So you’ve decided you want to go on a cycling holiday to Mallorca. Good decision!
The next question is where is the best place to stay in Mallorca for cycling. There are loads of options, and it can be tough to work out what’s best for you.
On our last trip to Mallorca, we spent hours researching Mallorca's bike hotels and where to stay. We’ve put this guide together to try and save you having to do the same!
Read on for the full lowdown.
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Where to stay in Mallorca: Port de Pollença vs. Port d’Alcúdia
The quick answer to the question of where to stay in Mallorca for cycling is that if your holiday is cycling-focused and you want variety, then Port de Pollença or Port d’Alcúdia. If you have other priorities, check out our alternative suggestions here.
The good and the bad
Port de Pollença and Port d’Alcúdia are in the same beautiful bay. There’s shimmering water in front of you, and the UNESCO protected Tramuntana Mountains behind.
There are loads of Mallorca cycling hotels, cycling friendly accommodation and bike hire. It’s also where most cycle training camps are based.
Although the coastal location reduces the number of directions you can cycle in, you’re still well placed to access the most beautiful part of Mallorca and some of some of the island’s best rides:
The main disadvantage of either town is that they are the opposite end of the island to the airport. You’ll need a transfer or car hire to get here from the airport.
What are the towns like?
1. Port de Pollença
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2. Port d’Alcúdia
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Which is better for road cyclists?
When we visited in March, we preferred Port de Pollença to Port d'Alcúdia. Port de Pollenca seemed a bit more upmarket than the part of Port d’Alcudia we visited, and we loved the Pine Walk along the water’s edge.
We’ve heard that the sun goes behind the mountains earlier in Port de Pollença than in Port d'Alcúdia and that there are more restaurants open in Port d'Alcúdia in winter, so you might want to consider whether those points are relevant to you.
Which hotel to pick?
We’ve sifted through hundreds of hotels to find the ones we think are best for cyclists. Click here for our full list and their cycling credentials.
Where to stay Mallorca: other top Mallorca cycling bases
Sometimes staying in the middle of one of the world’s most popular cycle destinations isn’t what you want.
If that’s the case, try:
3. Palma de Mallorca
Have you been to Mallorca?
Where did you stay? We’d love to know! Tell us your experience below.
If you're planning a cycling trip to Mallorca, make sure you look at our ultimate guide to cycling in Mallorca. You'll find our pick of the best routes and climbs plus when to go and bike hire information too!
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