The wonderful landscape and an excellent network of cycle paths make Mallorca a Paradise for cyclists. There are many ways to discover the island by bike. It is not for nothing that many professional cyclists come to the island every year to train. But Mallorca also offers ideal conditions for hobby cyclists. Whether with a racing bike, mountain bike or trekking and touring bike, there are tours and routes of all levels of difficulty all over the island. In the following article, we have compiled some interesting facts about arriving by bike and the most beautiful tours on the Balearic Island.
The best time to travel for your tour
The ideal time to travel to Mallorca is between autumn and late spring. You can escape the cold, wet German weather and enjoy the wonderfully mild climate of the Mediterranean island at this time, which is perfect for cycling tours. At the time of the almond blossom from the end of January, Mallorca presents itself from its most beautiful side.
With an excellently signposted network of 1,250 kilometres of cycle paths, the island offers the best conditions for a successful stay. More than half of the routes are on secondary roads, so you can explore the island away from the traffic. If you cycle from east to west, the longest distance is 96 kilometres, and from north to south you have to pedal 76 kilometres. You want to take a break at the beach in between? No problem, because no place here is more than 40 kilometres from the sea.
What you need in your luggage (packing list)
Especially if you are going on a longer tour, a jacket and rain protection should definitely be in your luggage. Sunscreen, headgear and suitable sunglasses are also important companions. Suitable maps* are also ideal, so you can plan flexibly for longer tours.
Tips for flying with a bike
Bicycles must be registered with the airline as sports equipment or special luggage. The fees for flights within Europe are around 50 euros. The deadlines vary from airline to airline, so it is important to find out by which date your bike must be declared as sports or special luggage when you book your flight. Of course, the easiest way is to register your bike directly when booking.
Often there are certain weight or size requirements that must be observed. The steering wheel must be parallel to the tyre and the pedals turned inwards for transport. Now let the air out of the tyres and pack the bike in a bike bag or an appropriate box and off you go! Bear in mind that the bike will have to be transported to your accommodation once you arrive in Mallorca. Register the bike if you have booked a transfer to the hotel or holiday home.
If you don’t want to travel to the island with your own bike, you can easily rent one locally. There is a wide range of providers where occasional cyclists as well as mountain bikers will find a suitable model. If you prefer a special brand or a special bike, you should ideally make a reservation before you start your trip. If you have any problems, contact the rental company; in case of a breakdown on the road, car or bicycle repair shops can be found all over the island.
We would be more than happy to help you in any way we can
If you are on vacation in Mallorca and you get the desire to put some pedal to the metal but you don’t have a bike with you, you will be happy to know that you have the option to rent one of our road bikes for a price that is extremely affordable.
You can count on the helpful staff at Emilios Cycling Mallorca to help you get the most out of your time. Whether you’re traveling alone, with a partner, or with your family, you can get customized services and solutions to help you get the most out of your time at Europe’s best place for cycling.
There are over 100 carbon road bikes, trekking bikes, mountain bikes (including e-bikes), and sporty tandems to choose from. We always make time for our customers because they come first! We collaborate to ensure that you have the proper bike for your requirements, and we’ll gladly recommend some of the most popular routes in the area to get you started. Radvermietung-Mallorca.com gives you access to a well-equipped professional workshop as well as the top employees in the industry that really care about their work.
A whole new world of adventure and enjoyment has been opened up by Mallorca’s cycling community and the island itself! In which case, what are you waffling on about? You’ll have such wonderful time if you visit Mallorca. Cycling through the picturesque towns and villages teeming with old olive and pine trees is a genuine treat. Our goal at Emilios Cycling Mallorca is to help you get away from the everyday grind and enjoy life to the fullest.