Mallorca Round the Island Challenge Picture 1
Mallorca Round the Island Challenge Picture 1

Next departure:  Please Call for Details

Best Time of Year: February - October

Max alt:  885m

Dist:  355km

Min age:  18

Duration:  4

Cycle Mallorca Round the Island

Bike Adventure

This ride is the perfect blend of sublime roads, stunning scenery and great weather. Come and ride Europe's cycling Mecca this year. You will cycle for three days along a beautiful, smooth and fast route, as well as having awesome overnight facilities and the tastiest local cuisine!


We’ll greet you at Palma Airport and transfer you to our recommended Palma hotel. We will set up our hire bikes here before a beachfront lunch. After lunch we’ll hit the road with a warm up 60km ride to the Cala D’or area.


Our ride ramps up on day 2 with 140km ahead of us. But don’t fear, the peninsula ride to Cap Formentor at the end of the day is optional – although regarded as one of Europe’s best cycling roads!


The only way is up on day 3 as we head over the Puig Major to the postcard town of Port Soller, with an option to take on the infamous Sa Calobra climb. Our hotel is by the beach; an ideal chance to rest the legs after a tough day in the mountains.


Our final day can be amended to suit your group and your departure flight arrangements, either way we’ll cycle the north-western coast of the Island before travelling back to Playa de Palma, where we will either check in to our hotel or arrange for transfers to Palma Airport.




Day 1 - Fly from UK to Palma. Playa de Palma – Cala d’Or

Once we have you set up on your bike we’ll depart Playa de Palma for Cala d’Or starting along the beachfront but soon finding ourselves on quiet lanes. We’ll stop for an afternoon coffee in Ses Salines before arriving at our coastal accommodation

Day 2 - Cala d’Or – Port de Pollenca

 Leaving Cala d’Or we will head for coffee in Porto Cristo, from here we will head to lunch in Capdepera beneath the Castell. After lunch we’ll blast towards Port Pollenca, where  we have an option to ride the epic Cap Formentor Peninsula, or get into a bar for early refreshments.

Day 3 - Port de Pollenca – Port de Soller

 We start climbing into the Tramuntana mountains on day 3. We’ll all head up and over the Puig Major, stopping for a simple lunch at the divert to Sa Calobra. For those with energy left in the legs we can’t recommend the iconic Sa Collabra enough. Either way from Lunch we still have a little way to climb before descending to the postcard perfect Port Soller.

Day 4 - Port de Soller – Playa de Palma

We have several route options dependant on your departure arrangements. Our preference is to complete our longer route which explores the Western coasts of the Island before returning to a Palma hotel for beachside celebrations – alternatively the route can be shortened to allow for evening flight departures 

Port de Soller – Playa de Palma

We have several route options dependant on your departure arrangements. Our preference is to complete our longer route which explores the Western coasts of the Island before returning to a Palma hotel for beachside celebrations – alternatively the route can be shortened to allow for evening flight departures


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!)


Medical Issues

If you have any serious medical condition - you MUST check your suitability to participate, with your GP. Please ask the office at Adventure Cafe if you in any doubt - 01823 444 246


Special Notes

On booking this adventure you are signing up for the ride, the leadership, and the support of an experienced and helpful crew - who will endeavour to lead you safely and reliably. You will have an an experienced cycling leader, as well as an experienced support driver / bike mechanic and First Aider. It is very important that you are at a suitable (as specified) fitness level - as a very wide spread of fitness levels is difficult to manage on the road safely and smoothly. In the case of someone being well below the correct fitness level, they may be asked to jump in the vehicle - in order that overall the team is well supported.


Included In Trip


Pre event planning & communications
Inbound Palma airport transfer

  (based on recommended flight times)

3 or 4 nights hotel accommodation

  (Twin Share breakfast included)

(Cala d’Or, Port de Pollenca, Port de Soller)

(Playa de Palma – optional 4th Night)


Support vehicle & driver
Ride leader
Ride snacks

  (Bananas & Bars)

Palma return airport transfer

  (based on recommended flight times)



Excluded From Trip



Single room supplement

  (3 Nights: Estimate £360)

Bike hire –

  (highly recommended available from £120)


  (picnic style or café set menu)


  (set menu)

Extra night

  Pre event (Playa de Palma)

  Post event (Playa de Palma)



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

Event Location

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Mallorca Round the Island Challenge Picture 2

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Our Challengers Said...
A huge thank you to you and your team for a fabulously supported event
Kate   03-Jun-2016
Just a quick thanks for an amazing cycling trip. Paul and I had a great time
Geoff   30-Jun-2016
thank you for the stellar few days - you and your team did a phenomenal job!
Richard   30-Jun-2016
this one certainly comes out top of the pile
Phill C   16-Apr-2015
That was no.7 of adventure cafe trips for me
Richard H   18-Oct-2017