Mallorca Mountains Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
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MALLORCA: MOUNTAINS & COAST

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday

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Mallorca: Mountains & Coast
Self-Guided Cycling Tour
Length: 7 Days
Level: Level Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,110 EUR
This self-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 tour you will explore the beauty of the island. You will 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, you will also 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 you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the fine Mallorcan cuisine, replacing some of those calories burnt on the ride!

The tour is mostly in the mountains of Mallorca, but we believe it is still accessible to a wide range of riders. We provide two route options each day, with further optional extensions available, and so you can cycle as much, or as little as you like. 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.
Mallorca Mountains & Coast Tour Map

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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 you 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, before returning to your 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 refuelling in Valldemossa, the 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:

Included
  • Six Nights Accommodation (see the Hotels section for more details)
  • Continental breakfast each day at the hotel
  • Transfers to and from the arrival / departure point (see below for details)
  • Luggage transferred between hotels
  • GPS tracks and mobile app, so that you can follow the routes stress free
  • Detailed information pack
Not Included:
  • Bicycle Hire (Optional extra €150 - see below for details)
  • Flights
  • Tour Extensions (optional extra)
  • Travel Insurance

Bicycles
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. We provide either these or similar models. 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, 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 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.


What is your policy regarding Covid travel restrictions?

*Covid Policy 2021*


In response to the Covid Pandemic we have made some temporary alterations to our standard terms and conditions.

Reservations made in 2021 (for holidays taking place in either 2021 or 2022) can be postponed for any time in the following two years, without penalty, if you are unable to travel as a result of travel restrictions or other uncertainty. Notification of the postponement must be made at least ten days before the start of the tour.

Before the balance of the invoice has been paid, the deposit of €150 is also refundable in full for reservations made in 2021, if holidays are cancelled because of Covid related travel restrictions or uncertainty.

For reservations not made in 2021, the normal terms and conditions regarding cancellation apply.

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.

If you would like to visit the extra towns and monuments on the longer routes, but are worried about the distances, then we recommend hiring an e-bike, which will give you more flexibility.

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.

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 contact us to arrange dates and disuss the itinerary.

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?


  • Hotel Ara
    Hotel Ara
    A boutique 4-star hotel in the heart of Alcudia's old town. You stay here for two nights in the beautifully decorated rooms, housed inside an old stone town-house.
    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 Mar I Vent
    Hotel Mar-I-Vent - Banyalbufar
    This boutique 3-star hotel in the idyllic village of Banyalbufar is run by a local family. It has comfortable rooms and several fantastic terraces overlooking the coast. 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.


    Starting Date Price (per person)¹ Single Supplement Bike Hire
    All Other Months €1,110 EUR €490 EUR €150 EUR
    July & August €1,350 EUR €580 EUR €150 EUR


    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.


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