2014 MALLORCA TRAINING TRIP. ROUTE 1
Route #1 Santa Magdalena 70km
Santa Magdalena 4km (average 5%)
This route is a pleasant warm up introduction to riding in Mallorca. Tiny farm roads, a little bit of switch-back climbing and a café stop mark the highlights of this ride. These are the elements that make up many of the great rides on the island. On today’s route they all come together in an easy to manage distance.
The first part of the ride takes us north-east, skirting Campanet along the way. The tiny farm roads eventually lead us to the base of the climb up to Santa Magdalena. At about 4km in length and not too steep, the climb is a great intro to the longer, harder efforts that are to come. Coffee, a snack, and a quick descent put riders back on the little roads for a quick spin home. With any luck the typical westerly wind will push riders home through Sa Pobla and back to the coast.