Mallorca Mountains Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
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Guided Cycling Holiday

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Mallorca: Mountains & Coast
Guided Cycling Tour
Length: 7 Days
Level: Level Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,520 EUR
This guided cycling holiday crosses the beautiful Tramuntana Mountains on the island of Mallorca. Mallorca has long been known as a paradise for cycling, thanks to its spectacular coastal and mountain scenery, charming villages and a wide variety of quiet roads.

On this guided and fully supported tour you will explore the beauty of the island. We ride the best known routes, including Cap de Formentor and Sa Calobra, and also discover some less well known, but equally stunning rides.

This holiday is not solely about the cycling though. As well as riding memorable coastal and mountain routes each day, we visit hidden coves and quiet beaches. You will stay in four different historic villages, which house Roman ruins, Medieval castles, tightly packed old towns and much more. And we sample plenty of Mallorca's excellent cuisine, replacing some of those calories burnt on the ride!

The tour is mostly in the mountains of Mallorca, but has flexible route options, making it suitable for a wide range of riders. Below you can find a detailed itinerary, and click on the tabs to see more highlights, as well as all the practical information about the holiday.

You may also be interested in our Self-Guided version of this holiday.
Mallorca Mountains & Coast Tour Map

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Tour Availability


Current Available Dates

Day 1 - Alcudia

We pick you up from Palma airport (or anywhere else you are staying in Mallorca) and transfer you to the town of Alcudia.

Alcudia is one of the oldest towns on the island having been founded by Phoenician colonists 2,500 years ago. It was then conquered by the Romans in the 2nd century BCE as part of their attempts to eradicate piracy in the Mediterranean. And the remains of the Roman town can still be visited today, on the edge of the city.

You can also explore the tightly packed old town, hemmed in by the 14th century Medieval walls and imposing city gates. Depending on your arrival time, there is also the possibility of doing a short ride along the scenic Cap d'Alcudia peninsula.

Medieval Gate - Alcudia
Medieval Gate in Alcudia

Day 2 - Cap de Formentor

The route today takes us to one of the most iconic parts of Mallorca - the Cap de Formentor.

The long and undulating road to the Cap offers incredible views to really enjoy the cycling. Depending on the time of year you go, there is a good chance of being passed by groups of professional cyclists doing training rides on this route.

We don't recommend trying to keep up with them, but rather take your time to enjoy the coastal views; the charming lighthouse on the end of the peninsula also makes for a great coffee stop.

The longer route continues along country lanes, lined with dry-stone walls, and passes through the town of Pollensa, visiting the Calvari sanctuary and Roman bridge, before returning to the hotel in Alcudia.

Cycle Routes

Shorter Route: 57km / 1,050m Elevation
(35 miles / 3400 ft)

Longer Route:
74km / 1,300m
(45 miles / 4250 ft)
Cap de Formentor
Cap de Formentor

Day 3 - Sa Calobra & Tramuntana Mountains

Your route today begins by heading inland on flat country lanes, before arriving at the edge of the Tramuntana Mountains. Here you climb the scenic Coll de Femenia taking you into the heart of the Natural Park.

On the way you will pass the 13th century sanctuary at Lluc, a stunning building which is well worth looking around. The route then continues with the optional dramatic descent to Sa Calobra - whose tight hairpin bends are probably the most photographed road in Mallorca.

Having descended down to the beautiful cove at the bottom, the only way out is to climb back up. This is one of the most challenging climbs in Mallorca with 700m of climbing, but it is well worth it, with rewarding views the entire way.

From the top, there is a short rolling section, before a long downhill to your hotel, in the pretty village of Selva.

Cycle Routes

Shorter Route: 44km / 900m
(27 miles / 3000 ft)

Medium Route 73km / 1,350m
(27 miles / 4,350 ft)

Longer Route: 86km / 1,900m
(54 miles / 6200 ft)
Sa Calobra Goat
A wild Mallorcan goat admiring the switchbacks of Sa Calobra

Day 4 - Picturesque Mountain Villages & Port de Sóller

The ride today begins with a rolling section which passes through vineyards and small villages on the southern edge of the mountains. The lively town of Alaró makes for a nice coffee stop before tackling the first climb of the day - the gentle Coll d'Orient, which takes you up into some beautiful pastoral landscapes.

The UNESCO World Heritage listed village of Orient is interesting to explore, before a fun descent takes you back down to the valley. The shorter route finishes by climbing the dizzying hairpin bends of the Coll de Sóller and heading to your hotel in Port de Sóller.

Port de Sóller is one of Mallorca's most charming coastal towns and has an historic center full of character. Here you can walk along the splendid boulevard or relax on one of the fine beaches.

The longer route climbs to Puig Major, which is the highest road climb in Mallorca, and a good challenge for riders of all levels.

Cycle Routes

Shorter Route: 54km / 950m
(33 miles / 3150 ft)

Longer Route: 86km / 1,800m
(53 miles / 5900 ft)
Port de Soller
Port de Sóller

Day 5 - Deia, Valldemossa & Banyalbufar

The ride today follows a road overlooking the coast throughout most of the route, with stunning views along the entire ride. The day begins with a modest climb up to the town of Deia - a picturesque small village that is dotted with luxury villas belonging to various rock stars.

Next up you tackle the modest climb to Can Costa, whose gentle gradients you might not even notice, given the distracting nature of the panoramic views over mountains and coast. The small town of Valldemossa makes for a nice coffee stop. It is known for its 14th century Royal Charterhouse, that was the one-time home of the composer Frederic Chopin.

After stopping for refreshments in Valldemossa, our route continues along the beautiful coastal road, heading south to your hotel in the village of Banyalbufar. Banyalbufar is a traditional Mallorcan mountain village, perched on a steep hillside overlooking the Mediterranean; it is an incredibly scenic spot for relaxing on the terrace, or taking a dip in the sea.

Cycle Routes

Shorter Route:39km / 900m
(25 miles / 3000 ft)

Longer Route: 60km / 1,500m
(38 miles / 4900 ft)
Historic Terraces of Banyalbufar
UNESCO World Heritage listed terraces of Banyalbufar

Day 6 - South Tramuntana Circle

The final day in the saddle is our favourite ride of all. This loop around the Southern Tramuntana mountains is stunningly beautiful in every sense. There are magnificent coastal views, impossibly picturesque villages, and tranquil rural scenery as you loop back inland to Banyalbufar. This is a ride not to be missed!

The climbs on the route are modest and short, including Galilea and Es Grau. While the longer route includes the climb of Sobremunt - sometimes referred to as the hardest climb in Mallorca.

Back at the hotel in Banyalbufar you can visit one of several excellent restaurants in the town, while savouring a great day on the bike.

Cycle Routes

Shorter Route: 62km / 1,250m
(39 miles / 4600 ft)

Longer Route: 75km / 1,800m
(46 miles / 6900 ft)
South Tramuntana Coastal Road
South Tramuntana Coastal Road

Day 7 - Departure

After breakfast, the cycling holiday comes to an end. We can help to arrange extra nights for you to stay in Mallorca if you wish to explore the island further.

Popular options include spending time in the island's capital - Palma, or spending time relaxing on the beaches of one of the coastal towns.

If you prefer not to extend your stay, we will transfer you to Palma airport in time for your onward journey.

To find out more information about this holiday; including practical information, prices, dates and more tour highlights; return to the top of the page and click on the various tabs.

Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca - The Castle and Marina

This cycling holiday explores the best of Mallorca's mountains and coast. You tackle the most scenic climbs and ride along beautiful coastal and rural routes. You ride through towns and villages and stay in fine boutique hotels dotted across the island.

Check out just some of the many highlights in our photo album below:

  • Six Nights Accommodation (see the Hotels section for more details)
  • Continental breakfast each day at the hotel
  • Five lunches (all with drinks inlcuded)
  • Luggage transferred between hotels
  • Vehicle Support on the routes, also providing snacks and refreshments
  • Transfers to and from the arrival / departure point (see below for details)
  • GPS tracks and mobile app, so that you can follow the routes stress free
  • Detailed information pack
Not Included:
  • Bicycle Hire (Optional extra €200 - see below for details)
  • Flights
  • Tour Extensions (optional extra)
  • Travel Insurance

Bicycle hire is an optional extra for this tour, as we know that some of you may prefer to bring your own.

We can provide road bikes, lightweight hybrids (trekking bikes) or e-bikes for this holiday. If you plan to do the longer rides then we generally recommend road bikes to cover the distance more comfortably. Our full carbon road bikes have compact chainsets and large cassettes so that you can climb easily at your own pace.

For the shorter routes, hybrid bikes and ebikes can also be a good option if you are more used to riding them.

More details about our bikes can be found on our bicycles page. The exact model depends on availability, so please get in touch if you would like more information.

All of our bikes come with helmets and handlebar bags if required, as well as a Cycle Fiesta water bottle.
Road bicycles Our lightweight carbon road bikes

Difficulty Level & Roads
The shorter routes on this holiday are rated as medium difficulty, while the longer routes are challenging.

The routes head into the mountains each day, but the climbs in Mallorca are not especially steep (average gradients are 4-7%) and so it's not too hard to settle into a comfortable rhythm and spin up at your own pace.

In order to enjoy the holiday it is necessary to have a reasonable level of fitness. However, because the minimum daily distances are quite low, you certainly don't have to be a regular club rider to have a great time on this tour.

The routes also have plenty of places to stop at cafes or restaurants and so this is a great cycling tour for riders that enjoy mountain scenery and steady climbs, without wanting to race them.

If you would like a more leisurely cycling tour to Mallorca, you may be interested in our self-guided Villages of Mallorca Cycling Holiday.

Find out more about our tour difficulty levels.

Arrival and Departure
Palma de Mallorca is the arrival and departure point for this tour. It is the capital and by far the largest city in Mallorca. It has a large international airport with flights to many destinations.

It is easy to find low cost flights to here from most European countries throughout the year.

We will pick you up from here at the start of the tour and drop you off at the end. We can also collect you and drop you off anywhere else in Mallorca - just let us know where before the holiday starts.
Mallorca Arrivals and Departure Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Please browse through some of the frequently asked questions about this cycling tour. If you have any further questions, or would like any more information, please contact us and we will answer by email.

Should I do the longer or shorter routes?

This depends entirely on you! The longer and shorter routes all start and finish at the same place, and so you can decide on any given day which you would prefer to do. There is no need to commit until the day of the ride itself.

On the longer routes you see more and are able to visit more places, while the shorter routes are more relaxing and ideal if you like to take your time and go at a slower pace.

What is the weather like?

Mallorca has a fully deserved reputation for fine weather throughout the year. Rain is uncommon and it is more likely to be sunny there than almost anywhere else in Europe.

The best temperatures for cycling are from March to June and September to November. During these months daytime temperatures tend to be between 20°C (60°F) and 25°C (77°F), which we believe is pretty much perfect cycling weather!

It is also possible to do this tour in July and August. Daytime temperatures above 30°C (85°F) are not uncommon, so make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and some electrolytes.

Winter is the most popular time for professionals to train on the island. With daytime temperatures averaging around 15°C (59°F), it's not exactly t-shirt weather, but it is still pleasant for riding.

Can I extend the tour?

Yes, we would be happy to arrange any tour extensions for you. The most popular option is to spend extra nights in Palma or one of the picturesque coastal villages of the island.

Can non-cyclists come on the trip?

Absolutely! Non-cyclists are more than welcome.

Although cycling is a big part of the holiday, we also do a lot off the bike. Usually non-cyclists ride in the support vehicle and can explore the various towns and villages along the route.

How big are the groups on your tour?

We usually limit the groups to a maximum of 10 people. We find that if there are many more than that, it can become a bit unwieldly. We think that smaller groups also provide for a more personal experience, as well as enabling to book more easily in some of our favourite restaurants.

Who is leading the tour?

All of our guided tours are led personally by the founders of Cycle Fiesta - Ian & Lucia.

See our about us page for more information.

Can I do this as a private guided tour?

Yes, we can run this as a private tour for groups of six or more people. Please get in contact with us to discuss dates and any changes you would like to make

What do the meals consist of on this tour?

Lunches are sometimes taken in local restaurants, consisting of three course menus or a selection of tapas, and sometimes taken as a picnic. The food is typical of Mallorca and the rest of Spain.

Drinks are included (water, soft drinks, beer, wine) with all meals.

Why book with us?

We are a small and independent company who are locally based, which offers several advantages:

• We have a lot personal experience of all of our tours, which have been refined over many years. We believe we are genuine experts in the regions where we run tours, and are close at hand to offer support and a personalized service.

• We have low overheads. We don't spend money on advertising and don't use third party agents.

We only sell our tours through this website. By cutting out the middle man, you can be sure that more of what you pay is being spent on the important things: like hotels, equipment and other services.

• We are flexible and can tailor our itineraries to suit your requirements.

• We are a registered and fully bonded tour operator in accordance with EU regulations.

What is your cancellation policy?

The full cancellation policy can be found in our terms and conditions.

Where can I find more information about the region?

Check out some of our more indpeth articles looking more generally at cycling in Mallorca, and also at the history and culture of the island.

  • The Best Cycling Routes in Mallorca
  • Little Known Cycling Routes in Mallorca
  • The Villages of Mallorca
  • When to Visit Mallorca for Cycling?

  • Eix Alcudia
    Hotel Eix
    A very comfortable 4-star hotel conveniently situated between the beach and the old town in Alcudia. It has a large swimming pool and good facilities for cyclists, including an excellent breakfast!
    Hotel Can Cota
    Hotel Can Cota
    A stunning 3-star boutique hotel situated in a converted mansion in the heart of Selva's old town. It is a delightful building with large, spacious rooms and excellent facilities: including a spa, swimming pool and wine cellar.
    Hotel Marina
    Hotel Marina - Port de Soller
    Situated right on the beach in Port de Sóller, this 3-star hotel has a fantastic location. It has spa facilities and superb terraces from which you can admire the beautiful harbour and promenade of the town.
    Hotel Sa Coma
    Hotel Sa Coma - Banyalbufar
    This boutique 3-star hotel in the idyllic village of Banyalbufar is in a stunning location overlooking the coast. It has comfortable rooms and a lovely atmosphere on its charming terraces. You can swim in the hotel's pool, or take the short walk down to the small cove beach.
    To find out more about how we select our hotels, please see our accommodation page.

    Date Price (per person)¹ Single Supplement Bike Hire
    Other Dates² €1,520 EUR €380 EUR €200 EUR Contact Us

    ¹Price is based on two people sharing a double or twin room. If you would prefer to stay in a single room, the single supplement is applicable.

    To reserve a place on the tour, click the button above and complete the reservation form. We will then get back to you within 24 hours to confirm the reservation, and to arrange for payment of the deposit.

    For more details on the booking process, please check out our Reservations page.

    ²Other Dates
    Groups of eight people or more contact us to arrange a private guided tour starting on any date.

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