Discover Mallorca by bike! The island off the coast of Spain is perfect for long bike rides. Many professionals train on the numerous cycling paths and routes. But tourists can also discover the beautiful and varied landscapes of Mallorca while cycling. Many cycling routes are marked with signs and are easy even for amateur cyclists. You can also enjoy a relaxing bike tour with the whole family in the south of the island starting from the capital city of Palma. Mountain bikers can really burn off steam on the numerous cycle paths in the northwest. While lovers of speed will be thrilled by the steep descents and tight curves that really accelerate your heartbeat. There are so many options that you'll never get bored of discovering Mallorca by bike!
The best way to explore the island is by bike. The wide-ranging landscapes, enchanting beaches and picturesque villages of Mallorca offer a multifaceted landscape for cyclists. You can bring your own bike or rent one from the many rental shops around the island. This saves luggage and transport costs and still allows you to spontaneously decide to take a tour at any time. The choice is yours: short or long tours, on your own or with a guide. The longest bike tour covers a distance of 280 km and goes around the island and past many sights, including Palma, El Arenal and Ses Salines. Participants can cycle for 8 days as part of a guided tour with accommodation in nearby hotels. The cycle path is mostly paved and runs through low-traffic areas, so cyclists can enjoy the beauty of the landscape to the fullest.
Cycling tours in Mallorca are particularly suitable for:
A 62.5 km day tour from Alcúdia to Cap de Formentor leads past Cala Figuera, the most beautiful fishing village in Mallorca. You can enjoy a captivating view of the sea from Cap de Formentor. After admiring the view, it’s time to head back. The route is quite demanding and you will have to push the bike at some points. But the picturesque and varied landscape of the tour is absolutely worth it.
The Colònia de Sant Jordi is one of the most popular cycling areas. Beautiful, white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters remind us of Caribbean shores. A visit to the famous salt flats in Ses Salines is also highly recommended for fans of culture and Roman history. The bay of Alcúdia is the starting point of many tours and features the longest beach in Mallorca. Here you can cycle many kilometres along the sea. From Alcúdia, several roads lead into the interior of the island.
The coast in the south of the island around the capital Palma is quite flat and perfect for bike tours with the whole family. The beach area around Playa de Palma is a popular holiday destination for many families. Here, you will find numerous sandy beaches that are so flat that even small children can easily play and swim in the sea. Ideal for cycling: a good road that runs along the coast. The 10-kilometre route takes cyclists along the beach from Palma to Can Pastilla. This allows you to take breaks for bathing during the tour.
A paradise for mountain bikers: along the Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain range in the northwest, you will find many old pilgrimage paths, perfect for challenging tours by bike. These are adventurous cycle paths that run on partly unpaved roads, often between gorges and cliffs. Once you have managed the ascent by bike, you will be able to enjoy a breath-taking view of the blue sea from above. The routes are sometimes tricky and lead over private property. Beginners can take advantage of help from experienced guides, who bring the participants safely through the winding paths to their destination.
Road cycling like the pros: there are numerous tours in Mallorca that include a steep descent. That is why many teams from all over Europe come to the island during the cold winter months to train on the well-traced racing circuits. But you can experience the thrill of the phenomenal descents even as an amateur cyclist. On the circuit of Sa Calobra, cyclists enjoy a fantastic view during the ascent before descending on the same path at a rapid pace. This circuit with its famous 270-degree curve is considered one of the best cycling circuits in the world. Many popular cycling routes start from the capital Palma. Be warned: the winding roads require good condition and dexterity on the bike!
Booking a bike tour for your holiday can be easily done online or directly on site. The tours offer one-way trips or a round trip over the whole island. Guided tours have the advantage that they are led by local guides and often include overnight accommodation. This allows you to explore and enjoy the beautiful island while ensuring a safe trip. A day trip by bike is also much more relaxed and interesting if, for example, you also learn interesting things about the places you cycle through along the way. The entire bike tour is carefully planned and organised by experts, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the tour to the fullest. Cycling tours in Mallorca are very popular and are an exciting experience for both young and old.