Widely known as one of the best places to cycle in Europe, Majorca is a haven for cyclists of all levels, pro riders and even Olympic and Tour de France champions have trained on it’s shores. The island has so much to offer, from challenging climbs to gentle rides through stunning scenery. Bike the balearics follows five cyclists as they experience the challenges and glorious payoffs of the best cycling routes on the island, some for the first time on two wheels.
A trip to Majorca can usually mean a fabulous beach holiday, however after experiencing another side of the island, our cyclists were surprised at how amazing, unexpected and dramatic the island actually is. The islands coast line, forests and landmarks are so accessible and even more enjoyable on two wheels.
No matter your level of experience – go Bike the Balearics!
Meet Our Cyclists
Sophie Radcliffe – Challenge Sophie
Half British, half American. Her philosophy is “One Life, Live It” every day challenging herself to live a little more, and be the best she can be.
Emma Jane Lax – Lunges and Lycra
Likes running, lifting heavy things, caffeine and boys in lycra. She dislikes Bikram on a hangover.
Hayley Jane Warnes – Break the loop
Interested in food, fitness, music, travel & most importantly finding happiness in the little things by constantly striving to inject new life into those everyday activities.
Linda M – Linderella
Fitness Junkie, food lover, fashion addict
Juliane Schumacher – Radelmaedchen
Cap de Formentor
A cyclists dream Cap de Formento or ‘lighthouse road’ as it’s affectionally called by cyclists and tourists alike, is the type of route you will be telling fellow cyclists about for years to come.
The dramatic scenery will take your breath away, as well as the steep climbs! this route is challenging so make sure you have a decent road bike, plenty of water and are up for the challenge – it’s so worth it.
Woodlands to Mirador
One of Majorca’s most visited sites and a very popular route for cyclists looking for moderate to difficult climbs, the Mirador offers dramatic scenery well worth the sweat! The look out point of Mirador de Mal Pas is worth getting off your bike for, the trail takes you across the Rocky Mountain to several look out points along the way, its a bit of a tourist haven but well worth a look.
Home to some of Majorca’s best beach’s, Port de Pollenca is a must for those cyclists tackling lighthouse road, a nice gentle ride, ending in a dip in the ocean and a well deserved ice cream.
Pollensa to Lluc Road
Pollensa is a well known base for cyclists in Majorca, loads of riders pass through every year, this particular route is a long false flat leading to a tough climb, so be warned!
Picturesque, isolated and one of the islands best-kept secrets – Port de Soller is a must for visitors on two wheels. The bay opens up to reveal a gorgeous sandy beach lined by a stunning promenade where visitors flock to enjoy the cafes, restaurants and shops. Still untouched by mass tourism, Port de Soller is the perfect stop for cyclists looking for a rest before the tougher routes ahead.
Lake Gorg Blau
This stunning reservoir provides water to the city of Palma, a natural monument it’s the perfect back drop for a more gentle ride.
Sa Calobra Aquaduct
Coll dels Reis is one of the most climbed and cycled hills in Majorca. We approached to from Sa Calobra, this is the more challenging route. If you’re looking for a slightly easier ride, approach from the MA-10. To avoid the tourist traffic go early.
Bar Sa Fonda
Every good ride needs some good watering holes along the way! Bar Sa Fonda is a lively popular cafe/bar in Deia with a large terrace and great value food and drink
Cala Deia is a beautiful small shingle beach with clear waters and rock pools and one of the few beaches on the west coast of Majorca. It’s quite a rugged beach so you might need to bring a deck chair or a lilo to lie on. The near by restaurant Ca’s Patro March serves gorgeous sea food and was made famous by the 2016 hit TV show ‘The Night Manager’.
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