Challenge Paguera Bike Circuit
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Ascents and descents, very fast zones, very demanding areas ... we offer you one of the most demanding circuits, given that many of you have just started to train for one of the most important triathlons of the island, the Challenge Paguera!
Routes and climbs: Paguera - Travessera de ca´n Sec - Es Capdellà - Calvià - Santa Ponsa (Son Bugadellas) - Palmanova - Magaluf - Son Ferrer - Santa Ponsa - Paguera.
A demanding circuit, with few flat meters, as it will be proved in the first few kilometres. Soon after leaving the transition area, we will face the ascent to Capdellà, through the Travessa de Can Sec. Once left behind Capdellà, on our way towards Calvia we will enter a very fast zone with two steep slopes that are easy to overcome thanks to the inertia, and then we will leave Calvià towards the Coll de sa Creu. Although we will not get to start such ascent, given that the turning point is located before the steeper section, we will still cover meters of positive slope gradually.
At that turning point is where it undoubtedly starts the fastest part of the circuit, because the path that will lead us to the industrial estate of Santa Ponsa, Palmanova and Magaluf will make us descend from 150 meters high to the sea level.
A winding and technical path in its first part with a wider road for advanced cycling lovers in Palmanova and Magaluf.
From there, we will deal with the passage through Son Ferrer. It is an area of false plains with small slopes that lead us to Santa Ponsa, where we will also find some steep slopes that will be a complete challenge for our legs.
Before completing the route, a tricky section for our legs… on our way to reach Paguera, on the bike path parallel to the highway, we will find an ascent of just over a kilometre and a 10% small slope ramp that will lead us to the fastest area of the whole circuit; a descent to Paguera where you can reach speeds of 60-70 km / h. After that, we can start again the second route... or head to the second transition if we have already completed it.
Photo: Challenge Paguera Mallorca