Club triathletes and cycling pros have long known of the benefits of sport training camps and sport hotels in Mallorca.
Sky training, ironman training, tri training camps, bike training, some of the best training for pro cycling and now the venue for the Alcudia Ironman 70.3, Mallorca is one of the prime sports, triathlon and cycling destinations in Europe and is providing the island with a vibrant out of season sport tourism, both welcomed and favoured by a local community which is beginning to tire of the mass onslaught of summer holidaymakers.
A top triathlon sport hotel in Mallorca will provide training camps, swim, cycle and running camps, sports facilities and comfortable sport hotel accommodation and food, essentially taking care of everything so you can concentrate on more important matters.
The bottom line is this, if Mallorca is good enough for team GB, it has got to be pretty good. And a good sport hotel in Mallorca can provide high standard triathlon and cycle training camps to get you into shape, knock a few minutes off your PB and get in some pre season training in a stunning environment and healthy dry climate.
Mallorca has a temperate Mediterranean climate, with long hot summers, short mild winters and 300 days of sunshine a year. It can rain between late November and early February though January tends to be dry and bright and the sea is warm enough to swim in with no wetsuit as early as April.
Up high in the mountains it can get fairly cool and you will need a windbreaker cycling out of season and yet you can enjoy trail running in the Tramuntana in the height of summer.
Mallorca is particularly well suited to triathlon training. The island geography is extreme and varied with surprising gradients and a wonderful coastline suitable for training in all 3 triathlon disciplines. Mountainous regions and rolling flats, safe sheltered bays with clear water and miles of empty roads makes this a favoured triathlon training destination and has firmly placed Mallorca on the sporting and triathlon map.
There are a number of suitable triathlon sport hotels in Mallorca ready to accommodate and service the growing sports community. The north of the island is particularly attractive for triathlon training camps because of its closeness to the Tramuntana Mountains and some of the best cycling routes in Mallorca.
The three disciplines of the triathlon are well catered for on this corner of Mallorca and all kinds of sports men and women, triathletes, cyclists, runners and swimmers flock to the island to test themselves and train in the temperate Mediterranean climate.
Ideal temperatures in the early spring and late autumn mean you can benefit from the terrain and weather out of peak season and thus avoid both the crowds and the higher prices of the high summer season.
Mallorca has become renowned worldwide as a prime cycling destination, attracting tens of thousands of cyclists every year and raising the bar on the quality of the cycling and triathlon facilities and services the island has to offer.
The Tramuntana Mountains, which take up the entire NW-SE side of the island, provide ample challenges, steep climbs, switchbacks and hairy descents over a 1000m2 area with peaks over 1000m.
The vast central plain which makes up most of the centre of the island has miles upon miles of rolling flats to build up endurance and ideal for recovery rides.
Triathlon and pro bikes can be hired easily at any one of the specialist cycling and sports shops on the island and some sport hotels in Mallorca will provide bikes and kit hire on the premises, as well as safe bike lock ups, airport transfers and support vehicles where necessary.
In the mountainous regions in the east and west of Mallorca, there are mountain peaks higher than anything you will see in the UK, with spectacular sea views along the craggy northern coastline. This is a wild, natural landscape with infinite forest and mountain trails, routes for hill and cross country running and safe well signposted walking paths which start a short distance from your sport hotel in Mallorca. Distances can vary from anything between a short 5Km hill climb to a 110 Km ultra run across the entire mountain range.
Well maintained roads in the vicinity of your sport hotel in Mallorca provide ample opportunity to run on tarmac as well as well trodden country lanes and back roads between Pollensa and Puerto Pollensa. Measured-distance flat runs and loops in the north of Mallorca have all been mapped for local half marathon and ironman events.
The most spectacular running terrain is the coastal path which runs along the sea front between Puerto Pollensa and Alcudia. Or for a more hilly terrain, head north up to the Mirador lookout in Formentor and continue on towards the lighthouse.
Stunning beaches, miles of golden sand , crystal clear waters and protected natural land are all a mere 10 minutes drive from your sport hotel in Mallorca.
A 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive from your sport hotel in Mallorca will land you on the sheltered bay of Puerto Pollensa. The natural horseshoe shaped bay has clear clean water and is ideal for open water swimming with a multitude of safe swimming routes.
The next bay down the coast, Alcudia bay is the setting of the Alcudia Ironman and the swimming route is left mapped out for about a week beforehand, providing a very practical triathlon swim training ground.
Our sport hotel in Mallorca has an outdoor swimming pool on the hotel grounds and an indoor heated pool in the spa and gym centre.
Down the road, in the town of Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca, there is a 25m indoor heated pool in the sports centre available for training triathletes and accessed easily by our sport hotel shuttle service to and from the sport hotel in Mallorca.