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Tour description


Best of Spain - Mallorca + Girona

» Spain Cycling Camp

SGD3590

10Days

700km


Description

A Cycling Classic that Every Cyclist Must Visit!

WHY CYCLE IN MALLORCA 

Mallorca & Girona are the meccas of cycling in southern Spain.
(Our other cycling mecca trip to Italy: Mamma Mia! ItalStelvio + Dolomitis)
 
Think cool weather (Oct-Apr) most of the year, smooth tarmacs, consistent gradients, challenging yet doable climbs, great accommodation & food.
(our trips avoid the peak tourist season from Spring in Apr through to Autumn in Oct).

Mallorca & Girona have no less than 14-16 fantastic climbs and routes to ride.  Here at SCT, we have done extensive research work to shortlist the 6 Best Routes into our 10-day tour. 
You Don't Want to Miss This!

EAT, SLEEP, CYCLE GIRONA

When you mention Girona, you have already set yourself apart from the masses.
You have shown that you know about cycling and is probably an avid cyclist.

Apart from the sunny Mediterranean weather, good tarmacs and beautiful architecture, you are treading into the home of professional cyclists! 
(Girona is the base for Lance Armstrong in the 1990s, as well as many professional cyclists)

Girona's has good tarmacs, and many of the roads are quiet with cyclists-friendly drivers. It also has a pleasant weather for cycling for most of the year. The scenery is impressive and offers excellent riding conditions 

The city itself also is very cyclist-friendly, vibrant & beautiful
A medieval old town area where you find beautiful architecture with winding stairways, cobbled lanes, & thick stone walls. It is a pleasant thing to just to walk around and explore this town, even when you are not cycling.

With our specially crafted cycling program, SCT's Best of Spain Cycling - Mallorca & Girona guarantees to be "An Unforgettable Experience" for all cyclists!


Highlights

SCT BEST OF SPAIN CYCLING

+ 6 stunning rides in the most popular cycling regions of Spain

+ Cycle the BEST segment of the popular Mallorca 312 sportive

+ Tackle the most famous & spectacular Sa Calobra climb

+ Carefully planned route with lunch & cafe stops to enjoy that "mediterranean-feel"

+ Spanish culture & sight-seeing Girona medieval old towns

 

Part 1 - MALLORCA (3 rides - M1,M2,M3)

1) M1 - Bay of Pollensa (with Cap de Formentor Lighthouse)

2) M2 - Puig Major Pollensa to Palma with Sa Calobra

3) M3 - Best of Mallorca 312

see drone footage of the Sa Calobra road https://youtu.be/hyeuyZMb5TE

 

Part 2 - GIRONA (3 Rides - G1, G2, G3)

4) G1 - Costa Brava coastline (via Sant Grau) Loop

5) G2 - Els Angels Loop

6) G3 - Mare de Déu del Mont Loop

> details of each ride under Tour Information


Information

BEST of Spain Cycling - Mallorca + Girona
Event Grade: 4+/5 (Very Challenging/Strenuous)
Discipline: Road tarmac / coastal undulating / some climbs 
No. of Cycle Days: 06 (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$3590/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+)
 

Includes:

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 specially created 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.

The star highlight of today’s ride is the Sa Calobra road (the snake, in Spanish).  It is 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 is 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 day in Palma to get ready for Mallorca 312 sportive route 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!


Detailed itinerary

> PART ONE - MALLORCA

Day01 - Arrive to Barcelona / Mallorca

Arrive to Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport.  Based on your international flight arrival timings, we will time to meet & greet for your 1hr domestic flight to the island of Mallorca (Airport: Palma de Mallorca).  Bike setup & own preparation.  Group welcome dinner + briefing for the upcoming rides.

Day02 - Ride M1

Day03 - Ride M2

Day04 - Ride M3

 

> PART TWO - GIRONA

Day05 -  Mallorca / Girona (transfers by flight)

Free & easy in the morning until domestic flight out from Palma Mallorca back to Barcelona.  Transfer by our vans to Girona (about 1.5hr).  Own free time to explore & walk around Girona medieval old town as we take a rest day from cycling today!  Group dinner + briefing for part 2 upcoming rides in Girona.

Day06 - Ride G1

Day07 - Ride G2

Day08 - Ride G3 

Celebration dinner & look back at your wonderful week of cycling acheivement & PBs!

Day09 -  Girona / Barcelona

Free & easy in the morning to explore the nice medival old town in Girona until checkout.  Transfer back to Barcelona.  Own free time in Barcelona.

Day10 - Departure (* or own extension)


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