Mallorca - Spring Cycling Camp 2019
- Flights not included but can be arranged upon request
- Half-board accommodation – breakfast and dinner*
- Return transfers from the airport with your bike (prices displayed separately per person when booking)**
- Choice of guided rides each day
- *The Mallorcan Tourist Tax is not included in our prices and is payable directly to the hotel on arrival. It was €3 per night for 4* hotels in 2018.
**Please note that we reserve the right to use the shuttle service for flight arrivals and departures scheduled to arrive/depart between 10pm and 9am. If this is not possible or you would prefer a private transfer, there will be a £80 per person surcharge per transfer during these hours.
The spring camp will be based in Puerto Pollensa in the north of Mallorca from 15 February to 12 May 2019. We will again be using the Playa Mar and Mar Senses hotels, luxury spa aparthotels that we have used for several years now with excellent feedback.
Arrival and departure dates are completely flexible and you can join us for as many or as few days as you like. Typically riders come for around 7-10 days but some come just for a long weekend and many stay as long as 3 weeks or more.
Our camp is based out of Puerto Pollensa in the spring, with a choice of two 4* hotels – the Playa Mar and Mar Senses. The Playa Mar is available from the 15th February, the Mar Senses from 1st April (to be confirmed).
The Playa Mar and Mar Senses are about 800m apart, and both have a wide range of excellent food. Vegetarian and vegan options are available at both hotels.
The Playa Mar is our main base – it is the bigger of the two hotels, it is family-friendly, our staff typically stay there, and our hire bikes and bike room are there. It also has an excellent spa and rides usually leave from the Playa Mar.
The Mar Senses is a quieter, smaller hotel, it is more central than the Playa Mar and is adult-only.
If this is your first time with us and you want to meet people and be more fully involved in the camp, we would recommend you book the Playa Mar. The Mar Senses is more suitable for a more private, quieter holiday either on your own or with a group. In May we would recommend staying at the Mar Senses as the majority of our customers stay there that month.
The Playa Mar and Mar Senses are aparthotels which means that the rooms are small apartments – each has a bedroom with twin beds, a bathroom, and a living area with sofa, TV, fridge, microwave, kettle and a double bed. It is therefore possible for up to 3 people to share an apartment, and if two people share, they have the option of sleeping in separate rooms.
Our popular fleet of hire bikes will be available again in 2019, at some great prices.
The number of rides available each day varies depending on the number of cyclists, but typically includes at least a fast, intermediate and slower ride.
The faster groups tend to average 80-100 miles per day at 19-21 mph, and the vast majority of rides will include a cafe stop.
The intermediate groups usually do 60-80 miles per day (with at least one cafe stop) while the slightly shorter rides provide a more relaxed option covering 50-60 miles a day with a couple of cafe stops.
For those that have been before, you’ll know that we tend to stick to the fantastic back roads where we can, enabling you to really get the feel for Mallorca whilst improving your fitness and condition.
Riders are free to choose whichever group they think suits their fitness and ability – and you can change groups daily if you wish. On some days the groups will meet at a cafe for lunch, giving you the option to go out with one group and then return to the hotel with another.
If there is something that you would like to do to fit in with a particular training programme, we will do our best to accommodate this, although obviously it will not always be possible.
Please think carefully about the group you choose to go out with as it can often be longer and more difficult than you expect. We reserve the right to ask you to turn back if we feel you are not fit or capable enough to ride with the group you choose.
We always wait for people who puncture, however so as not to slow the rides down we do expect people to have their bikes in good working order with good tyres, two spare inner tubes and a pump that works.
Calendar permitting, we can also arrange for people to race in local races. These races are usually very international affairs and multi-category from junior to 1st category.All offers and pricing are subject to change and availability and are correct at time of print. Operators terms and conditions apply.