The island of Mallorca is the largest island of Spain by area and has two mountainous regions, the Serra de Tramuntana in the north-west and the Serres de Llevant in the east. Each range is approximately 70 km (43 miles) in length.
The highest peak on Majorca is Puig Major at 1,445 m in the Serra de Tramuntana, however this is situated in a military zone, and the public road reaches a height of 880m. The northern coast is rugged and has many cliffs and famous climbs including the road to the lighthouse at Cap de Formentor, the monastery at Lluc, the legendary climb out of Sa Colobra, the Col de Soller and not forgetting Valldemossa.
The northeast coast comprises two bays: Pollensa where we are based in April and October and the larger' Alcudia bay where we are based in February/March.
The central zone extending inland from Pollensa and Alcudia to Palma is generally flat, fertile plain known as Es Pla. Dotted about this plain are a number of villages and towns that have established themselves on rises in the landscape, which offer ample opportunities for coffee/lunch stops. There are also the higher outcrops that rise up to 500m and more and house the monasteries at Randa, San Salvador and Santa Magdalena that give us an opportunity to get a serious workout before enjoying a well-deserved break.
Set against the back drop of the Tramuntana mountain range, Puerto Pollensa is located in the north of Mallorca in Pollensa bay. The town of Pollensa is five kilometres inland and these days the fishing fleet is greatly outnumbered by the luxury yachts that are moored in the port. Puerto Pollensa has a fine selection of bars and restaurants where many a cyclist can be seen enjoying a post ride rest. There is a fine selection of restaurants of all varieties from traditional Mallorcan to modern European.
The town of Alcudia lies to the north of Mallorca and can trace its history back to the 1300s, though the remains of the Roman settlement from the 2nd century BC still remain. The town is split into two being: the old town of narrow streets and ancient city walls and the relatively recent development of the resort where our accommodation the Viva Tropic is located. Alcudia boasts a fine sandy bay, which is punctuated by pine trees, which is 8km long and stretches to Ca’n Picafort. There are ample cafes, restaurants and bars along the bay for post ride relaxation.