Cycling in Mallorca
Mallorca offers optimal conditions for cyclists: Thanks to a well-developed and signposted network of cycle paths, fantastic landscapes and a pleasant climate. No wonder that even professional athletes like to do their training here. But hobby cyclists also get their money’s worth.
Mallorca’s cycle path network comprises 1,250 kilometers criss-crossing the island. There are beautiful routes along the coast. A continuous, light breeze provides refreshment on the way. The bike is also ideal for exploring the quiet hinterland with its many insider tips.
1,250 kilometers of cycle paths on Mallorca
For sporty cyclists it is no problem to cross the island crosswise or lengthways in just one day. The distance from the west to the east coast is 96 kilometers. It’s only 76 kilometers from north to south. If that’s too much in one go, you can stay overnight on the way and of course strengthen yourself. Because no place is more than 40 kilometers away from another.
There are an infinite number of tours and routes that can be completed on the island. In addition to cycle guides and cycle maps, there are also numerous suggestions for every level of fitness on the Internet. Apps that help you stay on the right track and plan your next break are particularly helpful.
Bicycles must be checked in as bulky baggage on the plane
It is a bit more complicated to bring your own bike to the island. But even that is not a problem and is practiced by thousands of cyclists every year. If you fly to Mallorca, you have to check in your bike as sports or special baggage. This is daily business for airport employees and airlines and at around 50 euros it doesn’t cost that much. The really exhausting thing about it is the professional packing of the bike according to airline specifications and of course the transport to and from the airport.
The smart alternative is simply to rent a bike in Mallorca. There is a rental company in almost every place. In addition to simple touring and trekking bikes, mountain bikes, racing bikes and e-bikes can also be rented here. The longer you rent the bike, the cheaper the daily price. Not only do you not have to worry about transport when renting, but you can also contact the rental company or a workshop that works with them directly in the event of a flat sheet or other problems.
Helmet and reflective clothing are compulsory in Mallorca
The best times of the year for a cycling holiday in Mallorca are autumn, winter and spring. Then there is usually a pleasantly mild climate and longer distances can be covered effortlessly. In summer, the cool mornings and early evenings are ideal. As soon as it gets dark, the bike lights have to be switched on on the Balearic island. Reflective clothing is just as mandatory as a bicycle helmet.