Gran Hotel Son Net - Serra de Tramuntana
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Route and climbs: Gran Hotel Son Net - Galilea - Andratx - Estellencs - Banyalbufar - Gran Hotel Son Net.
Info: There’s nothing better than to relax at the Son Net Hotel, located on the ridge of a hill that overlooks the town of Puigpunyent, right in the heart of the Tramuntana mountain range (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
We shall wander through winding roads in the area and enjoy climbs such as that of Galilea. Afterwards, we will follow a narrow road that offers breathtaking views of local agricultural fields. Cycling up and down, we will reach Es Capdellà: the perfect descent for two-wheeled adrenaline junkies!
Surrounded by pine trees, we shall head to the town of Andratx. Here, we will rest and recharge thanks to the provisioning points available (having just crossed the short but demanding mountain pass of Coll of n'Esteva).
We will then leave Andratx to head into the wilderness of the Tramuntana mountain range. The views, of both peaks and the sea, are truly breathtaking and very unique when it comes to the Mediterranean landscape. The Coll of sa Gramola will be our first stop in the second half of the route. We shall also climb the Coll d'es Pi before reaching the lovely and quiet village of Estellencs, where we can sit for a drink at the Vall Hermós Café (especially beloved by cyclists).
In between curves, we will still have time to visit the Tower of Ses Ànimes and the town of Banyalbufar (famous for its terraces, or "marjades"). We will also stop at the Coll of Sa Bastida before turning to Esporles and leaving the Port d'es Canonge to our left.
We will reach the end of our route by taking the turn-off to the right towards Puigpunyent. Here, we will enter a narrow and winding road that will take us to our last climb (that of Superna). Once we reach the peak, we will have ended our route at the same point we departed from: the Son Net Hotel.