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A circular route of the surroundings of the city of Palma de Majorca.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Distance: 19.5 KM
Mountain bike required: no
Circular route: yes
This route starts in the city of Palma following the city’s cycling routes through the Old Town and then setting towards Establiments through the hills surrounding Palma.
If this is your first time riding this route, or you’re unsure of your capability, I’d suggest starting the ride as close to the Son Dureta or Son Armadams areas of Palma as you can.
This gives you a fairly light uphill stretch, increasing as you leave Palma.
However, the return route will be mainly downhill all the way until you reach Palma seafront, thus you get the harder climbing out of the way early on in the ride!
Along the way, you’ll be able to take in the stunning views along the Palma waterfront (Av. de Gabriel Roca) & the beautiful Palma Cathedral.
On this route, you’ll enjoy a medium-difficulty road with a maximum height of 400 metres with birds-eye views of Palma and Calvià.
The route is around 20KM in total & can be ridden using both road & offroad bicycles.
If you are riding along roads, make sure you’re aware of traffic.
Also make sure you rehydrate, especially as the weather gets hotter approaching the summer months.
The seafront views along the coast of Palma are particularly nice & with any luck, you’ll get some nice sea breeze to cool you down during this stretch of the ride.
There are plenty of places to stop for something to eat & drink along the front, or stock up your backpack for later.
No matter which way around you’re cycling this route, it’s uphill all the way from this point until you start getting out of Palma.
Mark Kaye is a travel writer and content creator living in Majorca, Spain. Originally from the UK, Mark moved to the island and quickly fell in love with Majorcan culture, food, and scenic landscapes. When he’s not busy writing detailed guides about Majorca’s top tourist attractions and hidden local gems, you can find him out exploring coastal trails or wandering the streets of Palma’s Old Town in search of his next great restaurant discovery.