After their rest day exploring the Boca Valley Gerry and Chris decided to join us o a 35 mile ride from Manacor. Getting all the bikes in the back of the van was not a problem . However the van only has 3 seats so Gerry and Chris had an early start , leaving the appartment at 7:00 to get the bus to Inca and then the train to Manacor. Lyn and I had a more leisurely start leaving the apartment just after 8:00. We arrived at the station just after 9:00 and found some suitable packing we could use for the day a short distance from the station. A gpod spot for future rides as the ststiom has a cafe snd toilet. The train arrived on time at 9:15:and by 9:36 we were cycling out of Manacor, We had done the route previously and it took us out of Manacor on the MA 3321 then towards Sant Llorenc des Cardassar before turnsing off on a minor road towards Arta, This section of the route is now part of the 312 km annual bike ride and had been completely resurfaced since we first rode it.
We arrived in Arta just before 12 and opted for lunch in La Biciceletta cafe sitting outside. After lunch we had 29 km along the old railway line back to Mancor, Unfortunately the temperature dropped a little after lunch and although the black clouds did not bring any rain the wind picked up . It was quite gusty and made the track hard going. The forecast showed winds up to 45 km per hour .We had a short diversion into the town a Sant Llorenc des Cardassar for an over an ice cream before continuing for the final 7.8 km to Manacor, We then used the Garmin to direct us though the town and back to the station. Robert and Lyn returned in the van whilst Gerry and Chris had time for a drink in the cafe before getting the train back to Inca. They would have had a long wait for a bus to Port de Pollenca so after dropping Lyn off Robert drove back and picked them up from Inca.
We eat in the apartment, Fresh tomatos with basil and Alioli to start followed by fresh salmon with Mallorcan potatoes and fresh vegetables.