Mallorca’s Serra de Tramuntana Mountains
Forming the backbone of the northwest of Mallorca, the Serra de Tramuntana mountains are an absolute must to explore if you’re visiting the island. Approximately 90 kilometres in length and running through more that 20 municipalities the Tramuntana are actually pretty hard to miss and being a UNESCO World Heritage Site only adds to their allure.
Starting in the picturesque Port de Pollença I was keen to find out more. The island is such a hotspot for professional and amateur cyclists seeking winter sun, continually growing in popularity since I first visited over 20 years ago.
To be honest I wasn’t too sure where I’d end up, but then that’s half the fun isn’t it? What I did know is that we’d be tackling Mallorca’s highest road pass, up to the Túnel de Monnàber that cuts through the famous Puig Major (Mallorca’s highest peak at 1,445m) followed by the longest descent on the island, 14 kilometres of sweeping bends and smooth road all the way down to Soller. Anything more than that is a bonus, so let’s ride!
Start: Port de Pollença
Length: 82.7 km
Highest point: 850m
Start Elevation: 0m
Elevation Gain: 1,536m
Max Gradient 10%
Ridden in January
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