The ascent to Valldemossa is probably one of the most charming and accessible climbs, achievable for most people. The beauty of the ascent, surrounded by a landscape that envelops us between rock and woodland, allowing us to view our final destination from halfway up the ascent: the town of Valldemossa.
And if we reward ourselves for the ascent with a well-deserved break to enjoy a good “coca de patata” (potato pancakes) with the classic almond horchata, so much the better.
Coming from Palma, past the junction with s'Esgleieta, we will start a climb whose most demanding stretch is at the beginning, with a long slope that reaches the height of S'Estret, a section known by other types of climbers who prefer rocks to roads.
Even if we weaken after this first section, we will have the advantage of climbing in a more relaxed way thanks to some false flat sections with dynamic turns. In the last section, it gets a bit harder again, but the intensity will be significantly less than in the beginning.
In total we have climbed 3.77 km with an average gradient of 5.73%, and positive slope of 215 m.
The road is in perfect condition, although Valldemossa's own charm means that it is quite a busy road, especially at weekends, so cycle with caution due to the narrowness of the road.