Mallorca is a unique destination to enjoy on pedals, so pay attention to the 8 best routes
Mallorca is one of the favorite destinations for cycling, both nationally and internationally. No matter your level of experience.
Essential cycling routes in Mallorca
Puig de Sant Salvador
The route of medium difficulty, that goes from Playa de Muro to Puig de Sant Salvador, in Felanitx, is one of the most emblematic of the island, as well as a favorite one among Majorcan people. It has a length of about 5 km, has a slope of 900 meters, and from its peak, almost 500 meters high, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the whole island.
The Route 167
This route is mythical and of a greater difficulty, so it is more recommended for professional cyclists or with high experience. It has a difference of 2,150 meters, and it is a shorter version of the Mallorca 312 cycling race. With Route 167 you will cross the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and all its beautiful villages, such as Sóller, Deià or Valldemossa. On the way, you will also see the reservoirs of Gorg Blau and Cúber.
Departing from Playa de Muro, the excursion to Formentor is one of the most beautiful and popular cycling routes in Mallorca. With a difference of 1,200 meters and medium difficulty, the route to the Formentor Lighthouse has become one of the essential plans in Mallorca. Prepare for roads with intense ups and downs, and to discover incredible landscapes. Once you arrive at the Formentor Lighthouse, do not forget to take a couple of photos to capture the moment and stop to regain strength in the cafeteria. If you want to enjoy this route or the Puig de Sant Salvador route, we recommend you to stay in the departure area. At HSM we have the HSM Lago Park, in Playa de Muro, and the HSM President Golf & Spa, in Alcúdia, both specialized in cycling tourism!
If you are a cyclist and come to Mallorca, you cannot miss the route through the meandering curves of Sa Calobra. Without a doubt, it is one of the best cycling routes in Mallorca. This route is famous for the sharp curves, its length of about 10 kilometers and of course, the incredible mountain views and over the Mediterranean sea.
Cycling routes in Mallorca for families
Palma Maritime Promenade
One of the best cycling routes to enjoy in Mallorca, especially if you travel with children, is the one that runs along the Palma Maritime Promenade to the S'Arenal area. With this route, which you can follow along the bike path enjoying views of the Mediterranean Sea, you will pass through the areas of Playa de Palma and the famous Portixol. During the journey you will also see the Cathedral of Palma, the Parc de la Mar and all the beaches in the area. If you want to enjoy this route comfortably, we recommend you to stay near the area, for example at our hotels HSM Golden Playa or HSM Venus Playa, both in Playa de Palma.
Palma bike path
Palma by bicycle is an essential plan for everyone, that is why there is a wonderful bike path that runs through the centre of the city and the Palma Bay. The entire bike lane of Palma is perfectly signposted, which makes it a clear favorite for families. In addition, the city is very comfortable to visit, and you can always deviate slightly to visit emblematic neighborhoods of the center such as Santa Catalina.
Bicycle path of Calvià
In the southwest of Mallorca, the municipality of Calviá is one of the best places to practice cycling in Mallorca. Located between the Serra de Tramuntana and Na Burguesa, it offers several routes and itineraries for cyclists of all levels, either by the bay of Palmanova, by Cala Figuera or up to the Puig de Galatzó. All of them are impressive, but if you travel with your family, it is best to rent a bicycle and go along the Calvia bike path. A splendid plan! If you want to stay near this route or the Calviá area, at HSM we have three hotels in Paguera: HSM Madrigal, HSM S'Olivera and HSM Linda Playa.
Greenway Manacor - Artà
It is one of the best cycling routes in Mallorca, especially if you travel as a family and want to discover the nature of the island. The Greenway runs through the old railway line in Mallorca, and is now a safe and easy way to cycle around the interior. The route between Manacor and Artà is full of contrasts, offering singular landscapes, from Mediterranean forest to agricultural fields, beaches and coastal views. On the tour you will see places like Son Servera or the old station of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar.
Hotels for cyclists in Mallorca
If you want to enjoy cycling on the island, it is best to choose a hotel specialized in bicycle tourism in Mallorca. At HSM we have numerous hotels all over the island, but if you want to get the most out of cycling, we offer you three specialized hotels with great facilities: HSM Lago Park, in Playa de Muro, HSM Golden Playa, in Playa de Palma, HSM President Golf & Spa, in Alcúdia.
All our hotels specialized in bicycle tourism have a maintenance, repair and storage area for bicycles. If you do not bring your own bicycle, we have the partnership of specialized brands so you can rent a bike in addition to the necessary materials. We also offer physiotherapist, masseur and doctor service, and our menus at the hotel have been created thinking of the needs of athletes in mind. We are waiting for you to enjoy Mallorca on two wheels!