Sail & Bike Balearic Islands

Sail & Bike Balearic Islands (8 Days/7 Nights, approx. 160 km )


From Ibiza to Mallorca or from Mallorca to Ibiza

Come with us to the probably best-known and most popular group of islands in Europe! With the „Atlantis“ you get to know the Balearic Islands by way of the sea.

The cycle tours take you to the most beautiful spots and the most impressive sites on Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Past medieval fortresses, isolated villages and watch towers, you cycle through the ever-changing landscape of the archipelago, stopping at beaches with enticing, crystal-clear water or at tapas bars offering a rich selection of Spanish specialties.

The nights are spent anchored at sea near ports or in secluded bays. On board, you are welcome to pitch in with the rigging or just relax and enjoy the fresh sea breeze under full sails.

Please note that this trip is operated as one-way trip either from Ibiza to Mallorca or from Mallorca to Ibiza. 
Early summer tours on board the Victoria embark on Saturdays, late summer tours on the Atlantis on Sundays.

Map

Highlights of the tour
Culture: A stroll through the UNESCO protected old town of Ibiza
Nature: Es Vedra in its spectacular surroundings
Activity: Free as the wind - sailing day between Ibiza and Mallorca
Culinary: Try Coca de Patatas and almond milkshake in the mountain village Valdemossa!
Souvenirs: Herbal liqueur Yerbas & Marjocan pastry Ensimada de Mallorca

Itinerary

FROM IBIZA TO MALLORCA - 1st Day Ibiza Island: Arrival Ibiza town (Embarkation) (D)

Individual arrival at the airport and journey to the port of Ibiza town. Your proud ship is ready for boarding at 6 pm. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage on board after 2 pm and spend the afternoon as you wish. Go for a stroll through the Old Town with its narrow lanes and numerous attractions. Enjoy the magnificent view from the walls of the mighty fortification system. The first communal meal lures you back on board. During a welcome drink on deck, you receive a brief introduction to life on board and get to know the crew. Overnight stay in the port of Ibiza.

2nd Day – Ibiza Island: Sa Caleta - Cala d´Hort (aprx. 16 mi./25 km and 1,312 ft./400 m of altitude) (B, D)

After an abundant breakfast a guided sightseeing-tour takes us across the UNESCO protected old town. We take a walk between the walls of the mighty fortress, where the grand past of the island metropolis becomes alive. Afterwards it’s time to “Cast off!” Our ship takes us to the Bay of Sa Caleta, which is framed by fisher boats. Our cycling tour leads us along fennel-lined streets, around the highest point of the Island towards the sea, passing vineyards and white-washed fincas as well as the lovely little town of St. Josef. Breath-taking views over the bay and to the rocky island as well as onto the ship passing by will dazzle you as soon as we reach the cliff coast. We reach the marvellous beach of Cala d’Hort in the afternoon, which invites us to take a swim in this temptingly turquoise blue water. If you like, you are allowed to swim back to the ship. Overnight stay on anchor close to the myth-enshrouded and fascinating rocky island of Es Vedra.

3rd Day – Formentera Island: La Savina – La Mola Lighthouse – Es Calo (aprx. 22 mi/35 km and 820 ft./250 m of altitude) (B, D)

In the Morning our ship takes us on a two hours cruise to the north of Formentera. If you’re keen, get some practise in sailing. Formentera is the smallest inhabited island of the Balearics and often quite justly called the Carribean of the Mediterranean. Our cycling tour takes us to the islands capital Sant Francesc and past white cubic houses to the lighthouse La Mola, which Jules Verne mentions in one of his novels as „the lighthouse at the end of the world“. The cliffs behind the lighthouse fall off steeply for 140 m, and it is said that in good weather conditions one can see all the way to Africa. We will have some time in the late afternoon to go for a swim at one of the most beautiful beaches of the Balearic Islands. The evening is best spent relaxing with a cocktail at the beach bar in the bay of Es Calo to let the day fade away.

 

4th Day – Ibiza Island: Es Canar - St. Miguel (aprx. 19 mi./30 km and 1,476 ft./450 m of altitude) (B, D)

In the morning our sailing ship takes us to Es Canar. Today’s cycle tour takes us through the agricultural centre of the island, where numerous almond, fig and carob trees grow. Here we can see the typical red soil of Ibiza. We stop for lunch in a little village called Sant Carlos offering a large amount of Ibizan specialities. Afterwards we cycle along the mountainous and wooded north of Ibiza at an elevation of 300 m to the bay of St. Miguel. We stay here on our proud ship overnight on anchor.

5th Day – Ibiza Island: Benirras – Mallorca Island (Sailing day) (B, L)

We lift anchor early in the morning to spend the day sailing. We head towards Port d’Andratx, which is situated in the southwest of Mallorca. After an extensive breakfast sailing enthusiasts can take an active part in the sailing of the ship. For those who would rather watch, it’s enough to enjoy the fresh sea breeze or to settle down with a book they have always wanted to read. After arriving Mallorca Island, there is time for a refreshing swim in the sea or a walk along the promenade of Port d’Andratx. To be side by side to noble yachts as well as native fisher boats creates a special atmosphere to enjoy. Try one of the good fish restaurants for dinner today. What could be nicer than eating delicious food with sea view?

6th Day – Mallorca Island: Port d'Andratx – Sant Elm - Port d`Andratx (Round tour aprx. 24 mi./38 km and 2,300 ft./700 m of altitude) (B, D)

Today’s round trip takes us along the coast to the holiday resort Peguera. From here we cycle on less frequented country roads, while passing a 240 m-high mountain pass to Andratx; a place which kept its pristine charm. We continue cycling to the likeable and quiet resort of Sant Elm, where you can spend the afternoon as you like. Go for a swim at the beautiful local beach or join a walk to the old watchtower. In the late afternoon we finish off our bike tour with a small climb and arrive back in Port d`Andratx.

7th Day – Mallorca Island: Port d`Andtratx – Port de Soller (aprx. 25 mi./40 km and 2,624 ft./800 m of altitude) (B, D)

Early in the morning our proud ship takes us along the impressive steep coastline to a sheltered cove in the northwest of the island to go on our journey’s final cycle tour. It takes us from Port des Canonge along a lovely mountain road across the pass of Coll de Claret (450 m of altitude). Many beautiful views high above the sea will soon make you forget all the exertion. We finish our morning cycle tour at the picturesque town Valldemossa with its famous Carthusian monastery. Take your time to stroll through the flower decorated town during your extensive lunch break. In the afternoon, we continue along a lovely mountain road down to Port de Soller. The route is lined with highlights, such as the picturesque artist’s village of Deia and the former Son Marroig Estate. After arriving Soller, you can watch lively scenes while drinking a cup of coffee in the Placa de Constitucio before the last communal meal lures you back on board. The last evening is traditionally spent in a cosy get-together of guests, crew and tour guides. You spend the night in the harbour of Soller.

8th Day (Sun) Port de Soller (Disembarkation) (B)

After breakfast, check-out until 9.00 am and individual journey home. 

FROM MALLORCA TO IBIZA - 1st Day – Mallorca Island: Arrival Port de Soller (Embarkation) (D)

Individual arrival and group transfer from airport to the port of Soller. Your proud ship is ready for boarding at 6 pm. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage on board after 2 pm and spend the afternoon as you wish. Take a walk along the bay of Port de Soller or let the ancient tram swing you through orange groves to the town centre. Here, you can watch the lively scene while drinking a cup of coffee in the Placa de Constitucio before the first communal meal lures you back on board. During a welcome drink on deck, you receive a brief introduction to life on board and get to know the crew. Overnight stay in the harbour of Soller.

2nd Day – Mallorca Island: Soller – Valdemossa – Port Andratx (aprx. 19 mi./30 km and 2,624 ft./800 m of altitude) (B, D)

The first stretch of cycling takes us from Soller along a curving coastal road to Valdemossa, a small town at an elevation of 400 m with its famous Carthusian monastery. The countless views across the sea make the effort invested well worthwhile. The route is lined with highlights, such as the picturesque artist’s village of Deya and the former Son Marroig Estate. After an extensive lunch break in Valdemossa we continue on the bikes rapidly descending to the sea where the ship awaits us. The command is called: Cast off! We cruise along the impressive cliff coast of the Tramuntana Mountains on our way to Port Andratx. Noble yachts and original fishing boats lying closely side by side lend a very special charm to this harbour.

3rd Day – Mallorca Island: Port d'Andratx – Sant Elm - Port d`Andratx (Round tour aprx. 24 mi./38 km and 2,300 ft./700 m of altitude) (B, D)

Todays round trip leads us along the coastline till we reach the holiday resort Peguera. We continue cycling on calm country roads across a 240 m-high pass until Andratx, a community that managed to preserve its original charm. We are heading to the likeable and quiet resort of Sant Elm, where we spend the afternoon as we like. Go for a swim at the beautiful local beach or join a walk to the old watchtower. In the late afternoon we finish off our bike tour with a small climb and arrive back in Port d`Andratx.

4th Day – Mallorca Island – Ibiza Island (Sailing day) (B, L)

You lift anchor early in the morning and head towards Ibiza. After an extensive breakfast, the helmsman gives you an introduction to the art of sailing and explains the most important functions of the rigging. Now sailing enthusiasts can take an active part in the sailing of the ship. For those who would rather watch, it’s enough to enjoy the fresh sea breeze or to settle down with a book they have always wanted to read. After arriving Ibiza, there is time for a refreshing swim in the sea or a walk along the untouched, rugged north coast of the island. We stay on your proud ship anchoring overnight in the bay of St. Miguel.

5th Day – Ibiza Island: St. Miguel – Es Canar - Insel Formentera (Cycle route approx. 19 mi./30 km and 1,476 ft./450 m of altitude) (B, D)

Today’s cycle tour takes you at first along a wooded mountainous stretch at an elevation of 300 m to the beautiful beach of Sant Vincente, where you take a short swim and coffee break. You continue first along the coastline and later on through the agricultural centre of the island. We stop for lunch in a little village called Sant Carlos coming up with a large amount of Ibizan specialities. Afterwards you cycle some more km to your ship which takes you to the next island: Formentera. It is the smallest inhabited island of the Balearic Islands and often quite justly called the Carribean of the Mediterranean. You also should not miss ending the day with a relaxing cocktail at the beach bar in the bay of Es Calo to let the day fade away.

6th Day – Formentera Island: Es Calo – La Savina – Insel Ibiza: Cala d´Hort (Cycle route approx. 22 mi/35 km and 820 ft./250 m of altitude) (B, D)

In the morning, you make a side trip by bicycle to the lighthouse La Mola, which Jules Verne mentions in one of his novels as „the lighthouse at the end of the world.“ The cliffs behind the lighthouse fall off steeply for 140 m, and it is said that in good weather conditions one can see all the way to Africa. You continue cycling to the dreamily island capital Sant Francesc passing cubic houses and wheat fields already recaptured by wild flowers. You meet your ship at the northernmost point of the island to sail to your overnight stay at the marvellous bay of Cala d’Hort on Ibiza. Take the chance to go ashore for a swim or simply to enjoy the view at the myth-enshrouded rocky island of Es Vedra.

7th Day – Cala d’ Hort - Es Jondal - Ibiza Stadt (Cycle route approx. 16 mi./25 km and 1,312 ft./400 hm) (B, D)

The last cycle trip of the tour starts with a short but severe uphill climb out of the bay of Cala d’Hort till you reach the cliff coast. A breathtaking view onto the bay and at the rocky island as well as onto the ship passing by will make you dream. Afterwards you cycle tour leads you into the interior of the Island. Fennel-lined streets take you around the highest point of the Island. Your cycling tour leads you along fennel-lined streets, vineyards and white-washed fincas. After lunch and a stop for swimming, you sail to Ibiza Town, where you go on a sight-seeing tour of the UNESCO-protected Old Town. Among the walls of the mighty fortification system, the grand past of the island metropolis becomes alive. The last evening is traditionally spent in a cosy get-together of guests, crew and tour guides. You spend the night in the harbour of Ibiza Town.

8th Day – Ibiza (Disembarkation) (B)

After breakfast, check-out until 9.00 am and individual journey home.

Ships

Atlantis (Tallship)

At 57 x 7.5 m, 14 sails and over 750 sqm sail surface the Atlantis is a guaranteed eye catcher in every harbour. Built in 1905 and christened Elbe 2, the Atlantis served faithfully as a light vessel in the North Sea, Germany. Afterwards she was elaborately restorated as a tallship for passenger cruises. The renovation featured a classy salon, a spacious upper deck including seats and a cocktail bar as well as 17 comfortable air conditioned guest cabins including a shower and WC. The unique charm of the Atlantis is due to the loving care of the inventory and to a helpful and greatly experienced crew.

Victoria (Deluxe)

Completely renovated in 2017, the 24 m long and 7 m wide Victoria is an exceptionally comfortable sailing yacht in gulet style.

Up to 12 guests can be accommodated in the spacious six guest cabins, which are equipped with extremely tasteful interiors and air conditioning. Each cabin has a private bathroom with separate shower cubicle.

The tenderly prepared meals are served in the elegantly decorated salon and the deck is furnished with padded lie mats and beanbags.

Rental bikes

Hybrid bicycle of the Islandhopping brand

Our hybrid bicycles are basic bicycles with trapeze frame or diamond frame that are available in four frame sizes: trapeze frame in 46 and 52 cm or diamond frame with top tube in 56 and 60 cm.

All bicycles are equipped with a precise Shimano gear shift, Shimano V-brakes with strong “bite”, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with quick clambs, safety mudguards and a comfortable touring saddle of Selle Royal.

The Islandhopping hybrid bicycles are rented for 80 Euro per week on this tour. Please be aware that these rental bikes are only available for participants that are taller than 1.50 m.

FLEXeBIKE – by Tempora

The FLEXeBIKE by Tempora stands for innovation; a high end e-bike which can be transformed into a standard hybrid bike by removing only the battery.
At aprx. 19 kg the bike is amongst the lightest touring e-bikes on the market, available in frame sizes: 46 cm – easy entry, 52 cm – trapez, and 58 cm – diamond.
The Shimano Deore 3 x 8-speed derailleur system enable the rider to climb even the steepest of inclines.
Shimano V-brakes insure that the bike comes to a safe stop.
The supporting electric motor is a high-performance Panasonic rear wheel hub-motor which runs on a 800 Wh rechargeable battery.

The FLEXeBIKEs are available for the following weekly rates:
– Hybrid bike: 80 Euro
– E-bike: 160 Euro (limited amount)

Islandhopping Pannier

For the duration of the tour we supply you with a waterproof pannier by Ortlieb, a practical way of carrying drinks, bathing gear, camera etc.

To ensure that bike panniers remain water proof they have to be closed tight. Although panniers are manufactured from waterproof material Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH cannot be held liable for any damage that might be caused to any personal belongings like mobile phones, cameras ect.

The use of our Islandhopping panniers is free of charge.

Journey

Port of embarkation varies between Port de Soller on Mallorca Island and Ibiza town on Ibiza Island

Please be aware, that this trip is operated in two different directions, either from Ibiza to Mallorca or from Mallorca to Ibiza. Please refer to your booking confirmation to make sure which route is relevant for your travel date.


How to get to Mallorca or Ibiza

A flight is the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to get to the Balearic Islands. Please note, that this tour sometimes starts from Mallorca and ends on Ibiza and sometimes also starts from Ibiza and ends in Mallorca (please see your booking confirmation for your embarkation and disembarkation harbour). Therefore we recommend to book an open jaw flight.

To investigate and book a suitable flight you can for example use the website www.opodo.com.

Transfers between Mallorca/Ibiza Airport and the boat

Transfers on Mallorca

We organize collective transfers between Airport Palma and your ship in Port de Soller on day of embarkation as well as between your ship in Port de Soller and airport Palma on the day of disembarkation (opposite tour direction). Waiting times might be possible.

– Group transfer between Port de Soller and Airport Palma (on day of embarkation only): 30 euro per person/way.
– Group transfer between Port de Soller and Airport Palma (on day of disembarkation only): 30 euro per person/way.

Transfers on Ibiza

Please use a taxi for your journey on Ibiza island. Costs are not included into your tour price (transfer between boat and airport on day of disembarkation /airport and boat on day of embarkation in opposite direction).

How to make a transfer reservation

For the organization of all airport transfers please indicate your exact flight details:

– arrival & departure date
– flight route
– airline
– flight number
– estimated arrival or departure time

If there are belated changes of your flight times you are kindly requested to inform our office immediately.

For transfer reservations please contact our office team:


Ph: +49-(0)7531-36186-0

Email: info@islandhopping.com

Prices & Accomplishments

Base tour price per person (in a double cabin below deck)

– 1,490 euro (Tallship Atlantis)
– 2,390 euro (Deluxe Ship Victoria)


Included services

• 8-day-trip on a tallship with crew
• 7 nights on a tallship in a standard double cabin with shower/toilet
• Catering as mentioned in the itinerary (7 x breakfast & 7 warm meals on board)
• Guided or individual cycling tours as described in itinerary
• Bed linen and towel (incl. change of towel once a week)
• Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
• English speaking tour guide

Additional optional services

• ½ a double cabin can only be booked on the Atlantis
• Surcharge for a cabin for single use: 500 euro (Atlantis) or 1,500 euro (Victoria)
• Rental bike: hybrid bicycle incl. Ortlieb pannier: 80 euro/week
• Rental E-Bike (limited number): 160 euro/week
• Insurance against theft and damage of the rental hybrid bicycle: 10 euro/week or of the e-bike: 20 euro/week (not insured: gross negligence damage)
• Group transfer between Port de Soller and Airport Palma (on day of embarkation/disembarkation only): 30 euro per person/way

Not included in the tour price

• Journey to Mallorca (for embarkation); Journey from Ibiza (after disembarkation)
• Transfer between airport and boat (we recommend to take a taxi on Ibiza)
• Drinks on board (tally sheet, paid to the captain)
• Please bring a beach towel, if needed.
• Meals and drinks ashore
• Tips for tour guides and crew
• Service charge: 2 % of the total invoice value (excluded for payments via IBAN bank transfers).

Price reductions

• Children up to age 16 receive a 25 % discount on the basic tour price (not combinable with other discounts).
• Early-Bird discount: receive a 5% discount on the tour base price if your booking reaches us before the 31.01.2018 (combinable with the SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount).
• SEA-YOU-AGAIN discount: all guests booking the third or more tour directly over Islandhop-ping will receive a 5% discount on the tour base price (combinable with the Early-Bird discount).

Things to note

Language aboard

Due to our international audience all Islandhopping tours are conducted bilingually, in English and German.

Itinerary Changes

We reserve the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions and where required by organizational necessities. Due to wind and weather in the open ocean, changes tot he described itinerary are to be reckoned with. Quiet coves and bays are preferred for a peaceful night’s sleep on anchor and crossings will only take place if sailing conditions are authorized by the captain. If external circumstances and weather conditions allow it, it is possible to cover longer distances during the night. The extra time thus gained could be used during the day for extending the cycling program.

Level 2 - 3

The cycle tours require a basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours take you up to a height of 853 – 2,460 ft./ 260 and 750 m above sea-level. The daily tours from 16 – 25 mi. /25 to 40 km lead you through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants also need to master long and steep climbings. Streets are mostly asphalted and less traffic occurs during the off seasons. Helmets use is mandatory in Spain. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number only (on request). You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle-tour.

This cruise takes place on a Tallship. Therefore balance and surefootedness are required as well as the ability to manage larger steps (e. g. embarkation/disembarkation by dinghy).

Requirement to wear a helmet

Helmets use is mandatory in Spain. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number only (on request).

Characteristic features of Harbours & Places to drop anchor

Our Tallships mostly do not fit into small fishing harbors and therefore spend the majority of their nights on anchor. This means that a dinghy transfer is necessary to get to land. Surefootedness and a certain degree of agility are required to get on and off the boat. Needless to say, our tour guides will lend you a helping hand. In general: Wind, swell and tidal differences have a significant influence on a Tallship journey.

Bringing children

We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the cycle tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.50 m (5 ft.)

Weight Limit of Clients Bicycles Brought on Board

Please be aware, that we have a weight limit of 22 kg (48.5 lb), if you bring your own biycle/e-bike on board of one of our boats. This limit is important to protect the health of our guides/crew members, than they have to lift the bikes on board. If we consider it necessary, we will check the weight on site. If the weight limit is exceeded, we reserve the right to refuse taking the bike on board.

Luggage Advice

Please bring your personal belongings in foldable travel bags. Please avoid hard protective cases. They will be too heavy to store within your cabin.

 

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed
August 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 26.08-02.09Balearic Islands M - IAtlantisMallorcaIbiza Hafen1490
September 2018
DateName of the tripShipStart CityEnd CityStatusBase price
 09.09-16.09Balearic Islands M - IAtlantisMallorcaIbiza Hafen1490 book
 16.09-23.09Balearic Islands I - MAtlantisIbiza HafenMallorca1490 book
 30.09-07.10Balearic Islands I - MAtlantisIbiza HafenMallorca1490 book

Any questions?

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