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The best Mallorca cycling routes: our top 3

Are you planning a cycling holiday to Mallorca and searching for the best Mallorca cycling routes?

If so, you’re in the right place!

As you probably know, Mallorca is full of amazing roads to ride (our ultimate guide to Mallorca includes write-ups for no less than 14 fantastic climbs and routes!). 

But here we narrow things down for you and pick our top three all-time favourite cycle routes on Mallorca. If you're short on time, these are the ones not to miss; they’re the routes that we find ourselves dreaming about and recommending to our friends. 

Enjoy!


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1. Bay of Pollensa cycling route

Distance

Elevation gain

Difficulty

Epic rating

77 km

1,480 m

  

  

This ride is relatively short, but it's very sweet. We love it because the scenery is stunningly beautiful. 

It starts with many people’s favourite road on the island: the Cap de Formentor.

It adds on the lesser-known out and back up to the Pepperpot.

It finishes by taking you around the other side of Pollensa bay to give you views back across the water to the Formentor peninsula.

If you want to see some of the most beautiful vistas Mallorca has to offer but don’t want too many kilometres or killer average gradients, this is the ride for you!

Tip: do this ride first thing in the morning. Formentor is a massively popular tourist destination and it’s much better to see it while everyone else is still gorging on the breakfast buffet.

Read our full guide and get GPX/TCX for this cycling route, here. 


2. Puig Major loop

Distance

Elevation gain

Difficulty

Epic rating

138 km

2,640 m

  

  

This is a tough ride with some serious climbs.

But if you’ve got the legs, it will reward you by showing you some of the northern Serra Tramuntana’s best climbs: Coll d’Orient, Coll d’Honor, Coll de Sóller and Puig Major.

You’ll find quiet roads, unspoiled mountain splendour and memories that will last long after you’ve left.

Tip: if you’re feeling strong, the route passes the turn to the Sa Calobra. If you don’t have much time on Mallorca and really want to test your legs, you could consider adding it on!

Read our full Puig Major ride guide and get GPX/TCX files, here.


3. Andratx to Pollensa cycling route

Distance

Elevation gain

Difficulty

Epic rating

115-162 km

2,425 - 4,104 m

  

  

There’s a reason they call this the “Big Daddy challenge” - and it’s not just marketing hype.

If you do the full ride, you’ll cover 4,100m of climbing over 162 km.

The ride takes you right from the southwestern tip of Mallorca’s Serra Tramuntana coastline all the way to the northwestern tip. It includes three monster out and back descents and ascents - to Port des Canonge, Port de Valldemossa and Sa Calobra.

This is a ride you won’t forget in a hurry.

Tip: One of the great things about this route is that you can start it but bail out on some of the out and backs as you go along. Be warned though, even the “plain vanilla” version with none of the out and backs is still 115 km and 2,430m of climbing!

Read our full guide and get GPX/TCX for this cycling route, here.


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What are your top three Mallorca bike routes?

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what's next?


Want to know our favourite Mallorca cycling climbs?

Check out this blog post on our favourite cycling climbs on Mallorca!


Want a Mallorca cycling routes map?

You can find details of the one we recommend in our ultimate guide, here.


WaNt more Mallorca bike routes?

You can find all our ride guides in our ultimate guide to cycling Mallorca including Puerto Pollensa cycling routes, GPX downloads and information on the best hotels and places to stay in Mallorca for cycling.

We’ve also got posts on Mallorca 312, the best cycling cafes on Mallorca and even on the outdoor velodrome at Sineu.

Check them out and enjoy!

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