Mountain hiking and thrilling biking at Hotel L’Avenida in Mallorca
For adrenaline junkies and those in search of an action packed winter break in Mallorca, Hotel L’Avenida, the boutique mountain bolthole in the centre of Soller is remaining open from November to February for the first time to offer exclusive rental of the mansion for groups of friends or family.
The chic eight bedroom mansion hotel can accommodate up to 22 people and first opened in March 2007 following months of meticulous restoration to transform it from a private building, designed by one of Gaudi’s disciples, into an exclusive townhouse hotel. It is located in the heart of the town on the island’s north west coast and offers breath-taking views of the dramatic Serra de Tramuntana Mountain range.
The mountains, which gained UNESCO World Heritage status on 1st July 2011, attract many walkers and hikers during the winter months and to showcase the natural resources of the area the hotel has created a special three night adrenaline-fuelled ‘Hiking and Biking in Mallorca’ package for groups to test their fitness with a series of biking and hiking challenges.
Suitable for participants with a good level of fitness the first day’s challenge is a guided mountain biking trip through the Soller Valley over a distance of 20 miles, for approximately four and a half hours. The terrain provides a mix of single trails and 4x4 tracks with technical descents using specialised hardtail or full suspension bikes. Helmets included. On day two, an eight mile hike will take the group to the summit of the Puig Massanella, the island’s second highest mountain, at a height of 1,365 metres. The hike takes five and half hours with a route that combines good foot paths with rocky terrain, although the summit requires a head for heights and some scrambling.
For all activities stout walking boots, a rucksack, and cycling shoes are required. Back at the hotel there will also be an opportunity to relax by the fire with hot drinks, have a soothing spa treatment and enjoy a hearty three course set meal each evening.
The ‘Hiking and Biking in Mallorca’ package costs from €167 (£150) per person per night midweek or €187 per person per night (£168) weekend. Cost based on a three night stay at Hotel L’Avenida with breakfast and three course set evening meal, mountain guides and transport, bike hire, helmet and all tuition. Price is based on two sharing a room for a minimum of 10 participants. Single room supplements will apply.
The hotel can also arrange an Airport Concierge Service costing €55 per vehicle one way and €100 return and spa treatments from €66 per person.
For details or to book, visit avenida-hotel.com.