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2017 Lighthouse Tour – 21st to 26th October

Following the great success of the 20th Anniversary Tour in 2015, Stephen has decided to make the Stephen Roche Lighthouse Tour an Annual October Challenge!

In 2015, for the 20th Anniversary of Stephen Roche Cycling Holidays in Mallorca, Stephen wanted to do something special and came up with the Lighthouse Tour challenge, which is a 5 day Tour of the Island, covering 450 Km and 7,000 meters of climbing, in 4 days of cycling. Cycling from hotel to hotel, with lead motorbikes, support cars, and ride captains for all 3 groups of different levels, clients get to experience what it’s like to be a professional cyclist; including luggage transfers to your hotel.

450Km of iconic routes

The Stephen Roche Lighthouse Tour covers over 450 Km of the Island of Mallorca, including the famous rides of Cap de Formentor and Sa Calobra as well as the breathtaking views of the Corniche. Over the 4 days on the saddle you have the opportunity to climb over 7,000 meters of climbing, with some climbs being optional.

4* Accommodation & Lunches

The Stephen Roche Lighthouse Tour hotel partners are 4 star hotels, with high-end facilities including swimming pools and spas. Massage can be arranged after each ride at an additional cost.

Accommodation is on a half-board basis with lunch also included on the rides. Stopping at local cafés on the way, you get to sample some local specialties and products; and let’s not forget the champagne on arrival on the last day!

Pricing

Sharing – €1330       Individual – €1640

 This incredible cycling tour package includes:

  • 450 Km and 7,000 meters of climbing
  • 5 nights 4* half-board accommodation
  • Lunch, water and electrolyte on rides
  • Special dinner on last evening
  • Champagne finish in Palma
  • Goodie bag and commemorative event jersey
  • 2/3 Ride captains per group
  • 4 levels of riding
  • Lead motorbikes
  • Vehicle & mechanical support
  • Baggage transfer services
  • Return airport transfers

 To book Call: +353-1-6079900 or email sales@neenancycling.com

Activity Levels


Activity Levels range from Leisurely to Tough, the grading takes into account the daily cycling distances and terrain, as well as any technical riding skill required. We also consider the number of cycling days as there can be a cumulative affect from tiredness on a longer trip and the type of accommodation used, as this can also influence your day to day recovery.

If you are in any doubt, please give us a call on +353-1-607 9900 or email us.


Activity level 1 - Leisurely Activity level 1: Leisurely

If you can ride a bike and enjoy gentle exercise, these are an ideal introduction to a cycling holiday. No routes are entirely flat, so expect some short climbs and descents. Maximum daily height gain is approximately 250 metres and daily distances rarely exceed 50kms (32 miles), any longer days are often optional.


Activity level 3 - Moderate Activity level 3: Moderate

Most people who enjoy a weekend riding at home will enjoy a Moderate trip. You need to be in good health and reasonably fit. Ideal for occasional cyclists, or as a more relaxed trip for fitter riders. Moderate off-road trips require no previous experience. Distances rarely exceed 70kms (43 miles) per day.


Activity level 5 - Challenging Activity level 5: Challenging

For any ride at this level, fitness is important. Challenging trips require confidence in your ability and physical condition. They are equivalent to an extended period of cycling at home. Previous mountain biking experience is essential for Challenging off road trips as they will involve some technical riding.


Activity level 7 - Tough Activity level 7: Tough

Previous experience of the cycling style or surface is a must as these routes have long cycling days and tougher terrain on both road and off road trips. You need complete confidence in your fitness and technical ability to cope with difficult or steep terrain, rough surfaces and longer distances. Ideal for those seeking a challenge!


Split grades

In order to provide more accuracy, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or ‘split’ grade, for example 2: Leisurely/Moderate.


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