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13 Sant Salvador130 km / + 1117 m

Cycling Mecca and the Sant Salvador Monastery

Route summary:

This route takes you to the top of Puig de Sant Salvador, and along the way you will pass various historical monuments. As there is one major 5-kilometre climb, it is considered to be an intermediate-level route. It is suitable for high-volume training even for a group of intermediate riders. It takes between 4.5 and 6 hours depending on your average speed. The flat scenery in the eastern part of the island and the climb to Sant Salvador Monastery with its statue of Jesus Christ, which is over 7 metres high, is one of the most popular destinations for cyclists. It will come as no surprise that you can also find some World Championship jerseys there. Along the way, you can take a break in historical towns like Porreres and Felanitx, or enjoy a great cup of coffee in the port town of Portopetro or the nearby Santanyí with many picturesque streets that are so typical for Mallorca.

 Cycling route summary:

The initial 45 kilometers going through the towns of Llucmajor and Porrerés are flat/ slightly hilly. It is quite an easy part and allows you to gain some comfortable mileage, ideally if you ride in a group. The route switches into a longer climb from Felanitx to the top of Puig de San Salvador. You can see a number of breathtaking historical monuments there. For example a statue of Jesus Christ, the cross of Picot and others. You will also observe the flat landscape of the eastern part of the island. Nice descent back to the inland will come next. The route then gets back to be flat or slightly hilly, with just short and easy climbs. The last 2 hours of riding will take you from Santanyí back to your final destination . It has a pleasant flat profile and goes through the southeastern part of the island.

 Tourist summary:

The route will take you across the flat eastern part of the island to a roughly 5-kilometer climb to Puig de San Salvador. At the top you will find a breathtaking view of the local historical monuments and the surrounding landscape. After this unusual experience, the route will move to the east coast, specifically to the fishing village Portopetro.

Route profile

Electric trekking bike

BMC ALPENCHALENGE AMP SPORT TWO

Specifications
frame: BMC Aluminiummotor: Shimano STEPS E-6100 250Wrange: up to 180 kmcharge time: 4-6 hoursgroupset: Shimano 105 (1x11)brakes: Shimano MT500wheels: DT Swiss R500Gears: 44T, 11-40TModel: 2020Weight: 15,1kg

Prices start at 25 € per day

distance

130 km

elevation gain

+ 1117 m

highest altitude point

474.5 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

17.2 km

Llucmajor

The location called "Capocorb Vell" is the oldest preserved archaeological site in Mallorca. The town records date back to 1259, when the first church was built there. It is also worth mentioning the battle of 1349, which resulted in the island’s independence.

The strong agricultural tradition is very specific for Llucmajor. It has been preserved to this day. Abundant orchards of apricots and almonds are visible throughout the city.

17.2 km

30.2 km

Porreres

Historical records of the city date back to the Bronze Age, when the Romans settled here. The city was formally founded in 1300 and named after the city's conqueror William Porrer.

Porreres is very similar in its appearance to the surrounding small towns. It is specified by old stone buildings and a rustic atmosphere. The local Gothic church "Nostra Senyora del Consolacion" is very popular.

30.2 km

43.2 km

Felanitx

It’s a local, regional town. Its history dates back to the Bronze Age. This place is famous for its wine industry. There were more than 60 distilleries, in this area, in 1749.

Capers are also very famous locally. The main daily attraction is the city center market with a rich selection of local products.

The main historical monuments are the Castell de Santuri, the Monastery of San Salvador with the adjacent fortress and the Church of San Miguel.

43.2 km

50.7 km

Puig de San Salvador

The Temple of la Mare de Déu de Sant Salvador is a monastery from the mid-14th century. It was built to protect the city from the pandemic. People believed that altitude would keep the disease under control. The monastery is located on top of the Puig de Salvador and was completely renovated in the 18th century. You can see a Gothic altar and religious paintings inside the church.

Another historical monument at the top is the Monument of Christ. It was inaugurated in 1934. The 7-meter-high copper statue stands on a 37-meter-wide platform and is a breathtaking viewpoint for the surrounding flat landscape. The 14-meter-long Picot Cross is also a wonderful place to observe the surrounding countryside. It is in a 15-minute walk away and offers views of the southeast coast, Santueri Castle and Cabrera Island on a nice day.

50.7 km

74.8 km

Portopetro

Place ideal for a coffee stop .You can see traditional buildings with authentic Mallorcan window blinds and a fishing port with a rich history.

74.8 km

84.3 km

Santanyí

Place with a peaceful atmosphere and lovely streets with golden sandstone houses. The city is an ideal place for artists. You will find a number of galleries there.

You can visit the Porta Murada gate, which is a reminder of the city's defense against a pirate invasion. The church had an important role in history. The locals were finding a shelter there, during the Moorish invasion.

84.3 km

96.5 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.

96.5 km

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