Mallorca 312

Playa de Muro - 28th April 2018

RECOMMENDED AIRPORT: PMI

Mallorca 312 2018 Information

Terrain

Rolling
Rolling Hills

Country

Spain
Spain

Difficulty

Hard
Hard

Riders

6500
Riders

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Mallorca 312 2018

Now in its 9th edition, the hugely popular Mallorca 312 has become the early season sportive in Europe. In 2016, the route changed from being a lap of the island to being a closed road event largely in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Last year also saw the addition of a third route length - 225km to go along with the shorter 167km and the full route that gives the event it's name.
The sportive is now for everyone rather than just endurance riders looking for a challenge. The long route is still one of the toughest large events on the calendar with finish times ranging from just under 10 hours to the cut off time of 14 hours. The two shorter routes are still challenging with plenty of climbing but offer great preparation for other events later in the year.

Mallorca 312 Routes

You have three choices for Mallorca 312 - the full route with 4,547 metres of elevation which has a loop out and back to Playa de Muro taking in most of the main climbs in the Tramuntana mountains and then an 80km lumpy loop to Arte and back. The 232km route is just the first loop and packs in a not insignificant 3,813 metres of climbing. The shortest route is 167km which breaks off from the other routes after 90km. Unlike most sportives, you have the choice of which route to take as you ride so if you were planning the 232 but your legs are feeling great you can do the 312.

Long Route (312 km)

Starting early in the morning from Playa de Muro, the route takes you along the coast to Port de Pollenca before the climbing starts. The first two climbs will be familiar to Mallorca regulars, the Coll de Femenia & Puig Major. This is the highest point of the ride after 60km. After 150km the route leaves the mountains and you are onto the plains before a lumpy last section to keep you honest.

mallorca312 long route 2017

Distance: 312 Km. Elevation: 4547 M.

Medium Route (225 km)

The new 232km route follows the 312 all the way round without the last 80km loop to Arte. As with the longer route, most of the work is in the first 150km which is relentless climbing and descending before a relatively flat last section through the plains.

Distance: 225 Km. Elevation: 3813 M.

Short Route (167 km)

Though shortest in length, this is still a tough ride with the same big climbs as the other routes. The 167 splits off 20km outside of Soller at around 90km. From there it is a rolling 75km back to Playa de Muro.

Distance: 167 Km. Elevation: 2534 M.

Interesting Mallorca 312 Facts

Winning Time

In 2016, the fastest time for the long route was 9hr28mins

Riders

The first edition was in 2010 and had just 200 riders. 2016 saw 4,400 take part.

High Point

Puig Major is the highest point of the ride at 854m

Lots of sunshine

Mallorca gets on average 300 days of sunshine a year.

Mallorca 312 2018 FAQ

Getting There

The nearest airport is Palma (PMI). This is just under an hour away from both Port de Pollenca and Playa de Muro. Shuttle services are available on all our 312 packages for you and your bike box directly to your hotel.

Documents Required

Entries can only be collected in person in the two days before the ride. You will need your passport and a print out of your race number,

What to Pack

There are no outrageous gradients or climbs that would require special gearing. The ride starts at 7am so arm warmers / gilets might be needed. Come prepared for all weather, the 312 has been ridden in warm sunshine and rain over the years.

Registration

TBC but for 2016 registration was in person only at Iberostar Playa de Muro between 3pm - 9pm on Thurs or 9am to 9pm on Friday.

Start & Finish

All routes start and finish by Iberostar Playa de Muro. Start time is 7am for the 225 and 312 and 9am for the 167km.

WHERE TO STAY

ACCOMMODATION FOR Mallorca 312 2018

Playa de Muro

The home town of the 312 and the most convenient base for the event as there is an early start and registration the day before is also in town. Outside of a pretty beach there is little to do in Playa de Muro but most hotels are packed with facilities and it is a short ride to the hills.

Port de Pollenca

The main base for British cyclists on the island. There is a town centre with bars, shops and restuarants and plenty of coffee shops & bike shops. The lighthouse ride and the Tramuntana mountain range start from just outside the town so it is a great base. The only drawback is the 18km ride to the start / finish line. Our packages include a transfer to the start from your hotel.

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