Cyclotourism – Info on Cycling in Mallorca
A guide to Cyclotourism – Cycling in Mallorca with info on roads, hotels, routes
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Cycling in Mallorca is an extremely popular activity, particularly in Winter and Spring when the weather is very fine for this particular sport. In this period, you will discover cyclists both professionals and tourists just about everywhere as you travel around the Island!
You can choose from many hotels that are open all year consisting of top class rural and petit hotels or private apartments Some offer excellent winter/spring discounts! For info on Tour Operators flying to Mallorca with discounts see Majorca Holidays
There are lots of cycling routes around the Island of Mallorca, listed below are are the most popular
The following Cyclotourism Routes info is an extract from the Illes Baleares website
Cyclotourism – The Routes
Time – 5 hours approx
Rating – Difficult
This route is well-signposted.
Just about all of the road, which skirts the Tramontana Mountains, is flat. The last 2 stretches after Algaida result in Llucmajor and Campos.
Places of Interest:-
Port de Pollensa
The Calvary of Pollensa.
The Moors and Christians fiesta that is held in Pollena in June.
Campanet caves -located at kilometre 39 on the road from Alcudia to Inca.
The fiestas of Sant Miquel in Campanet in late September.
Mount Randa, between Algaida and Llucmajor. The summit gives spectacular views of central Mallorca. The Hermitage of Sant Honorat lies in Randa.
Es Trenc Beach, a white sandy beach with crystalline waters that can be reached simply by starting in Campos and heading in the direction of Ses Salines.
The Oratory of Sant Blai, 1 of Mallorca’s oldest churches, located on the outskirts of Campos next to the road to Ses Salines.
The outdoor market on Saturdays in Campos.
The Convent of Sant Francesc in Campos.
The village of Sencelles
The city of Inca, home to major shoe factories like Camper, Yanko, Munper and others. Inca is also the site of the island’s largest and most significant fair, El Dijous Bo, that is held on the third Thursday in November.
Footwear, other leather goods and ceramics are typical Selva products. The hamlet of Biniamar lies in the municipality of Selva.
Time – 1 hour
Rating – Medium
There isn’t any bicycle lane, so care must be taken with the traffic. From Selva, the route goes to Mancor and after that to Lloseta on narrow roads with little traffic.
Inca is also the site of the island’s largest and most significant fair, El Dijous Bo, that is held on the third Thursday in November. Every Thursday traditional market.
The village of Selva. Footwear, other leather goods and ceramics are typical Selva products.
The hamlet of Biniamar is also located in the municipality of Selva.
The village of Mancor de la Vall, just several kilometres from Inca.
Rating – Easy
From Santa Eugnia, head in the direction of Consell, but turn in the direction of Inca in the intersection with the Santa Maria-Inca road and after that take the road to Sencelles at the intersection with the Binissalem-Sencelles road.
Cementiri des Moros (Moorish cemetery), a Roman necropolis, located on the Sencelles-Pina road.
The Son Fred talaiot on the Sencelles-Binissalem road.
Distance -25 kilometres
Start from Algaida on the road to Sencelles. Go through the hamlet of Ruberts on the way to Pina and after that return to Algaida.
Mol de Pina, in the village of Pina.
The Pina springs, in the entrance to the village on the road to Algaida.
Francesc in the middle of the village of Pina, next to the church.
The Astronomy Observatory of Mallorca in Consell on Cam de l’Observatori,
Starting off from the village of Llucmajor. Pick out the turn-off to Palma (right at the primary street). Travel along a narrow road flanked by dry stone walls and farms, in the end Capocorb Vell, a prehistoric site, in the intersection with the Palma-Cabo Blanco road. This route is well-signposted.
The talaiotic settlement of Capcorb Vell, where well-preserved, round talaiots can be observed.
There are a number of sixteenth-century defence towers in the area, like those at s’Enderrocat, Cap Blanc, Cala P and s’Estalella.
The striking cliffs of Cabo Blanco.
Time – 2 hrs
Distance – 35.5 k
312 km track – Longest track in spain
Many professional cycling teams travel to Mallorca to train. The route 312 follows the perimeter of the island of Mallorca, travelling via both well known and unknown regions of the Island.
See this cycling info website for more details of cycling routes in Mallorca (Majorca) with the route maps
Safety – Rules and Regulations
Wear reflective clothing which can be viewed at least from 150 metres
Use standardised helmete
Children up to 7 can be transported in child seats
Ride to the far right – Cyclists can ride 2 abreast but only
if circumstances enable
No cycling on motorways or highways
Take high energy food and a drink with you – always water
Use protective sun cream even in Winter!
Be considerate – always ensure gates are closed behind you –
very quickly when cycling in Mallorca, especially in the Summer months.
with you for your journey, some water, sugary drink, snack etc. Do Not get caught out!
You will discover cycling tours available in Mallorca from March-November.
weather see next 7 days forecast
Located in the center of the island of Mallorca, Inca celebrates its annual fiestas at the end of July. Check http://www.icmallorca.com for events in Mallorca.