Did you know that half of the 1,250 kilometers that comprise the roads in Majorca, are suitable for cycling? Good news, no doubt, for fans of this sport, and even more so if we take into account the spectacular landscapes offered by this Balearic island: almost virgin beaches and coves, magnificent headlands, rocky castles, villages where past and present live hand in hand, perched on the Serra de Tramuntana … You must be looking forward to getting to know all these corners of the Majorcan geography, but what happens if you are also considering traveling with children to Majorca? If this is your case, we have the solution: 5 cycling trails in Majorca that are suitable for the whole family.
In addition to offering a cheap and customized bike rental service in Majorca, at ROIG Rent a Car we want to help you get the most out of your family holiday in the Balearic Islands. This is why we have selected some routes designed so that you and your kids can enjoy the island on two wheels, without age restrictions.
Are you ready?
The seafront in Palma de Mallorca by bicycle
As could not be otherwise, we begin our 5 cycling trails in Majorca for the whole family with a tour of its capital: Palma de Mallorca and, specifically, of its promenade, a lively 13 km artery next to the Mediterranean with an exclusive cycling lane.
The itinerary starts at Parc del Mar, located between the wall and the Levante highway, and continues towards the Coll d’en Rabassa neighborhood, a space that has been declared a Natural Area of Special Interest (ANEI). During the way, you and your children will pass by the Royal Yacht Club of Palma, located on the pier of Sant Pere, 1, and some interesting monuments. Among them, the Royal Palace of Almudaina, one of the residences of the Spanish royal family; the cathedral of Palma, a striking building with a facade exhibits the largest Gothic rosette in the world; the Episcopal Palace, headquarters of the Diocesan Archive and holder of a spectacular facade, and the neighborhood of Calatrava, which is part of the old town of Palma, all stand out.
The route is flat and perfectly marked, so neither you nor the kids will find any difficulty when completing it.
Rural Mallorca: cycling route from Binissalem to Biniagual
Beyond the cycling lane in Palma, Majorca offers other cycling trails you can do with children. For example, a pleasant journey along a paved road between Binissalem and Biniagual. To get to the starting point – the town of Binissalem, located in the center of the island -, you can opt for a rental car in Majorca, or take a train from Palma, which covers the journey in half an hour.
The itinerary begins at the Binissalem train station. From there, you must cross the town in a southern direction until you reach the general road and cross where the traffic light is. To get to this place, you have to turn left and then right, where there is a sign that indicates how to go to Palma. From there, you have to descend straight on Camí de s’Aigo. If you prefer to make this journey on foot, the duration will be about 10 minutes.
Once you have crossed the road, you will find two detours and a wooden sign that reads A SENCELLES PER BINIAGUAL, which you must follow. Next, you have to cross under the highway. This small effort – it will be the greatest difficulty of the itinerary, although it is perfectly acceptable even for children – has a reward, since the beautiful rural landscapes with farm animals and farm fields in the area will spread before your eyes. After 45 minutes, or an hour at most, you will reach Biniagual, a rebuilt village with gardens worth visiting.
To return to Binissalem, just go back the way you came, which covers a distance of 4 km one way and another 4 km on the way back.