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Santuari de Sant Salvador / Majorca 510m

Cycling media name the San Salvador a must-see for every cyclist riding on Majorca. Holy Salvador is located in the very south-east of the island close to the village of Felanitx and provides a former monastery on its summit. The way to the peak of San Salvador starts at the road from Felanitx to the village of Portocolom. The uphill dead-end road has some 5 kilometers and numerous serpentines. At the end of January you can meet there many Pro-cycling-teams climbing the hill several times in a row.

Start: Felanitx 120m
Altitude difference: 390m
Distance: 7km
January 2011

End of January bloom of the almond trees begins. In the very back of the trees you can identify San Salvador.

Majorca sheep show up alongside the road

Side trip to San Salvador starts at the road from Felanitx to Portocolom

The dead-end way provides for an ascent of more than 6% on some five kilometers

The road is shady and calm...

..and winds up...

...with several nice switchbacks to the summit.

After a short ride you reach the summit with its 37 meters high Christ statue

Former monastery on the summit looks like a fortress

View to the South-East and the Mediterranean Sea

Winter scenery of Majorca

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