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The Mallorca Escape - May 2024

The Mallorca Escape - May 2024

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The Mallorca Escape - Supported by Basso

If the idea of escaping the cold winter to a warm and sunny climate to ride bikes, drink coffee and climb epic mountains sounds like your thing, then the BoC Mallorca Escape is for you. 

Cycling Paradise

The small island of Mallorca is a firm favorite among amateur and pro cyclists for many reasons. The roads, the climbs, the weather, the cafes, bars and restaurants, the chance to see and ride with pros year round... And that's without mentioning Sa Calobra, one of the most fun climbs, and descents, in all of Europe.

The BoC Mallorca Escape is your chance to ride the very best of Mallorca, supported by the Band of Climbers team. Together we'll climb every epic ascent, but also discover some hidden roads, climbs and towns you may never have discovered solo.

Fuelled and Ready

The BoC Mallorca Escape is based at one of Mallorca's most loved cycling hotels, the 4-Star Duva Aparthotel and Spa. Your stay on the Escape includes full use of the hotel's 3 swimming pools, gym, spa, and of course, breakfasts and dinners each evening.

With support from our nutrition partners OTE sports, your place on the Escape also includes all the energy bars and gels you need to get you over Mallorca's greatest climbs.

Escape Itinerary

The itinerary of the trip is as follows (although it is subject to change based on weather conditions)

Day 1 : Arrival + La Victoria

Distance : 65km : Elevation 350m.

Day 2 : Coll de sa Batalla, Coll de Soller & Coll d'Orient

Distance : 140km: Elevation 2500m.

Day 3 : Coll de Femenia & Sa Calobra

Distance : 120km : Elevation 2000m. 

Day 4 : Cap de Formentor + Sineu Velodrome (Rest Day)

Distance : 126km : Elevation 1450m

Day 5 :  Andratx to Port de Pollenca - Point to Point Queen Stage

Distance : 127km : Elevation 2900m

Day 6 : Coll de Femenia, Coll d'Orient, Coll de Soller, Puig Major

Distance : 144km : Elevation 2800m

Day 7 : Departure Day 

There is no ride planned for departure day. Any flights from Palma Airport should booked after 9am in order to join our scheduled transfer to the airport. 

This Escape is limited to just 14 riders

What is Included?

  • 6 night stay in a shared twin room in the 4-Star Duva Aparthotel and Spa in Port de Pollenca complete with 3 x Swimming pools, Gym, Bike Storage and Tools, and more....
  • Daily cooked breakfasts and evening dinners
  • Daily supported rides by the Band of Climbers rider team
  • Transfer to Port de Andratx 
  • Energy gels and bars from OTE Sports
  • Airport transfers to and from Palma Airport
  • 1 x Exclusive Band of Climbers 2024 Escapes Jersey

What is not included?

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Spare parts or equipment
  • Medical Cover
  • Bike hire
  • Coffee or cafe-bought snacks/lunch during rides
  • Drinks over dinner
  • Additional nights accommodation if arriving early or departing late

Please note all guests will be required to sign an entry waiver in order to take part in a Band of Climbers Escape. The waiver will be sent to you after your place on the Escape is confirmed. 

Escape Costs

Total cost for the Escape based on a shared twin room is £1250.00 per person. £200 non-refundable deposit is payable upon booking your place, with the balance of £1050 to be paid 14 weeks before the Escape begins.

A single room is available with a supplement of £250. Please note single room occupancy must be booked with the deposit upon booking your place. We can't guarantee a single room will be available closer to the Escape.

All prices include VAT and taxes where applicable. For any questions about the trip, please email us at

Bike Rental

Basso Bike rental is available. We can offer Basso Astra or Basso Diamante bikes, with Ultegra Di2 and wide-range cassettes for the mountains. A Basso Astra with Insurance is €260 for the duration of the Escape. 

Recommended Flight Info 

Arrivals : Please fly into Palma de Mallorca Airport BEFORE 11:00am on Sunday 5th May 2024, in order to join our scheduled transfer for our riders at circa 11:30am. If you cannot find a flight that lands before 11:00am. We suggest flying in a day early, on the 4th, and staying in an airport hotel overnight (not included).

Departures : Please book a return flight AFTER 09.00am from Palma de Mallorca Airport on Saturday 11th May to your chosen destination. Our scheduled transfer is based on the earliest flight time of all guests. But your flight should not be before 09:00am due to the transfer time to the airport. Any flights booked before 09.00am will require a private transfer at an additional cost of £150. 



BoC Escapes are not races, they're an adventure. We ride socially, with a cafe/coffee stop midway through each ride.

That said, BoC Escapes are tough. You'll ride 6 back to back big days with up to 4000m of climbing (10,000ft) per day.

We would suggest you should be capable of climbing for at least 90 minutes at a gradient of 7% without stopping. Average speeds are very difficult to gauge, but most riders on our Escapes will average at least 10kph per hour (6mph) on a climb of 7%. Some will ride much quicker of course, but you are free to ride at your own pace.

We would suggest the trip is for intermediate or above level riders, or those with at least some experience of riding in the mountains and a decent level of fitness. At no point will any rider be left behind on their own, as our guides will be on the road with you at all times.

We aim to ride as a group, although on long climbs we usually split up, before regrouping at the summits, or cafe stops if the temperatures at the summits are too cold.

Of course, some riders will be faster than others, but we try to keep any waiting times between the first and last riders reaching the summits to a minimum. You are free to ride at your own speed. This is not a race. It's a chance to test your own legs at your own pace.


Absolutely! Around 95% of all our Escape riders come on their own. Making new friendships is a big part of our Escapes. This is why we cap numbers at a maximum of 16 riders.


1. We do not mix males and females in shared rooms (unless booked as a couple or on request by both parties)

2. All rooms are twin beds, with en suite bathrooms

3. Rooms are allocated at random, unless booked as pairs or couples.

4. We can allocate rooms to friends on request (email us once booked)

5. If we have one single female, on a trip of 10 male riders, the female will be given a single room, to avoid sharing with a male (unless requested). Likewise, if we have a trip with 10 females, a solo male will be given a single room.

6. 95% of our guests come as solo riders. Making new friendships is a big part of our Escapes. 


Single rooms are available in some Escape Destinations with a supplement of £250. Single rooms must be booked with your deposit as a single room may not be available closer to the escape.


You will have 2 or 3 BoC ride guides on the road with you at all times. We'll ride with you, and ensure no rider is left behind.

We also have a support van on most Escapes (Excluding Mallorca) which carries tools, spares, and your bad weather kit, plus energy gels and food. So you don't need to carry anything.

If your legs decide to give up, or you need a rest, you are welcome to ride in the van and miss a climb or section if you need to, or end your ride early.


We can help you to rent a road bike in all of our Escape Destinations. We do not rent bikes ourselves, but we have recommended partners in each destination and we can assist in the rental, pickup and return of your bike.

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