Mallorca has become one of the most popular destinations for cycle-tourism lovers. And no wonder, since, of its 1,250 km of roads, approximately 700 km are lanes and secondary roads that run through both mountains and plains, which makes them ideal for enjoying cycling while looking at the beautiful scenery of the island. Roads that make up unique routes with different modalities and difficulty levels. From itineraries for experienced cyclists with quite considerable uphill stretches to others more appropriate for amateurs and for those who are just starting out.
For this reason, it is not unusual that Mallorca receives thousands of tourists every year, drawn by the many cycle-tourism possibilities available on the island. Added to this is the tranquillity of the routes in low season and the impressive variety of scenery that can be found in this little piece of paradise. There are hundreds of enthusiasts, especially in February and March, who visit the island with this intention, attracted by the beauty of these country roads that run between towns full of charm, where you can immerse yourself in the traditions, culture and gastronomy of Mallorca.
The island is ideal for enjoying wonderful mountain scenery, trails and really interesting country roads.
And not only anonymous athletes come to the island, but it is also visited by professional cyclists who always leave with very positive opinions. Even European competition teams come to Mallorca to train and prepare the season due to the optimal conditions found here.
With this in mind, public bodies have carried out, in recent years, numerous tasks to condition, and add signs to, roads. Furthermore, it should be noted that in the areas through which the cycle tourism routes run in Mallorca, we can find a wide variety of shops and hotels well prepared to meet the needs of even the most demanding athletes, as is the case with our establishment, the Hotel Miramar. We offer everything from a bicycle repair service to special menus for athletes to a massage service.
If you are thinking about visiting the island to enjoy this sport, we can show you here the best cycling routes in Mallorca.
Route through the port of Pollença passing through the Playa de la Victoria
This route of 35.4 km presents a positive slope of 356 km. It is a low-difficulty itinerary that makes it one of the best options for beginners and amateurs. Ideal for enjoying spectacular views of the harbour, and part of the interior with all its contrasts. The route begins at the Puerto de Alcudia in the Acunada direction, passing through Es Mal Pas and the Ermita de la Victoria, ending at the Puerto de Pollença and returning to the Port of Alcudia.
One of the main attractions of this itinerary, in addition to its wonderful views, is that Victoria Beach is unspoilt, undisturbed by man, and with crystal-clear waters that make it a unique place.
Route through Muro Beach and Coll de Femenia
It is a route of approximately 78 km that has a positive gradient of 983 km with a medium level of difficulty and two different sections. The starting point is the Muro Beach and the route goes through Alcúdia and Puerto Pollença, increasing in difficulty from here until you reach Coll de Femenia, one of the most beautiful places in the north of Mallorca. The rest of the way is flat, so it is also more easy-going. We will continue through the interior of Caimari, Selva, Inca, Sa Pobla and then we will return to Playa de Muro.
Route through Formentor
This is a route that extends along 79.9 km and presents a difference in gradient of almost 1,490 km. Due to this its difficulty level is medium, so it is only suitable for those cyclists who have a minimum level of experience. If you do, you shouldn’t miss out, as it is one of the best cycling routes not only in Spain, but throughout the world.
The starting point of the route is Can Picafort. From there you head towards Alcudia, arriving at the Mirador de Formentor. Along the way you will also pass through beautiful places such as Coll sa Creueta and Sa Talaia d’Albercutx. Although most of the route is manageable, the its difficulty is average due to the last effort that must be made before reaching the Talaia d’Albercutx, which rewards us with stunning views.
Route of Alcudia – Cabo de Formentor
This route has about 65 km and a positive gradient of 1,357 km. It is one of the most impressive routes in terms of views and scenery. The itinerary is quite similar to that of the Formentor route, holding second place in the list of the best cycling routes in Mallorca and the world. The sections are very similar, but with an added difficulty, which makes it suitable only for the most experienced.
The route leaves from Alcudia and passes through the Port of Pollença, reaching the Talaia d’Albercutx. After crossing spectacular scenery, the path leads to the imposing Formentor Lighthouse. We return through the Port of Pollença and arrive back in Alcudia.
Sa Calobra Route
This route extends along 120 km and has a positive gradient of 2,762 km, which makes it a high-difficulty itinerary. It is very demanding in terms of stamina and physical form. It is only suitable for experienced cyclists and for professionals of this sport. The Sierra de Tramontana is, without a doubt, one of the best areas for enjoying cycling routes. In this itinerary, we leave Alcúdia and go through Cala Tuent until we reach Sa Calobra, a beautiful cove located in the Sierra de Tramontana where the Torrent de Pareis flows into the sea.