Pedal around the north of Mallorca. Keep reading and discover 3 cycling routes in Alcúdia
Alcúdia is one of the island’s most popular areas and one of the best ways to explore it is on two wheels. Yes, that’s right – by bike. Does this take your fancy? Keep reading and discover 3 cycling routes in Alcúdia that are definitely worth the trip.
Alcúdia – Santuaria de Cura
Have you heard of the famous route up to the Santuario de Cura? Today, it’s not as well-known as the routes around the emblematic Serra de Tramuntana, but it’s beautiful and takes you around inland Mallorca.
This route could also be called Alcúdia – Puig de Randa, as Puig de Randa is literally the mountainous peak upon which the old Santuario de Cura is located. That’s why the climb is generally known as “Puig de Cura” or simply “Cura”. That’s the name you’ll see on the signposts on the way up.
Santuari de Cura, Mallorca’s first monastery, was built in the 13th century and is located in the small rural town of Randa. The route we’d recommend starts from the popular town of Alcúdia to the north of the island and heads down to the south, passing through Sa Pobla, Llubí or Algaida, until it reaches Randa, where the climb up to Puig begins. The climb is relatively easy compared to other routes, as it’s approximately 4.5km long with a medium, 5% incline.
Platja de Muro – Alcúdia - Port de Pollença
Of the 3 cycling routes in Alcúdia, this is without a doubt another of the most recommended and picturesque. It’s quite a simple route and will guarantee you some unbeatable views along the northern bay, from Platja de Muro, one of the best beaches in Alcúdia, passing through the port of Pollença before returning to Alcúdia.
If you’re looking for a pretty route that’s not too challenging, perfect for different levels and that takes you right by the sea, this one is definitely recommended. We’d suggest starting in the marvellous area around Playa de Muro, passing through the port of Alcúdia until you reach the beautiful bay of Pollença. Once you arrive, the route continues along a cycle path with beach views over the local port and then onto town of Pollença itself. This route is both beautiful and convenient! It’s one of the best cycle tourism routes in Mallorca.
Alcúdia – Parc Natural de S’Albufera
Last but not least, this route starts at Alcúdia and takes you to the mythical S’Albufera Natural Park, one of the most important parts of this area and a definite must if you come to visit Mallorca.
This is the easiest route, even though it’s classified as “moderate”. It’s not particularly long, making it perfect for everyone, from casual cyclists to experts who want a more relaxed route, as well as taking advantage to squeeze in a visit to its famous park.
The S’Albufera Natural Park, declared natural park in 1988 and also named a “Wetland of International Importance” is truly spectacular. You’ll be able to see a wide range of local flora and fauna, in addition to endless, beautiful, protected birds. It covers 1646.48 hectares, most of which are marshes. Whether you’re coming to enjoy a cycling route or to visit the park, this route is the perfect combo. The total route is approximately 27 or 28km.
I want to enjoy the Alcúdia cycling experience
Do you want to enjoy the best cycling routes in Alcúdia? Don’t hesitate to take a look at the cycling section on the Ivory Playa website, where you’ll find more information about this passionate sport on the island.
In recent years, our hotel has become one of the most popular among cyclists of all levels and also offers a complete cycling package (including a workshop, IVOesport facilities and bike hire). The establishment is a perfect starting point for various cycle tourism routes.
Don’t hesitate to ask us at reception about the cycling routes we’ve mentioned in this post and many others that we can personally recommend around the Alcúdia area, such as those which take you around Petra, Orient or the Serra de Tramuntana.
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