Gran Hotel Son Net - Puig Major
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Route and climbs: Gran Hotel Son Net - Esporles - Palmanyola - Santa María del Camí, Consell - Binissalem - Inca - Selva - Caimari - Coll de sa Batalla - Puig Major - Fornalutx - Sóller - Deià - Valldemossa - Gran Hotel Son Net.
Climbs in detail:
Info: There’s nothing better than to relax and recharge at the Son Net Hotel, even more so if the day is nice and one can enjoy the morning sunrays and some amazing mountain views from the terrace.
We shall cycle towards the Esporles municipality through a winding road and get through the first climb, known as the Superna. We will then visit the village of Esporles, right at the heart of the Tramuntana mountain range and popular amongst cyclists thanks to the many provisioning points (to be found along its main road). The aim is to keep pedaling towards s'Esglaieta and Palmanyola, where almond trees grow and offer one of the most striking views in Majorca and the Mediterranean.
We shall leave Palmanyola to move towards the town of Santa María. There is no better place than the bars and restaurants in the main street to savor the local Majorcan cuisine. You will find terraces full of cyclists recovering!
The following route section is different from all others. The ground is flat and the vineyards of Consell and Binissalem offer unique views of the Tramuntana mountains.
We shall leave the vineyards behind and make our way to the town of Inca, famous for its leather, and cycle through the olive groves on the outskirts of Selva and Caimari. Here, you will be able to taste an olive oil that is so good many have likened it to Mediterranean gold.
In order to reach the most important site in our route, the Puig Major, we must pass by the Coll of Sa Batalla, a climb full of curves that goes by the monastery of Lluc and the town of Escorca.
We will then leave Escorca behind to discover two of the most important reservoirs in the area: Gorg Blau and Cúber.
We will carry on cycling across mountains, through a winding road and a steep descent. Here we will reach Fornalutx, a small mountain village with charming streets decorated by flowers.Before arriving to the municipality of Sóller, stop and enjoy the view at the Ses Barques lookout point. From there, you will be able to see the town of Sóller and its port.
Other gastronomic treasures await on the way between Sóller and Fornalutx: olives and fruit-bearing trees abound, allowing cyclists to take some time off and enjoy a fresh orange juice.
Once in the Tramuntana mountain range, we shall pass by the Coll d'en Bleda and by the most famous rocky point in Majorca: Sa Foradada (peak of Can Costa). It is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset. Another quaint place worth visiting, known for its potato cakes, is Valldemossa. Its most significant building is the Carthusian monastery, where the pianist and composer Chopin resided for several years.
We will then leave the different municipalities of the Tramuntana mountain range behind and head to the Son Net Hotel in Puigpunyent. It is the perfect place to rest after having completed a long and tough route along Majorca (making the most of both its scenery and gastronomic offer).