Our first camp in Mallorca, Spain has come and gone and we already decided after the first day of being there that this will be an annual trip for us . Mallorca is incredible! Here are a few of our favorite photo’s from camp.
The city of Palma is a hot spot for vacationers from all over the world. We didn't spend much time in the city but it didn't take long to see why people come here.
This was our first real ride for the week and it set the tone for the rest of camp
Mallorca is a large island off the coast of Spain in the Mediteranean. It’s surprising with its diverse vegetation, terrain and culture. Everyday you have an option to go flat, rolling, hilly or climbing. During each ride the flora can change from an arid desert feel to green-richly soiled farm pastures to a forrest with pine trees and ferns all in a matter of a few miles.
Riding in Europe can be over stimulating because everywhere you look you see sights like this
Nearly every ride we did in Mallorca had at least one cafe stop. It didn't matter what town we were riding through, as long as we rode to the center of town (look for a big cathedral) we found good coffee.
Our Mallorca Cycling House was very nice. With 8 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms it was spacious and comfortable.
Many of the roads were lines with century old rock walls
Nice descent, hard climb. The Sa Callobra ride was a beast.
Climbing for a Meditereanean vista
Ken was the go-to guy in Mallorca. Logistics, ride routes, mechanical support and most importantly having his amazing family around to help out gave a real Spanish family feel at camp.
Our Chef was incredible! Born and raised on the island and owning one of the nicest restaraunts in Mallorca, he was an instant hit at the house.
We enjoyed lunch and dinner (and wine) on the outside patio.
Owen enjoying the European riding...tough day in the office.
Anya leading the group up one of the many climbs that we rode during the last two days of camp.
We promise this is not staged. Picture perfect.
All in all we had a great time in Spain. Thanks to those riders who joined us for our first Mallorca camp! We had an unforgettable time with you. Many more photos and stories to come.
Dates for Mallorca 2012 are coming soon…