Where to stay in Mallorca for cycling - our tips on the best locations Back to top

Where to stay in Mallorca
(for cycling)

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!

You can (almost) legitimately tell your family that you’ve booked a family holiday;
the presence of world-class cycling routes/hotels/bike hire is merely incidental.

  • Overlooked by the Tramuntana Mountains.

  • Organised around a horseshoe bay with a sandy beach.

  • The starting point for the unmissable Formentor peninsula ride and bay of Pollenca ride.

  • Lots of bike hire outlets with superb quality bikes and experienced mechanics.

  • There’s the gorgeous pedestrianised Pine Walk for strolling along, a pretty town
    square, the attractive beach, and a Michelin starred restaurant, Argos.

  • But don’t come here for hardcore nightlife.

  • Note: Port de Pollença and Pollença are different places. Pollença is about 5km inland from Port de Pollença.

Port de Pollenca bay

View down to Port de Pollenca (photo credit: Dmitri Ma/Shutterstock.com)

Outside of the hotel Illa d'Or, Mallorca, in the sunshine

Hotel Villa d'Or, Port de Pollenca

Son Brull, near Port de Pollença (5-star)

Carretera Palma-Pollensa km.50, 07460 Pollença - Get more information and book

  • A chic hotel that tastefully integrates modern decor into the 12th Century monastery building.
  • We've heard it has fabulous service and facilities, including tennis court, yoga class, spa, sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, indoor and outdoor pool.
  • It also has a great location, in the foothills of the Tramontana mountains, surrounded by vineyards, fields and gardens. It is also close to Pollença and only 8 km from Port de Pollença.
  • Unsurprisingly, it's popular with honeymooners. Children are welcome though there are no special facilities for them.
Sporthotel Villaconcha, Port de Pollença (4-star)

Nanses s/n, 07470 Port de Pollensa - Get more information and book

  • If you're travelling with children and/or want a strong cycling focus, look no further.
  • It's in an excellent location, 5 minutes walk from the beach and Pine Walk leading to town.
  • The hotel completed a sparkling refurbishment in 2015/2016, and the cycling facilities are excellent: bike storage room, on-site mechanic, knowledgeable staff, tools and equipment for bike maintenance, free bike laundry service and on-site bike shop.
  • There is also a sports are with a lane pool, well-stocked gym, and spa (complete with steam room, ice pool and sauna).
  • For families, there are two further pools (one for children and adults, one for just children), water park, pool table, table tennis, bouncy castle, children's entertainment (in the summer).

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).

  • Lots of different parts to it: the attractive old town, family section, Blackpool with sun section and Muro beach section. 
  • Located to the east of Port de Pollença, it’s a bit further than Port de Pollença to the northwest coast (location of Sa Calobra and friends) and the Formentor peninsula. But it’s closer to the flatter east coast if you prefer that kind of riding. 
  • It too has a Michelin starred restaurant, Restaurante Jardin. But overall, some would say its reputation is as Port de Pollença’s slightly brash sister. 
  • Note: Alcúdia and Port d’Alcúdia are different places albeit they are conjoined. Alcúdia is Mallorca’s most striking Roman town whereas Port d’Alcúdia is the tourist port along the beach. 
Port de Alcudia with a busy beach

Port d'Alcúdia beach (photo credit: Ralph Geithe/Shutterstock.com)

Hotel Astoria Playa, Port Alcúdia (4-star)

Avenida Astoria,1, 07400 Port d'Alcudia - Get more information and book

  • This large, modern hotel provides excellent facilities with a trendy twist. That’s what sets it apart from some of the other large bike friendly hotels in Mallorca: while some feel like they are due a refurb, the Astoria Playa leads the way with a fresh, clean aesthetic that suits the adults-only policy.
  • It’s on the “wrong” side of the road for the beach - you have to walk over the road to get to the beach - but it makes up for it with spacious gardens, two outdoor pools (one of which has a chill-out zone), three outdoor hot tubs and a poolside snack bar.
  • For cyclists, there’s a secure bike room for bikes and bike boxes (just opposite the hotel), pumps, bike maintenance area and bike hire facilities.
  • While there’s no gym (or spa) on site, non-cycling sporty types will no doubt enjoy classes such as pilates, ab circuits, dance and pool classes.
  • Viva Blue, Port Alcúdia (4-star)

Passeig de Bateman, s/n, 07408 Playa de Muro - Get more information and book

  • We think Playa de Muro is the nicest bit of Port Alcúdia, and this is one of the best (if not the best) places for cyclists on the Playa de Muro. It’s also a fab choice if you have kids with you.
  • It’s in the character of “large cycling hotel”. The upside is the facilities: bicycle storage room with individual padlock system and 440 bike capacity, surveillance cameras, free cycling picnics (in season), basic maintenance workshop, on-site mechanic, bike wash area for six bikes, washing machine, dryer and bike hire and shop.
  • There’s also a sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish baths, well-equipped gym, indoor pool, 25m pool with six lanes, chill out pool for adults and a splash pool for kids complete with pirate boat.  
  • For anyone not cycling, there is a comprehensive daily activity programme for both children and adults.With all these activities on offer, you can perhaps forgive the fact the hotel is 100m from the beach rather than on it.

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!

2.1 Villages

Perfect for those looking for some space and natural beauty, somewhere quiet and typically Mallorcan. 

Example: Campanet

  • Campanet is a small village with a medieval town square. It’s rural and definitely off the tourist trail - but there’s some fabulous places to stay and a good selection of bars and restaurants.
    • You’re spoiled for choice with the rides: hilly, flat or something in between.

  • Easy access to the landmark rides like Sa Calobra, Puig Major, Sóller, Orient but in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains.
Campanet town, perched on a hill

Campanet (photo credit: Burro/Shutterstock.com)

Cycling Mallorca where to stay: Campanet is an excellent choice. This is Campanet's central square with trees all the way around it

Central square in Campanet

Monnaber Nou Eco Hotel and Spa, near Campanet (4-star)

Predio Monnaber Nou, 07310 Campanet - Get more information and book

  • Stay here for a taste of traditional Mallorca. You’re in the heart of the countryside, but with excellent facilities and good service.
  • Since 2016, Trek Travel have based their riding camps from the hotel. It’s also a popular place for families, particularly in the summer.
  • Diverse, high-quality facilities include impressive indoor and outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, steam bath, two saunas, fitness room, spa treatments, two tennis courts, bike station with basic maintenance kit, cleaning facilities and route information. 
  • Non-cyclists may also be interested to know that the hotel can arrange guided horseback riding around the estate using their horses, assist with hike planning, boat charters as well as guide you to nearby golf courses.
  • One tip: check which room you are booking as the hotel is split across two sites about 600m apart. The main house contains the main restaurant, fitness room, spa, and the more impressive pool area. The annex has a traditional rectangular pool, lounge area, terrace, restaurant and is near the tennis courts.  
Hotel Son Ametler, near Campanet

Son Riera, s/n, 07313 Moscari - Get more information and book

  • This small hotel is at the base of the Tramuntana mountains and is set in 25 hectares of grounds. Well off the beaten track, but for those looking for an authentic stay in the Mallorcan countryside, it’s worth putting in the effort to get here.
  • It’s run by the team behind the nearby award-winning “Finca Hotel Es Castell” (who didn’t respond to our queries about cycling facilities). We think Ametler is better on a number of grounds: modern rooms, more shade, and a bigger pool.
  • The rooms are light, fresh - and possibly slightly unexciting - but it’s difficult not to like them. Two of the rooms are interconnecting, which could be helpful if you are travelling with young children.
  • We received a very helpful and prompt response to our query about cycling facilities: “We have a lock up bike shed, track pumps, torque wrenches, consumables and even a guy who knows how to fix bikes and guide (me!).” There is 100m of private road (a compacted gravel track) between the main road and hotel, but they are hoping to upgrade this shortly, and we are assured that it is perfectly rideable.

2.2 Towns

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… 

Example: Sóller

  • Sóller has a fabulous main square and lots of cafés and restaurants. Its hotels are small and boutiquey rather than large and cycling-focused.
  • A dream for cyclists that like hills. You can’t leave Sóller without climbing over one of the three mountain passes… The Sa Calobra and Puig Major are nearby. The Coll de Soller is on the doorstep and you're also on our Deià and Valldemossa loop
  • Don’t get confused with Port de Sóller: the nearby port is lovely (set on a small bay and surrounded by mountains), but if you stay there you have to ride back to Sóller every time you ride.
  • Don’t come here looking for a beach or late night parties…
Narrow street in Soller town

Charming Sóller (photo credit: Emilija Juskove/Shutterstock.com)

Cathedral in Soller, a great place to stay in mallorca for cycling with lots of cycling hotels mallorca

Cathedral in Sóller's central square

Hotel L'Avenida, Sóller (4-star)

Gran Via, 9, 07100 Sóller - Get more information and book

  • It’s rare to see a hotel have so many excellent ratings and so few average and below.  The reason for all the love? Appreciation for the elegant conversion of this 1907 mansion, the spacious, chic rooms, and central Sóller location…
  • Service is also a feature: the warm and friendly staff are focused on ensuring guests have a fabulous stay.
  • Don’t expect all the facilities of a big chain. This is a boutique hotel and facilities are pretty much limited to the pretty pool area (the pool is unheated) and food/drink offering. 
  • Good news for cyclists: the hotel does have a bike storage area, basic tools, and a track pump. We were also told that guests may store bikes in their room if they prefer.
  • If you’re looking for a villa rather than a hotel, the hotel’s Finca looks out of this world.
Esplendido, Port Sóller (4-star)

Es Traves, 5, 07108 Port de Soller - Get more information and book

  • Generally, we'd say it's better for cyclists to be in Sóller than Port Sóller (for the reasons given above) - but special mention goes to the Esplendido. 
  • With a gorgeous position, is has bright, funky, modern vintage decor (which you may find refreshing after many more traditionally decorated Mallorcan hotels).  
  • Esplendido features great bike facilities: a secure room with CCTV and access only for guests with bikes. There is also a pump.

2.3 Palma Bay

  • If you want to be close to the airport, Palma de Mallorca may be for you. The old town is one of the most historic and interesting in Spain.
  • However… the south coast around Palma is busy, there’s a lot of traffic and if you get the wrong resort, lots of boozed up tourists looking for bars and clubs. Pick your part of the bay with care.
  • Don’t expect epic climbs on your doorstep: the routes nearby are generally flat with a few hills, for example around Randa or if you are on the west of Palma, around Andratx.
  • Puig Major and Sa Calobra are about 40km away - via Col de Sóller! If you want to ride Mallorca’s most famous climbs, it’s best to stay elsewhere and leave the Palma area for a day or two at the beginning or end of a longer trip.
  • There’s a huge range of accommodation including many bike friendly hotels.
  • The Palma bay area has a lot of family attractions. It also has two Michelin starred restaurants.
Palma de Mallorca bay

Palma de Mallorca (photo credit: Zanna Karelina/Shutterstock.com)

Cycle path along the Palma coastline

There's a great cycle path along the Palma coastline

Zafiro Palmanova, Palmanova (4-star)

Avenida Cas Saboners, 7, 07181 Palmanova - Get more information and book

  • This is the Palma based offshoot of the cycling-friendly Viva hotels chain. The Alcúdia hotels are their flagship cycling hotels, but if you want to base yourself near Palma, stay here and make use of the bike storage warehouse, track pump, and basic tools. Beware the busy roads around the town however… (more information on Mallorca’s best towns for cyclists here).
  • The hotel is right on the beach and has fantastic, family friendly facilities for when you’re not cycling: four pools: an outdoor pool (including bubble zone), pirate ship pool, chill-out pool (adults only) and indoor pool.
  • There’s a spa with thermal water pool, jacuzzi and sauna, gym, nearby golf, putting green, petanque, volleyball, shooting range, table tennis and billiards. There’s also a children’s playground.
  • Hotel Playa, Can Pastilla (3-star)

Pollacra, 1, 07610 Can Pastilla - Get more information and book

  • This hotel is adults only and describes itself as “designed for cyclists”.
  • Its 77 bicycle garage with CCTV and electronic key card access certainly sounds impressive: key and padlock for locking bikes within the garage, bike cleaning area, access to a mechanic, sports nutrition and route information available, lockers for shoes and helmet and bike case storage room.
  • Carbon bikes are available for rent.
  • The hotel has a large terrace on the beach, a rooftop terrace with sea views and a hot tub. There's no pool but this close to the sea, perhaps that wouldn't be missed.

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!

Banner photo credit: Rolf E. Staerk/Shutterstock.com 


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  • barry clements says:

    We have been staying at Portblue club pollentia two to three times a year for about 4 years which is on the bay halfway between Port de pollencia & Alcudia & there is a Huerzeler bike shop at the hotel. Great food & staff.

    • Clare from Epic Road Rides says:

      Great to know you’ve found somewhere you love – thanks for letting us know!

      • ieuan says:

        Another vote for Portblue, I’ve stayed several times with friends.
        Good location, nice spa facilities, a massive buffet, and bike hire on site. The cycle shuttle picks up at the hotel too, for the big ride from Andratx.
        The rooms are basic but clean, and we have been warned against drinking the water (can’t remember if that was official advice or not). Bottled water is expensive in the hotel, so we bought some elsewhere during evenings out etc. not a major faff.

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