Road cycling in Mallorca – varied routes
Especially in spring and autumn, racing cyclists from all over the world are drawn to Mallorca. Around 150,000 cyclists are said to visit the island every year. In addition, there are numerous professional cycling teams that train in Mallorca. The government and the tourist board have taken this into account by ensuring that cycling routes are well signposted and that information boards provide cyclists with further information. Mallorca also hosts official cycling events, such as the Cinturón Ciclista Internacional, the Volta Cicloturista and the Masters Challenge. The reasons for the international interest in Mallorca and in cycling on the island are obvious: nowhere else can you find such varied routes, from power-sapping climbs in the Tramuntana mountains to leisurely routes in the interior of the island. And always with a unique backdrop: bizarre rock formations, deep blue sea, through pine forests, orange and almond plantations and through lonely, charming villages.
You can do cycling tours of different levels of difficulty in Mallorca. The interior of the island and the south offer long, flat stages. The west and north – especially the Serra de Tramuntana – on the other hand offer varied mountain stages with demanding, sometimes very steep ascents. Speaking of the Tramuntana mountains. It stretches over a length of 90 km and is optimally developed by a road network. Here you can enjoy unique nature away from the tourist crowds. One of the most popular tours is the approx. 140 km long stage from Port Andratx via Valldemossa to Sóller. Others prefer the approx. 85 km tour across the island from Calvià via Palma, Santa Maria and Inca to Alcúdia. Numerous organisers vie for the international racing cyclists, whether for day tours or cycling holidays, where accommodation, support vehicle, sports massage and many other extras are offered.