Palma de Mallorca by bike. A beautiful cycle route along the coast

Playa de Palma
Playa de Palma

Mallorca has some amazing cycling routes. It is well known for this and for its landscape diversity. The island has elevated picturesque towns such as Valldemossa, popular tiny beaches (calas) with turquoise waters, extensive open beaches, water streams forming canyons, hairpin bends and even a 270° spiral bridge called the tie knot.

But if you want to take an easy ride along the coast, there is an amazing cycling path by the sea (Paseo Marítimo). And, if you do it end to end, you can stop a few times to visit some of the island landmarks such as the cathedral, the marina and Palma beach (Platja de Palma).

Route

The map above shows the route to go from Porto Pi Centro Comercial to Club Nautic El Arenal. This is just to illustrate the route, as it does not indicate exactly the cycling path. It seems that Google does not recognise good parts of the cycling lanes.

The whole path is 18 km long and takes between 1 and 1.2 hours. We started next to Porto Pi mall and went to the very end in S’Arenal (see the last picture below).

The lane for cyclists starts from the area around Can Barbera up by the ferry terminal but you can join it anywhere along the Paseo Marítimo.

You will start cycling east to pass in front of the Palma Marina. Continue and you will pass Parc de Marc, with the gothic cathedral on the background.

Keep going by the sea and you will pass Palma City Beach, Portixol Marina, El Molinar and Portixol Beach, Ciutat Jardi Beach, Cala Gamba, Can Pastilla, Cala Estancia and the last part of Playa de Palma, to finally arrive at S’Arenal and the last part of the path.

Pictures

The pictures below show the diversity of both the landscape and the cycling lanes along the route. There are plenty of places to stop for a drink, food or to just relax.

Some of our favourite spots were Vermuteria La Gloria in El Molinar and Bon Vent Cafe & Bar in Can Pastilla.

If you want to rent bicycles, motorbikes, scooters or skates (electric), I strongly recommend Urban Ape.

Cycling path
The cycling path passes plenty of beautiful beaches along the coast
Cycling path
Some areas along the route are relaxing, far from buildings and tourists
Cycling path
Another “rural” part of the cycling path
Portixol
Portixol (El Molinar), is one of our favourite areas in Mallorca. Very nice beaches, restaurants, shops and promenade. It is close to Palma and has much a better vibe.
Cycling path
The Cycling path passes close to the airport, and you can see the planes landing
S'Arenal
S’Arenal. The last part of the cycling lanes ends next to Club Nautic El Arenal

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