Winter training on Mallorca

Not every cyclist lives in a very geographically-diverse environment. Therefore, many teams and pro riders head down to Mallorca for a winter training camp. With a mountain ridge on the north coast of the island, Mallorca offers the diversity and challenge for an ideal training week. The southern section of the island also has a temperate climate due to the surrounding Mediterranean sea, and is quite a few degrees warmer than we are used to here in the Netherlands.

Mallorca is such a popular cycling destination that you don’t even have to bring your own race bike. There are enough locations that rent them in town, and offer models in all different classes. But it is wise to reserve well in advance as there are many people who go for this convenience.