The sports paradise in the Mediterranean! Mallorca offers ideal conditions for your sports activities and your vacations. Fascinating landscapes, great weather, culture and cuisine. We invite you to discover Mallorca in a new way.

Mallorca is the largest island of the balearic-island group and also the largest island belonging to Spain. It lies in the western Mediterranean Sea about 170 miles off the coast of Barcelona and is the most important tourist destination in Spain.

 

In the 70s, the onset of mass tourism and the subsequent building boom have changed the image of the beautiful island in some severely. Fortunately, the Majorcan government has counteracted the depletion of the natural environment and preserved much of Mallorca's original beauty. More and more tourists discover the other side of the busy beaches, "the other Mallorca" is the island of windmills and fincas with its rich vegetation, forests of pine and oak trees, the rugged mountain ranges, and the hidden and picturesque bays.

 

Among cyclists, the island is no longer a secret anymore, rather, it has evolved into a regular cyclist's paradise. A favorable climate, varied topography and a well-developed infrastructure for touring cyclists make Majorca in the spring and in the fall not only for professional cyclists, but also for amateur cycling for leisure or training purposes very popular.

Professional cyclists come to train already in January and throughout February. They enjoy the Serra de Tamuntana mountain range, which is now a World Heritage Site.

From late January and February the almond trees - about four million of them- are in flower in the valleys and across the plains of Majorca.

 

Climate

Mallorca is located in the area of ​​subtropical Mediterranean climates. The summers are dry and hot, winters mild and wet. The high coastal mountains also holds many bad weather away from the island.

Depending on the region, there are climatic differences. Due to the geography concentrate rainfall occurring mainly on the north side of the Serra de Tramuntana (rainfall of up to 1400-1600 mm per year). The precipitation in the south is significantly lower (410 mm of rainfall per year). The most plentiful rainfall occurs in the months of September, October and November. Despite the drought in summer months, may occur local rainfall and thunderstorms with heavy rain during the summer.

The warmest temperatures are in the months of June to September with average temperatures above 20 ° C. However, it is much cooler in the months of December to March, with the January is the coldest month in Mallorca. Rarely the temperature drops below 0 ° C. The average annual temperature in Mallorca is 16 ° C.

Landscapes and Regions

The Mallorcan countryside is characterized by strong contrasts, and can essentially be divided into three major regions. The Serra de Tramuntana is the main mountain range of the island, ranging from Cap Formentor on the northeast tip of Mallorca to Dragonera at the southwest point and has several thousand. The highest of these peaks is the 1443m high Puig Major north of Sóller. Parallel to the Tramuntana lower mountain ranges from wild rocky bays near the sea.. Characteristic for this young fold mountains are the distinctive karst formations, which allow only a sparse vegetation

 

On the other side lies the eastern hills Serra de Llevant together with the limestone tableland, few of which are more than 500m. The highest peak is located at Arta Puig de Son Morei (561m). The coastal plains in the east have numerous small bays, the so-called "Calas" , ideal boat dock and swimming spots.

Between the two mountain ranges stretches a wide, fertile plain, which is the central unit of the island landscape. Already since the beginning of the settlement history of the island, this region is the most important agricultural region of Majorca. The only significant elevation of the Llanura del Centro is the looming between Algaida and Llucmajor Table Mountain by Randa (542m) with its three monasteries.

cycling tourism infrastructure

In the past two decades, the Mallorcan authorities have actively sought to expand the bike-friendly roads and paths and also the establishment of a well-marked island-wide trail/road network the "red Cicloturistica". Lonely country roads, field and forest paths lead through unique and beautiful landscapes between the small villages of the interior of the island, in which the visitors open up Majorcan culture and hospitality. Altogether Mallorca a road network of 1,250 kms. Of these, 675 km low-traffic side roads and in about 20% of the roads are mountain ranges.

In addition to the well-developed network of roads and the hospitality industry is well aligned to the needs of cyclists. Hotels have lockable lockers and washing facilities for bikes. Which connected is often a cycle service and rental station with a well equipped workshop for maintenance and repair of wheels. Besides maps here information is available to potential cycling, the week ahead, the program or the weather. Also in terms of food, the hotels have adapted to the needs of cyclists: in addition to the normal breakfast is a special vitamin-and carbohydrate-containing meals offered. In addition, most hotels with a spa & wellness center, which is approved by the cyclists happy to end the day with rest and relaxation. Often, this offers an opportunity for a massage to relax the legs.

Last but not least, the airlines in your share a well-developed infrastructure of Mallorca. Across Europe, there is no destination that is aeronautically connected as good as Majorca. Charter airlines and low cost carriers offer a high flight frequency with very good prices. The cycle carriage is also possible, albeit limited and costs. Arrived in Mallorca and the transport companies are fully prepared for the transport of sports equipment.

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