EUROPE'S MOST POPULAR CYCLING SPOT? EASILY.
In the high season the amount of carbon per square kilometre here is insane. Especially loved by roadies, Mallorca has become the hottest European destination, and for a reason. Places like Sa Calobra or Cap Formentor are sacred for many riders and on the wish lists of even more. Others think that the place is too crowded and look elsewhere. Both might be right but one is for sure – Mallorca is dead awesome place for riding, as well as spending a week or too seeing around and just relaxing.
So why are cyclists flocking this island by thousands and thousands? Yes, finally it's about the ride - Mallorca boasts empty roads of superb quality, cautions drivers and variable terrain. Practicality is important. Same time Mallorca is about beauty, passion and lots of emotions.
IT'S JUST EPIC
Mallorca has never been in the spotlight of the Grand Tours and does not share the same kind of craze as kinds of Alpe d'Huez do. But listen, those routes here like Sa Calobra and Cap Formentor are so much cooler, more authentic and sheerly beautiful that we'd put it higher on the wish list. Definitely something to enjoy and brag on Strava!
Mallorca is damn lucky to have both - the cycling culture and the local culture, like very few other places out there do. On the first, the amount of cyclists is just insane but island has many routes so it does not get jammed, the reverse - you get a feeling of the flock. Everything feels cycling in key areas of Mallorca. And then you still get very authentic Mallorquín culture with their towns, food and smiles.
STAY LOCAL, STAY SMALL
Epico recommends to get a test of Mallorca from the inside and the best way is to stay is smaller and often family run hotels. Essentially those are rural houses designed for great comfort and keeping the coziness. Chances are that you will be offered some good local food made right there and hopefully you even will enjoy your breakfast on the terrace with a good country view.
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