Easy to reach and diverse in what it offers, we can think of few better Mediterranean destinations to visit. Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and known as the jewel of the Mediterranean Sea. 'The King's Island' is favorite by everyone from royalty, celebrities and millionaires right down to the common man. The island now attracts as many as 10 million tourists a year, so it is no wonder the name alone has become synonymous with 'holidays'.
Mallorca offers the traveller rich rewards and is much more than the old cliché of ‘Sun, Sea and Sand’. Beautiful places such as Deià, Sa Calobra, Valldemossa, Sóller and even Cap de Formentor spring to mind. Mallorca (or Majorca) it could be said, is blessed, inundated with charm and beauty; take your time here and slowly the island reveals herself to you. It is a special place where traditions meet modernity, tranquillity blends effortlessly with excitement, and safety and privacy can be found cohabiting alongside one another. Look a little further still and you will quickly uncover an island exuding luxury with a talented flair.
Beyond the luxury to be savoured throughout the island, many visit Mallorca looking to enjoy some of the predictable winter sun whilst combining this with training on their bicycles. For the road cyclist, the island offers up unrivaled open roads, sweeping switchbacks and snarling mountain climbs. As a winter training destination the island cannot be beaten anywhere in Europe which is why many of the UCI professional cycling teams also train here (watch out for them on the roads!).
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Thank you for arranging a wonderful trip! We’ve been regular visitors to Mallorca for the last 15 years. We normally head for the interior of the island where there is a good selection of stylish boutique hotels, it's hard to surprise us but this trip exceeded our expectations. Finding the hilltop village you suggested for al fresco dining was a delight and there were a number of real gems to discover that are unaffected by the commercial pressures of the coastal resorts. Palma has one of the easiest airports to navigate and the short flight time from the UK makes a long weekend break an attractive possibility.
Mr Beasley: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom