Cycling in Majorca has been growing for many years.

02-05-2004T. Monserrat

Majorca is currently home to many of the world’s leading professional cycling teams, such as Team Sky, as they host their winter training camps here before the season slowly gets under way with the Tour of Majorca next month.

However, according to the Balearic Tourism Agency and Mallorca 312, there is going to be a huge surge in the number of cyclists coming on holiday to the island from across Europe next year. The latest figures point to a 44 per cent increase on this year’s data and that translates as an investment of around 300 million euros. Some 200,000 cycling tourists annually is the figure now usually quoted. If this is accurate, then a 44% rise would push the total up towards 300,000.

There are now some 200 hotels across the island which have been adapted to cater for cyclists with professional workshops, gyms, special menus and rental facilities, etc. The season begins in earnest next month and will continue until June, six months when the conditions and climate are ideal for cycling.

The main centres include Alcudia, Playa de Palma and Playa de Muro.

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Mr Juan Gomes / Hace over 2 years

Bicycle is not good for Taxi. I think that public bus, train, bisycle and private car should be forbidden sow that everyone could go with Taxi on Mallorca. This will create alot of Taxi jobs. Infact also waliking should be forbideen. Better to go with taxi. Safer.

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Jason / Hace over 2 years

Great so we got more cyclists that block roads cause havoc and no benefit to anyone apart from the all inclusive hotels they stay in, if they do stop on route they take over the bar spend a couple of euros each on coffee and water!!!! That's really going to replace the couple that want to rent an apartment go to local super market, then pop into a bar for couple of gin and tonics and spend More money than 10 cyclists without the hassle !!

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Mark / Hace over 2 years

More di...heads in perv licra pis..ing on people’s property !!!

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Ron / Hace over 2 years

Well -I thought we had bike 'saturation' this year. Seems like it's going to get a lot worse next year. And a great benefit for the hoteliers as usual. What about making them pay for the trouble the cause on the roads? Try getting around Alcudia, Playa de Muro, Can Picafort, Sa Pobla, Pollença etc. when they come 'en masse'. Then there is the fouling of people's properties to consider. I suggest to make all cyclists pay €50 on entering the island - for a pass which lasts a year - (not an eco-tax - but a circulation fee that includes a contribution towards roads maintenance and environment.) Plus €50/week as insurance so that in case of accidents they are not a burden on IBSalud. If administratively not possible - get the profusion of cycle renting & support companies to do their bit and collect it. After all we are all living under Biel's Legacy - control, control, and even more control. (Sorry - had to mention him - life is quiet now that he's gone!!!)

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Jared / Hace over 2 years

Great ☹️

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Laz Henson / Hace over 2 years

Let us hope they observe the road rules better than they have so far?

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