Mallorca Family Bike Tour

  • Region: Rest of Europe
  • Destination: Spain
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: Occasional
  • Price From: $5595
  • Single Supplement: $1200
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Aug 17 - Aug 22,  2014 $5595 Book Now

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Cycle beneath sunny Mediterranean skies, over rolling hills, and through seaside landscapes. Explore ancient villages. Revel in the peace of traffic free roads. On a family bike tour in Mallorca, you’ll be doing far more than just cycling. Forge lifelong memories of horseback riding along the coast; kayaking at the Port de Pollença; and learning to make paella together. Strike the perfect balance with visits to local wineries and time at the spa alongside fun family activities like hiking in the Tramuntana Mountains and visiting the Castillo de Alaró. With fresh Mallorquin cuisine at every turn, this is a feast for all the senses.

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Tour by Day

Day One: Welcome to Mallorca
Your guides will greet you at your hotel in Palma and shuttle you to the starting point of our adventure at the base of the city’s cathedral. We’ll share a few tapas to celebrate our arrival before our first ride along the scenic coastal bike path. Enjoy the Mediterranean landscapes under deep blue skies and amidst colorful scenery. We’ll pedal eastward past hopping beach clubs and stop for a swim in the beautiful sea and a delicious ice cream. It'll be a scenic transfer from the beach to our hotel for the next 5 nights. Tonight we’ll enjoy a fantastic welcome dinner together at the hotel's own restaurant.

Meals: Light lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Palma de Mallorca, S'Arenal, Pollença
Accomplished: 12 miles / 19.5 km
Accommodations: Hotel Son Brull
 
Day Two: Mallorca from Two Different Saddles
Today we’ll cycle along quiet country roads, through small rustic villages, and past endless almond orchards. Enjoy rolling hills on our way to Son Serra de Marina, a hot spot for wildlife and local cowboys, whom we’ll join for an animated lunch. After, ride to the stables of Rancho Grande for a guided horseback ride through the hillsides and down to the coast. Dismounting our horses, opt to pedal back to the hotel or jump in the van. You are free to enjoy dinner on your own tonight. Your guides will happily bring you to Pollença to enjoy a traditional meal in the bustling main square if you'd like.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Alcudia, Son Serra de Marina
Accomplished: 19 miles / 31 km
Accommodations: Hotel Son Brull
 
Day Three: Kayaking at the Cap de Formentor
Start the morning with a warm up ride to Alaró before passing through several quiet, rural villages on our way to the cultural hotspot of Port de Pollença. We’ll enjoy a lovely lunch overlooking the Mediterranean before relaxing on the tranquil beach in front of the restaurant. Our day of magnificent vistas only gets better with an afternoon of kayaking, offering sweeping views of the Mediterranean and unique access to grottos and secret beaches. After the day’s adventure, we’ll drive back to the hotel to relax. Dinner tonight is in an upbeat restaurant in the beach town of Port de Pollença.
 
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Alaró, Port de Pollença, Cap de Formentor
Accomplished: 13 miles / 21 km
Accommodations: Hotel Son Brull
 
Day Four: Through the Vineyards to Benissalem
We’ll cycle today through Mallorca’s wine country, riding past the vineyards of the local Manto Negro, Moll, Callet, Fogoneu, Ull de llebre, Monastrell, and Parellada. Pass through the town of Binissalem, home to one of the most beautiful squares in the Mallorcan countryside. Learn about the island’s winemaking practices during tastings of the white, rosé, and reds from the island’s only AOCs: Pla i Llevant and Binissalem. Continue on into the town of Binissalem for a lunch on the square before heading back. Enjoy some quality family time before tonight’s interactive (and delicious) paella demonstration at the hotel.
 
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Campanet, Moscari, Lloseta, Benissalem
Accomplished: 23 miles / 37 km
Accommodations: Hotel Son Brull
 
Day Five: Hiking Through the Tramuntana Mountains
We’ll trade in our bikes today for hiking shoes, climbing gently through beautiful olive groves that line the Orient Valley. Our path winds through Holm Oak woods to join the ancient cobbled path to the ruined Castillo de Alaró. Winding steps lead us to the imposing entrance, where we’ll explore the ruins and enjoy the panoramic views of Palma and the Tramuntana mountains. Learn about the many battles that took place here. After, our route zigzags gently downhill through more woods.Here we'll stop for an unforgettable lamb lunch. Later, transfer back to the hotel to enjoy the pool before reuniting for our last dinner together.
 
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Tramuntana Mountains, Alaró, Castillo de Alaró
Accomplished: 5 miles / 8 km hiking (additional option ride 10 miles / 16 km)
Accommodations: Hotel Son Brull
 
Day Six: Adios to Mallorca
It’s time to say adios to Mallorca after an exciting journey. If you’d like, take one last ride on the island before your guides see you off at the airport in Palma.
 
Meals: Breakfast

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