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Mallorca's most beautiful passes

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Mallorca's most beautiful passes

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If there's one thing road bikers agree on when springtime comes around it's this: there's no better place to let it roll than in Mallorca. While Northern Europe is still caught in the gloom and cold of winter, the sun has started to warm up the Balearic Islands. And despite the first rays of sunshine pumping life back into the soil, it remains fairly quiet outside of the towns and villages—perfect for letting you glide up winding climbs and down mountain passes.

As most motorists tend to remain on the motorways and inside the cities, the overland roads are a paradise for road bikers – from amateurs to pros alike. Biking in Mallorca is heavenly—especially on these ten road bike passes.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Coll de Sóller

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Like many of the climbs in Mallorca, the Coll de Sóller is in the north of the island. From Sóller it goes steadily over about 7 kilometers at about 6 percent up to 497 meters.

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    Sa Calobra

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The climb from the village of Sa Calobra to the Coll dels Reis is one of the main reasons that cyclists come to Mallorca. With an average gradient of seven percent it goes up over ten kilometers. So Sa Calobra may not be as challenging as the Alps or the Pyrenees, but it is still an exceptionally beautiful climb. The 26 hairpin bends and the exciting descent will also make your heart beat faster. The first two kilometers are very easy and could quickly give you the impression that the entire route is easy. But after a few steep sections, you will quickly realize that you have to divide your strength. There's something else to come. After kilometer 7 there is also the hardest part with an incline of ten percent! If your legs are already tired here - you will feel it.

    Caution is advised here with the traffic, but in Mallorca motorists are usually very considerate when dealing with cyclists. And weather-wise - at 30 degrees in the shade you should of course think about it or provide enough water, because you can no longer fill it up until you have reached the top. The driveway definitely has a lot to offer. The perfect challenging road, the great view and the subsequent descent, of course. So go ahead and enjoy!

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    Puig Major

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The Puig Major is at 1443 m the highest mountain in Mallorca. Unfortunately, you can not reach the summit as the Millitary Road is closed. Nevertheless, it is the highest climbs of the island and the driveway of Soller is worthwhile.

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    Sant Salvador

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    Sant Salvador is located 509 meters above sea level on the mountain Puig de Sant Salvador.
    The last section you drive up in the pine forest from curve to curve. When you are upstairs and the trains are hanging on your handlebars, drive to the monastery on the right. In front of the entrance there is the best water in Mallorca (fresh well water without paying).

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    Auffahrt zum Coll de Sa Bataia

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The Coll de Sa Bataia is the third highest pass in Mallorca. Upstairs there is a gas station with restaurant and drinks.

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    Coll des Vent

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The driveway to the Coll des Vent, or Coll Sa Creu, as it is sometimes called, was tarred a few years ago and has been a real pleasure ever since. It is the perfect training mountain for the cyclists from Palma: easy to reach, virtually car-free, scenic. Linus Gerdemann and colleagues were allowed four times over the pass on the final stage of the 5-day Cinturon Ciclista a Mallorca 2005. This can save you as a hobby athlete, if you alternatively still one or the other slope of the rear of the Coll of Vent southern Tramuntana mountains dranhängt.

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    Puig de Randa

    Road Cycling Highlight

    This mountain is the entry (the slopes go gently up) to beautiful tours in Mallorca.

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    Ermita de Betlem

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    My first and last tour when I am in Mallorca is going to the chapel in the monastery Betlem. Upon arrival: A candle that I am back to health, at the end of the holiday: A candle that I can go home healthy again.

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    Cap Formentor

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The "meeting point of the winds" is the northernmost point of Mallorca. The road over the peninsula Formentor is worth a tour not only because of the spectacular view from the lighthouse!

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    Orient

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The Bunyola-Orient-Alaro road is listed as a World Heritage Site. For me one of the most beautiful routes in Mallorca. The road surface is unfortunately in very poor condition. The road is one of the most popular racing bike routes on Malle!

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