Cycling in Majorca

This Mediterranean island is known all over as one of the world’s best holiday destinations for cyclists. With panoramic views, undulating roads and beautiful towns, there is so much to explore and it just so happens to be home to one of the best boutique hotels in the form of Son Julia Country House & Spa. So enjoy a holiday at our 5-star hotel and follow our guide to the best cycling routes in Majorca, because there is so much to explore on two wheels.

Sa Calobra

So we start with one of the world’s most breathtaking rides to one of the islands most famous destinations: Sa Calobra is known for its thrilling and tricky winding road that brings you through the mountains to the unique rocky beach which you may have seen in a host of adverts or movies. Although the cycle down is fun, the real challenge comes on the 9.5km climb which has an average gradient of 7% and a number of sweeping bends and corners to add to your enjoyment of the ride.

Bicycle race

Puig Major / Col de Soller loop

Fresh legs are needed for this 10.6km climb. The longest climb on the island and with an average gradient of 6%, means you should start the day early and combine it with the Southern side of the Col de Soller which is a charming ride taking you through the immaculate town of Soller. From there all that remains is to conquer the climb to the highest point in Majorca. Once at the top of Puig Major you will be rewarded with the most amazing views across the island, which should breathe life back into those aching legs.

Cap de Formentor

Cap de Formentor is a ‘must visit’ for anyone on holiday in Majorca and there is no better way to navigate the 20km winding route than on two wheels. The jagged rocks and plunging cliffs can only be admired in person and although you should keep your eyes on the road there are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views. FInishing your journey at the lighthouse, you can enjoy a celebratory drink before enjoying the return journey.

Tramuntana Coastal Road

At 110km this might be best broken up into 2 days unless you feel confident enough to tackle this stunning road which stretches from Pollensa to Andratx, thus taking you the entire width of the island. On these roads you will pass through some of the island’s most beautiful towns and villages where you should fuel up on some of Majorca’s most traditional foods before continuing on your way.

Mallorcan Towns

Palma to Arenal

From the longest route to the shortest and most perfect for families or the casual holiday maker who just wants to do something different on holiday. This pretty route takes you past sights such as La Seu Cathedral, the bars and restaurants at Portixol, the secluded coves of Cala Gamba and Ciutat Jardin, all the way to the resorts of Can Pastilla and Arenal, which are also close to our boutique hotel in Llucmajor. So enjoy the ultimate cycling holiday and check out the packages and offers we have waiting for you to enjoy during your next sporting holiday.

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