Majorca is a real paradise for cyclists. Thousands of visitors head to this Spanish island with their bikes or rent one when they land. Each day, many groups depart to explore the island’s roads by bike. It has ideal infrastructure for cyclists and the roads are comfortable to share with cars.
One of the best things about riding here is the mild climate, which means you can cycle any time of year. The island is also beautifully mountainous, with superb roads between populated valleys and small sea ports. Then, in the highlands, there are many hermitages and churches. All of this adds up to an incredible road cycling destination.
In this Collection, I present a selection of what I consider to be the best and most emblematic climbs in Majorca. Although you can take on each pass as an out and back, I find it more interesting to ride them as part of a circular. Therefore, the 11 routes in this Collection explore the island in glorious loops.
In terms of difficulty, you’ll find a little bit of everything. The routes range from 25 to 90 kilometres (15 to 55 mi) in length, with 200 to 2,000 metres (650 to 6,500 ft) of elevation gain and at least one pass.
The roads are in excellent condition. Many of them have wide shoulders designed for cyclists and some sections even have cycle paths separated from the main road.
In general, drivers on the island are very respectful of cyclists. However, bear in mind that other road users rent cars and drive on these same roads. So, as with anywhere in the world, take care when sharing the road with motorised traffic.
Although the island does have a public transport network, it’s not easy to use it with your bicycle. So, you’ll probably want to travel between the routes by car or bike from your accommodation. That’s why you’ll find each route starts and ends at a car park near a city.
As for the recommended season, as long as it doesn't rain too much, you can cycle all year round.. Keep in mind that some of the routes are at high altitude and some of the passes you climb are covered with snow in winter.
Be prepared to be amazed by the island and its routes. You can also link the Tours in this Collection and create longer stages. Cycle through this beautiful territory and enjoy every view.
The coll de Sóller is one of the most famous climbs in Mallorca. And it is logical. It is a paradisiacal road with endless hairpin curves. It has good asphalt, is narrow and has beautiful views. In addition, hardly any motorized traffic circulates.
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This Route begins at the seashore and, without time to warm up your legs a bit, it leads you directly up the Port des Canonge. Nothing more and nothing less than 26 very pronounced curves, nine kilometers and 330 meters of ascent.
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The ascent to Puig de Randa is another of the classic ascents in Mallorca. You can't miss it if you're here visiting.
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The ascent to Puig de Sant Salvador is one of the top recommended ascents in Mallorca. At the other end of the island, far from the Tramuntana mountains, is the town of Felanitx, from where this route starts.
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