Cycling in Mallorca Puig Major from Soller

Puig Major from Soller

The highest and longest climb in the Tramuntana and therefore in Mallorca. It never gets too steep and the road surface is good. From Soller is the harder route to take to the summit at the tunnel of Monnaber.

The Climb

Almost 14km, at an average gradient of 6%, this climb falls within the HC category. The views as you will imagine are excellent. There is actually a road going even higher almost to the top of Puig Major at 1445m, but because this leads to a radar and a military base, this road is only accessible only after obtaining a special permit, so most cyclists do not bother.

The Descent

You sweep 5km down to the Gorg Blau and Cúber reservoirs which supply water to Palma, then its up and down but mostly down past the aqueduct above Sa Calobra and your choice of descending Coll de Femenia towards Pollenca or Coll de Sa Batalla towards Caimari and Campanet.

What to look out for

The scenery, including ospreys and falcons above you, and tour buses during the height of the holiday season.

Length: 14km

Av. gradient: 6.2%

Start height: 20m

Finish height: 848m

Metres gained: 828m