Cycletourism to Palma – Coll de Sa Creu – Calvià – Capdellà – Galilea – Puigpunyent – Esporles – Palma. A short route which never strays very far from Palma but which does incorporate 3 ascents. None of them are excessively long, though there are quite steep stretches with an 8 to 10% incline. It is possible to cut it short by returning more directly from Puigpunyent to Palma, without ascending to Superna.
Approximate distance: 40 km. Duration: 4 hours. departure and arrival Santanyi.
We leave Santanyí on MA-160. At the roundabout we take the exit to Cala Llombards. Passing the beach we leave by narrow and steep steps. We can walk down to the Pontás lookout from where there are spectacular views of this great natural monument.
Recently cycle-tourists in Mallorca held a silent march in honour of Vicenç Suau, a 23 year old cyclist who died in a traffic accident whilst taking part in his favourite sport. We would like to take advantage of this occasion to remind both cyclists and drivers of traffic regulations when it comes to cyclists.
This time, rather than a cyclotourism route, today we are bringing you a progressive training plan, with the routes outlined increasing in length and difficulty. The descriptions of the sites of touristic interest found along them are given in other routes already published in this magazine.
With 312 kilometres, the cyclotourism circuit, Mallorca 312, will be the longest of all such circuit held in Spain. It constitutes an important date in the calendar which will reinforce the already growing enthusiasm for this sport in Mallorca, a country which offers an unbeatable setting all year round thanks to its excellent climate, landscape and roads.
Palma – Coll de Sóller – Sóller – Puig Major (Túnel Monnaber) – Cima Puig Major – Escorca – Coll de Sa Bataia – Lluc – Coll de Sa Bataia – Caimari – Selva – Inca – Binissalem – Consell – Sta. María – Pont d’Inca – Camí de Cabana – Camí dels Reis – Palma.
Km: 114,811 – Difficulty: High – Approximate duration: 6 h.