Mallorca's best climbs Coll de Sa Creueta

Coll de Sa Creueta from Port Pollenca

Coll de Sa Creueta can be reached from two directions,  Port de Pollença and Formentor, both category 3 climbs of almost equal length and gradient. Both approaches meet at the car park at Mirador d’Es Colomer viewing point, with the optional additional climb up to Talai d'Albertux if required, and/or the choice to carry on to Cap Formentor lighthouse.

The climb from the Port is steady and can be part of a longer route out to Cap Formentor and/ or Talai d'Albertux.

This is a hugely popular route with cyclists choosing to stay in the North. With an amazing surface, great views and a consistent gradient. A joy! In spring there is next to nobody around and by mid morning its heaving.

The Climb

A category 3 climb, 3.7km long starting at the last roundabout out of Port de Pollença, and finishing at the Mirador d’Es Colomer viewing point. Averaging 5% with a maximum gradient of 7.9% for a short stretch.

The Descent

The surface is fantastic all the way down to Formentor beach or back down to Port de Pollença. Sweeping corners but with tour buses in the holiday season to be aware of.

What to look out for

Occasional wild goat grazing on the verges and wandering in road. Tour buses inching their way around the two blind corners during the summer. Occasionally windy. The views are fantastic. On a clear day you can see mainland Spain from the summit. Camera. Camera. Camera.

Length: 3.7km

Av. gradient: 5%

Start height: 5m

Finish height: 230m

Metres gained: 225m