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9 Orient84 km / + 951 m

A Beautiful Climb Towards the Mountain Town of Orient

Route summary:

This route runs inland on the west side of the island towards the town of Orient. It is basically one long climb starting in Bunyola and going all the way to Orient, the destination. This route is intermediate level due to both its length and elevation. This route will take 3 to 4 hours. Along the way, there are some beautiful views of the Tramuntana highlands and picturesque towns, ideal places to stop and recover some energy. Bunyola is a small town with stunning terraced gardens, Orient lies at the top of the long climb, and there is the wine town of Santa Mária del Camí.

 Cycling route summary:

The first kilometers of the route will take you through the western part of the island. They are mostly flat, sometimes slightly hilly. This easy warm up, will take you to the foot of the Tramuntana mountains near Bunyola. You will then start a long climb through a breathtaking valley to the town Orient. A few kilometers long descent will follow afterwards. It is necessary to be very careful and focus on the technical aspect of your riding, when passing through the corners. There is a short climb to Allaró at the end of this descent. You can easily challenge your friends there, to compare your strengths. The last kilometers from Allaró to Santa Maria del Camí are mainly flat. They are going through the narrow Mallorcan streets, between typical village farmsteads - fincas. The end of the route then gradually descends back to Can Pastilla.

 Tourist summary:

This route through the Orient and Tramuntana mountains will show you the inland on the west side of the island. It will project a number of beautiful places . The Serra de Tramuntana has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, due to its natural and cultural significance.

Route profile

Hardtail XC

BMC TWOSTROKE 01 FOUR

Specifications
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

distance

84 km

elevation gain

+ 951 m

highest altitude point

561 m. above sea level

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COLNAGO V2-R/ Colnago V3 DISC

Road bike top frame / Ultegra

Prices start at 26 € per day

Interesting places along the route

14.7 km

Marratxí

The village with a population of less than 30,000 is mainly known for its agriculture and the ceramics production. However, the first civil airport in Mallorca, Son Bonet Aerodrome, was built here, in the 1930s.

14.7 km

24.7 km

Bunyola

Bunyola could be described as the diverse nature, as far as your eye can see. You will pass through the olive plants on the south. There are a large number of manors in the northern part, at the foot of the mountains. The most famous are Alfábia and Raixa. Their terraced gardens date back to the Arab period.

24.7 km

35.6 km

Orient

The village located in the Tramuntana mountains. It is a very popular hiking destination. One of the most famous hikes is the one to Castel d´Alaro.

The parish church San Jordi from the 18th century, sits at the highest point of the village at 450 m above sea level. It was built on the foundations of a prayer house dating from the 13th century.

35.6 km

43.6 km

Alaró

The origin of the city dates back to the Islamic time. The first records come from the 13th century, at the time of the conquest of Mallorca.

In the city center is Castillo de Alaro. The only stone church in Mallorca, built by Christian residents to defend themselves against the pirate invasion.

The first electricity network was introduced here in 1901. In honor of this event, the tower of the old electricity distribution was designated a monument of cultural interest.

43.6 km

52.9 km

Santa Maria del Camí

The city is located in the heart of the wine region. The rich history of wine distribution and the view of authentic Majorcan villages, are an unforgettable experience when visiting the city, especially for wine lovers.

52.9 km

59.1 km

Santa Eugenia

One of Mallorca's hidden treasures is the local Cueva de Lourdes. Climbing the stone steps and the view of the statues of the Virgin Mary and Saint Bernadette are ideal for recharging your energy with a wonderful cultural experience.

59.1 km

66.8 km

Algaida

Algaida has a population of 4,500. The origin of the name can be found in Arabic. It means "base".

The first written records date back to 1232. The city's sights are the Mare de Déu de la Pau de Catellitx, pilgrimage chapel and several windmills. The city also has the oldest glass blowing factory in Mallorca. You can still see the local glassmakers producing art objects in the workshop of the Gordiola family.

66.8 km

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