One week of holiday. Lots of famous climbs. Good tarmac and guaranteed good weather.  Mallorca is a great place for a bike vacation.

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First day on the bike included the massive Puig Major, “the hard way”, around 14km of climbing at an average gradient of 7% but first Col de Soller had to be crossed to get there.

Narrow, one lane roads connecting the inland villages at the foot of the Tramuntana mountain range

Getting closer to Col de Soller.

Stunning scenery of the first Mallorca climb of the week. Col de Soller should be on everyone’s list if you visit Mallorca for cycling.

Climbing Puig Major “the long, hard way” makes for some excellent climbing conditions. Nice shade, great tarmac and beautiful red bedrock.

One of very few rolling parts of the climb where you can recover a bit.

When the forest opens up there is some amazing scenery to take in.

Getting close to the top. Temperatures around 32º and 14km of climbing makes for an interesting experience.

The top of the climb is announced with a small viewpoint and you get a nice scenery of both forest, mountains and sea.

Once summiting Puig Major a strange alien landscape awaits with beautiful grey rock formations and an emerald coloured lake.

Local viewpoint in Selva with stunning views of the Tramuntana mountain range.

The ride on Strava
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Photography and text by Heine Christensen