Puiggy in the Middle Mallorca




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A gem starting in the winding Balearic country lanes, rising to sweet-smelling Pine forest climbs and on to the smooth roads up to the highest point of the island, the famous Puig Major climb, also known locally as 'The Pig' at just under 900m.
This is rewarded with the best and longest descent on the island eventually dropping into the town of Soller at around sea level. A 5km drag out of town before turning back onto quiet mountain passes to climb the Col de Soller at 500m giving tremendous panoramic views on the descent of the south of the island.
From here it’s a great feeling as all the hard work has been achieved in riding half of the Tramuntana Mountains, and if the wind is behind you, the speed on the flat lanes home can be exhilarating. Obviously the best part of the ride is heading to the Pro Cycle Hire cafe for cool isotonic recovery 🍺.
Thanks to Bruce at Pro Cycle Hire for the route.


Authored By Will Pearson
Will represents one half of the fifth generation of the Pearson dynasty. He boasts a riding career of almost 50 years, having beaten his siblings to staying upright on a two-wheeler at the age of two and a half. Coaxed out of bed on Sunday mornings to ride cyclo-cross most of his younger life, his interest in cycling is also focussed in road and gravel adventure riding. Chiefly responsible for Pearson bike geometry, design and specification.
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