The island of Mallorca has almost 300 days of sunshine a year. And there are hundreds of kilometres of quiet country lanes winding their way through pastoral landscapes dotted with almond blossom. Cycling in Mallorca is a true pleasure and adventure enjoyed by thousands of cyclists every year.
Perfect Conditions for Cycling in Mallorca
Smooth tarmac, warm breezes and courteous drivers. As well as lung busting climbs to test the best high in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains with endless views of the Mediterranean. Mallorca is a true paradise for cyclists. There are legendary routes like the epically beautiful Sa Calobra, one for the bucket list of every serious cyclist. Cycling in Mallorca is in fashion!
Sounds tempting? Well you aren’t alone. Cycling is booming in Mallorca. At least 150,000 riders of all abilities head to the island every year.
You could be sharing the roads with the very best in the world as many of the top teams train here in spring. Also, come to compete in the early season Challenge Mallorca trophy races. It takes place every year in January.
A Paradise for Cyclists
Cycle shops and rental companies offer the very best bikes for rent, with pro trainers and mechanics on hand to give you the best advice. They also offer guided rides or build bespoke training packages for you. The most popular routes include the Serra de Tramuntana in the north of the island. Furthermore, many towns and villages in Mallorca, such as Puerto Pollensa, invite cyclists to rest and enjoy a refreshing drink or energising meal. There are lots of ‘cyclist-friendly’ cafés and bars where you can park your bike. “Mallorca is like a Scalextric track for cyclists”, says Mallorca resident, Tour de France winner, multiple Olympic champion and Knight of the Realm Sir Bradley Wiggins. Who are we to disagree?
Photos by Pernilla Danielsson