Special thanks to SportActive Cycling Holidays for this guest post, all about cycling the stunning Balearic Island of Mallorca.
Why the M312 is the best cycling challenge
Every year almost thousands of riders take on the M312 on the Balearic Island of Mallorca. The route is 312 kms of ride across gems such as the Tramuntana mountain range, country lanes, and stunning coast roads.
If you feel that 312 kms is too far, there are two shorter options. The M232 reduces the distance to 232 kms, while the M167 is 167 kms of ride. All three routes offer challenge and will take you through the Tramuntana mountain range.
So, here are some excellent reasons to ride the Mallorca 312, 2017 edition.
The Most Challenging Edition yet
The 2017 edition of the Mallorca 312 features more climbing and challenge then previous editions. The route has been structured to ensure your limits will be tested as you climb for mile after mile. If you’ve ridden the sportive in the past, this edition will be far tougher than what you experienced before.
For the second year running, the feeling of being in a major sporting event is heightened by the fact you will be riding on closed roads, just like a professional event. This is not only safer but as you pass people cheering on the side of the road you will experience the splendour of a big ride.
The Sportive to end all Sportives
The M312 has it all. It has challenge, it has the big event feel, and it has camaraderie. The shared feeling that you have taken on one of the hardest amateur sportives is all part of the experience. Possibly what makes it better is that you will feel like a pro rider providing you are fully supported by a great tour operator. This will be the closest you will get to feeling like a pro rider.
Guaranteed to Record a Time
Sportives are often about how well you perform on the day. Your performance is affected on the actions of other riders and elements such as the weather. The great thing about the M312 is that you can switch routes on the day. So should you be having a difficult sportive you can switch to a more achievable distance, similarly, if you’re feeling confident you strive to finish a longer route.
Riding the M312 in 2017
If you want to ride the M312, then you will need to secure your place with a tour operator before the 15th October. The sportive is popular and in demand. It will sell out within a few hours of registration opening, making it impossible to book your place on this fantastic sportive.
At SportActive, we run fully supported tours to help you ride the M312, so click here and discover the sportive to end all sportives.