Posted: 20/04/2015 at 14:45
Well I've been out there for a couple of days, and feeling much happier now I conquered 'the hill' twice, and if I can do it anyone can. It is long, but ave of 5%, there is the odd steeper bit, but its very do-able.
We did about 75% of the bike course while we were there. The road from Alcudia to Port de Pollenca is flat and fast, then it turns up towards the hills. There's then about 10k before you reach the climb proper, which is a 'bung it in a low gear and grind/spin up' jobbie. You pass the Col de Femenia (theres a sign by the side of the road) but this is not the top, from here theres another 5-8k of undulations before you turn off for the descent. The descent is steeper then the ascent, and there are many tight hairpins - though at least on race day there won't be cars and busses coming straight at you on the other side.