Why Mallorca is the most famous place for the cyclists worldwide?
Mallorca in recent years has become a world reference for all those who love road cycling. A perfect place to make an unforgettable Cycling holidays and discover why the island has been chosen for several years as the best place to practice this sport, around Europe. The more than 320 days of sunshine and hundreds of secondary roads allow the cyclist to pedal in the best conditions through the combination of sea and mountain landscapes that the island offers us.
What you need to know?
Mallorca offers cycling lovers a geography full of possibilities to explore on two wheels. Whether by road or mountain bike, the interior of the largest of the Balearic Islands is a cycling paradise, full of routes through serpentine roads, lonely mountain trails or crossing its rugged coastal coastline. With a sunny and warm climate most of the year and dozens of daily and cheap flights from Europe, Mallorca is irresistible as a tourist destination. For cyclists, the good conditions of the roads of the compact island and the elevations of its central Sierra Tramontana have encouraged training sessions carried out here by many professional cycling teams. This has boosted the extensive infrastructure for the provision of services and specialized hotels that the cyclist finds on the island.
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Road cycling offers an unforgetable experience
The presence of cyclists on Mallorcan roads is as common as its spectacular Mediterranean coves. The width and good condition of the roads that connect the inland towns along the Sierra Tramuntana have been a determining factor in the popularity of this sport here. Requirement for the exploration on two wheels is to have the necessary physical condition since the routes are lined with ups and downs.
For the less experienced in the north of the island, between the towns of Pollenca and Formentor, the Ecovies have been developed in recent years. It is a network of 20 easy-to-navigate cycle routes surrounded by an impressive natural environment. The pleasant ride, ideal for amateur cyclists or families, takes place on quiet roads and away from the congestion and risks of the main roads. Those looking for adventure and speed can face the ascents and descents through the mountain passes of the most challenging peaks on the island.
A good alternative
A good alternative is provided by the highway route between Palma and the coastal town of Soller, which for decades was the only connection between the two towns. Now this accessible itinerary has been invaded by cyclists who enjoy an intense ascent. Another emblematic Mallorcan climb is the one that goes from Palma to the town of Valldemossa. The ascent to the port of Sa Calobra with its route full of views of the coves of Mallorca allow us to appreciate some of the best landscapes that the Balearic island has to offer. Book Bike hire Calpe online now. One of the best cycling routes in Spain.