At Rent March we want to help you enjoy your holidays in Mallorca and after more than 30 years renting bikes and motorbikes in Puerto de Pollensa we can give you the best advice to make your cycling holidays an unforgettable experience: guidebooks on the best cycling routes, safety tips, unmissable places, cycling-friendly places to stop off at, and much more.
This blog isn’t just a guide for cyclists in Mallorca, it’s much more than that: it’s a collection of tips, routes, hacks, secret places, and recommendations that experience has given us which will help you have even more fun on your rental bike or motorbike whether you’ve hired a road bike for touring, a scooter to get around the island easily or a trekking bike to go wherever you want. In “On Wheels” you’ll find advice and useful information that will help you have great holidays on the world’s best island.
Are you interested in the world of mountain biking? Then you are in the right place. Here we'll show you the characteristics of this type of bicycles, which you can find on our website if you want to rent one, as well as some of the best routes for you to pedal around Mallorca.It is a type of bicycle designed for mountain or countryside routes. It's also known as an off-road bicycle. It has a double suspension that gives cyclists the chance to reach places that were considered inaccessible, improving maneuverability and control over irregular terrain. That's why it's the perfect bike if you want to get away from the roads.Undoubtedly, the best area to make your MTB routes (another way of saying mountain bike) in Mallorca, is the Sierra de Tramuntana. In fact, it's one of the best places in Spain if you want to pedal while enjoying nature.In addition to those in Pollença, there are routes such as Sóller, Bunyola, Fornalutx, Esporlas and the Lluc Monastery that are worth visiting with our mountain bikes.If you visit the south of the Tramuntana, the best tours will help you to know beautiful villages such as Sant Jordi, Algaida or Llucmajor. On the other hand, the routes that pass through Calviá, Santa Ponsa, Andratx or Cap Andritxol will give you the possibility to take a refreshing swim.Before launching yourself on the route, you must calculate your strength and physical condition since there are routes that can last an hour and a half or even several days. So it's important that you know your possibilities and you'll increase the length of your routes over time. These tours can be done throughout the year, but the most recommended seasons are spring and autumn.From Pollença you can depart to any place on the island, but having the Sierra de Tramuntana so close allows you to visit places as spectacular as the Monastery of Lluc, linked by a path that is essential if you are a fan of MTB.We hope that with this article you will start your routes with the mountain bike in one of the most privileged areas of the world. Of course, don't forget to always bring good nutrition and hydration for the route. It's very important!
Cycling is a sport that has more and more followers every day. If you're reading this right now, it's probably because you also like to practice it. It has so many fans because it's very grateful, as we can notice how we improve our records much faster than with other sports. But sometimes, some people feel stuck and can't make progress. Here are some tips for you to enjoy your bike and get to be a better cyclist.-TRAINIt's the basis of any sport. You have to go out with the bike for a couple of hours for two or three days a week. If the weather is cold, between two or four weekly indoor cycle classes. This way you'll get to tone your body and get stronger.-EAT WELLA good diet is essential to face the loads of training and not faint. Think that food is your fuel, so elaborate a diet rich in carbohydrates, proteins, cereals, fruits and vegetables.-GET STRONGMany times a cyclist encounters prolonged climbs and you have to make great efforts for which you need strength and endurance. So you know, train in the gym with weights to increase your strength.-JOIN A GROUPJoin a cycling club so you can go as a group. You'll be more motivated and will help you learn from others. You'll share great moments and will make great friends.-GO WITH THE STRONGESTTry to go with people who are stronger than you and try to follow their pace to overcome your limits until you know yourself well. Effort is the only way to achieve results.-IMPROVE YOUR TECHNIQUEIt's very important to learn to control the bike in the terrain you roll. Curves, climbs, descents... Try to improve your technique section by section as many times as necessary.-KNOW THE ROUTEAnalyze the routes you're doing to get to know them well. This way you'll improve your technique, dosing your strength and valuing the training doses needed to evolve as a cyclist.With these tips, surely you won't take long to achieve better results in your routes. So you know, let's go!
We're back with the second part of this tips to have a route with your bike without problems. If you haven't seen the first part, take a look at it because it will surely interest you. Let's start!7- Bring several gels and energy barsYou spend a lot of time, effort and money on the road with your bike. Do not let dizziness bother you. In addition to hydrating, it's important to eat food that gives you energy.8- Don't forget the sunscreenThis point is very important, especially in the Mallorca's area where we have approximately 300 sunny days per year. Protect your skin well with a good sunscreen and use sunglasses if necessary too.9- Bring your own pedalsDo not misunderstand us, if you need some pedals, you'll be offered some. But many cyclists prefer to bring their own since they feel more comfortable when going on route.10- If you need to transport your bicycle to the route, you have different alternativesWhen you have your route selected, make sure you have the way to take your bike. You can rent a car or hire a transport company to take you there. Ask in our store and we'll advise you.11- Give yourself plenty of time for your routeEven if you're an expert, it's good to give yourself plenty of time to make your route, since you never know if you can take a wrong turn or if you're going to take longer than expected in some sections. The same goes for food and drink, it's always better to have plenty of it.12- Take your electronic deviceGarmin, Strava or even your Smartphone with the application of your choice. This way you can keep track of distance, pace, speed and much more. It's a good way to compete with yourself and achieve better goals in your next route.You already have everything you need to make a perfect route, when do we start?
Cycling has always been our passion, as for many of you. But it's a sport in which you have to be aware of some details before launching yourself on the road. Therefore, we have compiled some tips to enjoy this wonderful sport as it should:1- Book in advanceIf you're coming to spend a few days or weeks on our island and you need a bike, the best thing you can do is booking in advance, as we have a limited quantity and may happen that we don't have the size or some parts you need at your arrival.2- Make sure you have everythingWhen making your reservation, keep in mind that you have everything under control. If you are missing something (helmets, gloves, etc.), call us and we'll try to help you as soon as possible so that everything is perfect at your arrival.3- A map is always welcomeEven if you have your smartphone, it's always good to have a map. Ask for it and we'll offer you one when you come and pick up your bike. Also, if you want, we can suggest interesting routes and places that you will surely love to visit.4- Bring a tape measureWe recommend you bring something that will help you measure the saddle height, it could be a tape meter or a string cut to the correct length.5- Check the weatherBefore coming to Mallorca, check the weather well. This way you'll be able to know if you need lighter clothes or maybe you need some extra layers.6- Hydration is very importantA good Hydration is basic for cycling, so it's very important that you don't forget your bottle with water to accompany you all the route.Here ends the first part of our tips. We are preparing a second part that we'll post on our blog very soon.Until then, let's pedal!
With the arrival of the spring season, bicycles and cycling routes take centre stage on Mallorca in the form of the island's most prominent cycling races. Register now to enjoy fantastic rides through beautiful natural mountainous landscapes in the company of other cycling professionals or enthusiasts. You will enjoy some fabulous days cycling, outdoing yourself and being active in an exceptional climate.What are the four most prominent races in April in Mallorca?From the beginning to the end of the month, four popular bicycle races are organised in Mallorca. However, two of them are joined under the same name and divided into different route stages while the other two are easier in terms of distance.- The first race is known as Viva Cycling Sportive. It is planned for April the 7th although that date has not yet been confirmed. It involves 10.3 kilometres of cycling along the routes of Port Alcúdia, a beautiful port enclave in the northeast of the island.- Brevet Randonneur 300k Club Pedal Belori comprises 30 kilometres through the urban area of Palma de Mallorca on April the 13th.- The Mallorca Cycling Xperience takes place on the 14th and 21st of April. In the first week the route is 740 kilometres, passing through different areas, starting from the beach of Muro. The second week is 615 kilometres.- The international cycling tourist ride on the 27th is divided among three different races through the municipality of Muro, in routes ranging from 167 to 312 kilometres. So now you have it, the most prominent cycling races in Mallorca. Fancy registering and taking part?
In our bicycle rental shop in Puerto Pollensa (Mallorca), you will find the perfect road bike, whether you are an amateur or a professional, so you can enjoy an unforgettable cycling holiday in Mallorca. RENT MARCH for amateurs cyclistRent March specialises in bicycle rental for professionals, but also has a range of bikes aimed at the amateurs cyclist, so we can help all cyclists find their perfect bike.EMONDA SL6 DISC:All-carbon road bike rental with disc brake: for amateurs who train on the island of MallorcaÉmonda SL 6 hits the sweet spot of value and performance in a carbon road bike. It has an ultra light OCLV Carbon frameset, a high-end Ultegra drivetrain, and a quality wheel set ? all at an exceptional price. It's a race-worthy climbing hero, and a serious option for a wide range of roadies. DOMANE SL5 DISC:Smooth riding, speed and versatility at great value.Domane SL 5 Disc is all about smooth riding, speed and versatility at great value. It's great for riders who want to make the jump to carbon, and want to get a lot for their money when they do, including disc brakes, a performance drivetrain and Front and Rear IsoSpeed. EMONDA SL 6:Emonda SL 6 standard road bike rental: for bicycle touring in MallorcaÉmonda SL 6 hits the sweet spot of value and performance in a carbon road bike. It has an ultra light OCLV Carbon frameset, a high-end Ultegra drivetrain, and a quality wheel set ? all at an exceptional price. It's a race-worthy climbing hero, and a serious option for a wide range of roadies. All these bikes are affordable high quality options for amateur cyclists.
Rent March, your trustworthy bike shop in Puerto Pollensa, is specialized on renting Pro bikes in Mallorca: we offer a huge variety of road bicycles for professionals to help you to find your dream bike! At our rental store in Puerto Pollensa we have a wide range of sizes for each bicycle and extras as disc brakes, carbon wheels and the possibility to choose your favorite pedals.Rental road bikes for professionals:TREK ÉMONDA SLR6:All-carbon PRO road bike made for professionals who train on the island of Mallorca!Émonda SLR 6 has the lightest road bike frame we've ever made. It pairs our ground-breaking 700 Series OCLV Carbon frame with a high-performance Shimano Ultegra drivetrain for feather-light performance that flies up climbs, handles with precision and is fully at home at the top of the podium. Pro bikers love this rental road bike due to its precise handling. Try it with Rent March and climb to the top of the podium!TREK MADONE 9.0 CARBON WHEEL:Top range carbon road bike super light for the most demanding professionals!Trek Madone 9.0 pairs the aerodynamics and ride quality of the ultimate race bike with the reliability of an full Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrain. It's built with our best Madone OCLV Carbon frame, Adjustable Top Tube IsoSpeed, integrated Madone aero rim brakes and Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 Carbon wheels. This bike rocks! TREK ÉMONDA SL 6 DI2:Ultra lightweight road bike with electronic gearbox to give an extra for the most demanding professionals!Émonda SL 6 Di2 has all the advantages of an ultra-light carbon road bike. A full Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and front and rear thru axles make it a great choice for fast roadies who want the extra confidence of brakes that perform in any conditions. Feel like Alberto Contador before the Tour de France and choose the PRO Trek bike you like most!
Although for defenders of purer cycling electric bikes are an outrage that take the emotion out of cycling (and physical and mental resistance), the truth is that they are a growing trend and electric bikes are going to fly off the shelves in 2019!Therefore, we offer you electric bikes to rent in 2019: Trek Domane +, Orbea Keram 10 500W, FUJI E-Traverse 500W y Electric 400W E-Bike. Why rent an electric bike for your holidays in Mallorca?Electric bikes will become fashionable in 2019 among tourists who want to travel around Mallorca by bike without having to make an effort to peddle.E-bikes allow you to visit nearby beaches and towns without having problems when looking for a parking spot, with no sweating thanks to the light long-lasting batteries and they allow you to enjoy the breeze on your face during the ride. In Puerto Pollensa we have a variety of routes and bike lanes for you to enjoy with your Rent March electric bike!Electric bikes also for lovers of road cyclingE-bikes are not only aimed at tourists who want to pedal effortlessly!They are also ideal for cycling enthusiasts who may have trouble keeping up with their peers: due to an injury or not being able to train as much as they would have liked, having lost muscle tone in their legs, or because age is unforgiving and even less so if you surround yourself with cyclists younger than you, or because you want to cycle along the toughest routes in Mallorca even though you are an inexperienced cyclist...An electric bike for the road?? Discover the TREK DOMANE +!One of the latest e-bike models to hit the market in 2019 is the TREK DOMANE +. An e-bike that on first sight could be confused with a conventional bike thanks to the modern and cutting-edge aerodynamic design as well as the electrical system integrated in the frame.Trek Domane+ features Domane+ is a drop-bar electric road bike that makes longer, faster road rides possible. A carbon frame with IsoSpeed and a stable endurance geometry, a powerful Bosch drive system, and a sleek design with integrated lighting features make Domane+ the ideal ride for cyclists who want speed, all-road performance, and endless style.
The island of Mallorca is the ideal place to enjoy cycling at any time of the year, and you can't go wrong if you decide to enjoy cycling as a group in Mallorca. There are so many advantages to travelling as a group and touring the island with friends and family. In addition, the island offers all kinds of routes: the mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana, flat routes along the coast, Mallorca on a mountain bike The comfort of traveling in a groupPlanning your trip as a group is much easier than doing it on your own. For example, when arriving to the island, it's easier as a group to find a pick-up service that'll take you from the airport to the hotel. One of the best areas for groups of cyclists is Port de Pollença, one of the quietest parts of the island from where you can set off on a route to explore the island while enjoying your favourite sport.Travelling as a group also means you don't necessarily have to follow circular routes. You could start the route at one point and finish at another, where part of the group is waiting for you. Another reason for your cycling group to go to Mallorca is the excellent Mallorcan climate, especially in the months of autumn, winter and spring, when there are fewer people on the routes and the weather is much more favourable than in the rest of Europe.Advantages of group cyclingBeyond the comfort of preparing the trip, group cycling in Mallorca also positively affects your performance on the bike, since the competition will motivate you even more to achieve your objectives. There is also the moral support between your fellow travellers, along with the extra security that comes with travelling as a pack.
Puerto Pollensa (Mallorca), the town where our rental bike company was born, is the perfect destination for bike lovers: Mediterranean climate allows you to go pedaling almost every day of the year is combined with a great variety of cycling routes: astonishing mountain roads of the Serra de Tramuntana combined with smooth and flat routes of the interior of the island. Here we leave you, ordered from easiest to hardest, 5 cycling routes in Puerto Pollensa you shouldn't miss during your stay in our beloved town.5 cycling routes in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca:From minor to major difficulty, here are a couple of cycling routes in Puerto Pollensa that you should not miss when you come to Mallorca:Cycling route 1: Puerto Pollensa - Cala Sant Vicenç - Pollensa - AlcudiaThis simple cycling route from Puerto Pollensa allows you to explore our town and neighboring Alcúdia ... besides being very flat, fun and beautiful!Leave from Puerto Pollensa gas station, located next to Rent March shops, and follow the Ma-2200 towards Pollensa by the bike path on the right, at 3'8km turn right to follow the road to Cala Sant Vicenç.This road full of curves but with not much inclination will take you to this paradisiacal corner of Pollensa, once you have enjoyed the views and wet your feet in one of its 4 beautiful coves head back to the Ma-2200 to get to Pollensa.Once there, or you can stop to enjoy the atmosphere of the old town of Pollensa or you can go to the rooster roundabout, next to the Pollensa Pavilion, where you can take the Ma-2201 to Alcúdia, also known as the Alcudia old road or Camí de Ca'n Bisanyes. Once you finish this beautiful road surrounded by farms and the Albufera wetland you must follow the signs for the Ma-13 to Alcúdia.Stop in Alcúdia to visit its walled enclosure and the Roman ruins of Pollentia or head to Puerto Pollensa on the Ma-2220 road that runs along the Pollensa Bay first line and enjoy sea views and the people doing kite and windsurfing.This route is quite easy so you can do it with one of our rental road bicycles, trekking bikes or even with one of our urban bicycles.Cycling route 2: Puerto Pollensa - Santuari de La Victória (Alcúdia)This beautiful cycling route in Mallorca northern area not only allows you to enjoy sea views at Pollensa Bay but also the Peninsula de la Victoria, located in Alcúdia, and its beautiful natural surroundings.Take the Ma-2220 from Puerto Pollensa to Alcudia. Follow the signs to "Alcúdia center" at the first roundabout you see once you have passed the Es Barcarés beach (recognizable most time of the year for being full of people practicing kitesurfing and windsurfing). Go past the Walls of Alcúdia and at the first traffic light go straight on Av. Princep d'Espanya until you reach another one where you must follow "Es Mal Pas / La Victoria" signs.Follow Carrer Xarxa to the urbanization of El Mal Pas, once you get to its marina you must follow the signs to "La Victoria" until you reach the beautiful asphalt road that will take you up to La Ermita de La Victoria. Do not forget to enjoy the views!For those who will find it hard to make the ascent to the Hermitage of La Victória, we recommend that you use one of our rental e-bikes with pedaling aid!Cycling route 3: Puerto Pollensa - Pollensa - CampanetTake the Ma-2200 from Puerto Pollensa to Pollensa and at the first roundabout follow the directions to "Palma" on this same road. After 6'1km, having left Puig de Maria and Golf de Pollensa behind, turn right towards the old road between Pollensa and Campanet. You will pass in front of the Ca'n Axartell winery, the famous Coves de Campanet and finally you will reach the peaceful village of Campanet. Stop there to rest and gather strength to return to Pollensa along this same road or passing through Sa Pobla by the road that joins these two towns along the highway.Our hire trekking bikes will allow you to do this route easily and venture along the paths that you will find between Pollensa and Campanet!Cycling route 4: Puerto Pollensa- Pollensa - Lluc SanctuaryTake the Ma-2200 from Puerto Pollensa to Pollensa and at the roundabout take the first exit towards "Sóller-Lluc" on the Ma-10 until you reach the monastery and Santuario de Lluc.Be aware! The unevenness of this cycle route near Puerto Pollensa requires that you use a rental road bike.This mountainous route will take you to travel 20 km away and 500m of altitude to reach a beautiful shrine, a place of pilgrimage for religious, curious who want to see the historic monastery and cyclists who train in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains.Cycling route 5: Puerto Pollensa - Cap de Formentor: the most desired cycling route in North Mallorca!On the ring road of Puerto Pollensa follow the signs for Formentor: you will arrive at the beginning of the most famous climb of Mallorca in less than 5 minutes and - if you want to enjoy the wonderful views that you they wait along the route- you will have to face the dreaded road of Formentor!Climb up to the Mirador de la Creueta and stop to enjoy the views of the Colomer and the Cap de Formentor or climb up to the Talaia d'Albercutx and dominate the north of Mallorca from this old defensive building. Once you have enjoyed the views, get ready to enjoy the descent to the Formentor beach and follow the road towards the Formentor Lighthouse, located at the northernmost point of Mallorca. There you can enjoy perfect views of its cliffs before returning to Puerto de Pollensa by the same impressive road.The Port de Pollença - Formentor route is one of the most popular segments of Strava in Spain and a route used by professional cyclists like Chris Froome, the Sky team or the triathlete Mario Mola.
For more than 30 years, Rent March has rented bicycles and motorcycles in the north of Mallorca: from our rental shop in Puerto Pollensa we have rented bicycles for road, urban, mountain, scooters, motorcycles trial ... to thousands of tourists who want to live an experience "on wheels" in Mallorca! In order to continue offering the best service we have decided to renew our website so you can book bicycles and motorcycles for rent easily, book our farm for your holidays and find the best tips to explore Mallorca in this blog.What will you find in this website?In our new website you can find a great variety of road, mountain (MTB), Trekking, urban, e-bikes and children's bikes: in our 2 stores in Puerto Pollensa we have a large stock of bicycles of all types for that you choose the one that you like the most and that suits your needs. All our bicycles are of the best brands so you can enjoy Mallorca with total comfort and elegance!In our new website you can find a great variety of trial bikes, custom and scooters: in our 2 stores in Port de Pollença we have a large stock of motorcycles of all types so that you can choose the one you like best and adapt to your needs. needs Travel the roads of Mallorca with total comfort and elegance!Rent March: find us in the Puerto PollensaRent March has two bike and motorcycle rental shops in Puerto Pollensa: a small fishing village that over time has become one of the most desired destinations in Mallorca thanks to its beauty and the peace that is breathed there . You will find us on Calle Joan XXIII in Puerto Pollensa: our two stores are located very close to each other!