I land at Majorca airport late in the evening. Then I take a taxi to my first accommodation, the 4-star hotel THB El Cid in Playa de Palma. After check-in, I move into my modern, comfortable room with a sea view. Since it was too late for dinner in the hotel restaurant, I take a short walk along the promenade and have a bite to eat in a bar.
Then I look at the Eurobike travel documents on the balcony: the detailed maps, directions, travel guides and other important information. I also have the GPS data for the individual routes on my smartphone.
Playa de Palma - Colonia de Sant Jordi
After a delicious breakfast in the hotel restaurant, I meet a nice Eurobike employee. We discuss the most important details and go to the bike cellar. The red and yellow 21-speed rental bike is equipped with two practical saddle bags. The Eurobike employee takes my suitcase with her. I only cycle with light saddle bags or a small backpack. I am very satisfied with the rental bike and the GPS navigation on my smartphone also works perfectly.
The first big highlight on my route is Cala Pi. The long bay surrounded by cliffs reminds me of a Norwegian fjord. Colonia de Sant Jordi is not far from the fishing village of Sa Rapita. The last section of the route runs past salt pans, which are among the oldest on the island.
After almost 60 kilometres I reach the 4-star Hotel Universal Marques. The comfortable hotel is located directly on the beach and offers rooms with sea views. After a hot shower, I hike to Platja Es Trenc. The fine, long sandy beach is one of the most beautiful on the island.
Colonia de Sant Jordi - Porto Cristo
I mainly cycle on small roads with little traffic and through many picturesque villages. Many streets between farms and fincas turn out to be real insider tips. In Cala Santanyi I take a longer break. I visit the sandy beach and the Es Pontas gate.
The rest of the way runs over hilly terrain with a few metres of altitude, which I can manage with ease. Shortly before dinner I reach the resort of Porto Cristo. The biggest attraction here are the famous caves, called the Cuevas del Drach.
The small, charming 4-star Hotel THB Felip is located directly on the beach. The buffet restaurant offers a varied dinner with delicious Majorcan dishes.
Porto Cristo - Can Picafort
On that day I am less lucky with the weather and must drive against a strong wind. In Manacor I take a break in a restaurant. Since I was travelling very slowly, I could not reach the restaurant in Petra before 3 p.m. and unfortunately missed the local snack that Eurobike offers its guests there.
From Manacor I cycle past many grain fields with blooming poppies. Finally, it goes along the promenade in Can Picafort. The sculptures by the artist Joan Bennàssar are worth seeing here.
After checking in at the 4-star THB Gran Playa hotel, I still have some time to swim in the sea. The kilometre-long sandy beach offers a view of the mountainous La Victoria peninsula.
On the fifth day I don't have to pack my suitcase because I'm staying in the same hotel in Can Picafort. Eurobike proposes a 40-kilometer tour to the S’Albufera nature reserve and the Bay of Pollenca for this day. I decide to do something different and hike to Platja des Coll Baix beach on the La Victoria peninsula. In Port d’Alcudia I cycle along the picturesque promenade. There are many stretches of beach with huge palm trees that are reminiscent of the Caribbean.
Platja des Coll Baix
I cycle to the hiking parking area, then I continue on foot. The path leads through a forest with countless dwarf palms. The last section of the hiking trail runs on rocks and stones and is a little more demanding. The Platja des Coll Baix has a wonderful location below an imposing mountain range.
On the way back I make a detour to a lonely stretch of beach in the resort of Playa de Muro.
Can Picafort - Inca, Cúber Reservoir
This stage of the Majorca tour runs through the Serra de Tramuntana. The 30-kilometre-long route between Inca and the Cúber reservoir, with an altitude difference of 1000 metres, is far too demanding for many cyclists. That is why Eurobike offers its guests a transfer through the mountains.
On that day I get up a little earlier so as not to miss the meeting point in Inca at 12 o'clock. There my bike is packed into the Eurobike vehicle, and we drive off. We make a short stop in the pilgrimage site of Santuari de Lluc. The next highlight is the Cúber reservoir, where I continue my journey.
Pot de Sóller
Despite the many photo breaks, I reach the restaurant in Fornalutx in time, which is also known as the most beautiful village in Mallorca. Eurobike offers guests a 4-course menu in the Es Turo restaurant. The restaurant is well-known for its Mallorcan cuisine. The food was excellent and after that I cycle downhill to my hotel in Port de Sóller.
My next accommodation is the 4-star country hotel Es Port. The comfortable house is located in a mansion from the 17th century in the middle of a large garden.
Port de Sóller
The last stage of the Majorca tour is one of the most beautiful, but also the most demanding. On the 60-kilometre route you must conquer 850 metres in altitude. That's why I only cycle with a small backpack on that day. After breakfast I make a short detour to the old town of Sóller and then continue cycling uphill. Further along the route I take a break in the artist village of Deiá, in the manor museum Son Marroig and in Valldemossa. After that I cycle downhill to Palma de Majorca.
Playa de Palma
When I reach La Seu Cathedral, the sign of the Majorcan capital, I am very happy. During my 340 kilometre round trip, I saw beautiful landscapes and places and experienced an incredible amount.
Then I cycle to my last accommodation in Playa de Palma, the 4-star Hotel Caballero. At the end of my cycle tour with Eurobike, I enjoy a sunset by the sea.