2023 Testimonials

I recently enjoyed an absolutely incredible week in Mallorca on my first ever cycling holiday. I was recommended Stuart Hall by a friend of mine, and I was not disappointed. As it was my first cycling holiday and I was flying solo, I was slightly apprehensive, but was made to feel welcome by both the Stuart Hall staff, and by those also on their cycling holidays. The hotel was great, as was the food, and the roads and scenery were stunning. I hope to go back there to see more of the country.
Johnathan, Mallorca Autumn 2023
Hello team sausage here know as Liam and rob, Once again like to thank yourselves for another amazing few days (that go too fast) but absolutely amazing once again it’s a credit to you and can’t recommend it enough, hope Stuart is healing ok and they aren’t going to be to invasive on his jaw/teeth but Iam sure he will be ok glad see him back on the bike, thank you again for all your hard work and commitment to making those few days of freedom amazing! Regards Team sausage Liam and Robert
Liam & Rob, Mallorca Autumn 2023
Hi Stuart, I just wanted to say that I had an absolutely fantastic time on my holiday. It was very hard to adjust back to normal life after a perfect week in the sun and on the bike. All the guides on the rides I completed were excellent and very friendly. Special mention for Rob, Wayne, Beth, Jesper and Joe, all who were great on and off the bike. I thought the whole setup was very professional and well ran. I had no issues with my bike and would happily ride it again without question. All the guests were really friendly and a good bunch, so a combination of the Stuart Hall staff and other guests made me feel very at ease on my first trip. The hotel was great, with good facilities, surroundings and atmosphere. The only nitpick I would make is that the evening meal was a bit hit and miss, particularly on my first day. Breakfast and bar facilities were great otherwise. I’m looking forward to coming back next year, so I am keeping my eye on the website for when dates become available. Thanks once again for the great holiday! Peter
Peter, Mallorca Autumn 2023
Stuart, Many thanks to you & the team for organising a most enjoyable holiday. There were many impressive things about your organisation. Firstly the way that from the start you gave us ride options that suited the (considerably) varying abilities of everyone in the group. A special mention to Helen; her knowledge of the backroads on the first two days gave us great rides, but also kept us clear of traffic. I was also impressed that having stayed on for two days with no cycling, you still sorted my transport to the airport. Hotel was fine; good room size, slightly ‘functional’ decor and meal quality for a 4*, but a very friendly vibe to the place and nice that it isn't just full of Brits! Thanks again for your hard work Jonathan
Jonathan, Mallorca Autumn 2023
Hi Helen and Stuart All I can say is fabulous time. Maybe the best one yet. Great great staying at the Mar Senses so got the benefit of the nicer hotel but still social. Loads of choice on the group rides too. Thanks for a fab time. Until the next one!
Dawn, Mallorca Autumn 2023
Hi Holiday was great thanks. Guides old and new were spot on, Marcus his usual strong riding self and the new guys Joe and Beth were excellent also. Good choice of rides and quality cafe stops. Can’t wait for next year.
Martin, Mallorca Autumn 23
We really enjoyed the holiday. We wanted a hassle-free holiday, and we got exactly that, so thank you. The guides were all friendly and helpful, and went out of their way to help us access any particular rides we wanted to do, including adding a minor alteration to the group ride to drop us off at a good attack point for the mountains. We enjoyed the group rides but also did our own thing at times. The freedom to perhaps do a shorter morning ride then potter off to explore under our own steam was a plus for us. The Playa Mar Hotel proved to be an excellent choice and we liked the 'sociable table' set up.
Jane, Mallorca Autumn 2023
Hi Jenny, Helen and Stuart, Corsica was fantastic from start to finish. The Island of Beauty did not disappoint! We loved the routes, a great mix of coast and country. The days were challenging but achievable, leaving plenty of time for some evening exploring. Particularly enjoyed Calvi and Corte. Hotels were all lovely - Scopa Rossa was our favourite for that local/rustic feel. All topped off with the usual mix of interesting participants you find on a Stuart Hall tour! Big shout out to Ian - absolute star on this tour. Couldn't fault his enthusiasm, guidance and support. Many thanks to Ray too for stepping up to the plate. We would be very keen on similar tours in the future.
Jean & Richard, Corsica 2023
Hi Helen Just to say thanks very much to you and all your crew for a great trip last week. All very well organised and I had a splendid week. Bit tough coming back to the wind and rain here! I reckon I'll be back for more (just maybe not as much as some of the addicts!) Thanks again Ian
Ian, Mallorca Autumn 2023
Great to be back out in Port de Pollenca with my twinnie Jayne Metcalfe and first timer Karen Calder! Stuart Hall cycling never fails to deliver .. fantastic guides for all abilities in a brilliant location . Loads of cycling and loads of laughs is standard ☀️🚲😁 Think we’ll all be back Kim
Kim, Mallorca Autumn 2023
Just back from a fabulous week on my own in Mallorca with the Stuart Hall cycle crew. All I had to do was ride. Everything else was taken care of. Great hotel and food, strong guides, top rides, excellent bikes and super fun with some fun people😃😃. Such a great value trip . I will be back Kevin
Kevin, Mallorca Autumn 2023
This trip and experience was a dream come true!! The entire staff; mechanics, guides and management at Stuart Hall are nothing short of superb! My wife and I booked an Oct 2023 Majorca trip with them for my 50th birthday present and they only met, but exceeded our expectations! Warm, friendly and professional, it was a real pleasure to spend our vacation there and to get to know all of them. The hotel management and entire staff are nothing short of exceptional as well. The grounds are quite charming and we were delighted by our stay at the Playa Mar in Port de Pollenca. This was my 50th birthday present (cycling in Majorca) and our 8th wedding anniversary. What a magical place with so many wonderful people...guests and new friends, guides and hotel staff. It will always hold unforgettable memories and be a special place for us. Do yourself a favor and book with Stuart Hall for your next cycling adventure!!...you won't be sorry! Thank you for the lifelong memories! ~Sammy & Sarah
Sammy & Sarah, Mallorca Autumn 2023
Dear Stuart Hall, Many thanks for your e-mail. Everyone in our group had the most fantastic time and, overall, we consider that, of the similar trips that we have made in recent years, this was by far the best organised. The hotel was excellent and the rides out very well thought through with different options to suit our varying abilities and with excellent lunch stops. The evening meals out were also particularly good. The guides were brilliant and I would like to send special thanks to Helen, Beth, Neil and Wayne who were in charge of the rides I did. With many thanks Nigel
Nigel, Mallorca Autumn 2023
Hi Helen, I never got chance to speak to you before I left unfortunately. Just to say I had an amazing week cycling with your team and it's probably one of the best holidays I have ever had. Thanks so much to you and all your team in Mallorca. Gabrielle 🙂 Morning Jenny Just to let you know that I had a fantastic week in Mallorca. It was my first time with SHC and I would definitely recommend them to any other cyclists (particularly a woman who travels solo). Only negative point is it went far too quickly (next time I'll stay longer ).
Gabrielle, Mallorca Autumn 2023
Dear Stuart Hall Cycling, I came to Mallorca 12-19 Sept on my own and stayed at the Playa Mar. I enjoyed every minute of it. I rode with Wayne’s group and I thought he did a great job of keeping everyone happy. The room was bigger than I needed and I would have traded the bed in the lounge for a desk so that I could more easily have done some work on my laptop after the day’s ride. However I understand that it is a family not a business hotel and it was worth being there to have dinner and drinks with the rest of the group. I would definitely like to come back, although not sure when that will be.
Rob, Mallorca Autumn 2023
Hope I’m writing this in the correct place. I’ve just had a fantastic week riding from Puerto Pollensa with great guiding by Wayne and Marcus and the other guides too numerous to name. Thanks very much to all concerned and hope to see you in Spring next year.
Des, Mallorca Autumn 2023
I did the Raid Pyrenees with Stuart in June from Hendaye to Cerbere. An amazing experience, incredible scenery, good choice of hotels and a great bunch of guys. Tougher than we had envisaged but lots of encouragement from the guides kept us going! The only thing I would tweak would be to offer a little more variety on the evening meals, there is only so much pasta and chicken you can eat! Overall I highly recommend, the organisation was great, routes sublime and guiding/support/logistics just the right balance. Our group will be booking another trip soon....
Darren, Raid Pyrenees 2023
Stuart and the team made our Trans-Pyrenees trek a truely memorable event. Their knowledge of the route and all its challenges ensured the whole group made it through safely to the Med. Aches and pains all round but a real feeling of achievement. We'll be signing up for another adventure next year for sure. John
John, Raid Pyrenees June 2023
Hi I certainly enjoyed the trip from start to finish. As I have already told Stuart the organisation and dissemination of information was spot on from start to finish. Being ex military I like to know what I’m doing when and where etc and I was certainly left in no doubt both prior and throughout the trip. Your admin instruction with the route, gpx files and hotel names etc was invaluable. As suggested all the routes were loaded to my Garmin which allowed me to ride at my own pace knowing that at the end of the ride I’d arrive at the hotel. The support vehicles were invaluable on the harder and wetter days, food stops were great and there was always food and water when required. Hotels were well located and perfectly acceptable for the trip. They say that people make things work regardless, well Stuart and his team certainly did that. Regards Glenn
Glenn, Raid Pyrenees June 2023
Stuart Just to say how much I appreciated your excellent trip. It was very special, did not have a single glitch and, thankfully, was with a nice bunch. Am grateful to both you and your team for organising me as well as encouraging me along the way which was much appreciated. I enjoyed a good laugh with you as well as some fun banter. The last dinner was a nice note on which to end. The route and countryside were brilliant. I will be back one day. No wonder Ian made the Pyrenees his home. One last thing- in your blurb is the following, which sums me up to the tee: “You need to be a competent cyclist and comfortable climbing and descending, but stamina, determination and a can-do attitude are more important than speed. “ All the best, Andrew
Andrew, Raid Pyrenees June 2023
Hi, I thoroughly enjoyed my trip. Hotel perfect base for cycling and plenty of food options for hungry cyclist. Rides were great. Will book again in future. Thanks Jo
Jo, Mallorca May 2023
Merci à votre beau groupe... j'ai adoré mon séjour j'espère qu'il y aura un autre rendez-vous...bonne fin d'été..
Gisele, Mallorca May 2023
I thought everything about the Stuart Hall cycling experience was superb Sure the bikes are not Pinarello - but they work great - and do the job just fine. And they are fabulous value. The hotel was brilliant - clean - super food - very relaxed. The all-inclusive was a sensible price - that felt very customer focussed - and everything was really easy The bike riding felt safe and fun I would love to come back Gary
Gary, Mallorca May 2023
Hi Stuart, Helen and Team Apologies for not having e-mailed before. But when you get home from a holiday, life takes over. Please extend my sincere thanks to your entire team for a great holiday. The ride leaders and sweepers, (in my case Bart – bless him), were all great. Their knowledge of the island and the numerous tracks away from main roads was so instrumental in providing us all with safe, enjoyable and occasionally exciting riding. Not to mention the beautiful countryside. I’ve been visiting Mallorca for 30 years but with you guys I discovered so much more. Congratulations on a putting together a superb formula for great cycling holidays. Best wishes Graham PS The Mar Senses hotel was also excellent. Lovely friendly staff. Great food and very comfortable rooms.
Graham, Mallorca May 2023
3rd time with Stuart Hall Cycling this time in prep for a road race, really welcoming as always and some great rides for all abilities 👌. Take the opportunity to go Andratx if you can, it’s challenging which ever way you do it but the views are immensely fulfilling 👍
Iain, Mallorca May 2023
Hi Jenny/Stuart, Just wanted to drop you both a quick email to say a big thank you from all of us for an amazing few days cycling. We enjoyed all the rides and enjoyed everyone’s company and hopefully we will be back again next year to enjoy another short break.
Grant, Mallorca May 2023
Hi Stuart, Helen and team especially Wayne and Oliver. This was my first organised biking cycling holiday and I can say that it was truly fantastic I’m every possible way from organisation and logistics, through to bike hire route selection and group leaders, to accommodation choices and transfers. I had just ridden Japan with a friend which was great but this was a whole new level and I am hooked. Hooked on cycling holidays and hooked on going away with Stuart Hall cycling holidays as my European cycling holiday provider. I will be returning next year to Mallorca and will book early enough to get a Raid spot. Huge thank you to Wayne the overt star of the organisation for outstanding elite selection, group selection and control and reading the group. Also a huge thank you to the covert hero Oliver der Mechaniker…..who does an amazing job of keeping the bikes on the road and in outstanding condition and is fun to cycle with. Oliver must learn to share his ‘cake by location’ knowledge. Amazing time with amazing people. Thank you from Down under. See you next year.
David, Mallorca May 2023
Huge thanks for making this another great trip with 8 perfect days cycling, rides were very well organised, smoothly kept together, ride leader Wayne always ensured everybody was kept together, safe and well looked after 🙌 10/10. Creating more super memories of my trip to this beautiful island. Thank you!
Kerry, Mallorca Apr 2023
Hi Jenny, Please pass on our thanks to the Stuart Hall team for another very enjoyable trip - bikes & hotel were brilliant & all went very smooth. Looking forward to joining you again next year.
Andrew, Mallorca Apr 2023
This was my second trip to Majorca and once again it was a wonderful experience from start to finish. We booked through Stuart Hall who leaves nothing to chance with a well oiled set-up from booking, collection at airport and return to first class accommodation. His variety of rides with excellent ride leaders provides an experience, all cyclists and is a great way to see some of the most stunning views on the island. Would highly recommend Stuart for anyone thinking of travelling for a cycling holiday to Majorca and hope to return there once again in 2024.
Tony, Mallorca Apr 2023
Hi there. Just a quick email to say thanks for a great week with you guys. I think this was my fourth time and probably the best yet. I didn't get to do the Andratx ride this year due to the uncertain weather, nor the lighthouse, which would have been perfect today, but the bike is in the box (great excuse). I think I was lucky with the groups out here also, had a cracking time with the Welsh. With just over 400miles in 6 days, I'm feeling happy about the start of our coast2coast ride through France again. Hope to get out again next year. Thanks very much.
Simon, Mallorca Apr 2023
Dear Stuart, Another great holiday with you. I am already planning a return trip for next year and possibly joining you in November. This year I found the range of organised rides extremely good and very well suited to my return to cycling after a foot operation. Some new destinations for me which was nice. The ride leaders were all very consistent with their pace and all rides had a sweeper which ensured everyone was well looked after. I particularly enjoyed the rides with Geoff, Patrick, Brendan, Neil and Rob. The hotel is perfect with friendly, helpful staff, comfortable clean rooms and a good selection of food in the buffet. The all inclusive worked well having lunch up until 3pm. Organisation was excellent, pick up and drop off both on time. The pre ride briefings were useful and informative. Best wishes, Kate
Kate, Mallorca Apr 2023
Stuart, Helen and the team, I just wanted to say what a fabulous time we had cycling with you all in Mallorca. The playa mar hotel was fabulous, the food was amazing and the staff were so friendly and attentive. It was such a treat to sit in the poolside bar after a day on the bike with a glass of something cold and chat about the day’s adventures. It was great to meet other groups and also chat to your wonderful staff about where they had been too. Our greatest memory was the ride that you organised for us, from Andraxt back to the hotel. Wow, that was something else. The bikes were really good and well maintained and any mechanical issues were addressed straight away. We enjoyed the views, the chats, the beautiful roads, the cafes …. Need I go on? We all had such a great bonding experience and can’t wait until next year. Sarah
Sarah, Mallorca Apr 2023
Hi Jenny, Just a short note to say thank you to all @ Stuart Hall cycling for yet another fantastic week of cycling! Graeme and myself stayed in the Mar Senses hotel. The room food and staff were excellent. We went out with Wayne on all our rides. He is an excellent group leader and has excellent local knowledge. See you all again next year.
Fergus, Mallorca Apr 2023
It was a fantastic week in Mallorca. What a great organisation. Met some really special people this time. Brilliant, brilliant crew (and the barman at the Mar Senses pours a mean measure of rum). Back next year.
Jim, Mallorca April 2023
Hi Stuart: Thanks for a wonderful 10 biking days I just spent with you and your team in Mallorca. I missed you before I left so I could not tell you in person about my experience. I liked the different rides, especially all the switch back climbs. Sa Calobra and Andratx stand out. Looking forward to seeing you again in 2024. Have a safe ride,
Torbjorn, Mallorca April 2023
Thanks Jenny, A note of thanks to you, Helen & the whole team for the week in Mallorca. Always really well organised, friendly atmosphere and prompt responses to any queries. We were also delighted with the Mar Senses hotel. All in, a brilliant week in Mallorca and finished the 312!!!! We look forward to doing more trips with you guys in the future.
Barry, Mallorca 312 2023
Hi guy’s, What a fantastic holiday, first time away without my family and a cycling holiday no less! I cycled every day and achieved limits I never thought were possible. The guides are fantastic and very positive people. Hotel was so welcoming it became home for a week and everyone knew you to see. Majorca has such beautiful coastal & Mountain View’s hard keeping eyes on the roads. Lots of stops and opportunities for photos, no pressure within the group.
Caroline, Mallorca April 2023
Hi just to say i had a great time. Your team were on the ball and couldnt be more helpfull. Happy to recomend to anybody and if i do this event on a package deal again you will be my first call.
Colin, Mallorca 312 2023
Hi Stuart, Everything was perfect, the hotel, the facilities, pools, spa were stunning, All the staff were so friendly & helpful, Really enjoyed the evening entertainment. The food was absolutely delicious, so much variety, something for everyone. Great craic with the ride leaders out on the many iconic cycling routes around pollensa (great coffee stops) Myself & my wife Mary had a lovely relaxing week in the Playa Mar, cheers
Kieran, Mallorca April 2023
Thank you very much Stuart - we had another great weeks cycling - hope to see you. Again later in the year 🚴‍♀️😎Penny
Penny, Mallorca April 2023
Stuart/Helen/Jenny, Thank you all for a fantastic trip. Everything was first class from the minute we landed. Your staff are brilliant, the hotel was brilliant the spins were brilliant, and you even organised the weather for us! We will recommend your company to all our cycling friends back in Ireland and we will definitely be back again next year.
Tom, Mallorca April 2023
Stu! I’m back home now .. wishing I was still there! It really is my favourite place to be I know always overdo the thank you’s but can’t help myself I had the best time and really loved my last day to Petra! THANK YOU for everything. Have a great summer.. see you in October! x
Mallorca, April 2023
Stuart Very many thanks to you and your staff for a really great holiday
Gerard & Ursula, Mallorca April 2023
Hi Jenny, A big thank you, Stuart & the rest of the team, Hotel, transfers etc were spot on, couldn’t ask for anything more, Cheers Ian.
Ian, Mallorca 312 2023
Hey Stuart.. I think it wss proply best holday i ever had this year...i enjoyed every last second of it...Rob ...patrick and brendan made the holday for me....i went cycling 6 days...and everyday was better than the last... I think this is my 5 year of coming...so def best one yet...i love the fact that everyone is tge same...and all such good crack... Loved loved it ..best one to date Def...be bringing a full crue next time
Angela, Mallorca April 2023
Hey Guys, Had a fab time as always hence the reason I keep coming back… love it ❤️. The ride leaders are a great bunch especially Wayne (his rides just flow), he communicates well with the group both Jez and I loved his rides. Oh and Patrick he is a scream… so funny ! We were entertained on his ride to Manacor… lovely bloke. Stu’s rides were ok (joke) as always most enjoyable ❤️.
Linda, Mallorca April 2023
Hi Jenny Just want to thank everyone at Stuart Hall Cycling for the great experience on the Mallorca 312 trip. From leaving home to returning last night everything ran smoothly from flights, transfers, getting the event numbers and the staff in the resort. Thanks again
Moray, Mallorca 312 2023
Hi Helen and SH team, On behalf of everyone at Usher Irish Road Club I wanted to acknowledge the hard work you put into our recent trip to Mallorca. We had a brilliant week and even enjoyed the 312! A special mention to Wayne on our spins who facilitated us greatly leading to the event and made our spins very enjoyable… We look forward to our next trip with you guys hopefully in October, in the mean time take care and thank you again for all your help!
Damien, Mallorca April 2023
Hi Helen Thanks for all your ongoing help with making trip work for those of us who cycle with " team Stuart Hall " …… all went without a hitch and everyone at hotel especially the leaders / mechanics left no stone unturned to make it all work. See ye all in October please god Kind Regards. Tony
Tony, Mallorca April 2023
Just back from an amazing week in Mallorca. My first time there with your company and I cannot praise you highly enough. The set up is just brilliant, hotel great, excellent selection of rides every day. All the leaders were amazing especially Ian. Loved every minute and definitely looking to return either October or next April.
Alison, Mallorca April 2023
This is my second time coming to Mallorca cycling with Stuart Hall. The reason I came back for more is because I loved my first experience a lot. And I must say, my second time was also amazing. It was great to be in Pollença (I was in Palma the first time) and it was brilliant to find Marcus and Tiago still there as guides and to see Ruth again. The cycling was incredible. I enjoyed all the climbs and the faster days (trying to hang on to Marcus for dear life 😀). The Mar Senses Hotel is fantastic and all in all the overall experience was unforgettable. I want to thank everyone who has made my 6 days in Mallorca just fabulous. I would love to the Alps and I am just debating whether I am fit/strong enough for what looks like an epic adventure. Stuart Hall Cycling is just the best and I have been recommending it to everyone I know.
Maria, Mallorca April 2023
Just come back from a Stuart Hall cycling trip in Mallorca - found everyone, guests, guides and Stuart Hall himself really nice and very welcoming, hotel and food was spot on too!! Will definitely be booking with them again!! Fantastic trip!!!
Richard, Mallorca April 2023
Hey Stuart and Helen, Myself and Christina had an amazing time at your cycling camp. The resort, food and riding was top notch. I mostly wanted to write this to say thanks to Marcus and Tiego. They made our experience unreal and unforgettable. Having such strong, fun ride leaders was a real difference maker. I hope to see them again next year.
Kyle, Mallorca March 2023
Missing you already, thanks for an awesome time last week. Special thanks go to our guides Marcus and Tiago!
Stuart, Mallorca March 2023
I have recently returned from a week based in Palma with Stuart Hall Cycling. Everything was seamlessly organised. The rides were great and the break represented excellent value for money. I am booking again next year and hope to also attend the 2024 Raid Alpine. Stuart and Marcus were excellent ride leaders and did their very best to cater for slightly varied abilities within the group. This was a great way to get some base mileage in at the start of the year. The food and accommodation as well as the facilities at the hotel were good & I would have no hesitation in recommending Stuart Hall holidays to anybody wanting some early season mileage on a great island for cycling.
Mark, Mallorca March 2023
Stuart, et al: I have only one suggestion after my incredible trip to Mallorca, and that is to shorten the lunch breaks by either allowing the riders to fan out and seek their own lunch (rather than all gather at one small, short staffed cafe) with a one hour time limit, or assign a guide to those riders who want only a brief lunch stop, so they can get back on their bikes more quickly. Ninety minute lunch stops were too long, IMO. Otherwise, every aspect of my trip was exemplary, and I would recommend your organization without reservation. I particularly liked our guides, Marcus and Neil. I hope to see you again.
Mark, Mallorca Feb 2023
Hello Stuart and Helen - I had a great trip and very memorable, enjoyed my first visit to Mallorca. We got lucky with the weather (each day was warmer) and the groups that we rode with were very compatible with what we wanted to do. We came to Mallorca with the expectation that we would do some rides “on our own”. We did not resort to this and we are all glad that the ride leaders (guides - especially Marcus and Neil) were there to make sure that we did what we wanted to do and got back to the hotel on time. The rooms were good. The food was plentiful and we did not go hungry! All in all, a great trip that I hope I will be able to do again.
Bevan, Mallorca Feb 2023
Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the camp and I’ll definitely be back again it was more than I expected and a very good experience. Thanks so much
Dominic, Mallorca Feb 2023
Hi Stuart and Helen. Home now after a wonderful weeks cycling with nothing but the best days. Loved every single minute, even Tuesday and my little mishap, but thanks to Stuart the life saver, we made it. Great rides, great company, fantastic routes, what more could we ask for? I'll be back.
Mike, Mallorca Feb 2023
These holidays are awesome...I'm on my first one and I'll be back.
Dean, Mallorca Feb 2022