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The 7 cycling wonders of Majorca

7 emblematic places of Mallorca. 7 unique environments for cycling. Maybe there are even more, but here is our selection.
 1 – Formentor

17.5 kilometers from the start of the ascent of Mirador des Colomer (Coll de sa Creueta) to Faro de Formentor, one of the places with stunning views on some of the best cycling routes in the world. The tarmac was renovated a few years ago and any athlete wishing to extend the challenge of this spectacular cycle route can continue pedaling to Sa Talaia d’Albercutx, 2.30 km of steeper slopes with breathtaking panoramic views. During the summer season, car access is limited, making the route even safer if possible.

2 – Sa Calobra

The great bicycle hose of Majorca. Horseshoe curves, others as symbolic as the “nus de sa corbata” (knot). 10 kilometers of downhill paradise, but with demanding sections in the ascent. As in the case of Formentor, the restriction of access for vehicles in the months when tourist pressure is the strongest, is an advantage for cyclists.

3 – Puig Major

A good average but no difficult slopes. Just a formality, isn’t it? Sorry, we mentioned that this is a 14.5 kilometer climb, the longest climb in Majorca. The descent to the Escorca region between the Cúber and Gorg Blau reservoirs makes it a true cycling paradise.

4 – Sant Salvador

The sanctuaries are places of pilgrimage… and this one, more precisely, of pilgrimage for cyclists. The most emblematic climb in the east of Majorca, with 5 kilometers and a demanding 6.70%. The monuments of Cristo Rey or Cruz del Pico are almost obligatory and a trophy for any cyclist who crowns this mountain pass.

5 – Santuari de Cura

At the top of Puig de Randa is another of the cycling pilgrimage sites par excellence in Majorca. Asphalted a few years ago, 4.5 kilometers from Randa, and 6.6 terrifying kilometers up the Ermita de Gràcia, from Llucmajor.

6 – Coll de sa Batalla

The most visited climb in Majorca, crowned by its characteristic restaurant and petrol station, welcomes thousands of cyclists every year with spectacular moments such as the Salt de la Bella Dona region and a great variety of turns and landscapes on this 8.3 kilometer long “coll”.

7 – Ermita de Betlem

5.10 kilometers at a discrete 4%. What’s the secret? You will have to crown this ascent to discover it … all the grandeur of the Mediterranean and the Majorcan coast among the vegetation, incredible views, hairpin curves and ending with the beautiful Ermita de Betlem.

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