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Mallorca & Menorca Bike Tour

A Two-Island Adventure in Spain's Mediterranean

From $4,798 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,360 for sgl. occ.)

Two luminous Mediterranean islands. Journey to Mallorca and ride gently rolling roads from the mountains to the sea. Then sail across the sapphire water to Menorca and pedal tranquil routes through idyllic landscapes. Experience authentic villages, elegant hotels, fresh-caught seafood and smooth wines. And end your Spanish adventure with a siesta under a brilliant blue sky.

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Start Palma / End Mahón

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Highlights

  • Discover Balearic bliss on two distinct and enchanting Mediterranean isles
  • Ride gently rolling routes through the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range
  • Explore the timeless villages of Pollença, Alcúdia and Ciudadela, sample local wines and dine on fresh-caught seafood
  • Recharge at idyllic luxury hotels housed in lovingly renovated historic buildings
Spain

Start Palma / End Mahón

Mallorca and Menora bike tour map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Start your journey in the vibrant city of Palma, Mallorca's capital and a living museum of Gothic and Moorish architecture | Bike gently undulating routes through the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, a World Heritage area and a must-ride of cyclists worldwide | Savor traditional flavors with a family-style lunch at a rustic mountainside restaurant | Enjoy a sensational descent to sapphire-blue Bay of Pollença | Explore charming shops and restaurants in Pollença, a former Roman settlement | Walk up 365 steps to an incredible panorama from the town's hilltop church | Ride past vineyards and orange and almond trees into the heart of Mallorca's picturesque wine region | ¡Salud! Sample local varietals at a bodega in Alaró | Admire sweeping vistas of the bay and take a siesta at a hillside hotel.

Day 3 Take in awe-inspiring views of the Mediterranean Sea as you bike winding back roads toward the bluffs of Cap de Formentor | Relax over a beachfront lunch in the sunny inlet of Cala Barques—the perfect spot for an afternoon swim | Experience the flavors of Mallorcan olive oil during an exclusive tasting | A delicious farm-to-table dinner awaits at Son Brull Hotel & Spa.

Day 4 Wander the marble pedestrian streets in the walled city of Alcúdia | Gain a new perspective of the Tramuntana during a scenic boat ride toward the laid-back beaches of Menorca | Bike on tranquil roads through the island's idyllic landscape | Fig trees, working farms, tiny villages and brilliant bougainvillea line our route | Sip a midmorning coffee in Ciudadela—Menorca's ancient capital has a medieval past and an elegantly cosmopolitan present | Soak up the sun among prickly pears, grapevines and cacti on the terrace of a 200-year-old farmhouse that has been in the same family for generations | Find bliss at Torralbenc, a luxury hotel housed in a traditional whitewashed Menorcan lloc (farmhouse).

Days 5-6 Prepare for one of the most memorable rides of the trip as you head past peaceful rolling farmland to the island's northernmost town | Visit bay-front Fornells, a 17th-century fishing village with a fascinating history and incredible seafood | Stroll through the narrow alleys of postcard-perfect Binibèquer, one of Menorca's most beautiful towns | Get a taste of the island's past under British rule as you sample gin and learn about its unique history in the Balearics | End your island sojourn in easygoing Mahón, home to one of the world's largest natural ports.

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Prices

From $4,798 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,360 for sgl. occ.)

Premiere Hotels

Son Brull Hotel & Spa
Son Brull

Pollença (3 nights)

Torralbenc
Torralbenc

Alaior (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Mallorca and Menorca

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Son Brull Hotel & Spa

Son Brull

Pollença (3 nights)

A former convent turned sophisticated hotel nestled on a hillside above olive groves and the Bay of Pollença. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Torralbenc

Torralbenc

Alaior (2 nights)

Luxuriously renovated traditional Menorcan farmhouses, vineyards and an elegant use of indoor-outdoor space create an oasis at this quintessentially Mediterranean retreat. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-4

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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 15 500 18 700
2 16* 1000 19* 1400 39* 1700 50 2600
3 17* 600 26* 1400 33 1700 53 2900
4 16* 700 21* 1100 34 1800 39 2100
5 14* 800 25* 1100 36 1900 42 2200
6 11* 400 21 900
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip or view our full bike fleet in further detail.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Road Bike (Included)

For trips departing before 4/15/18, please see available bike options here.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price)

Wishing for a little extra assistance up those hills? Our custom Backroads Electric-Assist Bike lets you experience the thrill of exploring on two wheels while providing a boost when you want it. We've modified a selection of our great Titanium Bikes with the intuitive BionX "pedal-assist" system.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

Specialized S-Works Roubaix & Ruby ($400 rental fee)

Ride like a pro with the new top-of-the-line S-Works bike featuring ultrasmooth Shimano Di2 electronic shifting. Faster and smoother than any other bike out there, this race-ready carbon machine delivers phenomenal acceleration and handling in an ultralight, ultrapowerful package—perfect for experienced riders. The Specialized S-Works Ruby is a light, agile speed machine precisely designed for women. You can upgrade to a Specialized S-Works Roubaix or Ruby on your trip.

Specialized S-Works Roubaix (Upgrade)

Specialized S-Works Ruby (Upgrade)

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem ($400 rental fee)

Do you prefer to spin in tandem with your partner? You'll love the Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo tandem on your Backroads trip. You can upgrade to a Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem on your trip.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem (Upgrade)

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in Mallorca and Menorca

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Mallorca and Menorca you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Mallorca and Menorca trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Navigate Your Way in Mallorca and Menorca

Your ride comes equipped with a Garmin Edge Explore 1000, the best bike-touring GPS device on the market. This is a Backroads exclusive, and it's included with your bike in Mallorca and Menorca. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

Only the Best Hotels

On this trip featuring Premiere Hotels, you can count on the best lodgings Mallorca and Menorca has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

We Speak the Language

If we told you many companies' leaders can't actually speak the language where they lead trips, you'd say incroyable... ridicolo... không the tha thú. At Backroads, fluency in the local language is a given. Find out more on the best leader recruitment, training and development in the business. (And by the way, that was "unforgivable" in Vietnamese.)

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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