Cycling Getaway Winter 22/23 (Where are you going?)

March is too early to be in Mallorca and hope for near guaranteed good weather. I’ve been 8 years now in mid-late April with only a couple of days of warm wet and windy weather in there. Nothing you couldn’t cycle in happily. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons the 312 sportive is always scheduled in late April.

I’ll be staying in Club Pollentia, near Alcudia, again this April and I can’t wait.


I’m thinking of going very late March for 3 nights… looking at “PortBlue Club Pollentia Resort & Spa” All inclusive, and hiring a bike from Probike hire… do you think there is better options for me?

My mate used to work in Probike hire, it was a good place for after ride drink but I see your hotel is closer to Alcudia.

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:+1:t2: my other option is Pollensa Park and Spa, but it doesn’t seem to have an indoor pool.

It’s a great hotel. Bike friendly and no hassles keeping bike and box on your balcony. Food plentiful and they serve Erdinger. I go half board and eat lunch out on the bike.

They’ve a great spa with saunas, steam room, therapy pool, cold plunge, plus an indoor 25m heated and laned salt water lap pool, and a cold wetsuit friendly outdoor lap pool. The only reservation I have about the place is that it’s not great for families IMHO, if that concerns you. It’s slightly isolated with no beach, but superb kite surfing out the door.

Pollentia has some great higher end restaurants and is a €20 taxi ride away (reception will hook you up).

The riding speaks for itself. Reception can arrange a one way taxi to Andratx if you want an epic day out riding back through the full length of the mountains.

Take a waterproof as March can be wet :slight_smile:

Oh and the outskirts of Pollencia and Alcudia don’t look impressive, but do visit the old parts of town for lunch or dinner. They’re beautiful.

Edited again… I think my mate rented from pro bike hire in Puerto Pollencia and they delivered to the hotel. Top notch.


Is this the same hotel we are talking about?



Port Blue Club Pollentia yes.

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Good stuff… i was gonna hire a bike, is there anywhere you know of close that may not show up on Google?

Also, I have 3-4 days of freedom so will be going solo, so not fussed about family/entertainment stuff.

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I’ve never stayed in it but it is handy and I know cyclists use it but your original hotel looks better and in March you might want that indoor pool :wink:

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You could maybe try Alcudia and I see there’s a few like this one that do free delivery

Mallorca Bike Hire | Quality Bikes Delivered to Your Accommodation


Thanks @hlab I’ll have a look… (I never thought about taking a bike as I thought it would be easier just to hire as I was going solo and an SOS to the hire shop is usually a mob call away, and i’d need to get a case from somewhere).

Ive borrowed a box and took my own bike most times I’ve been away. The 2nd last time my bike had tubeless tyres and whilst they reseated first time, its a hassle I could have done without. So the last time (in Calpe) I hired a bike and lol, that’s the first mechanical I’ve had (snapped gear cable) :joy:

A little bit annoyingly the shop was shut when I finished my 2spd ride and I had to call the owner but give him his due he appeared at it within 15mins and sorted out the mechanics quickly.

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DC Rainmaker sure loves it.

We’ve stayed here 3x and it’s a great value for money. At that time of year, it’s pretty much entirely cyclists and triathletes.

The food is ok, but at least there’s lots of it.

And personally I prefer late March over early April as the number of cyclists actually gets kinda crazy. I’ll take slighty cooler temps if it means quieter roads and town centers not overtaken by swarms of large cycle groups.


Just to link that here as well.

Absolutely beautiful. 25 degrees C and sun sets at 6:30pm.

Update, still beautiful :sweat_smile:

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It’s still winter in Germany, and will remain cold and windy for the foreseeable future.
So another winter getaway is planned in Early April. A couple of days on Costa Blanca (Alicante/ Calpe). I have never been there but it is a known road/ gravel paradise, so I am really looking forward to soaking up some Vitamin D and getting in a good training camp in the process.


Have you tried Colombia?. Quite a bit farther but very favorable exchange rate and the climbing is unmatched.

Ive only done road there but yes its great and more varied than other locations IMO. Im going back later in Spring. Enjoy !

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South America is definitely on the list, having several entries on my bucket list of climbs (erm, and vacation bucket list also…). Atacama desert with the Highway 28, Punta Olimpica in Bolivia - maybe the most beautiful climb in the world, the Death Road in Bolivia - even if it‘s only for the famous picture, and the mighty Ticlio from Lima, which is probably the world‘s longest/ biggest bike climb.
But then again, that‘s a full day of traveling just to get to South America, and probably another day just to get to each starting point etc.
A lot of costs, a lot of time, not really feasible atm.

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Hi Mk2, Im organising (already) March 2024 1 week in Calpe with 6 friends, seeing that you just recently went, can u please share with whom you rented your bike and any recomendations?

I and most of my club used last year

And one guy (actually the guy who reffered us to Soly) used

Mainly as it was closer to our hotel. But its got a good setup and cafe/bar so most of the club are hiring from there on our next visit.

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