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What villages should I visit in Mallorca cycling?

In Mallorca there are a big variety of villages that you can visit with your road bike or your mtb.

Depending on the route you decide to take, you can enjoy the Sierra de Tramuntana in the middle of nature along the trails or on the roads that surround its mountains and coasts.

Some essential towns of Mallorca:

Sóller

Beautiful town located in the north of the island in a valley of the Sierra de Tramuntana called ” Orange Valley”.

To get to know this town with great charm and a great offer of activities both in the town and in its port, you can get there in different ways.

 The traditional way would be to take the wooden train that leaves from the island’s capital (Plaza España) to the Sóller railway station. On this route you can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains. There is the option of going by car or motorcycle, but bear in mind that the town and the port are small and parking is difficult.

And the other healthier and for athletes who like to pedal, is going up the Coll de Sóller, a route for road bikes and for cyclists who are not afraid of the slopes.

Once you have arrived in Sóller you can enjoy its gastronomy in the main square, where you will see the tram pass by which you can catch and arrive at the port of this town, where in summer you can enjoy a swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

Valldemossa

 Listed as one of the most beautiful towns in Mallorca. You will fall love  its cobbled streets, decorated with a wide variety of plants and the well-kept entrances to the houses. So it must be a mandatory stop.

To get there you can do it with public transport, car or motorcycle and without hesitation on a road bike or by a mountain (very technical), you have to be advanced cyclist. In this town you can find various cultural activities such as visiting the Charterhouse, Chopin’s cell, its neoclassical church …

And you can not leave without snacking one of its most typical sweets, potato cake. Something to keep in mind, you will try to make them at home and they will never be like the ones you can taste in Valldemosa.

Pollensa

Town located in the north of Mallorca. It is a place with a long history of reconquest and fights , the most famous  is the fight between Moors and Christians in the reconquest of Mallorca at the time of Jaume I King.

 In this charming town you can enjoy a good coffee in its Plaza Mayor on a Sunday market.

Here you can visit its monastery and old university, Monti Sion, where it begins the 365 steps of Calvari, the Puig de María and a thousand other corners that you can discover by wandering around.

Finally, you cannot leave Pollensa without visiting  its port, which was the inspiration for one of Agatha Christie’s literary works.

The so strict construction regulations make it possible to enjoy long stretches of beaches and walks.

And finally, a visit you cannot miss is the Cap de Formentor. But, keep in mind that in high season you can only access with a shuttle bus or pedaling along its road (18 km from the port) with curves that provide great fun for those excellent cyclists.

Andratx 

It could be said that it is one of the towns that the Serra de Tramuntana begins in the island’s south-west.

 It includes six towns which are: Andratx, S’arracó Camp de Mar, San Telmo, Sa Coma and its emblematic fishing port.

 Throughout its coastal area, 10 watchtowers can be found, since in the 16th century the island was continuously attacked by pirates.

In this area of the island you can enjoy the natural parks of: Sa Trapa and the island of La Dragonera. The latter can be reached taking a llaut (typical Mallorca boat) in San Telmo port.

There is also a great offer of gastronomy and nightlife in San Telmo port.

To get to this area, you can do it with public transport (TIB), car or motorcycle and with your bicycle, both Mtb and road. To know the routes contact us.

Deià

Small town located in Serra Tramuntana central, both Mallorcan and visitors classify it as one of the most beautiful towns in Mallorca.

This small town has a great history, from prehistoric times, passing through the Arabs domain, hence its name “Ad daia”, which means village. And it survived the reconquest of the Christians, who built three very important monasteries on the island and which are still present in the town’s coat of arms (Miramar, Son Rul.lan and Ca l’Abat).

Another of the emblematic buildings of the town is Son Marroig, a great finca that belonged to Archduke Luis Salvador. It is currently used for events such as weddings, private parties, …

Also from visiting these places, in Deià you can enjoy the beautiful sunset from La Foradada having a coffee at the viewpoint, which can be reached by car or road bike. Although you can also enjoy the sunset from below, almost in the hole that gives its name to the area. You can get there by hiking or a short walk with your mountain bike.