Coll d'Honor from Orient
This is the easier way to climb the Coll d'Honor and is on the way out of the Orient Vally, down into Bunyola. As you are already at around 400m high, the ascent to the summit at 550m is not much further but involves some enjoyable hairpins and views back over the Orient valley.
Now has an amazing new surface (March 2015) turning around a few nice hairpins with varying gradients of between 3.5 and 7.9%. You come across the summit quickly as there has been only around 3 km of climbing with a height gain of around 140m.
The surface is now great. Immediately on leaving the summit, the road launches into a number of great hairpins and continues through the forest down into Bunyola alongside a small river for much of the way.
To be aware of
Nice and shady descent, but during the colder months the road surface tends to stay wet and a little slippery in places. Nothing to be concerned about when climbing, but something to be aware of when descending.