It is no secret to those who know the charm of some of the roads and views of Serra de Tramuntana that it is a cyclist’s paradise on the island of Mallorca. Discovering the essence of nature and the thrill of cycling in these majestic mountains, where cycling routes are intertwined with breathtaking views and challenges to conquer, is a pleasure for those who don’t know it – and those who repeat it year after year. And that is why we wanted to dedicate an entry to these fabulous routes.
Discover the enchanting trails of Mallorca by bike—each pedal a new adventure awaits, inviting you to unravel the island’s hidden gems. Keep reading to embark on a journey that will captivate your senses and challenge your spirit!
About cycling routes in Tramuntana
It is important to point out that among the Serra, there are routes for all levels. From novice cyclists to expert mountain bikers, the Serra de Tramuntana has something for everyone. The routes are designed to suit different levels of ability, from gentle rides to enjoying the scenery to challenging climbs for the more experienced cyclist.
The views that can be enjoyed are another must for cyclists increasingly choosing to ride here. With every pedal stroke, you’ll witness breathtaking panoramic views. Majestic mountains rise, while the blue Mediterranean embraces the coastline. Charming villages and olive groves complete the canvas, creating a unique visual experience at every bend in the road.
Reasons for choosing Tramuntana as a cycling destination
1. Local Gastronomy
After cycling, there is nothing like enjoying the local gastronomy. In Tramuntana, it is very easy to find refuge in cozy mountain restaurants serving authentic dishes from the region, for example in Fornalutx, where Ca n’Antuna or Es Turó are some of those we recommend. From fresh local produce to Mediterranean delicacies, every mouthful is a celebration of the authenticity of the local flavors.
2. Perfect Climate
With a Mediterranean climate, the Serra de Tramuntana offers ideal cycling conditions for most of the year. The gentle sea breeze and bright sunshine accompany your adventures, creating the perfect setting for an unforgettable cycling experience.
Our Favourite Cycling Routes in the Tramuntana
1. Sa Calobra route: The Hidden Jewel
Delve into the magic of the Serra de Tramuntana with the famous Sa Calobra Route. This winding road descends to the coast, offering spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. Prepare to be dazzled by the narrow gorge and the road that seems to be carved out of the rock.
2. Puig Major: Mallorca’s Highest Peak
Challenge your limits with the ascent of Puig Major, Mallorca’s highest peak. The winding road takes you through pine and almond forests to reach the summit, where you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views.
3. Route from Valldemossa to Deià: Among Charming Villages
Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of the region by cycling from Valldemossa to Deià. Cross forests of holm oaks and olive trees, discover ancient estates and marvel at the traditional architecture of these picturesque Mallorcan villages.
4. Sóller and Coll de Sóller: Beauty at Every Turn
Experience the beauty of Sóller’s orange groves as you climb the Coll de Sóller. The combination of mountains, valleys and coastline will captivate you at every turn of the pedal.
5. Lluc Route: Spirituality in Nature
Head for the Lluc Sanctuary on a route that combines spirituality and nature. The oak forests and the presence of the sanctuary add a mystical touch to your cycling experience.
Ready for this cycling adventure?
As the sun dips behind the Tramuntana peaks, casting a golden glow over the winding paths, we conclude our journey through Mallorca’s cycling paradise. May the routes we’ve shared inspire your own adventures on this magnificent island, and may each ride leave you with unforgettable memories. Until next time, keep pedalling and exploring the boundless beauty that awaits on two wheels