Mallorca Cycling

The Climbs
Coll de sa Batalla

Coll de sa Batalla

A beautiful 7.8km climb up into the Tramuntana mountain range starting from Caimari near Selva. Lots of hairpin bends and fantastic views with a gradient that never gets too steep and a flat stretch in the middle to enjoy the scenery. At the top sits a cafe thats caters for cyclists, offering coffee and wide selection...
Coll de la Creueta

Coll de la Creueta

A 3km blast out of Port de Pollença, with stunning views across the Bay of Pollença and the Serra Tramuntana. The Coll de la Creueta is one of the most popular on the island due to its proximity to many of the main cyclists hotels in the Pollença area. Often used as a first day...
Ermita de Betlem

Ermita de Betlem

A well hidden climb on the very east of the island, Ermita de Betlem is the access road to the eponymous monastery high above Colonia St Pere and Betlem. The road climbs gently out of the pretty town of Arta (a great lunch stop) for around 2km before starting to rear up at the final...
Coll de sa Gramola

Coll de sa Gramola

The Coll de sa Gramola climbs out of the western town of Andratx and marks the start of the dramatic costal road to Estellencs and Banyalbulfar. The road has a distinct feel from the major climbs of the Eastern Serra, rather than lots of switchbacks the road climbs along the contour lines. More of a...
San Salvador

San Salvador

Another beautiful climb to a mountain top monastery  Whilst not as long as the nearby Cura de Randa, San Salvador is just a big a challenge. Steep throughout, with gradients upto 15% the 5km road winds its way up from the outskirts of Felanitx to the monastery at the top. Fantastic views in all directions helps to...
Coll de sa creu

Coll de sa creu

A solid test thats convenient for Palma based riders and a great way to escape the city into the Western hills. Starting from the motorway junction the road climbs to a height of 376m. From about half way up the panorama of Palma bay becomes increasingly visible. Important to note however that the bottom half of the climb goes through an active military base, therefore...
Coll d'Orient

Coll d’Orient

The second climb that accesses the Orient valley (the other being the Coll d’Honor). This side is a much easier climb, there are no steep hairpins and the road has been recently resurfaced. It highly recommended that you climb via the rougher Coll d’Honor and descend the Coll d’Orient. Just over the summit is the beautiful and...
Coll d'Honor

Coll d’Honor

Starting out from Bunyola the Coll d’Honor takes you up to the beautiful Orient valley. Often ridden after the Coll de Soller, you can ride through the valley and descent the Coll d’Orient. The road follows the course of a river and therefore has few hairpins. The road surface isn’t great and the gradient is...
es Grau

es Grau

A beautiful and quiet climb starting in the village of Puigpunyent and rising to 468m. Never too steep and off the tourist traffic trail.
Coll de Sóller

Coll de Sóller

One of the classic climbs of Mallorca, crossing the Tramuntana, connecting the capital Palma with the port of Sóller. In 1997 the Sóller Tunnel was opened and almost all motorised traffic takes this route through the mountain. This leaves the old road a cyclists paradise. A decent climb from both sides but much harder southbound. Northern Approach...
Sa Calobra

Sa Calobra

Perhaps the most feared climb on the island and a must do for many cyclists. Sa Calobra is 10km of tarmac draped on the side of a mountain. Its 26 harpin turns climb 668meters at an average 7.1% gradient. One of the harpins is so extreme it does a 360 turn and heads back over...
Puig Major

Puig Major

At 854m the Puig Major is the highest climb on the island. Starting from virtually sea level in Soller the road rises all the way to the Monnaber tunnel. At the top there is a small car park where you can take a break and admire the view. part way up the climb is the...