1 island, 2 fincas, 1000 dreams.
Away from the hustle and bustle, we have found two special places for you to stay. It is particularly charming and traditional where you will be staying for the week on Majorca. The cycle paths are also selected so that they fit with where you are staying. You will be cycling across gentle hills through the agriculturally characterised back country. Everything gets grown here that tastes good… you will encounter olives, almonds, lemons and wine with every pedal. But of course the sea cannot be forgotten about in Majorca! Two wonderful bike stages take you along the coast in order to show you the crystal clear water surrounding Spain’s best known island. Spend your holiday with us on the Balearic island, which is especially stylish and close to nature!
Your hotel in Campanet: Hotel Rural Monnaber Nou 4****S
The building, located about 2km from Campanet, was built in the 13th Century when the Moors ruled Majorca. It is a very charismatic witness of the impressive history of this island. Since the 16th Century, this estate was used as a mansion and has therefore been kept in outstanding condition over the years and has preserved the old stone walls. On this wonderful premises you will find an old olive press and a windmill from the year 1680. Along with the comfortable rooms, there is an outdoor pool, an indoor pool and the spa and wellness centre with whirlpool, sauna and steam room for sheer relaxation.
Hotel Rural Monnaber
Your hotel in Porreres: Finca son Roig 4****
This historical country house, which is located about 5km outside of Porreres, was first restored scrupulously and properly several years ago. A haven of peace and relaxation was created with an astonishing attention to detail. The excellent restaurant was housed in the former wine cellar and it is here that the Majorcan cuisine is being newly interpreted. The rooms provide a pleasant stay and are decorated in a classic style. After each day on the bike, you can spend time by the luxurious pool in the shade of the lemon trees.
Finca Son Roig
1. day Campanet Arrival
Enjoy the beautifully located laid out pool or the view from the terrace of your accommodation for the next few days. In the evening you will meet your tour representative and your rental bikes will be handed out and fitted.
2. day Trip to Playa del Muro/Albufera 55 km
Your first cycle tour will take you along the beach of Playa del Muro. For nature lovers, the next few kilometres are then interesting as you will cycle through the nature protection area S’Albugera. You can observe numerous types of birds from here. You will then head back towards Campanet on wonderful paths along the World Cultural Heritage site, Tramuntana. The impressive mountains form the background of the olive tree lined valley. The particularly varied stalactites in Campanet (included in tour package) are another highlight.
3. day Trip around the Puig de Inca 55 km
Today’s tour takes you around the Puig de Inca, approx. 300 metres in height. Through orange plantations and olive groves you cycle to countless Majorcan villages, their typical stone walls and village squares are the perfect places for a break. We recommend you definitely take a break in the winegrowers’ village of Binissalem. This is the place where the most famous Majorcan wines are pressed and can be sampled in various Bodegas.
4. day Campanet – Porreres 45 km
You will cross gentle hills where olive and almond trees grow, you cycle in a lively manner from place to place. Buger, Muro and Montuiri are all located on your way today and are attractive island villages. Sineu is well-known for its weekly farmer markets (only Wednesdays). This small town is also geographically the central point of the island. The wonderful paths lead you further on to Porreres to your next accommodation.
5. day Trip to Porto Cristo 40 km + transfer
You will cycle on isolated paths across meadows and fields to Manacor. Companies produce the famous Majorcan artificial pearls here. Souvenirs and articles of daily use made out of handmade ceramic are sold in numerous shops. Soon afterwards you will then be able to smell the sea. Porto Cristo bay is perfect for swimming or you could go visit the famous dragon caves. In the late afternoon, you can take the transfer back to Porreres.
6. day Trip to Campos and its wind turbines 40 km
Nowhere else in the world will you find so many windmills as in Majorca. In the past, they were an important part of agriculture on the island. Their role was varied, either to grind the grain or to pump water into the fields. You will go past quite a few nice examples on today’s stage. You can lengthen the stage by about 10km if you want to visit the famous sandy beach “Es Trenc”.
7. day Porreres Departure
It would be nice to spend a couple more days here in Palma. Extra nights can be booked in our lovely 4**** hotel directly by the harbour and only a short walk away from the centre.
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Minimum number of participants
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.
Prices are per person.
08.03. – 28.03.2020
18.10. – 25.10.2020
29.03. – 25.04.2020
27.09. – 17.10.2020
26.04. – 21.06.2020
30.08. – 26.09.2020
bookable additional services
- 6 x accomodation with breakfast
- Welcome briefing (German/English)
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- well-marked route
- Detailed travel documents 1 x per room with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
- Transfer Porto Cristo – Porreres/Hotel incl. bike
- Entrance fee and tour around the stalactive caves from Campanet
- GPS‐data available
- Service Hotline
Worth knowing about the radial tour on Majorca
Below you will find specific information about the radial tour on Majorca. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
Arrival and departure
From the Airport Palma you can reach the hotel by taxi (approx. 65 euros per trip).
At the end of the trip you can go by taxi from Porreres to the airport (approx. 45 euros).
Characteristics of the route
Overall a slightly hilly route without any larger hills. You will cycle on side roads, agricultural roads and also on cycle paths, always with as little traffic as possible. The route is almost always on tarmac.
Available rental bikes
If you need a rental bike it will be given to you during the welcome briefing. You may choose between Unisex-bikes with 7-speed coastal break or 21-speed freewheeler. Electric assisted bikes are available on request.
Please let us know your preferences when you book the tour.
7 Tage Hotline Service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
In the north of Mallorca lies the ancient town of Alcudia. This medieval town is not to be confused with the beach resort of Alcudia, or the port, Puerto Alcudia! Many of Majorca's towns were built several miles inland to provide protection against marauding pirates, and the port & coastal areas were only developed in more recent times as tourism became a major source of income for the island. Alcudia is a perfectly restored walled city on the site of a Roman settlement, with remains of Roman houses and an amphitheatre. This is a gem of a place, a maze of narrow streets enclosed by medieval ramparts that have been carefully restored as part of Mallorca's new tourist image. A couple of new boutique hotels have sprung up, and modern gastronomic restaurants provide a more interesting dining experience than you may experience in the Port.
S'Albufera Natural Park
Just off the coast road 5km south of Port d'Alcudia in the north west of Mallorca, the S'Albufera wetlands make a welcome relief from long stretches of crowded beach. Birdwatchers come to Mallorca from all over Europe to see rare migrants here like Montagu's harriers and Eleanora's falcons; species breeding here include stonechats, moustached warblers and the long-eared owl. Ospreys leave their breeding sites on the cliffs to come here to fish; peregrines and hoopoes live here all year round.
Binissalem is a small village, semi-industrialised on the outskirts due to it's prime role in the wine industry. If you order Mallorcan wine in a restaurant, it will probably come from Binissalem. Binissalem lies where the Mallorcan plain meets the Tramuntana mountains, so you get the best of both worlds here. Another big bonus about staying around Binissalem is the excellent travel links - it is just off the main motorway from Palma to Alcudia, and the train also stops here on its way north. The very beautiful countryside is filled with vineyards, orange trees and almond trees.
This was one of the main resorts on the east coast until Cala Millor came along. With bigger and better beaches elsewhere, Porto Cristo has carved out a role as a friendly, family resort, taking advantage of a superb position at the end of a long, sheltered inlet. It's a sweet little place, with a nice beach and a lovely blue-green sea. Porto Cristo, also written Portocristo, was a small fishing town which was given it’s name “Port of Christ” as a boat with a crucifix was washed up on the beach at the time of the Christian invasion. Once the port for Manacor, Porto Cristo was the only place in Mallorca to be caught up in the Spanish Civil War, when it was briefly captured by Republican forces in 1936.
Cuevas del Drach
Dark and cool, these limestone caves on the edge of Porto Cristo have become one of Mallorca's top tourist sights. Groups are accompanied along the 1200m of smooth paths by guides who tell you in four languages how to interpret the magnificent stalactite formations within.
Windmills near Campos
The windmills we see as we land at Palma airport, which are most symbolic to Mallorca, are water-extraction mills. There are around two thousand five hundred of these, nearly all of them concentrated around the southern villages of Mallorca, Campos and Ses Salines or towards the middle of the island near Sa Pobla and Muro. They are distinguished by their “arrow” feature and were used to pump water into a “safareig” or water reservoir. The oldest and most common type of water-extraction windmill is the “Ramell”, which had wooden vanes that had to be opened manually, that’s why they had a flat topped tower. These are commonly seen in a poor state of repair, maybe just the tower remaining. The later models are those with metal vanes, designed for easier usage and longer life.