Trofeo Serra Tramuntana (Challenge Ciclista Mallorca 2019) (Sóller)
The Coll den Bleda pass, located in Sóller, is an interesting climb that can be connected with routes to Deia. Although when we talk about cycling mountain passes in Sóller everyone thinks of the iconic and busy Coll de Sóller, we should not underestimate this climb, which is surrounded by mountains and a landscape that allows us to glimpse some of the peaks that surround the town of Sóller from a not very high altitude.
The start of the ascent is at the turn-off to Deià that you will find on the Carretera de Desviament de Sòller, and there is no possibility of getting lost at any point.
The asphalt can be somewhat improved and adds an extra point of difficulty to the route, with a pavement where you will notice that the wheel grips a little at some points. Likewise, the altimetry of the Coll den Bleda is not one of those that scares too much: 4 km at an average gradient of 5.29% with a positive difference in altitude of 215 m. The difficulty is very progressive, with an average starting at 4.83% in the first kilometre and finishing at 5.66%. The combination of short, fairly demanding ramps with multiple points that allow us to regain energy make it a very bearable climb.
The road is generally not too busy, so we can ride with a certain tranquillity.