The Majorca Handbike event was recently held at the JS Alcudi-mar Hotel. Together with the organisation “Illes Balears Handbike Cicloturística”, JS Hotels took part in this 3-day, cycling-tourism adventure sharing a passion for adaptive sport on Majorca and enjoying the spectacular scenery along the way.
On 11 April, the Hotel JS Alcudi-mar was the epicentre of this wonderful initiative, a Handbike tour around Majorca, which was a resounding success. This type of event makes it clear to see the potential of adaptive sports and Majorca‘s dedication to promoting inclusive tourism, especially for people with reduced mobility.
The event was sponsored by Aspaym (the association for spinal injuries and the severely physically handicapped on the Balearic Islands), with the aim of promoting accessibility and inclusive tourism on the Balearic Islands. The JS Alcudi-mar showed its great commitment to this proposal, being the chosen hotel for all those who took part in the event, who could relax and rest in its specially adapted rooms for people with reduced mobility.
Far from having a competitive feel, this cycling-tourism meet was a totally inclusive event that focused on sharing experiences of inclusive tourism and adaptive sport on Majorca, in this case, cycling tourism, and on raising awareness in the hotel sector of the importance of working towards universal accessibility.
The cycling-tourism event began in the afternoon on Saturday 12 April with a big presentation attended by leading figures on Majorca. Guests at the inauguration of the event included the Mayor of Muro, the Director of the JS Alcudi-mar hotel and top management from the hotel company JS Hotels, the Hotel Federation and the Hotel Federation of Muro. Leading names in the world of Paralympics, such as Lorena Homar or Toni Pomar (paralympic swimming coach), also attended the event.
Participants in the Handbike cycling tour enjoyed a range of activities visiting the best cycling areas on Majorca, including trips to Formentor, the Albufera area, and other key points on Majorca’s best cycling routes.
The event finished on 14 April with an excursion to the Lighthouse in Audcanada; an 18 km adventure powered by the riders’ enthusiasm. The cycling-tourism event was a real hit with all those who took part, and the sponsors and organisers were effusively thanked for having promoting the sport of cycling and, above all, adaptive sport on Majorca.