In recent years Alcudia has become one of the most preferred destinations for cyclists throughout the year, it receives hundreds of cyclists both amateurs and professionals alike, the reason for this small-scale invasion is that the cycling routes in and around Alcudia are unbeatable. The cycle routes around in Alcudia are very varied; you can ride through mountains or the coast, or a combination of sceneries if you ride on road, and what´s more the all year-round mild climate means you can cycling 365 days a year!
In Mallorca, you will find stretches of mountains where the air is fresh with views looking over the open sea, routes through mountain ports and through some very pretty inland villages where you can stop off for a rest and a bite to eat.
Mallorca has an ideal climate for cycling as well as over 1.200 kilometres of cycling routes, of which more than half are local roads and secondary roads with an average width of approx. 6.5 meters, that take visitors to the small inland towns filled character and are worth stopping in to have a look around. For those who look want mountains, there are more than 150 kilometres of mountain roads of great beauty.
Alcudia is one of the important points on the routes for the many of the internationally renowned competitions that are held in Mallorca such as Mallorca Triathlon Highlight, Ironman or Sa Trencagarrons, the cycle race to the highest point on the island.
Cyclist hotels in Alcudia
At Zafiro Hotels we have everything cycling lovers need to enjoy their stay in Alcudia, starting from one of our hotels in Alcudia cyclists can do the best routes in the area such as the route from Port d’ Alcudia to Formentor or the route from Alcúdia to the coves of the northeast of Mallorca, passing through Cala Mesquida.
Our hotels which are located in areas ideal for any cyclist to enjoy their sport whilst still enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of Alcudia, we understand how hard this sport is and how much one has to push themselves to complete the day´s itinerary, so all cyclist are offered the opportunity to enjoy all the services of our spa centres “Zen Spa & Wellness”, where they can relax and enjoy one of treatments on offer, you also relax and chillout in our adults only pools which are ideal for recharging the batteries after a hard day in the saddle.
Charging the batteries before you ride out
In cycling the most important thing you need to do before leaving the hotel, in this case leaving from Alcudia, to start the day`s itinerary is to have a good healthy breakfast designed to give your energy a boost and keep you going until your first stop of the day. In our hotels in Alcudia like the Zafiro Palace Alcudia. You will find there is a huge selection of gastronomic delights to choose from in our themed restaurants and buffets.
Cycling routes from Alcudia
Cyclists who come to Alcudia to cycle will find all kinds of routes from the highest to the lowest level of difficulty, routes on the road, inland or mountain roads, with steep climbs and fast descents. The choice of route is up the cyclists there are no limitations, the rides can be as long or as short as they wish.
Zafiro Hotels we would like to recommend two routes that we think that cycling fans shouldn’t miss:
- The Cycling route to Formertor
This route, with level an intermediate level of difficulty, with a total distance of 79.90 kilometres and with an elevation gain of 1489 km.
This route is renowned one of the best routes of Spain as well as being ranked as one of the best cycling routes in the world.
The route reaches the Formentor viewpoint, passing through Coll sa Creueta, Sa Talaia d’Albercutx. The Formentor viewpoint is a must-see view for any cyclist that visits the island.
Its most difficult part is the climb up la Talaia d’Albercutx, but rest assured once up there you will find the breath-taking views from the top are reward enough for the hard work it took to make the climb up there.
- The route from Playa de Muro passing through Coll de Femenia
This route with an intermediate level of difficulty is 78.00 kilometres with an elevation gain of 983 km.
This route is divided into two sections with separate levels of difficulty. The route starts in Playa de Muro, passing through Alcudia and then on to Port d` Pollensa and Pollença. This first section has the greater degree of difficulty in as it becomes harder as you climb Coll de femenia which is one of the most well-known colossus in the north of the island but once the climb is over the rest of the road route is a lot more comfortable and flatter as it goes inland through the quaint villages until finally returning to Playa de Muro.
Hotel recommended for this route: Zafiro Bahía, situated on the beachfront at Playa de Muro.