool but sunny Spring and Autumn so if you’re planning on travelling between March and May and September to November, you will see a lot of bikes. You can also cycle in the summer and we would recommend beautiful early morning rides or later afternoon rides and to avoid the midday sun.
The holiday is a self guided holiday allowing you to explore Mallorca at your own pace. We know the area very well and have put together some recommended routes in GPX format which allows you to download these to most GPS enabled devices, and with certain software, to your smartphone. These will be sent to you once you have booked your holiday with Love Velo and each file will be titled with a short description of the ride and the distance. If you would like to see the profile of each route, we recommend that you download the files before your holiday and open them with a GPS viewer. If you would like guiding instead, please just ask our cycle experience team.
You will want to know that your bike is in great condition and that you won’t have any mechanical problems during your ride. Our bikes are extremely well serviced and maintained but in the very unlikely event there is a mechanical issue with the bike (not including basic maintenance such as slipped chains or punctures), we will provide you with an emergency number for someone to come out and repair or replace your bike.
We have the best road bikes available for hire for your holiday. Simply advise your preferred options and components and we can match the right bike for you. Our essential bike in Mallorca is a full carbon road bike with Ultegra groupset but we can upgrade or provide mountain and e-bikes.
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.