CAP FORMENTOR INCLUDING TALAIA D'ALBERCUTX
Regularly ranked in the top 20 routes in the world. A very scenic and hilly ride out to the most northern point of Mallorca, the lighthouse at Cap Formentor from Port de Pollença. The surface is great now all the way having been resurfaced in October 2014. This route includes the optional additional climb to Talai d'Albertux.
Highlights: Mirador de la Creueta viewing point; the climb to and the views from Talaia d'Albercutx; Formentor beach; the view down to Cala Murta just before the tunnel and looking out onto the island of Menorca on a clear day. The fantastic scenery, the amazing road surface..
What to be aware of: Wild goats in the road are common. The tunnel on the way there and back, gets very dark, very quickly. It obviously helps to remove your sunglasses (yes, I have been known to forget) and helps other road users if you have lights to warn that you are not just another bump on the road. The road to and from Talaia d'Albertux is not great. Potholes have been filled in, but some sections remain rough. Take care.
With the route being mostly alongside the ocean, it can get windy. We also advise setting off earlier rather than later as the tourist traffic picks up from 9 a.m. onwards. Before then it will be you, the occasional other cyclist and a few goats. Enjoy.
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