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Sa Calobra climb in Mallorca

Cycle Mallorca 2022

Challenge level: 5 out of 5

When can I go?

11 May - 15 May 2022 On Sale
Duration 5 days

What does it cost?

Registration fee (payable today) Info £199
Remaining amount
Total commitment Info

Cycle Mallorca 2022

Cycle Mallorca in three days on this breath-taking island escape.

We’ll experience the best of this beautiful Balearic island, from the white-sand beaches to the iconic Sa Calobra climb and the Cap de Formentor Lighthouse.

The cycling on this adventure is nature’s equivalent of a roller coaster ride. Twisting roads, daunting climbs and breath-taking descents to the beach.

Renowned for its crystal-clear waters, dramatic cliffs and swooping valleys, we’re in for panoramas befitting of paradise. But don’t be fooled: this is much more than a jolly.

Taking in as much of Mallorca as possible, we pedal a whopping 290km through hilly Heaven and work up an incredible sweat that’s way more from the cycling than the sun.

We have the chance to ride the Puig de Randa, before taking on the stunning Sa Calobra, a world-famous snaking climb through the Tramuntana mountain range. We dust off our challenge with a pedal to Mallorca's mountaintop lighthouse.

With all the endorphins from the cycling and the adrenaline we’ll get from the challenge, it’s clear why Mallorca is on every cyclist’s bucket list. It could be the best ride of your life.

As if our trip couldn't get any better, we end with a spectacular celebration at a restaurant frequented by celebrity cyclists, such as Bradley Wiggins.

 

covid-19 - keeping you safe
As we hope you know, the health and safety of our participants is always - and has always been - our highest priority.

Our team of experts here at DC has created a brilliant 14-step initiative, to minimise the risk of coronavirus and maximise your safety. Please click here to see our ground-breaking plan and rest assured that you're safe booking with us.

Worried about fundraising? don't be...
Cycle Mallorca 2022 is an Open Challenge – this means you have the option to self fund your participation and there is no minimum fundraising requirement.

You are, of course, more than welcome to commit to a minimum sponsorship target instead and fundraise for a charity, hospice or animal sanctuary of your choice.

Your itinerary

Day 1
UK - Puerto Pollenca | Make your own travel arrangements

We first meet as a group at our gem of a hotel in Mallorca’s Cabot Pollensa Park Spa in Puerto Pollenca, only a five-minute walk from the beach, bars and shops!

This will be our base for the challenge, so once you’ve arrived, feel free to unpack and make yourself at home.

For this European adventure, we ask you to make your own travel arrangements, including your flight and transfer to/from the airport.

As if our location couldn’t get any more idyllic, it’s only approx. 35 minutes from Palma Airport, making it easy for you to find. You have the freedom to fly from your local airport and bag a budget price.

Remember to choose a bike-friendly airline, as you need to bring your own. You may also choose to pre-order a hire bike (at your own expense), so if you choose to do this, it’ll be waiting for you at the hotel.

Please make sure you arrive at the hotel no later than 5pm.

Once you’ve checked in and settled, our Dream Team will help you set up your bike, if needed. The rest of the day is then free for you to spend as you wish before we meet in the evening for a delicious welcome dinner.
We finish the day with a challenge briefing from our local challenge leader.

Day 2
Puerto Pollenca – Porrerers - Puerto Pollenca | approx. 135km (ascent: 1,000m)

Hopping on our bikes after breakfast, we head south along rolling tarmac roads through the countryside.

Quiet roads, smooth terrain and postcard-perfect panoramas give us an ideal introduction to our challenge. Making our way through island communities, we’ll get a glimpse of the local lifestyle and stop for lunch a break in the charming town of Porrerers.

This energises enough for an optional ascent in the afternoon. If you’re up for the challenge, we can climb the Puig de Randa, a tough but more-than-worth-it ride on every cyclists’ bucket list. Reaching 534m above sea-level, we’re rewarded with vistas across the island and the surrounding sea.

We milk the photo opportunity at the mountaintop and admire the iconic Cura monastery. This spiritual landmark dates back to 1275, when Ramon Llull founded Mallorca's first hermitage. It attracts pilgrims and cyclists alike and gives us 666more insight into the local culture and history.

Riding back to our hotel, you may want to take a refreshing dip in the sea before our group dinner.

Day 3
Puerto Pollenca – Sa Calobra - Puerto Pollenca | approx. 110km (ascent: 2,300m)

If you thought yesterday was tough, it was nothing compared to today’s treat. Rising early for breakfast, we embark on the world-famous Sa Calobra climb. We pedal up smooth, winding roads through the Tramuntana mountain range and see the island from every angle.

The name Sa Calobra means “snake” and riding around the mountain’s range of hairpin bends, we have no reason to wonder why. As we climb higher, the panoramas become ever more breath-taking – partly due to the epic cardio workout!

Ascending altogether around 2,300m, we wind back down the mountain on the Coll de Femenia, one of the shorter and less steep routes – and thus a pleasure to ride.

We break up the challenge with stops in pretty seaside towns, including the tiny Sa Calobra fishing village on Mallorca’s northwest coast. Why not pick up some souvenirs to commemorate this mighty achievement?

When we finally reach our hotel, we enjoy another delicious group dinner together, before a good night’s rest.

Day 4
Puerto Pollenca – Cap de Formentor Lighthouse - Puerto Pollenca | approx. 45km (ascent: 1,250m)

You’ll be pleased to know our last day on the bikes is much shorter than the routes we’ve already smashed.

However, it’s far from easy, as we take on more undulating terrain along the coast to another of Mallorca’s gorgeous landmarks, the Cap de Formentor Lighthouse.

Snaking our way along the edge of the island, we enjoy sparkling sea views and arrive at the mountaintop lighthouse while the day is still young.

A rest here gives us time to catch our breath, stretch our legs and snap a few photos of the world below. We could fill up an entire scrapbook of cycling success, just from three days in the saddle. Then it’s back down we go along what Cyclist Magazine say is “Mallorca’s finest road”, until we, at last, reach our hotel, aka. our finish line!

We tuck into a very well-deserved lunch and have the rest of the day free to spend as you please. Why not wander down to the beach to soothe those legs in the crystalline waters? You may also want to explore the town for souvenirs or simply collapse after all that cycling!

This evening, we reconvene for an amazing celebration dinner at the famous Tolos restaurant, a well-known place to spot cycling legends, such as Bradley Wiggins!

Day 5
Puerto Pollenca – UK | make your own travel arrangements

After breakfast, our adventure comes to an end. As you make your own travel arrangements, you can start your journey right away or feel free to extend your stay in Mallorca for a more relaxing experience of the island.

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Funding options

Self Funded

Pay your registration fee and your challenge costs yourself.

£999

Pay the balance

  • Pay a non-refundable registration fee of £199 when you book, which is used to administer the challenge.
  • Pay the challenge cost of £999 yourself 12 weeks before the challenge starts.
  • The challenge costs cover your food, accommodation, guides and mechanical and medical support, including two doctors.
  • Please also remember to budget for your travel (flights and transfer) to and from our hotel in Mallorca, which you arrange yourself.
  • Choose to fundraise as much as you can or make a personal donation to the charity, hospice or animal sanctuary of your choice.
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Sponsorship

Pay your registration fee and raise the minimum target for your chosen charity.

£2,000

Minimum sponsorship target

  • Pay a non-refundable registration fee of £199 when you book, which is used to administer the challenge.
  • Fundraise the minimum sponsorship target of £2,000 for a charity, hospice or animal sanctuary of your choice 12 weeks before the challenge starts.
  • Providing you have raised the funds, the charity you are supporting will pay the challenge costs (£999) on your behalf.
  • The challenge costs cover your food, accommodation, guides and mechanical and medical support, including two doctors.
  • Please also remember to budget for your travel (flights and transfer) to and from our hotel in Mallorca, which you arrange yourself.
  • Please note that not all charities are happy to commit to the minimum sponsorship option. If you choose this option, we contact the charity you want to support on your behalf. If they are not happy with the minimum sponsorship option, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.
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FAQs
Cycle Mallorca 2022

As we hope you know, the health and safety of our participants is always - and has always been - our highest priority.

Our team of experts here at Dream Challenges has created a brilliant 14-step initiative, to minimise the risk of coronavirus and maximise your safety. Please click here to see our ground-breaking plan and rest assured that you're safe booking with us.

 

Absolutely! As part of our amazing 14-step initiative to minimise the risk of coronavirus and maximise your safety on all our challenges we're delighted to have found a fantastic travel insurance policy, which covers you for COVID-19.

You can see the insurance policy here or click here to check out the full 14 actions we're taking to keep you safe.

Your non-refundable registration fee of £199 per person is used to administer the challenge.

Your challenge costs of £999 (ie. 50% of the fundraising target if you choose the Sponsorship option) cover:

  • Meals throughout the challenge (excluding lunch on Day 1, as well as your lunch and dinner on Day 5 when the adventure ends)
  • Accommodation in the idyllic Cabot Pollensa Park Spa Hotel, on a twin-sharing basis*
  • A team of awesome, first-aid and COVID-19-trained guides and Dream Challenges staff
  • Full support from the Dream Challenges office in the lead up to and during your challenge
  • Medical and mechanical support, including two doctors, who will accompany us throughout the challenge and call all participants for a COVID-19 symptom check ahead of departure
  • Your Cycle Mallorca medal and t-shirt
  • Extra protocols taken to protect you from COVID-19 - please see our ground-breaking 14-step action plan here.


*Please note, your bike hire, flights and transfer to and from our hotel in Mallorca are not included in the challenge cost. You'll need to arrange and pay for these yourself.

***Accommodation is included on a twin-sharing basis. If you would rather pay for a single supplement and have a room to yourself, we can arrange this for you for an additional cost of approx. £100.

You need to bring your own bike for this challenge, so please remember to make sure you travel with a bike-friendly airline. 

You are also welcome to hire a bike for an additional charge of 25-40 euros per day, depending on the spec of the bike you want to hire. This is payable upon your arrival at our hotel in Puerto Pollenca.

If you choose to do this, please pre-order your hire bike in advance. We'll send all participants details of this as the challenge gets closer.

Your bike will then be waiting for you at our hotel, ready for our bike fitting on Day 1.

Certainly. Our hotel accommodation is included in your challenge cost on a twin-sharing basis.

However if you would prefer to have a room to yourself and pay for a single supplement, we'll be happy to arrange this for you at an additional cost of £100. Please note, this is NOT included in your challenge cost).

If you would like a single supplement, please get in touch by emailing us at events@dream-challenges.com or call us on 01590 646410 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).

In addition to paying your registration fee and either self-funding the challenge costs or raising the minimum sponsorship target, you will need to budget for:

  • Your flights to and from Mallorca, which you will need to arrange yourself
  • Your transport to and from the airport, which you also arrange yourself
  • Your personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Your dinner on Day 1
  • You may also choose to pay £100 for a single supplement at our accommodation
  • Optional bike hire (25-40 euros per day depending on the spec of the bike you want to hire)

This challenge is not designed for Olympic athletes, but it's certainly no ride in the park. These world-renowned cycling routes will push you to the peak and require a fair amount of fitness.

We expect seasoned cyclists to love this challenge, but if you're new to cycling, it's nothing a decent amount of training can't gear you up for. As long as you're willing to get fit in time for the ride and you're up for the challenge, go for it!

This adventure is the perfect motivation to shape up for the summer and fundraise for the cause closest to your heart.

Once you have registered, we'll send you a realistic and achievable training plan, which builds up gradually as the event gets closer. 

The cycle route is all on road – therefore we recommend using a road or hybrid bike.

We recommend that your bike is serviced before the challenge to minimise the chance of any mechanical problems.

Need to hire a bike?

You are also welcome to hire a bike for an additional charge of 25-40 euros per day, depending on the spec of the bike you want to hire. This is payable upon your arrival at our hotel in Puerto Pollenca.

If you choose to do this, please pre-order your hire bike in advance. We'll send all participants details of this as the challenge gets closer.

Your bike will then be waiting for you at our hotel, ready for our bike fitting on Day 1.

You must bring your own bike for this challenge or choose to hire one in advance for an additional charge of 25-40 euros per day, depending on the spec of the bike you want to hire.

A cycle helmet is essential and must be worn at all times. Cycling shorts are also recommended and everyone will need their own water bottles or a CamelBak-type hydration system.

Apart from that, no specialist equipment is required. We will supply you with a list of everything you will need to take before you go. 

 

Please don't be! The majority of people will sign up on their own and our Dream Challenges are renowned for the camaraderie and friendships made as our groups take on these incredible feats together.

Once you've signed up for the challenge, we'll send you a link to a private Facebook group for everyone registered for Cycle Mallorca.

Please feel free to use this space to swap questions, advice and updates with your fellow cyclists on your training and fundraising.

You may also want to reach out to your fellow participants in this group to see if there's anyone in your local area you can meet up to train and fundraise with.

We will stay at the fantastic four-star Cabot Pollensa Park Spa hotel in Puerto Pollenca throughout this challenge (three nights) on a twin-sharing basis.

Our hotel accommodation is included in your challenge cost on a twin-sharing basis.

However if you would prefer to have a room to yourself and pay for a single supplement, we'll be happy to arrange this for you at an additional cost of £100. Please note, this is NOT included in your challenge cost).

If you would like a single supplement, please get in touch by emailing us at events@dream-challenges.com or call us on 01590 646410 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm).

You will need to make your own way to the hotel on Day 1, so please visit the hotel website here for information on how to get there and/or to book a transfer from the airport.

The hotel address is:
Pollensa Beach
Cala San Vicente
Tramuntana mountain range
Pollensa
S'Albufera Natural Park

 

Absolutely not! One of the amazing things about the challenge is that people of all ages will come together to do something very special. Everyone aged 18 or over is more than welcome to join the ride.

No, as we stay at the same hotel throughout the challenge, your main luggage can stay there.

Each participant however will be organising their own flight to and from Mallorca, so you'll be responsible for your own luggage on the plane.

We advise you to pack light. You will need a bag to go on your bike or a waist bag for things like your camera, sun cream, tissues, your free Travel Safety Kit etc.

Any extra items you may need during the day can be carried on the support vehicle, which you will have access to at the snack stops and lunch.

Yes of course! As you are responsible for organising your own flights to and from Mallorca, it is completely up to you which dates you book them for (as long as they give enough time for you to take part in the full challenge).

Please note, though, that for our first night, we will be staying in a hotel together and meeting as a group for the first time, so you do need to make sure you arrive by 5pm.

The group is likely to be 30 participants.

You will need to take out your own personal travel insurance covering health, accident, loss and repatriation. We have a policy that also covers you for COVID-19 and will send you the details when you register.

Currently, UK citizens do not require a visa for Mallorca, but we'll let you know if this changes before the challenge.

As we're not medically trained, we're afraid we can't offer you advice on this. We recommend you contact your GP or your local travel clinic, who will have the latest travel health advice.

We also recommend you visit the NHS Fit for Travel website here, to keep up to date with current travel health news and advice on staying healthy abroad.

NHS Fit for Travel website: https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home

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