Cycling for everyone in and around Pollensa, North Mallorca

Boasting 300 days of sunshine, Mallorca has fast become a popular cycling holiday destination, with Pollensa being the number one place to stay due to its accessibility to routes and its beautiful scenery. Take a look at this video to see what all the fuss is about!



Cycling Pollensa

Mallorca is the perfect place to cycle no matter your level of experience or expertise. Both novices and professionals alike can get everything they need out of a cycling holiday in Mallorca. Cycling in Pollenca is an all year round activity, however, the autumn is a perfect time to visit as temperatures are much more cyclist friendly than in the summer months. Watch the season crisp in its autumnal glory as you whizz through the Pac Natural de s’Albufera or climb the infamous Sa Calobra to catch a breath-taking sunset.


Mallorca, especially the areas of Pollensa and Alcudia have seen a boost in cycle tourism in the past few years, which means you won’t struggle to find a bike shop, bike hire or tour on the island. The locals have embraced this economic boost, understanding that cycling is a big part of their holiday season. This means they are great at dealing with large groups of cyclists and tend to be a little more patient than drivers back home.


It’s really easy to rent bikes of all kinds from local suppliers near Villa Esquina, a few of the local shops are listed below. If you’re looking to explore the island Villa Esquina offers the perfect location and plenty of space to store your own or rented bikes securely, with 5 beds and 5 bathrooms, a games room with pool table and an amazing 15 meter pool, you’ll have plenty of space to relax after an exhilarating ride, check out our availability.


Possibly the best cycling destination in the world

Don’t take our word for it, as this article in the telegraph can testify, Mallorca is so popular that many professional teams go in the early season to train. Team Sky, Astana, Canyon-SRAM and Wiggle High5 all flock to Mallorca, but the island a popular host for amateur clubs and teams as well. The key attraction of Pollensa is that it sits close to the edge of the Tramuntana Mountains – the highest point of which is the tip of Puig Major.


Not just for the professionals

The beauty of Majorca offers varied routes for riders of all levels. The roads are well maintained and smooth which makes for a comfortable day exploring. For more of a challenge and spectacular scenery, follow the Tramuntana range from Pollensa to Andratx. The eastern part of the road includes the well-known climbs of Coll de Femenia and Puig Major, however, the western side is even more spectacular. The diverse terrain of the island means there are flats, coast roads, undulating countryside routes or mountain climbs to choose from, offering accessibility for all abilities.


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Cycling Events on Mallorca

There are a number of events taking place on the island, some are professional races that will delight spectators, or you can take on the challenge yourself and enter the Mallorca 312!


The Playa de Palma Challenge

The Challenge Vuelta Ciclista a Mallorca (Tour of Majorca, Catalan: Challenge Volta Ciclista a Mallorca) is a series of four professional one day road bicycle races held on the Spanish island of Mallorca in late January or early February. The event is used as an early season preparatory event by many of the top teams in readiness for the bigger races later in the season. The five races are ranked 1.1 on the UCI Europe Tour.

2019 race is from January 31st – 3 February. Don’t miss out on this thrilling event, check availability for the Villa Esquina, Pollenca.


The Mallorca 312

Thousands of riders flock to the island each year for “the monstrous sounding – but wholly manageable for any half-decent amateur – Mallorca 312 cyclo-sportive”!


Originally conceived in 2010 when 199 intrepid riders set off for a single 312-kilometre lap of the island, the Majorca 312 has rapidly grown and now attracts over 4,500 riders each year.


Entry opens October 9th 2018, for the event in April 2019.

Check Villas Esquina availability for the April 2019 race, and perhaps squeeze in some training time this autumn too!


Toughest Climbs TOP 5 | Majorca's toughest climbs

But if you came for the view here are the top 5 toughest climbs in Majorca!


Sa Calobra

9.4 km

7% average gradient

668m elevation gain


Coll de Femenia

7.5 km

6% average gradient

419m elevation gain


Puig Major

13.7 km

6% average gradient

818m elevation gain


Coll de sa Batalla

7.8 km

6% average gradient

381m elevation gain


Coll de Soller

7.3km

6% average gradient

491m elevation gain



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