Cycling on Mallorca
Of course, driving the Cap Formentor or Sa Calobra during your cycling holiday or training camp is on the program. These 2 routes are easy to do on a racing bike or electric mountain bike.
Cycling route 1: Col de Sa Batalla
The villages of Selva and Moscari are the perfect starting point for one of the most beautiful climbs in Mallorca: The “Col de Sa Batalla.” The 8 kilometre climb with a 5% gradient starts in Selva at an altitude of 178 meters and rises to 559 meter. An ideal climb to properly test the legs.
At the top you can turn to the Lluc Monastery, a touristic highlight hidden in the mountains. After a visit you take the long, rolling descent on the main road towards Pollenca. Pass the beautiful boulevard and picturesque roads on your bike ride back to the villas at Can Gelat in Moscari.
Now it’s time for some well-earned rest with 70 kilometres and almost 1000 meters on the bike behind you.
Another beautiful bicycle route: Tour from Soller via Sa Calobra
Soller is a very nice city to visit. In addition to its historic centre, it also has a pittoresque port, Port de Soller that you can reach with an antique tram. A bit touristy, but nice and the beach is really worth it, if only for the great boulevard.
Puig Major is the highest mountain in Mallorca and the climb starts immediately if you cycle out of Soller. The 15 kilometer long climb has an average gradient of 6% and is not only a beautiful route but also a great training opportunity. You know you’re at the top when you’re at the tunnel.
After the tunnel you descend a few kilometers passing two beautiful mountain lakes to head to the most beautiful and impressive climb of Mallorca: The Sa Calobra, officially called Col de Reis.
Before the descent starts, you’ll have to climb another or three kilometers, keep that in mind. The descent to the small bay of Sa Calobra is like a roller coaster for cyclists. From steep hairpin bends to straight sections where you can make a lot of speed.
At the bottom of the descent you may be tempted in the village of Sa Calobra to have a cup of coffee and cake to recharge for the climb.
That climb has no surprises anymore, it’s the same route you just went down. But with a length of 9.5 kilometers and a gradient of 7%, this mountain is at least as challenging as the Puig Major.
After that effort, the kilometer-long sections of 9-10% are enormously challenging.
After you have conquered all the steep parts you finally arrive at the world famous bend in the shape of a knot. Now you’re almost there. From the top of the Col de Reis it is a very beautiful descent.
Can Gelat: Perfect holiday home for your cycling holiday or training camp
Of course you want to relax and recharge after all that cycling and your performance on the bike depends on your sleep and diet. On the exclusive and private Can Gelat estate on Mallorca you will find 2 luxury rental villas for 10 persons each with a heated swimming pool, beautiful views, lots of privacy, service and tranquility.