Mallorca is known for its beaches, its climate, and its gastronomy but also for its cycling routes. Each year it is visited by hundreds of thousands of cyclists, exceeding 15,000 per year, which is why many consider the largest island as one of the mecca of this sport in Europe.
The reasons are diverse, for example, sunny weather, very well paved roads, spectacular scenery or the tranquillity of the island in low season. Whether you are amateur or professional, you can enjoy the best routes that we are going to show you.
Cap de Formentor
This route is of medium difficulty, but it can be done by anyone. Part from Playa de Muro to Formentor. It is worth doing this route, as this section offers beautiful views from Sa Talaia d’Albercutx until the end of the journey.
Serra de Tramuntana
This route is 110 km long and crosses the island from north to south, specifically from Pollença to Andratx. This is the most impressive route, as it crosses the highest points of the island, such as the Puig Major whose length is 13.7 km, its elevation difference is 818m and its average slope is 6%. Another attraction of the route are the localities located on the road, for example, Valldemossa, Deià or Banyalbufar.
Coll de Sóller
Although at first it costs a bit to do it on your slopes, then it will be the opposite on the way back. In this journey, its landscapes, contact with nature and breathing fresh air while you feel the sea breeze makes it unique.
This route is more suitable for experts, since it is one of the sections with the greatest difficulty. It is composed of 54 peaks, all of them exceed 1000 meters high and accumulate more than 2340 meters of altitude in 77 km. The route begins in Sóller going up to the highest point of the island, the Puig Major, but after passing through the reservoirs of Gorg Blau and the Cúber it begins to descend until the ascent to the Monnàber tunnel.
This route leaves from Alaró to Orient. It is a low difficulty route that has become one of the most essential places to go cycling. Anyone who is starting in this type of adventure can enjoy this experience with beautiful views.
In the city you can also do bike tours. The best is the one through the promenade where there is a 13 km bike lane. It is a perfect stretch to go with children and enjoy the city at the same time. Another recommendable route is the one that departs from the Parc de la Mar to the Coll d’en Rabassa passing through the Nautical Club of the city, from there you can enjoy incredible views of the Cathedral, the Episcopal Palace, the Almudaina, the Palma monumental and the district of Calatrava.
Whether you are an adventurous professional or an amateur accompanied by your family, you can enjoy a variety of charming hotels in Mallorca. Insotel has at your disposal all kinds of services and facilities, these will be adapted to your needs so that your stay on the island is complete and unforgettable. Do not miss it!