For cycling lovers who want to enjoy spectacular scenery on their holidays without leaving their bikes behind, Ibiza is the ideal place to combine sport and pleasure thanks to its beautiful villages and numerous paths with impressive views of the sea which are the perfect places for cycling. Moreover, these routes are suitable for all levels, ages and tastes, as they are adaptable either to those who are just starting out in the world of cycling or those who are more adventurous and experienced in this sport.
One of the simpler routes is, for example, the Port des Torrent route, which runs through pine forests and paths under the protection of the cliffs overlooking the sea. This bicycle route passes by the beaches of Cala Bassa and Platges de Comte, where, depending on the month of the year, you can enjoy a swim in their crystalline waters. A 15-kilometre adventure during which you can also see the Torre de’n Rovira (coastal defence tower).
On the other hand, there are other cycling routes on Ibiza that involve a little more expertise on the bike, such as the one that begins in Sant Antoni de Portmany, running along the Sant Rafel de Sa Creu road until you reach the beautiful village of Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera to visit its wooded area and the pou (well) of Gatzara, a place of legends and curious stories. This tour ends in the incredible Buscastell Valley.
There are also various medium-level cycle routes on the island, such as the one that runs past the beaches in the northeast of the island, such as Cala Mestella, Cala Boix and Pou des Lleó, which begins and ends in the village of Sant Carles de Peralta. From Pou des Lleó you take a short path that leads to another coastal defence tower, the Torre d’en Valls, a circular fortress overlooking the island of Tagomago. In addition to this, Sant Carles de Peralta is a beautiful village with a small church and an ethnographic museum well worth a visit.
Meanwhile, Puig d’en Valls is the starting point of a medium-difficulty route that runs along various paths and stony tracks. This route starts off in the direction of Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera, with some uphill sections. Then, on the way back to Puig d’en Valls, the route passes by the Sant Rafel de sa Creu racetrack and offers the possibility of turning off to the Montecristo housing estate, where there is a peak from which spectacular views can be seen.
On the other hand, for more experienced cyclists, there are several extremely difficult routes for those who have absolute control over this sport and are interested in taking an excursion that involves a lot of physical resistance. This is the case of the route that runs along the northwest coast of the island, starting from the Buscastell valley and going up to Camp Vell. It then goes down to Cala d’Albarca and skirts the cliffs of na Xamena. After that, it winds along the tarmac to the Port of Sant Miquel to reach the beach of Benirràs. Finally, there is a descent through Caló de s’illa and an ascent to the watchtower of Sant Joan de Labritja, to reach Puig d’en Teixidor, and finally Can Truy.