When winter arrives, Mallorca becomes the ideal destination for cycling enthusiasts. In fact, the island is already one of the main cycling destinations in the world. According to the Department of Tourism of the Balearic Islands, at least 70,000 tourists land in Mallorca every year through organized cycling programs, which would have to add all kinds of fans to the two wheels that come on their own.
Its climate, its landscape, the large number of routes available, the fact that many professional teams come to train to the island, the excellent communications and the increasingly complete infrastructures for fans of this sport are good proof of that. Mallorca is a perfect place for bicycle tourism.
The ideal climate
It is just one of the reasons for cycling in Mallorca. But undoubtedly of weight: 300 sunny days a year and a generally benign climate define the island. While it frosts in continental Europe, Mallorca maintains mild temperatures throughout the winter, with maximum averages of 15 to 18 degrees between December and February. In fact, many cycling professionals say that January is the ideal month to train on the island, as temperatures are still mild and roads are practically deserted.
A privileged environment
The great variety of the Mallorcan landscape make the island a privileged place and especially attractive for cyclists. The views are incredible: from the roads that run along the edge of the sea to those that cross the more than 100 kilometers of road from the peaks of the Tramuntana mountain range, passing through those that go into the natural park of La Albufera or those that they draw the steepest coast of the island, at Cape Formentor. In total, there are more than 1,200 kilometers of road in Mallorca, and 700 of them are secondary roads, which are ideal for cycling or training, and make Mallorca a perfect place for cycle tourism.
Routes for everyone
The cycling paths here are numerous and for all levels of bikers, ages and abilities: small and large, amateur and professional. Here you can get to know some of the best cycling routes in Mallorca, from the simplest one, which runs between Alaro and Alaro and allows you to observe one of the most spectacular landscapes of the island, which links Port de Sóller with Sa Calobra along 80 kilometers and more than 2340 meters of altitude, also marked with two very hard mountain passes. The true dimension of the strength of cycling in Mallorca is perhaps due to the fact that six of the ten most popular and celebrated cycling routes in Spain are on the island. For all types of legs.
Cycling professionals choose it
In addition to the thousands of fans, there are more and more cycling professionals who choose Mallorca as the perfect winter training place. Teams such as Lotto Soudal, T-Mobile or Sky already regularly train preseason on the island. In addition, at the end of January, the Mallorca Cycling Challenge is celebrated, with the participation of world-class teams and cache runners from Alejandro Valverde, Gianluca Brambilla and Michal Kiatkowski.
Excellent communications and infrastructures
Mallorca has excellent air links with the main European cities, which facilitates the landing on the island of a number of continental cyclists. Carrying the bicycle on the plane costs between 50 and 75 euros, depending on the airline. Find out all you need to take into account in order to bring your bike to Mallorca.
At the same time, it is now easier to rent bicycles that fit the needs of everyone on the island, as well as repair them or find suitable spare parts. Something that is caused by the fact that more and more cyclists visit the island. What, in turn, has also made the Balearic government has reinforced a series of infrastructures that cover this increase in demand, building in recent years more than 200 new kilometers suitable for cycling.
Finally, it must be pointed out that Ferrer Hotels has made a special commitment to cyclotourism for a long time, welcoming and facilitating services to the practitioners who are staying on the island, sponsoring events or hosting international professional teams such as the Belgian Lotto Soudal.
So do not hesitate, come to Mallorca and start pedaling. For all these reasons, and all those that you bring in your suitcase and bicycle make Mallorca the perfect place for cycling.