Tuesday 19 April 2016

A Tour of Santuari de Cura 555m

A Tour of Santuari de Cura 555m

Whilst Sue went walking Martin joined us for another ride
Everything was planned for a good day.

Weather 18 degrees and sunny
Start : Costitx
Coffee Stop :Algaida
Lunch : Santuari de Cura
Afternoon Stop :Bar in Monturi

From Costitx we took the track towards Sencelles turning off on MA 3320 to Algaida. Puig De Randa could be seen in the distance but the climb would have to wait a few hours.

We enjoyed a coffee and cake on the square whilst those people that have to work for a living were busy straightening a tree.

After Algaida it was the back roads to Llucmsjor. In previous year we have then continued onto the main to climb to Randa. My old map marks an alternative route on minor roads. It missing entirely from the new map I purchased ! We found what I thought was the road and continued towards the Puig. At a junction in the road we took the right fork.

The road had good views to the top but did not lead to the summit and after a 6 mile detour we were back try the left and correct fork.

The climb steepens to just under 9% and offers good views of the plan. It joins the main road to the summit about 2km on from Randa. The rest of the climb was more gentle and it took around another 30 minutes to get to the top. We ate in the monastery cafe. Good views but expensive average food. Perhaps just a coffee next time. After taking photos.

it was a fast descent to Randa then onto Montuiri. After coffee and cake in our usual bar we continued back to Costitx via the mountain bike track to Ruberts and the minor tracks to Costitx. A round trip of about 46 miles or 40 without the additional diversion.

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