Cycling holidays in Majorca

Majorca is a prime destination for cycling enthusiasts. Every year, thousands of cyclists flock to the island, and their numbers are continually growing. With approximately 300 days of sunshine annually, Majorca provides excellent conditions for a cycling holiday all year round.

The island is particularly popular with cyclists in the spring, from around February to May, and again in late summer and autumn. Up until early May, the roads are predominantly occupied by cyclists, and even during the high season, outside the main tourist areas, there's minimal traffic, making cycling in Majorca very safe.

The island offers various quieter paths, or 'camís,' which are excellent for more leisurely adventures. Additionally, there are numerous organized tours and a well-signposted network of cycle paths to explore.

Whether you're an experienced road cyclist, a mountain biker, or simply looking for a leisurely ride with or without kids, Majorca has a route to suit your needs, complete with stunning landscapes. Here, we provide some tips and a selection of cycling-friendly hotels to make your cycling Majorca holidays 2024 perfect.

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Why choose Majorca for a cycling holiday

Across Majorca, a network of perfectly maintained roads and beautifully laid out tarred paths for cyclists (camí) offers a variety of terrain, ranging from flat to mountainous. This diversity makes it an ideal destination for both beginners and professionals, and is a highlight among the things to do in Majorca. On many cycling routes, there are viewpoints where you can pause for a breather and enjoy a fantastic panoramic view. The island's quaint villages and their cosy cafés, perfect for a slice of delicious Majorcan almond cake, also provide delightful stops to re-energize.

Accessibility to Majorca is straightforward, with daily flight connections from the UK's main airports and good, inexpensive bus connections from the airport to holiday resorts across the island. Alongside cycling, the island offers a chance to indulge in water sports in Majorca, where you can take a break from the bike and dive into the crystal-clear waters for a different kind of adventure. The large selection of cycling stations and cycling hotels also provides the opportunity to rent equipment and the latest bicycle models at relatively low prices, enhancing your cycling holiday experience.

Cycling in Majorca, especially in spring, is a communal experience. This is when the roads are more frequented by cyclists than drivers, adding to the island's charm for those who love biking. Whether you're on land or in the water, Majorca offers a variety of activities to make your visit memorable.

Cycling events in Majorca

There are numerous cycling events in Majorca. The most important and famous event is the M312 – a 312 km cycling race around the whole island. 

Here are some of the main events: 

  • M312 cycling marathon starting and finishing in Playa de Muro (April)
  • Playa de Palma Challenge Ciclista (January) 
  • Challenge Vuelta Majorca (January) 

Here you can find more information for cycling events in Majorca. 

Bike rental in Majorca 

From top racing bikes to mountain bikes to e-bikes, there are plenty of bike rental options in Majorca. Many rental stations will even deliver the bike directly to your hotel. If you are planning a cycling holiday in spring or autumn, it is worth booking the bikes in advance. 
Here are some of the top bike rentals on the island: 
  • Hürzeler – the top dog of cycling holidays in Majorca with 13 stations spread over the island and the largest range of guided tours at all levels. The main location is in Playa de Muro and it stocks Cube and Centurion racing bikes. 
  • Philipps Bike Team – has rental stations in Playa de Palma, Alcúdia and Santa Ponsa and stocks BH & Merida road bikes.
  • S'Escapada – located in Port Alcúdia, Palma and Campos and stocks Specialized, Cannondale and Scott road bikes. 
  • Rad International – located in Santa Ponsa and Paguera and stocks Canyon bikes. 
  • NANO Bicycles – located in Palma and stocks Specialized, Giant and Liv bikes. 
  • Fred Rompelberg – located in Playa de Palma and stocks Fuji road bikes. 
  • Rad-salon – located in Playa de Muro and stocks BMC bikes. 
  • Majorca Cycling Station – located in Palma and stocks Focus bikes. 

The most beautiful road bike tours in Majorca

Alcúdia is an excellent choice for those who prefer flat terrain cycling. The centre and south of the island are also relatively flat, making them well-suited for beginners. On the other hand, the west and north, featuring the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, are a paradise for more experienced cyclists. Racing enthusiasts often gravitate towards the challenge of ascending to the island's highest pass at Puig Major or tackling the legendary Serpentine Road of Sa Calobra. For a comprehensive exploration, you can cover the entire island in about eight days on organised group tours. However, these are best suited for experienced cyclists, as they typically involve an average of 100km of cycling per day on hilly routes.

After a long day of cycling, there's nothing quite like unwinding on the beautiful beaches in Majorca. The island's coastline offers a perfect blend of relaxation and scenic beauty, making it an ideal spot to rejuvenate and enjoy the serene Mediterranean environment. Whether you prefer bustling beachfronts or secluded coves, Majorca's beaches provide a peaceful escape for everyone.

Our lastminute.com cycling expert Susanne, who regularly rides a racing bike in Majorca herself, highly recommends the following racing bike tours: 

  • Lluc Monastery: 80 km from Can Picafort 

  • Cap de Formentor: 77 km from Can Picafort

  • Randa & Petra: 114 km from Playa de Muro 

  • Sóller to Puig Major: 145 km from Playa de Muro

  • Over the Sóller pass to Port Sóller and by boat to Sa Calobra beach: 146 km from Playa de Muro

  • Cala Sant Vicenç and Campanet valley: 80 km from Playa de Muro

  • Port d’Andratx to Alcúdia: 136 km

  • Orient via Bunyola: 137 km from Can Picafort

  • Cala Llombards: 168 km from Playa de Muro 

Cycling hotels in Majorca

 There are numerous hotels on the island that specialise in cycling holidays. Many cycling hotels are located in the region around Playa de Muro, Alcúdia and Pollença. Here are some of the services and advantages that these cycling hotels offer:

  • Lockable bike cellars or bike tents 
  • Repair service or rental of tools and air pumps 
  • Food and drink packages for the road 
  • Guided tours from the hotel 
  • Buffets suitable for sportsmen and women 
  • Holidays with like-minded people

Playa de Muro 

Playa de Muro is the heart of Majorca's cycling scene: this is the start and finish line of the M312 cycling marathon, this is where the RoadBIKE Festival takes place every year, and this is where cycling hotels and cycling stations line up. Playa de Muro is also an ideal starting point for exploring the island by bike. After a long ride, the beautiful beach at Playa de Muro invites you to a well-deserved rest. 

Here are some of the best cycling hotels in Playa de Muro:  

Puerto de Alcúdia and Pollença 

Puerto de Alcúdia and Pollença are a perfect starting point for cycling tours through the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. Less demanding routes on flat terrain are also easily accessible from these towns. 

Here are some cycling hotels to consider in Alcúdia & Pollença: 

Can Picafort 

From Can Picafort you can reach the cycling routes in the inland and south-east as well as in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Many of the popular cycling routes lead to and from Can Picafort. 

Here are some popular cycling hotels in Can Picafort: 

Paguera & Santa Ponsa 

The cycling hotels in Paguera and Santa Ponsa are also well-located for tours around the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Mountain bike fans will also love the nearby trails. There’s also a classic coastal route that starts in Andratx worth riding. 

Here are our top three recommendations for cycling hotels in this area: 

Palma & Playa de Palma 

The bike hotels in Palma de Majorca and Playa de Palma are a great option if you’re looking for the perfect combination of city, beach and bike holidays. The 14-kilometre-long cycle route along the promenade from Palma to El Arenal is popular with cyclists. The mountains and the cycling routes in the island's interior are also easily accessible from your cycling hotel in Palma. The bike rentals are open all year round. 

Here are some cycling hotels in Palma de Majorca and Playa de Palma: 

South & east coast of Majorca 

On the south coast of Majorca, the cycle paths are flat and suited for beginners and novices. On the east coast, you can enjoy undulating paths through nature, going past pine forests and beautiful bathing bays. Randa, San Salvador and the centre of the island are also easy to reach from a cycling hotel on the south and east coasts of Majorca. 

Here are some popular cycling hotels on the south and east coasts of Majorca: 

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