Majorca Cycling Tourist Guide
Majorca has a large net of cycling routes through planes, hills and mountains. Thanks to the warm climate of Majorca, many professionals come to train during the winter preparing for the next season. The island is the ideal place for amateur and professional cycling but also to enjoy oneself on a means of transport that allows the surroundings to be admired to the utmost.
There are many different cycling routes in Majorca that will allow the tourist to obtain an inside look at the treasures that this island conceals. This is a clean and cultural tourism experience that adds the environmental value to motivate the tourist to visit the island in a completely different way.
Approximately 25.000 cyclists visit Majorca every year attracted by its pleasant and mild climate from September to May where it is possible to enjoy spring like days, 675 Km of secondary and local roads, availability of short and long routes, trips that are completely flat or that have hills and steep slopes.
All trains in Majorca connect with Palma, capital of the island. It is necessary to remember that Soller’s Train does no allowed bicycles. Also the train from Palma towards Manacor and do not allow them between 12.45h to 15.25h and 19.45h to 20.45h from Monday to Friday, and from Manacor to Palma do not allow bikes between 06.20 to 08.20h from Monday to Friday.
Majorca Cycling Safety Precautions
To really enjoy your cycling tourism, it is important to take some of the following precautions and respect road rules to enjoy this experience safely. Here are some the rules and safety recommendations:
- Cycling routes are not usually exclusive for cycling, remember you’ll share the road with motor vehicles
- Wear reflective clothing which can be seen from at least 150 meters away
- Use standardised helmets
- Children up to age 7 can be transported in standardised seats
- Ride as far to the right as possible on roads. Cyclists can ride in columns of two abreast. Ride in single file in places where visibility is poor.
- On inter-city roads, turn from the right
- No cycling is allowed on motorways
- Bring extra food and drink. Water is very important, especially as summer gets near.
- Be careful with the sun. Even in winter, cycling for many hours under the sun, can burn your skin. Use protective sun cream
- Respect the flora and fauna along the way. Close the doors or gates you pass through behind you. Do not enter if trespassing is not allowed
- “Free” camping is not allowed in Majorca
- Do not through rubbish. Use the provided bins
- It is prohibited to fire. A badly put off cigarette can provoke a fire.
In following articles we’ll introduce some of the routes available to familiarise with the geography and scenery of Majorca. Some of these routes will be easy, and others will require a good physical shape in order to complete them.