If you prefer to cycle on the flat in the centre of Mallorca, we offer a bike transport service to the Bunyola side of the Soller-Palma tunnel.

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Sa Calobra Return

Distance: 74.16 km (46.1 miles)
Maximum Height: 871 metres (2860 feet)
Altitude Gain: 1990 metres (6530 feet)

Ride to Sa Calobra Although less than 75 kilometres long, this trip has nearly 2000 vertical metres of altitude gain and descent, meaning that the roads are seldom flat.
The road to Sa Calobra, built in 1932, is one of the most famous roads on Mallorca.
Winding Sa Calobra road The engineer Antonio Paretti used the mountains natural curves for his road and the gradient is surprisingly steady.
However the last 2 kilometres are the hardest with two points where the road reaches 11.5%. Thanks Antonio!

If you are doing this ride during the summer months, leave early, as the Sa Calobra road becomes very busy with buses and hire cars.
Once in Sa Calobra, if you don't feel like cycling back, then you can take your bike back to the Puerto Soller on the boat.
Please check timetables however by calling Barcos Azules.

Things to see and do:
Admire Antonio Paretti's marvellous engineering feat
Take a swim in Sa Calobra, the half way point
Explore the Torrent de Pareis gorge, 10 minutes walk from Sa Calobra

Winding Sa Calobra Road Mountain passes
Puig Major Tunnel 871 metres (from Soller)
Length: 14.5 Kilometres
Altitude Gain: 855 metres
Average Gradient: 5.9%

Coll de Cals Reis 723 metres (from Escorca)
Length: 2.6 Kilometres
Altitude Gain: 155 metres
Average Gradient: 6.0%

Coll de Cals Reis 723 metres (from Sa Calobra)
Length: 10 Kilometres
Altitude Gain: 711 metres
Average Gradient: 7.1%

Puig Major Tunnel 871 metres (from Gorg Blau)
Length: 4.8 Kilometres
Altitude Gain: 243 metres
Average Gradient: 5.1%