Saturday, 28 April 2018

A second ride from Sancelles

We slept well after our visit to Sony's bar on Thursday evening. For today's ride we drove to Sancelles , parking in our usual spot. The plan was to cycle to Alaro for lunch. I picked a route on the minor tracks to Santa Maria. Where we past the most elaborate private crazy golf course in the garden of a house on the outskirts of the village. We then continued to the cami de Muro and cycled on it until it finished at Santa Maria. The town was busy but we were soon on the back road climbing up to Alaro. We had done the route on a previous trip, the road must have been resurfaced and only 1 short section of cobbles remained. On reaching Alaro we headed for vegetarian cafe we eat in 2 years ago. They were not able to survive on our infrequent custom and had closed down. Most of the cyclists obviously preferring the standard offering in the main square. We purchased a couple of pies for lunch from a bakers and sat them sat on the wall in the main square to eat them. Did you spot us on the webcam? When we set off there were a couple of options for the ride back from Alaro. As the weather was excellent we decided to cycle back via the Orient, an additional 25 miles . Once we had negotiated our way round the back streets we were on the 5.2 km climb of the Coll d'Orient. Lyn competed the climb at a steady pace whilst Robert chased down a cyclist , looped back to Lyn before chasing the cyclist down again. On reaching the village of the Orient we stopped to apply more sunscreen. We then had the ascent of the Coll d' Honor. From the top it was a long fast descent to Bunyola. We did not stop in any of the numerous cafes an instead continued down to Santa Maria. An ice cream parlour provided some excellent homemade ice cream and a coffee before we returned to Sancelles via the Cami d'Muro. A gentle breeze pushing us along.A round trip of 43 miles with 813m of ascent. We eat in Puerto Pollenca in Restaurant Can Pancho. The food was good, but not cheap,and they lived up to the good reviews they had on TripAdvisor . We shared a fish ravioli to start and then each had a slow cooked lamb shoulder with quince and pine nuts. We ignored the temptation of having another drink in Bony's bar and instead returned to the apartment.

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