The Pollenca Bay Cycle Route

why be satisfied with just Cap Formentor?

The Pollenca Bay Cycle Route

Cap Formentor is an amazing route. Certainly one of the best in the world now it has it's new smooooth surface. It is often ridden by cyclists staying in Port Pollenca as their first ride upon arriving or last ride before leaving.

I propose that you extend this fantastic Mallorca cycling route. Firstly by including Talaia d'Albercutx and then after Cap Formentor, instead of stopping in Port Pollenca, continue right around the bay through Alcudia old town to La Victoria and then onto the outskirts of the military base at Cap Pinar so you end up combining this route and this route and finish up with the Bay of Pollenca Cycle Route.

So your route will now be 77km with 1700m of climbing instead of 35km and 1000m of climbing.

But, you will get the additional amazing scenery opened up to you from climbing up to Talaia d'Albercutx and cycling the Port Pollenca to La Victoria and surrounds route.

You will climb two additional hills, either Talaia d'Albercutx from Port Pollenca or Talaia d'Albercutx from Formentor and then the short sharp La Victoria. to look back over the Bay of Pollenca towards Port Pollenca, Pollenca, Cap Formentor, Formentor beach, Talaia d'Albercutx and on a clear day, Menorca.

The best food and drink stops now open to you on this extended route

Bon Apetit café

Next door to the excellent Niu Wave cycles at the main roundabout as you enter Alcudia - great range of cake and pastries. Small roadside terrace with no view, but the food is good. Very good. Worth noting that a nice range of fresh takeaway sandwiches is always available.

Bodega de Sol

for the excellent paella that locals eat (freshly made and with no colourants unlike the tourist restaurants) all under a cool shady terrace with a light breeze to cool that sweaty brow.

Cocodrilo Restaurant

One of my favourite. On the Bonaire marina. Fresh seafood and maybe the best G & T in the area, all to be enjoyed on an amazing terrace with views across the boats to the Serra de Tramuntana. A great place to watch the sunset. You may need a taxi home! Also a good value menu del dia on weekdays.

Bar S'illot

Cliffside restaurant with a good choice of quality food. Even if the food was rubbish, its worth stopping for the view alone. Another great place to watch the sun set.

Picnic tables
near S'illot beach

that overlook the beach where bikinis seem to be optional. Eat the sandwiches you bought from the café I have forgotten the name of on the roundabout or just take a well earned rest and enjoy the scenery.

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