Are you someone who likes to combine a holiday with sport? If you are, then Mallorca is the place for you and springtime is the right time. March, April and May are perfect for training, particularly for cyclists, runners and triathletes. The island’s climate makes enjoying your chosen sport and appreciating the charms of this Mediterranean paradise even more appealing.
Springtime in Mallorca stands out for its low rainfall, mild temperatures (with maximums of about 24 ºC in May), and sunshine hours (from 7.6 hours in March to 9.5 in May). For further information, click here.
If you are a triathlete and you want to work on your swimming, the temperature of the sea is still low (in May it can rise to just 17 ºC) and so the best solution is to train in a heated pool. At Las Gaviotas Suites Hotel, you can swim in its 25x10m semi-Olympic outdoor 27ºC heated pool, specially designed for swimmers and triathletes. You can also round off your training sessions at the hotel by taking advantage of its spacious fully-equipped gymnasium and specialist services, such physiotherapy, biomechanical analyses, coaches and much more.
"Las Gaviotas’ semi-Olympic heated pool, large gymnasium, bike centre and wide range of specialist services all make this hotel an unbeatable choice for sports professionals and enthusiasts alike
Playa de Muro and Alcudia, two sporting meccas
The Bay of Alcudia, in the north of Mallorca, is a magnet for sports professionals and enthusiasts alike. In addition to the natural charms of Playa de Muro beach, the Serra de Tramuntana mountains and s'Albufera Nature Reserve, it has a network of roads that are ideal for cycling and many superb routes and hiking paths for running or trail running. See Wikiloc for a choice of endless different running or cycling routes.
In spring, two sporting events are held in Playa de Muro and Alcudia that are a must for top cyclists and triathletes and amateurs worldwide. On April 30th, Mallorca 312 is scheduled to take place, a popular yearly cycling event round the island of Mallorca. The course, which covers a total of 312 km with 4,500 metres of climbs and descents, starts and finishes in Playa de Muro and lasts for a total of 14 hours, beginning at dawn and ending at dusk. If it is too much of a challenge for you, why not try Mallorca167, across the spectacular Tramuntana mountains.
A few days later, on May 7th, Alcudia will become a mecca for triathletes, with the Thomas Cook IRONMAN 70.3. The athletes taking part have to swim for 1.9 km, cycle for 90 km and run for 21 km along a highly demanding, amazingly beautiful route. Note the date down in your diary on your list of “races I will one day do” and, in the meantime, enjoy the delights of training in Playa de Muro. At Las Gaviotas Hotel, we will be there to back you up!