Mallorca is known as the Mecca for devoted cyclists for many reasons, not least for the lure of experiencing some of Europe’s most picturesque cycling routes. Let us shine a light on five great plus points of a cycling trip in Mallorca.
Spice of Life
Mallorca offers a vast mixture of terrain on its cycling routes meaning it’s never boring to bike around Mallorca. From long flat rides, coastal panoramas to high elevations where strong legs are needed to ride up the mountains, the variety of routes keeps you guessing what’s around the next corner. You’ll find the roads are smooth and well-maintained – no need to worry about potholes here! There are also plenty of quiet little backroads, where cycling is pleasant and tranquil, and you can get a feel for Mallorcan life. Locals are always kind and patient with cyclists, even in big groups, you’ll be given plenty of space on the road.
What better than to cycle with the sun on your back and the promise of a swim at the end of the day? Mallorca’s mild and sunny climate throughout the year with only a few days of rain means it’s suitable to cycle year-round, although we think the best months to come here on a cycling holiday are from February to June, then in autumn after the heat of summer. Temperatures range between 17ºC – 22ºC in spring and 23ºC -19ºC in autumn. July and August can be very warm, so be ready to get on your bike early morning, thereby avoiding the heat and the crowds.
On a Foodie Cycling holiday, you won’t need to worry about where to stay when cycling in Mallorca. With me, Mar’s insider knowledge on the best places to stay on the island I can guide you. Depending on your group and duration of your cycling trip, I will arrange a luxury hotel, characterful family-run retreat, secluded villa or city bolthole. If you’re looking for something in particular – perhaps somewhere romantic or by the sea let me know. I can also help secure you the best room – I know Mallorca’s hotels inside out! We will take care of moving your luggage from hotel to hotel so you can be totally free on your cycling trip.
As you might have guessed, food will be an integral part of your Foodie Cycling trip in Mallorca. From café con leche in village squares with the locals to seafood feasts by the sea, fine dining on the terrace of luxury hotels to hidden tapas bars, there are always interesting foodie experiences to encounter. Admire zero-miles fruit and vegetables at farmer’s markets and see how they appear on your plate at dinner. Even better, coming to Mallorca is an excellent opportunity to get to know its viticulture – you might be surprised to hear that here are over 90 wineries on the island! You will be amazed at the quality and variety of wines Mallorca has to offer – let me organize a one-to-one with a wine producer or a wine tasting paired with delicious Mallorcan treats.
Last, but not least, the island of Mallorca is well-placed, accessible and easy to get to. Just a two-hour flight from any main airport in Europe and you’ll be ready to ride in Mallorca. From June 22, direct flights to New York Newark will be operating for all your cyclists stateside. I know some of you riders like to bring your own bike with you, but if it’s a short cycling break, I’d recommend that I reserve you a bike on the island. There are plenty of very good quality bike rentals on the island, top brands and top models, including e-bikes, so we are well catered for in Mallorca. When you arrive, the bicycle you’ve ordered will be delivered to your hotel and we will fit it, ready for you to go out and explore Mallorca by bike. Enjoy your cycling trip!
I am interested in coming with my two teenage sons for a few days of cycling. We are recreational cyclists so we would need flat terrain. Can you suggest an itinerary for about 3/4 days of cycling and an open day at each end of the trip to make it about a week? We would like to come this June approximately arrive on June 23 for a week. We live in Canada.