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  1. A guide to cycling Ibiza

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    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.

  2. Top 3 Outdoor Activities To Discover Ibiza’s Inland Beauty

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    You will ask yourself when isn’t there a good time to go to Ibiza? Even if the White Isle is known mainly for it’s beautiful beaches and the parties of the summer, late summer and autumn are still very good seasons to enjoy the island – especially if you love the outdoor life.

    While nights can get a bit cooler, during the day there’s often summer-like weather with mild temperatures. It’s cool enough for exploring the enchanting countryside and there’s no problem getting around as the island is less packed – the ideal conditions to practice sports and outdoor activities.  

    Moving inland has its own beauty, so here we’ve rounded up our top 3 activities to discover the beautiful countryside and make the most of the beautiful weather: 

    Walking

    As the heat of summer wanes it is the perfect time to start enjoying one of the great cool-weather pleasures of Ibiza: walking and hiking the many beautiful corners of the island. Despite being a small island, Ibiza has an abundance of quaint valleys and unspoiled hills to explore. There are companies on the island that offer tours. We recommend Toby of Walking Ibiza – you can book either a private or a community tour. If you don’t feel like a tour and want to go exploring by yourself, we encourage you to ask us and do a bit of research first, even if most of the trails are well-marked, it’s always better to have a map with you and to know where the route is heading.

    Cycling

    There are no truly big climbs in Ibiza which makes cycling enjoyable even for amateurs. The stunning countryside and green hills will be the perfect backdrop for a great day. We recommend Velo Club Ibiza if you want to hire a bike or take a guided tour. Their tours include road riding, cross country mountain bike rides as well as riding off the map across dusty caminos and gravel tracks – known only by locals!

    Horse-riding

    Ibiza’s forest trails make it an ideal place for horse-riding. We recommend you  Can Mayans, on the road from Santa Gertrudis to San Lorenzo, their tours will take you on nature trails during the day and romantic full moon rides at night under the stars.