We are pleased to announce a new experience for the 2019 season. As part of our new range of guided experiences a guided and fully supported classic lap of Mallorca in one day.
The LAP is the perfect opportunity to circumnavigate the island in it’s original format, supported and guided from start to finish.
The Classic Route is Back
Leaving Port Pollenca we head directly into the mountains, past Lluc Monastery and to the rides high point of Tunel Monabor. From here we decend to Soller and follow the undulating coast road to its termination in Andratx. From Andratx we head over the Calvia hills and decend into the Capital, Palma de Mallorca.
Leaving Palma de Mallorca to the east we track the southern coast to Santanyi where we start to swing north past Porto Cristo, towards Cala Rajada and onto Arta before the final 40km from Arta along the coast back to Port Pollenca.
Our professional bike guides bring with them a wealth of riding experience, incredible local knowledge and an unrivalled passion for road cycling. They have lead personal bike tours for riders of all ability and experience levels, and they know every inch of Mallorca’s endless country roads and climbs.
Lead guide and organiser Nicholas Perks will be responsible for all LAP dates throughout the 2019 season.
A minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 riders are required for each of the designated guided lap days. Spaces can be filled by a single group, club or mixed with riders from separate applications.
Cost & Booking
The cost to take part in The Lap is €159, and as a special offer to our Lap riders, you can add a Pro Cycle Hire Jersey for €40, which is half the regular price!
The cost covers guides, support car & fuel, food and drink. It’s likely that food with be consumed on the move throughout the day.
To book simply select a LAP date from our tour calendar and your place will be reserved. After payment and confirmation our lead guide will get in touch with further details and information well before the big day.
Important: Rider Vetting
This is open to riders of varying ability however it is important that our small group is of a similar ability. You do not need to be race fit but you do need to be a regular cyclist capable of 160km rides in mountain terrain with reasonable descending, bike handling and group riding skills. However you will be paced by highly experienced guides and you will have the option to sit in the wheels all day which conserves plenty of energy.
You will be supported and serviced from our support car with regular food and drink to minimise stopping which allows the ride to keep a good rhythm and not become a longer day than it needs to be.
Therefore you also need to be confident eating and drinking on the bike. The support vehicle will be fully equipped with spare wheels, chains, cables, tyres etc so there will be no stopping you. There will be one 30-45 minute stop in Sa Rapita and pee breaks as necessary.
The most important thing for a day like this is that you are motivated to complete the ride and understand that every rider will have their ups and downs during the ride. This is normal on this sort of a day on the bike. There is no broom wagon so once the day is started you are fully committed. The guides will look after you, get you through the day and make it an experience that you will not forget.
If bike hire is required Pro Cycle Hire Mallorca can supply a number of top end road bikes subject to availability . The bikes are perfectly maintained and in the rare case of a mechanical problem then we have full permission to carry out roadside repairs along with a compatible parts in the support car.
If you are using your own bike it is essential that it is well maintained and roadworthy.