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The Balearic Islands are a year-round tourism hotspot

With an annual average temperature of 18°C and 300 days of sunlight, the Balearic Islands are an ideal location for outdoor activities. In addition to the pleasant weather, the surrounding landscape is perfect for outdoor sports. The fusion of tourism and sport offers one-of-a-kind experiences in this privileged region of the Mediterranean: you can trek, climb, or even engage in psicobloc, a form of climbing invented in Mallorca that is performed in caves or sea caverns without the use of ropes. You can also explore stunning landscapes on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback, learn about the fascinating underwater world, sail through clear waters, fly on a paramotor, and more.

The archipelago features a jam-packed calendar of sporting events all year long for well-liked sports like jogging, mountain biking, triathlon, and marathon racing. Yet it’s also the nautical hotspot with the highest level of competition on the continent. The Balearic Islands’ tourism industry is committed to quality and sustainability, and the government of Francina Armengol has always sought to strike a balance between the requirements of tourists and locals. How is this accomplished? By, among other things, prolonging the season and promoting active travel as a sustainable criterion for the attractiveness of the cultural, natural, and sporting offerings. The options for active tourism in the Balearic Islands are unlimited, whether by land, sea, or air.

 

Hiking

The archipelago’s immense wealth of sceneries and fauna can be explored by hiking along any number of paths. Five natural parks are located in the Spanish Mediterranean: Albufera des Grau (Menorca), which stands out for its wetlands, large forests, and cliffs; Ses Salines (from the south of Ibiza to the north of Formentera); Sa Dragonera (off the southwest coast of Mallorca); Mondragó (in Mallorca); and the Cabrera National Park, one of the best unspoiled island ecosystems.

A unique approach to take in the scenery and the sounds of nature is by strolling any of the trails or itineraries the archipelago offers. There is a sizable network of clearly indicated routes, such as the Ruta de Artà a Lluc in Mallorca, the Cam de Cavalls in Menorca, the Ruta de la Pedra en Sec, the lesser-known route of Ses Torres den Lluc in Ibiza, or the Pla de la Mola in Formentera.

 

Cycling

Cycling is yet another excellent method for exploring the islands. Whether you’re traveling with your family or with a group of seasoned sportspeople looking for adventure, there are a ton of options. You may visit the majestic Tramuntana mountain range or cycle around the circumference of the islands, among other things. There are routes with varying degrees of difficulty and hundreds of kilometers of side roads that wind through the most diverse scenery, and the weather is good all year long.

The islands provide a full infrastructure for cycling tours. Over 200 hotels offer amenities including bike parking, washing stations, rental options, special diets, and picnic places for outings in addition to specialized eateries. Mallorca has 468 km of marked roads, 10 distinct routes, and other circular routes with average lengths of between 70 and 120 km.

The Cam de Cavalls, a trail that circles the island along the coast for about 200 km and is appropriate for mountain biking, must be added to Menorca’s six routes and 68 km of marked routes. Strangely, despite its tiny size, Ibiza has the most routes (21) and marked kilometers (790). With 12 routes and 36 kilometers of signs, even the tiny island of Formentera has a good network. Biking is arguably the finest way to see all that Formentera has to offer. You can ride a boat around the saltwater lagoon of Estany Pudent, among other things, or see the lighthouses of La Mola and Cap Barbaria.

 

The Balearic Islands’ most combative side

If you are an experienced cyclist who enjoys competition, the Balearic Islands regularly host cycling tourism competitions throughout the year. Examples include the Epic Cam de Cavalls, the Ibiza BTT, the Volta Menorca BTT, the BBT Volta Cicloturista Formentera, which circles the island’s perimeter along the former Minorcan communications route, and the International Masters Cycling Week, which is held in Mallorca.

The Balearic Islands, which are home to several of the country’s most accomplished athletes, including Rafa Nadal, Mario Mola, Jorge Lorenzo, Marco Asensio, Alba Torrens, and Rudy Fernández, are also a crucial location for competition. Every year, athletes from all over the world gather to compete in various races that have the added benefit of taking place in unique environments. The Santa Eulària des Riu Ibiza Marathon and the three-day Trail Ibiza are held in Ibiza. The All-Round Trail is notable in Formentera, and the OTSO Trail Menorca, which can be completed at various levels, is held there annually. The Ciutat de Palma Half Marathonand the Zafiro Palma Marathon are held in Mallorca.

Aside from all of this, there are water sports. A sailor’s heaven, the Balearic Islands. The Copa del Rey Mapfre, the most significant sailing competition in the Mediterranean, is held annually on the island of Ibiza. The well-known Salt Route is held in Ibiza and draws more than 2,000 participants each year. The Copa del Rey de Vela Clásica, one of the most important competitions in its class, is organized by the Club Martimo de Mahón in Menorca.

There are options to suit all preferences and potentials. You can fly in a hot air balloon over Mallorca or Ibiza if you want an action-packed trip. In order to experience one of nature’s most breathtaking displays, the sunset, the flights take place either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Again, the dependable weather on the islands is important since the experience can be had all year long.

Finding the Menorcan coast’s many caves by kayak is another unforgettable experience. The island of Menorca offers a wide variety of water activities. Apart from kayaking, the most popular sports include scuba diving, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking. Visitors who want to have an extraordinary journey and re-connect with nature have a number of possibilities at their disposal.

 

We would be more than happy to help you in any way we can

You can count on the helpful staff at Emilios Cycling Mallorca to help you get the most out of your time If you’re planning to visit Mallorca. 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.

Mallorca welcomes the unique cycling tour Kill the Hill

On the 6th of May the island of Mallorca is set to host the first edition of Kill the Hill, a 110 km cycling tour in which participants will have to face 2,000 metres of elevation gain. The ascent of Puig Major, the highest peak in the Balearic Islands at 1,436 meters above sea level and a part of the Serra de Tramuntana, a region recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, will undoubtedly present the greatest challenge of this exceptional cycling experience. 

There will be a timed ascent of 7 kilometers between craggy rocks with a 9% average gradient and 16% ramps, as well as breathtaking landscapes of Mallorca. Cycling enthusiasts have a misconception that there is no way to reach Puig Major’s summit because it is a military base, but the Kill the Hill ride has dispelled that notion. The route was made exclusively available to participants by the event organizers. 

The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6th, from the Puerto Pollença Aerodrome. To ensure optimum safety and exclusivity in the services for everyone who faces this unique experience, Kill the Hill has limited spots to 300 individuals and gives exclusive presents in the registration for all participants. A former professional cyclist named Jan Eric Schwarzer and the organization Kumulus are the organizers of Kill the Hill. 

We would be more than happy to help you in any way we can

Come and cycle further and faster and become a better cyclist in Mallorca. You can count on the helpful staff at Emilios Cycling Mallorca to help you get the most out of your time If you’re planning to visit Mallorca in September. 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.

Mallorca’s Triathlon de Portocolom celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2023

On April 2, 2023, the International Triathlon de Portocolom will mark its 25th anniversary. The early season competition, which takes place in the town of Felanitx on the Spanish island of Mallorca, offers two alternative distances: the 55.5 (50km bike, 5km run, and 500m swim) and the 111. (100km bike, 10km run and 1,000m swim).

According to the organizing committee for the event, there will be 25 different nationalities represented among the registered participants in 2023, along with 40% foreign triathletes overall and 20% female competitors. The swimming will take place in Portocolom Bay. The cycling portion will include a 50 km loop that includes Puig de Sant Salvador. Triathletes will race to the town’s lighthouse, which is only accessible on the day of the competition for their delight.

The Club Náutic de Portocolom, which is located in the center of the characteristically Mediterranean village, is where the race’s finish line is located. Jaume Vicens, the event’s alma mater and a forerunner of triathlon in the Balearic Islands, has been tournament director since 1998, when just 30 athletes competed in the first edition.

Mario Mola, a triathlete from Mallorca who also successfully won the 55.5-mile race in 2022, will serve as the event ambassador once more to commemorate the 25th anniversary. The Triathlon de Portocolom is among the fabled tournaments of this sport at a European level, according to the three-time world triathlon champion.

“It is extremely unique, with a top-notch organization, top services, and top-notch circumstances for triathletes of all types. It features a particularly entertaining layout, allowing participants to take advantage of the bay’s distinctive surroundings, the roads surrounding Felanitx, and the rise to Sant Salvador before finishing their race through the old town and toward the Portocolom lighthouse. I will re-join the Balearic triathlon community in 2023 with great pride as a local athlete” says Mario Mola.

The Triathlon of Portocolom is put on by the event management company Kumulus and the Club Triatló Portocolom, with the help of the Felanitx Town Council, and is sponsored by the European Union Next Generation EU, the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism, the Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan, the Tourism Strategy Agency of the Government of the Balearic Islands (AETIB), and the Fundació Mallorca Turisme.

We would be more than happy to help you in any way we can

Come and cycle further and faster and become a better cyclist in Mallorca. You can count on the helpful staff at Emilios Cycling Mallorca to help you get the most out of your time If you’re planning to visit Mallorca in September. 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.

How Spanish islands like Mallorca want to serve as a role model for sustainable tourism

The four breathtakingly gorgeous Balearic Islands, located just off the east coast of Spain, are among the most sought-after vacation spots in Europe thanks to their sparkling beaches, sunny weather throughout the year, and enticing hotels. Yet, overtourism on these idyllic Spanish islands has become a significant problem in recent years, whether it is due to the party culture migrating to Ibiza and Mallorca or summer sun-seekers pouring on Formentera and Menorca. In order to become “the world’s first circular destination,” the Balearic authorities have assumed a leading position in Spain by implementing a number of new responsible tourism measures. The objective is to develop a more sustainable and balanced tourism industry that also meets the requirements of the local populace and the environment on the islands.

The Balearics saw roughly 16.5 million visitors in 2022, which is comparable to pre-pandemic 2019 numbers. For comparison, the entire region of Andaluca received roughly 30.7 million visitors in 2022, compared to 14.5 million for the eight Canary Islands in Spain. The Balearic Islands’ long-term goals now include lowering summer visitor numbers, promoting off-season travel, and increasing in-depth cultural trips that benefit the local populations. “The Balearic Islands’ tourism strategy is fundamentally based on sustainability and the circular economy. It is essential that we preserve the natural environment and cultural history of our islands so that present and future residents can enjoy them “Lonely Planet is informed by Iago Negueruela, the Balearic Islands’ tourism minister. “Our islands have so much more to offer than just sun and sand, and we urge travellers to travel outside of high season to appreciate our cultural, gastronomic, and active offers, thus distributing the flow of tourism throughout the year.”

 

Overnight stay? A tourism tax must be paid

The Balearic Islands became Spain’s second area to enact a tourism tax in 2016, following in the heels of its neighbor on the mainland, Catalonia. The Impuesto del Tourism Sostenible, sometimes known as ecotasa, is a charge that can be between €1 and €4 per person per night for accommodations for travelers. The money is used to help local conservation initiatives, such as the preservation of the posidonia seagrass, which produces the oxygen that lends the Balearic Sea its well-known blue hue, and the restoration of several mountain huts in Mallorca’s undeveloped Serra de Tramuntana. The Valencia area recently adopted a tourist tax that will go into effect in 2024, and it’s rumored that numerous other well-known Spanish tourist sites, including San Sebastián, Granada, Málaga, Seville, and Santiago de Compostela, are also contemplating it.

 

Ban on new hotels and other tourist lodgings

The islands therefore implemented a restriction on building new hotels and other tourist lodgings (including apartment rentals) until at least 2026 in 2022. Existing housing can only add on to or renovate its existing structures by 15%, and only under the condition that the number of beds is decreased by 5%. Due to growing worries that soaring rents are driving out local inhabitants, Airbnb-style tourist homes have been prohibited in Palma, the capital of Mallorca, since 2018. The protection of local people employed in the tourism industry is another important factor. Recent measures include the requirement that all four- and five-star hotels feature lift-up beds in order to assist prevent injuries and forceful exertions among housekeeping personnel.

 

less noise, less pollution, and alcohol restrictions

Formentera, the slower-paced Balearic sister still only reachable by ferry, off the southeast coast of Ibiza, has restricted car access during peak season since 2019 in an effort to conserve its natural spaces. Non-Balearic visitors who wish to drive a car or motorcycle here from mid-June to mid-September must apply in advance for a permit and, if accepted, pay a daily fee of €3 (minimum €15 total) or €1.50 (minimum €7.50 total); hybrids receive a 50% discount. Electric vehicles are excluded from the cost. As a result of the new Menorca Reserva de la Biosfera statute passed in January 2023, Menorca is currently also planning a similar program that might start as early as this summer.

Visitors must also make advance reservations to enter the Parc Nacional Martim-Terrestre de l’Arxipèlag de Cabrera in Mallorca, the only national park in the Balearics with a high concentration of birdlife. Only 200 to 300 people per day are permitted entry, and only to the main Illa de Cabrera, from Easter to October. Since 2020, there have been restrictions on the quantity of alcoholic beverages that all-inclusive resorts can serve in the hedonistic hotspots of Ibiza and Mallorca. The islands are continuously enhancing their transportation connections throughout the year, such as the recently inaugurated year-round Vueling service between London and Menorca. While this is going on, a few local hotels are already taking the risk and remaining open all year round.

 

How you may make a responsible contribution

There are numerous opportunities for responsible participation for visitors to the Balearic Islands. Why not avoid the airfare and utilize the islands’ dependable boat connections to Spain’s mainland? Perhaps eating at independent eateries that feature Balearic cuisine and seasonal ingredients just outside your door? Additionally, you can go shopping at neighborhood farmers’ markets and art galleries, choose low-impact activities like horseback riding or cycling, ideally with a knowledgeable local guide, and discover the many distinctive traditions of the islands, such as making cheese and gathering plants for Ibiza’s well-known hierbas liqueur. Look for a reputable base that is truly dedicated to more sustainable tourism. This could include magnificent rural agroturismos that preserve regional traditions or chic boutique hotels that revitalize old structures while emphasizing eco-friendly efforts.

 

We would be more than happy to help you in any way we can

Come and cycle further and faster and become a better cyclist in Mallorca. You can count on the helpful staff at Emilios Cycling Mallorca to help you get the most out of your time If you’re planning to visit Mallorca in September. 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.

These are the greatest cycling routes in Mallorca that you should not miss

You must experience these breathtaking cycling routes on Mallorca, whether you are a novice or a seasoned cyclist. There is strong evidence to back the notion that the island is the center of European cycling, with the number of visitors now topping 150,000 annually as well as some professional teams establishing training centers here during the winter.

The island has rightfully acquired its reputation thanks to its warm and sunny autumn, winter, and spring weather as well as its challenging terrain, well-maintained roads, and sophisticated infrastructure. Cycling enthusiasts can find picturesque, calm country roads all around the island, some of which lead to old castles, monasteries perched on mountaintops, and lighthouses. If you’re on the island for a cycling vacation, these are the routes you shouldn’t miss.

 

Tramuntana Costal Road

Undoubtedly Mallorca’s most beautiful road is the 110 km west coast road that stretches from Pollensa in the north to Andratx in the south. The 2,520-meter ascent takes you over the Coll de Femenia, Puig Major (the highest peak on Mallorca), Can Costa, Cap des Bosquet, Coll de sa Gramola, es Grau, and ends at Andratx. The Puig Major road is 13.7 kilometers long with a height of 818 meters and an average gradient of 6%. You’ll pass through some of the most picturesque mountain villages along the way, such as the orange-hued Sóller valley, the renownedly picturesque village of Deià, the monastery town of Valldemossa, the coastal villages of Estellences and Banyalbufar (Both are strongly recommended for a tea break with classic almond cake.), and then it’s all downhill to the town of Andratx.

 

Cap de Formentor

One of the most well-known cycling routes on Mallorca is the Cap of Formentor. At the bottom of the 20 km winding road, which ends at the lighthouse atop Cap de Formentor and gives some of the most breathtaking views on the island, is the charming northern town of Port de Pollensa. The road used to be highly crowded in the summer with rental cars and tourist buses, but it is now much more bicycle-friendly thanks to a prohibition on most motor vehicles in July and August (between 10:00 and 19:00).

 

Coll de Soller

The Sóller Tunnel opened in 1997, and practically all motorized traffic now uses it to bypass the mountain’s twisting roadways. As a result, the former road is now a cyclist’s paradise. Coll de Soller is a good climb from either side, but it is more difficult going south.

 

Sa Calobra

The small fishing community of Sa Calobra is noted for its breathtaking views, hairpin curves, and difficult ascent – 10 kilometers with an approximate gradient of 7% and a few 12% kicks near the end.

 

Palma

The most popular cycling trail in Palma spans along the seafront from Porto Pi to El Arenal, going through the chic neighborhoods of El Molinar, Portixol, Ciudad de Jardn, and the vacation destinations of Playa de Palma and Arenal. The path is mostly level, but keep an eye out for other cyclists, rollerbladers, walkers, dogs, children, and a variety of other potential hazards along the way. Putting that aside, cycling is a fantastic way to explore the city promenade, beaches, and nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and hotels in the vicinity of the capital. Along the way, there are beautiful views, and there are plenty of beach cafes and restaurants by the water where you can pause and take it all in.

 

Orient and the central region

The center section of Mallorca has mostly flat terrain and passes through stunning attractive villages such as Santa Maria and Bunyola. You can alternatively ascent Coll d’Honor to Orient, descend into Alaró, and return to your starting point, or continue on to Selva, Lloseta, and Caimari. There are numerous ways to travel back and forth so you may discover more of the island. Coll d’Orient, a gradual ascent with excellent road surfacing that makes for a nice descent, presents the largest obstacle on this route.

Renting a bike in Palma is simple, but it is recommended that you book ahead of time. Whatever it is that you may need, we would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can, so if you are looking for a vacation in Mallorca and want all the stress taken out of it, getting to see all the highlights, and also having excellent guides and support along the whole way, then look no further. Come and cycle further and faster and become a better cyclist in Mallorca. You can count on the helpful staff at Emilios Cycling Mallorca to help you get the most out of your time If you’re planning to visit Mallorca. 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.

Mallorca bike rental – from e-bikes to road bikes

In addition to a beach holiday on Mallorca’s fine sand beaches, the island is seeing a rise in the popularity of bicycle vacations. There are a great number of visitors who choose to explore the Balearic Island by bicycle, and as a result, there are a great number of bicycle rental establishments on the island.

Mallorca’s bike rental shops cater to a diverse audience by stocking a wide variety of bicycle types. Renting a racing bike for a few days or a week and riding like the professional cyclists who come to the Balearic Island every spring to train is a popular activity among tourists who like to be active while on vacation. All you have to do is book a reservation online and pick up the bikes when the time comes. Typically, rental agencies will provide a pick-up and drop-off service at the hotel. This way, you won’t be tied down to staying at a hotel or renting a house close to the action. A large number of providers also keep active cooperative relationships with the owners of motels that cater to cyclists. In this scenario, you can make your reservation for the racing bike right there at the hotel reception desk. There are racing bike rental businesses that also provide island tours with a guide. If you are interested in participating in such an arrangement, you may get more information on the website of the organizers or in the branch office in the local area.

Mallorca has a vast selection of different kinds of bicycles to choose from. A mountain bike is ideal for long rides across rough terrain. Choose this sort of bike if you’re looking for a sporty challenge and want to test your limits of performance on the stony mountain trails of the Serra de Tramuntana. When you rent a mountain bike from some businesses, you may even get a bottle cage and a tool kit. Whether you’re just looking to cruise the beachfront boardwalk or get some errands out of the way, a city bike is the way to go. The bikes have a rack and basket similar to those found on Dutch cycles. Choose a sports or trekking bike for your longer cycling rides along Mallorca’s coast or hinterland. When possible, you should rent panniers to attach to the back rack so you have somewhere to put food and liquids. Mallorca’s bike rental shops provide not only the aforementioned models, but also e-bikes. The electric motor on these bikes greatly improves the comfort level of cycling in the island’s more mountainous parts.

The cost of renting a bike in Mallorca varies according on the type of bike and the length of the rental. You may currently rent a basic city bike or a child’s bike for 10 euros per day. The cost of renting the bike decreases with time. Some rental companies charge as little as 45 euros a week for a city bike, which costs 10 euros to hire for a day. A water bottle, extra inner tube, and air pump are frequently included in the rental cost. Electric bikes cost between 24 and 30 euros a day, while mountain bikes start at 20 euros. Racing bicycles come in a variety of sizes. The daily rental rates range from 17 to 44 euros, depending on the equipment and material. The time of year also affects pricing. The most expensive times to rent a bike are between June and September, which is considered the high season. Many rental shops offer sizable discounts to tempt you during the off-season.

 

We would be more than happy to help you in any way we can

Come and cycle further and faster and become a better cyclist in Mallorca. You can count on the helpful staff at Emilios Cycling Mallorca to help you get the most out of your time If you’re planning to visit Mallorca. 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.

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Mallorca in February

One of our favorite cycling months in Mallorca is February. The weather is typically dry, there is little wind, and it is extremely mild; there is no traffic, only bicycles on the roads. There is a vast network of great roads with little traffic, routes with beautiful sea views, and routes that are easily accessible to the highlands to the northwest of Palma for those who haven’t cycled much in the south of the island. It’s a cycling haven!

In February, the days in Mallorca begin to lengthen as we progressively move closer to spring. In the countryside, landscapes are beginning to appear, along with blossoming flowers and almond trees. We have more daylight hours and a warmer temperature than in January.

 

How is the climate in Mallorca in the month of February?

With an average of 8 hours of sunshine every day, February definitely has a more upbeat vibe. While nighttime lows are around 5 degrees, daytime highs can reach 15 degrees, making it feel much warmer than northern Europe at this time of year. Keep in mind that temperatures decrease in the evenings, often dropping to 5°C, so be sure to bring a heavy coat. At the beginning of February, sunrise occurs about 8:00 am, but by the end of the month it has retreated to around 07:30 am, while sunset occurs around 18:00 pm.

 

What is happening in Mallorca in February?

Local fairs and fiesta’s

On Mallorca, there are more than four million almond trees, making them a significant feature of the landscape. In February, almond blossoms are at their most gorgeous, therefore Son Servera will host its annual Fira de la Flor d’Ametler. Various sorts of almonds, works of art crafted from almond oil, almond wood, almond-scented candles, fragrances, and floral arts and crafts made from almond flower are just some of the things that can be found at this almond fair. ‘Sa Revetla,’ a traditional dance performance from Mallorca, is often included in the morning festivities. As Sencelles prepares to honor their patron saint, the Festes Santa Agueda will take place. This event often include a parade and one of Mallorca’s renowned “Correfocs” (fire runs).

 

Carnival

Mallorca’s Carnival marks the beginning of the Lenten season (Sa Rua and Sa Rueta). The highlight of the celebration is a procession through Palma’s streets, complete with music, dancing, and fireworks. The kids will love this event!

 

A light festival at Palma Cathedral

Visitors to Palma’s Gothic cathedral on February 2 for the Light Festival are encouraged to get there by 8:00 a.m. Due to the sun’s current position, the rosette window at Palma Cathedral will seem as a figure eight when viewed from the other wall. Don’t miss this amazing spectacle, which only takes place twice a year on November 11 (the feast of Sant Martin) and February 2 (the feast of La Candelaria).

 

A romantic weekend away

The hotels in Mallorca frequently develop some alluring packages designed specifically for a weekend of romance. Take a look at the various selections to see what would suit your taste buds. There are bottles of champagne, dinners, spa treatments, and more that can be found on the menu. Mallorca has everything, whether you want a city getaway or a more rural hideaway! Take your pick, then.

 

Horse riding tours

If you want to see Mallorca’s beautiful scenery from a different perspective, you may rent a horse and guide from one of several firms that provide trail rides. Mallorca’s almond and olive trees, woodlands, steep mountain treks, charming villages, and historic man-made structures are all waiting to be explored by you.

 

Cycling in Mallorca

It should not be surprising that a large number of road cyclists are traveling to the island in February when it is at its best. Due to the popularity of the inland plains and the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains, you are likely to see large groups of bikers on the routes. There are some fantastic bike rental locations all across the island if you want to visit Mallorca and do a little cycling without bringing your road bike, which will allow you to move without any difficulty.

Whatever it is that you may need, we would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can, so if you are looking for a vacation in Mallorca and want all the stress taken out of it, getting to see all the highlights, and also having excellent guides and support along the whole way, then look no further. Come and cycle further and faster and become a better cyclist in Mallorca. You can count on the helpful staff at Emilios Cycling Mallorca to help you get the most out of your time If you’re planning to visit Mallorca. 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.

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Road closures due to the Challenge Ciclista a Mallorca

There will be some notable tourists on the roadways of Mallorca from Wednesday, January 25, to Sunday, January 29. The XXXII Garden Hotels Luxcom Challenge Ciclista a Mallorca 2023, one of the most enduring sporting events on the island calendar, will include around 300 riders from the professional circuit. The five-day race, which is being organized by Unisport Consulting, will pass through most of the island’s corners if the weather allows, resulting in a number of cuts and brief traffic snarls that will be reduced by the Civil Guard and those in charge of the race. Here, we give you information about the routes and areas that will be impacted by the race.

The Calvià Trophy dispute will kick off the Challenge 2023 on Wednesday, January 25, with the start and finish at Avenida de Cas Saboners in Palmanova. This street will be blocked after 10:30 a.m. for the signature control and the start, which are set for 12 p.m. From there, they will ride toward La Granja de Esporles, passing through the Coll des Grau (12:45), and climb the Coll de Claret toward Valldemossa. The race will pass through Calvià at 12:15 hours, and from there, they will ride toward the Coll des Tords (12:25), Puigpunyent (12:40), the Coll des Tords (12:25), and the Coll de Claret (12:40). (13:15 hours). The race will head to Coll de Sóller after descending to s’Esgleieta (13:25) and Palmanyola (13:30). (13:45).

Around 14:00, the passage through Sóller is scheduled, cutting off traffic toward the Deià crossroads, ascending the Coll den Bleda (14:10), to pass through Deià shortly after, Can Costa (14:25), and again to the Coll den Claret (14:34), from where they will head towards the Ponent, passing through Banyalbufar (14:50) and Estellencs (15:00), to ascend the Coll de Sa. The projected finish time is at Avenida de Cas Saboners at around 16:00. Sa Coma (15:26), Es Capdellà (15:38), and the descent towards Calvià (town, 15:43) and Palmanova will mark the expected finish time.

The Challenge 2023 program will be centered around the Ses Salines-Alcdia Trophy on Thursday, June 26. To start the race after 12 o’clock, the town of Ses Salines will be closed starting after 10 a.m. with other approaches available at the town entry. From there, the peloton will go through sporadic traffic jams to Colonia de Sant Jordi (12:25) and Campos (12:44). The race will depart from Campos and travel first to Felanitx (arriving around 13:30), then to Manacor (arriving around 13:15), then to Sineu (13:50), Muro (14:30), Sa Pobla (14:35), and Campanet (14:50), before entering a challenging section of winding, narrow roads through Moscari (14:55), and Selva (15:00). Before reaching the finish line at Avenida Prncipes de Espaa, the race will ascend towards the Coll de Sa Batalla (Lluc), peaking at around 15:10, then take a course towards Pollença, passing through the Coll de Femenia (15:20), descend towards Pollença (15:40), pass through Port de Pollença (14:45), and run along the seashore, passing through the Alcdia flying finish line (15:50). (16:00).

The Andratx-Mirador des Colomer Trophy, which takes place on Friday the 27th, will center the road closures on the Ma-10. After assembling at Plaça Espanya in Andratx, the group will depart at noon for Port d’Andratx, where there will be a passage around 12:05. From there, the group will travel to s’Arracó (12:12), then back to Andratx (12:17), then to the Port (12:25), before repeating the previous circuit in two more steps and traveling to the Coll de Sa Gramola (13:05), Estellencs (13:24), (13:34). Other towns affected by the race’s passage include Coll den Claret (13:51), Valldemossa (13:55), Deià (14:10), and Sóller (14:25). The race will ascend a Puig Major, which is anticipated to be crowned at around 14:45, before heading towards Coll de Sa Batalla and Coll de Femenia (15: 15), descending towards Pollença and its special sprint (14:45), passing through Port de Pollença

The Serra de Tramuntana Trophy, which has its start and finish in Lloseta on Saturday, September 28th, will be held on that day. Avenida des Cocó will be blocked to traffic in the morning and until the race’s start time of 12:00. The following stops are Selva (12:21), Moscari (12:25), Campanet (12:33), and Pollença (12:58), from which the ascent to Coll de Femenies (13:20), the Lluc crossroads (13:29), and the descent to Caimari (13:42) and Selva (13:42) begin (13:44). It will take a different path through Biniamar (15:52) and then head back to Lloseta (13:54). Binissalem (14:02), Consell (14:08), Santa Mara (14:14), and Bunyola are the next stops on the course (14:27). The next point of travel will be the road to Sóller, which will lead to the Coll. It will peak at around 14:41, and after a steep fall to get to Sóller (14:53), one will ascend the Puig Major and tread it at 15:18. The Ma-10 will continue the race through the cuts towards Lluc and Caimari (15:55), to return to Selva (15:59), Biniamar (16:05), and Lloseta, concluding in the town’s sports complex, Es Puig, after 16:00.

The Palma Trophy will wrap up the Challenge on Sunday, September 29 with a 10 a.m. start in front of the Cathedral with previous cuts in the Paseo Martimo and the first line of Ciutat. There will be a stretch of Avenida Adolfo Suárez that is neutralized as it leads to Can Pastilla, Joan Maragall and Cardenal Rossell as it leads to Can Pastilla, and first line as it leads to s’Aranjassa, where the genuine start will occur at 10:35 am. The peloton will leave for Llucmajor at 10:52, travel to Algaida and its flying finish at 11:04, then travel to Monturi and Sineu’s flying finish at 11:36, where it will begin a circuit with directions to Maria de la Salut and Santa Margalida. The peloton will then return to Sineu at 12:40, travel up the road to Palma to climb Cor de Mallorca at 12:51, then descend to s’Hostalot.

Whatever it is that you may need, we would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can, so if you are looking for a cycling vacation in Mallorca and want all the stress taken out of it, getting to see all the highlights, and also having excellent guides and support along the whole way, then look no further. Come and cycle further and faster and become a better cyclist in Mallorca. You can count on the helpful staff at Emilios Cycling Mallorca to help you get the most out of your time If you’re planning to visit Mallorca. 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.

Mallorca sports calendar 2023: events and activities

Mallorca is a destination that is suitable for practicing sports 365 days a year, not only because of its natural beauty, but also because of its warm climate and its unique cultural legacy. The island has a strong sporting tradition and an excellent infrastructure, so it doesn’t lack international tournaments. In 2023, a huge variety of events will attract people throughout the year, and the island will continue to host international contests. In this section, we examine the cycling competitions, triathlons, running competitions, golf tournaments, and tennis matches that take place on Mallorca.

 

Tennis

The Rafa Nadal Academy, which Rafael Nadal, a well-known tennis player from Mallorca, founded, is an international high-performance tennis facility that not only develops young players from all over the world but also gives them access to higher education. The Rafa Nadal Open, a week-long tennis competition featuring some of the top tennis players on the circuit, is held at the academy every summer.

 

Golf

Mallorca has 23 golf courses, making it one of the most varied and popular golfing destinations in Europe. So, it comes as no surprise that the island has seen a noticeable spike in foreign tourists in recent years who are eager to partake in their favorite sport. The Mallorca Golf Open is a premier competition that takes place in Santa Ponsa every October and is a part of the DP World Tour (European Tour) calendar. The competition has helped establish the island as a golfing hotspot by drawing spectators from all around the world.

 

Running

The Galatzó Trail Mallorca on March 12, the Spartan Mallorca on March 18, the Magaluf Half Marathon on April 22, the Zafiro Palma Marathon on October 15, and the Mallorca 5000 Skyrunning in October are just a few of the competitive races Mallorca has to offer for both novice and experienced marathon runners. The Galatzó Trail Mallorca, a marathon that passes through the town of Calvia and follows the trails of the Serra de Tramuntana, is a spectacular display of the island’s extraordinary natural beauty. The Magaluf Half Marathon, an event that features ocean vistas, urban structures, and vast rural stretches, is also held in Calvia.

 

Triathlon

On April 2 will be held the 25th annual Portocolom Triathlon. With multiple honors as one of the top sports events on the Balearic Islands, the race begins in Portocolom and passes through sections of the ancient town with unparalleled vistas of the Mediterranean.

Runners and their support crews can enjoy a variety of pre-race events, including concerts, gastronomic experiences, Zumba lessons, and more, at the Mallorca Peguera Challenge, which was chosen best race of the year by the Challenge Family Race Awards in 2022. According to reports, the route also features the best finish line in the region. In addition to the Mallorca Long Course Weekend from April 20-22, the Mallorca Olympic Triathlon on May 27 and the Mallorca 140.6 Triathlon on September 30, additional triathlons will be held amidst Mallorca’s stunning surroundings.

 

Cycling

Mallorca’s 16 routes make up the island’s large cycle route map infrastructure, attracting amateur and professional cyclists from all over the world to enjoy the island’s 2,071 kilometers of roads and cycling paths. The Mallorca 312 is a prestigious event on Mallorca. This race begins on April 29 and features three different courses ranging in length from 167 kilometers to 312 kilometers.

They all begin and end at Playa de Muro and pass through the Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as beaches and natural parks on the island’s northern coast. On November 12th, the Balearic Islands velodrome will host the UCI Track Champions League Mallorca in an effort to make track cycling more widely known and enjoyed. For the past 26 years, almost 300 professionals have gathered in Mallorca for the Challenge Vuelta Mallorca Masters, which takes place during International Masters Cycling Week in October.

Whatever it is that you may need, we would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can, so if you are looking for a cycling vacation in Mallorca and want all the stress taken out of it, getting to see all the highlights, and also having excellent guides and support along the whole way, then look no further. Come and cycle further and faster and become a better cyclist in Mallorca. You can count on the helpful staff at Emilios Cycling Mallorca to help you get the most out of your time If you’re planning to visit Mallorca. 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.

Why is renting a bike in Mallorca a good idea for you?

Renting a bike on Mallorca is an activity that not only helps people lead healthier lives, but can also be a lot of fun. Therefore, it is in your best advantage to prepare it well so that you can enjoy it to the fullest possible extent, and it is worthwhile to do so.

Mallorca’s bicycle rental businesses have adjusted to the various needs of its clientele. They have many different movable pedestals available. Many people who enjoy being athletic come to the island to train with the numerous professional racing cyclists who begin their seasons in the spring. They want to rent a racing bike for a few days or even a week as a result.

You can reserve the wheels online; thus, be on the lookout for them on the specified date and time. The majority of bike rental shops provide a pick-up service. Consequently, you stay location-independent. Therefore, you are not required to choose a nearby hotel or vacation rental. Many suppliers of bicycles also collaborate with hotel operators. If this is the case at your hotel, you can reserve a racing bicycle at the front desk. Additionally, several bike rental companies provide guided island tours.

There is a huge variety of bicycles available in Mallorca. A mountain bike is ideal for off-road activities. You should not skip a trip to the Serra de Tramuntana if you enjoy physical difficulties and want to push your boundaries on the rugged mountain trails. A mountain bike is the ideal vehicle for such excursions. Some rental facilities provide mountain bikes with bottle racks and an emergency repair kit. Otherwise, a city bike is ideal for traveling along a promenade or for running shorter errands, as desired. The equipment on this kind of bike is based on the Dutch design.

A sport or trekking bike is a better choice than a Dutch model if you are planning longer bike rides, such as those to the coast or interior to Mallorca. These journeys will be more comfortable on these types of bikes. Renting saddlebags with rear luggage rack connections is ideal because they offer space for supplies and beverages. There are several rental locations that also provide electric bike rentals in addition to these traditional bike varieties. This kind of velocipede has an electric motor that aids in ascent, making cycling in the island’s mountainous sections considerably more comfortable. Even so, it’s insufficient. Additionally, you may rent velocipedes for kids in Mallorca, tandem bicycles for two people, and specialized exercise bikes.

The cost of renting a bicycle in Mallorca is determined by a number of criteria, including the type of bicycle rented as well as the time period for which it is reserved. The most affordable option is a basic city bike or a bicycle designed for youngsters. These are offered for a daily rate starting at 10 euros. When you reserve your velocipede for a longer amount of time, you have the opportunity to save money because discounts are given for longer rental periods. Take, for instance: Despite the fact that the daily rental fee for a city bike is ten euros, some vendors will rent them out for only forty-five euros for the entire week.

Furthermore, it is normal practice for these costs to include the water bottle, backup hose, and air pump. Daily rates for mountain bikes begin at €20, while e-bikes cost between €24 and €30. Different types of racing bikes diverge greatly. Daily rates might be anything from 17 euros to 44 euros, depending on the type of material and tools used. Furthermore, rental rates are heavily affected by the time of year. The months of June through September are peak season and typically have the highest prices. As a result, several vacation rental resorts offer steep discounts to guests during the off season.

Mallorca is an ideal destination for cyclists. Whatever it is that you may need, we would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can, so if you are looking for a cycling vacation in Mallorca and want all the stress taken out of it, getting to see all the highlights, and also having excellent guides and support along the whole way, then look no further. Come and cycle further and faster and become a better cyclist in Mallorca. You can count on the helpful staff at Emilios Cycling Mallorca to help you get the most out of your time If you’re planning to visit Mallorca. 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.