Palma is ideal for hiring a bike to see Palma city and the local beaches and bays. There are good cycle lanes along Palma Bay, just behind the beach so flat and easy riding. To the east you can cycle to S'Arenal (approx 6 miles) and beyond. To the west there you will find the lovely Bays of Cala Major & Illetas (note: cycle lane does not extend all the way to these bays).
For those more serious about cycling Mallorca is well known for its great cycling. During the winter most of the professional cycling teams use Mallorca as a training base proving that they believe Mallorca offers some of the best cycling in Europe.
Top Tip: Use the Palma.co.uk 360 bike route in real time to plan your trip and explore what you’ll see by looking all around at any point. Click Here
On a beautiful sunny morning in Palma de Mallorca, what better way to get a feel for this vibrant, cultural and cosmopolitan city than to hire bikes and cycle along the stunning palm tree lined Paseo Maritimo? Starting out in view of the old fortress that is the Esbaluard art gallery building and the elegance of the renaissance la Llonja guildhall you can start out with the striking gothic Cathedral as your back drop and cycle along the bay towards Portixol, Molinar, exploring the idyllic coastal cycle path to Ciutat Jardin and Can Pastilla beyond.
Parc de Mar - 360 Palma bike route - 0.36mins-5mins Cycling along the edge of the ocean, the Parc de Mar on the other side of the city road framed by the mighty presence of the old town and Cathedral, you will be joined alongside by; joggers, dog walkers, couples, extended families and fishermen, the perusing and the focused, all following the curve of the bay.
Palma City Beach - 360 Palma bike route- 5mins–7.40mins Yachts set sail from the Marina and cross the panoramic view of the ocean as far as you can see, whilst the Serra de Tramuntana mountains begin to reveal themselves behind you in the distance. Travelling along the immaculate palm tree lined path the long stretch of City beach starts next to the Anima beach bar and ends near the Nassau restaurant towards Portixol Marina. Top tip: If looking for refreshment ...keep going to the lovely bay of Portixol for a selection of welcoming bars and restaurants at reasonable prices.
Portixol Marina - 360 Palma bike route – 8.15–9.30mins A Scenic Harbour on the edge of Palma that leads past the prestigious Portixol hotel and Spa into the pretty Portixol bay.
El Molinar /Portixol Beach - 360 Palma bike route - 10.15mins Cycling into this former fishing village known as El Molinar, you will find the pretty Portixol beach and one of the city's coolest districts’, with stretches of converted fishermen’s cottages and a selection of stylish, restaurants and bars over looking the ocean, coastal promenade and cycle path.
Ciutat Jardi Beach- 360 Palma bike route– 15.45mins
El Molinar’s cottages stretch along side the ocean path sprinkled with architectural timber shaded seating canopies and tiny sandy beaches all the way along until you reach the wider expanse of the cool and up and coming Cuitat Jardi, a white sandy beach with a couple of sea-front cafes, shaded seating and children’s park, a perfect place for a break & a swim...
Top Tip: Public toilets here (adequate)
Towards Cala Gamba - 360 Palma bike route – 17-20.22mins Roller bladers, segways and cyclists all glide alongside the coastline path here before you have to navigate a few narrow corners (18.19mins) passing runners and beach goers, before Cala Gamba, a quieter harbour village dotted with fishermen ........make it up to the end of the bay and you will find shaded seating canopies and a juice bar (22.31mins) and take in the panorama with stunning views back to Palma.
Towards Can Pastilla- 360 Palma bike route – 22.35-30mins Don’t be too put off by any approaching aircraft as considering they fly over you, it is still a stunning beach boardwalk and makes for a great route through rocky crags until you rejoin the coastal road and on to the bay of Cala Estancia.
Cala Estancia - 360 Palma bike route – 30.15-31.10mins A lovely little bay lined with restaurants, bars and cafes.
To the right as you enter there is a small bike rack on the right outside one of the cafes, take a stroll along to the end of the boardwalk for views of the ocean, watch people fishing, sailing and paddle boarding. Top tip: There is a mini supermarket here along the front.
Playa de Palma- 360 Palma bike route – 31.10-33.33mins Turning the corner at the marina end of Cala Estancia along side the main seafood restaurant, you turn onto a more larger scale tourist avenue as you cycle on and down on to the large sweeping expanse of Playa de Palma, where you can watch the kite surfing and where the bike path comes to an end.
Enjoy your trip back to Palma
360 Video's of Palma Bike Routes
Ca'n Pere Antoni / City Beach from 5 mins
Portixol Marina from 8 mins 15 secs
Portixol Beach from 10 mins 15 secs
Ciutat Jardin Beach from 15 mins 45 secs
Goes Past Airport Runway 24 mins
Cala Estància Beach from 30 mins 15 secs
Playa de Palma from 32 mins 10 secs
Cycle Hire / City Tours / Mallorca Tours
Lots of types of bikes and accessories that will make your bike ride one of the most wonderful memories during your stay in Majorca. Nano Bicycles is open everyday, bikes can be delivered to your hotel or holiday apartment.
NANO Bicycles offers 10 different city tours around Palma including city tours, beach tours, tapas tour, night tour and 100km road tour. All available 365 days a year, summer or winter, autumn or spring! They also offer personalized bike tours for groups and individuals. Their experience and knowledge of this city and cycling will assure you a wonderful trip!
At Palma on Bike you can rent all kinds of quality bikes to suit your needs: city, trekking, mountain, road… to ride your bike around the Palma city and surroundings, pedal past the old wall, cathedral and along the bike path that runs along the Bay of Palma.
Palma on Bike also offer multiple city tours including a cycle and tapas tour and even a cycle and kayak tour.
Mills and Honey Holidays Handmade Cycling Trips...
Organise and assist all levels of personalised cycling holidays in Mallorca with an emphasis in enjoying the landscape, gastronomy and magical culture of Mallorca.
They can plan your whole holidays and put together packages including bike rental, accommodation, food and wine tastings, transfers, routes, guides ... i.e. the lot