Mallorca Bicycle Rescue want to make sure that you have the best Majorca cycling trip possible. If you have their cover, a number of vehicles island-wide are available to you if and when you may need them. If your bike or body breaks down, they will take you and your riding partner (if necessary) quickly and efficiently to the nearest bike repair shop or back to your accommodation. Your choice.
Your alternative would be to call a taxi, which can prove difficult. Taxi drivers are often reluctant to pick up someone on the roadside due to strict governing laws, and if you aren’t sure of your exact whereabouts, the language barrier can be frustrating for both sides. Not to mention where to put your bike! Save yourself all this hassle and take out MBR cover and ensure that you waste no time in cycling paradise.
During our last visit, we were a group of ten friends, all experienced cyclists and experienced Mallorca-goers. A member of our group pulled a muscle in his back at the base of Col dels Reis near the Roman aqueduct. Not wanting to admit defeat, he carried on, and we all descended the spectacular Sa Calobra down to the Port. However, he did not have the strength to complete the climb that comes after, and halfway up he had to stop. Luckily, with his MBR cover, he could simply call them and they sent out a vehicle immediately which arrived around 30 minutes later. They took him back to Port Pollenca with his bike, and we continued our ride confidently knowing he was in good hands.
I don’t know about you, but i’d rather not waste my time sitting on the roadside for hours, watching other cyclists go by, waiting on an unreliable taxi. I’d rather not have to walk for miles to find a suitable place to be picked up, either. I’d kick myself! The MBR is so simple to get, and so reasonable, that it’s a no-brainer.
Also, as part of a group, do I really want to be the one who disrupts everyone else’s day and make them lose out on their hard earned holiday time whilst I try and sort out my issue, knowing that I could have just purchased this cover?
Low cost, and low hassle. Simple. There is no reason for a sensible cyclist to not take out this cover. €20 for a week, and €10 for a weekend.
Most of us are prepared and able to fix small issues with our bikes ourselves, but more complicated situations can inevitably arise. There is only so much pain I, as a leisure cyclist, am prepared to ride through. It’s my holiday too after all! Some may call me weak, but I intend to enjoy my time in the brilliant Mallorca and I will make sure I make the most of it by being prepared. If and when it’s necessary, I have no qualms in being on my way to a much needed massage!
Sh*t happens, and thanks to Murphy’s Law it may happen during your well earned break in Mallorca. If it does, trust Mallorca Bicycle Rescue to save you time, money and remove you quickly from what may have become a frustrating and stressful situation.
Happy cycling, see you on the road this year.
Steven Locke, Edinburgh. Feb ‘18.
R. Stanford. W. Sussex February 2018.
To get to the start of one of the best cycle routes in Majorca we, 7 keen cyclists, took the Mallorca Cycle Shuttle to Valldemossa, and after around 70 minutes of travel with our bikes safe between mattresses in the custom trailer we were ready to set off on the return ride.
A left turn onto the smooooth ma-10 and just over 9km later we were at the start of the excellent Port Des Canonge climb. Sweeping hairpins for 5km took us down to the sea. After a cheeky coffee at one of the 2 open cafés we set off up the climb. Very quiet, excellent surface and good scenery with about a 6% average to gain 300 or so metres. Well worth the small detour.
Back to the ma-10, retracing our steps to Valldemossa to get to the start of the Port Valldemossa climb which had been billed as a mini Sa Calobra. Flat for the first section, then things got very interesting. Breathtaking corners on a narrow road with an OK surface that made us more cautious and limited our descending speed. No traffic at all on the 5km descent, the only signs of other human life were a few lady climbers who seemed to be having a great time ascending one of the sheer cliff faces.
We stopped again for coffee, this time with some excellent cake at the sole restaurant in the Port of Valldemossa which proved to be a very nice place. Friendly staff, great cake and very reasonable prices. I shall be returning here for a meal having watched the catch of the day being delivered by boat.
Up the climb, 5km @7% with a 350m gain in altitude. The average surface is not an issue at all going up and the scenery is brilliant. Mini Sa Calobra indeed, easier to ride, very quiet, very scenic - this climb is already on next years itinerary. Loved it.
Back on the ma-10 we covered the undulating road through the trees and occasional coastal view to the quaint town of Deiá; onwards through Sóller and up the longest cycle climb in Majorca to the top of Puig Major where we were pleasantly surprised to find a brand new surface and both tunnels now with lights.
Down past the fairly full Cúber and Gorge Blau reservoirs (which I believe supply Palma with water) and then left at the Roman aqueduct for the short ascent to the top of the Col dels Reis (the sign must have just been cleaned as there were no stickers at all on it!).
This descent to Port Sa Calobra and the climb out never gets old - such a thrill to zoom around the 270 degree necktie corner and fly down towards the port. As we arrived at a fairly busy time, rather than join a queue behind a couple of coaches we pulled over to wait for a few minutes whilst the road cleared. Then we went past the photographer from Mallorca Cycling Photos who we saw later got some excellent action shots of us (chests puffed and and bellies mostly in).
Choosing not to stop at Port Sa Calobra we went straight back up the climb, reason enough for me to come to Mallorca. Hard but manageable. Three of us managed PB’s to further improve the groups mood!
We elected to push on to the newish cycling café Sa Ruta Verda on the outskirts of Caimari for a change which is touted as the only juice bar in the Tramuntana range rather than stop for refreshments at the aqueduct or the Repsol Garage / café at the top of the Col de Sa Batatia.
Glad we did as Sa Ruta Verda is a brilliant stop. Coffee, juice, seeded bagels, good range of cakes (some vegan), t-shirts, caps, spares. This place rocks and Lennart, a reformed banker (but now all round good guy - making up for previous misdemeanors maybe! ) who with his brilliant juice bar is a great addition to the cycling community in Mallorca.
Back through the lanes via Campanet and then a couple of much needed recovery beverages and more good food at Tolo’s.
A fantastic day.
Mallorca Cycle Shuttle - excellent.
Port des Canonge - excellent.
Port Valldemossa - excellent.
Puig Major - long!
Sa Ruta Verda - excellent.
Tolo’s - even under new ownership - excellent.
Whether you are coming to cycle in Mallorca or to cycle in Majorca, these 7 tips will help you get the best out of your time here.
1. You should not sleep late.
Why miss out on the even quieter roads and mirror calm conditions? During the peak seasons it is still possible to have the roads to yourself if you are out and about before 9 in the morning.
2. You should not miss riding the best cycle route in Mallorca.
The coastal and forest route from Andratx back to Port Pollenca is a joy. If this was the only cycle route you had to ride for the rest of your life, it would still be a pleasure. Enough scenery, climbing and excellent little cafés to keep you busy whether you choose the 115km or 162km return ride.
3. You should not treat the road surfaces as you do in your home country.
Here, the surfaces are wonderfully smooth, but have a higher granite content to help deal with the hot weather which sometimes makes the roads slippery even if there is no moisture about. Take a little extra care when cycling in Mallorca and you will be able to appreciate how brilliant the roads are without getting a too close look at how good they are.
4. You should not miss riding out to Cap Formentor.
Regularly ranked in the top 20 routes in the world, this very scenic and slightly hilly ride out to the lighthouse on the most northern point of Mallorca is excellent. Use it as a first day or a last day ride, as a leg loosener or as a reason to come up from where you are staying in the South. Any reason will do..
5. You should not forget to buy bike rescue.
Sh*t happens, usually at the least opportune time. When bike or body break down, Mallorca Bicycle Rescue save you time and frustration by getting you speedily back to where you are staying or to the nearest bike shop, your choice.
6. You should not miss riding Sa Calobra.
This climb is a must do for any road cyclist and whether you take the Sa Calobra Express there to conquer the Cat 1 mountain with fresh legs or you choose to ride there and back it is reason enough to come cycling in Mallorca in the first place, This world class climb will stay in your memory for years, whether that recollection will be for the scenery or for the achievement probably depends on your fitness.
7. You should not forget to wear sunscreen.
Chances are very high that you are going to spend a lot of time outdoors whilst you are here. The amazing routes, surfaces and climbs make sure of that. With an average of 308 sunny days a year beating down onto your skin, it deserves to be protected. 30% of visiting cyclists have some sort of heat stroke during their trip out here, so it is worth taking care to limit your downtime.
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Andratx to Port Pollenca via the Orient Valley
Can Topa 66km
Pollenca Golf club 127km
Port Pollenca 142km
Andratx to Port Pollenca - vanilla 115km route
OJ shack 80km
Port Pollenca 115km