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3 Sa Rapita100.43 km / + 575 m

The Charming Sa Rapita is Best Seen from a Bike

Route summary:

This route leads across the flat south-eastern part of the island towards the small town of Sa Rapita. The terrain is easy and the whole route can be done in 3.5 to 5 hours depending on your average speed. Sa Rapita, Porreres, or Algaida are the best places to stop. This trip is suitable for the first days of your stay or when getting familiar with riding in a large group of cyclists. Along the way, you get some spectacular views of the island’s coastline, beautiful beaches, and the historical town of Sa Rapita. We should also mention the small town of Campos with its rich history and ancient stone houses typical for the island. There is also a place called Porreres at the 62nd kilometre of the route, where you might visit a café or the Gothic Nostra Senyora del Consolacion church.

 Cycling route summary:

The initial 40 kilometers of the route, follow the southeast coast of the island. It has a slightly hilly profile. However, it does not hide any difficult ascent and will easily take you to the town Sa Rapita. You can recharge the energy there and enjoy beautiful beach views. The following inland passage through Campos and Porreres is still flat. It has the only exception of two smaller swingy hills. They are a great place to compete against your friends. You will then ride 20 kilometers to Algaida, followed by the last part of the route being completely flat or slightly descending.

 Tourist summary:

The start and end of this route are in Palma Aquarium. The first 22 km of the route are along the coast, through places like Son Veri Nou or Ses Palmeres. These locations are known mainly for its popular beaches. Just before the beach Cala Pi, the route turns away from the sea and returns back to it in Sa Rapita. Sa Rapita is the main destination of this route. The way back to the starting point goes through the inland.

This is an easy to medium-difficulty route, due to the distance and the climbed height meters. You might need 4-5 hours to complete it, depending on your ability.

 

Route profile

Road bike Ultegra

BMC ROADMACHINE 02 TWO

Specifications
frame: BMC full carbongroupset: Shimano Ultegra, 2x11brakes: Shimano Ultegra, discwheels: Mavic Aksium Elite DiscGears: 50x34, 11-32TModel: 2021/2022Weight: 7,8kg

Prices start at 25 € per day

distance

100.43 km

elevation gain

+ 575 m

highest altitude point

209 m. above sea level

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BMC TEAMMACHINE SLR01 ONE DISC

Road bike top frame / Ultegra

Prices start at 24 € per day

Interesting places along the route

40.41 km

Sa Rapita

Sa Rapita is a town whose main task in the 16th - 19th century, was to warn the population against fires and pirate attacks, coming from the south.

The Son Duri watchtower is still standing. It still looks like it is looking for ships with a pirate flag on the mast.

Today it is one of the places with the most beautiful beaches on the island. The historic center has a pleasant atmosphere and the option of shopping in local, traditional shops.

40.41 km

51.8 km

Campos

The city was officially founded by King Jaume II, in 1300, based on the Roman settlements. The main monument of the city is the Church of Sant Julia with paintings of Jesus Christ. The author is the painter Bartolomeo Estaban Murillo.

The famous local markets open every Thursday and Saturday. You can buy there some traditional specialties, like "Sobrasada and Piris" cheeses.

51.8 km

61.7 km

Porreres

A small town with a seemingly sleepy atmosphere, but the appearance is deceptive. Its history dates back to the Bronze Age. Arab and Roman settlements bring in mind wells, used to be used by humans or animals. The current city name was given after its conqueror, William of Porreres. A sad historical event is a small revolution called "famous", during which the town hall burned down with 600 years of historical documentation. It coincides with the fall of Queen Isabella II in 1868.

The main street is Avinguda Bisbe Campins. It is a pedestrian area with many cafés, bars and the Gothic church of Nostra Senyora del Consolacion.

If you like modern art, you might be impressed by the Salvatore Dali exhibition in the town hall. And of course, there is a traditional marketplace as well.

61.7 km

76.3 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.

76.3 km

94.9 km

S ´Aranjassa

A small village on the route between Palma de Mallorca and the airport. Although it is a small village, with only 1,000 inhabitants, you will find there traditional architecture buildings.

94.9 km

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