After the spanisch course in the morning, we had a guided tour through the old part of the town, called the gothic quarter, which is close to the old cathedral.
Today was the spectacular stage of this years training camp. First we rode via Bunyola over the Soller Pass. To start the day, very nice tour, the climb was quite good to do, not steep. And also a very nice view, as you can see on the picture…
Down from the pass to the town of Soller and the buying tickets for the boat to go to Sa Calobra, which is THE climb, on 700m from sea level. Pictures will follow.
Update: created a biking picture page.
In total we did about 137km and 1800m altitude today.
The tour today goes inside the Island, via Muro, Sa Pobla, Campanet, Selva, Lloseta, Binissalem, Inca, and from there upwards onto the Puig d’Inca. Then back via Inca, Llubí, Sineu, Maria de la Salut, Santa Margalida to Can Picafort.
The pictures from Puig d’Inca: in the direction of the coastal mountains, where we are heading next week, and the other direction towards Can Picafort. Nice view.
The vacation did not start well. Last week Tuesday it started with a pretty bad cough, which slowly became better, but during the night to Saturday, the day of the flight, the nose started… developing a good head cold. And then on Sunday I felt so bad that I think it may have been the flu/influenza that got me. So I stayed “in bed”, just some light walking to the beach enjoying a bit of sun…
And then today, I already feel a lot, a lot better. So I did the tour that my group did yesterday… just to test out, very slowly, enjoying the warmth of the sun.
From Can Picafort to Cala Sant Vincenç it’s only 32km… with a slow average of 23km/h.
Bad luck again … first malfunction. A spoke on the back wheel is broken… have to get back to the hotel and bike-station, fortunately I got my bike-tools with me.