Cycling is one of the best ways to discover the island. Between hills, off-road trails and scenic coastal paths, you can enjoy the view while simultaneously getting in a workout.
The cycling season is divided in two, springtime between February and May and autumn between September and November. The mild temperatures during these months make cycling in Ibiza an attractive proposition. June, July and August are the hottest and the busiest months on the island so not an ideal time for training. If you decide to come at this time then cycling at dawn not only ensures you have less traffic on the road but keeps you cooler than you would be in the hot sun.
The highest point of the island is Sa Talaria and it sits at 475 meters above sea level, so those looking for mountains trails should probably go elsewhere. The rolling roads and quiet lanes are quintessentially Mediterranean, lined with olive trees, orange and lemon trees. Luscious and green, the south of the island offers fast, smooth roads, with the north being a hillier affair with rougher, smaller roads and quiet views.
For those looking to get off the beaten track and onto the rough stuff, Ibiza’s vast array of trails allows you to explore the island without the need to spend too much time on the road.
Its dry climate means the trails and single track are often fast and dusty, ideal for a hardtail mountain bike. For those looking for a challenge, the short, steep climbs dotted around the island are sure to test even the strongest legs. Rocky, technical descents make for an exhilarating ride and breathtaking views aplenty; there is no better way to discover the White Isle.
Want to know more? Check out our island guide to Outdoor activities in Ibiza.