With wide open avenues, tree-lined, streets, an expansive boardwalk, and of course, great weather, Palma is an ideal city for biking. Bike sharing programs like BiciPalma and Mou-te-Bé are quick and inexpensive ways to get from one place to another without worrying about a bike lock or committing to a long term rental, but if you know you want to cycle around Palma all day, try one of the many rental companies found in town.
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Things to be careful with when cycling in Palma
Palma is a fairly big city, and like any city, it has its share of traffic. While cycling in the city, it’s important to pay attention to buses — especially when they pull over to take on more passengers, as well as fast drivers and skaters, but it’s the slow moving tourists that are perhaps the main thing to look out for — as they are not looking at anything but the sites in front of them.
Remember to use the international hand signals for cycling when turning, and don’t run red lights. Traffic laws apply to cyclists too!
Unfortunately, bicycle theft is quite common in Palma, particularly during the peak tourist months. Be sure to lock your bike up in a visible area, and include the front tire in the lock if you can, as parts of a bike can be taken as well. Be sure to ask the rental company about insurance or responsibility in case of theft when renting the bike.
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Routes / Trails
Well-marked bike lanes can be found along some of the larger avenues in Palma but perhaps the most liberating is the expansive front line bike path that winds along Palma’s Paseo Marítimo going south to El Arenal. It is a nice, flat bicycle ride passing by La Seu Cathedral, Portixol and Playa de Palma. Break up the route by stopping for a drink and a swim. Or cycle over to Santa Catalina, through Son Espanyolet and around Son Dureta, to explore up and coming neighborhoods.
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Cycling with kids
Cycling around Palma with kids can be done in a relaxed and fun way. Be sure to wear helmets and follow designated cycling routes.
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Cycling in Palma by the sea
Of course Palma is a great city for walking but cycling shows another side to the city, it connects you in a different way, and you’ll feel like a local. So whether by bike sharing program or bike hire, start peddling and should you get inspired to hit the open roads in Mallorca, there are many cycling companies at the ready with maps, routes, and gear.
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More Activities on Mallorca
You’ll never run out of things to do on Mallorca! Here we give you ideas for everything from cultural and outdoor activities to sports and water fun.