Majorca Bike & Finca
Around Son Canals.
Fair Weather Cyclist
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Bienvenido, hola and welcome under the Spanish sun! Your bike domicile Finca Son Canals is located beautifully between Petra and Son Serra de Marina in the rural middle of the island. Swim a bit in the pool and look forward to the upcoming bike days on the beautiful terrace.
Do not forget your swimming togs today! You cycle into the Cala Mondragó. After crossing the city of Petra an “adventurous path” leads you to Vilafranca. Here you can make a detour onto the Puig de Bonany, it is worth it although it is a bit exhausting. In Vilafranca many small “Garagentiendas” with fresh vegetables and fruits and other Majorcan food is awaiting you. Afterwards you continue along beautiful bike routes to the South-eastern coast, to fisher village Portopetro. At the dreamy harbour many cafes and restaurants can be visited. You continue past white mansions and the protected area Mondragó to reach the turquoise-coloured bay of S’Amarador. Take your swimming things and enjoy the sea. In the evening you will be transferred back to the Finca.
After a comfortable breakfast you cycle to Petra. You continue by train to Palma, where a tourist guide is awaiting you. You will explore all the important, beautiful and hidden places of interest with him. After this tour you will have enough time to do some shopping or do take a bath at the Playa de Palma. In the evening you return by train to Petra. From there, only a few kilometres separate you from your beloved Finca.
Did you sleep well? Wonderful! Along nice country roads and old paths you cycle across the island. Your goal: the steep, Tramuntana mountain range. But don´t stress yourself – at the half of the route, in Montuiri, in a rural Majorcan tavern a typical “Pa amb Oli” is awaiting you for refreshment. You will be excited, how good “simple food” tastes, especially after a few beautiful kilometres by bike. Afterwards you continue along dreamy paths, past almond- and olive groves and numerous vines to the foot of the Tramuntana mountain range. In Sta. Maria a wine tasting is organised for you, to assure that you have tasted at least a small selection of Majorcan wine. And we are pretty sure you will be happy about the transfer back (bus/train) to your Finca afterwards.
Market dayapprox. 60 km
Today is market day, as on Wednesdays the visit of the market in Sineu is program. Only a few kilometres have to be managed from your Finca to reach the most beautiful and oldest market of the island! The scenery is imposing. All senses are provided with incentives. Enjoy the smell of the fruits, which are offered from the dealing market-women, or the smell of the sheep, which can be bought there. You will meet inhabitants, farmers and tourists who are enjoying the market. On your return journey you visit the small village of Maria la Salut. A typical and tasty Majorcan snack is waiting for you in Petra. This guarantees that you do not continue hungry back to your Finca.
After breakfast you will be transferred by mini-bus to the beautiful village Selva, located at the foothills of the Tramuntana mountain range. Here starts your bike tour. In front of picturesque mountain scenery you cycle to Campanet with its worth-seeing, bizarre cave and the springs of Ses Fonts Ufanes. Below the Puig Tomir you cycle past wonderful blooming meadows with almond-, olive- and fig trees – this is really a feast for cyclists´ eyes. Enjoy the cycling until you reach Port Pollenca. Here you should take the possibility for a bath in the sea, furthermore we recommend spending some time in the lively harbour. Afterwards the sea accompanies you on your left side, and you continue along the coast to Alcúdia. You leave the coast and cycle into the breadbasket of Majorca, where you pass the protected area S’Albufera on your way to Muro. The last kilometres back to your Finca lead you through a landscape of reed and fields, and in-between: water- and wheat mills again and again.
On your last bike day a diversified mix of different paths is awaiting you, they bring you to the dreamy, “hotel-free” coastal village of Son Serra de Marina. Don´t forget your swimming things and look forward to the most beautiful beach of Majorca, which is located in Sa Canova. Depending on the weather numerous kite surfers and surfers are in the sea and on the fantastic coast. After your bath, Restaurant “El Sol Sunshine-Bar” is awaiting you with tasty food. Although it is difficult to leave – you have to return to your Finca! But also the last kilometres won´t disappoint you: along a rural path you cycle through a pine forest, don´t be surprised if turtles, sheeps or black pigs (Pork Negre) cross your way.
Departure or extension
An exciting, diversified and with numerous highlights peppered bike tour unfortunately finds its end today. What a pity, but you have to return back home.
The routes are leading through flat and slightly hilly terrain. The easy climbs can be managed also by pushing the bike. You cycle on side roads with less traffic (except when entering and leaving a city). Some shorter parts are leading across country lanes.
By the way: With the help of an electrically assisted bike this tour can be managed by everyone. And of course you can always rest a day to relax on the Finca.
- Accommodation in your selected hotel
- Breakfast buffet
- If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
- Welcome briefing
- Detailed travel documents
- All transfers according to the programme (train or van)
- 1 Paella welcome dinner
- 1 x Lunch at El Sol Sunshine-Bar
- 1 x Pa amb Oli meal in Montuiri
- 1 x Majorcan snack in Petra
- 1 x Wine tasting in Sta. Maria
- 1 x power drink Aloe-Vera
- Guided city tour in Palma
Arrival / Parken / Departure
- Palma de Mallorca airport
- Organised transfer from/to € 60 per ride, reservation necessary
Son Canals, Petra
The small, but very nice and privately owend Finca Son Canals is located beautifully between Petra and Son Serra de Marina in the middle of the island.
The Dorfvilla Sa Barcella, is in a classic Finca style designed. It is located in the centre Sineu’s.