Cycle path to Sa Calobra Mallorca by bike and return by boat
Discovering Mallorca on a cycle path can be an exciting yet simple experience.
The island is ready to welcome every year thousands of people who choose to cycle in Mallorca.
An unmissable cycle route runs through the Serra de Tramuntana, with one of the most spectacular places on the island as its destination: Sa Calobra.
This cycle tour, which is not suitable for cyclists who feel dizzy, connects Sóller with Sa Calobra, so that the tour can be carried out with one of the Barcos Azules boats, which connect these two points every day.
This excursion will surprise even the most experienced cyclists, as the route is simply spectacular.
Sóller: starting point for the best cycling tours around Mallorca
Sóller and the port of Sóller are one of the best starting points for cycling tours through Mallorca.
From here, cyclists visiting the island to explore Mallorca can start their route with a spectacular climb to Puig Major, the highest point on the island in the heart of the Tramuntana mountain range, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Follow the route to the Cúber and Gorg Blau reservoirs and make a short but intense climb to Coll dels Reis.
From here the descent begins along a winding road popularly known as “the knot of the tie”.
With impressive views and sharp bends, this pass is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. For this reason, cyclists from all over the world travel to the island to visit it.
This is one of the toughest cycling routes on Mallorca, with many bumps, but the landscape of rocks and mountains is worth the effort.
Excursion Sóller-sa Calobra: the most popular route for cyclists in Mallorca.
After the impressive descent along the road “el nudo de la corbata” (the knot), cyclists reach Sa Calobra.
There are several bars and restaurants where you can eat some of the most traditional dishes and enjoy the wide and delicious gastronomy of Mallorca. You can also try delicious and nutritious salads and pasta dishes that are better suited to athletes and cyclists who are facing the challenge of choosing one of Mallorca’s most demanding and inspiring cycling routes.
In Sa Calobra, cyclists take the opportunity to relax and swim on one of the two spectacular beaches with stunning crystal clear waters in the area.
The first beach, called “Sa Calobra”, is small and is visited by families. In fact, it is one of the places to visit when travelling to Mallorca with children and family: a magical place full of charm.
The second beach, located at the mouth of the Torrent de Pareis, is accessible via a narrow path through a tunnel.
The best way for tourists returning to Sóller by bike from Sa Calobra is to arrive by Blue Boats.
These boats, with which you can board bicycles, connect Sa Calobra with Sóller in just one hour. The Sa Calobra-Sóller boat trip is one of the most recommended in Mallorca.
Cycling in Mallorca: the most demanding cycling routes
From the port of Alcúdia or Pollença to Sa Calobra, to cross a large part of the Tramuntana mountains is one of the most demanding cycling routes in Mallorca.
When starting from Alcudia, the route covers 52 kilometres and the cyclist must know that demand is high and that a high level of physical fitness is required.
The climb to the Coll de Sa Batalla or Coll de Sant Llorenç is particularly intense. Once at the top, a horseshoe descent of about 10 kilometres and an ascent of 7% begins, although in some sections the ascent can reach 12%.
These slopes of the mountain require technical knowledge so that the descent is safe and without fear.
The traveller will be pleasantly surprised when he arrives at Sa Calobra, where he will discover the most spectacular and wild landscape of Mallorca: one of the most unknown faces of the island.
The cycle route usually ends in the port of Sóller, where most cyclists arrive on board Barcos Azules, so as not to miss the wonderful spectacle of seeing the impressive Sierra de Tramuntana from the sea and not from the road.