Sunday, 20 April 2014

A ride fro Arta

A ride from Arta.
Todays ride started in Arta a 45 minute drive away. I planned a new route. We parked the van on the edge of the town and took the minor road towards the  coast.  The temperature was hotter than forecast so the windproof top stayed in the van all day . On reaching Son Servera we turned towards Cala Miller.  The road was quite busy but we were soon at the seafront riding along the promenade and dodging the 4 seater peddle carts an more sedentary tourists. We tried to follow the coast to Portocristo but the path and dirt track ran out so we had to use the road for the last few miles . We then turned inland towards Son Carrio where we stopped in a small bar for refreshments. Pa amb oli and a beer.  The beer was refreshing but water would have been a more sensible choice.  We then continued towards Manacor and joined a section of yesterday's route. On reaching the town we eventually found the Ma 3321 towards the Bosch valley. It was not signposted. We turned off it after a few km's  and then joined another section of yesterday's route towards Sant Llorenc des Cardassar. This time we turned off on a minor road towards Arta but not before we climbed a step hill and had to retrace our steps as we had missed the turn.  It was around 8 miles to Arta.The section of the route had good scenic views but did include a couple of small climbs. We arrived back in Arta at about 7pm a good days ride of just over 42 miles.

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