6points: Our history
“I wanted to create a small cycling event for my friends who live in Mallorca; we wanted to treat it like a stage race but without the racing, starting and ending at different points each day rather than returning to the same hotel each night. We planned a three day lap of the island, visiting roads and climbs that aren’t on the traditional routes of other events. The idea grew and grew, and we ended with the concept of 6Points that you see today; we added support vehicles and safety as more riders signed up, we partnered with local charities, we were joined by riders from as far away as North America and Australia. Mallorca is a wonderful place for cyclists, and I’m delighted that 6Points Mallorca has proven so popular with my friends, from the early friends riding the first event, to the new friends who join us every year.
As part of the event, we support local charities such as Asdica, Yachting Gives Back (food for the poor) and SOS Animal and have raised over €159,000 for charities since our first 6Points in 2017.
Bryan Visser, founder of 6Points
All 6Points events are set up to provide the very best experience for riders. We provide multiple groups of varying speeds for you to choose from, and ride leaders for navigation and support. Each group has a support vehicle, and we handle your luggage between hotels so you can focus on the ride. Groups are made up of about twelve riders typically, but you’re welcome to switch between groups each day if you want to take it easy or perhaps push on in a quicker group.
We’ve built our major 6Points Events (Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera and Menorca) to have the feel of a big stage race, without the racing. With massed starts, support vehicles, well organised groups of riders, and a passionate ground crew, the atmosphere each morning as we roll out is fantastic.
However, to maintain this style of event, we’ve decided to cap the number of riders participating to a relatively small number (<95). This helps us ensure the event doesn’t become unmanageable, our groups stay at a good size, and everyone has the feeling of being part of a very special event. Book early to avoid disappointment.
3 routes over three days – a true lap of Mallorca – 6Points Muntanas – 440 kms and 6000 metres of climbing; 6Points Valles – 320 kms and 3600 metres; and now, for your EPIC ride, 6Points Everesting – 500 kms and 8900 metres! Wow!
6Points Mallorca starts and ends at the exquisite marina at Port Adriano, and Muntanas travels to the extremities of the four compass points of Mallorca, as well as the highest and lowest points on the island. Valles will ride to 3 extremities and to 3 beautiful monasteries. 6Points Everesting will follow the Muntanas route but will have extra climbs like Sa Calobra added to allow achievement of Everesting – truly EPIC!
All versions do it in three days and riders will enjoy wonderful dinners and stay together in our excellent, handpicked hotels.
6Points Muntanas – 440 kms & 6000 metres
Port Adriano to Saint Elm, up the spectacular Tramuntana mountain range to Banyalbufar, Soller, up the 14 km climb to the top of Puig Major and on to Port de Pollensa for the night.
154 kms and 3,964 metres of vertical ascent.
Dinner at a fantastic restaurant in Port de Pollensa.
Port de Pollensa to the beautiful Cap de Formentor, back to Pollensa and via Alcudia to Cala Ratjada and down to the picturesque beach town of Cala Millor.
114 kms and 2,109 metres of vertical ascent.
Through the flat farmlands of Mallorca, taking in Ses Salines and Llucmajor, swinging north of Palma to the final 6km climb and fast descent tothe fun finish at Port Adriano.
155 kms and 1420 metres of vertical ascent.
6Points Valles – 320 kms & 3600 metres
Port Adriano to Calvia, over Col des Tordes to Establiments to Santa Maria and then on beautiful winelands and farm roads to the monastery in Mancor de la Vall and then on to Port de Pollensa for the night.
121 kms and 1339 metres of vertical ascent.
Valles will ride the same fantastic route as Muntanas.
114 kms and 2,109 metres of vertical ascent.
Through the flat farmlands of Mallorca, on to Porreres and to the beautiful capital, Palma, and to the exciting finish at Port Adriano.
120 kms and 1110 metres of vertical ascent.
Weekly Zwift training rides
Training is a big part of getting through 6Points Mallorca. To help, we have a weekly group training ride on Zwift to help you meet the other riders and get the miles in through the cold northern hemisphere winters. The latest rides are listed here every Thursday and we’ll be live on Zwift on Sunday mornings, starting at 11.40am GMT.
6Points Ibiza and Formentera
A much smaller event, 6Points Ibiza takes place later in the year for those of you wanting some autumn sun. Day 1 sees the riders tackle a 6 points lap of the island of Formentera, and day 2 takes in a 6 points lap of Ibiza. A total of 202km over two days, and a wonderful way to visit these beautiful islands.
After five very successful years, we have set a limit of 75 riders. This helps us provide a fantastic experience for everyone – sign up early so you don’t miss out! Sign up here >>