Ultimate Cycling Holidays in Mallorca: Top Routes & Tips

Do you dream of cycling in warm weather, with stunning vistas and landmarks on your route? Look no further than a Mallorca cycling holiday!

Mallorca, or Majorca, is the largest of all the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea and forms a part of Spain. Here you’ll find the perfect cycling weather year-round with cycling routes that cater to all levels of experience.

From the mountains in the west (where you’ll feel your thighs!) to the flatter roads in the central parts of the island, there’s at least one route here that you’re sure to enjoy.

Let’s uncover the best routes and cycling tours in Mallorca, along with some helpful tips on where to stay and sights to see.

cyclist on road

Where To Ride In Mallorca

If you want to do a plan-it-yourself cycling trip to Mallorca, here are some of the best places to ride. Honestly, it is hard to pick just a few routes since Mallorca is the perfect cycling holiday destination.

Expect gorgeous sunsets, diverse landscapes, and friendly people along these routes!

Killer views at Cap de Formentor

Along the northern tip of the island, a peninsula juts out into the ocean. Here, the village of Port de Pollenca sits in a small bay, and it is this village that is the base of one of the most epic cycling routes in Mallorca.

The most popular route starts in the town and twists and turns the 20 km climb to the Cap de Formentor Lighthouse at the most northern tip of the peninsula.

This route used to be really busy over the summer, but recently most vehicles have been banned in July and August between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., making it a pleasure for cyclists to experience the winding road.

Winding roads of Sa Calobra

Blink and you’ll miss it – Sa Calobra is a very small fishing village on Mallorca’s north-western coast.

This remote location is incredibly unique, with two beaches and stunning cliff views. Cycling here is not for the inexperienced! The roads have tight hairpin bends and steep ascends, but the views from the top are worth it.

If you want to cycle this route, it is best to stay over in Campanet as there are more accommodation options.

Cycle for days along the Tramuntana Coastal Road

The Tramuntana mountain range along the north-western coast of Mallorca is a paradise for cyclists, with twists, hill climbs, and spectacular views over the ocean.

But it is the coastal road that is the biggest draw for cyclists. The road runs all the way from Pollenca to Andratx in the western corner of the island. It is 110 km in total, so you can cycle the entire route or select shorter distances.

Along the way, you’ll cross through Puig Major (the highest point on Mallorca), Can Costa, and Coll de sa Gramola. Once you reach Estellencs, it is downhill all the way to Andratx.

This route is also dotted with small mountain villages where you will cross paths with lovely locals (and killer coffee).

Two happy road cyclists at the top of Puij Major

Flat and fast Coll d’Orient and Central Mallorca

Good news for novices – the middle of this island is relatively flat! But that doesn’t mean it is boring; you’ll still get to ride through unique landscapes, agricultural areas, and villages.

The only climb is at Coll d’Orient (5.2 km long with an elevation gain of 258 m), but beginners should be able to do it with a bit of determination.

You can climb Coll ‘Orient, then cycle down to Alaro and head on to Selva or Caimari.

Honestly, there are so many options here – you can explore the entire central island by bike, stopping off at villages as you go.

Explore the sights of Palma

If you’re more of a “cycle in the morning and relax in the afternoon” holiday-goer, then you can enjoy easy rides along the promenade of Palma de Mallorca.

These routes are definitely not for those training for a competitive cycle tour! They’re more for the relaxed beach bums who enjoy a casual cycle to get to know the city.

Top Mallorca Guided Cycling Tours

There are plenty of commercial guided rides on offer in Mallorca. From multi-day trips to one-day outings for beginners, your next cycling holiday awaits! Here are some of the best Mallorca cycling holidays across various parts of the island.

General Tours

Mallorca Cycling Holidays

This tour company offers unforgettable cycling holidays from their base in Puerto de Pollenca. Their tours range from quick weekend trips to week-long cycling adventures.

They’ve partnered with Basso Bikes, so you can hire a bike for the holiday and not stress about getting your own bike on a plane or ferry.

Mills and Honey

Mills and Honey offer personalised private bike tours. If you want truly bespoke cycling holidays in Mallorca, go with this company. Their most popular tours include a 7-day and a 10-day tour that will take you along the most classic routes on the island.


SunVelo is an international cycling tour company offering tours in Mallorca, Girona and Switzerland. They have seasonal tours, as well as training camps.

Love Velo

This company offers a wide range of Mallorca cycling holidays. From road tours to gravel routes, and everything in between. Choose from three nights in Sa Calobra or a longer coast-to-coast ride across the centre of the island.

Training Camps


BaseCamp offers performance-level training camps across the world, with Mallorca being one destination.

Sa Calobra training camps

With training camps that sell out fast, Sa Calobra is one of Mallorca’s top camp providers.

Stuart Hall

Enjoy a two-week training camp from your base at Puerto Pollensa. There are several rides available each day, divided by skill level, with the faster riders averaging 120 – 160 km a day.

Specialist Guided Tours

Nichols Expeditions

Embark on a seven-day self-guided tour throughout the year. Choose from a road bike, hybrid bike, or e-bike to tackle those hilly roads!

Butterfield & Robinson

Relax on an easy e-bike ride for five days to see the many wonders of the island. You can either join 16 other travellers or arrange for a private group tour of eight or more people.


Take some of the strain off of your legs and embark on a cross-island tour on an e-bike. You’ll ride on tar and gravel roads as well as trails to uncover the area’s hidden secrets.

A red road bike is parked against a stone wall by the seaside on a sunny day, with a clear blue sky and ocean in the background.

Where To Stay In Mallorca

You’ll find a great cycling route almost everywhere on this island, but if you want to stay close to some of the best cycling Mallorca has to offer, here are the top picks in terms of accommodation. All of the hotels listed below have been selected because of their amenities that cater specifically to cyclists.

Port de Pollenca

  • Aparthotel Duva and Spa: It’s the perfect base to explore the Tramuntana mountain range. The hotel has bike storage and bike hire, as well as a wellness centre to take care of your weary muscles after a day on the road.
  • Hoposa Daina Apartamentos: Not only are you walking distance from the beach, but the apartment-hotel has a locked store room for your bikes, complete with pumps and cleaning equipment.
  • Cabot Pollensa Park and Spa: Dip in the outdoor pool, train at the gym, and relax at the spa knowing your bike is securely locked away at the on-site storage facility.
  • Hotel Illa d’Or: If you want beachfront luxury, look no further. Lock your bike and gear away in the store room with lockers, and head out to the tennis courts, pools, gym, spa or beauty salon.

Sa Calobra

  • Casita Sa Calobra: Stay in a lovely two-bedroom villa right on the water. There are plenty of terraces where you can store your bikes.
  • Es Penyal de Tuent: This gorgeous home is just a short ride from Sa Calobra and can sleep up to six people.

Note: There are plenty of hotels available in the nearby Campanet, which is about 35 km from Sa Calobra. Some good options include:

  • Monnaber Vell Hotel
  • Son Pons Agroturismo Hotel
  • Can Calco Hotel


  • Steigenberger Hotel and Resort Camp de Mar: Located just 4.5 km from Andratx is this cycling-friendly hotel. It has a cycling centre and tool shop, bike rental, and the buffet breakfast will fuel you for your rides.
  • H10 Blue Mar Boutique Hotel: If the pool and ocean views aren’t enough to tempt you, the access to road and mountain trails sure will!
  • UNIC: In the heart of Andratx you’ll find this quiet hotel, which is the ideal base from which to explore the coast and mountains by bike.

Palma de Mallorca

  • Sheraton Mallorca Arabella: It’s a common sight to see cyclists pedalling up to the front doors of this hotel. It has a “Cycling Friendly Gold” certification and is suitable for lots of different sports enthusiasts.
  • Hotel Amic Horizonte: This boutique hotel is so fond of its cycling guests that it has a menu especially dedicated to athletes! It also offers bike storage and rentals.
  • Hotel Joan Miro Museum: There’s a big, secure garage for your bike, and once you stash it safely away, you can take a refreshing dip in the pool or head out to explore Palma.

Coll de Soller

  • Hotel Soller Plaza: 9 km north of Coll de Soller, this hotel offers bike hire and storage, and access to some of the best cycling routes in Mallorca.
A brown and white sign reads "Coll de Sóller 497 m" placed on a grassy roadside with vegetation and a partial view of a wire fence in the background.

Cycling Essentials For Mallorca

Below are some top tips from our Mallorca cycling experts so that you are fully prepared for the iconic climbs, quiet roads, and scenic vistas that the island offers.

Best Time of Year to Ride in Mallorca

Mallorca has incredible weather year-round, so you can’t really go wrong when planning your cycling holiday. But, the best seasons for a Mallorca cycling vacation are spring (March to May) and autumn (October and November).

During these months, the temperatures aren’t too hot, averaging around 22ºC, and you’ll come across plenty of other cyclists on the roads.

Outdoor scene of a small building and a parking lot with a mountainous landscape in the background. There are several bicycles parked on the right, and flags flying near a patio area.

Bike Hire in Mallorca

Most hotels offer bike hire, but here are some specialist companies who you can rent bikes from:

  • Mallorca Bike Hire
  • Mallorca Cycling Center
  • VAS Rent a Bike
  • Sunshine-bikes
  • Pro Cycle Hire
  • 2gocycling
  • Pinarello Experience

What to Pack

  • Bike (if bringing your own)
  • Rear mech hanger (if bringing your own bike!)
  • Wahoo/Garmin (if it isn’t on Strava, then did it happen!)
  • Helmet
  • Sunglasses
  • Cycling shoes (check cleat compatibility if hiring a bike)
  • Water bottles
  • Cycle lock
  • Saddlebag
  • Pump
  • Spare inner tubes
  • Multi-tool
  • Chain lube
  • Allen key or pedal spanner
  • Lights and spare batteries for your bike
  • Sunblock
  • Cycling backpack
  • Cycling clothes
  • Clothes for relaxing
  • Swimsuit
  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Camera
  • Activity tracking watch (if needed)
  • First aid kit
  • Electrolytes
  • Sterilising tablets

How to pay in Mallorca

Interestingly, fewer places in Mallorca are accepting cash payments every day. So it’s a good idea to pack your credit or debit cards for all transactions. Even market sellers have card machines!


Tipping is completely voluntary in Mallorca. If you are pleased with the service you received, it is appropriate to tip anywhere from 5% to 15% of your total bill.

Although tipping in cash is acceptable, you can also ask that the gratuity amount be added to the card machine when paying.

Top Tips for Cycling in Mallorca

  • Have your bike serviced (or do it yourself) if you plan on using it on your Mallorca cycling holiday.
  • Make sure to pre-book a space for your bike on your flight.
  • Check the weather before you depart to pack accordingly.
  • Make sure your travel insurance is up to date.
  • If you plan on hiring a bike, you can always pack your own bike saddle to ensure a comfortable ride.
  • Have your bike measurements ready before you head to the bike rental shop.
  • Download and print a cycling map of Mallorca in case you end up in an area without GPS or cell reception.
Three road cyclists smiling having cycled to the top of Sa Calobra Mallorca

Amateur Cycling Events to Participate In

The main cycling event in Mallorca is the Mallorca 312. This bike tour takes you across 312 km and is open to professionals and amateurs. The coastal route runs through stunning villages and natural landscapes, and the views might just help you forget about your burning legs.

Another big event is the Mallorca Challenge, officially called the Challenge Vuelta Ciclista a Mallorca. You’re going to have to know your stuff if you want to partake, as it comprises four one-day road races.

There are also several smaller charity rides and races for amateur cyclists that happen throughout the year.

Getting to and Around Mallorca

Reaching Mallorca

Mallorca is an island, so driving or taking the train there is out of the question. There are flights from most major cities, including Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.

Alternatively, you can take a ferry from one of the coastal cities:

  • Barcelona: six-hour ferry ride
  • Valencia: eight- to nine-hour ferry ride
  • Denia: five-hour ferry ride

Getting Around the Island


Mallorca’s many villages and towns are well-connected by road, making car rental one of the easiest options to explore the island (except for your bike, of course!).

It will allow you to explore at your own pace and set your own itinerary. Who knows what you might discover on your drive?


If you want a truly unique experience, you can hop on board the wooden train that chugs along from Palma to Soller.


Not only can you use boats to explore the many coastal towns, but you can also sail to the other Balearic Islands. There are a couple of ferries that serve Mallorca, or you can rent a private boat.


Palma has a well-established public transportation system, and from here you can grab buses to other parts of the island, like Pollenca. There are buses to almost all the smaller villages too.

You can use this website from TIB to plan your routes and get tickets.


Swap your pedal bike for a motorbike and explore the area’s hidden parts! There are plenty of motorbike rental companies on the island.

Beyond Cycling: Other Local Attractions

You can really get to know Mallorca by bike, and since it is such a cycling-friendly destination, there are plenty of sights you can reach.

But there is more to Mallorca than winding roads and steep climbs. Here are some other must-see attractions:

Parc Natural de S’Albufera

This massive natural park in the north of Mallorca has over 300 bird species, a Gran Canal, and the Pont de Sa Roca bridge.

It’s a Ramsar Wetland of National Importance, and the best part is that entrance is free! You just need to get a permit from the visitor centre.

Catedral de Mallorca

The imposing stone cathedral in Palma was designed by famous architect Antoni Gaudi – and construction began in 1300!

Over the years it has been added to (like some Gothic touches after an earthquake in 1851), and today visitors from around the globe marvel at this towering monument.

Alcudia Old Town

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a tourist hotspot. Inside the ancient walls, you’ll find bars, shops, restaurants – oh, and some architecture from the 14th century…

Es Baluard

This art gallery was constructed in what used to be the walled enclosure that kept Palma secure in the Renaissance era. It houses temporary exhibitions, so no two visits will be the same! There is also a permanent collection featuring works by Picasso and Barcelo.

Platja des Coll Baix

This stunning bay is tucked beneath steep cliffs, with clear water and sparse crowds. The bay can only be accessed by foot or boat, making it one of the most peaceful spots on the island.

Cuevas del Drach

If you’re not claustrophobic and you love caves, then this is a sight you can’t miss! The Drach Caves are 1.25 km in length, about 25 m underground, and home to a massive underground lake – considered to be one of the biggest underground lakes on Earth.

Playa de Muro Beach

Are you picturing a cycling trip featuring white sands and smooth, turquoise waters? Then you should include Playa de Muro on your itinerary. These calm waters are perfect for swimming, or you can jet ski and parasail if you’re looking for something more heart-pumping.

Passeig des Born

Head out to this famous avenue in Palma at night. You will find trees lit up by fairy lights and curb-side dining at quaint restaurants. It’s the perfect place to start your night out – as long as you don’t have an early ride planned!

Our Recommended Cycling Itinerary

Are you ready for a fantastic week of cycling in Mallorca? Here is our recommended itinerary to tackle some of the best roads. But, feel free to adjust it for your skill level or holiday duration.

Day 1: Port de Pollenca (40 km)

Arrive at Port de Pollenca by ferry (or make the 50-minute journey from Palma de Mallorca Airport) and check into your accommodation. Once you’ve settled, grab your bike and cycle the 20 km to Cap de Formentor lighthouse.

Today’s cycle is out-and-back, so you can take your time to settle into the ride, knowing there’s a dip in the ocean waiting for you when you get back to Port de Pollenca.

Day 2: Tramuntana and Sa Calobra to Campanet (80 km)

Get ready for a longer day of cycling – about 80 km in total!

You’re going to tackle the slopes in the Tramuntana mountain range heading towards Campanet. The first part of the ride is easy, but after about 30 km you’re going to start the climb into the mountains.

The good news is that the descent into Sa Calobra is a pleasure after all that uphill cycling. If you want, you can skip the downhill (because you have to cycle back up!) and head back to Campanet for the night.

Day 3: Valldemossa (48 km)

Enjoy the flat terrain inland before turning west into the mountains towards Valldemossa. In total you’ll ride about 48 km today. Make sure to stop for coffee in the villages you pass through!

Day 4: Climbing d’Orient (60 km)

Another day of out-and-back.

Hopefully, your legs are feeling rested – because it is time to tackle the famous climb at Coll d’Orient.

From Valldemossa, you’ll reach the start of the climb within about 27 km. Make sure to stop at the top to take in the views!

Then, freewheel down the hills and head back to Valldemossa for the night.

Day 5: Head to Sineu (45 km)

You deserve some easy riding after yesterday’s climb. Today’s 45 km route takes you inland towards Sineu. There are several routes you can take, but the shortest is via the Ma-3020.

Day 6: Exploring the east (any distance)

It is time to head to the eastern coast for the day!

You have the freedom to pick your own routes or ask your accommodation for recommendations.

Arta is a lovely destination, only 36 km away, and here you can stop off and rest for a bit before cycling back.

Day 7: Final day in Palma (35 km)

It’s your final day! The ride to Palma will take about two hours (covering 35 km), so plan accordingly if you have a ferry or plane to catch.

Key Takeaways

Here are some more tips to have an unforgettable – and safe – Mallorca cycling holiday.

Road quality and safety

The roads are in good condition for cyclists across most of the island.

When it comes to road laws, cyclists can ride in rows of two when it is safe to do so, staying to the right and out of the way of cars.

When there are curves in the road, they must ride single-file.

Bicycle lights are required at night and in any dim areas, like under trees or in the shadow of a cliff.

road cycling

Food: Don’t skip this dish

Spanish cuisine is out of this world, and Mallorca’s dishes are no exception.

One of the most popular Majorcan dishes to try is Coca Mallorquina. This is a type of dough made with flour, yeast, salt, water and olive oil.

The Coca Mallorquina is then used to make Coca de Trampo, which can only be described as a biscuit-pizza-with-vegetables. It’s usually topped with peppers, onion, and fresh tomato.

The climate: Don’t forget your sunscreen

The weather in Mallorca is incredible throughout the year, and you can expect plenty of warm, sunny days. So, make sure to pack some good, sweat-proof sunscreen and consider investing in UV-protectant cycling gear.

One ride you MUST do

If you only have time for one ride while in Mallorca, then head straight to the Tramuntana mountains. While there’s plenty of routes available, there is really only one ride to do – Sa Calobra!!

A stone arch bridge stands against a backdrop of a rocky mountain with trees and greenery, under a partly cloudy sky. A road curves around the bridge in the foreground.

How We Did It

A quick rundown of what we did on our last visit to the island. While the popular destinations to stay are up near Puerto Pollensa, we usually stay in Palma. Still good to get out and go riding from, but just a nicer vibe (and restaurants) around the town.

  • Flight into PMI (bringing bikes with us)
  • Get out and about for an evening meal in Palma town (book restaurants beforehand in high season)
  • Get riding: start of local with the Military climb, or out to Cala Pi and back through llucmajor
  • Take a ride out and up Puig de Randa and stop at the top for a coffee in the monastery (al;so, see if you can find Randa’s ‘back passage’)
  • If you want a big day out, ride out and up Puig Major, descend down Sa Calobra, then back up and down Puig Major, over Coll de Soller and slingshot back to Palma (or, cheat a bit and get a taxi to drop you at the Orange Juice Shack and ride Sa Calobra from there!)

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the average cost of a cycling holiday in Mallorca?

It really depends on the duration of your trip, what is all included, and where you’ll be staying. On average you can budget about £800 **for a five-day/four-night trip.

What makes cycling in Mallorca so unique?

What makes Mallorca such a great destination for cyclists is the wide range of routes across the island. From gravel farm roads to high-speed corners on cliff paths, there’s a ride and route here for every kind of cyclist.

The views along the routes are also not something to scoff at.

Are Mallorca cycling tours worth it?

Yes! If you love cycling on the road and getting to explore new cultures and cuisines, then the many cycling tours available in Mallorca are certainly worth it.

Are there any family-friendly cycling holidays in Mallorca?

Most of the routes in Mallorca are a bit too hectic for young children, as they require cycling along the road. But, Palma de Mallorca has some kid-friendly cycling routes along the coast for those looking for a day outing with youngsters.

Are there protected cycling routes in Mallorca?

Yes, there are three protected cycling routes in Mallorca:

  • Lluc to Valldemossa (via Soller)
  • Llucmajor to Porreres
  • Tolleric to the MA6014/6040 junction near Campos.

These protected routes will be patrolled by traffic cops, and have lower driving speed limits to ensure cyclists’ safety, as well as more roadblocks to check drivers for alcohol and drugs.