- Endless vistas of the turquoise Mediterranean Sea
- Pedal the narrow and curvaceous peninsula road to breathtaking Cap de Formentor
- The dramatic Serra de Tramuntana mountain range - cycling paradise found!
- Savor delectable seafood and other local specialties
- Seaside Deià, its stone terraces lush with wild lavender and citrus groves
Spain's Idyllic Mediterranean Island
From the moment you ease your bike onto the road, you’ll feel it: Mallorca’s irresistible allure. Maybe it’s the heavenly climate of this sunny Mediterranean isle. Or the rugged Serra de Tramuntana, with its precipitous peaks and plunging gorges. The nearly deserted back roads, where vigorous climbs and curlicue descents thrill cyclists of all persuasions—including the pros. Maybe it’s the forgotten valleys, where pine forests and ancient olive trees thrive and medieval monasteries keep watch over centuries-old villages. Or the shimmering sea fringed by secret pebble beaches… Welcome to Mallorca. Fall in love with it all.
Day 1 Endless vistas of the turquoise Mediterranean Sea Spin from the resplendent port city of Palma into the countryside, passing picturesque windmills and drystone walls Savor delectable seafood at a former fortress on the Bay of Palma.
Day 2 The dramatic Serra de Tramuntana mountain range - cycling paradise found! Ascend the ultra-curvy Orient-Bunyola route through some of Mallorca's most stunning scenery Overnight in enchanting Valldemossa, once a Moorish hamlet.
Days 3-4 Explore the island's untouched western reaches on a coastal ride A spin on sinuous lanes leads through pine forest and near the monastery that once hosted Frédéric Chopin and George Sand Ready for a break? Seaside Deià invites a pause, its stone terraces lush with wild lavender and citrus groves Only the strongest riders will be tempted to brave the road to Sa Calobra, a thrilling roller-coaster of hairpin turns plunging 3,000 feet to the sea.
Days 5-6 Pedal the narrow winding peninsula road to breathtaking Cap de Formentor, a bluff at the island's northernmost tip offering incredible views Opt for an afternoon of relaxing at the hotel - perhaps an orange blossom body treatment appeals Up for one last spin? Follow flatter terrain along the southern side of the Serra de Tramuntana range into a fertile region dotted with orange, olive and walnut orchards.
Guests Reviews About This Trip
I can't imagine it being any better. The integration of the Backroads "team" is evident - from the booking agent (Frances), to the pre-screening from the leaders, to the constant attention to detail from the leaders, the quality of the lodging and the quality of the support and planning that went into the guest experience was superior. Clearly this is an organization that attracts and retains the best employees as evidenced by the fact that they clearly love what they are doing and welcome suggestions about ways to improve.- San Francisco, CA
I loved this trip. The cycling was tremendous, the food and accommodations outstanding, and the trip leaders superb. Backroads does things right. I am always impressed by the details that the leaders attend to and that the company plans for.- Charlotte, NC
We enjoyed our trip tremendously! The countryside and the sites of Mallorca were rivaled only by our extraordinary trip leaders. All the leaders were vital in making this vacation the best my husband and I have taken.- Harrisburg, PA
Cala Blava (1 night) Chic contemporary design within a stunning 19th-century fortress, set on 88 acres overlooking the Bay of Palma. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. (pool, tennis)
Valldemossa (2 nights) Two luxuriously restored 19th-century stone houses - once part of the Valldemossa Carthusian monastery - offering sweeping views of the mountains, town and monastery. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)
Son Brull Hotel & Spa
Pollença (2 nights) A monastery-turned-elegant hotel nestled on a hillside above olive groves and the Bay of Pollença. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa, tennis)
This Trip Is Rated Level 2-5
Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
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* Includes a shuttle