Mallorca - Bull's Eye

Through the placid heart of the Island.

Steep coasts, shimmering saltwater lakes and picturesque beaches and bays characterise the first two days of this cycling holiday. The dragon caves in Porto Cristo are arguably the best-known natural spectacle.  The cultural highlight on the way North is the pearl town of Manacor, before you return to the coast in Can Picafort. After that you immerse yourself into the heart of the island, which is just as stunning as the coastal areas. Olive groves, orange orchards and sleepy little villages are situated directly along this phenomenal cycle route. Back at the Playa, the island is vibrant and awake again and is at the same time the finale of a diverse and impressive cycling tour.

Recommendation

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

From the airport by taxi to the start hotel.

Welcome briefing. The tour takes you closely along the coastline to Capocorp Vell, the realm of the cyclops (ruins of native inhabitants’ dwellings). Typical wind turbines line the way to the saline fields of Llevant with its pink and white shimmering salt lakes. One of the most beautiful beaches in Majorca is the white sandy beach ‚Es Trenc’. In Sant Jordi, you can enjoy even more beaches with crystal clear water.

Via Ses Salines to a botanical garden. Visit the picturesque bay near Cala Santanyi. Then cycle through little fishing villages to the famous natural bridge ‚Es Pontas’. Near Porto Cristo you find the dragon caves with bizarre shapes and wall paintings. We recommend a visit with a guided tour!

Cycle via the sleepy village of Son Carrio to Manacor. Here you find the factories producing the famous  artificial pearls, called ‚Majoricas’. Countless little shops offer souvenirs and hand-made ceramic everyday objects. Via Petra (typical Majorcan lunch snack will be prepared) and Santa Margalida through one of the most enchanting landscapes of the island to C’an Picafort. Today you are back to the sandy beaches lining the coast.

Wonderful paths lead you along the World Cultural Heritage site Tramuntanas. This amazing mountain range serves as a backdrop for this valley lined by olive groves. The especially diverse limestone caves in Campanet are well worth a visit. Blending into the rural surroundings is also your accommodation for the next two days. You spend the night in one of the so-called Hotel Rurales, which ooze special charm and are kept and run in the traditional Finca-style.

Today’s tour takes you around the Puig de Inca, approx. 300 metres in height. You cycle through orange plantations and olive groves to countless Majorcan villages. Typical stone walls and village squares are the perfect places for a break. We recommend you definitely have a stop in the winegrowers’ village of Binissalem. This is the place where the most famous Majorcan wines are pressed and they can be sampled in various Bodegas.

A day of contrasts. Your tour starts in the rural hinterland and leads you through sleepy little villages. However, as soon asyou reach the coast, the island is awake and pulsating along the Playa. A wide variety of restaurants and leisure activities provide an entertaining final day of this holiday.

Tour character

Overall the terrain is slightly hilly without any longer ascents. You cycle on side roads, rural tracks and also on cycle paths, with always as little traffic as possible. Nearly the entire route is on tarmac.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018
Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018
Saturday
Season 2
Mar 17, 2018 - Apr 20, 2018
Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018
Saturday
Season 3
Apr 21, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Saturday
Season 4
Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
Saturday
Mallorca - Bull`s Eye, 8 days, ES-MARMM-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
735,00
225,00
789,00
225,00
875,00
225,00
929,00
225,00
Season 1
Mar 3, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018
Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018
Season 2
Mar 17, 2018 - Apr 20, 2018
Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018
Season 3
Apr 21, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Season 4
Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
Playa de Palma
Extra night p.p. dbl/hb
Extra night sgl/hb
60,00
93,00
60,00
93,00
85,00
124,00
105,00
150,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
85,00
85,00
180,00

Services and infos

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • 5 x half board buffet (centre of island breakfast only)
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • developed route
  • Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Majorcan lunch snack in Petra
  • signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Airport Palma de Mallorca

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