Our campers often ask for advice on whether to rent a bike once they arrive in Mallorca for a cycling camp or pack their bike with them when they travel. We're most at ease on our own bikes, of course, but traveling with a bike can be cumbersome and expensive, not to mention the possibility of the bike getting damaged during transport. If you're at all hesitant about bringing your own bike, we highly recommend renting a bike on the island. Here's why.
The Viva Blue & Spa
(where our cycling camps are based) has an excellent bike shop called the Viva Cycling Station right in the hotel with the bicycle storage area. The Viva Cycling Station
is run by Xavi, a very nice guy and a good mechanic. We have always been pleased and satisfied with every single bike our riders have rented from the Station, and Xavi and his staff work hard to make sure each rider has everything they need. If you book your rental bike ahead of time (they sell out early!), Xavi will have your bike fitted to the specs you gave him, ready to go on your assigned bike hook. All you have to do is collect your bike storage key when you check in to the hotel, and you'll find your bike waiting for you. If the bike needs any additional adjustments, Xavi or our staff will be happy to help you in any way you need.
The Viva Cycling Station
offers several high-end bikes, including the Cannondale CAAD10 and the Specialized Tarmac, all guaranteed to be the current year model, as the entire rental fleet is replaced and updated each year. Prices are very reasonable; you'll expect to pay around 125 Euros per week.
We recommend you reserve your bike as soon as possible to make sure you are able to book the model you want, as bike rentals in Mallorca are very popular and sell out quickly.