Cap Formentor including Talaia d'Albercutx

Cap Formentor including Talaia d'Albercutx

Port Pollenca - Talai d'Albertux - Cap Formentor - Port Pollenca

Regularly ranked in the top 20 routes in the world. A very scenic and hilly ride out to the most northern point of Mallorca, the lighthouse at Cap Formentor from Port de Pollença. The surface is great now all the way having been replaced in October 2014 from Formentor beach. This route includes the optional additional climb to Talai d'Albertux.

Highlights

Mirador de la Creueta viewing point; the climb to and the views from Talaia d'Albercutx; Formentor beach; the view down to Cala Murta just before the tunnel  and looking out onto Menorca. The fantastic scenery, the amazing road surface..

What to be aware of

Wild goats in the road are common. The road surface is just brilliant, billiard table smooth! - this is not an excuse to ride your hire bike like you have stolen it! The tunnel after Cala Murta, gets very dark, very quickly. It obviously helps to remove your sunglasses (yes, I have been known to forget) and helps other road users if you have flashing lights to warn that you are not just another bump on the road.

The road to and from Talaia d'Albertux is not great. Potholes have been filled in, but some sections remain rough. Take care.

With the route being mostly alongside the ocean, it can get windy. We advise setting off earlier rather than later as the wind tends to pick up through the day and of course looking at the wind and weather report first.