Begin your cycling holiday in Port Pollensa, which is located in Northern Mallorca, where glistening beaches and jagged mountains form the backdrop of a historic town famous for its fishing heritage. If you have time, go for a quick ride on the nearby bay’s cycle path to ensure everything’s in working order with your bike, and yourself.
A historically rich and quiet town, Porreres will offer a relaxing break after your first day of cycling in Mallorca. During the ride you’ll experience town after town just as gorgeous and quaint as each other dotted through the rural landscape. The smooth rolling roads offer a chance to enjoy a less demanding ascent in preparation for tomorrow’s hefty climb.
Cycling the ascent of Sa Calobra presents an awe inspiring challenge in an area of outstanding beauty, with 26 hairpin bends that push your legs to their limit. In the case of Sa Calobra, what goes down must go up. Relish the breezy descent as you eye up the twists and turns you’ll soon encounter, in the knowledge that the great professional’s such as Team Sky’s David Lopez have also done so too.
Now that the hardest day of cycling is firmly under your belt, a day of deserved unwinding of the legs at a slower pace is needed. A flatter terrain and less distance will allow for more stops in order to explore the culture Mallorca’s sleepy towns boast.
A final push to the picturesque finish at the Cap Formentor lighthouse will undoubtedly leave you feeling accomplished. The ride hugs Mallorca’s stunning rocky coastline along a fantastic road that is now safer due to the restriction of vehicles. Short but sweet, you’ll experience the landscape of a lifetime both on the bike and off the bike, with a coffee in hand from lighthouse’s nearby cafe.
It’s not difficult to see why Mallorca is so popular. This is truly the cycling isle. Offering jaw dropping and astounding views across the Tramuntana mountain range to the west, to sleepy villages peppered with quiet fincas and orange groves, Mallorca has it all.