When you’re on a cycling holiday in Mallorca, you’ll really appreciate a lovely place to stay where you can rest and recuperate until your next ride. Some of my clients like to spend a couple of nights in each hotel, creating a wonderful combination of cycling and relishing that holiday feeling.
In consultation with you, I will arrange the perfect places to stay in Mallorca. If you’re looking for something in particular, let me know and I will help – perhaps a peaceful spa hotel, romantic five-star luxe, seaside splendour or rural bliss. Read on for my recommendations for some of the best places to stay on a Foodie Cycling trip in Mallorca.
Located in Mallorca’s rural hinterland at the foothills of the Tramuntana with far-reaching panoramic views, Can Beneit is a peaceful country retreat where you can sit back and simply breathe. A mere bike ride away from the picturesque lost-in-time villages of Selva, Caimari and Moscari, the old farmhouse and its chunky stone walls are home to just 10 bedrooms so Can Beneit has a rustic, intimate feel. That said, the hotel is extremely comfortable, with large airy bedrooms, a sky-blue curved swimming pool and a restaurant serving wholesome organic food. The perfect respite after a day cycling winding mountain roads – look out for the hotel’s own delicious olive oil.
Found in the pretty port of Soller in northwest Mallorca, Hotel Espléndido is that perfect combination of contemporary style and modern facilities with old-school service and classic cuisine. Located right on the harbourside, the hotel feels very much part of the fabric of day-to-day life, and you can slip into the rhythms of morning coffee overlooking the bobbing boats in the bay, a stroll around Soller or trip on the tram, a lazy lunch followed by an afternoon by the pool. One of the main draws of this hotel is its spa – get those aching muscles soothed in the jacuzzi, sauna or steam or by a therapist with a full-body massage.
A special place to stay, and one that is close to my heart, Son Brull is perfectly placed for Mallorca’s most famous and dramatic rides – the Cap de Formentor lighthouse, a must for any cycling aficionado for its challenging ascent and magnificent sea views. Reward yourself with a stay at Son Brull, a former monastery that stills retains an air of seclusion. Today the stylish sanctuary has everything you need for a tranquil stay including expansive rooms and villas with private pools. Don’t miss exploring the vineyards and orchards and sampling the hotel’s bounty and delicious wine, plus dining on the romantic terrace under a sky of twinkling stars.
This exclusive, adults-only hotel is the one to pick for pampering wellness. Found on the southeast of Mallorca, it has a peaceful and tranquil ambience, due to its location in a national park. But the main draw here are the thermal waters – it’s the only hotel in all of the Balearics to offer this unique experience. After a day’s cycling, there really is nothing better than soaking in mineral-rich waters – take a tour around the thermal pool, whirlpool tub and ten individual thermal baths, plus enjoy the sauna, steam and a range of massage therapies. In addition, one of Mallorca’s prettiest beaches, Es Trenc is only a short stroll away.
Es Racó d’Arta
With a pared-back contemporary design, Es Racó d’Arta focuses on the experience of connection – with your environment, the encircling nature – and yourself. There’s a poetic stillness that is enhanced by the hotel’s tactile quality and subdued palette – windows frame olive groves, linen curtains ripple in the breeze and the simple art of eating is an organic pleasure. Located on the far east of Mallorca, this wellness retreat is calmness personified though yoga, meditation, Japanese water therapy and enjoying the quietude of its rural setting. Even lying by the chic swimming pool somehow seems more meaningful – this is the place to stop and take stock. Before you get back on your bike, of course!
Now you’ve got my hidden hotel recommendations, why don’t you let me arrange an itinerary for you, cycling between some of Mallorca’s best hotels?