Mallorca 3 day Alcudia Challenge Picture 1
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Next departure:  Label

Best Time of Year: Feb - October

Max alt:  950

Dist:  385

Min age:  16

Duration:  4

Mallorca 3 Day Alcudia Challenge

Bike Adventure

Based in the Port town of Alcudia this trip offers the very best in Mallorca cycling. Take on the mighty Sa Calobra and Puig Major climbs. Three routes to showcase the cycling mecca that is Mallorca. Quite simply, this ride is the perfect blend of sublime roads, stunning scenery and great weather. Come and Ride the Island. With some wonderfully smooth and fast riding, this is riding nirvana - just the best cycling available - anywhere!


Our rides will take you on sublime coastal coastal roads, beautiful back country lanes dappled in Mediterranean Sunshine, with citrus fruits overhanging as we pedal, and of course, the most fantastic and challenging climbs on the island. If you need your ride to be perfect, and you want to get out and ride, and leave everything else to us, then look no further. Our leaders will ensure that your every wish and requirement is catered for. This is a very special ride - prepare to enjoy. 

 

 


 


Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly from UK to Palma. Transfer to Port de Pollenca to join bicycles, We set out in the afternoon heading inland via Porto Cristo to Manacor and onto Sa Pobla before returning to Alcudia and our hotel 115km

Day 2 - Ride - Here we go - into some of the most thrilling cycling terrain in Europe. The winding apshalt of the Mallorca Tramuntana mountains promise to entertain as well as test you - today we ride the Col de Femenia, the spectaular 'Sa Calobra', often the highlight of most cyclists visiting Mallorca... and finally the Puig Major climb, before we drift back down hill to Alcudia 140km

Day 3 - We head west and inland towards Campanet and onto Selva before we take on the major climb of the day via Lluc before dropping down to Pollenca town and the optional Cap Formenta climb to the lighthouse overlooking Port de Pollenca (time permitting)100km. Here we drop off bikes and transfer to Palma for return flight to the UK.

 


Accommodation

Good quality 3 star comfortable hotel accommodation, based on twin sharing, bed and breakfast basis.

 

What is a Level 3.5 Cycling Challenge Like?

These challenge rides are either longer, with more ascent, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 10 hours cycling. In the case of a multi day ride, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be a keen cyclist for these events, and to enjoy training, and to ride regularly. If the ride is outside the EU, it is likely to be easier in terms of the physical riding, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to more basic living conditions (in the case of Asia / Africa especially)

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Bike Ride’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing long rides in the countryside - 6 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - with some serious cycle training. Your typical comfortable cycling speed will be at least 22-24 km/hr, and you should be able to cycle at high speed for up to 1 hour or 25 km. You may also be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (ie sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - however cycling is the best preparation (obviously!)

 

Insurance Details

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Included In Trip

Experienced Cycle Leader(s), Full Vehicle Support and Driver/Mechanic, Baggage Transfer, Challenge Pack, Hotel accommodation (3 nights) inc Breakfast - good quality 3 star accommodation, Pre Event Cycle Event Hotline, Dinner Reservations, Refreshments & Snacks on board support vehicle.

 

Excluded From Trip

Flights to and from start and end of the ride, lunches and evening meals, personal travel insurance.

Bike Hire - high quality carbon fibre bikes to eat up those miles - please call for details. Cannondales, Treks, Cervelos all avaoilable in full range of sizes, and with Ultegra/Dura Ace or even Di2. Prices vary from £23 per day to £32 subject to spec

 

Equipment Required

Bike Items
Road Bike / Hybrid Bike / Mountain Bike (with Touring Tyres) - please call us for guidance on type of bike on a trip by trip basis
Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Cycling Gloves, Bike Lock, Neck Scarf
Small Rucksack (or small pannier)
Small Holdall (for overnight gear)
Bike rack for rear pannier
Lamps (front and rear, head torch can be worn)
Under Saddle Pouch (recommended - can be used to carry asterik* items)
Duck Tape (small folded piece off the reel)*
Puncture Repair Kit*
Cable Ties*
Bell or Horn on your bike - Louder the better!
2 x Inner Tubes*
Brake Blocks*
Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Cleaning Rag*
Oil/Lube*
Spare parts for your bike (spokes, and other specialist parts for your bike)
Oil/Lube Brush (Toothbrush)*
Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Helmet (compulsory)
Cycle Box / Case / Cardboard Box for Transportation (not the huge rigid boxes on point to point rides please!)
Parcel Tape if required to re-box your bike
Spare Tyre

Medikit
Suncream, Plasters, Vaseline
Insect Repellant, Rehydration Salts
Painkillers, Sunbloc

Washkit
Pack Towel (lifesystems recommended), Soap (small bar)
Shampoo (not a full size bottle!)
Toothbrush, Toothpaste

Warm Clothing
Medium Weight Fleece, Lightweight Gloves, Fleece Hat

Cycle / Overnight Clothing
Lycra Cycling Shorts, Cotton Shorts
Long Cycling Trousers (Tights/Tracksuit Bottoms)
Cotton T-Shirts for evening
Short Sleeve Cycling T-Shirts (Dryflo type material) or Cycle Top with rear pockets
Long Sleeve T-Shirt - preferably white for hot sunny destinations
Cycling Shoes (approach shoes suitable)
Sandals / Spare Shoes for after ride
Underwear
1 Set Casual Evening Wear
1 Pair Cotton Trousers

Waterproof Clothing
1 Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (gore-tex, e-vent) - comfortable to cycle in
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Camera, Memory Card
Toilet Roll, Spare Lace
Travel Documents
Visa's (if applicable)
Travel Insurance (compulsory)
Passport

Wallet, Money Belt, Credit Cards, Cash, Local Currency
Sunglasses, Mobile Phone, Penknife
Snacks for Cycling Days (dried fruits, nuts, flapjacks, cereal bars etc)
Sleeping Bag / Silk Liner (please check this on a trip by trip basis - it may be required)

Specialist Items for Long Haul Trips
Mosquito Nets, Specialist Medication (AntiMalaria)
Water Purification Kit, Immodium, Sewing Kit

Important
Make sure you do not ‘over pack’ - bring only what is essential for the trip

A final kit list will be provided in your ‘Final Joining Instructions’ pre-departure

 

Weather

Generally we can expect mild, warm and sunny weather but be prepared for some wetness if we are unlucky (unlikely!).

 

Notes on Cycling Events

This is our standard range of Cycling Challenges in the UK, Europe and further afield. However, we offer completely tailormade itineraries to your specification. Call us to discuss! Please note that for overseas point to point cycling challenges we can transport soft cases for bike transport - but not hard cases, due to space limitations on board our support vehicles. On all our cycling events, please pack sensibly and bring a reasonably sized soft holdall type bag.

 

Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


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