Day 1. Arrival in Palma (El Arenal / Cala Blava).
Overnight in a nice 4* hotel located in the peaceful part of Palma Bay, close to the beach.
Normally, you'll stay at Hotel Delta, but if they are fully booked, you stay e.g. at the El Cid or Golden Playa hotels.
Day 2. To Colonia-San Jordi. 55 km.
The day starts with the delivery of your bike and route description. You'll follow the cycle path, detouring slightly from the coast and going inland, partly on rural roads with bike lanes and partly on peaceful secondary roads. Here in the highlands, almond and olive groves mix with pine trees and open landscapes - and here you'll find complete silence. Back by the coast, you'll be met by Cala Pi, a beautiful bay with a lovely sandy beach squeezed into the steep rocky coastline. You'll wind your way onwards, partly along the sea and partly going inland, past small summer residences and a harbour. Optionally, you can take a detour from the route to the beach Es Trenc, a lovely and long sandy beach backed by dunes, which is used mainly by the Mallorcans themselves. Later, you'll pass by the great salt lakes "Salines de Llevant" before reaching your hotel in Colonia-San Jordi. Here, modern hotels make themselves right at home with the picturesque harbour, where fishermen repair boats on the quay while tourists and locals find their way to the cafes and restaurants. Overnight at a 3-4* charter hotel.
Day 3. To Porto Christo. 60 km.
Today, the route turns inland to a plain-like area occasionally interrupted by almond groves and small farms with their own watermill. You pass by Ses Salines, a nice Mallorcan village. The area's large salt production becomes obvious when you see the big bags of salt in front of the shops. The stage continues on to Santanyi , where you can take a break at one of the cafés located by the town's church, built in beautiful golden stones. You'll now cycle down to the coast and Cala Santanyi with the famous "Es Pontas " (bridge) in the sea. The route turns away from the coast, and you'll wind your way through small villages and lonely houses. The last 15 km to Porto Christo you'll be on a bike lane along the main road (some traffic but considerate drivers). Try to reach the city before 16:00 if you wish to visit the amazing limestone cave "Coves del Drach ". Overnight at 3-4* hotel in Porto Christo directly by the beautiful natural harbour.
Day 4. To C'an Picafort. 55 km.
Today's stage goes inland via Son Carrio, where in the church, you can admire Gaudi's leaded, stained, glass rosettes to Manacor, Mallorcas second largest city and known for its pearl mills. You cycle along lush vegetable and melon fields, past small farmhouses and nice farms. You'll cycle a few kilometres "off road" on an uneven dirt road to Petra, a small and sleepy, but very well kept village, with a cozy square. You'll continue on, first to Santa Margalida, an ordinary town with a majestic and high-situated church, and from there on to C'an Picafort. Overnight at a 3-4* charter hotel directly by the beach.
Day 5. Free day in C'an Picafort. 45 km.
You can laze by the beach or the hotel pool. You can explore the beach shops in Can Picafort, or you can choose a cycle tour through the protected wetlands of S'Albufera, rich in birds especially, to the port of Pollenca, with a detour to Cap Formentor and the stunning view of the dramatic coastline. Cycle along the Alcudia Bay, and make a stop in the town centre of Alcudia, surrounded by a well-kept old town wall, it is worth a visit. Overnigt at the same hotel.
Day 6. To Inca and Puerto Soller. 45 km. + bus transfer.
A beautiful and peaceful day of cycling along well-kept gardens and lush fields, as we are still in Mallorca's fruit and vegetable growing region. You'll come through cozy little villages, while making the climb up to Inca. From Inca there is a transfer to the Lluc Monastery, where there is time for a visit and lunch, before the transfer continues to a high mountain pass. From here, you'll again jump on your bike and make the descent to Puerto Soller, located by an almost circular cove in the midst of the high mountains, which previously isolated the city from the rest of Mallorca. Remember to enjoy the formidable views from the "Mirador de Ses Barques" and the charming village of Fornalutx. Overnight at 2* hotel in Puerto Soller (breakfast included).
Day 7. To Palma and El Arenal (possiblyCala Blava ).Train transfer + 20 km.
Bikes and luggage to be left at the hotel in Puerto Soller. You'll take the historic tram or the bus to the Soller Train Station. From here, the tour continues with one of Mallorca's major attractions: the picturesque train to Palma. The train rattles along, rumbling and creaking, through tunnels and over mountains to the other side of the island. Here you'll be met at the train station at 12 o'clock by a local English and German speaking guide, whom for the next couple of hours will show you around in Palma's historic old town. Among other things, you'll visit the market hall and the La Seu Cathedral. Late in the afternoon, you'll again get your bike, on which you'll ride the last 15 km of the tour to the hotel in El Arenal/Cala Blava. For most of the stretch you'll follow the cycle path along the coast.
Day 8. Departure Day
Departure after breakfast.