Gliding through dreamlike landscapes in the warm air of spring, riding over slick asphalt, pedaling up smooth passes and enjoying the way down — curve after curve. This is Mallorca, the place where every good road ride culminates with a 'cafe con leche' on the beach while the warm turquoise waters of the Mediterranean cool your weary legs. And it's become the premier European road cycling destination in recent years. After all, even in the depths of winter, you'll find mild temperatures, smooth roads, and all the climbs you can conquer. Are you ready?
Come to Mallorca in the winter and in place of sunning holidaymakers or people here to party, you'll find hardcore professional road cyclists who are here for one reason: To train. As spring rolls around and the island heats up, more and more hobby cyclists can be spotted on the roads, too — as they start the new cycling season off right. So you can get out there and join them the second winter proves too much to bear, we have pre-planned a seven-day cycling program on Mallorca for you. This ride will prove the perfect foundation for the months to come — and it'll prepare you like never before for another season on the bike while simultaneously revealing the never-ending beauty of this stunning Meditteranean island.
First we warm up ten kilometers before the longest climb of the day on the next 13 kilometers is waiting for us. Then it goes down comfortably and up - but of course more downhill. Oh wind, you're gorgeous! Back to Palma it goes back along the stand. Perfect for an ice cream.
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After the long kilometers of yesterday, the legs need a little break to compete successfully for the rest of the week. So we just roll along the coast and look at the way back, cafes and ice cream parlors. ;-) Palma has a lot to offer and we spend the afternoon with a little sightseeing and relax in the sun.
Sant Salvador and the Cura Monastery today ensure that our legs burn properly. Both places are a must-see, the roads leading there are a must-bike. 50 kilometers to roll in, before going up steep for the first time. Since we are already a little sweaty. The wind on the way down is wonderful and lets us almost forget that we want to go back to the top. After 95 kilometers we reach the monastery and have earned a long break here before going back to Palma.
Yesterday we are still a little bit in the legs, but the biggest challenge is and still is today and we look forward to it! Today it goes through the mountains always up and down. We collect altitude and downhill fun. A marvelous day on which the altitudes are well distributed. The last ascent to the Coll de Sóller requires everything but we could not happier than we reach the highest point of the pass. We proudly take a picture and then we head back down to the sea and let ourselves fall into the sand. What a great week.