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Majorca Circular

Friday 18 Aug 2017 - Sunday 22 Oct 2017

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This 8 day self-guided tour takes you on a picturesque trip across the beautiful island of Majorca. Explore its bays of turquoise water and fine white sands, its sunlit hills and hidden valleys, and farmlands filled with orchards of almond trees. Accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels.

Each tour starts on a FRIDAY or SUNDAY
Low Season - arrivals: March 03 - 12 / Oct 09 - 22
Mid Season - Feb 10* / Mar 13 - Apr 23 / Sep 29 - Oct 08
High Season - April 24 - June 18
Peak Season - Sept 01 - 28

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The different stages are easy to moderate in difficulty. You will cycle on cycle paths, side roads and mainly on tarmacked farm roads avoiding traffic as much as possible.

The cost of the holiday does NOT INCLUDE FLIGHTS, which must be self-booked. IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION FROM EMMA AT BIKE EVENTS.
Prices quoted are PER PERSON IN A DOUBLE ROOM and include BREAKFAST & SUPPER EACH DAY***.
Additional nights available.

Please note that this cycling holiday, run in conjunction with our partners, Eurobike, is SELF-GUIDED. The route is signed, with route notes and map provided along with luggage transfers between hotels but please be aware that there is NO ACCOMPANYING TOUR GUIDE.

* Almond blossom time - itinerary may change!
*** except Port Soller B&B only


'I had THE most wonderful time even though I'm not a road cyclist. Hotels were excellent, one blew me away. First - intro day was hilly, routes were mainly rural and bike routes . There were some navigational issues but I averaged 30-35 miles per day in 25-30 degrees, I set the pace and could stop when and where I wanted to admire the view -the countryside was glorious.' Jane Leigh
'Thanks again for sorting things out at the uk end. I will be recommending your services to friends.'

Ride Details
Basic Trip CostLow Season: £687.00 / Mid Season : £714.00 / High Season: £788.00 / Peak Season: £815.00
IncludesHalf board in 3 and 4 star hotel accommodation, except in Port de Soller B&B only (arrival hotel may be of a lower category)
Breakfast Buffet
6 x half board with buffet (B&B only in Port de Soller)
All luggage transfers
Signed route and maps
Transfer across the Tramuntana mountains with a stop at the Lluc monastry including your bike
Trip with the nostalgic 'Red Thunderbolt' from Soller to Palma
Majorca lunch snack in Petra
Special paella lunch (usually in Fornalutx)
City tour of Palma
7-day service hotline
GPS data

Price per person based on double room - single room surcharge £145
Taxi transfer to arrival hotel approx €22 payable on the day
StartPalma, Majorca
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FinishPalma, Majorca
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DistanceAverage daily distance 34 miles
Challenge Rating
Getting There: Car
Getting There: Train
Start Times
Local Infowww.seemallorca.com
OptionsBike hire - £72
Electric Bike - £154
Single room surcharge £195

Additional nights avilabile on request.
Route DetailsDay 1: Arrival in Playa de Palma
From the airport take a taxi to your arrival hotel (confirmed nearer the time) approx. 10 km.

Day 2: Playa de Palma – Colònia Sant Jordi approx. 55 km
After a welcome briefing, tour information and distribution of the rental bicycles, the first day's ride follows the coast to Capocorp Vell, passing the Realm of the Cyclops (remainders of ancient settlements). Traditional Majorcan windmills line the road to the salt fields of Llevant with its pink and white shimmering salt lakes. Arriving at Sant Jordi you're welcomed by sandy beaches and crystal clear water.

Day 3: Colònia Sant Jordi – Porto Cristo/surrounding approx. 55 km
Today's route leads via Ses Salines to 'Botanicactus', one of Europe's largest botanical gardens. Visiting the picturesque bay of Cala Santanyi, you will then ride through fishing villages to the famous natural "Es Pontas" bridge to Porto Cristo and the bizarre rock formations of the Dragon Caves.

Day 4: Porto Cristo/surrounding – C’an Picafort approx. 60 km
A fabulous day cycling through sleepy hamlets to Manacor - the city famous for its beads and pottery. Your journey will then take you through Petra (a typical Majorcan lunch snack will be prepared) and Santa Margalida to C'an Picafort.

Day 5: Port de Pollenca/Alcúdia approx. 45 km
No need to pack the suitcase today as you will stay another night in C'an Picafort. Follow a circular route through the nature reseve at S'Albufera, to the bay of Pollenca (originally a Roman harbour). Later, continue further along the coast until you reach Alcúdia (the oldest town of the island) before heading back to C’an Picafort.

Day 6: C’an Picafort – Port de Sóller*** approx. 50 km + bus transfer
Via Muro and Inca, you'll cycle through the island's interior to the beautiful mountains of the Sierra de Tramuntana. After a bus transfer through the Tramuntana Mountains to the monastery at Lluc (sightseeing possible) you will ascend to 1200 m above sea level, and then enjoy a beautiful descent via Fornalutx (known as one of 'the most beautiful fishing villages of Spain') to Port de Soller. Here, you will be served a Paella dinner, (already included in the tour price!).

Day 7: Port de Sóller – Playa de Palma approx. 10 km + train transfer
Using the old-fashioned 'Red Thunderbolt' train you'll travel through the Valley of Oranges ( the picking of fruit during the ride is prohibited!) down to the capital, Palma. Afterwards you'll join a guided sightseeing tour of the beautiful old town. Then it's time to cycle the last few kilometres along the coast to the final hotel stop in Playa de Palma.

Day 8: Departure from Palma or extension of trip!
Other InfoVarious airlines including Easyjet, BMI, Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Thompson operate return flights to Majorca from many major UK airports. Please contact them direct for details. Links below:
Easyjet
BMIbaby



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