One of the main reasons is very obvious even to those of us, who are not very sporty: it is Mallorca’s fantastic climate. In springtime, many professional teams arrive in full force and some hotels are completely booked by them, year after year they prefer Puerto Alcúdia or Puerto Pollensa as their bases. No wonder, both locations are situated on spectacular bays. The hotel parking areas look more like start and finish of the Tour de France – which is incidentally the race of races most of these pros are preparing for!
Watch the Video: Pollenca to Cape Formentor
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Apart from the temperatures, these champions of the roads find all they need for their
preparation. Advantages include: A fantastic road infra-structure, a diverse landscape
with challenges similar to those they have to battle during races and friendly locals who enjoy playing a part in this exciting sport.
Cyclists have discovered Mallorca as the perfect place for pre-season training
But the roads are not only filled by professionals, owners of a country property or a
modern villa for sale in Mallorca also know exactly that this island is a paradise for all
who enjoy keeping fit whilst appreciating the gorgeous scenery.
Diversity is the factor
Mallorca is home to a magnificent mountain range, the Tramuntana, which not only
offers a stunning backdrop for cyclists; its beauty helps to take the mind off possible
physical struggles along the road. The famous hairpin bends of “Sa Calobra” are
without doubt the most challenging route to take; you climb 9.5 kms back up once you
have enjoyed a rest on the lovely beach below.
A less demanding climb is the route to the Cap Formentor with the picturesque
lighthouse. Stunningly scenic just like the Tramuntana mountain range, here you also
get breath-taking sea views en route. Alternatively, taking one of the coastal trails
offers completely different scenery and less physical suffering, you can take it easy and perhaps practise some sprints if you are feeling fit enough!
When is the optimal season to Cycle in Majorca?
The cycling season usually starts late March that is when the teams start arriving for
their pre-season preparations. The summer is just too hot for any passionate cyclist
and the pros have left to go trophy hunting in the big races anyhow. Autumn is perfect
again, the summer heat is over and both air and sea have a distinct silkiness Mallorca is indeed one of the best cycling destinations in the world, popular with pros and “mortals” alike. The good news for owners of a Mallorca property for sale is that once they have moved their expensive bikes to the island, they can fly in with very light luggage. Owning a property on the island has big advantages and do not miss the chance to see famous heroes of the Tour de France visiting one of the markets on their Sunday rest day!
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