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Tour

Spain - Mallorca to Ibiza

Spain - Mallorca to Ibiza

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This tour offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the Balearic Islands. Our cycle tour takes you to the most beautiful spots and the most impressive sites on Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Passing medieval fortresses, remote villages and watch towers, you cycle through the ever changing landscape of this archipelago. You can stop at beaches with crystal clear water or at tapas bars offering a rich selection of Spanish specialities.

Our nights are spent anchored at sea near ports or in secluded bays. On board you are welcome to pitch in with the rigging or just relax and enjoy the fresh sea breeze under full sails.

Two boats operate this route.  The "Sir Baden" Powell" is a two-masted clipper,  and the "Atlantis" a three-masted barque.   Both boats have comfortable, air-conditioned cabins.

You have the option on this tour to go from Mallorca to Ibiza or from Ibiza to Mallorca. There are very slight differences in the itineraries, please see our dossier below for further information on both trips.

Please contact us for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com)

Day 1 (Sun) Embarkation at Port de Soller- Mallorca
Your proud ship is ready for boarding at 6 pm. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage on board after 2 pm and spend the afternoon as you wish. Take a walk along the bay to Port de Soller or let the ancient tram swing you through orange groves to the town centre. Here, you can watch the lively scene while drinking a cup of coffee in the Placa de Constitucio before the first communal meal lures you back on board. During a welcome drink on deck, you receive a brief introduction to life on board and get to know the crew. Overnight stay in the harbour of Soller.

Day 2 (Mon) Soller –Valdemossa –Port d’es Canonge –Sant Elm (approx. 19 mi. /30 km)
The first stretch of cycling takes you from Soller along a curving coastal road to Valdemossa, a small town at an elevation of 400 m with its famous Carthusian monastery. The route is lined with highlights, such as the picturesque artist’s village of Deya and the former Son Marroig Estate. Take your time to stroll through the flower decorated town during your extensive lunch break. In the afternoon, you continue along a lovely mountain road across the pass of Coll de Claret. Many beautiful vistas high above the sea will soon make you forget all the exertion. After a fast descent to the harbour of Port d’es Canonge, it's time to “cast off”! Your proud ship takes you along the impressive steep coastline to Sant Elm, where you anchor between the coast and the offshore island of Dragonera. Whoever feels like it can use the time until dinner for a refreshing dip in the sea.

Day 3 (Tues) Port d'Andratx – Sant Elm – Port d’andratx (Round tour, approx. 24 mi. /38 km)
Todays round trip leads you along the coastline till you reach the holiday resort Peguera. You continue cycling on calm country roads across a 240m high pass until Andratx, a community that managed to perserve its original charm. You are heading to the likeable and quiet resort of Sant Elm, where you spend the afternoon at your leisure. Go for a swim at the beautiful local beach or join a walk to the old watchtower. In the late afternoon we finish off our bike tour with a small climb and arrive back in Port d'Antratx.

Day 4 (Wed) Mallorca to Ibiza Island (Sailing Day)
You lift anchor early in the morning and head towards Ibiza. After an extensive breakfast, the helmsman gives you an introduction to the art of sailing and explains the most important functions of the rigging. Now sailing enthusiasts can take an active part in the sailing of the ship. For those who would rather watch, it's enough to enjoy the fresh sea breeze or to settle down with a book they have always wanted to read. After arriving Ibiza, there is time for a refreshing swim in the sea or a walk along the untouched, rugged north coast of the island. Framed by steep rocks you stay on your proud ship anchoring overnight in the bay of Benirras.

Day 5 (Thurs) Benirras – Es Canar – Formentera  (approx 19 mi. /30km)
Today's cycle tour takes you at first along a wooded mountainous stretch at an elevation of 300 m to the beautiful beach of Sant Vincente, where you take a coffee break. You continue first along the coastline and later on through the agricultural centre of the island. We stop for lunch in a little village called Sant Carlos coming up with a large amount of Ibizan specialities. Afterwards you cycle a few more miles to your ship which takes you to the next island: Formentera. It is the smallest inhabited island of the Balearic Islands and often quite justly called the Carribean of the Mediterranean. You also should not miss ending the day with a relaxing cocktail at the beach bar (Kiosko) of Es Calo to let the day fade away.

Day 6 (Fri) Formentera: La Savina – Ibiza Island: Cala d’Hort(approx. 22 mi. /35 km)
In the morning, you make a side trip by bicycle to the lighthouse La Mola, which Jules Verne mentions in one of his novels as “the lighthouse at the end of the world”. The cliffs behind the lighthouse fall off steeply for 140 m, and it is said that in good weather conditions one can see all the way to Africa. You continue cycling to the dreamily island capital Sant Francesc passing cubic houses and wheat fields already recaptured by wild flowers. You meet your ship at the northernmost point of the island to sail to your overnight stay at the marvellous bay of Cala d’Hort on Ibiza. Take the chance to go ashore for a swim or simply to enjoy the view at the myth-enshrouded rocky island of Es Vedra.

Day 7 (Sat) Cala d’Hort – Es Jondal – Ibiza town (approx. 16mi. /25 km)
The last cycle trip of the tour starts with a short but severe uphill climb out of the bay of Cala d’Hort till you reach the cliff coast. Here you go on a short walk to an inspiring pirate tower sitting enthroned high above the cliff. Afterwards you cycle tour leads you into the interior of the Island. Fennel-lined streets take you around the highest point of the Island. You will cross the foothills of Sa Talaias on your ride towards the sea passing vineyards and white-washed fincas. After lunch and a stop for swimming, you sail to Ibiza Town, where you go on a sight-seeing tour of the UNESCO-protected Old Town. Among the walls of the mighty fortification system, the grand past of the island metropolis becomes alive. The last evening is traditionally spent in a cosy get-together of guests, crew and tour guides. You spend the night in the harbour of Ibiza Town.

Day 8 (Sun) Ibiza (Disembarkation)
After breakfast, check-out until 9.00 am and individual journey departure.

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

2018 prices Ship Atlantis
€1570 per person sharing cabin
€2070 single cabin - on request, subject to availability:

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights on a tallship in a standard double cabin with shower/toilet
  • Catering as mentioned in the itinerary (7 x breakfast & 7 dinners on board)
  • Guided or individual cycling tours as described in itinerary
  • Bed linen and towels (incl. change of towels once during week)
  • 21-gear hybrid bicycle incl. Ortlieb pannier
  • Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • A limited number of E-bikes are available at a supplement of €80

Group tour dates ( Red = booked out / not available, Blue = Limited Availability and Green = available)

26-August,
2-September, 9-September, 16-September, 23-September, 30-September,

Self Guided Tour Information

Self led tours are not available on this route.

Atlantis (Tallship)

All cabins with shower/toilet At 57 x 7.5 m, 14 sails and over 750 sqm sail surface the Atlantis is a guaranteed eye catcher in every harbour. Built in 1905 and christened Elbe 2, the Atlantis served faithfully as a light vessel in the North Sea, Germany.

Afterwards she was elaborately restorated as a tallship for passenger cruises. The renovation featured a classy salon, a spacious upper deck including seats and a cocktail bar as well as 17 comfortable air conditioned guest cabins including a shower and toilet.

The unique charm of the Atlantis is due to the loving care of the inventory and to a helpful and greatly experienced crew.

The Atlantis operates on the Balearic Islands in Spain as well as in the South Funen Archipelago in Denmark.

Atlantis ship1 atlantis 2 Atlantis Cabin1



How to get to tour start point: 

It is possible to fly to PalmaMallorca/Ibiza Airport,both are a taxi ride to your port of embarkation. From the airport you can take a taxi to the ship (Port de Soller, Mallorca, approx. 34 km & Ibiza town port, Ibiza approx. 15kms).

Please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

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