Bar the stunning scenery, open roads and beautiful weather – Majorca has plenty to offer all types of holiday makers alike; including the novice and professional cycling enthusiasts amongst us. Whether coming to the picturesque island for a relaxing holiday or specifically to enjoy the quiet cycling routes; there is sure to be lots to see, do and experience.
Majorca has become a well-respected and renowned place for cyclists, with its roads being described as a “scalextric set for cyclists” by Bradley Wiggins, winner of 2012 Tour de France. So, if it’s good enough for the pros eh?
Here at Hotel Sis Pins, we believe Majorca to be one of the most idyllic and exciting islands available offering something for everyone, and aim to make every Majorcan experience tailored to suit you when staying in one of the most luxurious and traditional Puerto Pollensa Hotels. Here are just a few great reasons why Majorca offers the perfect destination for cycling.
For a relatively small island, Majorca offers a complete diversity in the countryside it offers, including pan-flat plain, mountain ranges and rolling low hills to create a perfect haven for cycling, walking and adventurous sports. Whatever suits your cycling style; there are numerous routes for all and the island offers enough variety to change route daily and still enjoy new views and adventures. As Majorca is a tourist island, all the most popular areas are on the coast, meaning the cycling routes are unspoilt, situated in blissful rural surroundings. Each route offers tradition, Majorcan culture and the ideal scenery for any level of cyclist.
Many countries offer the same weather and countryside as Majorca, however very little have the roads to match. Majorca offers a criss-cross of great roads and various countryside textures to provide cyclists with a wide variety of cycling experience. As well as the winding, rolling countryside, Majorca offers sweeping plans and perfectly proportioned Alpine-style mountain ranges. Local governments value the contribution of visiting cyclists to the economy, so have invested in keeping roads well-repaired and surfaced. Mallorca allows cyclists to stop worrying about traffic and junctions and just enjoy the ride of the outstretched roadways.
Majorcan weather is probably perfect sunshine for 300 out of 365 days, making it an ideal climate destination for cycling enthusiasts. The winter also provides perfect training conditions, and Majorca tends to become home to the professionals who come to practice in harsher cycling conditions during the colder months. In January, although you probably won’t be sunbathing in Majorca- if cycling, you can cruise the open roads with little fear of hitting any risky conditions or icy roads.
Is Majorca a cycling paradise because the pros choose to train here? Or do the pros come because Majorca is the perfect cycling destination? Whatever the answer, it really is the ideal setting for any cycling getaway or day out. Majorca continues to provide good weather, quiet roads and a huge range of cycling options to all visitors. If you fancy getting amongst it all, January and February are the ideal times to take to the roads and often get overtaken by a group of training pro riders, and by March their racing season is well underway! In February, you can also watch the pros race during the four days of the Trofeo Mallorca, which last year saw Wiggins, Rodriguez, Pozzato and Rui Costa take to the roads.
Here at Hotel Sis Pins, we truly believe that cycling is at the heart of Majorcan culture, and as one of the most beautiful and unique hotels in Puerto Pollensa are perfectly situated in close proximity to all the cycling routes. Whether you are a keen cyclist or you simply want to bike around the island, Hotel Sis Pins is located in the centre of the main cycling area, and is set near many long flat roads, mountain climbs, secondary roads and rolling hills.
Whatever route you enjoy, visiting local villages is easy as they are accessible within both long and short distances depending on your cycling ability, so cycling is the ideal form of transport for getting around the beautiful island. If you are interested in finding out more about the fantastic cycling options Majorca has to offer, please feel free to get in contact with our friendly team on 0034 971 867 050!