Majorca – Cap de Formentor

Formentor Lighthouse
The Approach to Formentor Lighthouse
The Approach to Formentor Lighthouse

This ride is one that can be slotted in before breakfast, on a rest day, as the last ride before the plane home, or even to tag on the end of a longer ride if you feel you’ve not quite done enough. It may be a short ride, just under 25 miles, but it packs a lot in; fantastic scenery, tunnels, hairpins, abundant goats and around 970m of climbing. You can also start and finish it from Cafe 1919 on the harbour front in Port de Pollenca. Always a bonus! Oh, the road surface is nice and smooth all the way, well until that last 200m.

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Majorca – Ride Sa Calobra

The Aqueduct
The Carousel - Courtesy of Andy Jones
The Carousel – Courtesy of Andy Jones

In this first post in a series of my favourite rides in Majorca I’m going to cover the most well known of all the Majorcan climbs; Sa Calobra. I can’t go to Majorca without having to visit Sa Calobra at some point and I usually do it via the following route.

Sa Calobra is 10Km of twists and turns with a fairly constant gradient in between the hairpins. There aren’t that many places on the climb to recover.

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