Mallorca, it’s a cyclist’s paradise. Go once and you will fall in love with the place. It has almost year round sunny weather, smooth, traffic free roads leading to fantastic climbs and the locals are happy to see you. This spring, high-end cycling holiday company Cycology and performance sportswear brand ashmei are teaming up “with the aim of redefining luxury cyclo-tourism”! Interested? Read on for more details of this limited offer.
The Tramuntana Tour 2018 is a spring break ride package that takes place from the 5th-8th April and is limited to twelve riders. Guests will stay at the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa, situated on the northwest coast of the island against the backdrop of the Tramuntana Mountains. This five-star hotel offers easy access to Mallorca’s fantastic climbs such as the Puig Major, Sa Calobra and Coll de Soller.
As Jordi E. Tarrida, General Manager at Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa, explains: “Mallorca is a road cyclist’s paradise, particularly out of the hot summer months of July and August. At Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa we are pleased to work with bespoke cycling holidays expert, Cycology, to make sure we provide the facilities that best adapt to each cyclist’s needs.”
During the ride you will have your own support vehicle and mechanical support. Included in the cost is bike rental, saving you the stress of flying with your pride and joy. If you choose to bring your own ride, this will be deducted from the cost. Gels and bars will be provided by ZipVit.
After a tough day in the saddle you can return to the hotel and take advantage of the sumptuous Talise Spa. Nothing like a bit of tlc and a deep tissue revitalising massage to get you ready for the next day. Follow that up with dinner at the hotel’s Mediterranean Cap Roig Restaurant, which enjoys some amazing views.
Cycology are a bespoke luxury cycling tour operator that also run holidays to Mauritius and Portugal. Their aim is to deliver world-class, bespoke, luxury cycling holidays for riders and their significant others. That last bit could be the final piece that gets you your ticket to ride. Offer your significant other a relaxing break at the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel, while you ride your bike; win, win!
In fact Cyclogy make a point of making sure your non-cycling other half enjoys the holiday as much as you. Options include Spa days, golf or tennis, helicopter or boat trips. Or they could enjoy a little shopping or a trip to a local vineyard. It’s quite possible they’ll have a better time than you!
While riding around the island you will of course want to look your best, step forward ashmei. This British sportswear company will be providing riders with some of their highly rated cycle clothing. The package includes two Merino Jerseys, a Gilet, Bib Shorts and Merino Socks plus a commemorative T-Shirt – with a collective RRP of almost £750.
ashmei were founded back in 2011 by Stuart Brooke. Unhappy with the quality of kit available at the time, he decided to utilise his twenty-five years of experience designing and producing sportswear. Starting by looking at what an athlete needs, ashmei then evaluate the best materials and how they can best be utilised. The ashmei way is to focus on performance and quality, rather than price.
Although I won’t be able to make it to the Tramuntana Tour 2018, I will be testing out a pair of ashmei’s v.3 Bib Shorts. These use a woven rather than knitted material to produce a dense weave that is highly water resistant; perfect for the UK. Once I get them in I’ll take them out on some mucky rides and let you know how they fare; look out for a preview soon.
The Tramuntana Tour 2018 will run from 5th – 8th April 2018 and is priced at £2600pp. For bookings, please call +44 (0)208 912 4522 or to preview the full package, together with rates for non-cycling companions, please visit Cycolgy’s page.
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