In recent years, more and more cyclists have been heading to Majorca to enjoy the varied terrains, sunny skies and stunning views. From impressive and demanding climbs to flatter, leisurely rides, Majorca has something for cyclists of all capabilities, whether you’re a beginner, an enthusiast or a seasoned pro.

Dubbed ‘Cyclist’s Paradise’, Majorca boasts 300 sunny days a year and a Mediterranean climate, meaning even its winters are mild and cyclists can visit all year round. Cycling has become such a big industry for the island that a huge number of hotels are now aimed at the 150,000 cycling tourists that head there each year. Many offer visitors secure bike storage facilities, on-site mechanics, bike washing facilities, onsite shops stocking everything a cyclist may need, and some will even provide packed lunches to keep you fuelled up on your journey.

Here’s our rundown of the top places for cycling on the island:

North Majorca

The north of the island is a popular location for cyclists to base themselves, giving them easy access to the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range.

The northern resort of Port d’Alcúdia is a favourite of Team Sky who have been known to frequent the area in the winter. For accommodation in North Majorca, many cyclists tend to head to the Playa de Muro beach area where there are plenty of cycle-friendly hotels that offer bike maintenance, organised rides and secure storage.

One of the most popular routes on the island is from Port de Pollença to Cap de Formentor. This gruelling ride sees cyclists descend towards the small fishing town of Sa Calobra before turning around and tackling the 9.9km climb. The site has increased in popularity among cyclists since Sir Bradley Wiggins trained on the climb for his 2012 Tour de France victory, however, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and can be a struggle to complete.

East Majorca

The Cala Millor is home to stunning coastal routes and also offers good access to the Llevant Natural Park. The park itself is best suited to those with previous biking experience as the ride is of medium difficulty and requires a decent level of fitness and a good quality bike with suspension.

South Majorca

The terrain in this part of the island is mainly flat with some hilly areas, particularly around the Puig de Rand, which is the island’s second most famous climb. Close to the airport, the beach resort of Playa de Palma is home to a number of bike shops and cycle-friendly hotels so is a popular place to be based.

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