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Cyclotourism - Information on Cycling in Mallorca

 

A guide to Cyclotourism - Cycling in Mallorca with information on roads, hotels, routes

and events


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Cycling in Mallorca is a very popular activity, particularly in Winter and Spring when the weather is very fine for this sport. During this period, you will find cyclists both professionals and tourists almost everywhere as you travel around the Island!


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The climate together with the excellent choice of cycle routes entice a huge number of cyclists to Mallorca (Majorca) and many return year after year. As well as the sport itself the tourists can enjoy the wonderful scenery with the spectacular Tramuntana mountainous region and the beautiful countryside around the Island. You can choose from many hotels which are open all year including top class rural and petit hotels or private apartments. Some offer excellent winter/spring discounts! For information on Tour Operators flying to Mallorca with discounts see Majorca Holidays



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There are many cycling routes around the Island of Mallorca, listed below are are the most popular









The following Cyclotourism Routes information is an extract from the Illes Baleares website


Cyclotourism - The Routes

 

Route 1


Port de Pollensa - Pollensa, Campanet - Selva - Inca - Sencelles - Algaida - Llucmajor - Campos


Time - 5 hours approx
Distance - 85 kilometres 
Rating - Difficult 

This route is well-signposted. Starting in the Port of Pollença in the north of the island on Pollença Bay, goes around the village of Pollença and follows small roads to Campanet and Selva. Almost all of this road, which skirts the Tramontana Mountains, is flat. Turning south at Inca, the mountains are at cyclists' backs and the route continues along back roads that pass through Sencelles on the way to Algaida. The last two stretches after Algaida lead to Llucmajor and Campos. 

Places of Interest:-


Port de Pollensa
The lighthouse at Formentor

Pollensa Museum
The Gothic tower in the March Gardens, next to the Convent of the Dominicos in Pollensa
The Calvary of Pollensa. A path of steps that starts in calle Jesús, next to the Town Hall and climbs to the Hermitage of the Calvary. 
The Moors and Christians fiesta which is held in Pollença in June. 
Campanet caves -located at kilometre 39 on the road from Alcudia to Inca.
The fiestas of Sant Miquel in Campanet in late September. 
Mount Randa, between Algaida and Llucmajor. The summit provides spectacular views of central Mallorca. The Hermitage of Sant Honorat is located in Randa. 
Es Trenc Beach, a white sandy beach with crystalline waters that can be reached by starting in Campos and heading towards Ses Salines. 
The Oratory of Sant Blai, one of Mallorca's oldest churches, located on the outskirts of Campos next to the road to Ses Salines. 
The outdoor market on Saturdays in Campos. 
The Convent of Sant Francesc in Campos. 
The village of Sencelles


The city of Inca, home to major shoe factories such as Camper, Yanko, Munper and others. Inca is also the site of the island's largest and most important fair, El Dijous Bo, which is held on the third Thursday in November. 


The village of Selva, near Inca on the road to Caimari and Lluch. Footwear, other leather goods and ceramics are typical Selva products. The hamlet of Biniamar is located in the municipality of Selva. 


The village of Llucmajor, which features the Church of Sant Miquel and the Buenaventura Convent. Llucmajor is a very lively village which has an outdoor fruit and vegetable market on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and a flea market on Fridays. 


 

Route 2


Inca - Selva - Manacor de la Vall - Lloseta - Inca

Time - 1 hour 
Distance - Approximately 15 kilometres 
Rating - Medium 

This cycling route starts in Inca and is very well signposted all along the way by wooden arrows that indicate direction, distance and remaining time. The first stretch follows the national road from Inca to the village of Selva. There is no bicycle lane, so care must be taken with the traffic. From Selva, the route goes to Mancor and then to Lloseta on narrow roads with little traffic. Once in Lloseta, cyclists can return to Inca by the main road or continue to Biniamar. 

Places of Interest:-

 
The city of Inca, home to major shoe factories such as Camper, Yanko, Munper and others is 20 minutes away via the Palma-Inca motorway. Inca is also the site of the island's largest and most important fair, El Dijous Bo, which is held on the third Thursday in November. Every Thursday traditional market. 


The village of Selva. Selva is close to Inca on the road to Caimari and Lluc. One of the oldest villages on the island, it was founded by Jaime I in 1248. Footwear, other leather goods and ceramics are typical Selva products. The hamlet of Biniamar is also located in the municipality of Selva. 


The village of Mancor de la Vall, just a few kilometres from Inca. Mancor de la Vall has one of the oldest churches in Mallorca, the Chapel of Santa Lucía, founded at the time of the island's Christian reconquest in the twelfth century.


The Convent of Sant Joan Baptista, the nineteenth-century Massanella farmstead, which features an artificial lake and is surrounded by gardens, and the eighteenth-century Tafona de Son Morro on the street of the same name are all open for visits. 


Lloseta, a village devoted to manufacturing mountaineering footwear, including its internationally acclaimed boots, combines the avant-garde of its ultra-modern theatre with traditional architecture, such as the thirteenth-century Oratory of Son Cocó. To reach Lloseta by car, take the corresponding turn-off on the Palma-Inca motorway. 

 

Route 3


Sencelles - Santa Eugenia - Sencelles

Time - 1½ hours 
Distance - Approximately 19 kilometres 
Rating - Easy 

This well-signposted route starts in Sencelles and proceeds along a narrow road to the village of Santa Eugènia. From Santa Eugènia, head towards Consell, but turn towards Inca at the intersection with the Santa Maria-Inca road and then take the road to Sencelles at the intersection with the Binissalem-Sencelles road. 

Places of Interest:-

 
Cementiri des Moros (Moorish cemetery), a Roman necropolis, located on the Sencelles-Pina road. 


The Son Fred talaiot on the Sencelles-Binissalem road. 


Santa Eugènia, where the Hermitage of Son Seguí and Torre d'es Pou are worth a visit. 


The village of Sencelles, which features the Church of Sant Pere, the Convent of Las Hermanas de la Misericordia (which contains the Sor Francinaina Museum) and the Oratory of Sant Josep. The Sor Francinaina Museum in located at number 3, calle Caritat An outdoor market is held in the village every Wednesday in Plaza Nova. 


 

Route 4


Algaida - Pina - Ruberts - Sencelles - Algaida

Time - 2 hours 
Distance -25 kilometres 
Rating - Medium 

Start from Algaida on the road to Sencelles. Pass through the hamlet of Ruberts on the way to Pina and then return to Algaida. The entire route is well-signposted, proceeds along narrow back roads flanked by dry stone walls and is flat almost all the way. 

Places of Interest:-


Molí de Pina, in the village of Pina. 


The Pina springs, at the entrance to the village on the road to Algaida. 


The Convent of the Congregació de les Filles de la Misericordia Terciàries de Sant


Francesc in the centre of the village of Pina, next to the church. 

The Astronomy Observatory of Mallorca in Consell on Camí de l'Observatori,

The village of Sencelles, which features the Church of Sant Pere, the Convent of

Las Hermanas de la Misericordia (which contains the Sor Francinaina Museum) and the Oratory of Sant Josep. There is an outdoor market every Wednesday in the village at Plaza Nova. 

The Church of Sant Pere and Sant Pau in the centre of Algaida. 

The Punxuat Springs, carved in stone, on Punxuat farmstead to the southwest in the municipality of Algaida. 


 

Route 5


Llucmajor - Llucmajor

Time -2 hours 
Distance: Approximately 30 kilometres 
Rating - Medium


Starting off from the village of Llucmajor. Take the turn-off to Palma (right at the main street). Travel along a narrow road flanked by dry stone walls and farms, at the end Capocorb Vell, a prehistoric site, at the intersection with the Palma-Cabo Blanco road. When you reach here, go back to the village on the road which runs parallel to the above road on the right-hand side when facing towards Palma. This route is well-signposted. 

Places of Interest:-

 
The talaiotic settlement of Capcorb Vell, where well-preserved, round talaiots can be seen. 

There are a number of sixteenth-century defence towers in the area, such as those at s'Enderrocat, Cap Blanc, Cala Pí and s'Estalella. 

The village of Llucmajor, which features the Church of Sant Miquel and the Buenaventura Convent. A very lively village, Llucmajor has an outdoor fruit and vegetable market on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and a flea market on Fridays. 

The striking cliffs of Cabo Blanco. 


 

Route 6

Palma - Ciudad Jardin - Can Pastilla - S'Arenal - Bahia Grande - Campos


 

Route 7

Palma - Estabiments - Calvia - Es Capdella - Andratx - S'Arraco - Sant Elm


 

Route 8

Palma - Establiments - Palma


 

Route 9

Calvia - Palmanova - Magaluf - El Toro - Santa Ponsa - Calvia


 

Route 10

Andratx - S'Arraco - Puerto Andratx - Cap de la Mola - Camp de Mar - Peguera - Es Capdella - Andratx

Time - 2 hrs

Distance - 35.5 k

Rating - Easy


Details to follow


 

312 km track - Longest track in spain


Many professional cycling teams travel to Mallorca to train. The route 312 follows the perimeter of the island of Mallorca, travelling through both well known and unknown areas of the Island.


The expected number to complete the route is approx 500 and the route takes 14 hours to complete. There is an alternative 167 km route starting and finishing at the same points.


 

See this cycling information website for more details of cycling routes in Mallorca (Majorca) with the route maps

ROUTE MAPS




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Safety - Rules and Regulations


Wear reflective clothing which can be seen at least from 150 metres


Use standardised helmete


Children up to 7 can be transported in child seats


Ride to the far right - Cyclists can ride 2 abreast but only

if conditions allow


No cycling on motorways or highways


Take high energy food and a drink with you - always water


Use protective sun cream even in Winter!


Be considerate - always ensure gates are closed behind you -

never trespass


Cyclotourism - Information on Cycling in Mallorca



 


 

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NOW for Tips!


You can dehydrate

very quickly when cycling in Mallorca, especially in the Summer months.

Dehydration can

have serious

consequences.

Make sure you take

adequate provisions

with you for your journey, some water, sugary drink, snack etc. Don't get caught out!



You will find cycling tours available in Mallorca from March-November.



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