This route, which runs through inland Mallorca towards the island’s largest town of Llucmajor, is a perfect option for all beginners or as a first-day warm-up ride when training endurance. The terrain is flat, and the ride takes from 2 to 3 hours depending on your average speed. The best place to stop for some refreshment is in Llucmajor. The route leads past some of Mallorca’s farmsteads (fincas), which are distinctive for their large gardens with period stone walls that serve as shelter against the wind. Llucmajor is a real cultural experience with various historical monuments, such as St Miguel’s Church dating from the 18th century, and breath-taking squares with some excellent cafés and restaurants. The small town of Algaida, which you pass at the 35th kilometre, is also of interest. It has a long history and there you can see the oldest glass blower’s on the island.
Cycling route summary:
This route, which takes you through the interior of the island, has completely flat terrain for the first thirty kilometres with only one exception: a gentle climb that serves as a perfect warm-up. Further on, you will cycle along a narrow road through the famous Mallorcan homesteads (called fincas), with stone walls on both sides providing a pleasant windshield, and sections that will inspire you to challenge your co-riders to sprints. The final 20 kilometres of the road leading to the small town of Can Pastilla take you gently downhill, ideal conditions for you to spin your legs and loosen up your weary muscles.
This route starts and ends in a place named Palma Aquarium. It takes you through the interior of Mallorca. The destination is Llucmajor, a town situated at the foot of the legendary peak of Randa. The historic buildings and the square in Llucmajor are definitely worth seeing. There you will have a chance to visit one of many of the cafés and restaurants, and do some pleasant shopping in the welcoming local shops.
On the way back, you ride along the shore and more or less copy the coastline in the last part of the route from El Arenal to Palma Aquarium.
frame: 01 Premium carbon with Tuned Compliance Concept XC fork: Rockshox JUDY SILVER TK (100mm)groupset: Shimano Deorewheels: 29" Shimano HUBS, Alex MD25Gears: 32T, 10-51TModel: 2021/2022Weight: 11,7kg
Prices start at 25 € per day
Tourism is the main source of income for the local inhabitants as the international airport lies nearby. One interesting fact is that the present 40 acres of agricultural fields have only been here since 1876, when the local morass was drained.
If you are keen on golf as well as cycling, you must not miss the chance to play a round on this eighteen-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, an icon of the sport.
Santa Eugenia zoo is a reservation that is home to more than 500 animals and covers over 33,000 m2. Here you can see an exclusive collection of birds from all over the planet.
The town of Algaida has 4,500 inhabitants and its name is originally Arabic, and means “the Base”.
The first written records date to 1232 AD. The most interesting sites include the Mare de Déu de la Pau de Catellitx pilgrimage chapel and some windmills. The town also houses found the oldest glass blower’s on the island, called Gordiola. In this factory, which belongs to the Gordiola family, you can still see traditional methods of producing various glass objects.
Llucmajor - with a population of nearly 10,000 – is considered to be the largest town in Mallorca. The first historic records date from the 13th century. The most significant moment in history was the Battle of Llucmajor in 1349, which was a part of the Kingdom of Mallorca’s fight for independence.
Tourism and footwear production are now the main sources of income.
The most important sights to visit include the Old Town Hall, St Miquel’s Church in the Plaça Santa Catalina Tomàs Square, and the monument to James III - Passeig Jaume III – who died in the fight for independence.
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