Mallorca — 7 days in road bike paradise

Road Cycling Collection by
komoot

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.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    03:06
    42.2 mi
    13.6 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    We start with a nice tour to Cap Blanc. First along the sea, we later turn into the country for a few kilometers before we reach the sea again at Cap Blanc and cycle back along the beaches. Just the right thing to warm and collect first impressions.

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  • Intermediate
    03:40
    48.0 mi
    13.1 mph
    2,825 ft
    2,825 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    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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  • Difficult
    05:28
    72.3 mi
    13.2 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Today we cycle almost one fifth of the island. The slope is well distributed over the long kilometers. Only up to Algaida, it is time to kick something stronger. Oh, after the day your feet are looking forward to the sandy beach and the cool sea water.

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  • Easy
    01:11
    16.3 mi
    13.8 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy road ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    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.

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  • Intermediate
    03:03
    44.2 mi
    14.5 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    On smooth asphalt, we're flying over the land today, after we recharged our reserves yesterday. The altitude keep well within limits and we are already very hot on over 1000 meters, which await us tomorrow.

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  • Difficult
    06:04
    80.9 mi
    13.4 mph
    4,575 ft
    4,575 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    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.

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  • Difficult
    06:08
    72.7 mi
    11.9 mph
    6,725 ft
    6,725 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    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.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    377 mi
  • Duration
    28:39 h
  • Elevation
    18,650 ft

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