ANDRATX TO PORT POLLENCA
Often referred to as one of the best routes in the world, and certainly the best cycle route in Mallorca.
Starting with the beautiful south west coastal section from Andratx to Deia, passing through Estellencs and Banyalbufar and continuing through Sóller and up Puig Major, the longest and highest climb on the island. (14 km @ 6.2% average gradient, 828m of elevation). Then down through the two tunnels past the aqueduct, past Lluc and descend all the way into old town Pollenca.
This route has it all. Excellent surfaces; coast and forest views; hardly any traffic; amazing little towns and great café stops every hour or so should you need. And climbing, plenty of climbing.
If you are going to ride one route in Mallorca, I recommend that this is the one. Take a scheduled bike bus out to Andratx and cycle back to Port Pollenca for the highlight of your trip.
If you want to add to this route, drop down to Cala Estellencs, Port des Canonge, Port Valldemossa or Sa Calobra or all of them. Follow this link for all the choices.
MALLORCA BICYCLE RESCUE
If bike or body break down in Mallorca, policy holders are quickly taken to their choice of either:
- a local bike shop for repairs or
- back to their place of accommodation or
- back to where they hired their bike