Mallorca is synonymous with sun, beach and nightlife, but also with beautiful landscapes and magical spots that can be discovered in a very different way, for those who are passionate about cycling. A true paradise for all those adventurers with a thirst to face the most bizarre challenges.
An island capable of satisfying the needs of the most experienced professionals, the average enthusiasts and those who are just starting out. From beginners to those looking to explore new routes, and also professionals who choose the island as a base for training before competitions. Mallorca offers many different itineraries, spectacular landscapes and an area that is as challenging as the Serra de Tramuntana, with 10 peaks that exceed 1,000 metres.
Of the 1,250 km of roads in Mallorca, 700 km correspond to secondary roads that run through both mountains and plains and are ideal for cycling. There is also a choice of quieter routes, with gentle slopes, and advanced ones with first class ports. The area’s infrastructures provide enthusiasts a wide range of breathtaking itineraries. Thanks to its great variety of beautiful mountain features, Mallorca is one of the best destinations for people from different nationalities to come together to enjoy cycling.
Thus, during the winter, while northern Europe fights against ice and cold, Mallorca becomes the perfect destination for cycling, thanks to the exceptional conditions it offers for practicing this sport. The most popular months are March, April and May, when the temperatures on the island fluctuate between 15 and 23 degrees Celsius. Although autumn is also an ideal time for cycling, since the heat drops in September and the temperatures in October are very pleasant for training.
In recent years, Mallorca has become a privileged place for cyclists from all over the world. The tourism department of the Balearic Islands estimates that around 70,000 tourists arrive every year on the island through organized cycling programs, with groups led by professionals that vary according to the level of the cycling enthusiasts and the number of daily kilometres they usually do.
So much so that every year not only do enthusiasts flock to the island to enjoy this sport, but competition teams also come to train in the preseasons, immersing themselves in these fascinating routes, as is the case of the T-Mobile or Sky teams. In addition, there are many teams that participate in the important tour that is organized around Mallorca in January to start the new racing season.
It is precisely the fact that Mallorca has become, in recent years, one of the European destinations most frequented by cycling amateurs and professionals, which has led to the island developing numerous improvement projects to meet this demand, and will keep working on them in the future. In fact recently, the Balearic government has built around 235 km of new roads for cycling, allowing the areas of Campos and Inca to be explored safely. Ideal for those who prefer racing bikes. However, there are also numerous special tracks scattered around the island for mountain biking, especially in the north of Mallorca.
According to the Strava app, one of the applications to monitor the physical activity of cyclists and runners best known in the world, the Balearic Islands hold the third position in the ranking of the most active Spanish cycling communities, only behind Madrid and Barcelona. But it is in the Balearic Islands where the routes are more extensive, with about 66 km on average. This is one of the reasons why the number of cycling enthusiasts who visit Mallorca rises year after year.
In addition, the first six places in the ranking of the most popular cycling routes in Spain are found in Mallorca: the road between Puerto de Pollença and Alcúdia, the road between Puerto de Pollença and the Formentor Viewpoint, Coll de sa Batalla, Coll de Sa Creueta and Lluc- Aqüeducto. The first three are located in Pollença. Thanks to these routes, the northern area of Mallorca receives thousands of cyclists every year, who are attracted not only to the itineraries, but also to the whole ecosystem of workshops, special routes, specialised accommodation, bicycle rental services, restaurants and specially designated areas….
The hotels and apartments specialised in cycling in Mallorca offer all kinds of services to make your experience even better.
This is the case of the Miramar Collection apartments. We are cycling friendly, so in our facilities you will find all the necessary services in order to enjoy a holiday geared towards making the most of this sport. Our apartments are located in the Port of Pollença, a privileged area for exploring the best cycling routes and discovering some of the most spectacular landscapes of the whole island. If you decide to stay with us, you can enjoy all of this and at the same time have also a quality break with all the services we offer.
In addition, the north of the island has many other leisure options to be enjoyed such as magnificent beaches, marinas, hiking trails, golf courses and a wide range of recreational activities.