It may surprise many, but it is estimated that 70,000 people per year visit the island of Majorca to cycle the routes and roads. The number of people who visit mainland Spain and other islands number in even more thousands – but why do people head here to cycle? What can Spain and its islands offer the professional and casual cyclist and what can you expect if you decide to visit?
Majorca has a booming bicycle-tourism industry. The tens of thousands of people who annually come to the island do so to explore the 235 km of specialist bicycle paths, alongside the thousands of miles of roads which are bicycle friendly too. But it is not only bicycle safe roads you can expect on the island. The terrain off road can be as easy or difficult as you like. From flat terrain to rolling hills complete with long climbs, Majorca cycling is a Mecca for newcomers as well as seasoned professionals. Whilst the weather in high summer can be scorching, the months of May and September are much more pleasant and are when you will see most of the bikes out on the road exploring the beautiful Majorca landscape.
Spain Cycling Tours
Cycling spain holidays can be anything you want them to be. It is such a vast country that you really can take your pick and tailor a cycle experience to suit you. One of the more popular things to do is to cycle a wine route in an area such as Rioja. Cycle through some fantastic scenery and historical towns whilst stopping off and sampling some of the produce form the local wineries when it takes your fancy.
Cycling is not perhaps the first thing that springs to mind when someone mentions holidays to Ibiza, however with 20 excellent routes and an unspoilt interior, Ibiza is an excellent cycling destination that attracts its fair share of enthusiasts each year – in fact the island even plays host to several key cycling tournaments too. As with the rest of Spain and the Balearics Islands, visit in the autumn for the perfect cycling climate. Whilst the beaches will be busy in high season, the cycling routes will be free from the crowds, allowing you to explore the parts of the island not many others get the chance to see.