What to say about Mallorca? Well, first off, unlike Columbus, I’ve come to Spain, not left it, on a voyage of discovery. It’s a two-part affair – the first part a week on the island of Mallorca, cycling its magnificent roads, and the second part, a week in Barcelona, presumably eating tapas.
I’m staying in an Airbnb in a small town in the Serra de Tramuntana, about 4km inland from the coast. And good golly! These mountains are unlike anything I’ve ever cycled. They’re huge. And close. And quite lovely to witness.
Today is meant to be day #4, but owing to the blight that is unexpected high-speed hairpins, it’s actually day #3. But since I still have to do it, only two have been checked off so far. Say tuned for further reports.
I’ll leave you with a view of the mountains to the north, towards Puig Major, a stunning 1000m elevation gain to one of the most magnificent views I’ve had in cycling. Ever.
Below is the view over the edge of town towards the mountains. Simply stunning.
- Aperture: ƒ/5 Camera: X-T3 Focal length: 23mm ISO: 250 Shutter speed: 1/2200s