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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.
 
 

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 on the route around Campos
  • 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.
    The route from Campos to Porreres
  • 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.
 

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 for 2020

We are in the process of updating our prices for 2020. If you’d like to book now, please contact us – we’ll be happy to provide a quotation.
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Prices

All prices are in £ sterling (GBP), based on 2 sharing, with a 3rd/4th bed as required.
Prices in £ per person
16 March - 31 October 2019

Adult / Child (up to 15yrs), sharing a room for 2 people*
16 Mar - 25 Apr: £895 / £750
26 Apr - 10 Jun: £950 / £780
11 Jun - 12 Sep: £995 / £795
13 Sep - 30 Sep: £950 / £780
1 Oct - 25 Oct: £895 / £750
* For a single room, add £375, all dates

For family rooms, add the following:

Child (9-15yrs) / Child (3-8yrs), in 3rd/4th bed
16 Mar - 25 Apr: £470 / £450
26 Apr - 10 Jun: £490 / £470
11 Jun - 12 Sep: £510 / £490
13 Sep - 30 Sep: £490 / £470
1 Oct - 25 Oct: £470 / £450

All child prices include child's bike; deduct £35 for a tag-along or child seat on an adult bike
Electric bikes available: add £68 per person (adult size bikes only)

Connecting travel from Palma
return taxi from Palma (out/home 0h30) £100 per party of up to 4; £190 for a family of 5+
 
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  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Palma

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to 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 Flybe,  jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
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    Bournemouth - Palma Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Bristol - Palma easyJet,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
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    Cardiff - Palma Thomas Cook,  TUI,  Vueling 
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    Doncaster Sheffield - Palma Flybe,  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 Flybe,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
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    Glasgow - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  Thomas Cook,  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 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Palma British Airways,  easyJet,  Norwegian,  Thomas Cook,  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 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Palma British Airways,  easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Norwich - Palma Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Southampton - Palma Flybe,  TUI 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to 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. We charge £30 per person for our flight booking service (£50 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.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Palma

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi Palma airport to hotel (0h30) £52 (max 4) flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    direct taxi hotel to Palma airport (0h30) £48 (max 4) flexible
What is included
  • 6 nights
  • 6 dinners
    6 breakfasts
  • luggage transported
  • route notes and maps
  • high-quality bicycle
 
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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.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • You do need to make sure you’re covered, because it’s you who is responsible for any damage to or loss of the bike during the holiday. You should always lock it (preferably to an immovable object) and remove any easy-to-steal accessories when leaving it unattended. The travel insurance policy that we offer covers you for loss and damage (provided you’ve locked or stored it appropriately). If you are arranging your own insurance, but it doesn’t cover bikes, we can provide bike-only cover for £19 per person. More details >
  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. 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 and Morocco, there’s a £30 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £50 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 to discuss your plans.
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted 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.
  • 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 buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • 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 travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). 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 can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • (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.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) 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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