The largest of the Balearic Islands is extremely popular amongst bicycle enthusiasts for several reasons. The climate is mild and ideal to continue your athletic achievements during the winter. You can also find a lot of high level cycling routes in Mallorca, and you can choose between the plain southern part, the rolling midlands or the north-western Sierra: Feel free to make your choice!
Some routes that are recommended:
Can Picafort - Formentor and back 83.23 km Mountainbike
We start our trip to the coast and ride the first 23 km along the coastline, where we cycle along the Parc Natural de S'Albufera our left side. In Alcudia we make a shortcut to avoid the peninsula and continue towards the north to the famous peninsula of Formentor, with its historic luxury hotel Formentor, a source of inspiration for lots of writers and authors. At km 23 we start the first of three climbs, this one will also be the toughest one. In only 6 km we climb till 350 m, and descend immediately afterwards at a round pace. Once arrived at the extreme northeastern cape of the island, which yields us a magnificent view of wild nature, it's time to go back. We'll take the way back by a slightly lower path.
Selva - Lluc - Sa Calobra and return 67.26 km mountain bike / road bike
This trip starts in the village of Selva at 134 m altitude and will take us through the rough mountains to the coast and back. The first 23 km are almost steadily climbing - with a short downhill in Lluc - until an altitude of 700 m, then we start the descent until we reach the coast at the height of Sa Calobra, where we can enjoy the beautiful view. It's the ideal moment to have a break, just before we start our trip back. We return to Selva, but not before we stop in Lluc, the most famous place of pilgrimage in Mallorca, with its famous monastery. This trip is an absolute must for sportsmen who also appreciate the beautiful nature of the island.
Colonia San Jordi - Ses Salines - Cala Figuera and return 42.57 km Racebike
This trip takes us from the southern seaside resort of Colonia San Jordi, through the salt mines, marked white against the blue sky, to one of the most beautiful spots on the island: Cala Figuera. The first 10 km of this trip are the steepest. Then we go continuously up and down. Cala Figuera, with its picturesque canals which split the village literally in many parts, is an ideal place for a break. We head back along a slightly more southern route passing by Ses Salines to our final destination.
Puig Major - Soller - Deia 62.51 km road bike / mountainbike
When you go to Mallorca, it's an absolute must to have climbed the Puig Major! With its 1445 m, it's the highest mountain of the island. Moreover, we can not reach the summit itself, because it's military property. We start our trip in the picturesque town of Soller.
From there we climb continuously until we reach the highest accessible point (845m), and then we return, to pass again by Soller and then head southwest towards Deia. We drive along the sea for some 5 km, although at some hight, which yields us a beautiful view. This trip can be done by any tipe of bike and is a gem in the record of each cycling enthusiast.
Palma de Mallorca Calvia 52.46 km bike
This trip starts in Palma de Mallorca and takes us westward, where we take off - at about km 5 - for a few smooth climbs, after which we descend to the coast at the height of the mundane, yet very beautiful Port d'Andratx.
From there we drive into the mountains, until we reach the highest point at about km 19. Then we start the descent, pass Calvia, and get back in Palma de Mallorca by an almost continuously descending route.
Location: Palma de Mallorca (Explore routes near Palma de Mallorca.)