Mallorca: Day 1

The scene is set for a mass start, but the threat to local traffic is diminished by the division of this 40 strong group into three groups according to ability/age/inclination or any other characteristic that is relevant to the kind of cycling experience you want. Everyone is furnished with energy drinks, energy and power bars and go-faster drink powders which are meant to enhance the day. We head off, behind the group leader, cruising almost effortlessly (the terrain is flat, after all) to a coffee stop in a plaza in Petra where we join several hundred other cyclists (many German) who have chosen the same spot for light refreshment. It is almost like being a part of a massed cycling event.

The route back takes us through little villages, across countryside dotted with spent windmills, bypassing citrus groves and blossoming almonds trees, to find some respite back at base-camp.

A few decide to add to their day´s mileage, and make a late day trek up the steep climbs to Cap de Formentera, where a remote lighthouse greets you if you make it all the way to the end of the peninsula.

Total mileage: 92

About Frank Burns

My journeys around the world are less about riding a bicycle, and more about what happens when I get off the bicycle. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on March 18, 2012, in Cycling Mallorca and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Alke-Brigitte

    Hello Frank,
    I want to send you many good whishes from Germany were the other Germans lives, whitch are not in Mallorca !!!
    I am very proud of you and your activities.
    All the best
    Alke-Brigitte
    Sur les pas des huguenots (On the way of the hugenots)

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  2. A fantastic day, no doubt! The views are spectacular.

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  3. Holy cow! I’m starting to get jealous!

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  4. You are right, Steve, the views were spectacular. Mallorca is an island of many hues and colours.

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  5. Alke-Brigitte,
    good to hear from you again. I look forward to hearing of your walking adventures.

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