Bicycle routes for tourists in Mallorca

The different bicycle routes for tourists on the Majorca Island not only provide us with an inside look at the treasures that this island conceals but also the opportunity to exercise in an incomparable setting on this scenic island.

It is about responsible tourism that is clean and has cultural and environmental values that motivates the tourist to visit the island this way, forgetting about the sun and beaches, in order to enter into the heart of the different possibilities that the Majorcan mountains and flat areas provide.

The network of bicycle routes for tourists allows you to discover and take a close look at the diverse scenery, environment that makes up the Majorca island. At the same time, it is also a way to get to know the different nature areas of the island, especially the ones of special interest like the lagoons, etc....

By way of example, here, we show you some of the routes that we hope will be of interest so that you will be able to familiarize yourself with the geography, surroundings, and scenery that this Mediterranean island shares with the tourists who visit it throughout the year. There are a series of routes throughout the different parts of the island which vary in difficulty. Some are easy and others are more difficult in which one must be in good physical shape in order to meet the challenge. Apart from that, you can see a selection of the most important routes:

From Banyalbufar to the Port des Canonge:

Its a highly difficult route 16km long in which you need a mountain bike. What makes these routes interesting in this area are the bancanales and fortified houses of son Bunyola, as well as the Possessions de Planissi and Son Senutges in the Port des Canonge. There are also beautiful views of the sea.

From Palma to the town of Sller:

This is a typical itinerary of special interest from Palma to the town of Soller passing through Valldemossa and Dei. The route is 66km and can be easily done with a road bike. The places of interest to visit apart from the towns that the route leads you through are s'Esgleita in Valldemossa, Son Moragues, Miramar, Llucalcari, the Coll de Sa Pedrissa, etc...

From Santa Maria to Orient:

This is a route of moderate difficulty that begins in the town of Santa Maria, passes through Alar, and finishes in the small town of Orient. The route is 32km long and there are parts that you can even walk. The route's places of interest are the Castell D'Alar, the Salt des Freu, and the Possesions de Son Berenguer, Son Torella and the Cases de Son Oliver, to name a few.

Another route could be from Cber to the Cases de l'Ofre:

It is an 18km bike ride that has to be done on a mountain bike where you can visit places of interest like the Puig de l'Ofre, the Barranc de Biniaraix (to which we dedicate a complete article ), the Cber reservoir or the views of the Font de s'Aritja.

Last but not least, we recommend the route from Llucmajor to Sant Salvador:

This itinerary passes through the towns of Porreres and Campos. It is a relatively easy 67km road route where you can see different archaeological centers of interest like the Possessi de Sa Bastida, the Santuari de Montesion in Porreres, or the oratories of Sant Blai and of Palmer in the town of Campos.

The bicycle routes for tourists are meant to be travelled with the touristy spirit while at the same time taking care of the environment. No competitive mindsets, just relaxing routes that are to be ridden with an observant and respectful attitude.

Close to 35,000 cyclists, among bicycle tourists, professional racers, visit the island each year to ride and train and end up covering the entire island's geography. Majorca attracts cyclists for various reasons:

The climate.
During the months of September-November and March-May, the climate is pleasant and mild where we enjoy many spring like days. It is a typical Mediterranean climate that is in stark contrast to the continental climate of Central Europe where it predominantly rains, snows, and is quite cold during these months of the year.

Majorca has a network of 1,250 Km of roads in which 675 Km of that is secondary or local highways with an average width of 6.50 m. This good network of secondary highways makes the itineraries varied with very little traffic to worry about which affects cyclists' safety.

Terrain and size of the island.
This is a key point since the island, due to its length, allows short routes in which one can visit many towns (the average distance between towns is 10 to 15 km), or long routes (150-200 Km) where you can reach any point of the island's geography. You can do trips that are completely flat, with hills and steep slopes, or even high mountain trails that go around the Serra de Tramuntana.

Due to the island's touristic nature, it is really well communicated by airplane with the major European capitals, taking about 2 to 3 hours to travel from any point in Central Europe to Majorca.

Picture :Club Ciclista Artanenc - Picassa

More information

Miralles, Boro; Tortosa, Paco. Rutes Cicloturstiques de les Illes Balears. Palma de Mallorca : Edicions de Turisme Cultural. Illes Balears. Sa Nostra, 2000.

Balearic Islands official tourist information portal
Balearic Islands Cyclist Federation

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