Bike hire in Mallorca is the ideal way to get to know the island and explore it with some interesting MTB routes. The island has an infinite number of routes that are worth exploring, so that you can enjoy the spectacular scenery as well as doing sport. In this article, we are going to take a look at some interesting cycling routes in Majorca with varying levels of difficulty for all types of cyclists.
Cycling routes in Majorca
From easy to difficult, the routes we show you here have everything to ensure you don't get bored along the way. Discover them.
With 96 kilometres in length and a 990-metre climb, the aim of the route is to reach the Formentor lighthouse, located on a beautiful cliff. The route starts in Alcúdia and passes through Port de Pollença, passing through the bay of the same name and the s'Albufereta reserve. The route continues along the Vell de Campanet path, where you can visit some caves. To return to the starting point of the route, you can do so along the Sa Pobla road.
This is a route with an elevation gain of 1,772 metres and 130 kilometres in length, also known as Ermites de Llevant (Hermitages of Llevant). Along the route, you will find two beautiful viewpoints, the Sant Salvador sanctuary and the Betlem hermitage. The start, in Cala Millor, will take you past very picturesque places, such as Son Servera, Artà, Manacor, Felanitx and a pass, Coll des Pescadors, with an altitude of 374 metres. From Felanitx you start the ascent to San Salvador.
Sa Calobra road
Approximately 110 kilometres long and with an elevation gain of 1977 metres, this is a very demanding route that is perfect for cyclists with experience and good training. The route starts in Alcúdia and runs through Morro de ses Fel-les and sa Vaca, two unique ravines.
From Alcúdia you must continue on to Pollença and from there start climbing. First, the Coll de Femenia, 515 metres high, and after that, the Lluc sanctuary, which is by the Coll de sa Batalla, 576 metres high. Then you go on to the Coll de Cals Reis pass, at 682 metres, which is accompanied by an adrenaline-filled descent to the Sa Calobra pass.
If the above seems difficult to you, here is an easier option, Tossals, with a gradient of 500 metres and a distance of only 28 kilometres. You will have to enter through the Sierra de Tramuntana. You'll start with a paved ascent and continue along paths full of olive trees, spectacular scenery and the remains of Roman ruins.
If bike hire in Majorca is not enough for you, motorbike hire in Majorca is also a possibility to do these routes in a different way. All you have to do is to get to know places and enjoy the trip. Are you up for it?