1st Day (Sat) Ibiza Island: Arrival Ibiza town (Embarkation) (D)
Individual arrival at the airport and journey to the port of Ibiza town. Your proud ship is ready for boarding at 6 pm. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage on board after 2 pm and spend the afternoon as you wish. Go for a stroll through the Old Town with its narrow lanes and numerous attractions. Enjoy the magnificent view from the walls of the mighty fortification system. The first communal meal lures you back on board. During a welcome drink on deck, you receive a brief introduction to life on board and get to know the crew. Overnight stay in the port of Ibiza.
2nd Day (Sun) - Ibiza Island: Sa Caleta - Cala d´Hort (Cycle route approx. 16 mi./25 and 1,312 ft./400 m of altitude) (B, D)
After an abundant breakfast a guided sightseeing-tour takes you across the UNESCO protected old town. Take a walk between the walls of the mighty fortress, where the grand past of the island metropolis becomes alive. Afterwards it's time to "Cast off!" Your ship takes you to the Bay of Sa Caleta, which is framed by fisherboots. Your cycling tour leads you along fennel-lined streets, around the highest point of the Island towards the sea passing vineyards and white-washed fincas as well as the lovely little town of St. Josef. Breathtaking views onto the bay and at the rocky island as well as onto the ship passing by will make you dream as soon as you reach the cliff coast. You reach the marvellous beach of Cala d Hort in the afternoon, which invites you to take a swim in this temptingly turquoise blue water. If you like, you are allowed to swim back to the ship. Overnight stay on anchor close to the myth-enshrouded and fascinating rocky island of Es Vedra.
3rd Day (Mon) Formentera Island: La Savina - La Mola Lighthouse - Es Calo (Cycle route approx. 22 mi/35 and 820 ft./250 m of altitude) (B, D)
In the Morning your ship takes you on a two hours cruise to the north of Formentera Island. If you're keen, get some practise in sailing. Formentera is the smallest inhabited island of the Balearics and often quite justly called the Caribbean of the Mediterranean. Your cycling tour takes you to the islands capital Sant Francesc and along white cubicle houses to the lighthouse La Mola, which Jules Verne mentions in one of his novels as "the lighthouse at the end of the world". The cliffs behind the lighthouse fall off steeply for 140 m, and it is said that in good weather conditions one can see all the way to Africa. You will have some time in the late afternoon to go for a swim at one of the most beautiful beaches of the Balearic Islands. You also should not miss ending the day with a relaxing cocktail at the beach bar in the bay of Es Calo to let the day fade away.
4th Day (Tue) Ibiza Island: Es Canar - Benirras (Cycle route approx. 19mi./30 and 1,476 ft./450 m of altitude) (B, D)
Your sailing ship takes you in the morning to Es Canar. Today's cycle tour takes you through the agricultural centre of the island, where numerous almond, fig and carob trees grow. Here we are also going to see the typical red soil of Ibiza. We stop for lunch in a little village called Sant Carlos coming up with a large amount of Ibizan specialities. Afterwards you cycle along the mountainous and wooded north of Ibiza at an elevation of 300 m to the secluded bay of Benirras. One's pirate heart will jump for joy! Framed by steep rocks you stay here on your proud ship overnight anchoring.
5th Day (Wed) Ibiza Island: Benirras - Mallorca Island (Sailing day) (B, L)
You lift anchor early in the morning to spend the day sailing. You are heading towards Port d Andratx, which is situated in the southwest of Mallorca. After an extensive breakfast sailing enthusiasts can take an active part in the sailing of the ship. For those who would rather watch, it's enough to enjoy the fresh sea breeze or to settle down with a book they have always wanted to read. After arriving Mallorca Island, there is time for a refreshing swim in the sea or a walk along the promenade of Port d Andratx. To be side by side to noble yards as well as native fisher boats creates a special atmosphere to enjoy. Try one of the good fish restaurants for dinner today. What could be nicer than eating delicious food in a place with a view
6th Day (Thu) Mallorca Island: Port dAndratx - Peguera - Sant Elm (Cycle route approx. 19 mi./30 and 1,968 ft./600 m of altitude) (B, D)
Today's cycling tour takes you along the coast to the holidays resort Peguera. From here we cycle on less frequented roads, while passing a 240 m-high mountain pass to Andratx; a place which kept its pristine charm. You continue cycling to the likeable and quiet resort of Sant Elm, where you can spent the afternoon as you like. Go for a swim at the beautiful local beach or join a walk to the old watchtower. Also possible is a boat trip to the offshore island "Dragonera", which has been a nature and bird sanctuary since 1995. Overnight stay on anchor between Sant Elm and the offshore Island of Dragonera.
7th Day (Fri) Mallorca Island: Sant Elm - Port des Canogne - Port de Soller (Cycle route ca. 25 mi./40 and 2,624 ft./800 m of altitude) (B, D)
Early in the morning your proud ship takes you along the impressive steep coastline to the harbour of Port des Canonge to go on your journeys final cycle tour. It takes you from Port des Canonge along a lovely mountain road across the pass of Coll de Claret (450 m of altitude). Many beautiful vistas high above the sea will soon make you forget all the exertion. We finish or morning cycle tour at the picturesque town Valldemossa with its famous Carthusian monastery. Take your time to stroll through the flower decorated town during your extensive lunch break. In the afternoon, you continue along a lovely mountain road down to Port de Soller. The route is lined with highlights, such as the picturesque artists village of Deia and the former Son Marroig Estate. After arriving Soller, you can watch the lively scene while drinking a cup of coffee in the Placa de Constitucio before the last communal meal lures you back on board. The last evening is traditionally spent in a cosy get-together of guests, crew and tour guides. You spend the night in the harbour of Soller.
8th Day (Sat) Port de Soller (Disembarkation) (B)
After breakfast, check-out until 9.00 am and individual journey home or enjoy an extended stay for about 4 days in a stylish Mallorquin Finca, wherefrom you will do some excursions into the Tramuntana mountain range (see extension program Balearics).
Accomodation - Three-masted barque "Atlantis" (all cabins with shower/toilet)
With a length of 57 m and a width of 7.45 m the boat offers 17 comfortable cabins with active ventilation and air-conditioning, for up to 34 guests. Each cabin has two twin beds. From 1905 until the end of the 70s the Atlantis was the Light Vessel Elbe 2/Mayor Bartels and cruised through the Baltic Sea. Due to the sailing ship like hulk it was prevented from the salvaging. In the beginning of the 80s the lighthouse was replaced with three masts with sailcloth of 750 m² and the interior was equipped with comfortable cabins and an elegant saloon. The unique charm of the Atlantis is due to the caring maintenance of the owner and his crew who already sailed around the world with the boat. It is always an adventure when the crew sets sail with the help of their guests and when the proud barque is starting to move through the water. In this specific way the journey differs from our other Islandhopping programs with motor boats.
The tour includes half board, and the different stages of the tour make it expedient that occasionally only breakfast is served on board, whereas on other days two warm meals are taken on board.
- 8-day-trip on a tallship with crew
- 7 nights on a tallship in a standard double cabin with shower/toilet
- Catering as mentioned in the itinerary (7 x breakfast & 7 warm meals on board)
- Guided or individual cycling tours as described in itinerary
- Bed linen and towel (incl. change of towel once a week)
- Overview-maps for the daily tours (on board)
- English speaking tour guide