Mallorca 2019 -000 by Michael, auf Flickr Withdrawal symptoms require short-term action. Where is it possible to drive a motorcycle for a week in late winter? What about the weather in Mallorca? One week of sun, daytime temperatures around 15 degrees, single digit at night, sounds tempting. In the last decades I was often on the island, mostly on two wheels, but not motorized. Local knowledge is available, all winding paths through the Tramuntana mountains and almost all small, paved Cami through the interior of the island are known. For the unscheduled rest and a little adventure there are Wikiloc tracks. Who equates Mallorca with Ballermann, party people and lot of boose, has no idea and misses a very beautiful islet. Yes, the reduction is already correct, because the Balearin is not that tall, has lots of hills in the right places and is slim and slender in the middle section. To explore the island by motorcycle and the most beautiful routes one week is enough. Of course, what you rent depends on your own preferences. Harley riders will not enjoy off-main routes and the holiday could be in working order. In my opinion, a handy enduro bike with 50 hp is the ideal device. But also a big GS should go, if you have fun wagging it through narrow serpentine. Incidentally, even in Mallorca the maximum speed is 90 km/h, but this is no problem, long, straight roads are the exception. You can drive to Mallorca on your own axis and ferry, but that makes no sense for a one week stay, besides of winter. The island is one great tourist spot. However, despite or because of the Internet, it is not so easy to book something suitable at short time. Means, I want to go to Port de Soller, it is centrally located in the mountains, no concrete tourist castles, quiet. Accommodation relatively cheap, beautiful finca with pool, spa etc. is superfluous in February, if you spend the whole day on the bike, happy if the Sundowner beer goes down faster than the sun. I booked the Hotel Miramar, with a bit stomachache, I could remember, that it was a dump more than 20 years ago. Let us surprise. Renting a motorcycle on Fridays and riding on Monday is not easy either. I get one in Palma at Rent Zoom, a Yamaha 660 for 60 EUR / day. Prices like in New Zealand. Departure Plane leaves at 5.50 clock from this city north of Cologne. No one wants to drive me to the airport in the middle of the night, don't now why. Means, the penultimate, for safety reasons, train arrives at 1.30 clock at the airport. In Dubai there are at least sleeping chairs, not there. Countless sleep attempts later, check in, get in, doze in, wake up, get out. 9.30 clock, Palma, call Moto Renta, once shuttle please. The landlord lives on the still orphaned party mile, outside is the black Yamaha. Looks neat, tires are profiled, the brakes brake and the spring elements are dry despite the bar next door. No, that's not the store. Mallorca 2019 -159 by Michael , on Flickr The owner speaks German. Nope, have my own clothes with me. A top case? Not in this life. In revenge the top case holder obstructs the luggage transport, the mechanic helps out with a long tensioning belt. I screw on the GPS holder, the kindly landlord quickly install a power connection. Now you could start driving. But a little Japanese engineer was thinking, ignition locks that you can easily turn are boring. Let's build the part so you have to turn it and press the key down. Thanks for that. Palma to Soller are about 30 km, not far to the hotel and bed. Maybe I should have switched the GPS better on car mode, which also knows highways. So I drive for practice purposes through Palma, but soon enjoy almond-flowered trees and a long straight direction tunnel to Soller. The hole in the mountain is now free, that's good. Behind the mountain, the valley of Soller opens and the port is conveniently located on the sea. The hotel is located directly on the promenade. The moto stays in the moto parking lot, also conveniently. Mallorca 2019-112 by Michael , on Flickr Check in again. The twenty-year impression is not confirmed, seems to be freshly renovated. Unpacking, a little nap, a power nap would be good, and then a little drive round the house. When I wake up at 6:00 clock, ok, no round, so the cozy part of the evening is heralded and dedicated to food intake. No problem, one place joins the other. But it is low season, so some have still closed or only open at day for the tourist train visitors. Sometimes is good to have little choices. Good was the quality in the Es Racó D'Es Port. A light down jacket is not a bad choice in winter at Mallorca. Buenas noches.