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This stretch of the Palma to Santa Maria cycle route covers approximately 10.5KM, uphill for the most part.
The journey takes you from 200 meters above sea level at Bunyola to 525 meters at its peak, Coll d’Honor.
There are some great views into the valleys of Majorca on the way.
From the peak, there is a descent of approximately 4KM into the village of Orient.
The route starts immediately opposite Bunyola town square up a small road for around 200 meters.
At the top, there is a left turn and then it’s a simple case of following the narrow country road all the way to Orient.
The road has many hairpin turns which can be particularly tricky during the descent into Orient.
I’d advise caution with your speed during this stretch as some of the bends can come upon you quite quickly and if you make a mistake, you could easily be thrown off the mountain!
In general, the road is quiet with regard to traffic, but vehicles do use the route, so be prepared.
In my opinion, the best time of year to tackle this is around March to June, as the climate at this time of year will make things much easier.
I’d avoid coming here specifically to have a crack at this during the winter months, say November to February, as the road can sometimes be closed due to snow.
There are no shops or other facilities along the route once you have left Bunyola, so make sure you have stocked up on all your essentials before leaving the town (i.e. fluids).
In addition, once you’re in the mountains you will have no mobile phone signal.
The Town Of Bunyola
Bunyola is a small town located in the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains in Mallorca, Spain.
The town is known for its many small, traditional stone houses.
The area around Bunyola is popular for hiking and cycling, and there are several vineyards in the town.
The Village Of Orient
Orient is a small village located in the northeastern part of Mallorca.
It is a quiet town with a population of around 1,500 people.
Orient is known for its beautiful landscapes and its relaxed atmosphere.
There are a few small shops and restaurants there, but no major tourist attractions.
The town is a great place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Mallorca.
Mark Kaye is a travel writer and content creator living in Majorca, Spain. Originally from the UK, Mark moved to the island and quickly fell in love with Majorcan culture, food, and scenic landscapes. When he’s not busy writing detailed guides about Majorca’s top tourist attractions and hidden local gems, you can find him out exploring coastal trails or wandering the streets of Palma’s Old Town in search of his next great restaurant discovery.