eBike round the island Mallorca, in four days around the Balearic island, stage 2

The second stage runs from Soller to Deia and Valdemossa, via Banyalbufar, Estellencs, Andratx, Port de Andratx, Peguera to Palma. This stage could well be called the royal stage. With a distance of 100 km and about 2500hm, this day is the ultimate test for motor and battery. The morning begins with a small ascent and the first view of the sea gives an idea of the incredible view that awaits the drivers on this day. Even if it is not too far to drive to Deia and Valdemossa, one should make a small stop in both villages. After Valdemossa, the breathtaking ride through the mountains of the Tramuntana mountains along the west coast of Mallorca begins. While the last mentioned places can be found in every travel guide, Banyalbulfar is a little insider tip. Originally this place was a unique vineyard, from the highest point of the place the approximately 2000 terraces stagger down to the sea, on which once wine was cultivated. This wine was allegedly so popular at the court of the kings of Aragón that it was one of the reasons for Jaume I to conquer the island of Mallorca. In addition, one discovers here the architecture of Moorish water experts. The water pipes that bring down the water needed for the agriculture from the mountains, originate to a large extent still from the Arabic time. The dry walls built by the Moors are very well preserved, they slow down the water flow and the numerous water basins catch excess water and store it for hot days.
After numerous curves, changes of perspective and altitude changes on the spectacular coastal road, one rolls out of the mountains in the late afternoon, down towards Port de Antratx. At this time of day, the sun shines exactly between the two mountains into the harbour before sinking into the sea before the eyes of many admirers and connoisseurs. The last kilometres to Palma could be a bit difficult, one would like to stay here and the legs are not “like NEW” anymore.