8 routes to discover Mallorca by bicycle
Mallorca, hiker destination where they are, is a very appealing scenario for cyclists, professionals and amateurs, who year after year travel their paths and roads to discover the great natural beauty that surrounds the island.
If you love being on two wheels, you mustn’t miss discovering Mallorca by bike as you cycle over these 8 bicycle routes on your next trip to the island of Calm.
- Palma’s Maritime Walk – Cala Blava. This route gives you the perfect excuse to discover the coastal landscape that surrounds Palma and its environs. Taking as a starting point your 5 star hotel in Playa de Palma, you can go around the city’s seafront in a pleasant walk taking less than an hour.
- Playa de Palma – Algaida. This circular route that runs from the coast to the island’s interior has as one of its great attractions the Sanctuary of Cura, a beautiful monastery situated on the top of Randa Peak.
- Palma – Valldemossa. This highly recommended tour around the Sierra de Tramuntana requires a certain cycling ability. On this route through the villages of Sóller and Deià until you reach Valldemossa you will discover three villages held most dearly by Mallorcan people that are perfect for trying the typical cuisine of Mallorca.
- Alaró – Orient – Bunyola. This is a very accessible route through three villages of the Sierra. In Orient, the tradition is to make a stop to try the succulent ‘arròs brut’, a type of meat vegetable and rice stew.
- Via Verde – A green route of low difficulty; it unites the towns of Manacor and Artà, and is the best way to get to know the different landscapes of the villages of the interior of Mallorca.
- Playa de Muro – Formentor. This is one of the most typical routes for exploring the east of Mallorca. Leaving from Playa de Muro, you start to ascend through the towns of Alcudia, the Port of Pollença and Sa Talaia d’Albercutx, with incredible panoramic views and, finally, the spectacular Formentor lighthouse.
- Portocolom – Capdepera. A pleasant excursion that begins in the village of Portocolom, very near the idyllic area of Calas de Mallorca, and that runs along the unspoiled coastline until you reach the town of Capdepera, from which you can visit historical monuments.
- Alcúdia – Sa Calobra. One of the most demanding and beautiful routes in Mallorca, this thrilling 10km trip descends breathtakingly to the spectacular Sa Calobra beach.
If you do not have your own bicycle, the Pure Salt Garonda hotel, situated in the beautiful coastal landscape of Playa de Palma, offers a complete bicycle rental service for its guests.