Mallorca Explorer

  • Location

    Mallorca

  • Duration

    7 days | 6 nights

  • Length

    75 - 100km daily

  • Climb

    200 - 1,500m daily

24 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020 / 13 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020 / 12 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020

Mallorca! Yes, we have designed a breathtaking scenic 6 days of riding in the the UNESCO Serra de Tramuntana – pine and oak forested mountains, captivating coastal landscapes, ancient olive, orange and almond groves, picturesque medieval villages and of course delicious Mallorcan produce.

Mallorca outside of the summer season is perfect for getting ready for European summer cycling or for winding down after a busy summer. Not too hot, not peak season …just right.

This island is a cycling mecca for road bikers, and for good reason too... It's not only the training destination of many pro teams and riders (think Team Ineos and Bradley Wiggins), but the island boasts sunshine, mountains, dramatic scenery routes, quaint villages, dramatic seascapes, delicious local produce...and of course cycle-friendly routes and challenges.

We've designed this tour to offer you a luxury pre/post season escape. You'll ride some of Mallorca's most famous climbs and stay in a selection of beautiful hotels in the historic town of Alcudia, Soller and Porta Pollenca.

Join us for a Grand Tours Project in Spain!


Total price: From €3,000

  • Discover the beautiful island of Mallorca and enjoy the cycling mecca outside of summer
  • Escape the European winter to enjoy early season riding in warm weather
  • Fully supported tour with experienced guides and support vehicle
  • Excellent roads with minimal traffic in breathtaking sceneries
  • Shorter and longer options every day - this tour is suited for riders of all levels
  • Three charming hotels and outstanding food
  • Grand Tours Project Cycling kit
  • Bike rental available (Shimano Ultegra Di2 with disc)
  • day 1

    Bienvenido a Mallorca!

    40 km / 1,200m

    We will welcome you at Palma de Mallorca Airport and shuttle you to our charming hotel in the old town of Alcudia, a walled city, full of character from the Roman era.

    After lunch we’ll help you assemble your bike and then do a warmup ride from our hotel to along the incredibly panoramic peninsula to Faro de Formentor and return on the same route.

    Once back at our hotel, we can tweak the bikes, change, and then relax with a refreshing pomada – a local gin mixed with a delicious local lemonade - during our welcome meeting before our first dinner together.

    Hotel Can Mostatxins ****, Alcudia
  • Day 2

    ALCÚDIA – SANTA MARIA DEL CAMI – CARRER DE BINSSALEM - POLLENÇA

    100km / 1,200m

    Today we have a mix of hilly and flat terrain. We will ascend the magnificent mountain range, Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage area. We’ll ride through picturesque villages including Selva with the mountains framing the village; through the traditional and narrow cobbled streets of Alero; up the Coll d’Orient, 498m, to pretty Orient; before winding back down to unspoilt and peaceful Bunyola.

    Then we are back on the Mallorca plains to the market town of Santa Maria del Cami and riding a flat route to charming Binissalem, home to Mallorca’s famous vineyards as well as orange and almond groves - it'll be tough to leave! Dinner at a local restaurant specialising in locally sourced food and wine.

    Hotel Can Mostatxins ****, Alcudia
  • Day 3

    POLLENCA – SA CALOBRA – PUIG MAJOR - SOLLER

    80km / 2000m

    If you were looking for scenic drama in the mountains, then today is the day! Destination - Sa Calobra on the coast of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. From Port de Pollença we’ll have a short warmup before we climb Coll de Femenia. We'll then ride the short side of Coll dels Reis, before the fun starts! We'll descend the 26 hairpin bends to one of the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca, Sa Calobra. Enjoy the descent as we ascend on the same route! This category 1 ascent back up to Coll dels Reis is 9.5km long and has an average 7% gradient. At the top, we’ll return to the main road and ride towards Puig Major, Mallorca’s highest peak at 1445m. At Monnaber Tunnel we are at the highest possible road elevation at 848m before we enjoy an exhilarating 14km descent into the charming town of Soller, where we will be staying for the next two nights.

    Hotel Ca'l Bisbe****, Soller
  • Day 4

    SOLLER – DEIA – VALLDEMOSSA – COLL DE SOLLER - SOLLER

    50km / 1,050m or 80km / 1,700m

    Today is an AWESOME DAY! After a delicious breakfast, we will ride along the stunning cliffs of the north west coast to another Mallorcan jewel, Deia – also nominated as one of the prettiest villages on Mallorca. We will climb further inland to Valldemossa, another picturesque village of old blonde stone buildings, surrounded by a landscape of mountains and oak forests, olive and almond groves, sunshine and blue skies. We will hit the inland plains for a short ride before heading back into the mountains towards Col de Soller. At the top we'll stop for a glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice …and then we’re on the bikes for the decent back to Soller. If 50km was too easy, then you can continue riding up the other side of Puig Major – yes the ride you descended yesterday!

    Hotel Ca'l Bisbe****, Soller
  • day 5

    SOLLER –VALLDEMOSSA – BANYALBUFAR – ANDRATX - PALMA

    56km / 1,600m or 85km / 2,000m

    We check out of our hotel today and we have another epic coastal day of riding – extensive sea views, mountain views, plenty of climbing with rewarding descents on great cycle surfaces. At Deia we'll veer left to Banyalbufar, a coastal village clinging to the cliffs overlooking the azur sea and famous for its ancient terraces that were once home to Malvasia grapes. Banyalbufar means vineyard by the sea, and once again vines are reappearing amongst the gardens and orchards. After the many photo opportunities, we will continue along the coast and find somewhere spectacular for lunch, before cutting into the quaint rustic town of Andratx. Once at our hotel in Palma you can relax by the pool or wander the narrow streets of old Palma with Roman, Moorish and Christian architectural influences.

    Botique Hotel Posada Terra Santa ****, Palma
  • Day 6

    PALMA – COLL DE SA CREU – CASTILLO BELLVER - PALMA

    30km / 200m Flat

    We will enjoy a relaxed ride today to Coll de sa Creu. We will pass through urban areas, farmland and forest, and along our route, stop at the impressive circular Castell de Bellver. Built in the 14th century it was initially a residence for the rulers of Mallorca and then prison until the mid-20th century. Now it is Palma’s history museum and a popular tourist attraction. You have the afternoon free to discover beautiful Palma. Do not miss the imposing 14th century Gothic La Seu Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of light due to 61 stained glass windows. There also is the Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and you can wander the old medieval streets for shopping or window shopping. Our last dinner will be in La Lonja, the former maritime trade exchange and now the domain of restaurants and bars.

    Botique Hotel Posada Terra Santa ****, Palma
  • day 7

    ADÉU MALLORCA

    DEPARTURE DAY

    After several days of riding together, it’s time to say goodbye. Take a leisurely breakfast and after check out we’ll take you to the airport for your next destination. We are sure this island will have touched your hearts and you’ll come again, as there is still so much more to explore and ride!