About the Serra de Tramuntana.
The UNESCO World Heritage site, the Serra de Tramuntana in Mallorca offers a range of beautiful cycling routes with smooth surfaces, swooping descents and demanding climbs. Mild winters, extraordinary springs and autumns plus hot summers with cooler mornings, excellent road surfaces and sparse traffic make it an ideal destination for cyclists.
The range of routes as well as being simple to reach from most countries in Europe makes it a popular destination for amateur as well as the professional cyclists who make it their home. The SKY team for example are based here for their winter training from November to February.
The main cycling season begins in late January and is at its busiest until late May. July and August are the hottest months, but early mornings and long evenings are generally utilised by cyclists who have come for a beach holiday and need to, just need to get a few rides in. Triathlon camps start from January to add to the number of cyclists keeping the locals company.
Where you base yourself depends on what you want out of your time here. The quieter villages in the mountains allow for a complete get away from it all where one can be immersed in the natural beauty whereas the 'brighter lights' of Alcudia and Port Pollenca can offer that little more with their more bustling atmospheres and greater choice.
The quality of bike hire has improved markedly in the past year, with improved quality at reasonable prices. Brand carbon frames and quality groupsets are now the norm. If you are going to be riding a lot, we still recommend you bring your own (recently serviced!) bike as this is the machine you are used to. The road surfaces are generally excellent, so your best wheels will love it here.