My first cycling holiday abroad coming up at the end of March.
Myself and a mate are staying in Pollensa, Mallorca and looking to plan some routes. If you've been and have any must-rides or even a GPX file knocking about, please do let me know.
Sa Calobra is a must. You’re close to Cap Formentor which is beautiful
Pick up one of the cyclo tourist maps at the airport, there are loads of routes that keep you away from main roads.
If you are renting a bike, the bike shops usually have files which you can download.
There are 2 other videos riding around Mallorca as well.
Awesome - thanks all, will let you know how it goes!
Sa Calobra and Formentor are the big names and absolutely wonderful. From Pollenca, Sa Batalla is a little closer, a fantastic climb and can be reached on some lovely quiet roads. The rolling ground between the top of Col de Femenia and the top of Sa Batalla is also great in either direction.
Hi everyone, thank you for the advice on these - was a great trip (even if the weather got a bit rough towards the end of the week). For any looking in future, a couple of must rides:
Sa Calobra - the best descent I've ever ridden. The climb is also epic...it just takes a while.
Port De Soller - huge climb with a mega long descent. The port has a load of great cafés too.
Coll De Femenia - great orientation climb (cat 2), 7.6km at 6%. Busy coffee shop at the top too!
Randa - just over 5k at 6% ~10-15mins, with flatlands all around it. One for those missing the surrey hills.
Also found this vid on good coffee spots quite useful.
Anyone have experience of wild camping in the North of Mallorca? I know camping on the island is a bit tricky with few official sites available and apparently the police come down quite hard on wild campers. I've looked at a handful of refuges but the reviews are mixed and would like to have freedom to not have to reach a specific destination.
I'll be travelling light and on my own and won't be taking any cooking equipment so I wont be posing any fire hazards. Also hoping sea swims will be ok instead of showers.
Any thoughts gratefully received.
Funny, I just came to this thread to ask what night temps I might experience in March and what I might be packing for some bivvying.
Did you end up wild camping there?
Dunno about March, but it never got below 12 degrees at night when I was there during the Christmas week.
Interesting. Websites say 5C at night in March. But that means when I'm there it will be -5C because the universe hates me.
It was unseasonably warm - 21 degrees and sunny every day.
Yeah, there's lots of this kind of thing going on. I was just in my home town in Oz and people were wearing hoodies, in fucking December! It did then get up to the hottest day they'd had in 5 years, but hoodies in Dec in Oz is fucking bonkers.
Didn't end up wild camping but I still carried all my gear back and forth across the island. I'm sure it'd be doable in terms of finding a decent spot, it's just everything is so spiky out there you'd have to watch your gear for damage.
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