Spring time is always a great time to visit Mallorca but, if you are not a cyclist (as I am not!), you will be amazed by the numbers of cyclists on the single lane mountain roads.

 

 

Puerto Pollenca - post Sa Calobra climb

 

I joined the 'CIPS team' on their 'training' trip in Mallorca in March and was catapulted into an parallel alien world of lycra, bikes, gels and general bike chat. 

 

Mallorca, with its smooth black tarmacked roads and network of cycle lanes, seems to welcome the influx of cyclists every year. The residents are fairly tolerant and happy to wait behind a peloton of cyclists as they climb up mountains with increasingly tight hairpin bends but, as my walking guide told me, locals do get frustrated with the less considerate of cyclists who cause serious high speed accidents through their reckless attitude. That said, it is unlikely that Mallorca will stop being a cyclist's dream destination for a while yet!

 

 

 

Outside the mothership in Palma, post purchases!

 

 No cycling trip is complete without several trips to every bike shop on the island and of course, Rapha, with its amazing coffee, had to be visited while in Palma.

 

Hopefully I will be invited again, as Mallorca is a walker's paradise as well, with its beautiful coastline and a mountain to climb wherever you are!

 

    

   



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