Mallorca sports & activities. Enjoy it!

Mallorca sports & activities. Enjoy it!

MALLORCA SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

Mallorca is a paradise for outdoor sports: 300 days of sunshine, pleasant temperatures and perfect infrastructure make every athlete’s heart beat faster.

Mallorca and sport, a perfect relation – At least cyclists and golfers noticed many years ago that Mallorca is the perfect destination to combine pleasure, sports and holidays. Cyclists had been the first ones who established an own tourism sector in the off-season and golfers strengthen the quality tourism and find variety on 24 golf courses and magnificent fairways with sea views.

 

The summer belongs to the water sportsmen. Then it gets colorful and lively in the waves when canoe-rowers, stand-up-paddlers, swimmers and divers share the cool water. To find a place for each passion is no problem even in the high season thanks to 550 km coast line.

Even hikers discover the variety of Mallorca sport possibilities and encourage the Tramuntana mountains, especially in the off-season. It’s not just busy pensioners on vacation who climb the peaks, also locals and families are drawn to the mountains. They seek relaxation and tranquility and are rewarded with spectacular views.

There are so many opportunities for sport activities in Mallorca … We only want to introduce some and betray the best places. Some are worth a short trip, others are almost unknown, but they all combine the passion to move outdoor in a dreamlike nature.

 

 

 

CYCLING IN MALLORCA

Mallorca, sports and cycling belong together – that´s is no longer a secret.
Around 150,000 cyclists come every year to the island and have become an important industry. Especially in spring, colorful groups of cyclists pass the roads, strain the patience of local motorists and call entire regions their territory. The flat and long bay of Alcudia belongs to the so called “sharks”, those who don´t stop, and the mountainous southwest is reserved for connoisseurs.

Around 20 years ago, cycling tourism arose in Mallorca. At that time, mainly men groups rode on rather bumpy slopes over the island. Mallorca has recognized and responded to the opportunity: Today, the largest parts of the island are well developed, a true dream for racing bike fans and the proportion of women is already 35 percent. Ascending!

But there is also a new trend coming up: cycling with e-bike, whether with guided groups or on your own. With assisted cycling even untrained persons can easily drive up to 60 km per day, pass the mountains and usually pay more attention to the beautiful nature. Some bike tour operators have already adapted their offer and run so-called “cappuccino groups”, the connoisseurs of cyclists, which discover the most beautiful places of Mallorca by e-bikes. Coffee and photo stop included.

Mallorca is a paradise for cyclists.

Our tips to enjoy Cycling in Mallorca.

 

Castell´s Best Cycling Routes in Mallorca

The UNESCO protected Tramuntana mountains attract professionals from all over the world who come here to train. The island’s fantastic weather conditions and breath-taking mountain roads make this area ideal for cyclists of all abilities. Our resident cycling coach and former professional cyclist, Guido Eickelbeck, knows the island like the back of his hand. Guido tailors cycling tours to your individual wishes and fitness level with designated trails varying in length and intensity. Whether you hire Guido‘s professional racing bikes, or bring your own – you’re guaranteed an unforgettable and thrilling cycling adventure. SPORT – 5 –

THE CYCLING ROUTES

Castell Route

A nice tour for everyone, whether by e-bike, road bike or city bike, leads from Castell Son Claret via Es Capdella downhill through the “Green Valley” to Paguera. From here, the bike path “Passeig de Mallorca”, which connects Paguera with Palma, leads the way to Santa Ponsa. At the characteristic windmill, the path leads back by the former, little-used road to Calvia and Es Capdella. The beautiful trip is easy to drive in 4 hours with several stops and break and leads on traffic-calmed roads and bike paths. On the only significant slope from Paguera to Costa de la Calma the bike can be pushed depending on the condition.
Our reception will gladly provide you with bicycles and tips for further tours.

 

Mountain route

This 55 km/800 hm medium tour covers mountainous terrain with plenty of flat roads. You’ll tackle three mountains with the highest peak reaching 450m. Expect 810m climbing and 790m descending. The route starts at the hotel, taking in Es Capdella, Calvià and Puigpunyent on the way. Before reaching the highest point, you’ll stop for a break in Esporles. This picturesque mountain village retains much of its original charm with typical stone-faced houses and winding streets.

 

Sea route

This 60 km/1630 hm Classic Coastal route has been dubbed the most beautiful cycling route in Mallorca. With very little traffic along the way, you’ll enjoy the unspoilt nature with breath-taking views of the Tramuntana mountains and the sea. Starting from Castell, you’ll take in Esporles, Banalbufar and Estellences with 1660m climbing and 1650m descending. Having passed Puigpunyent, you’ll reach the highest point at about 450m. Estellences and Banalbufar are ideal stopping points to marvel at the Mediterranean and the north coast of the island.

 

We hope this tips will help you on your next adventure in Mallorca!

In future chapters more sports, more information and above all and as always our best advices.

Mallorca Insider Tips I

Mallorca Insider Tips I

Did you know that Mallorca …

Get to the best plans in Mallorca with Castell son Claret´s insider tips!

 Nicole Rose, a Mallorca insider

Tip 1:

Nicole has been living on Mallorca for nearly 15 years and she knows the hidden gems of the island. She can tell you best places to enjoy breathtaking views alone and recommends amazing hiking trails and extraordinary excursions on a Mallorca blog: www.mallorquissimo.com

Did you know, for example, that there is an Aloe Vera farm on Mallorca, that you can dive with sharks and observe the vulture, a huge bird threatened with extinction? Find these and more insider tips from Nicole online.

A VISIT ON THE ALOE-VERA-FARM

The flora of Mallorca offers more than cacti, palm trees and oleanders. 300 sunny days a year and few rain are ideal conditions for the growth of Aloe Vera, which is grown on a farm in the north of Mallorca, very close to the Playa de Muro. From the precious juice of the plant natural cosmetics are produced.

A visit to the 40 hectare finca with 200,000 plants is worthwhile. Here you learn that the aloe vera must be at least 5 years old until the leaves can be harvested. A plant needs at least 2,000 hours of sunshine a year to build the valuable nutrients for the juice.

The free tour gives an overview of the 100% organic cultivation and the production of the products. Afterwards, I recommend a glass of fresh orange juice with pure Aloe Vera juice (an energy drink) in the cozy garden.

If you’re looking for gifts for friends or for yourself, there are plenty of cosmetics in the shop.

For more information about the Aloe Vera Farm in Mallorca and opening hours, please visit:

https://aloe-mallorca.com/

 

Orange and Mediterranean Fragrances

Tip 2:

Do you know the orange valley?

Most people link Mallorca with lemons, oranges and fragrant lime blossoms and would like to stroll through a lemon grove. Best place to do so is a visit at the orange valley of Soller. To reach this lovely mountain village take the old train called “red flash”, connecting Palma and Soller.

In Soller it blooms and smells all year long. It is a real dream for nose and eyes to stroll through the groves in front of the gigantic scenery of the Tramuntana mountains. The natural tangerines, clementines, lemons and oranges are available all year round. You can try and discover them during a tour of the Sóller and Fornalutx farmers’ associations. From November  to February, the fruit growers offer a guided walk with guests through the orange gardens.

Also, you should definitely try the delicious ice cream of Fet a Soller, natural, fresh from Soller and available in many varieties.

My Mallorca insider tip:

Let fresh oranges simply send home. Fet a Soller sends the fruits to all over Europe. Particularly tasty are the navel oranges just before Christmas! Get the Mallorca feeling far away from your favorite island! www.fetasoller.com

Olive Oil – The liquid gold of Mallorca

Tip 3:

Did you know that olive trees in Mallorca are between 300 and 500 years old?

In addition to fig and citrus trees, they form the landscape of Mallorca and produce aromatic fruits, which can not be compared with those of young trees.

So it is not surprising that Mallorca produces excellent olive oils.

In contrast to mass production, only ripe fruits come into the press, especially the olive varieties “Mallorquina” or “Empeltre”, “Arbequina” and “Picual”.

As they did hundreds of years ago, Farmers put their olives in old mills where the oil is cold pressed. As a result, in Mallorca we have a particularly natural olive oil with soft fresh taste.

My insider tip:

In the middle of November begins the olive harvest and the oil mills run on high trances. A visit is worthwhile in the old mill Can Det in Soller, where one of the best oils of Mallorca is traditionally produced. Also one of the most beautiful festivals takes place at this time: the olive festival in Caimari. Stroll along stands offering local products and visit the oil press.