Bike Out & Back across the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains
Mallorca airport and cycling transfers to Port de Pollensa provide bike transport to the start or end of the longest route on the island
Cycling route along the Bay of Pollensa. Photo SeeMallorca
For a THE MOST EXTREME cycling challenge in Mallorca, we will take you to PORT DE POLLENSA, on the northern coast of the Tramuntana Mountains, in NE Mallorca 64,5 km and 50 minute's drive from the airport at Palma de Mallorca.
Mallorca Holiday Taxis & Transfers provide a the most simple and reliable transportation around Mallorca and the chance to cycle the Serra de Tramuntana.
Our pro drivers will collect you at Palma de Mallorca airport and drive you to your hotel or holiday villa and then deliver you back at the airport in time for your return flight.
We cater to everyone: individual cyclists, cycling clubs and cycle groups of all sizes, while also providing family transfers, special event transfers and disability transfers anywhere at any time.
Port de Pollensa was originally a small fishing village and home to just a few local families. Today it has mushroomed into a popular holiday resort with an elegant marina, beautiful waterfront and long golden beaches with a wide selection of open front cafes and highly acclaimed restaurants, as well some of the most exciting cycling routes on the island, and possibly anywhere in the Mediterranean.
64,5 km north east of Palma and 50 minutes’ drive to Palma de Mallorca airport, it is popular with cyclists of all levels; the extreme mountainous terrain, coastal paths and rolling hills of the central plain provide ample choice of routes of varying difficulty and length and the area is increasingly geared towards the cycling community with new bike cafes, cycle shops, cycling transfers and guides providing the services and logistics needed to make it easy and enjoyable to cycle here.
Sa Calobra in the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains
The Serra de Tramuntana was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, under the Cultural Landscape category, in acknowledgement of the stunning symbiosis between human action and nature, carried out over the centuries, and which has resulted in a monumental work of stone terracing and water ways, merging culture, traditions, aesthetics, spirituality and identity.
Aside from its immesurable beauty and cultural value, the Serra de Tramuntana is also one of the longest and most challenging cycling routes on the island, an area that covers 1000 km2 with a 130 km mountain road. There are multiple cycle routes within the mountains with high peaks, steep gradients and dizzying descents, but if you want to attempt the entire route, you will need the help of a cycling transfer either to get you there or to bring you back.
The highest peaks in the Serra de Tramuntana are Puig Major (1,443 m), Puig de Massanella (1,348 m), Serra d’Alfàbia (1,069 m), Es Teix (1,064) and Galatzó (1,026 m).
Situated on shores of the Bay of Pollensa, the Port de Pollensa is really one long beach divided by piers and the yacht club and marina in the middle. On the northern side the beaches are small, tiny in fact, while on the far side they are long and expansive, with boardwalks to the sea and beach cafes on the sand.
For a little sea fearing and a fun break between rides you can watch the sailing regattas, take a water sports class or hire a boat charter through the Yacht Club in the old marina of Port de Pollensa.
There are also smaller water sports companies along the beach that offer windsurfing, water skiing, scuba and kayak lessons and kit hire. And further along the Bay there is an area where the wind is at its strongest, and here you will find the kite surfers.
Sandy beaches are not everyone’s idea of fun, but if you hire a parasol and sun lounger for the day in Port de Pollensa you can enjoy the idyllic setting without the discomforts of sandy towels and hot sun and have your drinks served here from one of the trendy beach bars!
From the main plaza and surrounding streets to the famous Pine Walk and all around the stunning bay as far as the Llenaire beach, there are a host of beachfront cafes, bars and restaurants to choose from.
Stay Restaurant on the marina itself is a safe choice in elegant dining, Bellaverde, a highly acclaimed vegetarian restaurant just inland from Yacht Club and in the square, you will find restaurants and cafes serving food from all over the world.
But the cyclists cafe and restaurant of choice has got to be Tolo's on the main drag, facing the seafront and equipped with plenty of bike parking and a great atmosphere.
Pollensa Old Town
Pollensa old town sits 6 km inland from Port de Pollensa, on route to the Tramuntana Mountains. Stop off in the central square for hot coffee and traditional pastries and then carry on towards the Lluc Monastery, your first mountain stop. Alternatively, take on the route from Andratx and make Pollensa your last stop, and enjoy a welcome beer and some tapas here at the end of the day.
Try Tannat on the entrance of town for ample parking space and outdoor seating, as well as a delicious selection of healthy homemade tapas and snacks.
Port de Pollensa is a small town on the north of the island and easy to reach by car, however it can get pretty crowded in the summer holiday season and it is often difficult to find parking.
By opting for Mallorca Holiday airport transfers to Port de Pollensa you can avoid all that and simply sit back, get driven to your holiday destination and enjoy the trip from there.