Very scenic climb that starts in the town of Caimari. The average grade is 5.2 %, the length 7.9 km with a starting height of 166 m and a height at the top of 584 m. All in all an elevation gain of 418 m with a maximum gradient of 12 %. If you had to ride the same climb every day of your stay, this may be the one you would choose.
Coll de Sa Batalla
Excellent surface, sweeping descents and a few hairpins that tighten up on you.
Lots of overhanging trees on this beautiful climb that never gets too steep and has a level section in the center to allow even the fittest amongst us to enjoy the scenery a little more. With loads of hairpins and a flat section in the middle the climb never gets too tough.
At the start of the climb as you leave Caimari (or at the end of the climb as you enter Caimari!) is the excellent and quirky Sa Ruta Verda cycling specific café with excellent fresh juices, cake and bagels, and at the top are a couple of nice restaurants with excellent cake and coffee plus more substantial fare if you need a meal stop. C'an Gallet and Restaurant Coll de Sa Batalla.
What to look out for
Scenery. Scenery. Scenery. Excellent surface. Take care with the size of your smile, small bugs have been known to be attracted to shiny surfaces other than car windscreens. Take a little extra care on a few of the hairpins (especially during holiday season when the tourists buses are inching around the corners).