A Balearic cycling trip

One round around Mallorca

Country

Spain

Region

Mallorca

Distance

265km

Time

5 days

Elevation

3260hm

Difficulty

Medium

Contributor

Roger S.

Short Description

Embark on a thrilling cycling journey through Mallorca’s enchanting landscapes with our 5 day adventure. Starting in Palma de Mallorca’s historic Old Town, the route unfolds to reveal citrus-infused Sóller and ancient ruins in Alcúdia. Discover the coastal beauty of Santanyí, vineyards in Andratx, and the countryside charm of Felanitx. Along the way, pedal through challenging mountain passes, explore medieval castles, and savor local wines. With each day presenting unique cultural gems and breathtaking vistas, Mallorca proves to be a cyclist’s paradise, promising an unforgettable blend of nature, history, and Mediterranean charm.

Route overview

Insights

Adjustability route

Easy to adjust and adapt to your abilities

Recommended time of year

All year possible, in the summer, it might be a bit too hot and in winter, it can get windy.

Anything to consider?

It's easy to rent bikes of all types on Mallorca.

Travel to start

Flight or ferry to Palma

Travel from finish

Flight or ferry from Palma

Highlights

The entire islands is an highlight!

Food

Easy to get

Road Surface

Good to very good
Reommended Bike Type

Recommended Bike Type

All types possible, on this tour, I used a trekking bike.
Stage

Stage

Travel to start

Palma

Stop

S'Estanyol de Migjorn

Distance

49km

Elevation

290hm

We kick-started our cycling adventure in the vibrant city of Palma, with its stunning Gothic architecture and lively atmosphere. As we pedaled away from the city, the picturesque countryside unfolded before us. Passing through quaint villages like Llucmajor, we marveled at the rustic charm and local life. Our journey led us to the coastal gem of S’Estanyol de Migjorn, where we were greeted by serene beaches and crystal-clear waters, perfect for a refreshing dip after a day of riding.

Stage

Stage

Travel to start

S'Estanyol de Migjorn

Stop

Canyamel

Distance

67km

Elevation

570hm

Leaving the tranquility of S’Estanyol de Migjorn behind, we ventured further northeast towards Canyamel. Along the way, we couldn’t resist stopping at the imposing Castell de Capdepera, a medieval fortress offering breathtaking views of the coastline. The route meandered through olive groves and vineyards, treating us to the essence of Mallorca’s agricultural heritage. Arriving in Canyamel, we indulged in fresh seafood delicacies, savoring the flavors of the Mediterranean.

Stage

Stage

Travel to start

Canyamel

Stop

Alcúdia

Distance

43km

Elevation

350hm

Our journey continued as we pedaled towards the historic town of Alcúdia, renowned for its well-preserved medieval walls and narrow streets steeped in history. En route, we made a detour to the Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves), a natural wonder adorned with spectacular stalactites and underground lakes. The allure of Alcúdia’s ancient charm was irresistible, and we spent the evening exploring its vibrant markets and sampling local delights.

Stage

Stage

Travel to start

Alcúdia

Stop

Sóller

Distance

65km

Elevation

1520hm

Leaving Alcúdia behind, we embarked on a scenic route towards the enchanting town of Sóller. Cycling through the Tramuntana Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site, we were treated to panoramic vistas of rugged cliffs and verdant valleys. Along the way, we paused at the picturesque village of Fornalutx, often hailed as one of Spain’s most beautiful villages, to admire its stone houses adorned with vibrant flowers. Arriving in Sóller, we relished in its relaxed ambiance and savored a taste of traditional orange groves.

Stage

Stage

Travel to start

Sóller

Stop

Palma

Distance

41km

Elevation

520hm

Our final leg of the journey took us back to where it all began – Palma. En route, we made a stop at the charming village of Valldemossa, famous for its quaint streets and the Carthusian monastery where Chopin once resided. Cycling through citrus-scented groves and winding coastal roads, we savored the last moments of our Mallorcan adventure. Back in Palma, we reflected on the memories created and the diverse landscapes explored, already dreaming of our next cycling escapade.