Central Mallorca is mostly flat, except for the monastery climbs, but is perhaps the best place to find the real Mallorca. Lots of small towns, miles of orange groves and quiet roads make this a great choice for all but the most serious climbers. Most of the towns hold a weekly market and this is the best area to rent a traditional Spanish finca (villa).
The quiet roads through the orange groves offer great routes for longer distance cycling. Depending on where you stay in the centre the big climbs are between 20km and 50km away. Central Mallorca offers some of the best, cheapest and most authentic restaurants for lunch stops.
At a glance
Good for: Sprinters, Rouleurs, Beginners, Long Rides, Families, Authenticity
Not so good for: Party animals, Hardcore climbers, Beach lovers
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