The Balearic island of Mallorca is known for being a popular sun-kissed holiday destination in summer, with great weather and idyllic scenery. Alternatively, arriving in the winter months, you can see the island come to life for athletes and active holidaymakers who seek an ideal training location.
Known for its mild climate all year round, the island offers perfect training conditions for people wanting to escape the harsh winters in the UK. Swim in the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, ride a mixture of flat open roads and mountainous terrain, and then explore Mallorca’s quiet country lanes on foot. Where else is better suited for triathlon training?
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Growing up in Yorkshire, Samuel used cycling as a way of fitness and exploring the countryside. Then moving onto road racing and triathlon his interest grew towards performance and training specifically for the sport.
After studying a degree in Outdoor Coaching and Leadership at university, he has now found himself guiding and managing SunVelo, a cycling holidays and training camp business...
Compete in the Mallorca half Ironman event hosted mid-May each year. Situated in Alcudia, the route takes on the most challenging terrain of the mountains and returns with a flat run along the beach.
Cycle the iconic 120km route of the Tramuntana mountain range, taking in the most beautiful, breathtaking scenery Mallorca has to offer.
Explore Mallorca’s beautiful landscape with structured group riding - it's guided and included within your training week.
Three distances are available, all on closed roads - 312km, 232km or 167km. And just one entry gives you the opportunity to ride any distance you like. The route includes the iconic Tramuntana mountain range and fabulous rolling roads. It's usually held near the end of April.
The Palma Mallorca Marathon hosts the full marathon, a half marathon and a 10km in a city which boasts historic architecture, including an imposing Cathedral, a rambling network of narrow streets and beautiful harbour. This event is a great opportunity to explore the city with the roar of crowds cheering you on. It's usually held in mid-October.
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Many professional athletes use the island as a pre-season training camp through late winter and spring as the temperature is at a warm 20-25 degrees.
Training camps with SunTri are hosted from the start of April until early May. Arriving later sees temperatures and prices rise as it comes closer to the tourist season.
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