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.
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 backdrop 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.