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Cycle tourist routes improvements

Safer, better cycling in the north west of Mallorca 

Continuing the programme of improvements to routes through the countryside to make cycling easier and safer for tourists during the off-season, the authorities have just announced a big investment in the north west of Mallorca.

cyclo touring ceremony

The island Government together with the local councils of seven authorities in the area - Campanet, Santa Eugènia, Consell, Inca, Selva, Pollensa, and Binissalem – are to spend around three quarters of a million Euros on a 27 km stretch of road which winds through them all from Santa Eugenia up to Pollensa. Our photo shows the official announcement of the scheme with the President and 6 local mayors.

The cycle route runs roughly alongside (to the east of) the Sierra Tramuntana mountain range and its improvements; renewal of the road surface, repainting and reforming both the horizontal and vertical signage and better guidance will improve both the ride and security for pedal-powered two-wheelers. Three sections of this stretch are already designated cycle routes and the work will create one longer, more satisfying track for cyclists.

The work is due to start in January and finish by the end of March, just in time for the spring cycling bonanza on the island when tens of thousands of tourists arrive to participate in their favourite pastime on some challenging and not so challenging routes.

The authorities' aim is to encourage more visitors to Mallorca, which has perfect cycling weather and facilities, in the off season, and their investment should soon reap rewards in the form of the extra money spent on accommodation, gastronomy and other items by the cyclotourists.