2008 News Archive - Holidays - Cycle race highlights Mallorca's charm

15 02 2007

Europe's leading athletes are currently demonstrating their prowess in the Mallorca Challenge.

This annual five-day cycling race marks the opening of the Spanish racing calendar and it traditionally attracts a great deal of interest from around the world.

The race begins in Palms, Mallorca's traditional and exceptionally beautiful capital city. Boasting an appealing blend of historic architecture and modern attractions, Palma also houses the airport and is consequently the gateway to this charming island.

Many holidaymakers find that they have little need to stray from Palma either, as the Bay of Palma is one of the island's most popular corners. S'Arenal, Palma Nova and Puerta Pollensa are all stunning resorts, particularly popular among those with families.

The Mallorca Challenge will in fact provide riders and spectators with magnificent views of the island's many beaches, all of which will be gradually filling up as temperatures soar towards the summer months.

By May, temperatures in Mallorca will be in the low 20s, rising to around 30 degrees centigrade at the height of summer.

For those who hope to seek refuge from the sunshine, the Caves of Drac may prove a sensible option. The incredible caves at Portocristo boast thousands of stalactites, magnificently displayed with the help of intelligent lighting.

Visitors can also enjoy a concert that takes place on one of the underground lakes and take a boat ride at the end of the tour.

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