A true bike lover never leaves his cycle behind, not even on holidays. Furthermore, it becomes his travel buddy up to the point of conditioning the destination of the trip.
3 cycling excursions to do with kids in Majorca
Cycling excursions are some of the most entertaining activities that families can practice. Adults and children will equally enjoy themselves discovering new places, making exercise and exploring around.
In fact, this can actually be the best plan to do with your children during your holidays. It will allow you to do tourism in a different way and cover a larger area than if you walk. Finding a place to rent a bike won’t be hard, as cycling is trending nowadays and you´ll find a lot of companies offering these services.
Another advantage of cycling is that the age of kids doesn’t really matter. If they´re very young they can go seated in their parents´ bike or ride their own if they’re older. What’s really important is that, however they ride, they must always wear helmet!
In Majorca you´ll find different routes that have the perfect features to bike with your kids: asphalted roads, just a few slopes and short distances. Discover them and come pedal around the island with the family!
1. From Binissalem to Biniagual
This route starts at Binissalem´s train station and goes all the way to Biniagual, another small village at the feet of Serra de Tramuntana.
When leaving Binissalem, you´ll leave the road behind and will suddenly find yourself surrounded by nature. The route goes through crop fields, country houses… and you’ll be accompanied by sheep, pigs and horses. Stop frequently to enjoy the views, catch your breath and ask your kids about all the different animals they see during the ride.
The total distance is 4,3 kilometers which, by bicycle, might take you around an hour to cover (it all depends on your pace, of course). The route has no difficulty whatsoever, perfect for kids!
3. The Green Way from Artá to Manacor
The Green Way from Artá to Manacor follows an old train rail that worked between 1921 and 1977. It has been adapted so cyclists and walkers can enjoy the inside of the island, where crop fields and Mediterranean forests mix.
Its 29 kilometers long, but you can always choose to just cover a part of it. Nevertheless, both in Manacor and Artá you’ll find plenty of interesting things to do, so our suggestion is to do the whole way if you feel capable.
This route is perfect to go with children, since you’ll be cycling in a really wide lane, with rest areas and more than 4,800 trees and 15,000 bushes around you. Additionally, along all the route you’ll find signs with information about the area’s flora and fauna.
3. Mallorca’s seafront
Is there a better plan than cycling through the island’s capital seafront? To make it easy, the city has designed a bike lane of 13 kilometers ideal to go with kids and enjoying the view of Palma’s marine face.
Using this route, it´s possible to cover barely all of the city’s coast. In any case, if it comes down to choosing, we´d suggest the part that goes from Parc de la Mar to Coll dén Rabassa. This path will take you through Palma´s Real Club Nautico Yacht Club and you’ll enjoy wonderful panoramic views of Almudaina, the Cathedral, and the Calatrava neighborhood.
The path is well connected to the rest of the cycling routes of the city, so it’s easy to get to it without getting off your bike. Also, the entire route is flat and is perfectly signposted.
These three routes will allow you to get to know better some parts of the island and to enjoy wonderful landscapes over two wheels with your family. What are you waiting for? Start pedaling!