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Quiet Lanes of Mallorca

Mallorca’s secret southern corner
 
Pretty beaches and timeless countryside characterise southern Mallorca. While your luggage is transported, explore self-guided along gentle routes designed to allow plenty of time for relaxation on the beach, or by the pool of the delightful agroturismos.
Quiet Lanes of Mallorca. 6 nights
Quiet Lanes of Mallorca. 6 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A family cycling holiday on Mallorca

Quiet lanes wind their way through the patchwork patterns of ancient farms and salt flats leading to pretty beaches that reveal Mallorca’s genuine face. This is a side of the island that few tourists experience, and cycling here is a true delight, especially when combined with two enchanting agroturismos, converted farmhouses offering a genuine family welcome, extensive gardens, swimming pools and the freshest of local produce.
From the Migjorn, the unspoiled coastal plain of sand dunes and salt flats of southern Mallorca, you cycle towards the rural heart of the island through the rolling inland plain known as Es Pla, a landscape of tiny farms, pretty villages and market gardens that has remained unchanged for centuries.
 

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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.

    The almond groves are in blossom in February and early March, a time which also sees many spring flowers starting to appear.

     
    Average temperatures and rainfall
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 14 14 15 18 21 25 29 29 27 22 18 15
    mm 66 53 55 60 46 28 16 35 65 101 84 74
  • Arrival in Campos
    Night 1: at Es Torrent (the first of three nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of cycling.
  • Choice of routes around Campos: 14km-37km

    Spend your days around Campos exploring the southernmost tip of the island, where quiet lanes lead past windmills to idyllic beaches and small fishing ports.

    Circular route via Sa Ràpita: 14km
    A gentle introduction to the area takes you to the nearest beach, marina and the coastal resort of Sa Ràpita. The beach here is long and sandy and the route follows a dedicated cycle track and quiet country lanes.

    Route to Es Trenc: 22km
    Head to Es Trenc, the island’s longest natural beach, which is fringed by dunes and pine woods and backed by salt pans. With its fine white sand and clear blue waters, it is more reminiscent of a Caribbean beach, and makes a perfect swimming spot.

    Es Trenc longer route, via Colònia de Sant Jordi: 37km
    A longer variation of the Es Trenc route also visits the small port of Colònia de Sant Jordi, from where you can take a boat trip to the beautiful, uninhabited island of Cabrera, one of the best-preserved marine habitats of Spain. Here, two lovely walking trails lead to beaches with crystal-clear waters and a remote castle with panoramic views.
    Es Trenc beach
    Circular route via Sa Ràpita: 14km
    Route to Es Trenc: 22km
    Via Colònia de Sant Jordi: 37km
  • Campos to Porreres: 26km
    Cycle north to the market town of Campos, renowned for its windmills, before skirting the hill topped by the Sanctuary of Mont-Sion. Take the optional, challenging ascent to the summit for sweeping views over the rolling plain, before continuing to Porreres. You then follow quiet lanes across large estates to reach delightful Can Feliu just north of the town.
    En route to Porreres
    Campos to Porreres: 26km
  • Choice of routes around Porreres: 22km-32km

    On your last two days, if you can tear yourselves away from Can Feliu and its pretty gardens and pool, we have a choice of circular routes exploring the quintessentially rural villages of Es Pla, Mallorca’s central plain.

    Circular route via Felanitx: 32km
    Head out on a delightful circuit through timeless agricultural countryside to reach Felanitx, another traditional town, famed for its capers or 'green pearls' which you can buy at the Sunday morning market. Enjoy a relaxing lunch in the colourful central square, before a gentle ride back to your accommodation.

    Circular route via Montuiri: 22km
    A leisurely ride on quiet roads and cycle paths takes you to neighbouring Montuiri, a hill-top town surrounded by quaint stone windmills. It's worth hopping out of the saddle to explore this traditional market town on foot – there is a fascinating blend of medieval and Moorish architecture, as well as an imposing Gothic church and several grander mansions which hint at the Montuiri's prosperous past. Admire the panoramic views before heading back for a final dip in the pool and a farewell family dinner.
    Circular route via Felanitx: 32km
    Circular route via Montuiri: 22km
 

Accommodation

The places at which you stay may be working farms, but the standard of accommodation is high, and the welcome warm.
 

Extend your stay

 

Prices

All prices are in £ sterling (GBP), based on 2 sharing, with a 3rd/4th bed as required.

Prices in £ per person
15 March - 31 October 2021
Adult / Child (up to 15yrs), sharing a room for 2 people*
15 Mar - 25 Apr 2021: £945 / £798
26 Apr - 9 Jun 2021: £995 / £820
10 Jun - 10 Sep 2021: £1045 / £850
11 Sep - 30 Sep 2021: £995 / £820
1 Oct - 25 Oct 2021: £945 / £798

* For a single room, add £395 per adult or child

For family rooms, add the following:

Child (9-15yrs) / Child (3-8yrs), in 3rd/4th bed
15 Mar - 25 Apr 2021: £500 / £475
26 Apr - 9 Jun 2021: £525 / £500
10 Jun - 10 Sep 2021: £540 / £515
11 Sep - 30 Sep 2021: £525 / £500
1 Oct - 25 Oct 2021: £500 / £475

All child prices include child's bike; deduct £40 for a tag-along or child seat on an adult bike
Electric bikes available: add £70pp (adult size bikes only)

Connecting travel from Palma:
return taxi from Palma (out/home 0h30) £105 per party of up to 4; £195 for a family of 5+
 
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  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Palma
    As an alternative to flying, we can arrange rail travel from London

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Palma TUI 
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    Belfast Intl. - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
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    Birmingham - Palma jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Bournemouth - Palma Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Bristol - Palma easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Cardiff - Palma TUI,  Vueling 
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    Doncaster Sheffield - Palma TUI 
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    Nottingham East Midlands - Palma jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Edinburgh - Palma British Airways,  easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Exeter - Palma TUI 
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    Glasgow - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
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    Glasgow Prestwick - Palma Ryanair 
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    Humberside - Palma TUI 
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    Leeds Bradford - Palma jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Liverpool - Palma easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    London City - Palma British Airways 
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    Gatwick - Palma British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI 
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    Heathrow - Palma British Airways 
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    Luton - Palma easyJet,  TUI 
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    London Southend - Palma easyJet,  Ryanair 
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    Stansted - Palma British Airways,  easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Manchester - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Newcastle - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Norwich - Palma TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Southampton - Palma TUI 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly via an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you for any of the options listed above except those operated by Ryanair. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service (£60 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

What is included
  • 6 nights
  • 6 dinners
    6 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • high-quality bicycle
  • route notes and maps
  • GPS navigation
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • If your holiday plans go awry because of Coronavirus, rest assured that we’ll do right by you. Since the start of the pandemic, our flexible booking policy and prompt issuing of refunds to customers who prefer not to defer their holiday have earned us high praise in the national press.
  • We sincerely hope that your holiday experience will be as enjoyable as it would have been before the pandemic – cycling holidays are ideal in these times of social distancing, and we’re not operating holidays if the key highlights can no longer be delivered – but, naturally, there will be some changes to ensure your and other people’s safety, not least taking tests before and after your holiday for many destinations.
    Your holiday experience: what to expect >
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    Entry requirements for non-UK destinations & for re-entering the UK >
  • No, we don't set age limits. You are best placed to judge if your child(ren) can cope with the demands of the holiday and be confident on roads next to traffic on occasions.
  • For adults, our chosen bike rental shop will provide you with a city trekking bike with 21 gears (grip shift system); a waterproof map case on handlebars; panniers/saddlebags; puncture repair kit; and a lock. Electric bikes are available as an upgrade (see price panel), subject to availability, and must be requested at the time of booking. The bike shop also has a limited number of tandems.
    For children, we will be happy to arrange hire of children’s bikes (20”, 24” or 26” mountain bikes). Child seats are available free of charge.
    Helmets are provided with the bikes – they are obligatory on public highways in Spain.
  • Helmets are a legal requirement on public roads in Spain, and as such are included free of charge with your bike.
  • Yes, we will provide GPX tracks for this holiday prior to departure so that you can follow your route on your smartphone or dedicated GPS device if you wish. (We also provide maps and our tried-and-tested route notes, which remain the principal means of navigation).
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from hotel to hotel, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. On mornings when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation so that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.
  • Bike insurance is not included in the price of our cycling holidays, and unfortunately we can't supply such insurance. Some general travel insurance policies can or do provide cover for rented bikes, so it's worth seeing if your policy is one of these. The most important thing is to ensure that you take good care of your bike (you are responsible for damage to or loss of it while it is hired to you), always being careful to lock it up, ideally to an immovable object, and removing all easy-to-steal accessories whenever you leave it unattended.
  • We can book a wide range of routes from the UK with a variety of airlines (but not, currently, with Ryanair). As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. For Europe, there’s a £35 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £60 per person. More information on flights >
  • Absolutely! We are experts in tailored rail travel. Making use of sleeper trains or stopovers in cities along the route, we can get you from London to virtually anywhere in mainland Europe. We can even make arrangements to Mallorca, Sicily and Norway with a combination of ferries and rail. Please contact Abi and Lizzie to discuss your plans.
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted to book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

    More information about the booking process >
    Information about accommodation, general practicalities and more >
    Booking conditions >
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to take out our recommended travel insurance policy (if you live outside the UK you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    We'll ask you for the details of your policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Spain, but not a visa. If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through the Travel Health Pro website. You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). You should also apply for a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) if your EHIC has expired (if you have a still-valid EHIC, you can use this until it expires).
  • (Castilian) Spanish is one of several official languages; in Catalonia, for example, Catalan has equal status. The currency is the Euro. Spanish time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • For information on the practicalities of travel now that the UK is no longer part of the European Union, visit www.gov.uk/visit-eu-switzerland-norway-iceland-liechtenstein.

    At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them, regardless of what is happening in the European political sphere.
  • The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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