WINTER ESCAPE TOUR
TRAIN IN MALLORCA AND ENJOY THE WARM MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Mallorca is an excellent place for training in the European spring season, coming just before the Spring Classics. Professional riders still spend several days at the beginning of each new season here and also come to participate in the Vuelta Ciclistica a Mallorca race.
And it’s easy to see why. Mallorca is known for its great weather, beautiful scenery, and silky smooth roads to ride on. It has all the perfect ingredients for you to enjoy this tour with your friends!
You’ll be treated and feel like a Pro rider. It’s a great opportunity to learn and share riding knowledge and other aspects surrounding cycling. This tour will give you ample opportunity to increase your daily training load, ready for a great start to your local summer season.
Daily Distance: Approx 70-120km
Daily Ascent: Approx 1000-2000m
Main Route 600km
Total Ascent: Approx 9000m
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Recommended Arrival-Departure Airport: Palma de Mallorca
Dates for 2023: April 23 to 30 - October 8 to 15
Cost: € 2,950 in Twin Room
Single Room supplement: € 500
Rental Bike Cannondale Disc: € 500
To be confirmed:
WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE?
Let’s say that Mallorca is great for almost all kind of riders! Everybody looking for a week of good weather, panoramic routes, well paved roads, fantastic local food and sandy beaches will love this place. Mallorca is also great for non – riders as it offers plenty of activities, such as hiking, cultural visits, food tasting and shopping!
Our selected hotels are nicely located and offers pool and spa, so what are you waiting for?
THE TOUR INCLUDES
A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea
All hotel accommodation in strategic hotels, generally 4 stars, in twin-double room
All breakfasts, 1 lunch and all dinners except one
2 professional Guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)
Van support through out the tour
Airport transfer and All in-tour transfers
Snacks and food supplements including electrolytes, gels and energy bars provided by OTE Sport
Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
1 Top Quality cycling kit by OMR (jersey, knicks, socks)
Detailed printed tour information booklet
Small group of max 15 riders.
MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN
We have selected some of the best routes, offering a mix of all terrains. Just keep in mind that Mallorca is not flat!
We start easy on the coast, then tackle the major climbs of the week up to Serra de Tramuntana mountains including the famous Sa Calobra climb, and continue on hilly terrain for the rest of the tour.
Some of the climbs can be challenging as well with some steep sections, but generally the gradient is gentle around 5-7%. Roads will be very in good condition with very light traffic. Only with many cyclists always around.
ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED
High-end rental bike CANNONDALE with ULTEGRA Di2 Disc
Massage at hotel
Personal training program for the 8 weeks
MALLORCA TRAINING ZONE TOUR ITINERARY
Day One – Alcudia Warm-up Ride
Main Route: 40km; 25mi | Total Ascent: 300m; 985ft
This is a warm-up ride to ease the legs and body into it. Some of you may have only recently stepped off a plane, so this ride offers a great way to “tease” out that tiredness. The ride will take in some small climbs and offer views great views of the coastline
Day Two – Alcudia loop to Petra
Main Route: 95km; 60mi | Total Ascent: 550m; 1650ft
It’s an easy day’s ride, where we mainly ride through the beautiful countryside comprising lots of olive and almond trees.
This is a perfect ride to start off your week. The following days will be a bit more challenging!
Day Three – Alcudia loop to Cap de Formentor
Main Route: 95km; 60mi | Total Ascent: 2100m; 7500ft
Another spectacular day of riding, where Mallorca reveals us its true beauty.
Cap de Formentor is on the northern tip of the island and to get there we’ll have a couple of short but challenging climbs, that we’ll have to repeat on the way back to Alcudia
Day Four – Alcudia loop to Sa Calobra
Main Route: 115km; 71mi | Total Ascent: 2300m; 7550ft
… we did say there were some challenging days ahead, buy this is arguably the most beautiful day of the tour. A good warm up to Pollenca, then a series of ups and downs to the Monastery of S.LLuc. Be ready for a fantastic downhill to Sa Calobra. Of course we’ll have to climb what we’ve descended! The way back to Alcudia will be relatively easy. Then it’s time to relax in Alcudia, enjoy its street life, the coffee bars or better still one of the wine bars to toast a great week of riding!
Day Five – Alcudia to Palma
Main Route: 85km; 52mi | Total Ascent: 400m; 1300ft
Today we transfer to Palma, the capital of Mallorca. It’s a longish ride with many flat sections – ideal for pace-lining. Mallorca’s never completely flat however, so we’ll have some short inclines as we cross the island from West to East.
Day Six – Palma loop to Banyalbufar
Main Route: 80km; 50mi | Total Ascent: 1600m; 5250ft
After a warm up along the coast road, we move inland towards Calvià and Andratx. We’ll stop for coffee along the way and will then be ready to ride a beautifully panoramic road towards the north of the island. We then head back to Palma. The ride will include another short climb followed by a long easy downhill to the hotel.
Day Seven – Palma loop to Deià
Main Route: 95km; 60mi | Total Ascent: 1900m; 6250ft
Today we’ll have two steady and gradual climbs to reach Valdemossa. We continue our ride on the coastal road and then tackle what we like to call the “Piccolo Stelvio” from the village of Soller. Easy ride back to Palma, but overall a pretty solid day!
Day Eight- Goodbye
Hasta pronto !!
MALLORCA TRAINING ZONE TOUR MAP