Mallorca is without a doubt the perfect place to practice all kinds of sports: in groups, in teams, as a couple, as a family… The mild temperatures of the Majorcan autumn and winter makes Mallorca the ideal destination for winter sports.
The establishments of Ferrer Hotels make a firm commitment to cycling and sports tourism in general, promoting various events and offering complete gyms in their facilities to be able to train during the stay.
We will now review the main disciplines that can be practiced on the island.
Cycling in Mallorca is, without a doubt, a great idea. The island offers an important variety of cycling routes, suitable for both amateurs and professionals, who can go from a basic difficulty to authentic alpine-style tours. Do you want to go at your own pace and enjoy the scenery? Mallorca offers you innumerable options. Are you looking for mountain stages? Do not forget that in the Sierra de Tramuntana there are up to ten peaks that exceed one thousand meters.
The mild decrease in temperatures from September onwards favors cyclist practice. The best time is in January, whenever you have a bit of luck with the weather, this month is the ideal for professionals, since the routes are practically empty. In fact, in recent years the visits of cycling professionals have multiplied, which has meant that infrastructures have improved significantly. Here you can find some of the best cycling routes on the island.
Mountain Bike has more followers in Mallorca every day. The topography and climate of the island are perfect for its practice. Born in the 1950s in California, this discipline is an alternative to road cycling, loaded with adrenaline. The perfect place to practice mountain biking in Mallorca is, without doubt, the Tramuntana mountain range, and there are fantastic routes in the Bunyola or Sóller region. One of the best is the one that connects Pollensa with the Monastery of Lluc.
The four cardinal points of the island lend themselves to its practice: in the east, the route between Cala Mitjana and Cala Ratjada stands out, and for experts, it starts from the hermitage of Betlem towards s’Esquena Llarga. In the south there is a route as simple as pleasant, ideal for family travel or if you do not have much experience, which links Campos and Cas Concos via Felanitx.
Walking, enjoying the landscape and breathing clean air is one of the best sports that can be practiced in a place like Mallorca; and much more in winter, when the roads are clear and you breathe tranquility. A good footwear and desire to know new places are the only essential requirements for hiking. Here you can find the best routes on the island, with varied styles and very different levels of difficulty: from idyllic coastal walks to demanding trekking through the Tramuntana. Stomp!
Nordic walking is a perfect alternative to hiking, which is increasingly practiced in Mallorca. Developed by Finnish Mauro Repi 80 years ago, it has experienced a spectacular boom in recent times. It is practiced with canes and thanks to it you can get to exercise 90% of the muscles of your body. The nerve center of Nordic walking in Mallorca is located in Ca’n Picafort, where several international conferences of this discipline have already been held. There are more and more activities and courses – both public and private – as well as amateur associations on the island.
If we talk about climbing in Mallorca, once again we must refer to the possibilities offered by the Sierra de Tramuntana, crowned by the more than 1400 meters of the Puig Mayor. It is a calcareous rock mountain range that has given rise to an enormous variety of climbing routes, with routes that cover very different levels of difficulty. Both classic and sport climbing are practiced regularly in these Mallorcan peaks.
It is evident that Mallorca is an essential winter sports destination. More and more people are visiting the island outside of the summer season, attracted by this other type of tourism, which is more dynamic. Cycling, mountain biking, hiking, Nordic walking, climbing… What are you waiting for to come to Mallorca to practice some of these?