This route has only one long climb from the town of Petra to the Bon Any monastery. Otherwise, the terrain is flat or slightly undulating. This route should be ridden in the second half of your cycling holiday. The level is intermediate and the trip takes 4 to 5 hours depending on your average speed. The flat landscape and riding through the small, picturesque towns will make the ride more enjoyable. You must stop in the town of Petra, where you will find lots of great cafés and experience the unique cycling atmosphere. We should also mention the nearby Eglesia de Sant Pere church built in the Gothic style. The highlight of this route is the climb toward the Bonany monastery, which is charming for both its history and beautiful views. On the way back, we recommend visiting the town of Sineu with its royal palace, or the Church of St Mary, an architectural gem.
Cycling route summary:
The whole route goes through the inland of Mallorca. It offers only one larger hill from the Petra to the Bonany monastery. Other than that, the route profile is flat to slightly hilly. The route is more relaxing, however the number of kilometers and gained heigh meters make it not to be the easy one. We recommend doing it in the slightly advanced stage your cycling holiday. The difficulty of the route is moderate and it takes 4-5 hours for completing. However, it depends on your average speed. Ideal places to stop on the route are the towns Llucmajor, Algaida, Petra or Sineu.
The route starts with slightly hilly part to Llucmajor. It is followed by a shorter hill around Rand to Algaida. For the next 20 kilometers, the profile is only slightly hilly with nothing difficult. After passing through Petra, the only challenging passage comes. It is 4 kilometers long hill to the Bonany monastery. The hill could be an ideal test of your performance. You can have a great time competing with your friends there. The way back going from the Sineu to Algaida is flat on the typical Majorcan roads. Then turns to be slightly hilly again, from Algaida to the nearly end. The last few kilometers are a pleasant descent back to your final destination in Can Pastilla.
The start and end of this route are in Palma Aquarium. The route will take you to the inland of the island, after a short ride along the coast. The target is a 291 m high peak above the town Petra. You will get rewarded for climbing it with a breathtaking view of the flat landscape below the peak. At the same time you can admire the architecture of the Bonany Monastery.
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It is the largest city on the island in terms of its wide area, however the population is less than 10 000. The first historical records of the city date back to the 13th century. Definitely the most interesting historical event is the Battle of Llucmajor. It was a part of the war of independence of the Mallorca Kingdom in 1349.
Important city industry today includes tourism and footwear production.
The most famous monuments of the city are the Town Hall, the Church of St. Michael from the 18th century on Plaça Santa Catalina Tomàs and the monument of James III - Passeig Jaume III. Jaume III. fell in a memorable battle in the war for independence.
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.
The historic town, founded in 1300. If you like sport, especially futsal, you might find interesting that it’s home to the famous Spanish futsal team Sant Joan C.E.
This town was previously the second residence of King James II.
The Sanctuary of Bonany is on top of the Puig de Bonany hill. It is visible from far away, due to the flat surrounding area. After 4 km long climb, you will see a beautiful view of the countryside and you may be jealous of the locals, enjoying a popular picnic on the terrace of the sanctuary. The sanctuary is from the 17th century and is consecrated to the Virgin Mary.
The historical records date back to the 13th century. The town has less than 3,000 inhabitants nowadays.
If you are interested in architecture, don’t miss the church of Esglesia de Sant Pere. The church was built in the Gothic style between the 16th and 18th centuries. You may also like the two squares, Placa del Pare Serra and Placa Ramon Llull.
You can also try to taste the local famous virgin olive oil Tafona de Son Cuixa SL and wine from the Miquel Oliver winery.
Sineu is a deep historical town. The Romans called it Sinium, while the Arabs called it Yiynau. A palace was built in Sineu, during the era of King Jaume II. It was the residence of many Majorca kings. This palace is now being used as a monastery.
Sineu is a small rural town nowadays, but still with many marks of this golden age. On a peaceful walk through the old parts of the city, you will find many ancient family houses and monuments.
The top of local architecture is definitely the parish church. This large ancient church has an impressive bell tower with seven levels.
The local main square, Plaza Des Fossar, has many cafés, where you can relax and soak up the charming atmosphere.
You will find here some of the most famous views of the island. Windmills, almond fields and historic stone farms. It is a popular cycling stop on the way through the quiet center of Mallorca. Gastronomic fairs, nature days and sports tournaments attract locals and tourists every year. The main monument is the Virgin Mary monastery.
Cave Cova d'en Dainat is located in the Sa Comuna forest in Lloret and is one of the best-preserved caves in Mallorca. It shows the first settlements from the Bronze Age. King Jaume I. donated the estate to Benigalip Ponç Olzet and five knights of Manresa. The area was known as Manresa until the 16th century.
You will find a master of fireworks here. Pirotecnia Jorda company is the largest specialist in fireworks.
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