Fly into Palma and we will take you to your hotel in Sineu in the heart of Mallorca. Away from the main tourist hubs, you’ll find gorgeous countryside dotted with traditional fincas and windmills. Sineu itself is hugged by vineyards and vast stretches of vibrant farmland. When off the bike, Sineu is a heritage gem, what with old sandstone buildings lining the street that date back to Roman times.
Today’s ride takes you on the Toros de Gravel experience, tracing some of the routes used in the Mallorca gravel bike race. The trail doesn’t include any of the iconic climbs road cyclists know Mallorca for, instead you’ll be pedalling along ancient roads and coastal tracks just as epic, and just as fun. Discover hidden beaches in the area’s surrounding Cala Murada and Portocolom.
If you haven’t heard of the Via Verde, you’re in for a treat. This former railway line has been converted into a gravel path stretching over 30km from Manacor to Arta. Our favourite way to ride this is to enjoy some gravel rides pre lunch, and eat at the old train station at Sant Llorenc – the patatas bravas is amazing here! From here, you can pick up the gravel path from outside your lunch stop, and ride all the way into Arta. Loop home via Petra and stop off at the historic church and discover one of the most stunning towns on the island.
Spend a day exploring the North West of Mallorca, cycling a loop around Old Pollensa town. You’ll pass through typical Mallorcan towns such as Sa Pobla and Llubi on a mixture of gravel tracks and quiet country lanes used mainly by farmers. As you approach Pollensa, admire the epic Tramuntana Mountains as they loom large. When in Pollensa, rest your legs by wandering the cobbled streets, admiring the quaint sandstone buildings and learning about Mallorca’s medieval history.
We will provide a transfer back to the airport today or you can choose to extend your trip.
Mallorca’s heartlands couldn’t be a better place to ride gravel. Zigzagging quaint towns, olive groves and vineyards, you can ride the quiet countryside off the beaten track. Our gravel tracks will take you into areas only known to local farmers and beaches hidden to tourists. Base yourself in Sineu, the portrait of a typical Mallorcan town. Here you’ll have easy access to all coastlines, popular cities such as Port Pollensa and Palma as well as other beautiful towns situated amongst Mallorca’s countryside. Nearly all of Mallorca’s towns are influenced by early Islamic, Arabic and Roman settlers, with rich history laid bare in architecture, findings and lifestyle.