Cycle Hire Mallorca
Mallorca is ideal cycling territory, and is used by many international cycle teams as a training ground. Bradley Wiggins, winner of the 2012 Tour de France, and the other Team Sky riders train on Mallorca between November and May each year. They are not the only ones; RadioShack Leopard, Cannondale, Omega-Pharma Quickstep and Lotto-Belisol are among the other big named teams that have trained on the island.
As well as the professional cyclists, Mallorca is a very popular destination for cycling holidays, being widely regarded as a cyclist’s paradise. It has well maintained roads, with less traffic than many other countries, and long mid-gradient climbs though the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains.
No matter what part of the island cyclists go, there are always plenty of places for refreshments, and some of the views they will encounter along the way are astounding.
For the serious rider who likes to use their own bicycle, there are flights into Palma that will cater for bringing their own cycle to Mallorca. For those of us who ride less frequently there is a mass of cycle rentals available at very reasonable prices.
Hiring a cycle in Mallorca
The range of bicycles you can hire in Mallorca is huge and diverse. Racing bikes, mountains bikes, road bikes, electric bikes, and childrens bikes are among the ones on offer.
You can hire them for one day or one month, and most hire companies will deliver them to your accommodation and collect them at the end of the hire period. Some have a small charge for this service, but with many of the companies it is included in the hire price.
You can also hire any accessories you want, although they do tend to have saddlebags with spare inner tubes, tyre levers, a pump, a lock and a water bottle.
Helmet hire is cheap, often costing less than 1 euro a day, but many cyclists prefer to bring their own to be certain of a good fit.
There are items on the cycles that can be changed, usually for a small charge, such as having a ladies saddle fitted or a child seat attached. Each rental company has its own list of accessories you can include in your hire if you want.
Through the summer months cycle hire is very popular and it pays to book your bicycle in advance. The rental company will want to know what type of bicycle your require, and your height so they can reserve the correct frame size.
Seeing the sights on a bike
Cycling is one of the best ways to see the sights of Mallorca. From the spectacular views in the mountains, to the traditional Spanish villages you will pass through, all are more readily accessible on a cycle. The Mallorcan people have to be among the friendliest there are and you will always be made welcome when you stop for a coffee, or just to browse round their village.
At Balearic Villas we specialise in the rental of luxury holiday accommodation on the Balearic isles and have over 15 years experience in the industry. Our multilingual holiday villa experts will do everything they can to ensure your holiday is planned perfectly. If you need advice about hiring cycles for your holiday, they will find all the information you need.
For more information please see our ‘Cycling in Mallorca‘ page.
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