Mallorca 3 Day Basecamp Ride Picture 1
Mallorca 3 Day Basecamp Ride Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: Feb - October

Max alt:  950

Dist:  385

Min age:  18

Duration:  3

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!


We’ll greet you at Palma Airport and transfer you to our recommended hotel near to Port Pollenca. This hotel will be home for the next 4 nights, we will set up our hire bikes on arrival, before a fantastic evening meal on the Beachfront. 


Our first day heads south towards Can Picafort before returning to Pollenca, there’s a very special end to the day with an optional ride out to the lighthouse at Cap Formentor. A must do for any cyclist visiting Mallorca. 


We’ll explore the central part of the Island on day 2 heading through Inca and back, with extension riders heading all the way to Orient and the Col d’Honor.


Finally we have our mountain day, all riders will climb up to Lluc, with those still with juice in their legs, we’ll continue up and down arguably the best cycling climb in the world, Sa Calobra. It’s a mighty descent back to Port Pollenca and our final evening meal.


Transfers back to Palma are available on Sunday evening or Monday morning.






Day 1 - Can Picafort Loop – Direct


We’ll head south along the coastal road to Can Picfort before heading inland towards Sa Pobla. We’ll encounter the foothills of Tramuntana mountains as we return to Port Pollenca. From here you can either chill in the hotel (66km total) or continue to Cap Formentor, one of our favourite roads in the World!

Approx 108km / 1700m+

 Can Picafort Loop – Extension


The extension will continue beyond Can Picafort heading inland to Sineu before rejoining the diurect route near to Sa Pobla


Approx 125km / 1700m+

Day 2 - Inca Loop – Direct


Our day will be spent in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains, and the central part of the Island around Inca, but don’t fear we’ll climb to a maximum elevation of only 250metres. 


Approx 90km / 900m+

Inca Loop – Extended


Todays extension will head beyond Lloseta and up the winding road to the Col ‘d’Honor sitting at 560metres above sea level. We’ll then drop back down and rejoin the direct route in Inca 



Approx 118km / 1500m+

Day 3 - Lluc Loop - Direct


No ride in Mallorca is complete without taking on the infamous Tramuntana mountains. Our direct route will climb up to the small village of Lluc  before descending to Campanet before continuing back to the coast


Approx 108km / 1700m+


Lluc Loop - Extension


Our extension routye will continue beyon Lluc to the Sa Calobra turn off. From here its down to the coast and straight back up on arguably the worlds best cycling climb. Then its just a case of heading downhill back to our hotel and final nights meal


Approx 105km / 2200m+



Route Map


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!)


Included In Trip


Pre event planning & communications
Inbound Palma Airport transfer

  (based on recommended flight times)

4 nights hotel accommodation

  (Twin Share breakfast included)

  (Port de Pollenca)

Support vehicle & driver
Ride leader
Ride Snacks

  (Bananas & Bars)

Palma return airport transfer

  (based on recommended flight times)




Excluded From Trip


Single room supplement

  (Estimate £300)

Bike hire – highly recommended

  (Excellent quality bikes available locally)

Extra night



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*
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

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

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
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

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

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

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



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. To participate in an overseas Adventure Cafe challenge - you must carry Travel Insurance (to be for the activity you are participating in, and to include repatriation to the UK). Please also note that you should have a good level of cycling experience and be competent to handle your bike. We ride on roads shared with other vehicles - and you need to be able to deal with this safely.


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

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

£Price on application



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

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