Your bike may not arrive on time, so it’s good to familiarise yourself with an appropriate rental shop before you leave. Delayed bike arrivals commonly happen at the busiest times, Saturdays being the worst culprit. It’s best not to plan competitions or special rides the day after you arrive. To get the cost of a rental bike back, choose a travel insurance provider with this included.
Despite the potential pitfalls of bringing a bike, there is nothing quite like riding your own bike in Mallorca!
When arriving at Palma airport you will find bicycle boxes are often conveyed on the same baggage carousel as your checked-in luggage. Special baggage is by carousel 17 (you may need to check this). If you can’t find your bike, check with your airline or lost luggage in the baggage reclaim zone near to the carousels. It could be that your bike will arrive later.
If you’re departing Palma Airport, go to your airline check-in desk. You will be given luggage labels for your bike to be checked-in there, or you will be directed to the oversized luggage bay.
Bikes must be inside a protective bag or box
Below are the Bicycle carriage requirements and fees for two popular airlines operating at Palma de Mallorca airport:
When booking your flights online with EasyJet select the ‘Sports equipment’ option. If you don’t do it initially you can add it later, up to two hours before the scheduled time of departure. You can do this at the airport, up to one hour prior to departure, but at a higher fee.
As with most airlines, you can book your bicycle initially or later. Online select to add sports equipment and then select a bike. You will be charged more for adding it at the airport or a call centre.