Hundreds of cycling enthusiasts, including many of the world's professional teams, agree: Mallorca is the place to go when preparing for the competition season – or when you just want a cycling holiday to disconnect and enjoy that feeling of absolute freedom you get when you’re on your bike
Peace of mind and comfort are key when you go on this kind of trip, and that's why we would like to offer some recommendations to help you organise your cycling getaway in the best way possible, making sure all the details are in place.
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How to organise a cycling holiday on Mallorca
Mallorca has a large international airport with practically daily flights to all main European cities, making it very easy to travel to the island. It does get slightly more complicated when part of your luggage is a bulky bicycle, for sure. It can also be tricky trying to find a hotel that not only offers the ideal location, but also the specialised services you need for an unforgettable cycling experience along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Bringing your bike on a plane
You could of course opt to arrive by boat to Mallorca, but the most comfortable way of getting to the island is by plane. Like we mentioned above, Palma Airport offers multiple connections which makes it easy finding a flight, so the issue here is how to deal with the sports luggage.
Different airlines have different rules, but most of them offer the possibility of transporting bikes as checked baggage. Still, bear in mind that:
- The tyres must be deflated.
- Pedals must be folded away or removed if necessary.
- The bike must be encased in a box or in a custom bike case.
Would you rather not have to transport your bike? Zafiro Hotels will help you rent a professional bike for your getaway on Mallorca. Just send us your request on the web and our team will help you book the bike you prefer, at a competitive price. We are able to offer this through our cooperation and deals with leading companies such as s'Escapada and Bike Friends Schon.
Book accommodation in the right area
More and more high-quality hotels for cyclists keep appearing on Mallorca, so this shouldn't be too difficult. But read up first: they might not all be that great, and you have to find the perfect location! The vast majority of cyclists visiting the island for their training year after year prefer Mallorca’s northern and north-eastern parts. These areas are popular because of the sheer number of routes, the varying levels of difficulty, and the beautiful scenery on offer.
Cycling Hotels in the north of Mallorca
Throughout the northern part of the island, you'll find several Zafiro Hotels that specialise in cycling: the Zafiro Palace Alcudia and the Zafiro Tropic by the Bay of Alcudia, and the Zafiro Can Picafort, very near the Llevant Natural Park. These hotels let you enjoy the Zafiro Cycling experience, specifically designed for bicycle lovers.
Zafiro Cycling special services
Below is a summary of the basic services that Zafiro Hotels offer cycling enthusiasts as part of their Zafiro Cycling experience
Bike storage. Speaking of key hotel services that let you enjoy a cycling getaway, booking a hotel with a bike garage is absolutely essential. Both Zafiro Palace Alcudia and Zafiro Tropic offer a video-monitored garage where you can store your bike throughout the holiday season. Zafiro Can Picafort also has a bike storage service but note that it’s not available during the summer months.
Washing area Near the bike storage there is a washing area equipped with everything you need to keep your bike in perfect condition. At no extra cost.
Bike workshop. Both at Zafiro Palace Alcudia and Zafiro Tropic there is a workshop at your disposal as well where you can fine-tune your bike before taking it for a spin: a key detail to let you cycle with peace of mind and confidence.
Bike shop and bike reservation. An open space where you can buy spare parts and accessories needed for your training. There are also different bike models available for rent, of course, if you've decided to leave yours at home.
Special training menus. At all hotels that offer our Zafiro Cycling experience there's the option to complement your physical training with a balanced nutritional plan that guarantees good performance.
Sports massages. At the Zen, Spa and Wellness centres at Zafiro Hotels you'll find excellent facilities aimed at relaxation and well-being. But not only that: here you'll also have a team of professionals at your disposal, ready to offer specific massages to relieve muscle tension after training.
Gym. The ideal place for you to complete your bike rides with a daily workout. All of them are equipped with state-of-the-art machines.
You must be ready to take those wheels for a spin after reading this! You know what to do: organise your group, look for dates, and before booking take a look at the sports getaway offers found on our website.
Booking directly with us means you get our Relax & Care travel insurance completely free of charge as well as an entire series of advantages that will make your stay absolutely perfect.