So you’ve decided you want to go on a cycling holiday to Mallorca. Good decision!

The next questions are

  • where is the best place to stay in Mallorca for cycling and
  • what are the best cycling hotels in Mallorca?

There are loads of options, and it can be tough to work out what’s best for you.

On our last trip to Mallorca, we spent hours researching Mallorca’s bike hotels and where to stay. We’ve put this guide together to try and save you having to do the same!

Read on for the full lowdown on the best places to stay in Mallorca for cycling breaks.

Looking for the best Mallorca cycling routes and rides? Don’t miss our ultimate guide to cycling Mallorca.

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The best cycling hotels Mallorca: comparison table

Name Location Price Book
Club del Sol, Resort & Spa (sponsored) Port de Pollença £ Book here

Sporthotel Villaconcha

 

Port de Pollença ££ Book here

Hotel Astoria Playa

 

Port d’Alcudia ££ Book here

VIVA Blue & Spa

 

Playa de Muro £ Book here

Monnaber Nou Finca Hotel & Spa

 

Campanet ££ Book here

Hotel Son Ametler

 

Moscari ££ Book here

Hotel El Nido (sponsored)

 

Alaró ££ Book here

L’Avenida

 

Sóller £££ Book here

Hotel Esplendido

 

Port de Soller £££ Book here
Zafiro Palmanova Palmanova £££ Book here

 

 

Hotel Playa Can Pastilla £ Book here

 

 

 

Remember to double-check accommodation bike storage arrangements (and any other services you need) before booking as policies often change.

Port de Pollença vs. Port d’Alcúdia

For many (particularly British cyclists), the question of where to stay in Mallorca for cycling is an easy one. If your holiday is cycling-focused and you want variety, then you stay in Port de Pollença or Port d’Alcúdia.

Below we go into the detail of what each resort is like and our pick of the best cycling hotels in each.

However, it’s worth pointing out that many cyclists actively choose not to stay in these two resorts. For our pick of the best towns in Mallorca for alternative places to stay, skip down through the article to this point.

The good and the bad

Port de Pollença and Port d’Alcúdia are in the same beautiful bay. There’s shimmering water in front of you, and the UNESCO protected Tramuntana Mountains behind.

There are loads of Mallorca cycling hotels, cycling friendly accommodation and bike hire. It’s also where most cycle training camps are based.

Although the coastal location reduces the number of directions you can cycle in, you’re still well placed to access the most beautiful part of Mallorca and some of some of the island’s best rides:

The main disadvantage of either town is that they are the opposite end of the island to the airport. You’ll need a transfer or car hire to get here from the airport.

 

The above map shows the location of each town mentioned in this article.

Port de Pollença cycling hotels

Port de Pollenca is the most popular destination for cycling in Mallorca. It’s the favourite hideout of organised cycling training camps. Don’t come here if you want to avoid other cyclists!

You can (almost) legitimately tell your family that you’ve booked a family holiday; the presence of world-class cycling routes/hotels/bike hire is merely incidental.

  • Overlooked by the Tramuntana Mountains.

  • Organised around a horseshoe bay with a sandy beach.

  • The starting point for the unmissable Formentor peninsula ride and bay of Pollenca ride.

  • Lots of bike hire outlets with superb quality bikes and experienced mechanics.

  • There’s the gorgeous pedestrianised Pine Walk for strolling along, a pretty town square, the attractive beach, and a Michelin starred restaurant, Argos.

  • But don’t come here for hardcore nightlife.

  • Note: Port de Pollença and Pollença are different places. Pollença is about 5km inland from Port de Pollença.

Port de Pollenca bayView down to Port de Pollenca (photo credit: Dmitri Ma/Shutterstock.com)
Outside of the hotel Illa d'Or, Mallorca, in the sunshineHotel Villa d’Or, Port de Pollenca

Sporthotel Villaconcha, Port de Pollença

The Sporthotel Villaconcha is a four-star resort in an excellent location, just a 5 minute walk from the beach and Pine Walk leading into town. It’s good for cyclists and for families – there’s two pools (one for kids), a water park, pool table and table tennis, a bouncy castle and children’s entertainment during the summer months. There’s no way they can get bored!

The cycling facilities are equally extensive and excellent – there’s a bike storage room, an on-site mechanic to help with any repairs including tools and equipment, a free laundry service, a bike shop and friendly staff. Basically, if you’re travelling with children and/or want a strong cycling focus, look no further – it’s one of the top options for a cycling hotel in Mallorca.

  • We love: Having a bike shop on-site in case you need something urgently.
  • Be aware: Some of the facilities, including the lane pool, have a (small) extra charge to use.
  • Best for: Cycling families – although cycling groups without kids, and families who aren’t cycling, will also love it.

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Port d’Alcúdia cycling hotels

Like Port de Pollença, Port d’Alcúdia is popular with cycle training camps and hordes of winter cyclists. There’s a good selection of cycling-friendly hotels. Historically, Team Sky/Ineos train here during the winter (based at the Vanity Hotel Golf). So if they think it’s the best area to stay in Mallorca then it must be good, right?

  • Lots of different parts to Port d’Alcúdia: the attractive old town, family section, “Blackpool with sun” section and Muro beach section. 
  • Located to the east of Port de Pollença, it’s a bit further than Port de Pollença to the northwest coast (location of Sa Calobra and friends) and the Formentor peninsula. But it’s closer to the flatter east coast if you prefer that kind of riding. 
  • It too has a Michelin starred restaurant, Restaurante Jardin. But overall, some would say its reputation is as Port de Pollença’s slightly brash sister. 
  • Note: Alcúdia and Port d’Alcúdia are different places albeit they are conjoined. Alcúdia is Mallorca’s most striking Roman town whereas Port d’Alcúdia is the tourist port along the beach. 
Port de Alcudia with a busy beachPort d’Alcúdia beach (photo credit: Ralph Geithe/Shutterstock.com)

Hotel Astoria Playa, Port Alcúdia

The Hotel Astoria Playa is a four-star modern hotel that provides excellent facilities with a trendy twist. That’s what sets it apart from some of the other large bike friendly hotels in Mallorca: while some feel like they are due a refurb, the Astoria Playa leads the way with a fresh, clean aesthetic that suits the adults-only policy. It has spacious gardens, two outdoor pools (one of which has a chill-out zone), three outdoor hot tubs and a poolside snack bar.

For cyclists, there’s a secure bike room for bikes and bike boxes (just opposite the hotel), pumps, bike maintenance area and bike hire facilities. While there’s no gym (or spa) on site, non-cycling sporty types will no doubt enjoy classes such as pilates, ab circuits, dance and pool classes.

  • We love: The relaxed atmosphere of this adults-only hotel.
  • Be aware: It’s on the “wrong” side of the road for the beach but makes up for it with the facilities offered.
  • Best for: Anyone looking for a focussed cycling break away from the noise of family hotels.

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Viva Blue, Port Alcúdia

VIVA Blue Hotel is a seasonal aparthotel close to the Playa de Muro Beach, offering four-star accommodation. We think Playa de Muro is the nicest bit of Port Alcúdia, and this is one of the best (if not the best) places for cyclists on the Playa de Muro. It’s also a fab choice if you have kids with you. There is a comprehensive daily activity programme for both children and adults. With all these activities on offer, you can perhaps forgive the fact the hotel is 100m from the beach rather than on it.

It’s in the character of “large cycling hotel”. The upside is the facilities: bicycle storage room with individual padlock system and 440 bike capacity, surveillance cameras, free cycling picnics (in season), basic maintenance workshop, on-site mechanic, bike wash area for six bikes, washing machine, dryer and bike hire and shop. There’s also a sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish baths, well-equipped gym, indoor pool, 25m pool with six lanes, chill out pool for adults and a splash pool for kids complete with pirate boat.  One of the best cycling hotels in Mallorca for families.

  • We love: The excellent location right on the beach.
  • Be aware: The hotel is open from March to November only.
  • Best for: Families and serious cyclists – it has everything you need regardless of your holiday style.

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Which resort is better for road cyclists?

When we visited in March, we preferred Port de Pollença to Port d’Alcúdia. Port de Pollenca seemed a bit more upmarket than the part of Port d’Alcudia we visited, and we loved the Pine Walk along the water’s edge.

We’ve heard that the sun goes behind the mountains earlier in Port de Pollença than in Port d’Alcúdia and that there are more restaurants open in Port d’Alcúdia in winter, so you might want to consider whether those points are relevant to you.

Other top Mallorca cycling bases (+ their cycling hotels)

Sometimes staying in the middle of one of the world’s most popular cycle destinations isn’t what you want.

Perhaps you want to stay somewhere that’s less of a resort and more typically Mallorcan? Or somewhere that has routes in a 360 radius around it? Or that’s a shorter transfer from the airport?

If that’s the case, read on!

Villages

Perfect for those looking for some space and natural beauty, somewhere quiet and typically Mallorcan.

Example: Alaró

  • Alaró is a small town with a gorgeous town square, home to the church and town hall and surrounded by creamy stone buildings.
  • It’s popular with expats who like the laidback atmosphere and fact that although tourism is not obvious here, there is still a good handful of restaurants and cafés to choose from.
  • Located on the middle edge of the Tramuntana, there’s easy access to climbs like Orient, Sóller and over to the Sa Calobra.

Example: Campanet

  • Campanet is a small village with a medieval town square. It’s rural and definitely off the tourist trail – but there are some fabulous places to stay and a good selection of bars and restaurants.
  • You’re spoiled for choice with the rides: hilly, flat or something in between.
  • Easy access to the landmark rides like Sa Calobra, Puig Major, Sóller, Orient but in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains.
Campanet town, perched on a hillCampanet (photo credit: Burro/Shutterstock.com)
Cycling Mallorca where to stay: Campanet is an excellent choice. This is Campanet's central square with trees all the way around itCentral square in Campanet
Monnaber Nou Eco Hotel and Spa, near Campanet

The Monnaber Nou Finca Hotel & Spa is a four-star Mallorca bike hotel near Campanet. Stay here for a taste of traditional Mallorca. You’re in the heart of the countryside, but with excellent facilities and good service. Non-cyclists may also be interested to know that the hotel can arrange guided horseback riding around the estate using their horses, assist with hike planning, boat charters as well as guide you to nearby golf courses.

Trek Travel often base their riding camps from the hotel. It’s also a popular place for families, particularly in the summer. The diverse, high-quality facilities include impressive indoor and outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, steam bath, two saunas, fitness room, spa treatments, two tennis courts, bike station with basic maintenance kit, cleaning facilities and route information. 

  • We love: The fantastic scenery and access to stunning mountain rides.
  • Be aware: The hotel is split between the main building and an annex 600m away – check where you’re booking.
  • Best for: Experiencing traditional Mallorca, and enjoying a wide variety of facilities.

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Hotel Son Ametler, near Campanet

Hotel Son Ametler is a small four-star hotel at the base of the Tramuntana mountains, set in 25 hectares of grounds. It’s well off the beaten track, but for those looking for an authentic stay in the Mallorcan countryside, it’s worth putting in the effort to get here. The rooms are light, fresh – and possibly slightly unexciting – but it’s difficult not to like them. Two of the rooms are interconnecting, which could be helpful if you are travelling with young children.

We received a very helpful and prompt response to our query about cycling facilities: “We have a lock up bike shed, track pumps, torque wrenches, consumables and even a guy who knows how to fix bikes and guide (me!).” 

  • We love: The beautiful location and the welcoming staff.
  • Be aware: There’s a 100m gravel track from the hotel to the main road, but it’s perfectly rideable.
  • Best for: A quieter escape away from the crowds, with access to stunning countryside rides.

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Towns

Great if you don’t want a big resort but do want restaurants, bars and shops on hand. Here you’ll find those things plus more of the real deal Mallorca…

Example: Sóller

  • Sóller has a fabulous main square and lots of cafés and restaurants. Its hotels are small and boutiquey rather than large and cycling-focused.
  • A dream for cyclists that like hills. You can’t leave Sóller without climbing over one of the three mountain passes… The Sa Calobra and Puig Major are nearby. The Coll de Soller is on the doorstep and you’re also on our Deià and Valldemossa loop
  • Don’t get confused with Port de Sóller: the nearby port is lovely (set on a small bay and surrounded by mountains), but if you stay there you have to ride back to Sóller every time you ride.
  • Don’t come here looking for a beach or late night parties…
Narrow street in Soller townCharming Sóller (photo credit: Emilija Juskove/Shutterstock.com)
Cathedral in Soller, a great place to stay in mallorca for cycling with lots of cycling hotels mallorcaCathedral in Sóller’s central square
Hotel L’Avenida, Sóller

Hotel L’Avenida is a four-star hotel in the heart of Sóller. It’s rare to see a hotel have so many excellent ratings and so few ratings that are average and below.  The reason for all the love? Appreciation for the elegant conversion of this 1907 mansion, the spacious, chic rooms, and central location. Service is also a feature: the warm and friendly staff are focused on ensuring guests have a fabulous stay.

Good news for cyclists: the hotel does have a bike storage area, basic tools, and a track pump. We were also told that guests may store bikes in their room if they prefer. And if you’re looking for a villa rather than a hotel, the hotel’s Finca looks out of this world.

  • We love: The great service and central location close to all amenities.
  • Be aware: This isn’t a big resort hotel – it has a pool, bar and restaurant but that’s it really.
  • Best for: An elegant stay with easy access to rides and local dining.

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Esplendido, Port Sóller

Hotel Esplendido is situated in Port de Sóller, rather than Soller, and it’s a four-star hotel with good facilities. Generally, we’d say it’s better for cyclists to be in Sóller than Port Sóller (for the reasons given above) – but special mention goes to the Esplendido. With a gorgeous position, it has bright, funky, modern vintage decor (which you may find refreshing after many more traditionally decorated Mallorcan hotels).  

For cyclists, Esplendido features great bike facilities: a secure room with CCTV and access only for guests with bikes. There is also a pump if you need to carry out basic maintenance.

  • We love: The fun modern decor and beautiful location.
  • Be aware: You’ll need to ride through Soller every day to start your ride.
  • Best for: A quieter, more scenic base for your cycling break.

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Palma Bay

  • If you want to be close to the airport, Palma de Mallorca may be for you. The old town is one of the most historic and interesting in Spain.
  • However… the south coast around Palma is busy, there’s a lot of traffic and if you get the wrong resort, lots of boozed up tourists looking for bars and clubs. Pick your part of the bay with care.
  • Don’t expect epic climbs on your doorstep: the routes nearby are generally flat with a few hills, for example around Randa or if you are on the west of Palma, around Andratx.
  • Puig Major and Sa Calobra are about 40km away – via Col de Sóller! If you want to ride Mallorca’s most famous climbs, it’s best to stay elsewhere and leave the Palma area for a day or two at the beginning or end of a longer trip.
  • There’s a huge range of accommodation including many bike friendly hotels.
  • The Palma bay area has a lot of family attractions. It also has two Michelin starred restaurants.
Palma de Mallorca bayPalma de Mallorca (photo credit: Zanna Karelina/Shutterstock.com)
Cycle path along the Palma coastlineThere’s a great cycle path along the Palma coastline
Zafiro Palmanova, Palmanova (4-star)

Zafiro Palmanova is a four-star hotel in Palmanova. The hotel is right on the beach and has fantastic, family-friendly facilities for when you’re not cycling: four pools: an outdoor pool (including bubble zone), pirate ship pool, chill-out pool (adults only) and indoor pool. There’s a spa with thermal water pool, jacuzzi and sauna, gym, nearby golf, putting green, petanque, volleyball, shooting range, table tennis and billiards. There’s also a children’s playground. So there’s a lot going on!

This is the Palma based offshoot of the cycling-friendly Viva hotels chain. The Alcúdia hotels are their flagship cycling hotels, but if you want to base yourself near Palma, stay here and make use of the bike storage warehouse, track pump, and basic tools.

  • We love: The extensive facilities for all kinds of guest.
  • Be aware: The roads around town are pretty busy, so be careful riding.
  • Best for: A cycling break or a family stay close to the airport.

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Hotel Playa, Can Pastilla (3-star)

Hotel Playa is a three-star hotel in Can Pastilla, describing itself as “designed for cyclists”. The hotel has a large terrace on the beach, a rooftop terrace with sea views and a hot tub. It’s an adults-only hotel, so it’s a good choice if you’re not travelling with kids and you want a calmer break.

Its 77-bicycle garage with CCTV and electronic key card access includes key and padlock for locking bikes within the garage, a bike cleaning area, access to a mechanic, lockers for shoes and helmet and a bike case storage room. Sports nutrition and route information are also available.

  • We love: The views from the rooftop terrace with the hot tub – great after a day’s ride.
  • Be aware: There’s no pool, but you are right next to the beach.
  • Best for: A child-free cycling break in a comfy hotel.

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And finally… there’s one more hotel in Mallorca that’s great for cyclists but more at the luxury end of the market – check it out in this article!

Have you been to Mallorca?

Do you have your own opinion of the best place to stay in Mallorca for cycling? Or some specific Mallorca accommodation recommendations? We’d love to know! Tell us your experience below.

If you’re planning a cycling trip to Mallorca, make sure you look at our ultimate guide to cycling in Mallorca. You’ll find our pick of the best routes and climbs plus when to go and bike hire information too!

 

 

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Clare Dewey

Clare Dewey is a cyclist with a passion for travel. She set up epicroadrides.com in 2018 to help make it easy for cyclists to explore the world by bike. Today her mission is still inspiring cyclists to discover new places on two wheels – and doing what she can to make sure they have the best possible time while they’re there. Clare has visited 50+ destinations around the world, many of them by bike.

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4 Responses to “Where to stay in Mallorca
(for cycling)”

  1. We have been staying at Portblue club pollentia two to three times a year for about 4 years which is on the bay halfway between Port de pollencia & Alcudia & there is a Huerzeler bike shop at the hotel. Great food & staff.

      • Another vote for Portblue, I’ve stayed several times with friends.
        Good location, nice spa facilities, a massive buffet, and bike hire on site. The cycle shuttle picks up at the hotel too, for the big ride from Andratx.
        The rooms are basic but clean, and we have been warned against drinking the water (can’t remember if that was official advice or not). Bottled water is expensive in the hotel, so we bought some elsewhere during evenings out etc. not a major faff.

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