As you may know, at Rent March we love showing you different cycling routes in Mallorca every once in a while, so you can mix things up and be able to get to know different spots on the island. Specifically, in this post we have three different routes with different lengths and intensities, and with these you’d be able to get to visit the different corners of Mallorca that will make you fall in love with the island for sure.
The first one is, perhaps, the hardest, the one that we recommend to our experts and that you’ll enjoy for sure. Its length is 312 km and goes across the whole island. In this route we can find plenty of coast that lets us enjoy the best views of the Mediterranean Sea, just like many mountain roads where we’ll be able to see the greenest face of Majorca.
For those in good shape: Cycling around Mallorca
efore starting the tour make sure that your bike is in the best condition, if you hire a bike in Puerto Pollensa with RentMarch we will take care of the optimum state of your two-wheeled companion. Interestingly, the towns of the whole North of Majorca have some really pretty weekly markets, bars and bike-friendly restaurants where you can stop to get some energy and enjoy the Mallorcan sun.
Leaving the town behind, we’ll get into the Serra de Tramuntana to visit the cutest rural towns, such as: Banyalbufar, Valldemossa, Deià or Escorca. Push yourself to the limits with steep climbs and narrow descents. The highest point you will pass is located just between Mallorca’s highest peak, the Puig Major, and the reservoir lake Cúber. Take a rest in beautiful Sóller or somewhere closer to Palma like Andratx.
Once past Palma this cycling route in Mallorca gets more pleasant and easier while approaching to the south-eastern coast with spectacular cliffs. Enjoy orange and lemon plantations along the road accompanied by the bleating sheep. Take a rest at Colonia Sant Jordi which is a pretty coastal village from where you can see the Island of Cabrera, a small island declared as a Natural Park that you can also visit if you’re feeling adventurous too.
Getting back on the road, heading towards the north past some of the prettiest beaches with crystal clear water such as Cala Murada, Portocristo or Cala Bona. Until you get to the town Artà which impresses with its monastery, sitting enthroned over the picturesque narrow streets. Keeping tabs on the last part of this amazing cycling route in Mallorca we ride along the bay of Alcúdia and Pollensa back to our starting point.
Probably the most demanding and challenging cycling route you can find in Mallorca.
Discover Palma and its surroundings by bikeThe second cycling route in Mallorca we recommend for you is a medium-level route, and it has a 63,53km length. This route surrounds Palma and you’ll be able to go through city and mountains, the perfect way to see different architectural monuments such as Palma’s cathedral and Bellver Castle.
Starting in the precious old town of Palma, we’ll go following the Promenade that’ll lead us to Porto Pi where we’ll have to take Genova’s way to visit the beautiful Castell de Bellver.
When driving down the mountain we’ll go to Genova to get into a wild mountain scene where we’ll be able to enjoy the nature, to finally arrive to Son Rapinya. Then, still surrounding Palma, we’ll get to Marratxi’s and to some small villages such as Son Ametller, Es Pinaret, Sa Casa Blanca, Sant Jordi and Ses Cadenes to, once on the coast again, going back to the old town (always following the sea line to get the best views).
It may not seem to be one of the most spectacular cycling routes in Mallorca, but be sure you’ll have some breathtaking views from the Castell Bellver over the whole bay of Palma and it is quite an intense climb up to this point.
A relaxed cycling route through the north of MallorcaThe third route is the easiest and it’s made for those who are not professional bikers but still want to go for a ride around the Majorcan north coast. More than a route to go cycling itself, it’s a route to discover some lovely coast corners (and plus, the fact that there’s a bicycle lane makes things way easier).
The beginning of this route is in Puerto Pollensa, where you can hire a bike for just a single day or get some discounts by renting it a couple of days, and we must always follow the sea line. From there on, we only have to keep going up following the way to Alcúdia until we arrive to this town with its fascinating city walls dating back to the 13th century. On this route we’ll find plenty of archeological wonders, just like gorgeous viewpoints to stop at and stare at the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea.
As we had already said, it’s an easy cycling route in Mallorca since it only has 15km, a relatively kind route, so we won’t tire too much.
Puerto Pollensa, the best starting point for your cycling routes in MallorcaAs you may know, we have established Puerto Pollensa as a starting point for two of the three routes, and we have a good reason to do it: In Rent March we think that it’s one of the prettiest areas in the north of Mallorca and an amazing place to be explored, so why don’t you take a little bit of time before renting your bike in Puerto Pollensa and go for a walk through its beautiful streets right next to the sea?
Furthermore it’s one of the best places to stay during your cycling holidays in Mallorca, since you will enjoy the best of mountains and sea in one place, no matter what time of the year, here you can make the most of your valuable free time. At Rent March we think the best way to enjoy this area is a holiday villa in Puerto Pollensa, so you can enjoy your cycling holidays in Mallorca at your own pace.
In conclusion, those are the routes that we propose for today, we really hope you love them and: start riding!