HOLIDAY INFORMATION – BY MIKE THOMAS
The idea of running a trip to Mallorca in the April is a result of a discussion I had with a group from Marlow in 2019. They were obviously having a ball enjoying daily rides based on a hotel in Puerto Pollenca, and I thought I’d like some of this!
For many years Mallorca has been a very popular destination for both top level racing teams and recreational cyclists. Cyclists are wonderfully catered for with a number of dedicated cycle paths and fabulous scenic roads. Initially I found it very odd that Puerto Pollenca and Alcudia were the favoured bases for recreational cycling tucked away in the north of the island. However these resorts provide the best location for a variety of terrain; three peninsulas, coast, the rolling centre of the island, and the challenging Tramantana mountains.
The dates we have chosen in late April are after the training teams have left, and before the main holiday season starts in May. Temperatures should be ideal then, but some of the sightseeing trips and cafes may not be open.
The holiday is based on a Jet2 package which is very flexible with flights and accommodation options. Members will make their own bookings. The hotel is the Pollensa Park and Spa see https://www.jet2holidays.com/destinations/balearics/majorca/puerto-pollensa#tabs|main:accommodation
Each day will be arranged between us, with shorter and longer rides, easy rides and rides with significant climbing in the mountains. This will be on an ad-hoc basis depending on the weather and what people want to do. We also plan to arrange transport to take us with our bikes to places to visit and enjoy a linear ride back. This is to reduce the amount of ascents, and route repetition. The walking options from the hotel usually have an opportunity to swim and bird watching.
To register your interest please contact Mike Thomas