The event of the year for cycling fans is fast approaching. The successful Mallorca 312 event will be held on April 27 on the island and this year is expected to attract around 8,000 participants. Expectations are high for the tenth anniversary of the race and this year will also be full of surprises. The excellent organisation, first-class cycling routes and warm climate in Mallorca make it particularly suitable for this type of race and have made it one of the most highly rated events in Europe.
The route begins and ends in the Playa de Muro area, one of the top destinations for cyclists visiting Mallorca. Zafiro Hotels offers a choice of different hotel options during the event near Muro or on the beach itself, on one of the most attractive and quiet stretches of coast and also with perfect access to the best cycling routes on the island. This post tells you more about a long-distance race that this year will be full of surprises.
A tour of the entire island
312 km, 225 km or 152 km are the 3 distances available for this friendly long-distance race. All of them start with a ride into the formidable Serra de Tramuntana mountains, home to some of the most spectacular stages of the race, including the climb up to Puig Mayor along a 14 km stretch with a 6% gradient, one of the hardest parts of the entire route.
After the mountain tour, the race continues with a route around the island interior taking participants through a large number of towns and villages and some of the most beautiful corners of the island before arriving back at the starting point.
"The event is relaxed, not very competitive and very friendly... It’s a professional event, but it’s also a bit Mediterranean" - this is how some of last year’s participants described it. The friendly atmosphere among contestants who all share the same passion, the excellent organisation and the roads closed to traffic especially for the race make Mallorca 312 a unique and unbeatable opportunity to discover and enjoy an authentic paradise on two wheels.
Alberto Contador, special guest
One of the big surprises this year came with the announcement of the racer who will wear number 312, which is none other than the two-time Tour de France champion, Alberto Contador. Contador has already gone down in history as one of the most successful and beloved cyclists of modern times.
Contador will take on the 312 kilometre distance along with the rest of the participants, adding another attraction to an event which will be the centre of attention on the island on April 27.
Enjoy the tenth edition of Mallorca 312 with Zafiro Hotels
Although places for the race were sold out within a week of going on sale, whether you are travelling as a family or with friends or your partner, at Zafiro Hotels we have a great choice of options to ensure you get the best accommodation near Playa de Muro or on the beach itself.
· Zafiro Mallorca: located in Can Picafort, just a few kilometres from the event area. From €65.20 per room per night.
· Zafiro Bahía: the best place if you want to stay in Playa de Muro itself. From €88.75 per room per night.
· Zafiro Can Picafort: also in Can Picafort and ideal accommodation for families. From €88.40 per room per night.
All our hotels have a heated pool and spa or gym for training sessions or muscle rest and recovery. The restaurants serve a great choice of meals to help build up your strength and generate all the energy needed to compensate all the physical effort. All of them make an excellent choice for relaxing and making the most of your visit to the island.
Don’t miss out on the best rooms and start preparing your adventure with us during the tenth edition of Mallorca 312!