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Cycling in Mallorca

May 13, 2016

 

Mallorca is famed for its long summer seasons and amazing cycling routes. The island is suitable for cyclists and mountain bikers of all levels. 

 

If you haven’t cycled for many years you shouldn't worry, as you can always go on a simple bicycle excursion for beginners or cycle through a winery in Binissalem. 

 

All in all Mallorca offers 5 different cycling adventures: 

Cycling Excursions (beginners)
Wine Tours (beginners)
Mountain Biking (intermediate and advanced bikers)
Road Cycling (intermediate and advanced road cyclists)

 

Most of the cycling excursions are available in Palma de Mallorca. In general there are three types of cycling sightseeing tours you can book: Palma Old Town, Palma Panoramic bike tour and tapas bike tour. From time to time you will also be able to find a night cycling tour. 

Wine biking tours on another hand take place in the mid island in an area called Binissalem. You will be offered to bike through the dirt roads of a wine yard and after you can enjoy a glass of a local wines. 

 

Mallorca is blessed to have Serra de Tramuntana – an amazing mountain range that stretches through the west coats of the island. There are plenty of places around the mountains that provide great cycling trails including Soller, Sa Comuna and Lluc Monastery. 

 

Finally, some of the worldwide famous road cycling athletes train in Mallorca, for example Britain’s famous Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has mentioned Mallorca in many interviews as one of his most favorite training locations. There are plenty of routs you can try on the island, but one of the best ones are:

 

Palma de Mallorca to Capocorb Vell – in Capocorb Vell you will be able to see massive stone formations that date back to Bronze Century. 
Andratx to Monestir de Lluc – a 13-century pilgrimage site very well known for its Black Madonna. The legend says that one of the shepherds found a statue of virgin Mary in the mountains and took it to the near by church, but next morning the statue was back to its original location.  
Port d’Alcudia & Cap des Pinar – the best place to see Cap des Pinar (a cliff with a fantastic view on Cap de Formentor) with its 13m hole in the rock formation. 

 

Of course there are various other amazing places you can see by cycling through Mallorca and you shouldn’t be afraid to discover new routes on your own. 
This article was written in cooperation with our friends from Activity Fan. You can read more about cycling on the island in their ultimate guide to cycling in Mallorca.

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