8-days Bike & Hotel Holiday: departures March 25, April 1, 15, October 9, 2019
Ibiza, part of the Balearic Islands, is famous all over the world and yet it has an unknown side. Most of us know Ibiza only as a wild party paradise. However, this island offers, next to the secluded beaches, an enchanting inland with many fruit trees, authentic villages with white plastered houses and churches. The population is very friendly and there is a relaxed atmosphere. Especially in the north of the island you may imagine yourself in a true paradise! The labyrinth of deserted, perfectly maintained roads is ideal for cycling. Temperatures are very mild! In early spring the flowering almond trees turn the countryside all white!
On the day off you may visit Formentera, the smallest inhabited island of the Balearics. This mostly flat island is known for its endless sandy beaches and is very suitable to explore by bike.
Arrival at Ibiza Airport. Transfer to your hotel in Eulària des Riu.
Cycling: Es Canar route appr. 40 km/24 miles
After breakfast you may pick up your rental bike from the rental company. The first route of your cycling holiday takes you inland along quiet asphalted roads. You cycle through a rural environment with typical whitewashed houses with azure-blue window frames. The village of Es Canar is situated right on the sea. Every Wednesday a hippy market takes place here.
Cycling: Sant Joan Labritja route appr. 45 km/27 miles
Today’s route is a drive through a hilly area towards the village of Sant Joan labritja. This village is located about halfway this day’s ride. People come here to enjoy the authentic ‘old Ibiza’. It is hard to understand that in the past this area was one of the most densely populated regions of Ibiza.
Cycling: Sant Mateu route appr. 60 km/37 miles
Cycling west after about 12 km you pass the charming village of Santa Gertruidis de Fruitera. This village is surrounded by orchards and has many restaurants, craft shops and galleries. A stroll through this lively village is certainly recommended. This area is also known as the wine region of Ibiza.
Past fruit and olive trees you continue to the picturesque village of Sant Mateu. This place is located in the middle of vineyards and almond plantations. For a delicious Spanish lunch we recommend restaurant Vlka at the white plastered church . After descending you will cycle back to Eulària des Riu through a picturesque valley,
No cycling or cycling at island Formentera appr. 45 km/27 miles
A visit to Ibiza Town is definitely recommended! This can also be combined with a trip to the small island of Formentera which lies south of Ibiza and can be reached by ferry (at your own expense).
The cycle route at Formentera is almost completely flat but reaches halfway, at El Pilar de la Mola, to an altitude of 200 meters. After a steep climb of 2 km you will reach this village with it’s characteristic church, lighthouse and windmill. From here you have a magnificent view over the steep shoreline.
This day of cycling through villages, past vineyards and bays with crystal clear water you will never forget! .Please bring your swimsuit, along the route are numerous lovely beaches!
Cycling: Cova de Can Marçà route appr. 45 km/27 miles
Today you’ll bike along rolling country roads and will take a short steep climb to the coastal town of San Miquel. An absolute must here is a visit to the Can Marçà cave. This cave is one of the oldest caves in Ibiza. About a 100,000 years ago, it was formed by moving earth layers. In Cova de Can Marçà you may see lovely stalactite formations and amazingly fossilized waterfalls.
Cycling: White villages route appr. 60 km/37 miles
During the last cycling day of this holiday you will visit various authentic Ibiza-style villages. In these villages you still can find examples of the traditional architecture of the island. The land owners used to build defense towers at their houses to protect themselves from attacks by pirates!
At the end of the afternoon, your rental bike with supplies have to be returned to the bicycle rental company.
Your holiday has come to an end, transfer to Ibiza Airport.
(1) Stay in **** – hotel Tropic Garden in the pleasant town of Eulària des Riu. Spacious accommodation with bedroom + living room + spacious balcony. This very comfortable hotel is equipped with sauna, gym and swimming pools and is located directly on the sea. The package includes breakfast and dinner (drinks included with dinner)