If you’re heading to Palma this summer and beyond, a great new way to explore the capital has opened up to tourists. Palma has had Bicipalma, a Boris bike style rental scheme in place for a few years but this has only been open to those with proof of residency. From this summer the bikes are due to be open to tourists, and with a three day pass costing 9 euros and a 5 day pass costing 12 euros this is set to be the best and cheapest way to scoot around the capital.
So where to explore on your two wheel adventure of Palma?
1 Make sure you head down to the water and take the seafront cycle route towards the Portixol and beyond. Just keeping going as far as your legs can pedal right along the seafront, through Ciudad Jardin and beyond. There are plenty of places to stop for refreshments along the way. You won’t have got far, but the Portixol has a fabulous selection of cafes and restaurants (including the Portixol Hotel Restaurant and Bar).
It’s also hard to beat the location of the seafood restaurant El Bungalow, which sits literally on the beach at Ciudad Jardin.
2 If you have real stamina you could push yourself and head to the impressive Bellver Castle.
This is set in parkland on the top of a hill with fabulous views over the Bay of Palma. As well as a beautiful castle to explore there is also a stylish café to relax and refuel in.
3 If you fancy a more chilled time, you could just potter around the narrow lanes of Palma Old Town, stopping off in the pretty squares for a coffee.
4 We also recommend heading out of Palma Old Town to visit lesser known parts of the capital. We love the Santa Catalina area with its local vibrant buzz and selection of good restaurants and cafes.
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