The historical town of Capdepera on the island of Majorca, boasts dreamy coves (“calas”) and spectacular sandy beaches just waiting to be discovered. There are so many ways to explore them, but one in particular stands out, especially if you love cycling. The city council of Capdepera has designed 18 scenic cycling routes for mountain bike enthusiasts. Covering a total of 650 kilometres, these trails will take you on a trip through a variety of forest, beach, mountain, or city landscapes. On this particular occasion, we propose a bike ride through the most impressive coves of Capdepera.
There is no better way to spend your holidays than cycling along the ocean. This fantastic 13- kilometre trip, called Ruta de la Mar, begins in the spectacular Cala Mesquida and ends in Canyamel. Cala Mesquida, along with Cala Moltó and Cala Agulla, were declared a Natural Area of Special Interest in 1991 by the Parliament of the Balearic Islands. Our itinerary on this trip takes you seaside and through the countryside on what we consider to be a fairly easy trail. This cycling trail is suitable for touring bikes, which are available at Hotel Son Jaumell.
Our trip connects you to Cala Agulla by way of a stunning mountain pass (coll de Marina),and a lush green forest. What an amazing trip through this environmentally protected area of Majorca. Cala Agulla will tempt you to take a break from cycling and go swimming in its impressive, crystal clear waters. Just 50 metres away, Cala Moltó, a small, pristine rock cove awaits you with its tranquil sounds of silence.
Another cove that will captivate you on these cycle tours is Cala Lliteres, a rocky beach paradise for those who love diving. If you ride a bit further, you will arrive at Sa Torre Esbucada (Esbucada Tower), where you will in awe of the ruins of a medieval watchtower. The stroll through the wild, unspoilt landscape will lead you to the spectacular Capdepera Lighthouse (Faro de Capdepera).
Your cycling trip will now take you to Cala Gat, a small sandy beach surrounded by tamarinds and Mediterranean dwarf palm trees and the home of Sa Torre Cega (Cega Tower). You will continue your trip to Son Moll in the heart of Cala Ratjada and then further south to a small secluded cove called calita de n’Aguait.
Enjoying the ocean view beside you at all times, you will cross Sa Pedruscada cove which gets its name from the rocks and pebbles of this Mediterranean coastline. Font de Sa Cala is the next impressive destination, followed by pristine N’Aladern cove just a few metres away. This incredible cycle route ends in Canyamel, a golden sandy beach which is located next to the protected wetlands of the river mouth of Canyamel. You will fall in love with its abundance of flora and fauna such as ducks and sea birds. Enjoy your holidays cycling, swimming, diving, and taking in the spectacular scenery of Capdepera’s paradise-like coves on the island of Majorca.