Mallorca is the island with the largest area of the Balearic Islands, known for its paradisiacal and crystalline beaches it allows us to carry out activities such as cycling.
Currently and since the past two decades, Mallorca is being considered as one of the most important points to visit for the sports users of the world cycling tour.
But all this is not a coincidence, the island of Mallorca has about 1,250 kilometers in its pavement of roads, of which nothing more and nothing less than 675 kilometers are by secondary roads and backroads. Without leaving aside the pleasant temperatures, Mallorca will always be a guarantee of good weather for most of the year that will make it perfect for cycling.
A very interesting figure is that 20% of the road network is mountainous meaning there is lot’s of different gradients, making the perfect challenges for training.
Adding also that the Serra de Tramuntana was declared in June 2011 World Heritage in the category of Cultural Landscape. Containing wonderful routes that become the delight of any cyclist for the beauty of its surroundings.
Mallorcan geography makes different level of training and routes thanks to its flat terrain and long ascents that combines sea and mountain.
Its country roads are full of great beauty that surrounds historical towns like Valldemossa, Deià or Soller, in which you will be able to know the native culture and gastronomy. And we can’t think of a better plan, after a day of cycling routes to finish off with a delicious meal in any of its recommended restaurants of local cuisine.
If you are interested in wine activities it’s also possible to combine beautiful routes by visiting some of the beautiful wineries of the island that offer the service of tasting their wines putting the brooch to a different day in Mallorca.
Stephen Roche (who won the Tour de France in 1987, the Giro d’Italia and the world championship) commented on his stay in Mallorca which was advised by Miguel Indurain:
“Mallorca fascinates me, it has good climate, beautiful nature that attracts and offers unbeatable possibilities for cyclists and professionals.”
You can practice cycling practically the whole year.
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