There are a lot of reasons why Mallorca attracts so many cyclists in the autumn. The pleasant temperatures on the island at this time of year together with a great choice of safe, well-signposted and well-paved routes make it a paradise for both amateur and professional cyclists.
For this post we have prepared some cycling routes in Mallorca with medium or medium-high difficulty levels to help cyclists get excited about training this autumn.
1. Medium-high difficulty cycling routes in Mallorca
2. Cycling route to Inca and Sineu
3. Cycling route to Lluc
4. Cycling route to Formentor
5. Zafiro Cycling Experience
Medium-high difficulty cycling routes in Mallorca
We would like to highlight three particular routes with medium or medium-high difficulty levels that lead to different parts of the island:
• Cycling route to Inca and Sineu (81km)
• Cycling route to Lluc (88km)
• Cycling route to Formentor (85km)
Cycling route to Inca and Sineu (medium difficulty)
The 88-kilometre route starts from Alcudia and runs over mostly flat terrain. We start off heading towards Sa Pobla and from there on to Campanet. This part of the ride allows great views of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains. We then pass through Selva and head towards Lloseta and Inca. This is the halfway point and the gateway to the Pla de Mallorca region where the scenery completely changes.
From Inca, we first visit Sencelles and then have a bit of a climb up to Sineu before finally arriving in Llubí, the last town on the route before heading back to the coast.
Cycling route to Lluc (medium difficulty)
This 85-kilometre route runs through an important part of the north of the island, not only because of its environmental value, but also its immense beauty: caves, torrents and some of the most emblematic mountains on the island, including the Puig de Massanella and Puig Tomir.
We leave from Puerto de Alcudia and head towards Pollensa. We then turn off to Campanet and then Caimari, a village at the foot of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains where we will begin our ascent.
It’s important that you save some energy for the part of the route known as the Coll de Sa Batalla, a category 2 port with a 433-metre rise in altitude along an 8-kilometre stretch.
After completing the climb, it’s just a few kilometres more to the Sanctuary of Santa María de Lluc. This is a great place to visit to learn more about the culture of Mallorca as it’s one of most important religious sites on the island and also a place of pilgrimage. After the visit to Lluc is over, we begin our descent to the port of Pollensa before returning to where we started.
Cycling route to Formentor (high difficulty)
The route to Formentor is one of the best in the world for cyclists thanks to the beautiful natural environment and is highly recommended to all keen cyclists.
This 81-kilometre route starts in Alcudia, heading towards Sa Pobla and then Pollença so you can warm up your legs before setting out for the Formentor lighthouse, the northernmost point in Mallorca.
About 5 kilometres from the beginning of the ascent is the Es Colomer viewpoint, a place where everybody has to stop to admire the view of the Mediterranean Sea in all its splendour. Both the climb and the awesome views that await us at the lighthouse make it well worth the effort.
Zafiro Cycling Experience
At Zafiro Hotels we are well aware of the needs of amateur and professional cyclists, and that’s why our Zafiro Tropic and Zafiro Palace Alcudia provide all the services they require: bike garage and workshop, wash area, bike storage area with video surveillance, bike rental, etc.
We also offer buffet meals specially designed for athletes, as well as a fitness area, gyms and heated swimming pools.
If you are looking for an active cycling holiday in a really nice climate surrounded by the most spectacular natural environment, book our fantastic Zafiro Cycling experience.
Remember that our cycling package also comes with a free Zafiro Hotels cycling jersey.
This autumn, we’d love to see you out on the road!