- LA MAISON
- LA VIE
GRAVEL RIDES ON MALLORCA – FROM SAND TO DUST
Starting in a National Park is always a good indication of a ride. Just south of Alcudia is the Parque Natural d’Albufera where the birds migrate to the Island just like cyclists from Northern Europe. Exiting the park gets you into the agricultural lanes, whether they be paved but tiny between stone walls or unpaved with grass down the middle.
The town of Muro features on this ride – French and Italian cyclists might recognise that word as meaning ‘wall’, and indeed in Spanish it is no different. But on this flat ride into the rural interior, you’ll only find the classic sandstone Mallorcan walls. Count the windmills which mark the more traditional way of life that is not long lost. Rumour has it that some of the best of the Island’s Syrah wine is made near here….
Designed specifically for riding on gravel and the loose stuff, the three-quarter sleeves and looser fit of our Barbara cycling jersey let the air circulate when it gets hot on the plains.
Part of the joy of riding gravel is you're never quite sure what'll you'll find. Here, the gravel is relatively smooth with few rocky places to upset your bike handling but be warned, if it has rained recently it can get muddy quickly. Roughness rating 5/10.
1 - THE ROUTE
2 - RENT AND RIDE
Travel light and book your bike. Via our partners, Bikecamp, just as in Nice, you can rent the Cervélo Aspéro to provide the best equipment for exploring Mallorca's gravel routes. Tours are also available for those who prefer to concentrate on pushing on the pedals and looking at the landscapes.
3 - THE STORE
Located in Palma's Plaça del Rosari, our Mallorca store is 15 minutes’ drive from the airport and 40 minutes’ ride from the Coll de Sa Creu. In-store you’ll find the full Café du Cycliste collection, a quality coffee, a big screen to watch the races and friendly faces to recommend rides and restaurants alike.
Tiny lanes lined by dry-stone walls, farm-tracks, ancient routes and rocky climbs. Mallorca's g-side is as varied as it is beautiful.
MORE GRAVEL, MORE MALLORCA?
If Mallorca's rough stuff got you hooked, plan your next trip on Riviera Gravel and discover the roads less ridden of the Alpes-Maritimes.
Time to switch to the smooth side? Find the best road cycling routes and some hidden gems with our guide to the Island
Somewhere between the sea and the sky, the fresh air and the deep blue. The flying fish badge is placed on pieces built for riding off the beaten track.