Week Cycling in Majorca

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1 Week | May 2019 | Cycling Camp

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Trip Overview

A weeklong cycling camp for avid cyclists who also love good food and good hotels!

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The week was organized by Gourmet Gravel and rofaendurance.com . Led by world class cyclists Robin Farina and Kurt Stockton, the week is for strong riders who love adventure, good food and good wine! I landed in Palma and spent a night at the Hotel Saratoga and explored Palma for a day before starting the trip. The beauty of this is that the on ground team of Mills and Honey Bespoke Active Holidays in Mallorca do an incredible job as the ground crew and you have world class and national champion cyclists leading the rides each day and coaching you along the way. It doesn’t hurt that they are huge foodies and wine connoisseurs as well! Every detail is taken care of! But this is NOT a trip for beginners!


Day 1:

Cap Formentor Distance: 40Km / Climbing: 1000m

Highlights:The amazing road to/from Cap Formentor Lighthouse


Today you’ll ride to Cap Formentor, one of the most beautiful ride on Mallorca. Only a few few out of the hotel you’ll start the Formentor Road, which is 18km out and back to the lighthouse. Important note: There’s a 150m straight but dark tunnel on the Formentor road. Please bring lights and take off your sunglasses as you go through. Once arrived at the lighthouse, we recommend you to head back after a few pics and stop for a coffee or lunch back in Port de Pollença.For detailed info go to the APP Ride With GPS:Dinner: Restaurant La Llonja/La Cantina


Day 2

Towns and Vineyards Distance: 103km / Climbing: 900m+

Highlights: country roads, charming towns and vineyards


Today’s ride will take you along the feet of the Tramuntana Mountain Range. You’ll first start heading to Alcudia along Pollença Bay and the inland through the protected wetland area s’Albufera. The rice and potato fields will change to vineyards as you continue heading South West towards Santa Maria. Then you’ll head to Alaró and start the hillier part of the ride through Lloseta, Mancor, Caimari and Binibona. From Campanet you’ll take the old Pollença road and cross behind Puig de Maria back to Port de Pollença.Dinner: La Terraza


Day 3

Calobra Distance: 105km / Climbing: 2200m+

Highlights: Coll de sa Bataia, Sa Calobra + Coll de Femenia descend Definitely


THE most iconic rides on the island. First you’ll head down the old Pollença road to Caimari, where you’ll start your first climb of the day called Coll de sa Bataia (7km at 5%avg.). After 10km of undulating terrain you’ll pass an aquaduct and start a 3km steep warm-up to what will be the summit of Sa Calobra. Then a 9km amazing descend that you’ll be climbing back up after. Sa Calobra is 9km at 7%avg. On the way back you’ll pass Lluc Monastery and ride a rollercoaster road to Coll de Femenia. The reward is a great descend towards Pollença and a flat leg recovery spin to Port de Pollença.Dinner: Zarzales


Day 4

Puig Santa Magdalena Distance: 82km / Climbing: 780m+

Highlights: Old Pollença Road & views from Santa Magdalena


This route takes you south towards Campanet on lovely rolling country roads. From there you head towards the Santa Magdalena Sanctuary (3km climb at 6%avg.). If the weather is favourable you’ll have some amazing views over the Tramuntana Mountains. After descending you’ll head towards Muro and Can Picafort by Alcudia Bay. We’ve put in a detour to Alcanada, but you could also go to the old town of Alcudia, before returning along Pollença Bay to the Port.


Day 5

Puig Major Distance: 93km / Climbing: 1800m+

Highlights: Coll de Soller, Puig Major; the lakes


Today you’ll be transferred to Santa Maria to start your ride from there. First you’ll head to the charming town of Bunyola. A few km after you’ll start ascending the many switchbacks or Coll de Soller (5km at 5%avg.), followed by even more turns on the descent into Soller Valley. This is where you’ll start the longest climb on the island. Puig Major is 14km at 6%avg. After passing the Monnaber Tunnel you’ll start a 5km descent past the lakes. You’ll remember the next part, from the aquaduct to Port de Pollença. There’s a detour included to Cala Sant Vicenç.Dinner – La Fonda


Day 6

Puig De Bonany Distance: 102km / Climbing: 950m+

Highlights: inland villages & Puig de Bonany views


This ride takes you along the coast to Playa de Muro and through the wetlands to Sa Pobla. You’ll head South through the village of Llubí and former capital of Mallorca, Sineu. A lovely country road will take you to the town of Petra and the climb up Puig de Bonany (2km at 7%avg.). After crossing the town of Petra you’ll head back towards the coast on a road with long straights and great views and follow the coastline all the way back to Port de Pollença.Dinner: Restaurant Bellaverde


Day 7

Valldemossa & Orient Day Distance: 110km / Climbing: 1500m+

Highlights: town of Valldemossa and Orient Valley


Today you’ll be transferred to Santa Maria and will start riding from there. First towards the town of Esporles, after which you’ll start climbing 2km to warm-up for Coll d’en Claret (5km at 5%avg.). After descending you’ll pass through a beautiful ancient olive trees area and arrive to Valldemossa, which is really worth a visit. Coming out of town you’ll have a 7km descent and will head back to Bunyola to start climbing the Coll d’Honor (7km at 5.5%avg.). After descending you’ll enter the Orient Valley, cycling straight through its tiny village. A few kilometers after you’ll start a long descent to Alaró. A short climb will take you over Coll de Tofla to Lloseta. The route continues through Selva, Campanet, the old road to Pollença and back to the Port.Dinner: Restaurant La Llonja/La Cantina

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Time of year

April-June

Type of Trip

Adventure/Active

Duration

1 week

Who Went

Friends ( 30-45 yr old), Friends (45-65 yr old)

Accommodation Type

Hotel

Budget

$600-$1000

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