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Enjoy a flat route by the sea that is completely on purpose made cycle paths so that it is safe for all the family to cycle. It takes you from the capital city of Palma to the beach resort area of Playa de Palma.
Set off from the promenade in the Paseo Marítimo de Palma (the main coast road). The lane for cyclists commences from the area around Can Barbera up by the ferry terminal but you can join it anywhere along the front. Cycle east and pass in front of the cathedral and the Parque del Mar. You will pass through Portixol and Ciudad Jardin, both of which have good beaches and refreshment spots. After 5.5 km, you will reach the area of El Molinar by the airport.
The bicycle lane finishes here, but follow along the coastal area whenever possible and in the area of El Molinar you may cycle along the promenade. Once you arrive at the beach in Coll d'en Rebassa, turn left to avoid the area of Es Carnatge, leading to the road by the power station of San Juan de Dios. From here, take a right and once you reach Can Pastilla, turn right again to continue cycling next to the shore. The excursion will be much more peaceful once you take the lane of the Playa de Palma exclusively for bicycles, roller skaters, pedestrians and joggers. You arrive at el Arenal after a further 5 km and return to your point of departure along the same route.
Points of interest: The Old Quarter of Palma has great cultural richness. It is worth visiting the 13th century Cathedral, the 10th century Arab Baths and the churches, Town Hall and the walls that used to entirely surround the city. There are also modernism buildings of importance such as the Gran Hotel.
Read about this route when we hired bicycles one day in Palma de Mallorca.
Itinerary: Paeso Maritimo - Molinar - Coll d'en Rebassa - Playa de Palma
Distance: 30 km there and back
Difficulty: Very simple