Santa Ponsa: one of the best places in Mallorca to enjoy cycling
There are numerous cycling routes which vary in difficulty and terrain in Mallorca in the Balearic Islands to do and enjoy, although sometimes it is a good idea to make note of the routes from your hotel so that when you leave in the morning you can find your way back to the hotel at the end of the day. You can cycle from any part of Mallorca, but one of the best areas to base yourself is Santa Ponsa in Calvia, not only for its location and great hotels like the Zafiro Rey don Jaime, but for its restaurants and other services which are amongst some of the best to be found on the Balearic Islands.
From Santa Ponsa, you can take a route to visit Palma, the capital of the Balearic Islands, as well as to the Sierra de Tramuntana, to the north of Mallorca or the Centre. In general, you can cycle to any corner of the island if you have the time to do it, there is a lot of information on cycling in this area of Calvia and you can easily find the routes on a map of the Balearic Islands. There are routes that pass through emblematic places, such as the Port d'Andratx, the island of Dragonera, Sóller, Port de Sóller, Deia... all this without leaving the area of Mallorca nearest to Santa Ponsa. Let’s do a breakdown of the routes, leave first thing in the morning from Santa Ponsa, with all the equipment needed for the trip, then pedal to the coast to the South, then East and then North, passing the urbanization of El Toro, then passing through Magaluf-Palmanova and Illetes-Cas Català, leaving the municipality of Calvià and all its hotels behind to arrive in Palma.
Once in the capital of the Balearic Islands, it is best to be well informed beforehand as there are a lot of routes to choose from; routes through the Centre of the island, a route through the Levante, or you can go north through the central plain of Mallorca. Another possibility is to go to Valldemossa and explore parts of the Sierra de Tramuntana and then return to Santa Ponsa via the route that takes you through Puigpunyent, Esporles and other villages, or even go via the coast, through Estellencs, Banyalbufar, Andratx and finally through Peguera, which is very close to Santa Ponsa. If you are staying in the Balearic Island for a little longer you could do these routes on different days making the most of your time on the island. Santa Ponsa is one of the best places of the Balearic Islands and Spain in general, for cycling during the winter months, although it has to be said you can enjoy this sport all year round.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from offering all the services needed to keep you pedalling, the routes are full of bars and restaurants where you stop to rest, recover, consult the map and then get back to pedalling. All routes departing from Santa Ponsa add to the enjoyment of the tourists who visit Calvia making it one of the best destinations in Spain and Balearic Islands.