About Mountain Biking in Ibiza
The island of Ibiza has a real mixture of terrain and trails – something for riders of every ability, from complete beginners to the more hard-core downhill riders. With plenty of day long trips you can really get into exploring the island and seeing some of the quieter in-land sights and secret sea coves.
Many people choose to just beach hop with their bikes, a great way to get around the island and beautiful clear waters to dive into at every stop! However there are plenty of off-roads trails to be enjoyed too.
Don’t forget that summer in Ibiza is very hot, so as well as all your biking clobber pack plenty of sun screen! And if you don’t have all the gear, you can rent it all when you get here either through your accommodation provider or through mountain bike guides & hire shops.
Cala Sant Vicent Circular Route
A great trail to explore the towns & countryside in the north
Not for the faint hearted, this bike route will take you over Ibiza’s second highest mountain, Sa Torreta, which stands at a height of 412 metres.
A good circular route that allows you to explore the towns, coastline and countryside in the north of the island. This is a physically demanding route that takes you over the second highest peak on the island and through farming land to the coast.
Starting off at the church, you will pass through some typical pine woodland, which explains why Ibiza and Formentera are known as the Pityuses, an ancient Greek name meaning “pine islands”. Ascending and descending you will go through orchards that are filled with almond trees, fig trees, carob trees and olive trees. The trail goes directly into the town of San Carlos, well known for the Las Dalias hippy market that takes place there on a Saturday. From here you will need to tackle a steep but short climb to Puig des Molí from where you then gradually descend towards the coast, arriving at Platja des Figueral (Fig Tree Beach) – a good spot for a quick dip in the sea!
The coastal trail from here snakes along and leads you to Cala de San Vicent. This sandy cove is another ideal spot for cooling down in the water and enjoying a wonderful view of the sea and the small island of Tagomago. On the return journey to San Juan you will find yourself climbing up to the area surrounding the Portinatx lighthouse, the northernmost point of the island.