Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Saturday 16 April 2016 - Manacor to Arta and back

Here are a few snaps from today, starting with a picture in Puerto Pollença as we walked round turned Rentmarch to collect my bike.

We had lovely weather for this 62km round trip on the bikes, starting from the forecourt of a tractor retailer.

The morning was spent on minor roads, the afternoon on an old railway line that operated from 1921 to 1977 and was reopened as a recreational route in 2014.

Lunch in a great shady courtyard in Arta, wasn't that great. Ordering a French dish, tartiflette, in Spain was a mistake.

On the way back we broke our journey in Sant Llorenç, where afternoon tea / coffee and ice cream was much appreciated. The wind was against us all afternoon, so although the disused track was flat, cycling was quite hard work.

We were on the ride for about seven hours, of which just over half the time was spent actually in the saddle. But with an hour's journey to and from the start, it made for quite a long day.

Time for a pizza...


Alan Sloman said...

A proper holiday! Cafes, bars and sunshine, with wheels and chairs!
Good on you!


Phreerunner said...

Yes Alan, tractors, books to read (final details as well), lots of chairs, even a wonky saddle, vaseline, and everything you need for a relaxing holiday - as long as it fits into hand luggage. Enjoy your daundering. ..

Alan Sloman said...

Indeed Sir. Kit currently scattered around Mission Control, pondering the weather forecast...

Phreerunner said...

Our 'daunder' took place over Easter. Curtailed to a ten mile route, two out of three tents suffered damage at Easedale Tarn. It was good D of E practice for the children.