The Best Sports Hotels in Mallorca
You’re probably well aware that Mallorca is a popular destination for sports holidays and training camps. It’s popular for many reasons, its accessibility from mainland Europe, the sporting infrastructure, it’s affordable, and of course for its amazing Mediterranean cuisine.
The climate plays an important role too. Mallorca enjoys typical Mediterranean weather. The most popular time of year for sports holidays on Mallorca are Spring and Autumn. During the winter, the weather can get chilly, but on most days, you can still enjoy mild weather. The summer months of July and August can get extremely hot. But that usually doesn’t stop me, in fact, I quite like the heat, and with around 11 hours of sunlight, you can easily beat the (extreme) heat by setting out nice and early.
But where is the best place to stay? I’ve handpicked some of my favourite sports hotels in Mallorca for you, all in and around the resort area of Alcúdia. But why in Alcúdia?
Active holidays in Alcúdia
Alcúdia lies on the north coast of the island and is just a 40-minute drive (approx. 60 Km) from Palma airport. It’s one of the most popular resorts on the island and offers a unique combination of both a family beach resort (Port d’Alcúdia) and a charming and authentic local atmosphere offered by the medieval old town (Alcúdia).
I would recommend renting a car straight from Palma airport. It’s an easy drive and it’s all motorway, except for the last 10 Km. The best site to book your car is at Discovery Cars. This award-winning site offer competitive rates as it searches all the big car rental companies and finds the best price. No hidden costs, clear information, free cancellation.
This part of the island is a favoured destination by cycling and triathlon enthusiasts and is a popular training camp base for professional cycling teams.
I’m fortunate that my in-laws own a house in this area, so it’s a place I know well and where I spend a lot of time in the summer.
There are endless cycling routes for riders of all levels. The area surrounding Alcúdia has coastal routes and flat inland plains as well as easy access to some serious mountain climbs that the Serra de Tramuntana has to offer. If self-guided cycling holidays in Mallorca appeals to you, be sure to check The Best Cycling Hotels in Mallorca or The 5 Best Places To Stay in Mallorca for Cycling.
Similarly, triathletes love to come here too, the bay of Alcúdia and the bay of Pollença offer ideal open-water swimming conditions, not to mention the endless running routes, from scenic coastal routes to quiet rural country roads. You’ll find many of The Best Hotels with lap pools in Spain are located in Mallorca.
Numerous sports hotels in Alcúdia that cater to cyclists and triathletes and have their own on-site cycling centres and semi-Olympic swimming pools with state of the art equipment.
It’s no coincidence that Alcúdia hosts so many prestigious and internationally recognised sporting events.
Sporting Events in Alcúdia
Hotels in the Alcúdia area have adapted their facilities and services to the needs of sports lovers, adding cycling centres with bike rentals, semi-Olympic pools, and premium gyms.
Your rest and recovery are also valued and complimented by special meal plans for athletes, Spa circuits, and sports massages.
Check out my recommended sports hotels below:
The Best Sports Hotels in Mallorca
So whether you simply want to stay in shape on your family active holiday, a training escape with your local sports club, or to attend one of the many sporting events in the area including Mallorca 312 or the Ironman Mallorca, then Alcúdia is really the place to be.
Furthermore, being surrounded by like-minded people and having access to premium sporting facilities is such as a great motivator. Check out my blog post 7 Reasons to Stay in a Sports Hotel for more benefits of staying in a sports hotel.
So, for the ultimate active holiday experience, book yourself into one of the many amazing sports hotels in Mallorca!
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