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, and have raised over €120,000 since our first 6Points.  In 2020 we introduced a new project to assist those on Mallorca struggling with the severe financial consequences of Covid.  We are now working with  Yachting Gives Back to provide food and other necessities to the needy. 

Bryan Visser, founder of 6Points

All 6Points events are set up to provide a great 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 ten 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 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 75. 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. 

More photos of our events can be found here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmKWhmc6

The routes

420km over three days: A true lap of Mallorca – 6Points Muntanas. And a  340km version with less climbing – 6Points Valles.

6Points Mallorca starts and ends at the beach in Santa Ponsa, 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.  Both versions do it in three days and riders will stay together in the hotels.

6Points Muntanas – 423kms & 7593 metres

Santa Ponsa 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 Sa Coma.

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 to the beach in Santa Ponca.

155 kms and 1420 metres of vertical ascent.

6Points Valles – 350kms & 4558 metres

Santa Ponsa 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.

Dinner at a fantastic restaurant in Port de Pollensa.

Valles will ride the same fantastic route as Muntanas.

114 kms and 2,109 metres of vertical ascent.

Through the flat farmlands of Mallorca to the fantastic climb up to the monastery at Randa, then on to Porreres and to join up with the Muntanas group at Establiments for the final climb over Col des Tords and
 fast descent to the beach in Santa Ponca.

120 kms and 1110 metres of vertical ascent.

Other Events

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.

Radio 1 Radiothon

Our early season fundraiser for 6Points Mallorca. Keep an eye out for our local riders completing a 6 hour Cyclothon on Zwift in support of Radio One Mallorca’s Radiothon, raising money for Asdica and other Mallorcan charities

We’d love to hear from you. If you have any questions, please drop us an email and we’ll get right back to you.

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Limited Capacity

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 >>