MALLORCA F13. DAY 5.
Route #4 Spine of the Dragon 128km
-1st Random Climb 6.5km (average4.5%)
-2nd Random Climb 3km (average 5%)
-3rd Random Climb 3km (average 4%)
-Puig Major 14km (average 6%)
-And, Yes! There are many more rollers on this route.
The Andratx shuttle ride delivers the very best of Mallorca’s riding. Hills, views, wild mountains and villages are all along the route.
From Andratx we start the day doing what we will be doing for the rest of the day. We will be pedaling up, coasting down and looking at beautiful things …all day. The morning will be fairly casual as we make our way over the rolling hills on the way to Valldemossa for lunch.
Back on the road we will make our way to Soller and the climb to Puig Major. This brute of a climb (14km, average 6%) starts in the warm valley of Soller and ands up in the alpine region of the island. It is spectacular, tough and the pinnacle of climbing on the island. From the summit tunnel we make our way past alpine lakes and forests before dropping back down to the ocean and our hotel in Alcudia.
Simply put, this is one hell of a bike ride.
Note: As with every day in the mountains, be prepared for the weather to change quickly. If the weather forecast is anything less than perfect arm-warmers, a rain jacket and some extra food are mandatory for a day of cycling in the hills.
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