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Enjoy the best of the Balearic Islands with this eight-day, self-guided, hybrid cycling tour. With a daily view of the blue waves of Mediterranean and the crisp ocean air blowing in your face, the mostly flat, daily bicycle tours make the circular route around Mallorca pleasant and picturesque. Pure Adventure’s itinerary takes you through Mallorca’s best vineyards, by the unique architecture of the island, and across the lush countryside. With the best local seafood and rich wine, it is easy to kick back and relax at the end of the day. Experience and immerse yourself in the local villages as your daily tour ends and see where Pure Adventures can take you with its relaxing biking holiday around beautiful Mallorca.
Trip begins & ends in Palma. Fly into Palma de Mallorca Airport or into Barcelona, then 3 hr ferry to Palma.
Not Included: Choice of Hybrid or E-bike Rental
Included Standard Accommodations:
About: 7 nights in charming accommodations; choice of above. Upgraded rooms and options may be available for a supplement; please inquire at time of booking for rates and availability.
Local Expert: Truly passionate about bike touring, Joan believes that there is no better way to travel than by bicycle. Born and raised in the beautiful city of Palma de Mallorca, in Spain, Joan moved to Barcelona where he obtained an Architecture degree and a M.A. in Project Management. With the intention of combining his two passions (bicycle and architecture), Joan loves showing guests the very best of Mallorca’s hidden gems, as well as its unique and delicious Mediterranean cuisine.
Arrive in Palma and transfer to the hotel on your own. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the old town, in the traditional fishing district of Puig San Pere. Just relax, take in the local lifestyle and enjoy the picture perfect scenery. Our local representative will meet you at the hotel for your orientation at 6:00 pm, you can then have dinner on your own.
Riding along long stretches of dedicated cycling lanes, streets and squares in the historic city center, you have the opportunity to discover some of the most attractive places and monuments of the island of Mallorca’s capital city. Biking along secondary roads, you will arrive to Sa Torre, which is situated at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountains, between Palma and Inca, in the small town of Santa Maria.
Distance: 37 km / 23 mi
Highlights: monuments of Palma, Tramuntana Mountains
Overnight: Santa Maria
Today’s ride will take your though woods and forests full of holm oaks, ancient olive trees, almond and pine trees; all the way to Campanet, a small village located in the Raiguer district. Campanet is a the foothills of the southern slopes of Mount Tomir, a summit reaching 1103 meters high (about 3300 feet high). A visit to the Caves of Campanet and Ses Fonts Ufanes (spectacular water springs) are a must!
Distance: 43 km / 27 mi
Highlights: forest riding, Caves of Campanet, Ses Fonts Ufanes
After breakfast, start your ride towards Pollenca, a charming village located in the north of the Island, between the Ternellas valley and the Puig de Maria Mountain. The Northern part of Mallorca is one of the most beautiful spots in the Mediterranean. Continuing on secondary roads, you arrive in Alcudia, lying on a pensinsula which separates the Bays of Alcudia and Pollenca. Because of its location and the passing of many cultures, Alcudia offers a wide range of culture, history and architecture, so take some time to enjoy the scenery, traditions and gastronomy.
Distance: 33 km / 21 mi
Highlights: Ternellas valley, Puig de Maria Mountain, Alcudia
After crossing Puig de Sant Martí, the trail gets to one of the most emblematic places of the island, La Albufera Natural Park, a humid oasis with its own fauna and flora, which make up the largest group of Balearic island biodiversity. This itinerary runs around practically the whole of the natural park. It passes through different areas of this ecosystem: canals, torrents, riverine woods, reed beds, fossil dunes, meadows and more! Along the route there are three raised observation platforms, enabling one to enjoy the landscape and observe some specimens of the over 230 species of birds that have been recorded in S’Albufera. From there the trail, continue to Maria de la Salut and finally Llucmajor and Randa.
Distance: 65 km / 40 mi
Highlights: La Albufera NP
Today you can enjoy a flat loop ride from Llucmajor, riding on some of the quietest roads on the island. Ride through the lush citrus groves and fincas, which are small, rural estates. Take in the fantastic views at Cap Blanc and if you are really lucky with good weather, you will be able to see all of the way out to the Island of Cabrera. Be sure to have your camera handy!
Distance: 56 km / 35 mi
Highlights: peaceful loop ride with views
Your last ride back to Palma will have you follow a narrow road bordered with dry stone walls and farms, before arriving at Capocorb Vell, a prehistoric site. The ride then becomes more peaceful once you take the lane of the Playa de Palma, exclusively reserved for bicycles, pedestrians and roller skaters. From S’Arenal to Palma, you’ll pass several beaches, so go ahead and stop for a swim!
Distance: 41 km / 25 mi
Highlights: Capocorb Vell, beaches
After breakfast, you are free to head back to the airport on your own or we can arrange for extra nights and activities. Please inquire at time of booking, as one of our travel experts would be delighted to help you with continued arrangements!
Tour Rates: (based on double occupancy)
Three & Four Star Hotels – Room Category Determines Rates
We are using the best hotels in each village; to upgrade we can upgrade room category, subject to availability.
Hybrid Bike Rental: 105 euros
Road Bike Rental: not available on this tour
E-bike Rental: 182 euros
Garmin GPS Rental: 55 euros
Bike Rental Details Page
Make it Custom: Do you like this tour but want to make it different? Tell us your wishes & we will quote it!
My husband and I have done 3 self guided tours (Cordoba-Granada, Wild Atlantic Way and Mallorca) and we convinced another couple to join us for 2 of them. We’re now planning 3 more. Every trip was perfect beyond expectations – great routes, charming hotels, excellent staff support both before and during the trips. It’s honestly the only time in my life that I feel 100% care free. Riding a bike all day with friends and then ending at a lovely spot where your bags are waiting – there’s nothing like it. That little voice in the back of your head, constantly reminding you of things you have to do, simply stops. If I’m not ON a ride, I’ll be planning the next one.
The cycling tour was better than we had hoped, planned or expected. The hotels were especially a treat and after a ride. A couple of the routes are not well sign posted or detailed – these need updating and we will send some of our notes to the providers in Spain. It was all so good we are considering a cycle in Italy next June. thanks alot for organising it all