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Watch: Col Collective Tackle Mallorca’s Serra de Tramuntana Mountain Range

Mike Cotty shows us around the island’s fascinating mountain range

Mallorca is one of the first destinations that springs to mind when you look to plan your cycling trip abroad.

However, when you look to ride in Mallorca, many may bee line straight to the well known climbs like Sa Calobra or Cap de Formentor.

Mike Cotty and the Col Collective have looked to rectify that with their “cycling education” videos and the latest sees them travel to Serra de Tramuntana, the name of the main mountain range that lives in the northwest of the island.

Acting as the “backbone” of the island, the UNESCO World Heritage site is approximately 90km long, taking you through as many as 20 different municipalities.

The ride see Cotty start in the picturesque Port de Pollença before riding 83km along the roads which included the Island’s highest road pass. The Túnel de Monnàber cuts through the famous and the tallest peak on Mallorca, Puig Major, which sits at 1,445km.

After tackling the climb, it seems there is a whopping 14km descent that includes some epic sweeping bends down to Soller.

With a maximum gradient of 10% all day and just 1,536m gain, not only does this take you to some epic views it won’t destroy you while doing it.

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