IN A NUTSHELL : BEST of Spain Cycling - Mallorca + Girona
Event Grade: 4+/5 (Enthusiasts/Strenuous)
Discipline: Road tarmac / coastal undulating / some climbs
No. of Cycle Days: 08 (3 in Mallorca island, 3 in Girona)
Cycle Distance: est. 700km
Total Climb: in excess of 10,000m (full-support with van included)
10D Land Cost: S$3490/pax (twin-share) Full-Support Cycling in Spain!
Single sup: S$520
(FYI, average price for 10D Full-support cycling in Europe is S$4000+)
* Early-birds: $3390 ($100 disc, book before 30Sep)
1) 9 nights hotel accommodation
2) Half-board: 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners
3) All airport transfers to hotel
4) All land transfers in Mallorca & Girona
5) Very Experienced tour leader/cycle guide
6) 1 SSV (Support Sweeper Vehicle) during rides
7) Entrance fees & local taxes at specific sight-seeing spots
8) Detailed Pre-Departure Briefing & Trip Preparation
>>>>> TRIP REGISTRATION <<<<<
1) Make an online Pre-Trip Booking of $50 (as deposit)via secured payment gateway Paypal/Stripe.
2) State the Tour, Your Name & Contact details (mobile & email)
3) We will get in touch with you within 3 business days (what's next, other details, balance payment etc)
6 EPIC Rides Awaits You!
Ride 1 - M1: Cap de Formentor
Difficulty: * * * (Challenging)
This ride is relatively short, but it's very sweet.
We love it because the scenery is stunningly beautiful.
It starts with probably the most popular road on the island: Cap de Formentor (as in the event photo).
Our M1 route brings you to the most beautiful vistas Mallorca has to offer. Think Lands End, with stunning scenery and outstanding natural beauty at the most northern tip of Mallorca, a visit to Cap de Formentor is a must.
Ride 2 - M2: Puig Major Pollensa to Palma
Difficulty * * * * (Strenuous)
We have to admit this is a tough ride with some serious climbs.
But if you’ve got the legs, it will reward you by showing you some of the northern Serra Tramuntana’s best climbs: Coll d’Orient, Coll d’Honor, Coll de Sóller and Puig Major.
Here, you get quiet roads winding along mountain splendour and you will bring home memories that last a lifetime.
* What's More? Optional detour to Sa Calobra, the most Famous, Spectacular and arguably Toughest cycling climb in Mallorca, ascending 670m over 10km
Sheer limestone cliffs faces reach down to the turquoise sea. Weaving through moon-like landscape, it's mother-nature work of art at her best!
The Sa Calobra climb is one of the most picturesque routes in Europe.
Besides a pair of strong legs, you need mental toughness since you get to enjoy all the downhill to the turquoise sea, before you ride back up!
We will end the ride in Palma for our Mallorca 312 the next day.
Ride 3 - M3: Best of Mallorca 312
Difficulty: * * * (Challenging Strenuous)
This is the 3rd cycling route we have included for Mallorca in our Spain Cycling. An unforgettable loop of the southern Serra Tramuntana mountains. It takes in the MOST SCENIC 50-60km of the Mallorca 312, one of Europe's most popular cycling sportive.
That sums up your 3 awesome rides in Mallorca.
Now, After we are done with Mallorca, YOU ARE READY for more great rides!
We will fly you out back to Barcelona for your transfer to Girona.
Ride 4 - G1: Costa Brava coastline (via Sant Grau) Loop
Difficulty: * * * (Challenging)
This ride epitomises what cycling Costa Brava’s coastline is all about: stunning views, long gradual ascents with sweeping descents on one of the best coast roads in Girona!
The Costa Brava coastal road hosted a stage of the Tour de France back in 2009 too.
Ride 5 - G2: Els Angels Loop
Difficulty: * * (Moderate Challenging)
Els Àngels is a classic climb, as part of a popular cycling loop from Girona. This route was made famous by Armstrong: locals say he loved it for a short HIIT ride!
Imagine cycling through medieval villages, ancient churches, quiet rolling roads with pretty woodlands along the sides.
Ride 6 - G3: Mare de Déu del Mont Loop
Difficulty: * * * * (Strenuous)
This is one of the toughest loops in Girona, thanks to the notorious Mare de Déu del Mont climb. But what a beautiful climb it is: super quiet, narrow and with fabulous views over the whole region.
Like Rocacorba, the climb is a popular testing ground for the pros and with good reason: from Cabanelles it’s 18km with an average 5.4% gradient and pitches up to 14%. Top Strava times are around 50 minutes - not for the faint-hearted!
Getting to and from the climb is no hardship. It incorporates the sort of quiet, rolling countryside of which every cyclist dreams.
Mare de Déu del Mont is the undisputed highlight of this ride. It’s quiet, there are spectacular views as you get higher and you get a real sense of achievement from conquering it. The descent is fun too!