We are restarting some events with the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Walks can once again take place in England, Scotland and Wales, and will be run in accordance with local regulations. In most cases our walks will allow for a maximum of 30 participants, although a lower limit may be in place following an event's risk assessment. All walks require every participant to pre-book via the website.
Cycling & Walking in Mallorca 2021
Either for planning a group trip for 16 to 24 October or a private trip anytime during the year
With the current health controls for travel and holidays due to the pandemic the usual arrangements for a club trip have been replaced for this year with some different options.
Club members are offered from the hotel and bike hire a discount code for booking direct anytime from now until the end of November. Members can book themselves for a holiday for whenever it is permitted and they feel happy with the situation.
Meanwhile with hope things are getting better a number of members have reserved the date 16th to 24th October for a co-ordinated group trip as we monitor the situation.
Mallorca is a Spanish island in the Mediterranean, offering everything a cyclist or walker may wish for. We have been cycling there for many years; walking is more recent. There are beaches along the south coast, a central plateau with isolated hills bearing castles and monasteries to visit, and mountains plunging into the sea along the north coast. The mountains are green all year and in Spring there are flowers everywhere across the island. In autumn many places are still green and the sea is warmer, but there are not so many flowers.
At the time of year we go, daytime temperatures are typically around 20°C, pleasantly warm and sunny but not tediously hot. Rain is a possibility and you should bring waterproofs (that’s why the island is green) but we’ve never had a day completely written off. More than one wet day is unlucky.
Cycling is very popular and there is the infrastructure in place to support it, including dedicated cycleways though the island capital Palma, cycle racks outside cafes and restaurants, and secure cycle storage inside at the hotel. What you do depends a bit on personal desires, the weather, and how hard the previous day was. It’s a holiday! Although there is nothing to stop you taking your own bike out to Mallorca, most of us hire out there since good quality carbon road bikes are available at a competitive price compared with flying your own out, and it is much less hassle.
Walking is not yet quite so organised, but there is plenty to do, including the GR221 running the length of the northern mountains. Walkers can make use of buses, trains and taxis, or perhaps hiring a car.
https://www.seemallorca.com/walking/guide and published guide-books.
There is no reason why you should not go walking and do some cycling, hiring a bike for a day or two separately. E-bikes are readily available.
For everyone, there is the historic centre of Palma and its cathedral, the quaint port town of Sóller accessible by narrow gauge railway, and also rustic traditional towns and villages.
Our 3* hotel is in the resort of Ca’n Pastilla, just to the east of Palma and at the end of the wide sandy Palma Bay, and just a short bus ride from the airport. It’s a resort with all the facilities you might expect, but a long way from the infamous party spots of Palma Nova and Magalluf and quite genteel. Tourists are more likely to be from elsewhere in Europe rather than from the UK.
In the meantime any questions please do contact Peter, the leader, via the message option below