Starting from Puerto Pollenca this fantastic 155km route can be as rolling or as hilly as you like with 1800m of climbing. With the super smooth road leading you in to Arta this stretch of up and down road will warm the legs up and set you up for a brilliant day in the saddle.
Before you come in to the sleepy town of Arta you will greet a steady climb that ramps up enough to increase your breathing to a steady pant but once you hit the top you will enjoy a joyful working descend where you can crank the speed up and let the sea breeze cool you down.
Turning right from Arta you will pass through one of the most popular beech destinations on the Island ‘Cala Millor.’ A very nice town but can be busy during peak times and with the beautiful town of Porto Cristo (Port of Christ) down the road this would be my choice for a perfect coffee stop on the beech front.
Heading out of the quiet town of Porto Cristo you begin your journey back to Puerto Pollenca, however if you feel like a little climb to stretch the legs ‘Sant Salvador’ a cheeky 5km climb is on your door step. Not a long climb but does kick up to 15% in places, worth the effort though, 360 degree views of the Island awaits you at the top. If you want to miss it this time then you can always climb it another time on my Three Monasteries ride.
As you head back along more rolling roads and great tarmac you will pass through Petra where if you fancy one more stop before you complete your ride you will find the main square tucked away inside the town which is usually packed with cyclist soaking up the sun enjoying a coffee… or a cold beer!