The Spanish Island of Mallorca offers the most beautiful and varied sights. Known for its dreamy beaches and incredible scenic mountain passes and charming villages. Stay at one of the nicest beach towns and you will have a good time. Add in the lesser known routes and visit the incredible mountain passes and winding roads and little known towns which are best done on a bike and now you have set yourself up for the trip of a lifetime. Sprinkle on the best restaurants and charming villages and you have now set yourself up for the trip of a lifetime.
Professional cyclists have secretly trained on the island for years for all these reasons. You don’t need to be a professional cyclist to know where to find the best rides. Here is our perfect trip for the best Mallorca has to offer. First off, some riding experience is necessary. You don’t need to be a pro rider but having the basic safety and understanding of biking on roads is a must. Better yet hiring a professional guide and a support vehicle is best. Second, you will need to rent a serious road bike or ebike.
Day 1: Cap De Formentor/Port De Pollensa
Set your sights on the jaw dropping Cap De Formentor, it is here along its winding climbing roads that you will begin to form a picture of the experiences that lay ahead of you. But there will be little time for such contemplation as up, up, up, you’ll go to its peak before that sweet decent under Spanish clear as crystal skies and a sea of a thousand blues. Down through the rolling decent in between your two full service support vans the road will bring you into the Port De Pollensa where a stop at a seaside restaurant will cap of a great day.A sight to be seen. Next its back on the bike for some climbing to work up an appetite. Ride up Sa Callobra and make the turn to Es Vergeret where you will have lunch at a magical cliffside restaurant with views of the the mountains and the sea side below. Back into the car or for the reallhy strong climb all the way back up to the top if your wine and mariscada permits. We recommend driving back and having a well earned massage.
Day 2: Sa Callobra/Cala Tuent
Our start point for today is the Sanctuary de Lluc a pillar of Mallorquin heritage, stunning 13th century stone work and dazzling mosaics set the stage for the first stop on the ride. Pedaling off from Santuari de Lluc we will lean back in the saddle down the breezy blue sky decent of Sa Calobra, taking it nice an easy through the hairpins following Joel all the way to the monumental sea side chasm that enclaves the Torrent de Pareis beach. After a moment to take it all in at the beach its back in the saddle with your handle bars framing the sight of the Cala Tuent climb overlooking the meeting point of the wild and willful sea and the unrelenting Mallorca stone cliffsides, the final stretch, before taking our lunch break at a Mallorca sea cliff restaurant in the town of Cala Tuent.
Day 3: Coll de Soller/Port De Soller/Valledemossa
Today is a climb day. Up the switch back roads of Coll de Soller until the peak. Stay focused and stay on the climb for the prize is at the top and on the other side, the Port de Soller will be your point of refuge for the morning. After a short break its back on the bike and through Spanish mountain villages gliding down hill all the way to Valldemossa following the scenic roads of the Serra Trumantana and then its time for another great meal at an acclaimed restaurant.
Day 4: Banyalbufar/Puigpunyent/Galilea
Today its charming village as you go through the villages of Bunyalbufar to Puigpunyent and onward towards Galilea. The striking scenery of private wineries and tight snaking switch backs will take you through some charming towns and hidden historic churches as you take the time to stop and try local food markets and discover the more hidden parts of the island.
Day 5: Banyalbufar/Port d’Andratx
Start at Banyalbufar where you will ride along the roads of Serra de Tramuntana in a day full of sea breeze and wind in your face taking you down to Port d’Andratx. Along the route you will make some stops to take in the cliffside views that were given status as a World Heritage UNESCO sight. Lunch in Port D’Andratx at a carefully selected port side seafood restaurant. The most luxurious and exciting itinerary is one that combines the best ride routes with the best restaurants to fuel the body and soul. The best time to go April, May and early June and Late September and October.
Joel Bertet is Co-Founder of Mallorca Luxury Cycling. Mallorca Luxury Cycling hosts luxury cycling travel exclusively in Mallorca, Spain, that is heavy on the luxury and gastronomy and light on the bike.