44|5’s Custom Mallorca Cycling Tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
Note: HighRoad Mallorca is a custom tour for ready-made groups. If you have a minimum of 6 riders, contact us and make it private!
Mallorca: Cycling Nirvana
There is a reason why many pro cycling teams use Mallorca as an early-season training base. The roads are beautifully surfaced, the weather is fantastic, and the variety of potential cycling routes is unlimited. 44|5’s HighRoad Mallorca Tour combines the best of Mallorcan cycling with our exceptional client service to offer you challenging riding, unique, high-standard accommodation and delicious local dining options. Your week on the island will be filled with memorable experiences on and off the bike.
Unlike mass-market hotel tours, we have deliberately kept this tour to a maximum of 10 people, and have sought out a singular setting for your stay. This allows us to provide the highest quality service, and special extras like after-ride massages, full-time food and drinks bar, as well as cultural excursions, all set in a private environment around a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Your tour is based in Sineu, Central Mallorca, in a century-old traditional villa that is the perfect cycling base camp. You’ll feel right at home, with plenty of comfortable indoor and outdoor space for unwinding and putting your feet up after the day’s ride is over. Located in the heart of village, the villa has easy access to Sineu’s many cafes, restaurants and shops.
With climbing in mind, our route choices for your HighRoad Mallorca Tour will understandably take us through the rugged Tramuntana Mountains to indulge in famous climbs like Sa Calobra and feast on inspiring coastal views. But we’ll also take advantage of our location to explore some lesser known, but no less remarkable, local routes used mainly by riders who live on the island. And if you’re craving more, our resident guide and liaison may also share some of his Mallorca cycling secrets with us!
Your HighRoad Mallorca includes everything you’d expect from a high-standard week-ling tour, including expert guides, catered meals in the villa prepared by a local chef, good-quality rental bikes, 2 massages per rider at the villa and afternoon tourism activities. Our HighRoad Mallorca tour is also limited to 10 riders. With 3 guides you are ensured personal and professional service. Check below for a full list of inclusions.
- Double occupancy: €2150
- Single supplement: €300
- (Deposit: €500 per person)
Accommodation and Dining
- 7 nights villa accommodation
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners (mixture of catered and restaurant)
- Energy bars, gels, snacks and water on your rides
- Unlimited drinks at the villa
- Pick up and drop off – Palma airport
- All baggage transport
- 2 in-house professional massages per rider
- Optional afternoon activities, e.g. Palma visit, historic sites, beaches, winery visits
- Gerry and John to see to your needs, plus a great local guide on every ride
- Support van that will be on the road with you, offering assistance, encouragement, and food and drinks.
- 44|5 Cycling Tours jersey
- Transportation to Mallorca
- Hotels before and after your tour
- Personal expenses, such as mini-bar, telephone or souvenir purchases
- Rental Bike (we can help you find one, if needed)
Transfer to Hotel and Afternoon Ride
We will pick you up at Palma de Mallorca airport and transport you to our villa in the center of the island. After setting up your bikes, if time permits, we will take a short warm-up spin through the countryside outside Sineu. Finally, we’ll all settle in to get to know each other better and review the upcoming week over a satisfying Welcome Dinner in the village.
Local 'Shake-out' around Sineu. Approximately 70 km and 200 m of ascent.
Our first ride will shake out the cobwebs and prepare you for the climbing to come in the following days. We’ll spend the morning getting to know the area around your village of Sineu, with the afternoon filled with free time to explore the winding streets of the old village center.
Lluc-Pollenca. Approximately 85 km and 900 m of ascent.
Our first foray into the Mallorcan mountains ascends the beautiful, steady Coll de sa Batalla. After descending into the verdant Vall d’en Marc, then passing through the Medieval town of Pollença, before rolling back to Sineu.
Soller, Puig Major and Sa Calobra. Approximately 140 km and 3000 m of ascent.
Today we head deep into the mountains for a big, classic ride in the Serra Tramuntana. You will climb the three most famous ascents on the island on one epic loop.
Three Monasteries. Approximately 110 km and 1400 m of ascent.
Climbing to San Salvador and Bonany monasteries, as well as the Cura de Randa Sanctuary, this route is a perfect combination of fast flats and short, demanding climbs. It is a popular loop with local riders and the views from each hilltop are superb.
Ride: Cap Formentor. Approximately 110 km and 1500 m of ascent.
To reach the lighthouse at the end of Cap Formentor is like riding to the ends of the earth. With constant views over the sparkling Mediterranean, this tortuous road winds its way away from the mainland, rising 1000 m in the process. Both the climb and the descent are a joy to ride.
Western Serra. Approximately 70 km and 1700 m of ascent.
For our last day in paradise we transfer to the western end of the Tramuntana for a lumpy, beautiful ride along the spectacular Western Coast road. Climbs include Coll de sa Gramola, along with the many lumps and bumps along the Mediterranean.
Today we drive you back to Palma Airport for your connection home.
44|5 is proud to offer our clients a unique place to stay on the island, far away from the soul-less resorts of the coast. Our Mallorcan villa is a large family home, managed by an enthusiastic cyclist. It is perfectly situate for hitting all corners of the island and steps from the heart of a traditional village.
44|5’s exclusive villa in the center of the island is a perfect base for a cycling adventure. Located in the heart of the historic village of Sineu, this elegant house is a fine example of Mallorcan architecture. Built by our host’s great-grandfather in 1932, this is an outstanding home that has been maintained with many of its original features.
This house combines the traditional feel with modern conveniences, a swimming pool, plenty of outdoor space, large multi-purpose garage for your bikes, and work bench and cleaning area, solar water heating system and a Mediterranean herb garden and orchard.
You can rest assured that you’ll have plenty of vertical miles in the legs at the end of your HighRoad tour in Mallorca. Below is a list of the major climbs we’ll be doing.
Sa Calobra, the most famous climb on the island, is one of the most amazing roads we are sure you will ever ride. This climb is hard and the descent is spectacular, but the scenery is what makes this so special
The climb is 9.5 km long, with an elevation gain of 670 meters.
This is biggest climb in Mallorca, but not the toughest. The road up from Soller rises relatively gently and the surface is as smooth as a billiard table. The views from the entrance to the tunnel, at top, are pretty hard to beat, too.
The climb is 14 km long, with an elevation gain of 820 meters.
The climb is 7.3 km long, with an elevation gain of 417 meters.
This climb is one that you can really power up because the gradient never gets much higher than 5%. Nice views on the way up.
The climb is 7.8 km long, with an elevation gain of 380 meters.
One of the climbs you’ll be doing on the ‘3 Monasteries Loop’, this short climb is topped by a monastery and cafe, with excellent views back over the plains.
The climb is 4.6 km long, with an elevation gain of 240 meters.
Tougher than Puig de Randa, this is the 2nd of your ‘3 Monasteries’.
The climb is 4.6 km long, with an elevation gain of 337 meters.