Ibiza is most famous for its clubbing scene primarily, you can party all day and night if you wish, in world famous clubs and carry on into the next day. Ibiza is also known for its beautiful coastline and Blue Flag Awarded beaches, this is just a few of the activities the Island of Ibiza has to offer.
Another side to Ibiza is the cycling tourism which over the past few years has gained popularity with many tour operators offering cycling holidays in Ibiza, and also with the help of Tourist Authorities working with the Local Government enormous strides have been made to open up a different kind of holiday and sport which is greatly supported by the locals of Ibiza.There are also high profile mountain biking competitions which are held throughout the year.
The mild climate in Ibiza lends a hand perfectly to outdoor pursuits, obviously Spring and Autumn being most comfortable for cycling as the Summer months can sometimes see the temperature soaring up to 40 Degrees!! With the popularity of cycling in Ibiza growing there are numerous companies and hire shops all over the Island catering for the demands of this sport, although if you are a very serious cyclist you may wish to bring your own, many flight companies offer to transport bikes at no extra cost.
There are over hundreds of Kilometres of clearly marked cycle tracks that criss cross the countryside of Ibiza with information boards and maps indicating routes, different levels of ability,the gradient of the route which is important, and also points of interest, such as monuments, ruins, windmills and watch towers. There are 20 well planned routes some of them traverse through the mountains, some of which take you along the rugged coastline.
Below are some examples of the three levels of cycle route although there is a lot more choice all over the Island.
The first route is an easy route offering a more leisurely pace covering about 12 kilometres starting in the Bay of San Antonio cycling along the South West coast passing some amazing coves and beaches leading on to Port Des Torrent then onto Cala Bassa with its translucent waters and finally Cala Conta which is a snorkelers paradise.
A moderate route is number 13 which covers 17 kilometre circular route taking cyclists from Sant Eularia through to the heart of the island which is a rich charming agricultural village called Santa Gertrudis which is home to one of the biggest churches on the Island dating back to 1797.
This last example is for those cyclists in good physical condition as its over a 60 kilometre trek with some extreme challenges along the way, there are a series of steep climbs and drops, taking in the villages of San Josep, Cala Jondal and Es Torrent to name a few. One of the highlights is the Torre De Savinar ‘Pirates Tower’ which is well worth the climb up to the top of the tower there are unspoilt views of Es Vedra and Es Vedranell.
Cycling in Ibiza is a great way to discover the Island and take in some breath taking scenery, so why not uncover a different side of the island for yourself.