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RCC Summit Mallorca

Welcome to the hub page of the upcoming Rapha Cycling Club Summit. We’re excited to host you at the next club get-together on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca. An oasis of smooth roads, challenging climbs and stunning vistas, it is a cyclist’s paradise. Please use this page to plan your trip with us, and keep checking back regularly as we update the page, confirming all of the details for the Summit.

RCC Summit Jersey

Your special edition Summit jersey is waiting for you in Puerto Portals. All guests will receive theirs when they check in with RCC Summit staff.

Based on our best-selling Pro Team and Souplesse Jerseys, the exclusive design will commemorate a special weekend of riding.

Itinerary

Here is a brief overview to help you know what to expect:

N.B. Please note our itinerary and routes are subject to change

Friday 1st November

 

Pre-booked transfers from the airport to the Summit hotel
Check-in at your accommodation
Check in with the Rapha Cycling Club team
Build your bike or collect your Rad International hire bike on site
Buffet lunch with takeaway option
First official Summit ride
Welcome drinks
Dinner at OD Portals Hotel for all Summit guests

Saturday 2nd November

 

Breakfast
Main ride, with varying route lengths and options
Lunch on the road
Afternoon Palma Excursion (inclusive) OR Spa offer at St. Regis (additional charges apply)
Dinner

Sunday 3rd November

 

Breakfast
Main ride, with varying route lengths and options, including hill climb challenge
Lunch on the road
Talk with Rapha's Product Design team
Farewell Dinner at Baiben

Monday 4th November

 

Breakfast
Morning ride options
Hotel check-out
Pre-booked transfers to the airport

Ride Itinerary

Friday 1st November

 

Summit Opening Ride

32.6km, +632m

The opening ride of the summit takes us up the Category 3 Military Hill Climb, Palma’s most famous training route. The road winds 5.8km up past the military base to Coll de sa Creu with an average elevation of 5% and then it’s downhill to Calvia and back to the coast.

Saturday 2nd November

 

Tramuntana Explorer (long)

99.8km, +2116m

We’ll ride one of the most popular and breathtaking roads on the island, from Andratx to Banyalbufar, which offers some spectacular coastal vistas as it dips in and out of the forest. Just out of Andratx we’ll hit the 5.2km category 3 Coll de Sa Gramola with an average gradient of 5% before heading down the coast road to Banyalbufar and the second climb of the day, the 5.7km Coll de Es Grau with an average gradient of 3% and 218m of elevation. From there it’s down to Puigpuñent for lunch at Es Pont restaurant. From here we climb the 4.1km category 3 Galilea, with a 5% average gradient, descend to Calvia and on to the final climb of the day, the category 4 Coll de Sa Creu (Calvia side) at 2.3km with a 5% gradient. From here it’s downhill to the hotel.

 

Tramuntana Explorer (short)

51.1km, +722m

The shorter option of the Tramuntana Explorer heads to Calvia and on to the category 4, 3.9km Coll des Tords with a 4% average gradient. We’ll take lunch at the Es Pont restaurant in Puigpuñent before heading back to Palma.

Sunday 3rd November

 

Sa Calobra (long)

101.4km, +2001m

For the main ride of the Summit we arrive by boat at the tiny fishing village of Sa Calobra before heading up the best-known climb of the island, the category 1, 9.5km Sa Calobra Climb, with 670m of elevation and an average gradient of 7%. To spice things up, we’ve added a hill climb challenge to the final 350m of the climb, starting under the Sa Calobra bridge and finishing at Coll dels Reis. We pause for lunch at the restaurant Coll de Sa Batalla before taking in the category 3, 5.2km Coll d’Orient with its 5.1% average gradient and finally descending via the Coll d’Honor and back to the hotel.

 

Sa Calobra (short)

39.4km, +1044m

The shorter option of the main Summit ride will also arrive by boat and take in the 9.5km Sa Calobra Climb with its 7% average gradient and the 350m hill climb challenge from the bridge to Coll dels Reis. After lunch at the restaurant we descend to Lloseta and take the shuttle back to the hotel.

Monday 4th November

 

Valldemossa (long)

73.3km, +1232m

From Calvia we head up the category 4, 3.9km Coll des Tords with its 4% average gradient to Puigpuñent, where we continue towards the category 3, 3km Coll de Es Grau, featuring a 6% average gradient. From there we descend via the category 3, 3.7km Coll d’en Claret, with gradients averaging 5% before stopping for coffee at Valldemossa. After a brief refuel we descend to Palma and the hotel.

 

Palma Vistas (short)

25.3km, +384m

For the last ride of the Summit we will take the category 4, 1.8km climb to the 14th Century Castell de Bellver, with an average gradient of 4.8%. This is 3km outside of Palma and offers spectacular views of the city. From there we descend back to the hotel.

Our Hotel

The OD Port Portals is a 4-star hotel close to the luxurious yacht harbor of Puerto Portals, which boasts first-class restaurants, bars and boutiques. Combining contemporary design with mediterranean influences, the stylish hotel will be our base for the weekend. It is just a short drive from Palma, and is perfectly situated for us to ride out and discover the mountainous north of the island.

Each ride will depart from the hotel, and most of our off-bike activities will take place there too. An RCC hospitality desk will be staffed daily to answer any questions, and there will be secure bike parking all weekend. Professional mechanics will also be on hand for any last minute adjustments or fixes you may need.

Summit guests benefit from a special discounted rate when booking additional nights at our Summit hotel. If you would like to arrange additional nights before or after the Summit Mallorca, email olga.estelrich@od-hotels.com and quote Summit Mallorca

Staying elsewhere

If you’re staying nearby, you will be able to keep your bike at the secure bike storage in the Summit hotel if you’d like.

Join us at the Summit hotel for the start of rides each day. Please note, breakfast at the Summit hotel is not included if you are staying elsewhere.

Bike hire

If you have pre-booked a bike via Rad International it will be available to collect from Rad International staff from the Summit hotel from midday on Friday, 1st November. Please remember to bring cash to pay on collection.

If you have any questions or queries regarding bike hire please contact info@rad-international.com, where they will be happy to assist you.

Rules of the road

To ensure that everyone has a fun and safe weekend, we encourage club members to come prepared and proactive. You should pre-load the routes onto your bike computer, and build and break down your bike, for example. On the first day of the Summit, we’ll provide advice on riding in groups, as well as the local highway code.

Hospitality desk

Throughout the Summit, a service desk will be staffed by RCC team members during the day. Be it the location of a dinner, or the finer details of your schedule for the day, you’ll find the answer here.

Transfers

If you have pre-booked a transfer, you will be contacted to confirm arrival time and pick up location.

If you did not book a transfer with Rapha before 28th September, we recommend taking a local airport taxi on arrival. There are larger vehicles available to accommodate luggage and bikes.

DON’T FORGET

Passport and visa (if required)
Airline tickets
Medications
Sun cream
Plug adapters for Spain
Pedals
Saddle
Front and rear lights
Spare road cleats
Small bike pump
Charging unit for electric shifting

If you do need anything extra during your trip, we are a 15 minute drive from Rapha Mallorca.

NB If you have preferred sports nutrition, please pack your own

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