Just 2 hours from Amsterdam, you' ll find the island of Mallorca. A true cycling paradise with a very pleasant climate. From early spring until the late fall, Mallorca is a perfect destination for training. Flat roads, climbs: Mallorca has it al. And even if you're not riding, there are plenty of things to do. A great destination, whether it's with your family of with your cycling mates.
Located in the deep south of Europe, Mallorca's weather system is one of the best in the continent. Even in early March or at end of November, the maximum temperatures can be close to 20 degrees. Temperates may rise above 30 in the summer, but because of its location in the Mediterranean Sea, it never gets too hot. The summer months are very dry, and even in spring the amount of rain moderate. When you're looking for good weather, Mallorca is hard to beat!
he temperature of the ocean? In May it's already a nice 22C, gradually increasing to a nice 28C in the summer.
Mallorca is quite a large island so picking the right base is crucial. The best outpost would depend on what you're looking for. The mountains are located at the west of the island. The greater Palma de Mallorca region or Soller would bring you close to the action. Alternatively, you could stay around the Alcudia / Pollenca area in the north. From here the famous cols are a bit further away but you're very close to the famous lighthouse, the Cap de Formentor. Another advantage of this area is that you can do flat rides too. The rest of the island has lovely towns and resorts too, great for flat rides and home of some of the most beautiful beaches. You would need a rental car to do some climbing, however.
Mallorca has several hotels that focus specifically on cyclists. Things like a bike shed, special meals, laundry service are mostly standard. Obviously, you're more than welcome to bring your family as well.
Do you prefer the privacy, flexibility and freedom of an apartment? In Mallorca there are dozens of accommodations for cyclists.
Mallorca's west coast terrain can be classified as a low mountain range. The highest summit that can be reached with a road bike is the famous Puig Major, coming in at 871m. The most famous climb of the island is probably the Sa Calabra (723m), a real must do. There are many other, less famous climbs to be ticked off. And the best news: gradients are mostly moderate and the roads are in good condition.
Although Mallorca is mostly know for road cycling, there are some awesome possibilities for mountainbikes too.
Start your training when it is cold at home. Prepare for the season and get a head start on your cycling friends.
Discover cycling paradise Mallorca by a guided tour or training camp. The professional local organizations bring you to the best places of the island. Fully organized, you only have to pedal.
Mallorca has lots of possibilities for cycling. In Komoot you find dozens of routes. You will always find some that fit to you.
Renting a bike on Mallorca couldn't be easier. CycloWorld knows the best places to rent a bike. Quality bikes at fair prices. Most of them organize guided tours too.
Lay back and relax: let a professional bike transport company take care of your bike. Solutions for cyclists:
There are many things to do besides cyclings. Some examples...
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Renting a car is an excellent idea, whether you are cycling or not. Discover the mountains and visit the beautiful west side. Mallorca Car Rental has special rates for CycloWorld visitors. All their cars are in excellent condition. Competitive rates and free booster seats for kids!
The road quality on Mallorca is mostly outstanding. The west side of the island offers some serious climbing, the rest of the island is relatively flat. Roads are generally quite calm. The famous Sa Calobra however, can be crowded with tour busses, so it's recommended to leave early to avoid the crowds. Traffic rules are the same as back home. The island has an extensive network of trails for mountainbikes as well.