Yes folks, its a little more than 16 weeks away so the pressure is on to block book accomodation now as most tour operators will hold 10 apts max. As tour operators no longer take responsibility for bikes we have to deal directly with the airline. No problem there providing said airline doesn’t go belly up in the meantime! There is that risk involved and we will have to bear that in mind. Falcon Travel are the only exception but they are expensive (£60stg) and 560eur pps for The Playa Club Apts in Puerto del Carmen.
The Playa Club are coming in at 520 eur pps with Sunworld (475 in ’07). These are good apts as we stayed there in ’07 Iber World will take the bikes at 30eur each way which is roughly the same as this year. We could go for 2 star accomodation for approx 450eur but I think it would be a mistake. So the cost of the package including bikes and transfers will roughly be, 600eur, about 50eur more than this year. There will be a discount for a group booking.
The alternative to this is Club La Santa in the north of the island where bikes are supplied but this too works out as expensive.
Sportactive in Majorca offer acc with half board for 650eur approx. Bike hire is 95eur for 7 days, bring your own pedals. They also arrange airport transfers. This is a good deal but the weather in February is undependable. It was cool and wet this year! Ken Blanche was there in March and really enjoyed it. Sean Kelly is involved with Sportactive but is only there in March.
Please get back to me asap as I need numbers by the end of this week.