Is cycling about to overtake golf as the big "tourism sport" on the island? There are many people who believe that cycling is one of the keys to winter tourism on the island. And they are not wrong. But let us remember that golf is also vital for the low season, and the I think the two should complement each other rather than compete against each other.

But when it comes to cycling I feel that the local authorities should be doing more. More cycle paths, more information and of course more promotion. The local authorities should be using the fact that the British Olympic team trains on the island along with Tour de France champion Chris Froome and Team Sky in all their promotional campaigns. If cycling continues to grow, then Majorca can really get serious when it comes to winter tourism. Cycling and golf could be the winning combination which is needed to keep hotels open during the winter and therefore provide much needed employment.

Perhaps some of the money from the tourist tax could be diverted to increase promotion of cycling tourism and also help airlines and tour firms who want to operate to the island during the winter months. Basically, the ball is in Majorca's court. This is a golden opportunity to make Majorca an all-year-round holiday destination. But work is certainly needed. Cycling already provides Majorca with much needed revenue during the winter months; this state of affairs has opened a whole new ball game.


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john lee / Hace over 5 years

If i had my way i would do as much as i could to discourage cyclists. On the roads they are a menace, despite having generous cycle lanes, they persist in riding up to four abreast, forcing motorists to swerve to the other side of the road.

Pine walks, which to my knowledge is totally pedestrianised, and yet the cyclists insist on riding their bikes up and down it. whilst stopping at the bars and restaurants their bikes are often propped up against the benches on the front, stopping people using them.

I dread the seasons when they are around, i think the Policia Local should make them conform more


S. / Hace over 5 years

Any attraction that promotes Winter Tourism is most welcome. But Cycle Clubs can cause problems on the roads. Hurtling down the Tramuntana roads, on the wrong side, is frightening for drivers coming up the roads. I would applaud properly organised cycle tours, with designated marked roads. Signs for motorists to be alerted to cycle clubs using those roads.Perhaps a MALLORCA "TOUR DE MALLORCA " cycle tournament.