Biking on Mallorca, 2006

In late May 2006 we got a week free and booked a trip to Mallorca.  We booked just a couple of days before departure, and got a package with a flight and a small appartment in  Alcudia,  where we had been mountainbiking several times.

We stayed in an enormous resort, Ses Fotges, that would not permit us to have our bikes in the appartment. Needless to say, we are not going back.

Most days we rode up into the Serra de Tramuntana. There are some splendid climbs up to Lluc, from Pollenca and Caimari: great fun in descent.

A beautiful ride is out to the very nothern tip of Mallorca, Cap Fermontor.

There is also a network of backroads that are well signed bike routes.

Of course we did the classic Sa Calobra again but opted to go  down to Cala Tuent instead of the tourist bus ghetto at Sa Calobra. Crossing Coll de Sant Llorenc on skinny tires pumped up to nine bars was extremely delicate; the road was so bad we dared not go faster than 10 km/h in descent.

Unfortunately, we had some heavy weather,  cold and rain and we  were not  equipped for it.  So,  two  days we only  made short rides close to Alcudia.

Comparing Alcudia to the south west side of the island we felt we had slightly better  cycling  in Illetas. In fact at some moments  we thought we  would have been better off in Alcudia with our mountainbikes, ridning the trails to Binifaldo, etc. Though that may be an unfair comparission. We never made it south east to Arta and Cala Torta, as a cold torrential  downpour stopped us just  a few kilometres into the ride and made us return shivering to our hotel.

Next time on Mallorca our first choice would be Palma or Soller.



 

 





Boxing the bikes

Boxing the bikes
Lunsen

Lunsen


Elisabeth honking on
Coll de la Creueta


Climbing Coll de sa Batalla



Above Lluc


Break at Turixant de Baix


Sa Calobra road


Cala Tuent


Climbig the gravel of Coll de Sant Llorenc


Sa Calobra from above


Fixing a flat


Sa Caloobra switchbacks


Relaxing


Cap Fermentor


Posing


Coll de sa Batalla





Designated bike route near Pollenca


A windy, no swimming Cala Sant Vicenc


Ready to go home



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