Mountain biking in Mallorca – rocky climbs, spectacular downhills
Mountain biking has been a very popular sport for more than 50 years. For many it is more than a sport, it is a lifestyle where exercise and fun come together. In these 50 years, the technology of mountain bikes has changed a lot. Many variations of this sport are known: cross-country, down-hill, uphill, trial, freeride, 4x, trial and BMX. There are shops in all larger towns where you can rent a mountain bike, get the right equipment and where professional service is provided. These service centres also offer advice on which bike is suitable for which terrain.
For every type of biker there are easy and difficult routes up to risky and dangerous descents. Everyone should realistically assess their strength and physical fitness. On Mallorca, mountain bikers are mainly found in the Serra de Tramuntana. This mountain range has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can bike along forest trails and downhill sections and enjoy nature at the same time. Sporty routes can be found in the regions of the towns of Sóller, Fornalutx, Esporles and Bunyola, but also in the north around Pollença. In the centre of the island, the areas around Algaida, Sant Jordi and Llucmajor are popular, and in the southwest, Calvià, Santa Ponsa and Andratx.