Your Palma Excursion

Sightseeing / giving your legs a break / day with family or friends / bad weather day

Palma is beautiful and well worth some of your time! Try not to miss this really vibrant city as there is lots to see, do and explore.

Let us take you, on one of our coaches for some retail therapy, sightseeing and delicious food and drink, whether that be from our one of favourite cycling cafes or one of the many food markets, tapas bars etc.

Cycling Related Options

  • Rapha – Easy to find and located in the heart of the beautiful old town on Placa del Rosary, selling a wide range of Rapha products along with delicious cake and coffee in their instore cafe.
  • Cafe du Cycliste – just a few metres away from the Rapha store, so easy to fit both premium stores into your shopping trip. Selling stunning premium performance road apparel and accessories. Coffee is also available.
  • Pearl Izumi Factory Shop – This vibrant shop is run by Natasha and her team, selling Pearl Izumi and Shimano clothing with up to 70% discount, based on the seafront in Can Pastilla.
  • Bequi sport clothing store – in Playa de Palma, set 1.5 km away from their bike rental shop and full of beautiful clothing and accessories, from many different brands. A busy shop with lots of choice and bright colours, clothing, helmets, shoes and accessories.
  • Berganti Bikes – also along the seafront in Can Pastilla, this shop has all the extras you would need to enjoy a great cycling holiday. They sell the Spanish CATLIKE or MET helmets with amazing prices, Shimano components, Northwave, MUC-OFF or their own branded Berganti base layers, bibs, jerseys, t shirts, among others. You won’t be disappointed, a beautiful shop.
  • Workshop Cafe and Cycles – a city hub for nutritious food, gourmet coffee and road bikes. Run by husband and wife team Jakub and Veli, both keen cyclists whose life revolves around cycling. A delicious breakfast and brunch menu is available, with healthy smoothies and hot coffee. Cycling magazines available to browse whilst you relax.
  • Nordic Roastery – owned and managed by the charming ex pro cyclist Hampus Anderburg. Found on a quiet side street of Can Pastilla, this trendy but laid back cafe serves delicious coffee, swedish waffles, cocktails and beer. A popular place for the pro’s too, who pop in to relax and catch up with Hampus. Coffee beans are available to purchase and can be roasted to your taste for use when you’re back at home.

More Food & Drink Options

  • Mercat de l’Olivar, Located in the heart of Palma at Plaza de Olivar, this bright and busy market is a real feast for the eyes, fresh fruit, vegetables, fresh fish, cheese and cold cuts, tapas and lots of little food areas to nibble at delicious tapas, over a beer, cava or a glass of local wine.
  • Cor Barra i Taula – serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, Monday through to Saturday. This traditional Mallorcan eatery puts a modern spin on delicious local food. Centrally located, close to the bustling fresh food market, Mercat de l’Olivar. The restaurant has a large bar area, as well as tables, where diners can enjoy an informal meal. Tapas, typical Mallorcan dishes, and local sandwiches known as ‘llonguets’, are the focus of the menu. Check instagram out here to whet your appetite @cor_barraitaula
  • Can Joan De S’Aigo – A trio of cafes, run by a Mallorcan family and first established in 1977, their specialities are cakes, pastries, pies and biscuits served with hot chocolate, or a wide range of teas or coffees. In the summer, the demand for baked goods changes to homemade ice cream. It is not rare for there to be a queue out the door, this place is renowned for its pastries and ice creams.
  • Bagel – This cafe opened in 2012 and is run by Stephan and Andrew, who are up before the crack of dawn preparing the authentic bagel dough, ready for boiling before baking, which results in the tastiest chewiest bagels ever, a small menu, but with super fresh and tempting fillings. The majority, but not all of the menu is vegan. Illy coffee is prepared by Andrew who is known as the Barista master, with many repeat customers saying he serves the best cappuccinos. Other beverages on offer are smoothies, tea, local & South African wine along with Spanish and German beer.
  • Workshop Cafe and Cycles – a city hub for nutritious food, gourmet coffee and road bikes. Run by husband and wife team Jakub and Veli, both keen cyclists whose life revolves around cycling. A delicious breakfast and brunch menu is available, with healthy smoothies and hot coffee. Cycling magazines available to browse whilst you relax.
  • Nordic Roastery – owned and managed by the charming ex pro cyclist Hampus Anderburg. Found on a quiet side street of Can Pastilla, this trendy but laid back cafe serves delicious coffee, swedish waffles, cocktails and beer. A popular place for the pro’s too, who pop in to relax and catch up with Hampus. Coffee beans are available to purchase and can be roasted to your taste for use when you’re back at home.

Sightseeing / Attractions

  • The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, known locally as la Seu, is a huge 14th century cathedral which stands proud near the waterfront in Palma, it is as impressive from the outside as it is inside. This is one of Europe’s tallest Gothic buildings and the golden sandstone and 61 stained glass windows give it a very imposing look. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Mercat de l’Olivar, Located in the heart of Palma at Plaza de Olivar, this bright and busy market is a real feast for the eyes, fresh fruit, vegetables, fresh fish, cheese and cold cuts, tapas and lots of little food areas to nibble at delicious tapas, over a beer, cava or a glass of local wine.
  • Paseo del Borne, is the place to be if designer clothing, shoes and handbags is what you’re after. Also known as the Golden Mile, here you will find many luxury designers such as Rolex, Louis Vuitton, Carolina Herrera, Escada, Mulberry and Hugo Boss to name a few.
  • Placa Major – this is the Palmas main square, it is rectangle in shape and all of the surrounding buildings are the most beautiful yellow with stunning green shutters, its a real spectacle for the eye. Surrounded by lots of shops, and eateries, a great place for sitting in the sun, listening to local musicians play their instruments and just generally watch the world go by.
  • Castell de Bellver – a Gothic-style castle set up on a hill about 112m above sea level located 3 km to the west of the center of Palma. It got its name from Catalan for a “lovely view” Built in the 14th century for King James II of Majorca, it is one of a few circular castles in Europe. If walking there are 450+ steps to climb either on the way there or back, the alternative is a more gentle meander along a scented pine forested footpath. There is a 360 degree panorama at the top which includes views of Palma bay and the Tramuntana mountain range.
  • Palma Aquarium, has a very large marine park with more than 8.000 fish and 700 different species. If you time your visit just right, usually between 13.00 and 14.30 its feeding time where you can interact with the guides and ask questions about the species they are feeding. For an immersive experience with the humpback whales, purchase an additional ticket for the Aqua Dome.
  • Cortes Ingles – I’m sure this wins the award for the biggest department store the island has to offer, it is huge. The number of floors at the Alexandre Rossello branch seem endless and you will be spoilt for choice of what to treat yourself to! Designer brands galore for clothing, homeware, technology, food and your pets.