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.
Looking for the best Mallorca cycling routes and rides? Don't miss our ultimate guide to cycling Mallorca.
This article includes details of hotels we have either stayed in or which we think look great. Full disclosure: some of the properties listed here are paid adverts, from others we may earn a commission if you click on a link and make a booking. Please read our disclosure policy for further information.
Always double-check the hotel will allow you to store your bike in your room or that they have secure bike storage facilities. For other things to check before you book, read this.
1. Port de Pollença vs. Port d’Alcúdia
For many (particularly British cyclists), the question of where to stay in Mallorca for cycling is an easy one. If your holiday is cycling-focused and you want variety, then you stay in Port de Pollença or Port d’Alcúdia.
Below we go into the detail of what each resort is like and our pick of the best cycling hotels in each.
However, it's worth pointing out that many cyclists actively choose not to stay in these two resorts. For our pick of the best alternative places to stay, skip down through the article to this point.
1.1 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.
The above map shows the location of each town mentioned in this article.
1.2 Port de Pollença
Port de Pollenca is the most popular destination for cycling in Mallorca. It’s the favourite hideout of organised cycling training camps. Don’t come here if you want to avoid other cyclists!
Son Brull, near Port de Pollença (5-star)
Carretera Palma-Pollensa km.50, 07460 Pollença - Get more information and book
Sporthotel Villaconcha, Port de Pollença (4-star)
Nanses s/n, 07470 Port de Pollensa - Get more information and book
1.3 Port d’Alcúdia
Like Port de Pollença, it’s popular with cycle training camps and hordes of winter cyclists. There's a good selection of cycling friendly hotels. Historically, Team Sky/Ineos train here during the winter (they’re based at the Vanity Hotel Golf).
Hotel Astoria Playa, Port Alcúdia (4-star)
Avenida Astoria,1, 07400 Port d'Alcudia - Get more information and book
Viva Blue, Port Alcúdia (4-star)
Passeig de Bateman, s/n, 07408 Playa de Muro - Get more information and book
1.4 Which resort 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.
2. 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.
Perhaps you want to stay somewhere that's less of a resort and more typically Mallorcan? Or somewhere that has routes in a 360 radius around it? Or that's a shorter transfer from the airport?
If that’s the case, read on!
Perfect for those looking for some space and natural beauty, somewhere quiet and typically Mallorcan.
Monnaber Nou Eco Hotel and Spa, near Campanet (4-star)
Predio Monnaber Nou, 07310 Campanet - Get more information and book
Hotel Son Ametler, near Campanet
Son Riera, s/n, 07313 Moscari - Get more information and book
Great if you don't want a big resort but do want restaurants, bars and shops on hand. Here you'll find those things plus more of the real deal Mallorca…
Hotel L'Avenida, Sóller (4-star)
Gran Via, 9, 07100 Sóller - Get more information and book
Esplendido, Port Sóller (4-star)
Es Traves, 5, 07108 Port de Soller - Get more information and book
2.3 Palma Bay
Zafiro Palmanova, Palmanova (4-star)
Avenida Cas Saboners, 7, 07181 Palmanova - Get more information and book
Hotel Playa, Can Pastilla (3-star)
Pollacra, 1, 07610 Can Pastilla - Get more information and book
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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