Nestled close to the thigh-burning climbs of the Tramuntana Mountains, the northern coast is a real draw for pro cycling teams. Stay at Alcudia, Puerto Pollensa or Playa De Muro and you’ll be within easy reach of routes that explore the island’s interior.
The vibrant south of Majorca has a range of flat routes for speed training and it’s still just a short ride to the west coast’s mountains. Three routes close to Palma Nova have gentler gradients, making them ideal for all ages and abilities.
After a great day’s cycling, there’s still plenty to do. You could enjoy the tantalising tapas bars in the city of Palma, relax by the waterfront at Puerto Pollensa or enjoy a warm welcome in Alcudia’s expat pubs.
Route: Sa Calobra >> Ca’n Picafort
Climb Level: 5/5
Max Altitude: 725m
The Route: Conquer the Cal de Reis at 725m altitude to begin this route. It has an astonishing 26 hairpin turns and an average gradient of 7%.
Route: Puerto Pollensa >> Campos
Climb Level: 2/5
Max Altitude: 167m
The Route: Cycle north to south across nine different villages. On the way, you’ll pass a lighthouse, parish church and painter’s museum. Expect to spot (and smell) fragrant citrus groves too.
Route: Puerto Pollensa >> Cap Formentor
Climb Level: 3/5
Max Altitude: 229m
The Route: After a hilly start, the smooth (recently re-laid) road flattens out for breathtaking views of the sea and steep cliffs along the peninsula.