The interior of the island of Majorca hides some gems that should not be underestimated for cyclists. The Ermita de Bonany (Hermitage) could perfectly be one.
From Petra, just over 3 kilometers and an average of 4.93%, along the pretty Camino de Bonany, a fairly narrow road surrounded by abundant vegetation that allows us to glimpse little by little and at an altitude of about 300 meters, the Majorcan plain.
Normally we don't come across too much car traffic, and if we make this climb during the week, the possibilities become even less. It's a road to enjoy, and although it sticks the bicycle, the tarmac can't be said to make us suffer.
At the top we find the Santuario de Mare de Déu de Bonany, the most emblematic religious architectural complex of Petra. It is a sanctuary whose construction dates back to the 17th century, although the church we find today dates from the early 20th century, built on a Baroque temple that was demolished in 1919. Inside the presbytery, there is the image of the Mare de Déu de Bonany, carved in wood and located in the center of a Baroque altarpiece.