Cycle Mallorca

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Discover the real Mallorca and experience true island life

This tour will take you on a journey across the largest and most diverse of the Balearic Islands as we cycle to hidden coves and hilltop monasteries, through ancient stone built towns and past citrus plantations on limestone mountain terraces. Starting in the south our route slowly winds its way through the heart of the island, stopping off at small market towns like Sineu and Porreres before visiting the impressive caves of Campanet and finally ending by the coast at the fascinating walled town of Alcudia.


  • Cycle across the entire island of Mallorca
  • Indulge in delicious local food and wine
  • Visit mediaeval market towns and white sandy beaches

Key information

  • 6 days cycling with partial vehicle support (limited seats)
  • 100% tarmac roads with some longer climbs 
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • 7 nights hotels with en suite facilities 


  • Countries visited: Spain

What's included

  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Local bike hire

What's not included

  • Travel insurance (available on request)
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
Call for general departures:
+91 80 4213 6106
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+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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Days of Cycling

Average 53km (33 miles) per day with 100% vehicle support.


100% tarmac roads with some cycle paths

Day by day breakdown
Day 279.0km/50.0miles
Day 377.0km/48.0miles
Day 450.0km/31.0miles
Day 540.0km/25.0miles
Day 647.0km/29.0miles
Day 752.0km/32.0miles

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  • Day 1

    Tour starts in Algaida.

    Our tour starts in the quaint town of Algaida; a typical Mallorcan town with narrow winding streets, sandstone buildings, a main central square and church. This evening we will have a tour briefing and a meal as a group.

    Hotel Algaida Suites

  • Day 2

    Circular ride through southern Mallorca to the long sandy Es Trenc Beach.

    For our first day on the bikes we head south towards the charming town of Campos where we can stop for a coffee and a stroll around the town before making our way to the long white sandy beach of Es Trenc. At the beach we will stop for a long break allowing plenty of time for a swim and some rest in the sunshine before cycling the short distance to Sa Rapita for lunch. After lunch we head back inland via the largest municipality in Mallorca, Llucmajor, here we will stop to look around the town and do a bit of shopping before carrying on towards our hotel where we can relax by the pool before going out for dinner.

    Hotel Algaida Suites

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Cycle to the monastery of San Salvador for spectacular views over the island.

    After breakfast we get on the bikes and head back towards Porreres and then on to the town of Felanitx which is situated in Mallorca’s second largest wine producing area, Pla i Llevant. From here we can see the day’s half way point, the sanctuary of Saint Salvador which is situated on top of a hill overlooking the town. The climb up to the sanctuary is about 5km long and at a steady gradient of 6%, it is a challenge but the views on the climb and from the top make the effort well worth it! We will spend some time at the top where we can look around the sanctuary and walk to the various viewpoints which allow you to see all the way to the coast in the south and to the mountains in the north.  After the spectacular decent from the sanctuary we make our way again to Porreres where we stop for lunch before cycling back to Algaida via a different route.  

    Hotel Algaida Suites

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Ride through beautiful rural countryside to Alaro.

    Today’s ride is a point to point route as we start to head further north on the island. After breakfast we get on the bikes and cycle through lovely back roads to the hilltop town of Sineu and its impressive church. From here we pedal through Sencelles before stopping in the beautifully restored Bodega Biniagual for a look around the town and then carrying on to Santa Maria del Cami for lunch. After lunch we have a short climb to our overnight accommodation in the town of Alaro, here we will have time to relax in the peaceful gardens and pool of the hotel or go for a stroll around the town before going out for an evening meal. 

    Hotel Can Xim 

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Circular ride through the foot hills of the Tremuntana mountains.

    After breakfast we head out of Alaro and start to climb into the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains to the hillside town of Orient. Here we stop to regroup and take a quick walk around the town before getting back on the bikes to complete the climb over the Col d’Honor before a brilliant descent through spectacular mountain scenery to the hillside town of Bunyola. From here we head back towards Santa Maria del Cami where we have the option to visit the Bodegas Macia Batle and take a guided tour of the winery. After lunch we cycle back to Alaro for a free afternoon. 

    Hotel Can Xim 

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Visit the Caves of Campanet on the way to Alcudia.

    We start the days ride with a short descent out of Alaro before heading north towards the caves of Campanet. Here we stop to take a guided tour around the vast underground caves to see the ancient stalactites and stalagmites and hear the stories about how they were discovered. After lunch in the beautiful gardens by the caves we get back on the bikes and cycle to the old walled town of Alcudia on the northern coast of the island. Our accommodation tonight is within the old walled town of Alcudia so there are plenty of nice cafes, bars, restaurants and shops close by to visit in the afternoon and evening.  


    Hotel Petit Alcudia 

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Circular ride to the stone town of Pollenca.

    Today we head out of Alcudia and cycle along the bike paths which follow the coast all the way to Port de Pollenca where we start the stunning ascent up to the Talaia d’Albercutx which overlooks the dramatic cliffs and mountain formations in the north of the island. From here it is mainly downhill through quiet back roads to the charming coastal town of Cala Sant Vincenc where we can see the turret we have recently cycled to and stop for a swim in the idyllic small bay.  From here we head inland to the old town of Pollenca where we get off the bikes and can climb the 365 steps to the church which has an amazing view of the mountains and the coast in the distance. After lunch we will cycle back to Alcudia and go out for a final meal as a group. 

    Hotel Petit Alcudia 

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8

    End Alcudia.

    After breakfast the tour ends in Alcudia.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Essential Info


UK passport holders do not need visas for this trip. Other nationalities should check with the relevant embassies.


No vaccinations are obligatory.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts are included.

Meals in Mallorca are usually based around fish, vegetables and pork with plenty of garlic and olive oil. Restaurant evening menus will normally feature a fish of the day and Paella as well as local specialities like Frit Mallorqui and Arros Brut. Pizzerias are also very common on the island so you will never be too far from a very nice stone baked pizza! Lunch is usually a large meal in Spain and lunch stops can be quite long. You have the option to stop at local restaurants or pick up picnic lunches from supermarkets. For breakfast you can expect a continental buffet with eggs, cold meats, cheeses as well as cereal and pastry options. Mallorca is well known for its sweet treats so when on the island make sure you try the famous Ensaimada (a delicious pastry covered in icing sugar) and the Rubiols pastries which are filled with jam, chocolate and sweet pumpkin.


The climate throughout the year in this region is quite warm. During the summer, average high temperatures range from 20-35C, but usually don’t drop lower than 15C. During the winter, average high temperatures are between 10-20C, and average low temperatures range from 5-10C. Rain fall is most likely during the late autumn and winter months of November, December, and January.


Is this trip for you?

This trip is classified Road Activity Level 3 (Moderate)

6 days cycling, average 58km (36 miles) per day with partial vehicle support.

Terrain and route: 100% tarmac roads with some cycle paths and mainly minor back roads.

Since the construction of the main road connecting the north and south of the island the back roads and villages have seen a massive reduction in traffic making our cycling routes relatively car free. The support vehicle will always be close by to offer refreshments and assistance when needed but at times it may have to go a short distance ahead of the group when the roads a narrow. The climbs up to the monasteries on days 3, 5 and 7 are the most challenging on the trip. The ascents are roughly 5km of steady uphill but the views and buildings at the top will make the effort well worthwhile. The support vehicle is always available if you want to get a lift to the top of any hills or if you wish to sit out any parts of the days ride. Some of the rides on this tour are circular and start and end at the same hotel, because of this you have the option to skip entire days of cycling and can relax by the pool or spend the day exploring the local town if this is your desire. 

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Call for general departures:
+91 80 4213 6106
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.


7 nights hotels with en suite facilities

The accommodation throughout the tour is all of a very high standard with two 4* and one 3*. Our first hotel is in the town of Algaida and is located in a beautiful setting with a swimming pool and private central courtyard. In Alaro our hotel is nestled in the centre of the peaceful old village, it has a large private swimming pool and garden area as well as a fantastic restaurant on the village square. Ending in Alcudia our hotel is located within the 14th-century old walled town, there are plenty of nice shops, cafes and restaurants to explore here as well as the fascinating town itself.

  1. Algaida – Hotel Algaida Suites / Hotel Es Reco de Randa
  2. Alaro – Hotel Can Xim / Hotel Can Beia
  3. Alcudia – Hotel Alcudia Petit / Hotel Can Pere

Please note that when we have a full group it is not possible for us to allocate the entire group to the same hotel due to limited room availability on the island. We therefore need to split the group between two different hotels as per above. The hotels we have selected are small locally owned properties all with individual character. We believe it is better to support these local businesses, rather than stay in large standard accommodations. The hotels are very similar in style and offer the same quality.

Call for general departures:
+91 80 4213 6106
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Expert Blog Entries

  • Reviewed May 2019
    Nigel Harrison

    Really enjoyable week cycling in rural Mallorca

    Being our first cycling trip, we approached with some trepidation and possible misgivings. We need not have worried. The whole trip was excellent from beginning to end. An excellent leader(see below), generally good hotels, brand new hire bikes (bonus!), beautiful landscapes, routes mainly off the beaten track. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys cycling for leisure.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Making it up the big climb to the Formentor viewpoint and tower on the last day, as I realised that I’d managed the week and I didn’t have to “save myself” to get through subsequent days. Having announced that I had never cycled three days in a row, making it to six days felt a major achievement.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alfonso is a really pleasant young man whose charm and easy-going approach equipped him with an ability to manage the vastly different levels of cycling strength and desired outcomes within our small group. We always made it to the various destinations fairly intact and in good humour, despite Alfonso having to reschedule lunch stops if we had taken longer than anticipated getting to a scheduled restaurant! Mention should also be made of our “support driver” José whose cheerful friendly approach was welcome when he and the van popped up at certain points on the route with water and snacks to be freely dispensed. He was most encouraging and was also helpful in sorting out any bike-related issues

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you are really only an occasional leisure cyclist do pay attention to the training plan that is sent out by Exodus. It can appear rather daunting but even if you don’t totally replicate it in your own “training”, take the ideas from it and adapt it to your own needs. It’s certainly worth it, as the mileage and amount of climbing is front-loaded at the beginning of the week and you want to be able to enjoy the whole week.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The itinerary takes you through some wonderful quiet Mallorcan countryside along routes and through villages which would normally be off the “tourist agenda”: superb. The hotels were generally excellent and comfortable with perfectly adequate breakfasts to help you on your way. We were fortunate in only having a small group making cycling together along the way and descending upon cafes and restaurants more manageable than if we were a full party. Obviously Exodus could not continue with such numbers but it was certainly a bonus for our trip.
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Catherine Pimm

    Bikes too heavy

    The new Bergamot bicycles were extremely heavy which made the climbs very difficult. Within 2days my neck and shoulders were in pain. A road bike would not be appropriate because of the road conditions but the bikes in Sardinia and Puglia were much easier to ride. The guide was wonderful and the accommodations great.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Riding all the way to the lighthouse early morning before traffic was awesome but a real challenge on those heavy bikes.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader was wonderful.
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Frank King

    Nice place shame about the bikes

    Quite a well put together trip. Mallorca is a very pretty island and well worth a visit.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Making it to the top of the climbs on the Bergamont Clunker.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alberto was friendly and competent. Danny the driver was very helpful.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    It is supposed to be a cycling trip and if you like cycling my advice is don't accept the hire bikes. The ones we had were not those advertised in the trip notes. Exodus has been informed and they have advised me that they will change the bikes from Giant Roam to Bergamont 3.0. They are more suitable to do your shopping on than cycle nearly 200 miles with approx 11,000 feet of climbing. Take the rebate of £90 and arrange the hire of a much more comfortable and suitable bike. There are many companies in Mallorca that will do this for you and it will cost less than the rebate saving approx £30 per person. This will go towards the expense of eating and drinking. Take at least £100 more than recommended in the trip notes. Although it is a little difficult try and find local cafe's/restaurants that serve local dishes. Less expensive.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Fortunately we only had one occasion on the last day for an injured member of the group to hitch a lift in the support van. It was too small for any more.
  • Reviewed May 2018
    Frances Wilson


    An excellent route through parts of Majorca that most tourists never visit. Three hotels of a very high standard, two with outdoor swimming pools. The third, in the centre of Alcudia, was handy for the old town although a 20 minute urban walk from the beach. The food was of a high standard throughout and as a non-meat eater, I enjoyed some excellent fish and vegetarian dishes. There were two long days at the beginning but nothing that is not grade 3. I was impressed by the patient way that car drivers treated us on the narrow roads.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The day at Formentor - wonderful views and a real sense of achievement

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alberto kept everything going smoothly without appearing in the least bit hassled. Very good English and able to communicate on a social as well as organisational level.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you want to see the 'real' Majorca this is the trip for you.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    There were 16 in the group but 7 had locally hired drop handlebar road bikes while the rest of us were on the hybrid bikes provided by Exodus. This immediately separated the group into 2 as those on the road bikes were much faster than us particularly on the climbs. I feel this type of situation should be avoided as the group was often strung out over long distances which was very difficult for the leader to control.
  • Reviewed September 2017
    Simon Wilkins

    Cycle Mallorca

    Cycle Mallorca is a really special trip which allows you to get to see a great variety of the beautiful landscapes of the island along mainly quiet roads and also has a good range of rides through the week and the opportunity - for those who want to - to do longer or more challenging rides. The ride was excellently led by the friendly and knowledgeable Alfonso and really well supported by Manu.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There were many: arriving at San Salvador Monastery after a long, winding climb and being rewarded with island-wide views, the serene ride from along a traffic-free road between Sa Rapita and Campos, the absolutely fantastic ride early in the morning up to and back from Cap Formentor along great roads with stunning views all the way, the walk up to Castel D'Alaro (optional) from Alaro, being able to experience the quietness and beauty of the island away from the crowds.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alfonso was friendly and helpful and led the group expertly. We were his biggest cycle group to date and he kept us safe through the week. He made it possible - with the support person Manu's help - for those of us who wanted to take the longer or more challenging options - to do so. Alfonso and Manu both had great senses of humour and the group had some great laughs along the way. Alfonso was also passionate about the island and its people and ensuring that we got the best out of the week's cycling. Manu provided excellent support - providing water regularly and also some light snacks at just the right times when we'd done some climbing and extra energy was required. Although very sociable, Alfonso and Manu only joined us for an evening meal on the first and last night of the trip (generally our cycling guides would join us for all but one evening) and this may have been that the locations generally were not big enough to have restaurants big enough to cater for all the 16 people in the group plus the leader and support. However, because quite a few of the group already knew each other it did allow the flexibility for smaller groups to make their own decisions about evening meals . Although we suggested a picnic on one or two days would have been nice (again, we have done this on a some trips before) this wasn't taken up.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take the usual cycling kit: padded shorts, sunglasses, helmet, gloves and an extra layer plus a light waterproof (there was heavy rain the night before we started the trip). Don't forget sunblock and some spare water as you're out all day - and possibly an energy bar just in case. The tip is classed as moderate but if you're only an occasional cyclist you might want to get a few more cycle rides in prior to the trip to fully enjoy all the rides on offer (San Salvador Monastery and Cap Formentor are really great rides and well worth the effort). If you get time, the walk up from Alaro to Castel D'Alaro is really stunning - but you'll need 3 to 4 hours to do it comfortably.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Cycle Mallorca lets you see the most quiet and beautiful parts of this busy island and has made me want to go back and cycle there again.
  • Reviewed September 2017
    Sharon Donaghy

    Cycle Mallorca

    A great week of cycling rural roads. We got to swim in the sea, cycle up challenging hills occasionally, visit Palma, Alcudia and Pollenca for the shops and cafes. Our leader Alfonso Gallego was effortlessly organised and knew the routes very well. We did wine tasting, went down an enormous cave and ate some fabulous food. The hotel rooms were enormous and we stayed in places away from the seething tourist traps for which Mallorca is known.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Cycling to the lighthouse at the end of Cap Formentor, along a stunning peninsula with hills and sea and amazing views. One of the best cylcle rides I ever did. You need the hill legs for it though, so Alfonso gave the group options. Only those that wanted to do it did it.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alfonso Gallego was very organised in a way that you don't notice the organisation. His knowledge of the route and the history of Mallorca was very good. His chat was interesting too. He was adept at managing our large group of 16 without losing anyone or making anyone feel held back or too hurried.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Do the Cap Formentor ride if you can. the views are amazing. Do the wine tasting. It is worth the 10 euros.
  • Reviewed May 2017
    Patrick Smith

    memorable mallorca

    I felt that we saw the whole island not just a corner. There is variety in the landscape and we saw that. Such a lot of quiet country lanes!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Although still suffering a cold, making breathing and ascending hills a challenge for me, the panoramic views from San Salvador were exceptional.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Javier was very good/ positive and this being the first trip he was very wary at intersections and always put our safety first. It must have been quite stressful for him, easier next time perhaps. Should also mention Alphonso in the truck because he adds to the Exodus input so much.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I don't think I would want to go in July or August. Temperatures in May ideal.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    If possible I would put the toughest days in the middle of the trip rather than at the beginning.

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An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.


What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.


2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.


3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.


 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 


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