Sunday, 20 April 2014

A test day

A rest day. Saturday 19th

We had planned a rest day and a visit to Alcudia. However the weather was excellent and when we checked the forecast for the next few days there was a  high chance of rain. We drove to Biniali and parked by the roundabout. A parking spot we had used in previous years. The temperature was 26 degrees when we set off. I had not decided on the route but it developed during the day. We headed first to Costitx talking the mountain bike track. The bakers in the main square was open so we stopped for a pie, coffee and cake.  7 miles in and our first stop. After lunch we took the mountain bike track to Ruberts and then the road to Algaida via Pina. The next stop was Llucmajor.  We took the scenic road from Algaida and stopped in the main square for a well deserved ice cream. 21 miles and our second stop. A gentle climb out of Llucmajor took us to Randa where we turned off towards Montuiri. We left the climb upto the monastery for another day. The road to Montuiri offered some excellent views across the island. On reaching the village we did climb up the hill to a bar for a coffee.Our third stop.  It started to cloud over as we sat outside but the rain stayed away. It was then back via Ruberts and the minor tracks to Biniali.  A round trip of 42 miles.  Not bad for a rest day.

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