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Cala Millor

crescentcrescent Posts: 1,199
edited May 2018 in Tour & expedition
We've just booked a week in Cala Millor at the end of September. Although I've been to Mallorca several times I'm slightly out my comfort zone in so far as it's an area of the island I've never visited and considerably later in the year than normal - I'm usually there in May/June and closer to Pollensa or Soller. I've had a look at the map but I just wondered if anyone had any recommendations for any routes of 2-3 hrs in the Cala Millor area. I'm hoping the weather will be similar to May at that time of year i.e. pleasantly warm, cooler in the evening, does that sound about right?

Cheers
Bianchi ImpulsoBMC Teammachine SLR02 01Trek Domane AL3“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. “ ~H.G. Wells Edit - "Unless it's a BMX"

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  • tourdrivingtourdriving Posts: 228
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  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,199
    Thanks for the info. I just get the feeling that that side of the island is perhaps not as well suited to cycling as the North.

    Cheers
    Bianchi ImpulsoBMC Teammachine SLR02 01Trek Domane AL3“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. “ ~H.G. Wells Edit - "Unless it's a BMX"
  • pmannion9pmannion9 Posts: 278
    Just back from a week in Cala Bona ( joins on to Cala Millor)
    Like you, not been to that part of the island before either.
    I didn't go cycling this time mind.

    Yes the area is not hugely popular with road cyclists but that is not a bad thing...
    I saw lots of mountain bikers around and it was still a popular place for a lunch stop for roadies.
    Great area to ride with family and has lots of flat cycling lanes to enjoy

    My thoughts are once you get out on the road and away from the coast it will be fine for decent rides.
    Plenty of routes on Strava and just use the Majorca cycling specific map - I find it great for exploring.

    Enjoy!!
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  • The roads are a lot quieter that side of the island, there is a climb at Felantix you can do or cross country via Inca if you want to do Soller/ Sa Colabra or follow the coast up to Alcudia/ Pollensa
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  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,199
    Thanks again for the info, folks.
    Bianchi ImpulsoBMC Teammachine SLR02 01Trek Domane AL3“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. “ ~H.G. Wells Edit - "Unless it's a BMX"
  • mallorcajeffmallorcajeff Posts: 1,489
    Cross country to sineu is very rolling and very green, head to felanix and do salvador one of the best climbs on the island far better than a lot of the ones regulars go to.
    Sineu and bacc via petra and manacir would be nice too. Stay off the major road though as the germans poulare that side of the island and the horrendous crash a few weeks ago with the porsche is no suprise with a lot of the driving that side of the island
  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,199
    Thanks for the further suggestions. I presume the weather will still be half decent at the end of September? I don't expect, or want, scorching sunshine but hopefully it will still be pleasantly warm and dry. Anyone have any experience of that time of year in Mallorca?
    Bianchi ImpulsoBMC Teammachine SLR02 01Trek Domane AL3“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. “ ~H.G. Wells Edit - "Unless it's a BMX"
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  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,199
    Cheers
    Bianchi ImpulsoBMC Teammachine SLR02 01Trek Domane AL3“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. “ ~H.G. Wells Edit - "Unless it's a BMX"
  • September should be nice! I've just launched my site: www.epicroadrides.com which has a free in-depth cycling guide to Mallorca: https://www.epicroadrides.com/destinati ... /mallorca/

    The GPX routes are focused on the Serra Tramuntana mountains in the northwest but hopefully you'll find the other sections on bike hire, weather and tips for cycling in Mallorca useful. Let me know what you think!
  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,199
    September should be nice! I've just launched my site: http://www.epicroadrides.com which has a free in-depth cycling guide to Mallorca: https://www.epicroadrides.com/destinati ... /mallorca/

    The GPX routes are focused on the Serra Tramuntana mountains in the northwest but hopefully you'll find the other sections on bike hire, weather and tips for cycling in Mallorca useful. Let me know what you think!


    Thanks for the link. The website looks great, lots of good information there. Nice one 8)
    Bianchi ImpulsoBMC Teammachine SLR02 01Trek Domane AL3“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. “ ~H.G. Wells Edit - "Unless it's a BMX"
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