Cycling tours and other active tourism options in Majorca
The island of Majorca has, in recent years, become an ideal travel destination for active tourism. The whole island is sprinkled with trails and old paths for hiking, especially Serra de Tramuntana, registered by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage of Mankind in the cultural landscape category. Its steep orography, next to the sea and dotted with picturesque towns such as Valldemossa, Deià, Sóller or Banyalbufar, is a paradise for nature lovers. The island as a whole, filled with streams and caves, offers many activities such as canyoning or caving as well as numerous spots for diving lovers.
The active tourism options in Majorca don´t end here. Over the last few years cycling tourism has begun to grown. Every year, more visitors come to Majorca for cycling, drawn by the nice climate during a good part of the year, the variety of routes and rural paths and the landscape diversity. La web page Ciclismo en Mallorca has interesting information regarding routes, sport clubs and the key altimetry of the island. Also, the web gives the Cycling Friendly stamp to hotels, bars and restaurants which offer quality services to cycling lovers, which is useful when planning a cycling route in Majorca.
The island offers options for people of all types and ages, including people without experience. For example, the area of Llucmajor, full of rural paths without many slopes, offers agrotourism in Son Estrany or Perola, which could be a great place to start.
Majorca is also a great place for professional cyclists. Many internationally renowned cyclists come to Majorca to train, mainly in winter. The island also holds very popular cycling events which attract a growing number of international visitors. An example is the Transtramuntana, the steepest cycling route in Majorca. The challenge consists of a 235 kilometre long route, with 4.500 metres of climbing, taking you through the Serra de Tramuntana.