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Guide to Cycling in Majorca

Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or new to the sport, you'll definitely want to explore the breath taking cycling routes Majorca has to offer. 

Popular for its beautiful beaches, remote mountainous areas and quaint hill towns it has long been a popular cycling holiday destination. The island’s Mediterranean climate and well-paved coastal and mountain roads have also made it a favourite destination for keen road cyclists. Whether you're pedalling through tranquil villages and picturesque coastal areas, marvelling at the majestic Tramuntana mountain range, or enjoying a refreshing swim in the turquoise waters of C'an Picafort, Majorca offers the ideal setting for a cycling getaway. For those new to Majorca, getting acquainted with the island's nuances can be a bit daunting. That's why this article serves as an extensive manual for planning your cycling holiday in Majorca, offering invaluable guidance to ensure your upcoming trip is well-prepared and hassle-free.

Highlights of a Cycling in Majorca?

Where azure skies, coastal breezes, and charming villages set the stage for an exhilarating cycling holiday. Nestled in the heart of the Balearic Islands, Majorca emerges as a haven for cyclists seeking a perfect blend of scenic beauty and pedal-powered adventure. Here are just five reasons why you should explore Majorca.

Charming Villages


As you pedal through the winding roads, you'll stumble upon historic stone houses adorned with colourful bougainvillea, inviting you to take a moment to appreciate their timeless beauty. The cobblestone streets, bustling local markets, and cozy cafes provide a glimpse into the laid-back, authentic way of life on the island. These villages, each with its unique character, offer a serene respite for cyclists, where you can savour local delicacies, interact with friendly locals, and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of Majorca's hidden gems.

Exceptional Cycling Trails


Whether you're seeking a leisurely coastal ride, a challenging ascent through the Tramuntana mountains, or a journey through charming villages, the island has it all. The renowned Serra de Tramuntana Mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage site, beckons with its winding roads and dramatic landscapes, while the scenic coastal routes along turquoise waters provide a more relaxed cycling experience. Majorca's well-maintained roads and extensive network of cycling paths make it easy to explore the island's diverse terrain.

Stunning Scenery


As you pedal through this Mediterranean paradise, you'll be captivated by the island's diverse landscapes. From the pristine, sun-kissed beaches with turquoise waters to the rugged mountain trails that cut through the Tramuntana range, there's a breathtaking view at every turn. Picturesque villages nestled in the hills offer a charming glimpse into traditional island life, and as you ascend into the mountains, the panoramic views of lush valleys and ancient olive groves are nothing short of spectacular.

Amazing Cuisine


The island's cuisine is as diverse as its landscapes, offering a delectable array of flavours to refuel your adventures. Don't miss the opportunity to taste the renowned "ensaimada," a sweet pastry, or indulge in fresh seafood dishes at coastal restaurants. Traditional Spanish tapas, including "paella" and "sobrassada" (a flavourful sausage), are local favourites that provide a taste of the island's rich gastronomic heritage.

Fascinating Geology


Cycling through Majorca, you'll not only be captivated by its scenic beauty but also by the island's fascinating geology. One standout geological attraction is the Cuevas del Drach, or Dragon Caves, a mesmerising network of underground chambers with awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites. These limestone formations, shaped over millennia, are a testament to the island's geological evolution.

Where's best to go Cycling in Majorca?

Playa de Palma

Playa de Palma, located in the southern region of Majorca, is a popular base for cyclists on holiday. Its long, scenic promenade and easy access to some of the island's most stunning cycling routes make it an ideal starting point. Cyclists can explore the beautiful coastal roads, enjoy the refreshing sea breeze, and easily access the Serra de Tramuntana Mountain range.

Sant Jordi


Sant Jordi is a charming coastal village located in the Migjorn region of Majorca, Spain. It's known for its stunning sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. This picturesque fishing village is an ideal destination to relax after a day of cycling.


Central Majorca

The interior of Majorca Island, often referred to as the Pla de Mallorca, is a picturesque and diverse landscape of rolling plains, fertile farmlands, and charming rural villages. This region is characterised by vineyards, olive groves, and almond orchards and provides a great chance to view the Tramuntana mountain range.


What is the best time of year to go on a cycling holiday in Majorca?

Like many other European destinations, the best time of year for Majorca cycling holidays depends on the time of year that you go, as well as your preferences in terms of weather conditions to cycle in. Spring is an excellent time for cycling in Majorca. The weather is mild, and the island is adorned with colourful flowers. This season offers pleasant temperatures, making it ideal for long rides through the picturesque countryside and coastal roads.


Summer is also a popular choice for cycling holidays in Majorca. While it can be quite hot, and often too hot at some points, it's still a popular time. Mornings and late afternoons are more comfortable for riding, and the long daylight hours provide ample time to explore. However, be prepared for warmer temperatures and larger crowds during this period.

An autumn cycling holiday in Majorca is also a great experience, marked by milder temperatures and the island's serene beauty. As the summer crowds disperse, cyclists can explore winding coastal roads and picturesque hillside villages in relative tranquillity. The Mediterranean waters remain warm for post-ride relaxation, and the pleasant climate, with golden landscapes, sets the perfect stage for an unforgettable cycling adventure.

Majorca offers a mild winter climate, making it possible to cycle during these months. Winters are quieter, with fewer tourists, but you might encounter occasional rain and cooler temperatures.

How difficult is the cycling in Majorca?


Our self-guided cycling in Majorca have a moderate level of difficulty and offers a balanced challenge for riders. The island's varied terrain provides opportunities for scenic rides through rolling hills and coastal routes. Riders can expect manageable climbs and descents, providing a satisfying challenge without being overly strenuous. This option caters to cyclists seeking a well-rounded and enjoyable adventure, making it suitable for those with intermediate skill levels looking to explore the island's diverse landscapes at a comfortable pace.

What is the accommodation like in Majorca?


On our cycling holidays in Majorca, you will stay in a selection of 4-star hotels, all selected for their great locations and hospitality. All the hotels offer comfortable bedrooms and great communal areas including a restaurant and bar area. The hotels all offer a great buffet breakfast to fuel you on your rides and some also have a pool area for you to cool off after a day on the trails. We have also included two nights in a more traditional finca-style hotel in the centre of the island allowing you the opportunity to immerse yourself in real Mallorca, away from the hustle and bustle of the coast.

Alternatives to Cycling in Majorca

If you are still looking for a cycling holiday, however, would like an alternative to Majorca, there are many other European gems that provide ideal cycling holidays.


Four hundred kilometres north of the Canary Islands, the Portuguese island of Madeira is known as the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’ on account of its welcoming climate and floral diversity. Popular with hikers, drawn to its rugged landscape and unique ‘levada’ trails, Madeira also works fantastically well as a holiday destination for confident cyclists seeking a challenge. You can witness the island's distinct charm for yourself on this one-week self-guided cycling holiday as you circumnavigate  the island on generally quiet roads that twist and turn, almost always within sight of the Atlantic Ocean.



A cycling holiday in Cyprus offers a blend of scenic coastal routes and challenging mountain trails, making it a versatile destination for cyclists of varying skill levels. The island's Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and sunny summers, ensures year-round cycling opportunities. As you pedal through picturesque villages, ancient ruins, and coastal promenades, you'll discover the rich history and stunning landscapes that Cyprus has to offer.



A cycling holiday in Albania offers a unique and off-the-beaten-path adventure. This Balkan gem boasts a diverse landscape of rugged mountains, pristine coastlines, and historic towns, providing a rich backdrop for cyclists. With a burgeoning cycling infrastructure and welcoming locals, Albania offers a memorable experience for riders seeking a mix of natural beauty and cultural exploration.

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