We pride ourselves on having the best selection of routes and rides on the island, and we have some great rides that our guides keep ‘up their sleeve’ ready to entertain you! To whet your appetite however, here is a brief description of some of the more well-known rides….
Valdemossa and Puig Major
The ride can be ridden clockwise or anti-clockwise from Alcudia. Clockwise we take a relatively easy route out to Santa Maria, where we will stop briefly for a coffee and top up our bottles and bars for the hard work that is about to come. On leaving Santa Maria we head north in the direction of Bunyola before heading east to pick up the 7km climb to Valdemossa. After regrouping we descend into Deia for a well-earned lunch at the workman’s café, essential for the next stage of the ride. After descending into Soller we then embark on the final third of this 150km ride. This entails the climb to the tunnel by Puig Major, the highest point the public can ride on the island. After a brief stop for photos and energy bars, it is all downhill you would think. Don’t be fooled, after a descent past the reservoirs there are some tough undulating kilometres to negotiate via the monastery at Lluc before beginning the final descent into Pollensa. Even then you will be pedalling those last few kilometres before regrouping for the wind-down back to the hotel, knowing that you have completed an epic ride of approximately 150 km and 1,800 meters of climbing.
On paper a very simple ride out of 55km and turn around and ride back the way you came. But unless you are an expert cartographer you will not appreciate the twists and turns of the road down to Sa Colobra until you see them. And your legs will not thank you as you turn around to ascend the 650m you have just coasted down. Unless you have the features of a whippet and your legs have muscles like Popeye’s biceps, this will take you the best part of an hour to get back to the top. But the sense of achievement you will feel at the top is indescribable. This ride is guaranteed to make even the most miserable of riders happy on the way home.
Randa and San Salvador
Two rides of a similar nature, a relatively round trip of at least 120 km (depending on group) with a tough climb of about 5km up to a height of 500m, where you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the island whilst enjoying your lunch.
Orient and Bunyola
A ride of two halves, starting with an undulating ride through the villages of Campanet, Selva and Llosetta before we reach the outskirts of Alaro to begin the 18 km phase to the lunch stop in Bunyola. This will offer you two climbs and afford you magnificent views. Once past the village of Orient these switchbacks will sap your legs on the way up and test your descending skills on the way down to Bunyola. After lunch a relatively easy ride, albeit of 50 km back to the hotel.