Our hugely popular Autumn cycling camp is back for 2018! We will be based at the Playa Mar and Mar Senses, luxury spa aparthotels in Puerto Pollensa, on the north east tip of Mallorca.
The Autumn cycling camp is an ideal opportunity to wind down on some well surfaced, quiet roads in a temperate climate with some old and new friends before the winter sets in and it’s back to thermal gloves and overshoes.
So why not come and join us? Stay for an entire month or just come for a long weekend – we can cater to whatever suits you.
STOP PRESS… Ladies, your chance to come and ride with a pro!
Join us between 10th – 20th October for the opportunity to ride with two Belgian female pro-tour riders! These professional female cyclists will be on hand to provide you with tips and guidance – just because they are pros, doesn’t mean they only ride fast, in fact, quite the opposite. They will ride at the pace of the groups and focus on technique.
The opportunity to ride with a current pro-tour professional rider and benefit from their experience is open to riders in all of our groups, so don’t be shy! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
*The Mallorcan Tourist Tax has been increased in 2018 to €3 per night for 4* hotels. This is not included in our prices and is payable directly to the hotel on arrival.
**Please note that we reserve the right to use the shuttle service for flight arrivals and departures scheduled to arrive/depart between 10pm and 9am. If this is not possible or you would prefer a private transfer, there will be a £80 per person surcharge per transfer during these hours.
Our camp is based out of Puerto Pollensa in the Autumn, with a choice of two 4* hotels – the Playa Mar and Mar Senses. There is also the option of staying at the Roc Leo hotel in C’an Pastilla (without guided rides).
The Playa Mar and Mar Senses are about 800m apart, and both have a wide range of excellent food. Vegetarian and vegan options are available at both hotels.
The Playa Mar is our main base – it is the bigger of the two hotels, it is family-friendly, our staff typically stay there, and our hire bikes and bike room are there. It also has an excellent spa and rides usually leave from the Playa Mar.
The Mar Senses is a quieter, smaller hotel, it is more central than the Playa Mar and is adult-only.
If this is your first time with us and you want to meet people and be more fully involved in the camp, we would recommend you book the Playa Mar. The Mar Senses is more suitable for a more private, quieter holiday either on your own or with a group. There will, however, be cyclists staying at the Mar Senses throughout the autumn camp, and in September we would recommend the Mar Senses as most people stay there that month.
The Playa Mar and Mar Senses are aparthotels which means that the rooms are small apartments – each has a bedroom with twin beds, a bathroom, small kitchenette (including sink, microwave, kettle, fridge and hob) and living room with a sofa-bed. It is therefore possible for up to 3 people to share an apartment, and if two people share, they have the option of sleeping in separate rooms. The Playa Mar has been fully refurbished over the last two years.
Our fleet of hire bikes has been really popular this year and will be available again for the Autumn camp, at some great prices. For more information on our bikes, and to book, please see the bike hire page.
Our Autumn camp is more relaxed than those earlier in the year, with the focus on winding down and enjoying riding your bike in the sunshine, drinking good coffee, eating nice cakes, and charging up your tan for the winter. It’s more of a cycling holiday than a training camp. We typically have three groups each day to cater to all abilities. All rides have at least one, and often two, cafe stops.
For some examples of typical routes we use in the Autumn, please see our Mallorca Routes.