Experience Mallorca by bike
You will be enchanted by Mallorca’s beauty. Discover the picturesque fishing villages, the weekly market in Santany and the famous Dragon caves. Enjoy a bath in secluded ocean bays, cycle along old stone walls through fields with almond trees and vast orchards. You will be moved by the panoramic view from the Randa monastery and fascinated by gnarled olive trees, deserted fincas and the bizarre cliff coastline on the hike to the artist village of Deya. A special treat is the ride with the historic train from Palma to Soller. In wooden railway cars you ramble through the Tramuntana Mountains with orange and lemon orchards stretching as far as the eye can see. Visit Fornalutx, a beautifully situated mountain village and speed down the steep 10 km/ miles descent to the bay of Sa Calobra. A boat ride along the coast, Kap Formentor, the monastery Lluc and the town of Palma offer prime photo opportunities!
1. day Arrival Playa de Palma
Individual journey. You best take a taxi (approx. Euro 30,-) to the first hotel.
2. day Playa de Palma - Colònia San Jordi 55 km
Welcoming and tour information. You cycle near the coast to Capocorp Vell, the realm of the Cyclops (remnants of native inhabitant dwellings). Typical wind wheels line the way to the salt-work fields of Llevant with its salt-lakes shimmering a white-reddish colour. In San Jordi, there are beautiful sand beaches with crystal-clear water waiting for you.
3. day Còlonia Sant Jordi - Porto Cristo 60 km
To a botanic garden via Ses Salines. You visit a picturesque bay near Cala Santany. Through small fishing villages to the famous stone nature bridge "Es Pontas". Near Porto Cristo there are the Dragon caves with their grotesque pictures and forms.
4. day Porto Cristo - C'an Picafort 60 km
Via the sleepy village Son Carrio you bike to Manacor, the town of the Majoricas-pearls and of ceramics (visit of the exhibition). Via Santa Margerita ("most beautiful town square of Mallorca") through one of the most beautiful landscapes of the island to C'an Picafort.
5. day Excursion Port de Pollenca / Alcudia 40 km
Today you need not pack your suitcases. You spend one more night in C'an Picafort. The tour takes you via an ornithological park (nature reserve) to Puerto Pollensa (an old Roman harbour). Along the coastal way to Alcudia (oldest town of the island) and then back to C'an Picafort.
6. day C'an Picafort - Port de Sóller 50 km + bus transfer
Into the interior of the island via Muro and Inca and then to the mountainous landscape of the Sierra. There is a bus transfer to the monastery Lluc (break for a visit) and then biking to 1200 m above sea-level. Descend via Fornalutx ("the most beautiful village of Spain"), then partly through orange and lemon plantations to Port de Sóller, one of the most attractive fishing villages of the island. In Fornalutx one has an excellent Paella-menu (inclusive).
7. day Port de Sóller - Playa de Palma de Mallorca 10 km + train journey
With the "Nostalgic Train" through the "Orange Valley" ("It is not allowed to pick fruits during the tour.") down to the capital Palma. Sightseeing tour in the old town with cathedral. You bike home along the coast to Playa de Palma.
8. day Playa de Palma Departure
Today your bike trip ends after breakfast. We recommend to book some more days to discover this beautiful island.
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.
Prices are per person.
16.02. – 05.03.2020
06.03. – 02.04.2020
16.10. – 25.10.2020
03.04. – 28.05.2020
25.09. – 15.10.2020
29.05. – 21.06.2020
30.08. – 24.09.2020
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- Comfort hotels with breakfast most 4 stars, some 3 stars
- repeated briefing by english speaking tour guide
- 1 x Paella lunch incl. wine
- 1 x typical majorquine lunch in Petra
- Transfer to Tramontana mountain, stop at Lluc monastery
- Ride with the nostalgic train from Soller to Palma
- Guided city tour in Palma
- detailed travel doccuments
- luggage transportation
- GPS data available
Worth knowing about the Majorca round trip
Below you will find some useful additional information about the tour in Majorca. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel .: 06421 - 886890.
We have to reserve changes in the itinerary (especially on the first two bike stages) due to the fact that hotels are still closed at the almond blossom appointment and the first arrivals in March.
Arrival by plane or car
Arrival by plane:
Palma de Mallorca is served by most international airports. We recommend a taxi from the airport to the hotel.
Arrival by car:
If you are arriving by car and ferry (via Barcelona): Parking is free in the unguarded parking lot in front of the hotel.
Conditions of the bike paths
The stages are easy to moderate. Some climbs are followed by wonderful descents, rather difficult sections are bridged by bus. Cycling is always as low-traffic as possible on bike paths, side streets and mostly asphalted commercial roads.
Available rental bikes
If you would like to rent a bike for your trip, you will receive this at the personal tour briefing. You can choose from unisex bikes with either 7-speed hub gear and coaster brake or 21-speed derailleur gear and freewheel. Electric bikes are also available on request. Simply indicate your bike request when booking.
Extra costs which are not included in the tour price
A possibly applicable tourism tax and the tram ride from Port de Sóller to Sóller (approx. 6 euros per person) are not included in the tour price and have to be paid locally.
7 day 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.
Palma de Mallorca comes as a surprise to many people - it is stylish, sophisticated, intimate, yet bursting with life. Located on the southern shores of Mallorca, the island's capital city looks out over the sparkling blue seas of the Mediterranean. Half of Mallorca's population live here, enjoying the island's best restaurants, shops and nightlife as well as a thriving arts scene and a lively cafe society. It is often compared to Barcelona for its architecture and we think it's an equally desirable destination for a city break. The main attractions and shops are situated around the massive Gothic cathedral down by the sea front. Here is where you will find the old quarter, with it's tiny lanes, quirky cafes and shops, and characterful buildings, all packed within a square kilometre. It's very easy to explore and walk around this area, with no shortage of sights and refreshment stops. Down by the sea front is a large marina, and a promenade for both cyclists and pedestrians. The ferry port and cruise terminal is about 3.5 km from the old town. There is an urban beach just beyond the cathedral to the east, about a 10 minute walk.
Palma cathedral La Seu
The glory of Palma - a magnificent Gothic cathedral whose sandstone walls and flying buttresses seem to rise out of the sea. Anything you see inside Palma cathedral will come as a disappointment once you have stood on the seafront and gazed up at its golden sandstone exterior climbing above the old city walls. La Seu stands out from its surroundings, a demonstration of the might of Mallorca's Christian conquerors to all who arrived by sea.
Colonia de Sant Jordi
Colonia Sant Jordi is found on the south-eastern coast of Mallorca and forms part of the Ses Salines district. It is also sometimes referred to as Port de Campos as the main town of the area, Campos, is a short 15 minute drive away. Originally the town of Colonia Sant Jordi was an agricultural and fishing village with tourists only starting to choose this destination as a holiday spot in the 1950s. Colonia Sant Jordi and neighbouring Ses Salines are famous for their extraction of salt and both towns carry this symbol in their town coat of arms. Salt is still extracted using traditional methods each year during a festival in August.
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.
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.
Sanctuary de Lluc
Mallorca's most sacred site - a former monastery in a spectacular setting in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains to the north west of Mallorca. Lluc has been a centre of pilgrimage since the 13th century when an Arab shepherd boy, newly converted to Christianity, discovered a dark wooden statue of the Virgin in a cleft in the rock. The image was placed in the local church but three times it returned miraculously to its cave, whereupon the villagers recognised a message from God and built a shrine to house it.
Sóller and Port de Sóller
Set in a lush valley of orange groves between the mountains and the sea, Sóller is popular with day trippers who arrive on the vintage train from Palma and seem to do little but sit outside the cafes in Placa Constitucid soaking up the atmosphere and the sun. With several tapas bars, a fine selection of pastry-shops, local ice-cream and freshly squeezed orange juice, there is little temptation to move on. Sóller lies a couple of miles inland from its port, Port de Sóller. There is a vintage tram that runs from the town to the port.
Port of Sóller is a wonderful little village situated in one of Mallorca's most beautiful horseshoe harbours on the west coast. Surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains, this town has the best of both worlds - magnificent mountain scenery and a sea view to boot.
Tren de Soller
This is definitely on our list of favourite things to do in Mallorca. If you like a railway journey or not, the Tren de Soller has got to be one of the prettiest and most memorable small train trips you can take. Over 100 years old and still running, the gleaming wooden narrow gauge Palma to Soller Train is a popular journey for those looking to soak up the real Mallorca. This is something to take you back in time, and you’d be hard pressed to find any age range that doesn’t enjoy the trip.