Mallorca Classic

Difficulty  Medium

8 Days - €1,850.00 approx US$1,962
AU$2,630
GBP£1,559

Terrain: Hilly - Mountainous
Daily Distance: Approx 80-115km
Total Distance: Approx 650km - 403mi
Total Ascent: Approx 9500m - 31000ft

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15 - 22 April 2017 (12 PLACES REMAIN)

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10 - 17 October 2017 (12 PLACES REMAIN)

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18 - 25 October 2017 (12 PLACES REMAIN)

Highlights:
The island of Mallorca really is the ideal spot for cyclists wanting to train in the warmth during the European winter months!  Even the pro cyclists train here in Spring on the silky smooth roads and also take part in the prestigious Vuelta Mallorca race.

Splendid climate, breathtaking scenery and roads ideal for cycling make for an ideal week of training with your friends.  You’ll be treated like pro riders and will share in the latest in training techniques, bike maintenance, dietary requirements, in fact anything and everything to do with the bike.

What's included:

  • All hotel accommodation in minimum 3 star, usually 4 star hotels (twin share)
  • Breakfasts
  • Introductory Lunch
  • Dinners (except 1)
  • 2 Guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)
  • Van support throughout tour
  • All in-tour transfers
  • Snacks and food supplements including electrolytes during tour
  • Activities which depend on the region we are visiting. Examples include wine/cheese/olive oil tastings, boat trips
  • Garmin 800 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
  • 1 day pack per guest
  • Complimentary food supplements including gels and energy bars
  • Detailed printed Tour information booklet.

Day One - Palma Warm-up Ride
Main Route: 40km / 25mi
Total Ascent:  300m / 990ft
This is a warm-up ride to ease the legs and body into it.  Some of you may have only recently stepped off a plane, so this ride offers a great way to “tease” out that tiredness.  The ride will take in some small climbs and offer great views of the coastline.

Day Two - Palma Loop to Banyalbufar
Main Route: 80km / 50mi
Total Ascent: 1,600m / 5,250ft
Our first day’s training ride is on undulating roads.  After an easy warm up along the coast road, we make our way inland towards Calvià and Andratx.  The second half of the ride is along stunning, panoramic roads and includes two climbs.  We then head back down to the beautiful town of Palma. 

Day Three - Palma Loop to Deià
Main Route: 95km / 60mi
Total Ascent: 1,900m / 6,250ft
Today we spend most of our training on the climbs.   A more difficult day with two different climbs.  One long and gradual, and the other shorter and steep, also known as the “piccolo Stelvio” (the small Stelvio).  Easy return ride to Palma.

Day Four - Palma to Alcudia
Main Route: 85km / 52mi
Total Ascent: 400m / 1300ft
After saying goodbye to the city of Palma, we transfer (by bike!) to Alcudia the second most important town of Mallorca.  It’s a longish ride with many flat sections.  An important training element for every cyclist.

Day Five - Alcudia Loop to Petra
Main Route: 95km / 60mi
Total Ascent: 550m / 1,650ft
After 4 days of fairly intense training, we have an active recovery ride.  It’ll be a relaxed pace with not much elevation gain.  Recovery is an important aspect of your training program.  We’ll enjoy a beautiful ride on very quiet roads amongst olive and almond trees.

Day Six - Alcudia Loop to Cap de Formentor
Main Route: 95km / 60mi
Total Ascent: 2,100m / 7,500ft
It’s another spectacular day’s riding, where Mallorca reveals to us its true beauty, including the Cap de Formentor.  Another training ride with a bit of everything, including some short but steep climbs which are ideal for changing your rhythm. Beware, we’ll do the same climbs in reverse on the way back!

Day Seven - Alcudia Loop to Sa Calobra
Main Route: 115km / 71mi
Total Ascent: 2,300m / 7,550ft
… did we say the previous day was a ‘rest day?’, well, compared to this challenging and arguably most beautiful day of the tour it was!  We start with a good warm up to Pollenca, then a series of ups and downs to the Monastery of S.Lluc.  Be ready for a fantastic downhill to Sa Calobra.  Of course we’ll have to climb what we’ve descended! But it’ll be a really satisfying achievement.  The return to Alcudia doesn’t present any great difficulty.  Congratulations you’ve done it.  Time to celebrate in one of the wine bars and toast a great week of riding!

Day Eight - Goodbye
Hasta pronto !!

Recommended Arrival Airport: Palma de Mallorca
Recommended Departure Airport: Palma de Mallorca

(Airport transfers not included)