Start your exploration of Palma by strolling through the historic center or to the beach. Dine at one of our recommended restaurants. Next day, a moderate option is to cycle east along dedicated bike paths that follows the southern coast past beaches to S’Arenal, Cala Blava and a splendid viewpoint at Cap Blanc before turning north along quiet roads through citrus groves and past fincas. Add-on climb to Puig de Randa if you are so inclined (pardon the pun). If you want to instead explore the hilly western side of the island, another alternative is a loop into the Western Sierra with climbs to Galilea and Andratx, then to Banyalbufar alongthe western coast before descending back to Palma.
Distance D2: 74 km, elevation gain 390 m or 80 km, gain 2000 m.*
From Palma, our route departs the center utilizing bike paths out of the city. You can choose an add-on option that climbs to Alaro and Orient, or cycle via Bunyola to Soller direct. Either way, the ride is gorgeous. Next day, cycle a loop that includes the pretty town of Valdemossa and the artistic center, Deià. It’s a hilly route but the total gain is not so much that you won’t have extra time to explore Soller in the afternoon.
Distance D3: 36 km, elevation gain 888 m or 80 km, gain 2000 m.*
Distance D4: 52 km, elevation gain 1140 m.*
Departing Soller climb to the charming village of Fornaltx before continuing on (and up) to Puig Mayor, and then to the Santuari de Lluc before descending the col de Femenia to the charming old town of Pollença and Porta Pollença. We provide two options for you today. The first is an out and back ride to the Cap de Formentor lighthouse. It’s a short but hilly route. The other option is to climb up the Col de Femenia back to the Lluc monastery and descend to Campanet before returning to the Port de Pollença via a beach side path.
Distance D5: 64 km, elevation gain 1700 m or 27 km, gain 140 m.*
Distance D6: 40 km, elevation gain 1300 m or 74 km, gain 1170m.*
Depart at your leisure for onward travel.
Buses depart frequently (travel time 1h15; cost 4.45€) Taxis from Porta de Pollenca to the airport at Palma take 40 minutes and cost 75€.
*Distance and elevation gains may vary depending on hotels chosen for specific departure.