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Leave your bike at home with Bike Experience Mallorca

BikesEtc
27 Jul 2017

If you're heading to Mallorca, why not treat yourself to a spin on something special?

This feature was produced in association with Bike Experience Mallora.

One of the great things about cycling holidays is that they not only give you the opportunity to explore new places but also to ride new bikes.

Although taking your own is always an option, doing so can involve travel hassles, not to mention additional costs. It's no surprise, then, that hiring a bike abroad is becoming an increasingly popular option for many travellers – especially if you're getting a bike thats even better than your own.

Bike Experience Mallorca is one company that specialises in providing this sort of service, running a fleet of road bikes, mountain bikes and e-bikes from its base in Vilafranca de Bonany in the heart of the island.

Not that you’ll need to go there to pick your bike up, because they’ll make sure it’s delivered and collected from wherever you’re staying.

The service is simple to use. All you need do is go to their website (bikeexperiencemallorca.com) enter your details, and the address you’ll be staying at.

Pick the bike or bikes you’d like to hire, the dates you want them for, the size(s) you require as well as any accessories, and pay a 20% deposit with your credit card or bank transfer.

When the bikes are brought to your accommodation, you then pay the balance with a card or cash to the chap who drops them off.

Transit is included in the rental price, and you can choose to add insurance and even a breakdown service for an additional fee if you're worried about getting into trouble miles from the nearest bike shop.

So what beautiful bikes could you find yourself exploring Mallorca on? How about a Giant TCR Advanced Pro 1 like the one Tom Dumoulin recently rode to Giro d’Italia glory?

Or a Cervélo S3 – which is similar to the type of bike you’ll see Mark Cavendish tearing up the pro peloton on?

Both are high-end racing bikes that come equipped with electronic groupsets. Whatever bike you pick will come with a 10-speed or 11-speed drivetrain.

Their carbon bikes combine a 50/34 chainset with an 11-28 cassette, while their aluminium-framed bikes – such as the ones in their Trek Madone fleet – come with an 11-32 cassette. In both cases that should prove versatile enough to cope with Mallorca’s hilly terrain.

In addition to their bike hire, the company also offers other services to help make sure you get the most from a trip to the island.

Not only can they recommend great routes for both roadies and mountain bikers alike, but they can also provided guided one-day and multi-day tours if you want them.

On top of that, they also offer a host of back-up services for both you and the bike. You don’t even need to worry about bringing your own helmet, shoes or Garmin as these can be added to your rental package at a minimal cost, too.

Bike hire starts from €25 a day. For more info, see bikeexperiencemallorca.com.

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