Mallorca 2015 Cycling Holiday

 

Date: May 7-11 2015 (4 nights accommodation)

 

Venue:  Port Pollensa, Mallorca

We will be using 2 lovely 4* hotels in the heart of Port Pollensa with a great pool complex and yards from the beach.

 

Join us for a challenging and enjoyable cycling experience, for both cyclists and non cyclists, singles and couples, in the cycling mecca that is Mallorca.

 

Guests will be joined by a number of ex British & Irish Lions who will be taking part in the cycling and joining the sociable activities afterwards. Click HERE to take a look at the pen portraits of some of the Lions who may be joining us In Mallorca.

 

Whilst the cycling will be at the heart of the trip, non cyclists will be encouraged to join cycling partners and enjoy the other activities that are on offer, either optional or provided by our partners at Marsh-Mallows.com.

Join several ex-Lions rugby players on this 4 day & night fully supported cycling holiday. You will be staying in 4 star hotel accommodation overlooking the sea in the "centre for cycling" in Mallorca, Port Pollensa (where TEAM SKY train regularly).  For the cyclist the trip includes all meals ( a buffet breakfast, lunch/refreshments on the road and dinner in our chosen local restaurants). The final night will include a celebratory dinner and no doubt a few awards.  Travelling in May you will be able to combine a great cycling trip with a bit of R&R by the pool - we have also provided the opportunity for you to bring your loved ones along for the ride (so to speak).

 

Cyclists - Split in 2 or 3 groups, all cycling the same route, approximately 100km a day with some climbing including some of the most picturesque and talked about routes on the island. There are 4 days of riding to include an optional shorter ride on arrival day.

 

Non-Cyclists – Feedback suggests non cycling partners would prefer to be left to devise own plans, whether relaxing by the pool, going to the beach or any number of sight seeing activities available from Port Pollensa but we will offer organised activities to those who are interested (TBA).

 

Cyclists and non-cyclists will join together for dinner each evening.

 

Although we cannot guarantee it, we may get to say hello to Bradley Wiggins who has a home nearby and is a big fan of Tolos restaurant as evidenced by one of his bikes hanging up! One of our dinners will be in Tolos and it will likely become our informal “clubhouse".

What’s Included:

 

Cycling

  • Route planning and briefing.

  • 4 days cycling with guides.

  • Mechanical and Medical Support.

  • Vehicle Support with water, fruit, sweets and energy powder.

  • 1 ROTL cycling jersey.

                  

Other

  • Return airport transfers – Palma to Port Pollensa (subject to arrival at Palma within specified time window on May 7)

  • 2 ROTL and 1 Marsh-Mallow customer service reps on call for the duration.

  • Dinner for all for 4 days (Special dinner on May 10)

  • Cyclists provided lunch and soft drink for 4 days and non cyclists on day 1.

  • ROTL polo shirt for all guests.

What’s not Included:

 

Cycling

  • Rental Bikes

  • Spare parts for bikes, helmets, shorts, gloves

 

Other

  • Flights to and from Palma, Mallorca.

  • Room service

  • Travel Insurance

  • Cost of drinks in restaurants at dinner.

  • Lunch for non cyclists on day 2-4.

PRICES OF PACKAGES:

 

Couple, 1 cyclist, 1 non-cyclist:                    £1825    (£1725*)

(price per couple)

Couple, both cycling:                                  £2125    (£2025*)

(price per couple)

Twin Room Group Registration:                  £1100    (£1025*)

(price per person)

Twin Room Individual Registration:**         £1150    (£1075*)

(price per person)

Single Room Occupancy:                             £1325    (£1250*)

 

* If entrants opt to pay the full amount in one go, a discount will be applied. If a deposit is paid, the balance will be required by the 6th of March 2015.

**You will be allocated a room partner

 

 

 

Important points:

 

  • If you need to hire bikes you will need to let us know as soon as possible as bike hire is very popular in Mallorca in May and we need to ensure the correct size model is reserved for you.

  • The earlier you book flights the cheaper they are with most airlines.

  • If you are transporting bikes, ensure your airline will accept the bike bag you are using.

  • Please organize your own holiday insurance.

  • If you have any medical condition please ensure you have written permission from your Doctor to take part in the cycling.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the price for the cyclist?

  • Route planning and briefing.

  • 4 days cycling with guides.

  • Mechanical and Medical Support.

  • Vehicle Support with water, fruit, sweets and energy powder.

  • 1 ROTL cycling jersey.

  • Airport transfers (Subject to arriving before 11.30am)

What is not included in the price for the cyclist?

  • Rental Bikes

  • Spare parts for bikes, helmets, shorts, gloves

  • Flights to and from Mallorca

What is included in the price for the non cyclist partner?

  • Return airport transfers – Palma to Port Pollensa (subject to arrival at Palma within specified time window on May 7)

  • 2 ROTL and 1 Marsh-Mallow customer service reps on call for the duration.

  • Dinner for all for 4 days (Special dinner on May 10)

  • Lunch and soft drinks on day 1.

  • ROTL polo shirt for all guests.

 

When do I need to book by?

Try to book as soon as possible. Guarantee your place with a deposit and pay the balance by the 6th of March 2015 at the latest.

How do I book?

Follow the registration page link shown on the website. Any problems please email mike@rideofthelions.co.uk for help.

How difficult will the cycling be?

It will be challenging but not excessively so. We will be aiming to cycle about 100km a day and include some nice climbs in that. We will have experienced guides, medical and mechanical support and plenty of water, energy powder, fruit etc. Its a cycling holiday not a training camp first and foremost but those who want to test themselves will be able to do so.

Do I need travel insurance?

We strongly recommend that you take out your own travel insurance.  This should cover the cost of medical treatments, evacuation, loss of earnings / cost of care in the event of illness or injury during the holiday.  It should also cover loss or damage to property (including your bicycle / hired bicycle), third party liability and your cancellation of the holiday.  Dog Tag are one of the UK based companies who specialises in sports such as cycling www.dogtag.co.uk

 

Please can you bring a copy of your travel insurance and if you have one a EC1H (european health card).  Hospitals will not attend to you until they see either of these documents (or a credit card!).  If you do not have a EC1H card, then bring your National Insurance number then we can get a temporary cover in the event of an injury.  To apply for a card, allow at least 5 working days and apply on line www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/healthcareabroad.  We take a copy of your insurance documents or your EC1H card before you get on the bike.

What are the cancellation charges?

If you fail to pay in full 60 days prior to departure, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and your deposit will not be refunded. Should you or any member of your party be forced to cancel your booking, we must receive notice via email from the person making the original booking. The cancellation will take effect from the date that such notice is received at our offices.  The following cancellation charges will apply (expressed as a percentage of the total holiday price).

 

60-15 days before departure 50% refunded and less than 14 days before departure no refund.you fail to pay in full 60 days prior to departure, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and your deposit will not be refunded. Should you or any member of your party be forced to cancel your booking, we must receive notice via email from the person making the original booking. The cancellation will take effect from the date that such notice is received at our offices.  The following cancellation charges will apply (expressed as a percentage of the total holiday price).

 

60-15 days before departure 50% refunded and less than 14 days before departure no refund.

Can the Itinerary change?

We will endeavour to ensure that none of the elements of your holiday arrangements are altered. However, there may be occasions when we cannot follow our advertised itineraries, or schedules. Our itineraries are put forward as a statement of intention only, not as representations or undertakings that they will be carried out. If any additional expenses are incurred as a result of delays, accidents or disruptions of planned itineraries beyond our control, e.g. strikes, natural disasters, fire, technical problems of transport, airport closures, cancellation or changes of schedule by scheduled airlines, or similar events out of our control, any such expenses are to be borne by the guests.

Can prices change?

Whilst we reserve the right to increase or decrease prices at any time.  Once you have paid your deposit, the price shown on your booking confirmation is fully protected.

 

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