Alcudia is a town steeped in Roman and Moorish history on the beautiful island of Mallorca. It is a region divided into two parts; a modern section near the coast and an older historic area, which is about two miles inland.
Cycle routes in Alcudia
Alcudia’s road network of 1,250 kilometres offers many different routes and every type of cycling with spectacular scenery either along the stunning coastline or travelling to the island’s mountain peaks. Even when just staying close to the road network, the terrain will lead you through mountains and close to beaches.
One very long trip begins in Alcudia and goes to Artà, Cala Agulla, Cala Mesquida, Artà and then back to Alcudia. A mountain bike is required because the terrain is rocky and some of the hills are difficult to master. This journey passes through some beautiful forested areas and small coves. In the town of Arta, you can visit Ses Paises, a prehistoric town.
Alcudia through Ermita de la Vitoria to la Atalaya de Alcudia is a cycling route of 12 kilometres (there and back), which is favoured by many tourists. Along this route there you will find a 15th-century hermitage, and a somewhat arduous climb 444 metres above sea level where there are the best views overlooking the bay from a watch tower that was built in 1599.
Hiring bicycles in Alcudia
Whether you are an experienced cyclist or a novice, you can rent a bike and have a ball cycling along the designated cycle tracks lying alongside many of the major roads. Fairly cheap bicycles for hire are ubiquitous, usually costing around £4 per person per day.
What to pack for a cycle holiday in Alcudia
You will need to buy some cycling clothes. If planning to cycle in summer, get at least one pair of cycling shorts with a built-in pad that helps to delay “Saddle Butt Syndrome.” A light-weight waterproof jacket will make do for most times of the year, but in winter, a cycling jacket made of Goretex is a worthwhile investment. Cycling jackets are usually longer in the back and at the wrists to help to keep those areas protected while cycling.
You will need cycling gloves that have padded palms which soak up vibrations from the handlebars and cycling jerseys that have back pockets and a full length zip. You should buy a pair of cycling shoes with stiff soles that are well ventilated, and pack a pair of cycling sunglasses with shatter-proof lenses for safety and/or wrap around lenses which keep out flies and debris kicked up by the front wheel.
Where to stay for a cycle holiday in Alcudia
Alcudia is a holiday spot destined to inspire visitors again and again, the versatility of accommodations listed at http://alcudiaholidays.org.uk offer lodging for every size budget. Cheap hotels and package holiday offers are available for the taking (and looking and asking and searching).