Mallorca Training Camp
From £725.00 on selected schedules & amenities
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Easy Moderate Trip code - BCM

Mallorca in the spring is a cycling paradise and The Mallorca Training Camp is the best way we know to enjoy the stunning scenery and fabulous roads that the island is famous for.

We will help you choose the group that suits your needs and our groups always stay together until everyone is back safely. You will soon get to know your leader and all your fellow riders so the social atmosphere is often what our clients enjoy the most. You’ll also clock up some impressive mileage before you know it.

The terrain of the island is very varied with significant mountain climbs as well as undulating roads. The routes will include the beautiful mountain roads of the northern coast as well as the more gentle inland countryside. During the long rides there will be stops allowing you refreshment while enjoying the beautiful views.

All rides have full vehicle support that meets us at the rest stops and key points along the way with a mechanic on hand to help out if you need it. Our cycling Training Camp for March 2014 will again return to the Pollentia Club Resort located in the north of the island, in the beautiful bay of Pollensa. The bike camp starts on the Saturday, ends a week after and the next batch will start right then. Bookings will be available from October 2013.

Prices of the ever popular Mallorca Training Camp will vary on the number of days, room type occupied, occupancy type. The prices are per person.

  • Safe & supported cycling
  • Back-up
  • Serra de Tramuntana
  • Puig Major
  • Sa Calobra

What people have said

“I had such a fantastic week, and the total package of customer care was exemplary”
D.P.
   Dates Adult(PP)
From 4 March 2017 to 18 March 2017
7 Days / Room: Maris / Occupancy: Single
£TBC
From 4 March 2017 to 18 March 2017
7 Days / Room: Village / Occupancy: Single
£TBC
From 4 March 2017 to 18 March 2017
7 Days / Room: Village / Occupancy: Double
£TBC
From 4 March 2017 to 18 March 2017
14 Days / Room: Maris / Occupancy: Single
£TBC
From 4 March 2017 to 18 March 2017
14 Days / Room: Maris / Occupancy: Double
£TBC
From 4 March 2017 to 18 March 2017
14 Days / Room: Village / Occupancy: Single
£TBC
From 4 March 2017 to 18 March 2017
14 Days / Room: Village / Occupancy: Double
£TBC

Kit List:

Please take a variety of clothing. The weather is usually warm but far from guaranteed, we suggest:

  • Short sleeve jerseys
  • Long Sleeve jersey
  • Cycling Shorts
  • Leg warmers/tights
  • Race cape/shower jacket
  • Hard shell helmet (This is a legal requirement in some countries including Spain)
  • Under vests
  • Arm warmers
  • Windproof Gilet (for descents)
  • Cotton socks
  • Track mitts
  • Cap/Hat/warm gloves
  • Sun Glasses
  • Sun Cream/Block
  • 2 large water bottles
  • Energy drink

Spares:

Although rides are supported you must carry the essentials and know how to use them.

  • 2 inner tubes
  • multi tool (allen keys etc)
  • tyre levers
  • puncture repair outfit
  • working pump!

The Ride:

You will have a choice of groups to ride with each day depending on your abilities, fitness levels and personal goals. All groups will be guided by one of our qualified leaders at all times. Remember we want you to enjoy the rides and arrive back safely and ready to go the next day, so the groups are carefully managed to go at the right pace for the riders. Good pace setting is a skill in it’s own right and our guides have years of experience. If you’ve never ridden in a group before you will have the chance to learn new skills with experienced cyclists around you to help.

All groups will be supported by a back up vehicle which will meet you at the rest stops to provide mechanical support as well as carrying spare food and clothing for you.

Upon arrival at the resort there will be a welcome meeting where you will also receive more information and the final programme.

The bike rides start every morning with a short briefing of the course for the days ride after which the first group will depart with their guide.

The routes will vary in length each day to offer various routes with different levels of difficulty. There will be long rides but with a relatively low intensity and there will still be time for other activities.

During the week there will be seminars/talks on how to continue training when you get home and other subjects such as nutrition.

What's included

  • Emergency mechanical support throughout the Bike Camp
  • Evening briefings and seminars
  • Guides for all groups during rides
  • Half board accommodation
  • Palma de Mallorca Airport to Hotel transfers (and return) for you and your belongings
  • The price excludes flights and personal travel insurance
  • Vehicle support whilst on the daily group rides

Saturday: Rest Day

  • Arrivals
  • Introduction with Andy Cook and team
  • Dinner & Relax

Sunday: Petra via Campanet 115km or Sa Pobla & Can Picafort 50-70km

  • Bike rides depart from Hotel car park
  • Group rides scheduled to return.
  • Evening Brief and seminar.v
  • Dinner & Relax

Monday: Lluc & Formentor 120km or Lluc 74km

  • Bike rides depart from Hotel car park
  • Group rides scheduled to return.
  • Evening Brief and seminar.v
  • Dinner & Relax

Tuesday: San Salvador 120km or Sineu/Petra 65km

  • Bike rides depart from Hotel car park
  • Group rides scheduled to return.
  • Evening Brief and seminar.v
  • Dinner & Relax

Wednesday: Mountain Ride 150km or Bunyola/Binissalem 100km

  • Bike rides depart from Hotel car park
  • Group rides scheduled to return.
  • Evening Brief and seminar.v
  • Dinner & Relax

Thursday: Mountain Ride 150km or Bunyola/Binissalem 100km

  • Bike rides depart from Hotel car park
  • Group rides scheduled to return.
  • Evening Brief and seminar.v
  • Dinner & Relax

Friday: Randa 160km or Binissalem 81km

  • Bike rides depart from Hotel car park
  • Group rides scheduled to return.
  • Evening Brief and seminar.v
  • Dinner & Relax

Saturday: Rest day

Departures

What people have said

“I had such a fantastic week, and the total package of customer care was exemplary”
D.P.

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What people have said

“I had such a fantastic week, and the total package of customer care was exemplary”
D.P.

Frequently asked questions

1. How fit do I need to be for these holidays?

Our Bikecations are designed to attract people of all ages and levels of fitness. All the holidays can be enjoyed by anyone who is reasonably fit. Some holidays involve greater distances or frequency of cycling and some will cover hillier terrain than others. Our tour gradings and itinerary descriptions should help guide you towards the most suitable holiday options for you. If you are not sure, give us a call.

2. How many miles a day can I expect to cycle?

This depends on the Bikecation you choose. These have been graded so you know what to expect.

For a bikecation leisure cycling holiday a gentle pace is about 7-8 miles per hour, so, if you cycle for four hours, you can expect to cover 25-30 miles comfortably. This leaves plenty of time for sightseeing, picnics, visiting castles or churches, stopping for morning coffee or whatever you want to do. You have all day to get to your next stopover, so you can relax and enjoy the countryside. We can also include rest days when you can enjoy other activities if you require.

For our road cycling and bespoke tours for groups we will advise you what is best for the particular trip you wish to ride on. Usually we try to cover 60-100 miles at an average speed of 13.5 to 14.5 mph but this can be slower or faster depending on the group.

3. What do I wear for leisure cycling ?

It is important to be comfortable when cycling so we suggest wearing thin layers of clothing. Padded cycling shorts, a zipped top, windproof light jacket and trainers are standard fare. Fast drying and hardwearing synthetic fabrics are ideal as a base layer as these allow your skin to breathe and wick the moisture away from your skin to the next layer, avoiding the chill which cotton T-shirts can cause. In mid-summer you may just need shorts and a t-shirt. Safety helmets are strongly recommended on all Bikecation holidays and are a legal requirement in some countries so please bring your own helmet. We will send out a What to wear document to you well in advance of your Bikecation.

4. Are cycling holidays suitable for children?

Cycling can make an ideal family holiday, provided the right distances are chosen for the younger members of the party. We would suggest that you call us to discuss the most suitable tours for your children. In most places we are able to offer children’s bikes and child seats, if you have toddlers or babies.

5. How much luggage can I bring?

Your luggage is transported for you every day so bring what you need to make your holiday relaxing and comfortable. Please try and limit it to one item of luggage per person and that it is clearly labelled. On some tours there is a weight limit per item.

6. What happens to my luggage?

We want you to enjoy your Bikecation to the full so, for your comfort, we arrange the transportation of your luggage from one hotel to the next. The only thing we ask is that you leave your suitcases in reception on setting out each morning, and the hoteliers will ensure that it is waiting for you at your next hotel. We will provide luggage labels for you. All you need carry with you are drinks, a camera, waterproofs and sun cream.

7. Is my money safe if anything happens to Bikecation?

Your money is safe when you book your Bikecation. To protect your payments fully, all monies paid by you to us for your holiday are held in a separate Client’s Trust Account and are not released to Bikecation until your holiday has taken place. This practice fully satisfies the requirements of EC and UK law. Please call us if you would like to discuss this further.

Bikecation is also fully licensed by ATOL ( no. T7462) that is issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). for full details how how your payments are protected, please read our Your Financial Security page.

8. Do I need to bring my own bike? What type of bike should I bring?

We arrange for hire bikes to be provided for your holiday or tour. However, if you would prefer to bring your own bike then by all means bring it with you, but it must be in good working order. We recommend either a hybrid or a mountain bike fitted with road tyres for our leisure cycling holidays.

For our road cycling trips we can advise on what is best for your situation but we regularly transport bikes to the start destination.

If you do bring your own bike, you should insure it separately. Most household insurance policies can be extended to cover your bike whilst on holiday.

9. What happens if I have a problem with the bike or any other problem en route ?

If you are provided with a bike it will be well-maintained and serviced before being rented out so there should be no problems however, there are emergency numbers provided in the Route Notes for more complex problems.
If you have brought your own bike and you are unable to fix it, we will find you a replacement for the rest of your holiday.

Our road cycling trips will also have back up support with a mechanic unless requested otherwise with a possible spare bike for any major problems.

10. What should I do about holiday insurance?

If you choose a holiday abroad, you should have adequate insurance to cover you for medical expenses and for cancellation or curtailment of your holiday. For holidays in the UK we recommend everyone should have holiday travel insurance. Not all insurance policies cover cycling daily so we recommend Campbell Irvine. For full information, please read our ‘Trip Preparation’ page

11. Where will I leave my car for the duration of the leisure cycling holiday?

In most cases you can leave your car for the duration of your holiday in the car park of the hotel used for the first night’s accommodation. Where parking is not available at the first hotel, you will be advised of the alternative arrangements made for you.

12. I’m on my own – Which holidays are best for me ?

Nearly all our holidays are open to single travellers, but our Group guided holidays may be of most interest. Group holidays give you the opportunity to meet others of like mind and to enjoy cycling together. The group ‘vibe’ continues into the evening if you decide to eat together. A guide will help you appreciate the history and culture of the area you’re visiting.

13. What type of accommodation can I expect?

There is a variety of accommodation ranging from Castles and Chateaux to small boutique hotels and good quality B&Bs, thereby offering a range of different priced holidays. If you have any questions regarding which accommodation is used in the trip you are interested in riding please contact the office.

14. What are the routes like?

The descriptions of our Leisure Bikecations indicate the main types of routes we use on each holiday, such as provincial roads, country lanes, dedicated cycle ways, some tracks and Casa Verdes (disused railway tracks). While we try to use quiet routes wherever possible, you should be comfortable riding occasionally in traffic. Traffic volumes can vary even on minor roads, especially in more popular tourist areas; we sometimes have to use short sections of busier roads to cross rivers or connect scenic routes, and traffic will inevitably be heavier in and near towns.

Some routes include occasional sections on unsurfaced tracks, but these don’t require any specific technical riding skills. If you are unsure of your level, or would like to know more about the cycling on specific holidays, then please do not hesitate to contact our knowledgeable reservations team.

15. Do I need to bring money for food?

All the holidays include a hearty breakfast each day. Some also include lunch and an evening meal. Where they are not included, you are free to choose where and when to eat. Some hotels will provide you with a packed lunch on request, but most people like the freedom of stopping at the place of their choice to experience the local cuisine. Some routes have been designed to incorporate gastronomic delights and will include an evening meal. Details are given with each individual tour.

16. Is it possible to extend one of the holidays from a few days to a full week?

We have the resources to design a tour to suit your requirements, incorporating rest days if desired, taking in places that are of interest to you. Give us a call and we will try to accommodate your wishes. The only constraint may be the availability of the accommodation.

17. Can you arrange flights for the overseas tours?

Flights are not included in the tour price, however we can book flights for you. Holding an ATOL licence means that if you book a tour and flight together with us you will have the added piece of mind of the financial protection offered by ATOL. If you prefer to book your own, we recommend that you wait until your tour booking is confirmed before you book any flights and booking separately means you will not be covered by ATOL. For full information on our flight services please contact us on email@bikecation.co.uk

18. When are the tours available?

Departure dates are shown for all tours. Please be aware that the holidays are very dependent on the availability of the selected accommodation. These have been chosen carefully, looking for a high standard to ensure you are comfortable at all times. During busy periods this is not always available, so we advise that you should book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

What people have said

“I had such a fantastic week, and the total package of customer care was exemplary”
D.P.
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