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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Why should I come to Stephen Roche Cycling Holidays in Mallorca and not any other company?

We’ve been providing great cycling holidays in Mallorca for 20 years and we pride ourselves on our exceptional level of customer service. We provide excellent 4 star accommodation, in exclusive sea-front locations, with the best Ride Captains on the island. We believe we offer the best value, for the best cycling experience, in Mallorca.

And, to top it all, you have an 85% chance of riding with one of the world’s greatest cyclists while you’re here! What more could you ask for?

Do I need to bring anything with me if I’m hiring a bike?

Yes. You need to bring your pedals, shoes and helmet. If you send us your measurements when booking, we’ll have your bike ready and will fit your pedals for you on arrival.

How good a cyclist do I need to be?

All you need is a good level of fitness with basic bike handling skills. We have 4 groups of different levels of group that ride every day. You can also change groups as you progress throughout the week! If you have any doubts as to which group you should ride with on the day, just ask one of our Ride Captains who will help you choose the right group.

I’m worried about being left behind. Really, how fit do I need to be?

We do not leave anyone behind, ever! Our Ride Captains lead and sweep every group and are here to ensure you have a positive cycling experience and can help you decide which riding group is best for you; and if you over-exert yourself during a particular ride, you can always jump in the support vehicle and sit back and relax all the way back to the hotel.

How long are the rides?

Distances range between 50 Km and 130 Km, depending on the route and the group you join in the morning. Rides depart between 9:00 and 10:00 am and return between 1:00 and 2:30 pm.

Do I have to ride everyday?

No. It’s your holiday, so you can ride as little or as often as you like. Many of our guests take at least one day off the bike when they’re here and take in some of the other sights and activities the island has to offer. Even we take Wednesdays off!

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. You can bring your own bike and it can be stored in our secure garage in the Ponent Mar Hotel. However, with the increasing carriage costs on airlines and the fact that our exceptional, carbon road bikes are available to hire at a reasonable price you may want to seriously consider if it is worth it. We’ve also yet to meet a cyclist who hasn’t worried about whether their beautiful bike would make the journey in one piece when taking it on a flight!

Can I book my own accommodation and still hire a bike and ride with the groups?

Afraid not. We currently only offer bike hire and guided rides as part of a package with our accommodation options, but with our choice of four star hotels, with included half-board meals, you’ll be hard-pushed to find a better deal elsewhere anyway!

Can I bring a non-cycling partner?

If you’re partner doesn’t cycle, don’t worry, there are plenty of other things to do in Mallorca. The capital city, Palma, is just a short taxi or bus ride away, and in the Palmanova area itself, there’s: shopping, golf, tennis, running tracks, swimming pools, yoga, sightseeing and much more! Not to mention the glorious Palmanova Beach on your doorstep!

Can I bring my family?

Yes. Your family is very welcome. Palmanova is one of Mallorca’s most popular family resorts and has family facilities and activities throughout the cycling season.

Can I come on my own?

We have lots of individual riders! There is a great atmosphere and it’s really easy to make new friends on and off the bike :) In the evenings we have reserved, group tables where all our guests can sit together and share stories over their evening meal.

How long do I have to come for?

Whatever length of time suits you! You can arrive and depart on any day of the week and stay for as many days as you like. Just remember that Wednesday is our normal rest day, unless we’re taking on the Sa Calobra with some of our more adventurous guests!

Can I come in the summer?

Yes. We offer Private Guided Rides during our off season and can also provide accommodation, bike hire and airport transfers.

Do you offer deals to large groups, teams, clubs or organisations?

Yes. We have special rates for clubs, groups and race teams. We actively support charity riding groups requiring specific organisation. Contact us for further details.