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Mallorca Challenge Bike Tour

Pro Cycling Playground: Sa Calobra to the Serra de Tramuntana

6 days / 5 nights Level: 4Price From: $5,495Collection: Challenge

Tour Highlights

  • Conquer the island’s most iconic climbs, including crossing the Tramuntana mountain range from north to south
  • Complete the Cap de Formentor ride to reach the lighthouse on the tip of the island’s eastern peninsula
  • Cycle a breadth of landscapes and see why Mallorca is a wildly popular training ground for the pros
  • Visit the most beautiful and buzzy towns in the Balearic Islands: Palma, Pollença, Sóller, and more
  • Relax at sublime hotels including La Residencia and Son Brull, with one post-ride massage included at each property’s spa

Eat

Paella, fresh citrus fruit and figs, olives, sobrasada sausage, ensaïmada pastries, and seafood like langoustines and locally caught fish

Drink

Unique, locally produced wine varietals including Callet and Manto Negro and white wines like Prensal

Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Kicking It Off on the Cap de Formentor

    Meet your guides at your pre-tour hotel and transfer to the starting point for our first ride. After a safety briefing and bike fitting on our top-of-the-line Cannondales, it’s time to warm up on loop to the Mediterranean beach town of Cala San Vicente. After, tackle one of Mallorca’s classics: the Cap de Formentor. More like a series of short ascents than a technical climb, the route is comprised of pristine pavement and changing views along the island’s eastern peninsula. At the iconic lighthouse, it seems like we’ve ridden to the end of the world—and we’ll understand completely why this place is paradise for cyclists. Head back via the opposite side of Pollença Bay, passing Alcudìa and ending with a seaside lunch in the cycling capital of Port de Pollença. Get settled at Son Brull where a well-deserved massage is a great first-day reward, followed by a delicious welcome dinner.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Formentor, Port de Pollença, Alcudìa
    Accomplished: 64 miles / 103 km, elevation gain: 5,101 feet / 1,555 meters
    Accommodation: Son Brull

  • Day 2

    King Stage on Sa Calobra

    Fuel up at breakfast because you’ll need it for today’s epic climb up Sa Calobra. Gain 670 meters of elevation over nine kilometers at an average of 7%—it’s a wildly popular ride with the pros and one of the main reasons cyclists insist on visiting Mallorca. We may even encounter members of Team Ineos or Team Jumbo Visma as they train on Sa Calobra’s 26 hairpin turns. Having conquered one of the week’s hardest climbs, we’ve earned the electrifying descent and satisfying lunch that follows. Tonight, head into the pequeño port of Pollença for dinner beside the bay.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Sa Calobra, Pollença
    Accomplished: 60 miles / 96 km, elevation gain: 7,355 feet / 2,242 meters
    Accommodation: Son Brull

  • Day 3

    Crossing the Tramuntana Mountians

    This morning we’ll bike out of Pollença towards the island’s northwest coast and our destination in the dazzling village of Deià. Crossing the UNESCO-listed Serra de Tramuntana mountains involves a series of climbs, culminating in Puig Major. In total, the range spans nearly 90 kilometers and the views are hard to describe until you see them for yourself. We’ll be in good company as we share the road (and a few friendly nods) with the small pelotons of local cycling clubs. Upon reaching our hotel, surrender your bike to our mechanic for some mid-week service while you relax by the pool. Head into Deià for dinner on your own—there are plenty of charming restaurants to choose from.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Pollença, Deià
    Accomplished: 41 miles / 66 km, elevation gain: 5,285 feet / 1,611 meters
    AccommodationLa Residencia

  • Day 4

    Deià Loop: From the Mountains to the Sea

    The sheer variety of scenery makes today’s ride a highlight of the week. Head south to meet the rugged cliffs of the Tramuntana range, then enter the sun-drenched valley where Sóller sits surrounded by orange groves. Keep riding all the way to the coast and stop for coffee by the crashing waves in Port de Sóller, then complete the loop back to our hotel in Deià. We’ll have lunch at La Residencia, then get some serious relief for our legs thanks to another massage. Tonight, an easy stroll into Deià leads us to a favorite local restaurant for dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Fornalutx, Sóller, Port de Sóller
    Accomplished: 51 miles / 83 km, elevation gain: 5,351 feet / 1,631 meters
    Accommodation: La Residencia

  • Day 5

    Finale in Port d’Andratx

    We’ll end on a high note with the longest stage of the week. Set off from Deià and follow the coastal road all the way south to the stylish seaside town of Port d’Andratx. On the return ride, we’ll hit a favorite climb and hidden gem of the Tramuntanas: the ascent to Galilea. It’s twisty on the way up, composed of undulating terrain (and almost no flat sections) under the cover of pine trees. You know you’re near the top when the scenery starts to open up, which feels like a triumphant finish to the trip. The celebration comes a few hours later as we revel in a sunset dinner on La Residencia’s heavenly terrace.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Port d’Andratx, Galilea
    Accomplished: 68 miles / 110 km, elevation gain: 8,346 feet / 2,544 meters
    Accommodation: La Residencia

  • Day 6

    Adiós to Mallorca!

    This morning, your guides will transfer you to the airport or your hotel in Palma if you have decided to extend your stay. Although your Mallorca adventure has come to an end, there is more to explore on this stunning island paradise.

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Palma, Mallorca Pick-Up Location: Palma pre-night hotel Pick-Up Time: 8:30 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Palma, Mallorca Drop-Off Location: Palma airport Drop-Off Time: 11:00 am

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2020Single Supplement From: $1,250
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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region in ideal riding locations
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, and 4 cyclist-friendly dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Nutritious energy snacks, hydration, and shakes to support endurance and recovery
  • Local wines and beer with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line Cannondale carbon fiber road bike
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS with pre-programmed route maps

Support

  • Expert bilingual guide with extensive cycling experience and local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Laundry service provided mid-week
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance

Additional Inclusions

  • 2 massages
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Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Road