Destination Summary: Pollença

Pollença – 5 Days – SUGGESTED 6 Riders

What’s Included
  • 4 night full board stay in single occupancy luxury accommodation
  • Luxury airport transfer
  • Villa host
  • In-house chef
  • Selection of local wines and beers
  • Daily massage
  • Ride support vehicle
  • Ride nutrition & drinks
  • Morning ride analysis with professional cyclist
  • Fully guided & supported rides
  • Professional cyclist as ride guide & villa guest
  • Velusso kit & apparel
  • Private invitation to local restaurant, for celebratory meal on final evening
What’s not Included
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Bike hire
  • Bike box hire

Itinerary

Arrival Day

Luxury transfer from airport

Exclusive champagne reception with Villa Host

Optional short ride up Formentor

Dinner with pro cyclist, cooked by in-house chef

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DAYS 1, 2 & 3

Energy boosting breakfast

Unique ride analysis provided by pro cyclist

Grande Depart I

Café stop

Grande Depart II

Return to Velusso villa

Protein Bar opens followed by nourishing post ride meal

Massage with in-house sports masseuse

Dinner with pro cyclist cooked by in-house chef or private invitation to premium local restaurant

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Departure Day

Continental breakfast

Luxury transfer to airport

Mallorca is widely regarded as a cyclists’ paradise, and with good reason. Long mid-gradient climbs and well-maintained roads relatively free of traffic, a spine of wild, rugged mountains soaring to 1,500m, and an almost unlimited choice of challenging, winding roads make it a uniquely special destination for cyclists. Thanks to the ideal conditions, the Mallorcan roads have become a training ground for professionals, with sublime climbs and coastal roads that are known to inspire riders of all abilities. Riders of the Illes Balears will explore the island in true Velusso fashion, enjoying carefully planned routes set to showcase the best the island has to offer, in addition to the expert care and support for which Velusso is known.

Ride Experience

Stage 1

PLACE NAMES

Pollença – Selva – Lluc – Sa Calobra – Pollença

DISTANCE

54 miles

ELEVATION

1,661m

KEY CLIMBS

Coll de sa Batalla, Sa Calobra

Stage 2

PLACE NAMES

Pollença – Soller – Inca – Pollença

DISTANCE

65 miles

ELEVATION

2,450m

KEY CLIMBS

Coll de Femenia, Puig Major, Coll de Sóller

Stage 3

PLACE NAMES

Pollença – Petra – Can Picafort – Pollença

DISTANCE

48 miles

ELEVATION

905m

KEY CLIMBS

Accommodation

We have a number of villas in Pollença suitable of catering to groups sizes of between 4 to 8 travellers. Each of our properties have been handpicked for their own unique qualities but all are of the highest standard. Unparalleled attention to detail, modern comforts and luxurious furnishings ensure your well-being and convenience are catered for during your stay in Mallorca.

Each villa is ideally located to ride the beautiful but testing Tramuntana mountains, surrounding valleys and picturesque coastal routes. Just a stones throw away from Old Town Pollença, you’re perfectly situated to stroll in and out of the town centre and soak up the local atmosphere.

Light and spacious reception rooms throughout each property offer stunning views of the surrounding mountain range and woodlands, providing many a place to enjoy a relaxing glass of wine after every outing.

Both single and double occupancy bedrooms are available and more specific property details can be provided upon request.

OUTDOOR FEATURES
  • Private Pool Area
  • Luxurious Gardens
  • Covered Terrace
  • Barbeque Facilities
INDOOR FEATURES
  • WiFi
  • Satellite TV
  • Mountain Views
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen with pantry
  • Open-plan Lounge and Dining Area
STAFF AND SERVICES
  • Chef
  • Villa Host
  • Villa Pre-Stock
  • Bath & Pool Towels
  • Kit Laundry Service

Cuisine

All meals during your stay are created with the professional cyclist in mind and we take pride in providing the right nutrition at the right time. In tandem with this, we also like to offer an authentic experience and show off what our chosen destinations have to offer, by providing you with a real taste of the local area.

Your Villa Host will freshly prepare energy-boosting breakfasts, homemade ride snacks and drinks to make sure you’re feeling strong whilst out riding. On your return, you’ll be treated to the Velusso Protein Bar, which will contain a variety of freshly made options and whey products, all containing scientifically proven nutrients to aid your recovery. Post ride lunches are then prepped and served by your Villa Host on request.

Evening meals are then prepared by your in-house chef, who will cook delicately created local dishes made to order. Beverages will be served to accompany dinner, most of which are sourced from resident vineyards and breweries. On your final evening, everyone is invited to dine in a nearby restaurant and experience the local culture and evening atmosphere.

Equipment

Kit

Looking and feeling good on the bike is important, so we provide each guest with a selection of Velusso kit, designed by us and manufactured by our new 2016/17 kit partner, Le Col.

Our short sleeve jersey is created using a Meryl Microfibre, which is slow to absorb and swift to transfer moisture, keeping riders dry and comfortable in a variety of climates. A gummy lycra shield holds the sleeve in place for extra comfort, as well as an ergonomic and stylish collar shape. We’ve selected a navy blue for our signature jersey, which stylishly compliments the black shorts.

Our bib shorts are specially designed for both comfort and performance. The oversized Velusso gripper has intermittent tabs while still holding firmly in place. The minimalistic design boasts style and compliments the various destination jerseys.

Rental Bike

We offer high quality and top end alternatives to your own bike. Mallorcan rental options include the following:

  • Van Nicolas Astraeus Di2 – £100
  • Colnago CX Evo Carbon – £130
  • Pinarello F8 Dura Ace – £250

Based on availability at time of travel.

Added Extras

TRAVEL OPTIONS

Nearest Airport: Palma de Mallorca

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

A Velusso Team Bus is organised to transport all guests from the Palma de Mallorca airport to the Velusso Villa. This will be arranged as soon as all flight details have been confirmed between all travellers and the reservation manager.

TRAINING

Set goals and follow a training plan designed by a professional cyclist. Delivered through a user friendly app, with an integrated messaging system, it becomes easy to interact with your coach. You’ll have access to an experienced pro, who will provide you with a unique insight into the world of professional cycling, as well as ensuring you hit your targets in an enjoyable way. You’ll also be able to communicate with other Velusso members, via the app and within the Velusso club on Strava.

Purchase your Cycling Training Plan on our online Shop.

ANALYSIS

Your professional cyclist will deliver a short ride analysis each morning, outlining the route and highlights of the day, including wind direction, weather and any key climbs. By also providing you with ride advice, your pro will make sure you take as much out of your ride experience as possible.

SUPPORT

Each ride is professionally supported with a Velusso team car. We provide everything you need, whether that be drinks, ride nutrition or mechanical support, our team ensures that you can forget about everything other than simply enjoying riding your bike.

MASSAGE

After every ride, each guest is invited to wind down with a recovery massage from our resident masseuse.

RIDE SNACKS

Deliciously homemade energy treats, Isotonic drinks, Mineral Water, Energy bars, Energy Gels.

BIKE TRANSPORTATION

Alternatively, you can avoid the hassle of travelling with your bike. We partner with Luggage Mule, who offer an excellent courier service and will safely collect and drop off your bike and bike box from your preferred address. Discount Code provided on request.