The Route from Andratx back to Port de Pollença
The best cycle route in Mallorca was my best day ever on a bike.
Riding the best cycle route in Mallorca was without doubt my best day on a bike. Ever! A big day – one that we had trained for though and better than any sportive we had done. 169km with 4300m worth of climbing. We stopped often and I mean often at the excellent little cafés that seem to be in all the small towns. I drank more coffee and ate more cake than is probably healthy, but you know what? I earned it!
We took the excellent Mallorca Cycle Shuttle from Port de Pollença to Andratx. Kick off was at 0745. We rode down from Alcudia old town where we were staying to the pick up point at Club Pollentia. Good idea actually in that it ensured we had everything we needed. Would have been fun if one of us had got off the bus in Andratx ready to cycle back without a cycle shoe.
The driver packed all the bicycles carefully and securely in a large trailer (I watched. Carefully. I love my new carbon baby!) and after an hour or so down the motorway past Palma, we cut across to the old town of Andratx and were dropped off on the outskirts to make our own way back. Journey time was about 75 minutes. There were some groups on the bus as well as solo riders plus some couples like my boyfriend and I. There was a lot of discussion over which routes to take to get back, and a few loose alliances were made to ride back together.