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MAJORCA March 19th 2020

Summer is not over if you start thinking about next year. Majorca in March has warmer weather and smooth quiet roads and a lot of cyclists. And this year we are heading to Peguera.

We are planning to go to a different beach hotel on the South side of the Island coast and mountains after 6 years at Puerto Pollensa in the North. Sel & Helen researched the area and our chosen hotel last year and where to ride. The hotel runs a bike hire operation and there are other hire shops in the area. Budget £100 for carbon bike hire. I have no idea yet about electric but bound to be a bit dearer. The hotel hosts Max Huerzeler bike hire which is not surprising since the its more German orientated than the old one. 

The details are pasted below so you can make your own online booking for flights, hotel and bike. Early booking may get you return flights, half board hotel, bike hire and transfers for under £600

FLIGHTS
Thu 19 Mar 2020 – Departure easyJet EZ8627
• London Gatwick
• LGW 11:25
• to Palma de Mallorca

Wed 25 Mar 2020 – Return easyJet EZ8622
• Palma de Mallorca
• PMI 11:10
• to London Gatwick

HOTEL

Universal Hotel Lido Park, CL Jose Guevara Ur la Romana, 4 – 07160 Peguera

Find hotel details using this link

https://www.universalhotels.es/en/hoteles/universal-hotel-lido-park

We have used this group discount link to book

https://www.universalhotels.es/en/ecommerce3/dispo-detallada

• Thu 19 Mar 2020 – Wed 25 Mar 2020

The best value seems to be doubles especially if you book with no cancellation option. Single seem proportionately dearer than in the past so a financial incentive to find a room-mate. Your dilemma is whether to book early or leave it till last minute which as we are going in March is not such a risk on availability but who knows on price.

You want 6 days HALF board when choosing hotel options and remember to change single room occupancy to 1 unless you have found someone to share with in which case its cheaper.

BIKE HIRE

Max Huerzeler run a bike hire operation from the Lido Park Hotel https://www.huerzeler.com/en for more details

As the bikes don’t come with racks for my pannier I bring a frame triangle bag and some straps to carry my jumper and wind proofs. Suggest you hire bikes from Fri 20th to Tue 24th 5 days.

I will sort out group save rail tickets to Gatwick and group Taxi to Peguera in February next year. Budget £45

Email me or text me if you are interested and want more details. The longer you leave it the dearer it gets!

Its about 15 degrees so good for the long gradual climbs. You will still need some warmer clothes for those long descents though. It can still rain in March too.

Sean Hayden
07801414707

ashayden@waitrose.com