How to get there To get to Palma, Mallorca’s capital, you’ll have to fly to a major European hub, such as Frankfurt or Zurich, and then head to the Spanish island. From Palma, you can reach almost anywhere on the island via car within a maximum of two hours. Shuttles large enough to accommodate bikes and large luggage are readily available at the Palma Airport. When to go With temperatures in the 15–20 C range in April, the island makes for a great place to put in some early-season miles. During the spring, most of Mallorca’s visitors are cyclists, compared with the summer months when the island sees an influx of Europeans enjoying the beaches and hot summer weather.
Where to stay Accommodation options on the island are extensive. The bike-friendly Viva Blue Hotel ( vivabluesports.com) is an excellent option.
Where to eat Mallorca has a ton of food options that range from local flavours, to fine Italian cuisine to Texas-style steak houses. Wherever you end up eating, I recommend taking a trip to Palma’s Old City and strolling the picturesque streets, sampling all the area has to offer.
How to find your way If you don’t have Wild Rock Travel guides ( wildrock.rezdy.com) as I did, you can find hundreds of .gpx files for rides of various distances and elevation online. There are also cycling maps available at most of the island’s bike shops, as well as online. Check out shops Nano Bicycles ( nanobicycles.com) and Speed Bike Mallorca ( speedbikemallorca.com) for tips on where to ride.