Many thanks for your follow-up email re our Cycling Holiday in October – we were so impressed in April we returned.
We had an excellent time which was the consensus of all in our group. In April we stayed in the Mar Senses & this time the Playa de Mar & we were very pleased with the accommodation (although ours was a little tired); the food, was excellent and the staff were pleasant & helpful.
Again there was a good range of rides & your leaders were excellent – in fact I have already encouraged two other local clubs I ride with to consider booking with you for their oversees tours. Lorraine, my wife, was particularly pleased with Ivor (after a chat to Helen) who took her, and another woman, who had been doing the steady rides with Sam, on a ‘steady’ Orient ride which they otherwise would not have considered. This was a great highlight for them.
We will certainly give very positive feedback on your FB page & on your website.
Again – many thanks for the follow-up & the great service you, and your team provide, and we hope to be with you again in the future.
Regards – John & Lorraine
The hotel, the Playa Mar is very good. The food is excellent and nothing could be too much trouble for the staff. The accommodation is comfortable though the apartments that haven’t yet been refurbished have quite tired bathrooms and kitchen areas. We sat in the pool area quite a lot this trip and that was well maintained.
There was a good variety of rides each day with a choice of hills and flat rides and varying distances. The ride leaders were excellent as usual though I personally don’t like being part of a large group on the small lanes near P. Pollensa. It was always more comfortable and felt safer being part of a smaller group. I appreciated and benefitted from some tips on technique given by ride leaders.
Kevin was lucky to be present when there was the chance of doing the lap of the island with some of the ride leaders and other clients. He really enjoyed the experience and benefitted from the support and company of the other riders.
I would ( and do) recommend the experience to other riders.
We hope to be there again next year!
Thank you for another great holiday. Everything about it was good, the hotel was excellent as usual and the staff were really friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Your leaders were really friendly and helpful, especially Andy and Sean who sorted the bikes. It was nice to be greeted by Jennifer, much appreciated. Also thanks to Sam and Ev who we have got to know quite well “similar age group”. The weather was good too.
Look forward to April. Have a good winter.
Muriel & Tony
Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed the holiday, even though it’s taken me a week to recover! I rode most days with one of the medium pace groups which seemed to suit my ability and requirements. After 3 fairly long rides I dropped down to Sam’s ride for 1 day and appreciated the slightly easier pace. All the leaders were very helpful and road knowledge was excellent. I have been going to Mallorca for the last 10 years and they still managed to find lots of lanes I hadn’t come across.
The hotel was very good with an excellent choice of food, although taking the bike through the hotel to the room was something new as all other hotels I’ve stayed at have had secure and equipped underground garages. I wondered how non cycling guests viewed this. All in all, I thought it very well organised and the transfers were very smooth.
I’m not sure if you have contacted my room mate, Michael, but if not, I know that he would have similar comments. If our ageing bodies hold up until next October, I’m sure you’ll be seeing us again.
Many thanks for a great holiday.
Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed our recent three day cycling trip. We stayed in the gorgeous Mar Senses Hotel, Puerto Pollensa. The cycling was brilliant and Andy Capper and Dave Maughan looked after us superbly as always.
It’s a great time of year to visit and it could become a regular trip
Looking forward to April.
Just a quick note to say that we had a brilliant week with Stuart in Mallorca and really enjoyed the cycling. Please pass on our thanks to him and the team for making it such a positive experience. We will definitely be back!
Can I also say how happy we were with the upgrade to the Mar Senses hotel – what a lovely place! We thoroughly enjoyed staying there. Thanks very much!
And what an event! Well-marshalled, great organisation and loads of cheering support along the way. The well-stocked food stops meant I arrived back with the energy bars I set out with still in my pockets and the standard of riding was perhaps the best I have experienced in any sportive. Riding through a world heritage centre on silky-smooth closed roads in cycling paradise. What’s not to like?
Well, admittedly there’s the monstrous distance – 194 miles and more than 5,000 metres of climbing – but thankfully latching onto a well-organised group helped get me over the line in a decent time and I didn’t have to make use of the out-of-hours hotel buffet Stuart had arranged for us in case of a late finish. Instead there was time for a short jaunt to the famous cyclist’s haunt Tolos, where the Garmin ticked over 200 miles and the draft Estrella provided the perfect recovery aid!
Cheers – here’s to the next one!
Just a note of thanks from our group of cyclists and non-cyclists for a beautiful few days at your cycling camp. For most it was the first taste of what is on offer in the way of cycling and relaxation in Majorca, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the routes. We were all really impressed with the Playa Mar, you have a terrific base there with great facilities and quietness when you need it!
Some are already planning for 2018.
Many thanks to Stuart Hall Cycling for making our first visit to Mallorca one to remember. We both enjoyed the variety of rides and benefitted from the wealth of knowledge that each ride leader has. Everyone was so friendly and efficient, so many thanks to Andy, Ben, Dave, Gary, Rob, Sam and of course Helen. (The names are alphabetical so no preference is shown! We also sincerely hope we haven’t missed anyone out as it isn’t intentional).
Sa Colobra and Orient are now ticked off my bucket list, expect us for a few more visits to complete the rest!
Hope to see you all very soon!
Highlight for me was Selva Gorge climb, pushing on down the decent from Sa Calabra into Pollenca trying to keep away from James McPherson, and those arm warmers.
Greeners & Darren was here… thanks Nomads. You all rock. Paul
Thanks for a great week- a big thanks you to Stuart, the two Dave’s and Sam for all the great teaching and “encouragement” 😂🚴🏻☀️ See you in October!! Best get out into those Welsh hills and practice! 🚵 Jess
What an excellent ride and company today,
Thoroughly enjoyed every mile, looking forward
To the rest of the week with you. 🙂
Back home now, just wanted to say thanks for great service. In the past my husband has found transfers the most stressful as always seemed to have issues whoever we used. This is the second time we have used yourselves and we would now never use any other transfer service in Majorca. The ease of booking, reasonable cost and clear instructions for meeting were exceptional. We would both particularly like to praise the driver who picked us up for both transfers, he was professional, polite, prompt and very friendly and courteous-would appreciate if you pass this feedback onto him.
Emma and Andy
I am sat in the plane home with a smile on my face after another fantastic week.
Thanks to you, all those who lead rides and those behind the scenes.
Each year I come little things change. They are always for the better but the core elements remain intact. Your trips are low key, relaxed and always about riding bikes. You make me and the others I talk to feel valued.
The six months until I return will hopefully fly by.
Three days spent with the guys and other repeat clients, have made the short break invaluable. Professional, knowledgeable, and inclusive are words that spring to mind. In short Andy, Ben and Garry are top guys who know their riding, and go that “Extra Mile” to deliver a Fantastic, Memorable, Experience.
Thanks for another great time.
I just returned from my trip to Majorca having had a great time there. This was the best of the three trips I have made with Stuart Hall and I found the new hotel (Playa Mar) a definite improvement.
I think Mallorca is so great that I have offered my buddies a money back guarantee. If they don’t like cycling in Malloca, I’ll reimburse their expenses. Unfortunately, they all still work for a living and don’t have the time to get away on a cycling holiday. Still, I’m hopeful I’ll have some takers soon.
Firstly can I thank you and Stuart for a fantastic 8 days in Majorca. The hotel was great as was the food and the organisation. It was a welcome improvement having the rides posted up the day before, allowing checking of maps and a more informed decision of which ride to go on and as usual the company and leaders were friendly and helpful. So all in all another great week – I’ll be back next year.
I would like to say a big thanks for the recent trip, another great experience. I will be highly recommending you and passing the details around to fellow club members. Hopefully more of us can join you again next year!
Just a quick note to thank you for a great cycling experience with Stuart Hall Cycling. I loved each of the 5 rides that I managed to do (unfortunately around work this time), and when the boss of the enterprise comes back for you on a ride and also changes your inner tube, you know you are on to a good thing. Excellent facilities and really nice staff at the Playa Mar, which makes for a superb base. Please don’t change the base for 2017 as my wife has agreed to come out next year.
It was certainly worth making the effort to get out to Mallorca following the cancellation of my original flights, and I subsequently produced the best time that I have ever done at my club’s sportive on Sunday.
Best wishes and good luck for the rest of your Spring season.
Just wish I could have stayed longer!
Thanks for another great holiday out with you and your team back in late March. Really appreciated by Catherine, myself and all the riders from our club.
Back home now 🙁
Just a quick note to thank you for a fantastic time. It exceeded my expectations. Fantastic rides, staff, company, accommodation, food, hire bike & transport…and good cycling weather too 🙂
I would love to come back (multiple times if only I could retire!)
Regards and thanks to all
Just a note to say how much I enjoyed my trip last week. Exactly what I wanted. Your guys did a great job with a small group managing to keep everyone satisfied. Will use you again in future for sure.
Just a short note to say how impressed am I with your outfit. The guides were excellent, incredibly knowledgeable about all the backroads, the hotel was adequate and the food fine. The prompt and efficient attention to detail was remarkable, including setting up of the bike which required no further tweaks from the specs I sent through.
You’re doing a great job, many thanks for providing an excellent week of riding.
I’ve been to Mallorca with Stu several times over the last five years and had a good idea of what to expect from this holiday. Namely, a well organised trip with a group of like-minded individuals, all with a shared interest of all things bike.
We stayed in an authentic French country house on the Tour route from which we made our own forays into the Pyrenees and the cols that awaited us. In the end, we rode 6 of the Tour Pyrenean cols including the Col d’Aspin. If you’ve never experienced theTour caravan coming over the hill you haven’t lived!
Stu provides great and knowledgable guides that look after you on any of the rides you choose to take and at the end of the day you come home to good food and camaraderie at the wonderful base camp. Talk about gear ratios, past glories, or just nonsense, over a local beer or two.
Everything is looked after for you; flights, transfers,accommodation.
A great way to see, and ride, the Pyrenean stages of theTour.
I really appreciated the small groups we cycled in over the island and the local knowledge of routes etc was brilliant. On my last day they even changed the route plan so that I could achieve another climb ride which the steady group don’t usually do. The rental bike I had was excellent as well. Have been telling all my friends what a great time we had – down to the friendliness of the airport transfer and everything.
Top marks Stuart Hall.
We very much hope to reacquaint ourselves with Stuart Hall cycling in Mallorca next year and hope you will keep us informed of any early bird offers etc.
It’s sad being back to the cold sun-restricted hours which limit cycle time, without the coffee, orange and almond cake stops.
We hope you are all keeping well; you have given us many happy memories and opened our eyes to a new future for cycle training.
Best wishes and happy riding til the next time!