Frequently Asked Questions
What's included in your holiday?
- Airport pickup and drop-off
- A week’s accommodation
- Cyclists’ map
- End-of-phone technical/medical backup
- Breakfast and supper
- Route advice
What's not included (and not available from Cycle Mallorca)?
- Travel insurance
What's not included (but available as optional extras through us)?
- Bike hire
- Hire-bike delivery
- Garmin GPS hire
- Power meter hire
- Rides with a guide
See the opions page for more information.
Can I choose any flight I like?
You book your own flights. We find that flights arriving in the afternoon work best (your villa won’t be available til the afternoon of changeover day); we prefer it if all your group come on the same flight.
How do I book?
Make an enquiry and we’ll get back to you by phone or email to discuss your holiday, then when you’re happy, a deposit secures your booking. We deal with one member of your group—the ‘group leader’—he/she pays the deposit and then the balance for the whole group.
What happens when I arrive at the airport?
You’ll have let us know when you are arriving, so we will be waiting for you ready to take you, your luggage and your bikes to your villa.
What if my flight's delayed?
We’ll do our best to get you to your villa even if you’re delayed.
Do I need travel insurance?
Yes, Cycle Mallorca strongly recommends you do. You must come with an NHS ECIH card, available from www.ehic.org.uk. (We recommend you allow 2 weeks for the card to come). We will get you to a doctor if you’re ill or injured, but you’ll need the EHIC card when you’re there.
What tools are provided?
Your villa will have the basic tools that will allow you to assemble your bike after packing:
- Track pump
- Allen keys
- Pedal wrench
We have more advanced tools, to help you if we can—should you have trouble.
What if I have an injury or mechanical trouble on the road?
We are on the end of the phone to get you to a bike shop or the villa.
Do I need to bring towels?
There’s no need to bring bathroom towels, but if you plan to use the pool or go to the beach, then bring beach towels.
What's the weather like at that time of year in Mallorca?
Spring is early and bright; there can be rain but if falls in long showers rather than rains all day.
Morning’s can be cool, so bring arm and leg-warmers; some stay in long sleeves all day on cooler days.
Average temperatures are: Jan, 14C; Feb, 16C; Mar, 18C; April 20C.
How hard is the cycling?
It’s up to you! Because the island is so varied, you choose the length and terrain that suits you; we can help you choose routes that fit.
How does route advice work?
We give all our customers a copy of the best cycling map of Mallorca on arrival. We can supply route cards; GPX files of routes (for your GPS), route-marked maps, or just a chat to point you in the right direction.
What do I do at lunchtime?
Throughout the island there are lots of cafes (usually at least one in every village) serving a menu del dia, where you can order three courses for about 10 euros.