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Bike and Barge Spain: Balearic Islands | Sailing Ship Atlantis

The Balearic Islands can be found just east of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. Departing from Mallorca, an interesting route will take you to the islands Ibiza and Formentera to medieval forts and colourful little villages. And how inviting the clear water and the lovely little beaches look after a challenging bike ride over the hills! Come with us to the probably best-known and most popular group of islands in Europe!

Explore the best-known and most popular group of islands in Europe – Balearic Islands

With the three-masted barque the MS Atlantis you get to know the Balearic Islands by way of the sea. The bike tours take you to the most beautiful spots and the most impressive sites. Past medieval fortresses, isolated villages and watch towers, you bicycle through the ever-changing landscape of the archipelago, stopping at beaches with enticing, crystal-clear water or at tapas bars offering a rich selection of Spanish specialties. The nights are spent anchored at sea near ports or in secluded bays.

Isolated villages, tapas bars offering a rich selection of Spanish specialties and beaches with crystal-clear water.

On board, you are welcome to pitch in with the rigging or just relax and enjoy the fresh sea breeze under full sails.

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  • Sailing ship Atlantis

    Three-masted barque Atlantis (all cabins with shower/toilet) with a length of 57 m and a width of 7.45 m the boat offers 17 comfortable cabins with active ventilation and airconditioning, for up to 34 guests. Each cabin has two twin beds. From 1905 until the end of the 70s the Atlantis was the Light Vessel Elbe 2/Mayor Bartels and cruised through the Baltic Sea. Due to the sailing ship like hulk it was prevented from the salvaging. In the beginning of the 80s the lighthouse was replaced with three masts with sailcloth of 750 m² and the interior was equipped with comfortable cabins and an elegant saloon. The unique charm of the Atlantis is due to the caring maintenance of the owner and his crew who already sailed around the world with the boat. It is always an adventure when the crew sets sail with the help of their guests and when the proud barque is starting to move through the water.

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  • Tour details Spain: Balearic Islands | Sailing Ship Atlantis

    Day 1 (Sat): Embarkation: Mallorca Island: Port of Soller (D)
    Individual arrival and group transfer from the airport to the port of Soller. Your proud ship is ready for boarding at 6 pm. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage on board after 2 mand spend the afternoon as you wish. Take a walk along the bay of Port de Soller or let the ancient tram swing you through orange groves to the town centre. Here, you can watch the lively scene while drinking a cup of coffee in the Placa de Constitucio before the first communal meal lures you back on board. During a welcome drink on deck, you receive a brief introduction to life on board and get to know the crew. Overnight stay in the harbor of Soller.

    Day 2 (Sun): Mallorca Island: Soller – Valdemossa (Approx. 30 km/19 mi. and 800 m/2,624 ft. of altitude) | Valdemossa – Port d' Andratx (B, D)
    The first stretch of cycling takes you from Soller along a curving coastal road to Valdemossa, a small town at an elevation of 400 m with its famous Carthusian monastery. The countless views across the sea make the effort invested well worthwhile. The route is lined with highlights, such as the picturesque artists village of Deya and the former Son Marroig Estate. After an extensive lunch break in Valdemossa we continue on the bikes rapidly descending to the sea where the ship awaits us.  The command is called:  Cast off! We cruise along the impressive cliff coast of the Tramuntana Mountains on our way to Port Andratx. Noble yachts and original fishing boats lying closely side by side lend a very special charm to this harbour.

    Day 3 (Mon): Mallorca Island: Port d' Andratx –  Sant Elm – Port d' Andratx (round tour approx. 38 km/24 mi. and 700 m/2,300 ft. of altitude) (B, D)
    Todays round trip leads you along the coastline till you reach the holiday resort Peguera. You continue cycling on calm country roads across a 240 m-high pass until Andratx, a community that managed to preserve its original charm. You are heading to the likeable and quiet resort of Sant Elm, where you spend the afternoon as you like. Go for a swim at the beautiful local beach or join a walk to the old watchtower. In the late afternoon you finish off your bike tour with a small climb and arrive back in Port d`Andratx.

    Day 4 (Tue): Mallorca Island – Ibiza Island (Sailing day) (B, L)
    You lift anchor early in the morning and head towards Ibiza. After an extensive breakfast, the helmsman gives you an introduction to the art of sailing and explains the most important functions of the rigging. Now sailing enthusiasts can take an active part in the sailing of the ship. For those who would rather watch, it's enough to enjoy the fresh sea breeze or to settle down with a book they have always wanted to read. After arriving in Ibiza, there is time for a refreshing swim in the sea or a walk along the rugged and untouched north coast of the island. Framed by steep rocks you stay on your proud ship anchoring overnight in the bay of Benirras.

    Day 5 (Wed): Ibiza Island: Benirras – Sant Vincente – Sant Carlos (Approx. 30 km/19 mi. and 450 m/1,476 ft. of altitude) | Formentera Island: Sant Carlos – Es Calo (B, D)
    Today's cycle tour takes you at first along a wooded mountainous stretch at an elevation of 300 m to the beautiful beach of Sant Vincente, where you take a short swim and coffee break. You continue first along the coastline and later on through the agricultural centre of the island. You stop for lunch in a little village called Sant Carlos coming up with a large amount of Ibizan specialities. Afterwards you cycle some further km to the ship which takes you to the next island: Formentera. It is the smallest inhabited island of the Balearic Islands and often quite justly called the Carribean of the Mediterranean. The evening is best spent relaxing with a cocktail at the beach bar in the bay of Es Calo to let the day fade away.

    Day 6 (Thu): Formentera: Es Calo – La Mola – Sant Francesc (Approx. 35 km/22 mi. and 250 m/850 ft. of altitude) | La Savina – Island Ibiza: Cala d’Hort (B, D)
    In the morning, you make a detour by bicycle to the lighthouse La Mola, which Jules Verne mentions in one of his novels as „the lighthouse at the end of the world.“ The cliffs behind the lighthouse fall off steeply for 140 m, and it is said that in good weather conditions one can see all the way to Africa. You continue cycling to the dreamily island capital Sant Francesc passing cubic houses and wheat fields already recaptured by wild flowers. You meet your ship at the northernmost point of the island to sail to your overnight stay at the marvellous bay of Cala d’Hort on Ibiza. Take the chance to go ashore for a swim or simply to enjoy the view at the myth-enshrouded rocky island of Es Vedra.

    Day 7 (Fri): Ibiza Island: Cala d’Hort – Es Jondal – Ibiza Town (Approx. 25 km/16 mi. and 1,312 ft./400 hm) (B, D)
    The last cycle trip of the tour starts with a short but severe uphill climb out of the bay of Cala d’Hort till you reach the cliff coast. A breath-taking view over the bay and out to the rocky island as well as onto the ship passing by will leave you dazzled. Afterwards your cycle tour leads you inland. Along fennel-lined streets, around the highest point of the Island towards the sea passing vineyards and white-washed fincas as well as the lovely little town of St. Josef. After lunch and a stop for swimming, we sail to Ibiza Town, where we go on a sight-seeing tour of the UNESCO-protected Old Town. Among the walls of the mighty fortification system, the grand past of the island metropolis becomes alive. The last evening is traditionally spent in a cosy get-together of guests, crew and tour guides. We spend the night in the harbour of Ibiza Town.

    Day 8: (Sat) Ibiza Island: Ibiza Town: Disembarkation
    After breakfast, check-out until 9.00 am and individual journey home.

    Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship.
    Key: (B) Breakfast (L) lunch (D) dinner
    Changes We reserve the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions and where required by organizational necessities.

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  • Tour details Spain: Balearic Islands | Sailing Ship Atlantis

    Day 1 (Sat): Ibiza Island: Arrival Ibiza town (Embarkation) (D)
    Individual arrival at the airport and journey to the port of Ibiza town. Your proud ship is ready for boarding at 6 pm. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage on board after 2 pm and spend the afternoon as you wish. Go for a stroll through the Old Town with its narrow lanes and numerous attractions. Enjoy the magnificent view from the walls of the mighty fortification system. The first communal meal lures you back on board. During a welcome drink on deck, you receive a brief introduction to life on board and get to know the crew. Overnight stay in the port of Ibiza.

    Day 2 (Sun): Ibiza Island: Ibiza town – Sa Caleta | Sa Caleta – Cala d´Hort (aprx. 16 mi./25 km and 1,312 ft./400 m of altitude) (B, D)
    After an abundant breakfast a guided sightseeing-tour takes us across the UNESCO protected old town. We take a walk between the walls of the mighty fortress, where the grand past of the island metropolis becomes alive. Afterwards it’s time to “Cast off!” Our ship takes us to the Bay of Sa Caleta, which is framed by fisher boats. Our cycling tour leads us along fennel-lined streets, around the highest point of the Island towards the sea, passing vineyards and white-washed fincas as well as the lovely little town of St. Josef. Breath-taking views over the bay and to the rocky island as well as onto the ship passing by will dazzle you as soon as we reach the cliff coast. We reach the marvellous beach of Cala d’Hort in the afternoon, which invites us to take a swim in this temptingly turquoise blue water. If you like, you are allowed to swim back to the ship. Overnight stay on anchor close to the myth-enshrouded and fascinating rocky island of Es Vedra.

    Day 3 (Mon): Cala d´Hort – La SavinaFormentera Island: La Savina – La Mola Lighthouse – Es Calo (aprx. 22 mi/35 km and 820 ft./250 m of altitude) (B, D)
    In the Morning our ship takes us on a two hours cruise to the north of Formentera. If you’re keen, get some practise in sailing. Formentera is the smallest inhabited island of the Balearics and often quite justly called the Carribean of the Mediterranean. Our cycling tour takes us to the islands capital Sant Francesc and past white cubic houses to the lighthouse La Mola, which Jules Verne mentions in one of his novels as „the lighthouse at the end of the world“. The cliffs behind the lighthouse fall off steeply for 140 m, and it is said that in good weather conditions one can see all the way to Africa. We will have some time in the late afternoon to go for a swim at one of the most beautiful beaches of the Balearic Islands. The evening is best spent relaxing with a cocktail at the beach bar in the bay of Es Calo to let the day fade away.

    Day 4 (Tue):  Es Calo – Es CanarIbiza Island: Es Canar – Benirras (aprx. 19 mi./30 km and 1,476 ft./450 m of altitude) (B, D)
    In the morning our sailing ship takes us to Es Canar. Today's cycle tour takes us through the agricultural centre of the island, where numerous almond, fig and carob trees grow. Here we can see the typical red soil of Ibiza. We stop for lunch in a little village called Sant Carlos offering a large amount of Ibizan specialities. Afterwards we cycle along the mountainous and wooded north of Ibiza at an elevation of 300 m to the secluded bay of Benirras. Pirate hearts will jump for joy! Framed by steep rocks we stay here on our proud ship overnight on anchor.

    Day 5 (Wed): Ibiza Island: Benirras – Mallorca Island (Sailing day) (B, L)
    We lift anchor early in the morning to spend the day sailing. We head towards Port d’Andratx, which is situated in the southwest of Mallorca. After an extensive breakfast sailing enthusiasts can take an active part in the sailing of the ship. For those who would rather watch, it's enough to enjoy the fresh sea breeze or to settle down with a book they have always wanted to read. After arriving Mallorca Island, there is time for a refreshing swim in the sea or a walk along the promenade of Port d’Andratx. To be side by side to noble yachts as well as native fisher boats creates a special atmosphere to enjoy. Try one of the good fish restaurants for dinner today. What could be nicer than eating delicious food with sea view?

    Day 6 (Thu): Mallorca Island: Port d'Andratx – Sant Elm – Port d`Andratx (Round tour aprx. 24 mi./38 km and 2,300 ft./700 m of altitude) (B, D)
    Today’s round trip takes us along the coast to the holiday resort Peguera. From here we cycle on less frequented country roads, while passing a 240 m-high mountain pass to Andratx; a place which kept its pristine charm. We continue cycling to the likeable and quiet resort of Sant Elm, where you can spend the afternoon as you like. Go for a swim at the beautiful local beach or join a walk to the old watchtower. In the late afternoon we finish off our bike tour with a small climb and arrive back in Port d`Andratx.

    Day 7 (Fri): Mallorca Island:  Port d`Andtratx –  Port des Canonge | Port des Canonge – Port de Soller (aprx. 25 mi./40 km and 2,624 ft./800 m of altitude) (B, D)
    Early in the morning our proud ship takes us along the impressive steep coastline to a sheltered cove in the northwest of the island to go on our journey’s final cycle tour. It takes us from Port des Canonge along a lovely mountain road across the pass of Coll de Claret (450 m of altitude). Many beautiful views high above the sea will soon make you forget all the exertion. We finish our morning cycle tour at the picturesque town Valldemossa with its famous Carthusian monastery. Take your time to stroll through the flower decorated town during your extensive lunch break. In the afternoon, we continue along a lovely mountain road down to Port de Soller. The route is lined with highlights, such as the picturesque artist’s village of Deia and the former Son Marroig Estate. After arriving Soller, you can watch lively scenes while drinking a cup of coffee in the Placa de Constitucio before the last communal meal lures you back on board. The last evening is traditionally spent in a cosy get-together of guests, crew and tour guides. You spend the night in the harbour of Soller.

    Day 8: (Sat) Port de Soller (Disembarkation) (B)
    After breakfast, check-out until 9.00 am and individual journey home

    Details: In italics printed parts will be covered by the ship.
    Key: (B) Breakfast (L) lunch (D) dinner
    Changes We reserve the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions and where required by organizational necessities.

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  • INCLUDED:
    – 8-day-trip on a tall ship with a crew;
    – 7 nights on a tall ship in a standard double cabin with shower/toilet);
    – Catering as mentioned in the itinerary (7x breakfast & 7x warm meals on board);
    – Guided or individual cycling tours as described in itinerary;
    – Bed linen and towels (incl. change of towels once a week);
    – Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board);
    – English speaking tour guide.

    NOT INCLUDED:
    – Journey to or from Mallorca or Ibiza;
    – Reservation fee € 15 per booking/group (obligated surcharge);
    – Transfer between airport and boat (we recommend to take a taxi on Ibiza);
    – Drinks on board (tally sheet, paid to the captain);
    – Please bring your own beach towel, if needed;
    – Meals and drinks ashore;
    – Tips for your guides and crew.

    ADDITIONAL/OPTIONAL SERVICES:
     ½ a double cabin (on request)
    – Surcharge for a single cabin: €500
     21-gear hybrid bicycle incl. pannier bag; €80 per bike/week
     E-Bike (i:SY Flyer Eco) 8-hub gear with pannier bag (max. 4 per tour/boat): €160 per bike/week (booking in advance on request)
     Insurance against theft and damage of the 21-gear rental bicycle: €10/week or of the e-bike: €20/week (not insured: gross negligence damages)
     Group transfer between Port de Soller and Airport Palma (on day of embarkation only): €30 per person/way.

     

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  • Dates 2017 and Prices p.p.: 

    DatesCommentsBasic Price

    per person in a double cabin

     

    27.08. – 03.09.17Mallorca – Ibiza1,490 euro (Atlantis)
    03.09. – 10.09.17Ibiza – Mallorca1,490 euro (Atlantis)
    10.09. – 17.09.17Mallorca – Ibiza1,490 euro (Atlantis)
    17.09. – 24.09.17Ibiza – Mallorca1,490 euro (Atlantis)
    24.09. – 01.10.17Mallorca – Ibiza1,490 euro (Atlantis)
    01.10. – 08.10.17Ibiza – Mallorca1,490 euro (Atlantis)

    A Single cabin is limited and only on request available (surcharge € 500). Please contact us if you want to book such a cabin.

    Price reductions: Children up to age 16 receive a discount of 25 % on the basic tour price.

    Reservation fee € 15 per booking/group (obligated surcharge);
    21-gear hybrid bicycle incl. pannier bag; €80 per bike/week
    E-Bike (i:SY Flyer Eco) 8-hub gear with pannier bag (max. 4 per tour/boat): €160 per bike/week (booking in advance on request)

  • BICYCLES:
    The bicycles on board are 21-speed touring bicycles with hand brakes and a pannier bag. A limited number of e-bikes (electrically assisted bicycle) are available on request (early booking is strongly recommended). Other bikes (e.g. children’s bikes, tandems, etc.) are not available in this area and cannot be ordered for these tours. Due to limited space on deck guests can’t bring their own bicycles or E-bikes. Only in exceptional cases when you need a special bike or tandem. Please let us know well in advance when you would like to bring your own special bicycle/tandem. This is only possible after reconfirmation by us. Neither crew nor tour operator are liable/ responsible for any damage, loss or theft of own bicycles. Helmets use is mandatory in Spain. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Rental helmets are available on board in limited number (on request).

    CATERING:
    The tour includes half board, and the different stages of the tour make it expedient that occasionally only breakfast is served on board, whereas on other days two warm meals are taken on board. You can find the meal schedule in the tour description (B, L, D).

    CHANGES:
    We reserve the right to make changes to the planned route due to changing wind and weather conditions and where required by organizational necessities. Due to wind and weather in the open ocean, changes tot he described itinerary are to be reckoned with. Quiet coves and bays are preferred for a peaceful night’s sleep on anchor and crossings will only take place if sailing conditions are authorized by the captain. If external circumstances and weather conditions allow it, it is possible to cover longer distances during the night. The extra time thus gained could be used during the day for extending the cycling program.

    REQUIREMENTS (Level 2 – 3):
    The cycle tours require a basic level of fitness from participants, which they should have acquired from steady cycling. The tours take you up to a height of 853–2,460 ft./260-750 m above sea-level. The daily tours from 16-25 mi./25-40 km lead you through hilly and mountainous terrain and will be completed without any time-constraints. Participants also need to master long and steep climbings. Streets are mostly asphalted and less traffic occurs during the off seasons. You are free to set aside a half or full day to swim or spend on board the boat, instead of taking a planned cycle-tour. Each day you can either decide to cycle alone, using the information and maps provided, or join the tour guides.

    CHILDREN:
    We believe that only children in a good physical condition and with a minimum age of 10 and previous bicycle tour experience are able to master the bicycle-tours on their own strength. Please note that the minimum height for a rental bike is 1.50 m (5 ft.).

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
    The General Conditions (travel conditions) of Boat Bike Tours bv apply to cycling cruises, as well as to confirmation and cancellation of such tours. In principle, children are very welcome on board. However, before booking, we advise you to satisfy yourself that your child is able to manage a cycle trip of ca. 55 km. Of course you may stay one or more days longer on board (children under the age of 18 years must be under supervision). Child discount on request. The interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are non-smoking areas.

    CONTACT:
    Boat Bike Tours BV
    ’t Prooyen 3-B
    1141 VD Monnickendam
    The Netherlands
    Tel: +31 299 313071
    Fax: +31 299 313065
    info@boatbiketours.com
    www.boatbiketours.com

    Minimum number of participants is 16, maximum number of participants is 34 (Atlantis)

    Legal notice: Tour operator and organizing company for this Balearic Islands Tour is Inselhuepfen/Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH, Konstanz, Germany.
    Other conditions may apply to this tour: further details on request.

    Update: September 27th, 2016

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