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Southern Beaches to the ‘Wild Coast’

The plain & coastlines of east Mallorca
 
This gentle discovery of unspoiled Mallorca promises rewarding self-guided cycling amid captivating and varied landscapes while your luggage is transported. Revealing the quiet, less-visited side of the island, it features delightful accommodation, all with a pool.
Southern Beaches to the ‘Wild Coast’. 10 nights
Southern Beaches to the ‘Wild Coast’. 10 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A cycling holiday on Mallorca

Link our two shorter holidays on Mallorca and discover varied landscapes, a rich gastronomic heritage and the deeply rural nature of the island as you cycle from the southern beaches to the dramatic north coast and the original ‘Costa Brava’. This is a side of the island that few tourists experience, and cycling here is a true delight, especially when combined with our selection of enchanting agroturismos and intimate country hotels offering a warm welcome and the freshest of local produce.
Your journey starts on the quiet lanes that wind amongst the salt flats and sand dunes of the southern coastal plain where ancient windmills reflect a less hurried pace of life. It continues through the fertile patchwork of ancient farms of the central plain where red soil contrasts sharply with the pale almond blossom in spring, the orchards of apricots and cherries and the deep green of ancient carob trees. Finally, the almond groves and tiny farmsteads give way to the limestone hills of the Llevant Sierra and the dramatic north-eastern coast punctuated by rocky coves and quiet beaches. Each day there is ample opportunity to either stop and linger over a coffee and delicious pastry, browse a local market or take a dip in the Mediterranean while you cycle from one village to the next.
 
 

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 17 21 25 28 28 26 22 18 15
    mm 72 59 61 63 41 20 12 32 67 106 97 84
  • Arrival in Campos
    Night 1: at Es Torrent (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night's accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of cycling.
  • Circular route from Campos: 22km; longer option: 37km
    Your holiday begins with an easy warm-up ride that winds along quiet lanes between the fascinating inland lagoons and salt flats just behind the coast, which are home to many birds. Your target, reached after a section through pine woods, is the island’s longest natural beach, Es Trenc, a great swimming spot with white sand framed by sand dunes. From here, you can choose to extend your ride and visit the small port of Colònia de Sant Jordi, before returning to Campos.
    Es Trenc on the route around Campos
  • Campos to Porreres: 26km
    You start by cycling 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 dominated by orchards to reach Can Feliu just north of the town.
    The route from Campos to Porreres
  • Circular route from Porreres: 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 hotel.
  • Porreres to Sineu: 24km
    You pedal through the gently rolling countryside of the island’s centre, with wonderful views of the rugged peaks of the Tramuntana Sierra opening up as you ride. On your way, visit the charming village of Montuiri, surrounded by old stone windmills used for grinding flour in days gone by. On the last leg you ride through almond groves to reach Can Joan Capó, where you stay for two nights.
    The route from Porreres to Sineu
  • Circular route from Sineu: 33km
    Follow our delightful circular route along idyllic country lanes lined with dry-stone walls and a profusion of wildflowers, passing through villages with houses of golden stone and green painted shutters.

    Explore Sineu
    Alternatively, for a leisurely day, you could stroll around the town in the morning (Sineu is one of the oldest settlements on Mallorca and the site of a beautiful Gothic church and a renowned farmers' market every Wednesday) and spend the afternoon by the pool.
    Views of Es Pla on the route from Sineu
  • Sineu to Sos Ferres: 37km
    Today's route reveals one of Mallorca's most delightful landscapes – the quiet agricultural heart far from the tourist bustle. From Sineu you head south-east, through Petra, a small town with a quaint church and a small museum devoted to its most famous son, who played an important role in the Spanish conquest of Latin America. Leaving Petra, the scenery begins to change as you rise gently from the lowlands, gaining views over the distant coast. You descend into an attractive, fertile valley before rising once more to the plateau and the Sos Ferres d'en Morey in Manacor for two nights.
    The route from Sineu to Sos Ferres
  • Circular route from Sos Ferres: 36km; shorter option: 26km
    This is a delightful circular route through almond groves and past typical Mallorca fincas (farmsteads). It starts by winding across a fertile plain, with a choice of a shorter or longer route to reach the small town of Sant Llorenç, well placed for lunch. From here, the route rises steadily through changing scenery – the almond groves which characterise the plateau give way to a limestone landscape grazed by sheep – before descending back to Sos Ferres.
    The circular route around Sos Ferres
  • Sos Ferres to Capdepera: 27km
    This is the hilliest ride, though no ascent is severe. You head through almond groves and the limestone hills of the Llevant Sierra, descending onto the fertile plain that surrounds the dramatic hill-top town of Artà. Take time to explore – the views from the fortified sanctuary which crowns the town stretch for miles. Beyond Artà is one of the island's most important archaeological sites, which again you have time to visit before winding through farmland via the remarkable castellated hill-town of Capdepera to your next hotel, the Cases de Son Barbassa, for your final two nights.
    The route from Sos Ferres to Capdepera
  • Choice of routes from Capdepera: 18km or 21km

    You have a day to explore Mallorca's very own 'Costa Brava' ('Wild Coast') of dramatic coves and rocky bays; take your pick of our two suggested routes.

    Circular route via Cala Mesquida: 18km
    This cycle ride takes you to the sandy, pine-fringed coves and white beaches of Cala Mesquida, Cala Torta and Cala Agulla along the north-eastern coast. (From here, you could also choose to enjoy a leisurely walk along a delightful coastal path before climbing up to the fabulous viewpoint and old watchtower of Talaia de San Jaumell.)

    Circular route via the caves of Artà: 21km
    This, our second suggestion, visits the glorious bay where the caves of Artà are sunk into the cliff-face. This is a fascinating network of caverns with weird and wonderful stalactites and stalagmites that you can explore, while classical music and a light show add to the atmosphere (pay locally).
    Cala Mesquida
 

Accommodation

You stay in four welcoming agroturismos and a very comfortable 4-star hotel.
 

Options to extend or shorten your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • 10 nights: 19 March - 30 June 2019 & 01 September - 31 October 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    16 March - 26 April £1695 £620
    27 April - 13 June £1745 £660
    14 - 20 June £1795 £670
    1 - 13 September £1825 £680
    14 - 22 September £1795 £670
    23 September - 12 October £1745 £660
    13 - 21 October £1695 £620
    3rd & 4th person discount -£105
    Single traveller supplement £105

    Includes accommodation, meals, bike hire, luggage transfers and any other services integral to the holiday as described, plus cycling notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Electric bikes available: add £110 per person

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Es Torrent
    Terrace: 16 Mar - 30 Jun 2019 £5
    Terrace: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £5
    Can Feliu
    Junior suite: 16 Mar - 30 Jun 2019 £16
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £16
    Can Joan Capó
    Suite: 16 Mar - 30 Jun 2019 £25
    Suite: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £25
    Terrace: 16 Mar - 30 Jun 2019 £13
    Terrace: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £13
    Sos Ferres d'en Morey
    Junior suite: 16 Mar - 31 Mar 2019 £22
    Junior suite: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £28
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £28
    Senior suite: 16 Mar - 31 Mar 2019 £38
    Senior suite: 01 Apr - 30 Jun 2019 £48
    Senior suite: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £48
    Cases de Son Barbassa
    Junior suite with terrace: 16 Mar - 30 Jun 2019 £30
    Junior suite with terrace: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £30
    Suite: 16 Mar - 30 Jun 2019 £30
    Suite: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £30
    Superior with terrace: 16 Mar - 30 Jun 2019 £15
    Superior with terrace: 01 Sep - 31 Oct 2019 £15

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Prices include an extra day’s hire of a standard bike. If you are upgrading to an e-bike, add a further £13pp per day.
    Es Torrent (with dinner) Double room Single room
    16 Mar - 30 Apr 2019 £115 £180
    01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £125 £195
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £125 £195
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 £115 £180
    Can Feliu (with dinner) Double room Single room
    16 Mar - 18 Apr 2019 £110 £150
    19 Apr - 22 Apr 2019 £120 £165
    23 Apr - 30 Apr 2019 £110 £150
    01 May - 15 Jun 2019 £120 £165
    16 Jun - 30 Jun 2019 £130 £175
    01 Sep - 15 Sep 2019 £130 £175
    16 Sep - 15 Oct 2019 £120 £165
    16 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 £110 £150
    Cases de Son Barbassa (with dinner) Double room Single room
    16 Mar - 24 Mar 2019 £150 £190
    25 Mar - 31 May 2019 £178 £233
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2019 £190 £245
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £190 £245
    01 Oct - 20 Oct 2019 £178 £233
    21 Oct - 31 Oct 2019 £150 £190
  • 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 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Palma Flybe,  jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bournemouth - Palma Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Palma easyJet,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Palma Thomas Cook,  TUI,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Doncaster Sheffield - Palma Flybe,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Palma jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Palma British Airways,  easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Exeter - Palma Flybe,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow Prestwick - Palma Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Humberside - Palma TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Palma jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Palma easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Palma British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Palma British Airways,  easyJet,  Norwegian,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Palma British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Palma easyJet,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    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) £28 flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    direct taxi hotel to Palma airport (1h15) £48 flexible
What's included
  • 10 nights
  • 8 dinners
    10 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.
  • 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; pump; 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.
  • 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 >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • 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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