Our first visit to Mallorca was in 2018, with friends and for Amelia to complete some professional development under triathlon coach Brett Sutton. Afterwards we were keen to return to the lovely seaside village of Port de Pollenca and to share the wonderful area with others.
We have returned on numerous occasions now and have stayed at the Sport Hotel, Villaconcha which is perfectly set up for our kind of holidays. A bike garage, 25m training pool and just 300m from the beach the location and facilities are amazing. They serve a buffet breakfast and dinner daily, with a nice mix of fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins and carbs to have us well fuelled for each day’s activities.
We have spent a lot of time cycling….. there are lots of great routes and combinations of flat roads and climbing options. Sa Calobra is probably the most famous climb on the island, and rightly so. It’s a classic route where you descend the road first, then turn at the bottom and climb back up! We’ve found stopping at the bottom for a coffee a nice way to enjoy the gorgeous beach setting and psych ourselves up for the climb back. Another stunning route is the Lighthouse ride. It is a 40km return journey of undulating terrain. Busy with cyclists and tourists in the day we found going early morning was a perfect way to make the most of the views. We have also discovered awesome coffee (and cake) stops in the small towns of Llubi and Petra which became part of our must do list.
Morning sea swims, afternoon pool swims, running along the seaside, running in the parklands and strength and stability at the hotel gave triathletes and fitness fanatics a well-rounded routine throughout their stay with us.
It’s not hard to relax between sessions either. The hotel had a large relaxation pool area, with sun lounges and a bar service. There is also a spa area with hot and cold plunge pools, a steam room and sauna. The town centre is a short stroll with lots of lovely cafes, cute shops and we can confirm the gelati is delicious.
We can’t wait to return again!
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