The Bay of Pollença

The Bay of Pollença


Thought you would just do Cap Formentor, then back to Port Pollenca? Add this extra section and ride right around Pollenca Bay. Stunning. But pretty tough with the speedy flat sections contrasting nicely with enough serious climbing to keep you focused.

Cap Formentor is an amazing route. Certainly one of the best in the world. It is often ridden by cyclists staying in Port Pollenca  / Alcudia / Playa de Muro and Can Picafort as their first ride upon arriving and/or their last ride before leaving. Yes, it is worth doing at least twice.
 
I propose that you extend this fantastic Mallorca cycling route. Firstly by including Talaia d'Albercutx and then after Cap Formentor, instead of stopping in Port Pollenca, continue right around the bay through Alcudia old town to La Victoria and then onto the outskirts of the military base at Cap Pinar so you end up combining this route and this route and finish up with the Bay of Pollenca Cycle Route.
 
You will get the additional amazing scenery opened up to you from climbing up to Talaia d'Albercutx and cycling the Port de Pollença to La Victoria and surrounds route.
 
You will climb two additional hills, either Talaia d'Albercutx from Port Pollenca or Talaia d'Albercutx from Formentor and then the short sharp La Victoria to look back over the Bay of Pollenca towards Port Pollenca, Pollenca, Cap Formentor, Formentor beach, Talaia d'Albercutx and on a clear day, Menorca.
 
The best food and drink stops now open to you on this extended route:
 
Next door to the helpful Niu Wave cycles bike shop at the main roundabout as you enter Alcudia - great range of cake and pastries. Small roadside terrace with no view, but the food is good. Very good. Worth noting that a nice range of fresh takeaway sandwiches is always available.
 
For the excellent paella that locals eat (freshly made and with no colourants unlike the tourist restaurants) all under a cool shady terrace with a light breeze to cool that sweaty brow.
 
One of my favourites. On the Bonaire marina. Fresh seafood and maybe the best G & T in the area, all to be enjoyed on an amazing terrace with views across the boats to the Serra de Tramuntana. A great place to watch the sunset. You may need a taxi home! Also a good value menu del dia on weekdays.
 
Cliffside restaurant with a good choice of quality food. Even if the food was rubbish, its worth stopping for the view alone. Another great place to watch the sun set.
 
These overlook the beach where bikinis are optional. Eat the sandwiches you bought along or just take a well earned rest and enjoy the scenery.