Palma de Mallorca, 10th Jan 11
WINTER SPORTS IN MALLORCA NEW FACILITIES AND IDEAS FOR 2011
One of the best things about Mallorca’s Mediterranean winter is the fact that you can enjoy so many outdoor activities in a mild and generally sunny climate. In 2011 the island has plenty of suggestions for the winter visitor plus some new activities from classic car tours to rugby, learning to dance and ballooning.
NEW CLASSIC CAR TOURS
The Mallorca Driving Association, which has been organising the Isla de Mallorca Classic Car Rally since 2005, has now launched Classic Car Excursions. Visitors can experience driving around the island in true style in one of 12 classic cars. The average cost of hiring a car for the day is around 500€ to include a choice of gastronomic or cultural routes. If several visitors participate in the excursion then they can swop cars throughout the day and vary their classic car experience. Furthermore, enjoying driving in Mallorca can be enhanced by adding a helicopter flight or boat excursion. Information: www.mallorcadriving.com.
Rally Clasico Isla Mallorca 2011, March 10th-12th, 2011.
Now in its seventh year, this event marks the first dry season rally in the European calendar. Over 80 classic cars will participate from all over Europe with some prestigious classic car drivers including Michael Stoschek, winner of the European championship and John Sheldon winner of the Tour de España. The 14 stages of the rally will take the competitors through Mallorca's breathtaking and challenging mountain and coastal scenery. Information and registration: www.rallyislamallorca.com
NEW MALLORCA POLO OPEN
For the first time the Mallorca Polo Open 2011 will be held on the island over three days in the Playa de Palma area from April 22-24th when 8 teams will participate with over 80 horses. Further information: + 34 971 74 30 48
NEW RUGBY PITCH OPENS IN CALVIA
A new all weather, synthetic turf, floodlit pitch has opened in Calvia (south west Mallorca). Calvia Town Hall will be working with a British founded organisation called Mallorca Ruby (www.mallorcarugby.com) which is scheduling various tournaments and bring visiting teams and their supporters into Calvia to play. A total of 40 teams are already booked in to participate in the first two tournaments which will take place over the Easter holidays and the May Bank Holiday.
“STRICTLY MALLORCA”- LEARN TO DANCE - TANGO – SALSA – BALLROOM
The demand in improving or learning to dance gave award winning professional dancers, Ian Pickles and Rebecca Andrews the idea of starting “Dancemallorca”. They have now teamed up with a British tour operator; Blueseaholidays (part of the Hays Travel Group) to provide a programme of 7 day, mid week or weekend dance lessons and entertainment from £349 per person to include return flights, accommodation (based on two people sharing a room) breakfast, transfers and a full dance schedule.
The holidays are located in the Calvia region of Mallorca based in the popular seaside resort of Palma Nova at the Hotel Voranova where Dancemallorca is completing its own purpose built ballroom with capacity for up to 200 people.
Further information: www.dancemallorca.com or www.blueseaholidays.co.uk/strictlymallorca
The Mallorca Balloon company was founded in 1989 and offers the visitor an extensive range of balloon orientated activities. The company has a fleet of eight different balloons (including the largest one in Spain with a capacity for up to 16 passengers). The main ballooning season opens on March 1st through to October 31st but winter flights can be booked in advance. Prices start, for a 30 minute ride, from 130€ per adult and 60€ per child (4-11 years). Information: www.mallorcaballoons.com
A series of new helicopter tours have been developed by leading island helicopter operator, Sloane Helicopters. A “heli picnic” can be organised in many stunning “secret spots” from the top of a mountain to overlooking an idyllic bay. Prices start from 450€ to include a Robinson R44 helicopter with capacity for three people and pilot plus taxes and fees. The standard picnic hamper starts at 50€ to include a bottle of champagne. Further information: www.sloanemallorca.com
For further information, please contact:
Mallorca Tourist Board, Dominique Carroll / Anna Skidmore,
Tel:(+34) 971 725 396 Fax: (+34) 971 713 540
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