2014 MALLORCA TRAINING TRIP ROUTE 2
Route #2 San Salvador Loop 120km
San Salvador 6km (average 6%)
Oh, and quite a bit of rolling terrain!
Yes, this route is “mostly flat” but don’t let that fool you into believing it is easy. Along the way south from Alcudia the roads roll along the coast but it is not until the climb to San Salvador that things really get serious. Shortly after passing the town of Felanitx (pronounced felahneech) our route starts to climb up to the monastery. Looking up riders can see their destination but one can only guess at the stunning views from the top.
The climb itself is about 6km averaging 6%. The smooth roads and many switchbacks entice riders to push themselves but a word of caution, if we may. From here it is a long way home and if you are planning a big day tomorrow is it better to take this climb at a leisurely pace. Also keep in mind the wind direction as the late afternoon wind sometimes swings north making the trip home the hard part of the day.
SEE THE ROUTE AND DOWNLOAD THE GPX FILE HERE