When the Creator was putting finishing touches on Southern Europe, he had a variety of Mediterranean landscapes left over and decided to create an island where they would all fit in: Mallorca.
This is what the Mallorquins say, when they try to explain the attractive diversity of their homeland. Gently rolling inland hills, fertile farmland, sandy beaches, impressive sea cliffs, subtropical woodlands and a massive limestone mountain range to the west. Ideal terrain for cycling with many routes to enjoy, from gentle rides on country roads to truly strenuous climbs. Two comfortable and charming accommodations. The beauty of a truly divine island!
Arrival at your agroturismo in Ruberts, where you will stay for 4 nights. Your accommodation is a classic Mallorquin manour house built in the 15th century and surrounded by vineyards and apricot, citrus and almond orchards. It has been rebuilt into a charming and comfortable hotel, with swimming pool, two terraces and an excellent restaurant.
You start off by cycling through beautiful countryside, among olive orchards and vineyards, to reach the historical town of Sineu, with its impressive Gothic church, narrow lanes and lively outdoor terraces. You then continue to Petra, birthplace of Fray Juniperus Serra (the European ‘founder’ of California), where the monastery and iconographic museum are worth a visit. The hilltop Hermitage of Bonnay is a prime spot to stop for lunch. The last section of the route follows quiet country roads and dirt tracks back to your hotel.
After crossing the Palma-Inca highway, you traverse almond and olive orchards on the slopes of the Tramuntana mountain range to reach the village of Alaró, with its lovely castle. To avoid 3km of heavy traffic on the road, you follow ancient footpaths linking Binissalem and Alaró (with just a short 500m section which is not suitable for cycling). On your return, you ‘sail down’ a beautiful inland road which winds through an authentic rural landscape, past impressive estates and historic villages.
There will be plenty of classic Mallorquin windmills to admire as you turn South. You’ll have the choice of visiting 3 hermitages on the ascent up Puig de Randa (450m extra to ascend), but the scenery is just as nice if you choose to cycle directly to Llucmajor then around the Puig. Later, a dirt road takes you to Montuiri and back to the hotel.
Today you bid farewell to your kind hosts at Son Jordá, then ride north toward Costitx and Llubí, enjoying a rather relaxed tour. Once you have reached Campanet, you peddle through a quiet valley, among carob and almonds orchards to reach Pollença. Though you have to cycle for 2km on a rather busy main road, your reward is arrival at another comfortable and charming hotel.
This cycling route takes you to the tourist mecca of Sa Pobla – with an optional side excursion via Muro and Santa Margalida – riding through typical Mallorcan landscapes among windmills and fields of artichokes. You then reach a tiny but beautiful corner of the world, the marshlands at S’Albufera, a section where you can see many interesting birds.
Today you choose between an easy ride to beautiful beaches on the north coast or a strenuous ascent to Lluc Monastery (especially demanding on hot days or at weekends, when there’s lots of traffic).
After breakfast today, your arrangement ends.
7 nights in hotel charming hotels with ensuite bathrooms on a bed & breakfast basis
Hotel Rural Son Jordà is a picturesque building located in a strategic position in the little town of Ruberts-Sencelles. This is a 15th century building completely restructured, officially declared of historical and cultural interest. Rooms are spacious, bright and well-furnished. Hotel also has a tennis court and solarium.
This is a hotel set in a relaxed location with spacious, bright and beautifully decorated rooms. In sunny days you can relax in the shady inner garden. You can request sauna treatment, massages and jacuzzi.
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Arrival in Sencelles
From Palma airport (PMI) to Ruberts-Sencelles; Taxi transfer from Palma airport to your first accommodation in Ruberts is included in your arrangement.
If you travel with your own bike:
From Palma de Mallorca ferry terminal: In case your flight arrives to Barcelona airport (BCN) and you have taken a ferry to Palma de Mallorca, from there you can go by taxi to your first accommodation (approx 40 €). There's also a shuttle bus from the Airport to Palma Train Station (departures every 15 min)
Departure from Pollença
There are several bus services a day from Pollença to Palma de Mallorca (duration 1,5hrs). Bus leaves you at Plaça de Espanya in Palma. From there you can get the shuttle to Palma airport (Line 1). It runs every 20 minutes
Optional taxi transfers can be booked from your last accommodation to the airport in Palma de Mallorca. Prices are available on request.
GPS tracks are available on request.
What is included:
· 7 nights in hotel charming hotels with ensuite bathrooms on a bed & breakfast basis
· Luggage transfer
· Telephone support 24 hours
· Luggage-health insurance
· Maps and detailed itinerary
What is not included:
· Personal Extras
· Visits and entrance fees - tips
· Transfer from last accommodation to Palma de Mallorca airport
· Lunch and dinner. There are plenty of possibilities for buying lunch in villages along the routes. The farmhouse accommodation in Sencelles has an exclusive restaurant and two lovely patios where you can have dinner. Pollença also offers some very good restaurants, including the one on the ground floor of your hotel, which offers a small but creative selection of Mediterranean cuisine.
· Anything not specified under "The price includes"
These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:
· Single Room supplement
· Solo Traveller supplement
· Extra nights can be booked at any of the trip accommodations or at our city hotel in Palma de Mallorca
· Taxi transfer from last accommodation to Palma de Mallorca airport