WITH OVER 50.000 CYCLISTS VISITING THE ISLAND PER YEAR, MALLORCA PRIDES ITSELF FOR THE QUALITY OF ITS ROAD SUFACES.
Mallorca is to cyclists what Paris is to gourmets: a Mecca. Why else would many of the world’s pro teams choose to train here during off- season? The mild climate, the varied landscape, the cyclist friendly inhabitants and the alluring local cuisine all equal up to perfection for cyclists of all levels. Out of shape? In Mallorca you can start training on the flats, graduate to undulating roads and, by the end of the week, your legs will be strong enough to take you up through the magnificent Tramuntana mountains. Already have lots of kilometers in your legs? Then it’s straight up the hills, discovering the challenging routes the mountains offer, enjoying the breathtaking views from high above before conquering the daredevil descents that will make your day complete. With over 50,000 cyclists visiting the island per year, Mallorca prides itself for the quality of its’ road surfaces. Small, traffic free lanes with stone walls fencing in the olive and orange groves and the large black pigs used to make the famous Serrano ham, are ideal for stress free cycling. Larger roads mostly have cycling lanes and drivers are very tolerant of cycling groups. Riding through small sun bathed villages it is hard not to stop for a cafe con leche and a slice of a tart right out of the oven. Sitting at the village square, watching the locals on their way to work and shop, enjoying the warmth of the sun before hopping on the bike again, makes training a pleasure and not a task.