cycling in mallorca

Cycling in Mallorca

Mallorca has long been a place for cyclists to enjoy due to the fabulous climate and mixed terrain so you can enjoy a day in the mountains or flatter terrain depending on your experience level and likes. Cycling in Mallorca offers so much to both the seasoned cyclist and a beginner.

You can explore beautiful villages, coastal roads and of course lose yourself in the stunning Traumaunta Mountains. Whether you are new to cycling or a real enthusiast our stunning island is simply made for exploring. Spend some time cycling, then stop somewhere for lunch or coffee and cake and enjoy some stunning views.

If you’d like to time your visit to coincide with an event, then check out the Mallorca 312 sportive. This epic sportive is an annual affair which takes place in April each year with the 2021 race booked for 24th April. Initially, it circumnavigated the coastline – but the route has since been changed to allow for closed roads. You can ride 312km or 167km, and this event sees the island pretty much taken over by cyclists.

In March and May, maximum temperatures vary from 17 to 22°C, then 23-19°C in October and November. Weather is the deciding factor for many a cyclist. You can choose to bring your own bike with your or there are plenty of places on the island to hire bikes and relevant equipment. Bear in mind clothing wise that if you are heading into the mountains you may need warmer clothes or a least layers.

The vast majority of cyclists set up camp in the Northern coastal towns of Port de Pollença and Alcudia. The key attraction of this area is that it sits close to the edge of the Tramuntana Mountains. An alternative base is Port Soller, which is a little further down the coast line. The busy town can provide plenty of restaurants and a more energetic evening vibe but it is an uphill cycle out of the bay.

Cycling is taken seriously here but even as a beginner there are some good flat routes for you to take. If you need help with any places to stay or local information then we can help you.