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Mallorca

Introduction

Enough of cycle touring for now. A fortnight on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca provides a completely different cycling experience.

This section of my website will provide details of ten "day" rides, from the north-western Mallorcan resort of Port de Pollenca, which are on a mixture of flat and mountainous terrain to suit individual wishes and abilities.

Mallorca has become the cycle training camp paradise, and if you go there in early spring or late autumn, the roads will be packed with cyclists, ranging from the professional teams to the keen amateurs, either winding up to or winding down from the racing season.

But go to the island in June, and you will pretty much have the many cycle lanes to yourself. The weather is warm and sunny, and the water is ambient enough to be able to end each dayís riding with a swim in the sea.

 

The Bicycle....

Any type of bicycle is suitable to ride on the smooth paved roads in Mallorca, but the sunshine cried out for me to take my carbon fibre road bike. Originally designed as a racing thoroughbred, as used by the Spanish ONCE team in the Tour de France a few years ago, I have made some adaptations to the handlebar set up, to accommodate my creaking vertebrae. Itís still very fast though...

 

And the Cyclist....

You can read more about me and my various cycling exploits by clicking on "The rider" on the Home Page. Suffice to say, I am at my happiest when riding my bike, or with my camera in my hand. Fortunately, on this trip I was able to combine the two.

Cyclist Photographer

 

Click on the buttons above to access details of the routes, a travelogue, and some useful facts about the island.


 

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