Routes of Mallorca 312
Published: 18 April 2023
The Mallorca 312 route is one of the most famous long-distance cycling races in the world. This event, with its three different road routes, is held every year in April and welcomes thousands of cycling enthusiasts from all corners of the world to the island. The 13th edition will take place on 29 April 2023 and as always will start and finish in Playa de Muro.
This well-known road race is divided into three distances. The routes of the Mallorca 312 are: Mallorca 167, Mallorca 225 and Mallorca 312, the modality that gives the race its name. Each class offers a different distance of 167 km, 225 km or 312 km and a different landscape on each of the routes.
Route Mallorca 312
The most demanding event of the Mallorca 312 cycling race runs around the island of Mallorca, starting in Playa de Muro. It follows a route that crosses the island from north to south through the mountains, covering one of the most characteristic routes of Mallorca from Pollensa to Andratx.
This road itinerary covers different environments and has a cumulative height gain of 5,050 metres, with some of the highest points in Mallorca along the way: Puig Major (889m), Coll den Claret (550m), Coll de Femenia (519m) and Grau de Suprema (465m).
The start will take place at 6:30 in Playa de Muro and all the participants will begin a day in which they will cover 312 kilometres passing through points such as Gorg Blau, Banyalbufar, Es Capdellà, Lloseta, Ariany and Artà.
All these points are key points for following the race, with their respective cut-off times. In the event that any cyclist cannot follow the times set by the organisation, the event offers a broom car service for those who cannot make it to the finish line.
Route Mallorca 225
The 225-kilometre Mallorca 312 route, also starting and finishing in Playa de Muro, follows a route through the Serra de Tramuntana and the inland area close to the mountain range. On this distance by road, cyclists will be able to enjoy some of the most charming villages of the Balearic Islands, as well as some of the most beautiful natural landscapes.
In this challenge, the participants will walk a route with a cumulative difference in altitude of 3,973 metres. In addition to overcoming the highest points of the Serra de Tramuntana, on this route they will also visit: Coll de sa Pedrassa (450m), Galilea (410m) and Coll de sa Granola (358m).
The race will start at 6:30 am in Playa de Muro, the starting and finishing point of the 225-kilometre circular route where the cyclists will pass through different altitude points and visit charming villages such as Esporles, Lloseta and Campanet.
Throughout the entire route, participants will be able to take advantage of the refreshment services offered by the organisers, distributed throughout the race. If necessary, they will have the broom car at their disposal in case they are unable to finish the event.
Route Mallorca 167
The shortest of the Mallorca 312 routes offers a 167-kilometre road route. One of the best circular routes, where mountains and beaches mix, perfect for cycling enthusiasts.
During this route, the cumulative difference in altitude is 2,475 metres. Passing through the highest points of the Serra de Tramuntana, the runners will cross natural areas of interest such as the Gorg Blau and the Coll d’en Bleda (226m).
The start of the race is at 6:30 am in Playa de Muro. Throughout the competition, cyclists can count on the different services offered by the organisation throughout the race, such as refreshment points or the broom car, in the event of failing to beat the times set.
At the end of the event, all runners who cross the finish line will receive a medal, a digital diploma with the results. In addition, during the 29th of April all registered runners will be able to enjoy the pasta party and free massage and physiotherapy services.