Excellent roads, a variety of signposted official routes (for all levels of ability), and a good climate have made Mallorca a perfect cycling holiday destination – and the top Mediterranean training destination for most of Europe’s top professional cycling teams. But you don’t have to be Lycra-clad and a serious athlete to enjoy the many physical and mental health benefits of this two-wheeled sport and leisure activity.
Suitable for all ages, cycling is a low-impact aerobic sport and excellent workout for the major muscle groups, and can be done alone or with others. It gets you out in the fresh air, and is a cheap and environmentally friendly way to see the varied landscape of Mallorca. For a shared experience, check out one of the companies organising guided cycling excursions, or join a local cycling club (around 170 are registered in the Balearics).
During the main cycling seasons for visitors to Mallorca (January-May and September-October) you’re sure to meet and maybe make new friends with others who have discovered the pleasure and health and wellness aspects of life on two wheels.
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