April 20 - 27, 2019


Wild Rock Travel was born of a passion for riding bikes in amazing places. For the past 15 years, we have been leading groups of Canadians to some of the most iconic cycling destinations across Europe. Mallorca is where it all started for Wild Rock. 

Mallorca is a cyclist’s paradise and a poorly-kept secret of the pro’s for two reasons: before and after the summer beach season, the island and roads are quiet, and it offers a variety of roads from flat to epic climbing. The climate is dry, the temperature warm, and the Spanish people inviting.

 

RIDE HIGHLIGHTS

We’ll be riding through oceanside towns, hilltop monasteries, and ancient villages within cycling distance of where we’ll be staying just south of Alcudia. Exploring these destinations and sitting together for lunch (whether in a quaint café or a bustling restaurant) will be an important part of our daily ride.

Riding will vary by day and by interest. Each evening, our guides will share the next day’s route, which could range from 45 km of flat riding with lunch in a small café, to mountain epics of 160+ km with over 1500 meters of climbing. We design the routes around the abilities of our participants, so you’re sure to have a ride you enjoy, whether you’re a recreational, intermediate, or advanced cyclist.

Accommodations

The Viva Blue & Spa Aparthotel is located just south of Alcudia in Playa de Muro. This beautiful location overlooks the S’Albufera Natural Park and we are only a short walk from the beach and the Mediterranean. It offers comfortable and spacious apartments and a wide range of facilities perfectly suited for cyclists and triathletes, including a heated 25-metre outdoor pool with 6 lanes.

The Viva Cycling Centre is one of the most contemporary and best equipped centres in Mallorca. It also boasts a fully equipped gym for resistance training, cardio, and stretching. Post ride, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of the hot and cold tubs, saunas, and massage services in Viva Blue’s spa.

 

 

TRIP DETAILS

DEPARTURE:

Friday, April 19th (Late afternoon / evening)

Arrival and first night of accommodations: Saturday, April 20th

RETURN:

Saturday, April 27th

Last night of accommodations: Friday, April 26th

NOTES:

  • Schedule your flight to arrive at the Palma Airport (PMI) in the morning or early afternoon of Saturday, April 20th to meet your Wild Rock guides for a transfer to the Viva Sunrise Resort. This will likely mean that your flight will depart from Toronto on the evening of Friday, April 19th.

  • If you choose to arrive in Mallorca early or stay a bit later, that's great! We are happy to arrange extended accommodations for you.

  • If you’d prefer NOT to fly with your bike, we can arrange to have a performance rental bike for ready for you when you arrive for $190.

TRIP ITINERARIES

Below are three sample itineraries (Recreational, Intermediate and Advanced) that will give you an idea of the type of trip that you're in for!

One of the benefits of travelling with Wild Rock in Mallorca is that we can be, and are, very flexible with our itineraries. Considering the weather and group dynamics, we often make changes to ensure that you have the best trip possible. In the lead-up to the trip, you can expect to receive more detailed information and maps for some of our amazing rides!

Sample Recreational Itinerary

DAY 1 (ARRIVAL DAY)

Our shuttle service will pick you up at the Palma Airport (PMI) and take you to the Viva Sunrise Hotel. After checking in, get acquainted with the hotel while we assemble your bike. If you are renting a bike, we'll make sure that it fits and is setup with your saddle and pedals. Before dinner, you'll all have the chance to meet up with your guides and fellow travellers to talk about the week.

Route: Warm-up (10km time permitting).

DAY 2

Breakfast at 8 a.m., perform bike checks, and discuss the day's route before departing at 10 a.m. It always takes a little longer on the first day before everybody is ready to ride.

Route: Small country lanes to Cala Vicente and back. (45km)

DAY 3

Breakfast at 8 a.m. Rides start at 9:30 a.m. These days will likely be longer and harder as we explore farther afield.

Route: Small lanes to Campanet for lunch and return via Sa Pobla. (50km)

DAY 4

Breakfast at 8 a.m. Rides start at 9:30 a.m. These days will likely be longer and harder as we explore farther afield.

Route: Lovely loop through Muro and Santa Margalida. (55km)

DAY 5 (REST & RECOVERY DAY)

Breakfast at 9 a.m. Rides start at 10:30 a.m. We'll keep things a bit shorter and flatter today. With a few big rides under our belt and a big rider tomorrow, our legs will certainly appreciate it!

Route: Light on Ks, heavy on cafe's. Ride to the Old City of Alcudia for lunch. (20km)

DAY 6

Breakfast (in kit!) at 8 a.m., be on the shuttle bus at 8:30 a.m.

Route: Big point-to-point mountain ride from Esporales. We have a long but generally downhill and flat road home! (65km)

DAY 7

Once again, breakfast at 8 a.m., and rides start at 9:30 a.m. We will keep things slightly shorter on our last day. We'll plan to be back at the hotel in good time to allow for time to pack bikes and celebrate a great week of riding!

Route: Cap de Formentor Lookout and country lane route. (55km)

DAY 8 (DEPARTURE DAY)

Wake up early and catch the shuttle to the airport.


SAMPLE INTERMEDIATE ITINERARY

DAY 1 (ARRIVAL DAY)

Our shuttle service will pick you up at the Palma Airport (PMI) and take you to the Viva Sunrise Hotel. After checking in, get acquainted with the hotel while we assemble your bike. If you are renting a bike, we'll make sure that it fits and is setup with your saddle and peddles. Before dinner, you'll all have the chance to meet up with your guides and fellow travellers to talk about the week.

Route: Warm-up (20-50km time permitting).

DAY 2

Breakfast at 8 a.m., perform bike checks, and discuss the day's route before departing at 10 a.m. It always takes a little longer on the first day before everybody is ready to ride.

Route: Mountain ride featuring Santuari de Lluc, Pollenca. (75km)

DAY 3

Breakfast at 8 a.m. Rides start at 9:30 a.m. These days will likely be longer and harder as we explore farther afield.

Route: Flattish ride featuring Bon Any Sanctuary Climb and lunch in Petra. (90km)

DAY 4

Breakfast at 8 a.m. Rides start at 9:30 a.m. These days will likely be longer and harder as we explore farther afield.

Route: Interior ride through ancient towns and hill-top monasteries.  (80km)

DAY 5 (REST & RECOVERY DAY)

Breakfast at 9 a.m. Rides start at 10:30 a.m. We'll keep things a bit shorter and flatter today. With a few big rides under our belt and a big rider tomorrow, our legs will certainly appreciate it!

Route: Light on Ks, heavy on cafe's. (45km)

DAY 6

Breakfast (in kit!) at 8 a.m., be on the shuttle bus at 8:30 a.m.

Route: Big point-to-point mountain ride from Esporales through Andratx and Valldemossa, where we descend and ride the flats home. (80km)

DAY 7

Once again, breakfast at 8 a.m., and rides start at 9:30 a.m. We will keep things slightly shorter on our last day. We'll plan to be back at the hotel in good time to allow for time to pack bikes and celebrate a great week of riding!

Route: Cap de Formentor. (65km)

DAY 8 (DEPARTURE DAY)

Wake up early and catch the shuttle to the airport.


Sample ADVANCED Itinerary

DAY 1 (ARRIVAL DAY)

Our shuttle service will pick you up at the Palma Airport (PMI) and take you to the Viva Sunrise Hotel. After checking in, get acquainted with the hotel while we assemble your bike. If you are renting a bike, we'll make sure that it fits and is setup with your saddle and peddles. Before dinner, you'll all have the chance to meet up with your guides and fellow travellers to talk about the week.

Route: Warm-up (20-50km time permitting).

DAY 2

Breakfast at 8 a.m., perform bike checks, and discuss the day's route before departing at 10 a.m. It always takes a little longer on the first day before everybody is ready to ride.

Route: Mountain ride featuring Santuari de Lluc, Sa Calobra and Pollenca. (130km)

DAY 3

Breakfast at 8 a.m. Rides start at 9:30 a.m. These days will likely be longer and harder as we explore farther afield.

Route: Mountain ride featuring Puig Major, Mini-Alpe D’Huez and Orient. (140km)

DAY 4

Breakfast at 8 a.m. Rides start at 9:30 a.m. These days will likely be longer and harder as we explore farther afield.

Route: Interior ride through ancient towns and hill-top monasteries.  (140km)

DAY 5 (REST & RECOVERY DAY)

Breakfast at 9 a.m. Rides start at 10:30 a.m. We'll keep things a bit shorter and flatter today. With a few big rides under our belt and a big rider tomorrow, our legs will certainly appreciate it!

Route: Light on Ks, heavy on cafe's. (60km)

DAY 6

Breakfast (in kit!) at 8 a.m., be on the shuttle bus at 8:30 a.m.

Route: Big point-to-point mountain ride from Esporales through Andratx, Valldemossa, Soller and over the other side of Puig Major. (180km)

DAY 7

Once again, breakfast at 8 a.m., and rides start at 9:30 a.m. We will keep things slightly shorter on our last day. We'll plan to be back at the hotel in good time to allow for time to pack bikes and celebrate a great week of riding!

Route: Cap de Formentor (60-100km)

DAY 8 (DEPARTURE DAY)

Wake up early and catch the shuttle to the airport.

 

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INCLUDED

  • 7 nights of accommodation (double and single occupancy available)

  • Breakfasts and dinners. 

  • Shuttle between the hotel and the Palma airport on travel days (April 20th & 27th)

  • Daily Guide Support

  • Routes selected, designed and guided by Wild Rock Travel guides

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare to and from Mallorca, Spain.

  • Alcohol.

  • Lunches - we believe that eating lunches out at cafés and restaurants during a ride is a unique and important part of the european cycling experience. Bring some euros to buy your café au lait and a lunch that suits your fancy.

  • Cycling specific nutrition - we will provide some fruit and snacks for riding, however we recommend that you bring the gels and drink or electrolyte mix that you’re used to using at home.

  • Additional food between meals

  • Rental bike (if not travelling with personal bicycle)

  • Transportation to and from Pearson International