If I was coming to Mallorca for a week

and staying in the North these are the routes I would do..

If I was coming to Mallorca for a week

The cycling paradise of Mallorca has an almost endless choice of attractive options for you to lose yourself in. If you are here for just a week and are fit enough, these are the routes that I as a local would recommend you do in order to make the most of your time here. If you need a guide or advice, send us a message and we will gladly try to point you in the right direction. Enjoy!

Bay Of Pollenca.

Thought you would just do Cap Formentor, then back to Port Pollenca? Add this extra section and ride right around Pollenca Bay. Stunning.

This very popular route is a must - Cap Formentor with it's new surface, adds the climb above Formentor Beach to Talaia d'Albercutx, then on the beach road all the way through Alcudia, Bonaire and up La Victoria.

Andratx to Port Pollenca

Is this the best cycle route in the world? Mallorca's Queen stage is certainly the best route on the island. If I was given only one more ride ever, this would be it. Take the bike bus to Andratx from Port Pollenca or Alcudia and ride back. Choose a return route of between 115km up to 162km. Your cycling soul will thank you forever for this.

My favourite return route? The Vanilla 115km + the extra Port Valldemossa descent and climb.

Sa Calobra via Coll de Femenia returning via Coll de Sa Batalla

There is a lot of climbing (also descending). This route is amazingly scenic and with plenty of fueling stops en route. This is an outing to remember, one used mainly by locals or those that have been coming here for years

Climb out of old town Pollenca, via Lluc to the world renowned climb up from the port of Sa Calobra. Often regarded as one of the world's best climbs which includes the famous 270 degree switchback.

Return via the Coll de Sa Batalla into Caimari where it would be rude not to stop at the only smoothie bar in the mountains, Sa Ruta Verda

Orient Valley and the Coll de Soller.

Begin with 28 hairpins up the Coll de Sóller followed by another 26 descending it, then cut through a tranquil valley and climb the Coll d'Orient, through the Orient Valley and out via the Coll d'Honor. Memory making. Back through the lanes to Port Pollenca or Alcudia.

The Alcudia Almond route

Throught the lanes and villages to Caimari, up the Coll de Sa Batalla and back towards Pollença on the new tarmac, racing those amazing corners and trying to not grin for 7km down the sweeping swooping corners of Coll de Femenia.

Climb the Puig de Randa

On a clear day (which is most of them, you can see pretty much the whole island from up here. Also called Cura de Randa after the name of the monastery at the top, is the most popular climb in Mallorca not situated in Serra de Tramuntana. Devise a route taking in small villages where you can stop and refuel on fresh almond cake made from locally grown almonds. Petra and Sineu are a must.

Often ridden as part of The Three Monasteries route from Porto Colom back to Alcudia and Port Pollenca.

Climb San Salvador

Also awesome views of most of Mallorca. Located in the eastern part of Mallorca, San Salvador is a steeper climb than normal for Mallorca, with gradients up to 15%. Starts near Felanitx, and finishes at the San Salvador monastery. Again, devise a route taking in small villages where you can stop and refuel on fresh almond cake made from locally grown almonds. Petra and Sineu are a must.

Often ridden as part of The Three Monasteries route from Porto Colom back to Alcudia and Port Pollenca.

Take out bicycle rescue and recovery cover

If you are going to be roving far and wide with limited time, we advise having a rescue and recovery policy from Mallorca Bicycle Rescue

Private Airport Transfers

To get your visit off to the best possible start and finish, Mallorca Cycle Shuttle offer a door to door service for just you or your group that has clear pricing with no surprises. They watch all flight times for delays, so that they are there when you are.