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  • Reviewed June 2018
    Catherine Pimm

    Bikes too heavy

    The new Bergamot bicycles were extremely heavy which made the climbs very difficult. Within 2days my neck and shoulders were in pain. A road bike would not be appropriate because of the road conditions but the bikes in Sardinia and Puglia were much easier to ride. The guide was wonderful and the accommodations great.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Riding all the way to the lighthouse early morning before traffic was awesome but a real challenge on those heavy bikes.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader was wonderful.
  • Reviewed June 2018
    Frank King

    Nice place shame about the bikes

    Quite a well put together trip. Mallorca is a very pretty island and well worth a visit.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Making it to the top of the climbs on the Bergamont Clunker.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alberto was friendly and competent. Danny the driver was very helpful.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    It is supposed to be a cycling trip and if you like cycling my advice is don't accept the hire bikes. The ones we had were not those advertised in the trip notes. Exodus has been informed and they have advised me that they will change the bikes from Giant Roam to Bergamont 3.0. They are more suitable to do your shopping on than cycle nearly 200 miles with approx 11,000 feet of climbing. Take the rebate of £90 and arrange the hire of a much more comfortable and suitable bike. There are many companies in Mallorca that will do this for you and it will cost less than the rebate saving approx £30 per person. This will go towards the expense of eating and drinking. Take at least £100 more than recommended in the trip notes. Although it is a little difficult try and find local cafe's/restaurants that serve local dishes. Less expensive.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Fortunately we only had one occasion on the last day for an injured member of the group to hitch a lift in the support van. It was too small for any more.
  • Reviewed May 2018
    Frances Wilson

    LESSER KNOWN MAJORCA

    An excellent route through parts of Majorca that most tourists never visit. Three hotels of a very high standard, two with outdoor swimming pools. The third, in the centre of Alcudia, was handy for the old town although a 20 minute urban walk from the beach. The food was of a high standard throughout and as a non-meat eater, I enjoyed some excellent fish and vegetarian dishes. There were two long days at the beginning but nothing that is not grade 3. I was impressed by the patient way that car drivers treated us on the narrow roads.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The day at Formentor - wonderful views and a real sense of achievement

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alberto kept everything going smoothly without appearing in the least bit hassled. Very good English and able to communicate on a social as well as organisational level.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you want to see the 'real' Majorca this is the trip for you.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    There were 16 in the group but 7 had locally hired drop handlebar road bikes while the rest of us were on the hybrid bikes provided by Exodus. This immediately separated the group into 2 as those on the road bikes were much faster than us particularly on the climbs. I feel this type of situation should be avoided as the group was often strung out over long distances which was very difficult for the leader to control.
  • Reviewed September 2017
    Simon Wilkins

    Cycle Mallorca

    Cycle Mallorca is a really special trip which allows you to get to see a great variety of the beautiful landscapes of the island along mainly quiet roads and also has a good range of rides through the week and the opportunity - for those who want to - to do longer or more challenging rides. The ride was excellently led by the friendly and knowledgeable Alfonso and really well supported by Manu.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There were many: arriving at San Salvador Monastery after a long, winding climb and being rewarded with island-wide views, the serene ride from along a traffic-free road between Sa Rapita and Campos, the absolutely fantastic ride early in the morning up to and back from Cap Formentor along great roads with stunning views all the way, the walk up to Castel D'Alaro (optional) from Alaro, being able to experience the quietness and beauty of the island away from the crowds.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alfonso was friendly and helpful and led the group expertly. We were his biggest cycle group to date and he kept us safe through the week. He made it possible - with the support person Manu's help - for those of us who wanted to take the longer or more challenging options - to do so. Alfonso and Manu both had great senses of humour and the group had some great laughs along the way. Alfonso was also passionate about the island and its people and ensuring that we got the best out of the week's cycling. Manu provided excellent support - providing water regularly and also some light snacks at just the right times when we'd done some climbing and extra energy was required. Although very sociable, Alfonso and Manu only joined us for an evening meal on the first and last night of the trip (generally our cycling guides would join us for all but one evening) and this may have been that the locations generally were not big enough to have restaurants big enough to cater for all the 16 people in the group plus the leader and support. However, because quite a few of the group already knew each other it did allow the flexibility for smaller groups to make their own decisions about evening meals . Although we suggested a picnic on one or two days would have been nice (again, we have done this on a some trips before) this wasn't taken up.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take the usual cycling kit: padded shorts, sunglasses, helmet, gloves and an extra layer plus a light waterproof (there was heavy rain the night before we started the trip). Don't forget sunblock and some spare water as you're out all day - and possibly an energy bar just in case. The tip is classed as moderate but if you're only an occasional cyclist you might want to get a few more cycle rides in prior to the trip to fully enjoy all the rides on offer (San Salvador Monastery and Cap Formentor are really great rides and well worth the effort). If you get time, the walk up from Alaro to Castel D'Alaro is really stunning - but you'll need 3 to 4 hours to do it comfortably.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Cycle Mallorca lets you see the most quiet and beautiful parts of this busy island and has made me want to go back and cycle there again.
  • Reviewed September 2017
    Sharon Donaghy

    Cycle Mallorca

    A great week of cycling rural roads. We got to swim in the sea, cycle up challenging hills occasionally, visit Palma, Alcudia and Pollenca for the shops and cafes. Our leader Alfonso Gallego was effortlessly organised and knew the routes very well. We did wine tasting, went down an enormous cave and ate some fabulous food. The hotel rooms were enormous and we stayed in places away from the seething tourist traps for which Mallorca is known.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Cycling to the lighthouse at the end of Cap Formentor, along a stunning peninsula with hills and sea and amazing views. One of the best cylcle rides I ever did. You need the hill legs for it though, so Alfonso gave the group options. Only those that wanted to do it did it.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Alfonso Gallego was very organised in a way that you don't notice the organisation. His knowledge of the route and the history of Mallorca was very good. His chat was interesting too. He was adept at managing our large group of 16 without losing anyone or making anyone feel held back or too hurried.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Do the Cap Formentor ride if you can. the views are amazing. Do the wine tasting. It is worth the 10 euros.
  • Reviewed May 2017
    Patrick Smith

    memorable mallorca

    I felt that we saw the whole island not just a corner. There is variety in the landscape and we saw that. Such a lot of quiet country lanes!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Although still suffering a cold, making breathing and ascending hills a challenge for me, the panoramic views from San Salvador were exceptional.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Javier was very good/ positive and this being the first trip he was very wary at intersections and always put our safety first. It must have been quite stressful for him, easier next time perhaps. Should also mention Alphonso in the truck because he adds to the Exodus input so much.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I don't think I would want to go in July or August. Temperatures in May ideal.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    If possible I would put the toughest days in the middle of the trip rather than at the beginning.
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