With its smooth tarmac, steady gradients, snaking ascents and countless switchbacks Mallorca seems almost purpose-built for road cyclists. A launchpad for cycling on the island, we can’t wait to welcome you to our Rapha Clubhouse.
While most of these Tours stick to our pristine tarmac, you'll also find a gravel option in here for the wider-tyred among you! From flatter inland lanes to mountain cols in the Tramuntana Mountains and glorious coastal roads, there's something for everyone in this Collection.
One must-ride road in Mallorca is Sa Calobra. The Sa Calobra climb is a 10 kilometre stretch of road that serves the eponymous fishing village at the foot of its pristine tarmac. Draped elegantly over the northwest corner of the island, it’s the testing ground for amateurs and pros alike, and with 26 hairpin turns and 668 metres of elevation, it’s as tough a climb as any. But to go up you must first go down - there being no other access to the foot of the climb besides boat.
At one point, the road loops over itself, passing under and over a spiral bridge, and it’s this symbol that inspired the emblem for the Mallorca chapter of the Rapha Cycling Club and its Clubhouse, Rapha Mallorca.
Organised group rides roll out from Rapha Clubhouses every week. Whether you’re a local rider or just passing through, enjoy a social spin with us.
Looking for a flatter ride for a more gentle introduction to riding on the island, or to spin the legs after a big day in the mountains? This route is for you.
Ok, ok, it might not be pan flat, but there's certainly less elevation than heading into the Tramuntana Mountains.
Prepare the legs, this is one big ride with no less than five climbs and oodles of switchbacks. Start with Col de Sóller as you head north to the town of the same name, before heading back along the coast finishing with Es Grau. All downhill from here!
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Buckle up, this is one gorgeous ride with challenging mountains and sea views all in one!
Linking up Andratx, Banyabufar and Esporles, thankfully there are also lots of places to rest and refuel along the way.
For those set of taking the path less travelled, here are some of our favourite gravel tracks from Palma. Vineyards and farm tracks make for some ace riding if you have the tyres for it!
The Sa Calobra climb is a 10 kilometre stretch of road that serves the eponymous fishing village at the foot of its pristine tarmac.
Draped elegantly over the northwest corner of the island, it’s the testing ground for amateurs and pros alike, and with 26 hairpin turns and 668 metres of elevation, it…
This loop heads inland to take on the Cami de Ses Voltes climb, via some quiet lanes and windmills, before leading you back into Palma along the coast to the south.
This loop heads inland to start, with rolling rural roads but without any major mountain passes. The second half of the loop takes you down to the sea at Sa Rapita and back along the coastline to Palma with spectacular views.
Cols ahoy! With the three climbs of Coll de Vent, Galilea and es Grau, this is an incredible yet challenging ride. Once you get to es Grau it's all downhill back to Palma though, thankfully!
While this ride may be a little shorter than others, there's still plenty of elevation gain ahead with the Coll d'Honor and Orient climb. Then it's a much easier run back into town as you soar downhill towards the sea.
Head out on rural roads to the island's interior with this route, giving wonderful views of both the sea and the mountains as you pass close to Algaida.
Road Cycling Collection by Café du Cycliste
Road Cycling Collection by komoot
Hiking Collection by Rheinhessen
Hiking Collection by Sabina Knezevic - Farawayistan