Now the Autumnal weather is here, its now time to start thinking about a week (or longer) in Mallorca for 2019. Propose that we go during the week following Easter so suggest that the trip is April 21st – 28th. As this is Easter it will most likely be popular, it also coincides with the Mallorca 312 Sportive at the end of the week (Sat 27th) so we’ll need to book early.

I’m proposing the Duva hotel at Porto Pollensa again, I’m just waiting on Biel at the Duva to confirm the 2019 group prices. It will be around 43-45 euros per person on a half board basis sharing a twin bedded apartment, and we need to book at least 10 rooms to get the group rate.

There are a number of Bike Hire companies within walking distance of the Duva Hotel; Procycle Hire, 2GoCycling, Pinarello Experience, Pollensa Cycling, Rent March. Prices vary according to what bike you have.

Easyjet have now published their schedule for April 2019 and are offering 2 flights a day. Ryanair Bristol/Bournemouth flight schedules have been out for a while and departure times seem quite civilised. A number of other airlines also fly to Mallorca, Thomas Cook, Flybe and BA if you fancy one of these.

If you are interested in doing the Mallorca 312 Sportive, there are 3 different distances to choose from, 167, 225 or 312 km. Entry for this opens on 9 October.

Who’s up for going? Let Mike Smith know – contact details here  He will reserve your accommodation (on payment of a £70 deposit), you should arrange your own flight/bike hire.

To whet your appetite here are some pics from the 2018 trip and the 312 Sportive in 2017