Palma – Puig Mayor and Sa Calobra (tough ride)
This route includes the two toughest climbs in Mallorca: Puig Mayor and Sa Calobra. You can skip the latter if you are not up to it.
The first 20 km of the route is warm up to the first ascent over the mountain towards Soller. This is a beautiful climb and equally beautiful descent towards Soller, where you can buy provisions before embarking on the ascent towards the highest mountain in Mallorca: Puig Mayor.
Prearrange to meet up after approximately 14 km where you reach a photo spot just before the tunnel. From here the route continues along the mountain ridge before the descent towards Sa Calobra where you can familiarize yourself with the road curves before the uphill climb. Buy provisions (water/energy bars) in Sa Calobra before the tough ascent which resembles Alpe d’Huez in climb and character.
After the ascent to the top of the mountain ridge you continue towards Lluch and begin the descent after the petrol station situated just after you meet the road leading to Pollenca (you do not take this road).
There is a petrol station at Bunyola before the climb, shops in Soller (slightly inconvenient, but may be necessary), a restaurant/kiosk in Sa Calobra and a petrol station with cafeteria just before you go downhill towards Selva.
Enjoy the ride!
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