cycling in mallorcaMallorca has a road network of 1,250 kms, 675 of which are local and secondary roads with an average width of 6.50 m. approximately, and 20% of these are in the mountains.

Throughout the winter, the leading European teams visit the Island because they appreciate its deal conditions for training. Professional cyclists who have visited Mallorca have a highly favourable opinion of the Island. Stephen Roche (winner of the Tour de France, the Tour of Italy and the World Championship) came to Mallorca on the advice of the great Miguel Indurain. As Roche says "Mallorca is quite fascinating! It has a great climate and great scenery and it offers unbeatable conditions for both holiday cyclists and professionals."

From February to March, amateur teams spend their well-deserved holidays enjoying their favourite sport on local lanes, travelling through lovely countryside around the small villages in the interior, where they can also find the real cuisine and culture of the Island.

Click here to see some of the cycling routes around Mallorca

Rules and Safety Precautions

  1. Wear reflective clothing which can be seen from at least 150 metres away.
  2. Use standardised helmets.
  3. Children up to age 7 can be transported in standardised seats.
  4. Ride as far to the right as possible on roads. Cyclists can ride in columns of two abreast. Ride in single file in places where visibility is poor.
  5. On inter-city roads, turn from the right.
  6. No cycling is allowed on motorways or highways.
  7. Bring extra food and drink. High energy food such as chocolate, dried fruit and bananas are recommended. Water is very important, especially in summer.
  8. Be careful with the sun. Walking many hours in the sun may burn skin, even in winter. Use the protective sun cream best suited to your type of skin
  9. Respect the flora and fauna along the way. Close the doors or gates you pass through behind you. Do not continue when trespassing is not allowed.
Category: Active Pursuits