6Points Mallorca 2019 Day 1

My rider view of Day 1 (the hilliest day!) of the 6Points Mallorca May 2019, organised by Bryan Visser, with my group (one of four) led by Philip Crawford.

The whole day was about 165kms, with 3500m of climbing. We rode from Santa Ponça to Sant Elm to the most westerly point of Mallorca, and then up to Andratx for the Ma10 road, for morning coffee and cake at Restaurante Son Tomas in Banyalbufar. Then all the way to Port Pollensa for our first overnight stop, preceded by dinner at Tolo’s (of course!). Although we diverted to Fornalutx for lunch on the way up to the Túnel de Monnàber, Puig Major is a long steady climb as you can see from the photo!

The view from the start of the climb!

It was a pretty windy day, and quite damp in the afternoon after lunch in Fornalutx, at Restaurante Es Turo. At the highest point of our ride (and the three days) at the summit of Puig Major, it was 4˚C – brrhh!

In my view the 6Points is the best way to ride around the whole of Mallorca perimeter, in 3 days, and have the time to smell the flowers, so to speak. Lunches, coffee stops and great dinners at the overnight hotels. We visit the 4 compass points, the Lighthouses in the extreme West (Sant Elm), North (Cap Formentor), East (Capdepera) and South (Ses Salines) of Mallorca, plus the highest point (Puig Major) and the lowest – any sea level point, Caló d’en Pellicer beach in Santa Ponsa in our case at the beginning and the end of our 425kms ride, with 7000m of climbing.

A great 3-day weekend of cycling! Six Points is a charity ride for Asdica, on behalf of disabled children in Mallorca, so if you’d like to donate, there’s a JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfundi… . Please mention my name!! We met some of the Asdica Charity beneficiaries at the finish of the Mallorca event in May, at the Caló d’en Pellicer beach in Santa Ponça.

Day 1 of our 6Points tour of Mallorca, all compass points, and the highest and lowest

My blog posts closely related to this Balearics post are at:-

6Points Mallorca May 2019 Day 1

6Points Mallorca May 2019, Day 2

6Points Mallorca May 2019, Day 3

The Points of 6Points Challenges – or – why I love 6Points cycling

6Points Ibiza Oct 6th 2019 – full version

6Points Ibiza Oct 6th 2019 – short version

6Points Formentera, Oct 5th 2019 – full version

6Points Formentera, Oct 5th 2019 – short version

6Points Ibiza and Formentera October 2019

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