Greece: Cycling the Islands of Kalymnos and Nisiros

Cycling the islands of Greece is incredible. Each island is unique and because they are all tiny, you can generally do one a day – at least that’s what I did on my Duvine tour. Kalymnos we started in the port and then cycled up and over the island covering 25.2 miles and climbing 2,729…

Last Day of Cycling Mallorca: Saving the Best for Last

Packing up our bags, we said good-bye to the beautiful La Residencia hotel and began our day pedaling toward the Mallorca coast. Pedaling uphill, our little group followed the coastal route from Deia to Andratx, through Valdemossa, Banyalbufar, and Estellencs.  With an elevation gain of 970 meters, the scenery of the ocean below was breathtaking…

Day Four of Luxury Cycling with Duvine in Mallorca

Still in the mountain area, Day Four of my Mallorca Cycling Adventure because with a   hour hike – yes, that’s right, we actually didn’t have to pedal up the hill and my legs and butt were thankful.  Instead we hiked from Deia to Son Mico to this little place that served cakes.    Have I…

The Scary Descent Down to the Valley

After two days in the first hotel, it was time to move on another part of the island.  Our suitcases got to take the van there, but we took our bikes and pedaled up and down hills.  But of course, we didn’t get to check out our new sleeping accommodations until after we had put…

Cycling up the Tramuntana Mountains

Day 2 of my Mallorca bike tour was all about options.  Those who were crazy and wanted a challenge got up an hour earlier than the rest of the group to cycle 21 miles uphill- and when I say uphill, I’m talking about the Tramuntana Mountains with an elevation gain of 1,244 meters. Naturally I…