Arrive into Palma airport to be be picked up and taken to your 4-star hotel in Playa de Palma. Relax and meet your new co-riders before you begin the 5 stages of the Mallorca 312 Training Camp.
Take your first glimpse of the sunny Mallorcan coastline as you ride mostly flat roads to the Golden Cove seaside village of Cala D’Or. Peer over the immense cliffs into the clear blue Mediterranean sea or turn your gaze opposite to admire the inland rural landscapes.
Sant Salvador, a 5km ascent with gradients of up to 15%, will be the initial physical push of the Mallorca 312 Training Camp. However, a chance to relax in the Rafal Nadal Sports Centre’s Spa will almost certainly get you back in shape for the next 3 days of cycling.
A visit to the town of Arta after climbing up the Ermita de Betlem will provide the original full Mallorca 312 route experience, as it hosts one of the most popular feeding stations during the sportive. Spend some time exploring a Talaiotic settlement dating back to the Bronze Age and the walls that encompass it.
Here begins the most challenging stage of the Mallorca 312 Training Camp, where you will tackle the legendary Coll des Reis from Sa Calobra, as well as Puig Major and Coll de Femenia. Although before heading to the mountains, you will have the opportunity to snap a few photos at the picturesque Cap Formentor Lighthouse.
Having spent a night in the charming town of Port de Soller, you will wake up to another day cycling up the hairpins and swooping downhill in the Tramuntana Mountains, which will gradually ease to a flat as you approach Platja de Palma. Enjoy the dramatic scenery enveloping the smooth, sparse, winding roads before entering the busy capital city.
If you have time, make sure to discover cultural treasures in and around Palma city by getting lost in the side street alleys, visiting the Palma Cathedral or local museums and the historic Arab Baths.
Mallorca is a road cycling haven, filled with outstanding scenery, unbeatable roads with varied terrains and beautiful weather. It’s understandable why professional cycling teams such as Ineos and Astana choose Mallorca as the prime location for their training camps. In the western Tramuntana, mountain peaks loom over hairpin roads, whilst along the vast coastlines grand cliffs cradle sparkling blue bays. And if that’s not enough, central Mallorca offers an abundance of historically cultural towns and landmarks.