Coll de Femenia (Mallorca)
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The Coll de Femenia is similar to many of the climbs in Mallorca in that it is neither especially long nor particularly steep. It makes for a great training climb because it can be challenging if you push yourself, but it is also great for a holiday because you can take it easy and admire the great views.
Roads & TrafficThe road surface is in excellent condition throughout the climb. The only thing to look out for is loose rocks that have fallen onto the road; although this is more of an issue on the climb rather than the descent, so you should have plenty of time to spot them.
There is not a lot of traffic on the climb, particularly outside of the summer. You may get passed by a vehicle once every few minutes, but you will also have long periods without seeing anything. In July and August it is more busy, but still generally not enough to be an annoyance.
Coll de Femenia begins 6km to the west of Pollensa on the Ma-10. It climbs into the Tramuntana Natural Park and the top of the climb is around 5km before the turn off to Lluc.
On a visit to Mallorca we highly recommend climbing the Coll de Femenia. There is superb scenery throughout much of the climb. On the first few kilometres you can look back behind you for a fantastic view of the Formentor Peninsula and the town of Pollensa.
The upper part of the climb is in the heart of the Tramuntana Mountains and makes for an exhilirating ride as the various peaks and cliffs appear and disappear from view.
From the top of the climb it is well worth continuing on the Ma-10 towards Lluc. The road is rolling from here, but very pleasant and you can then continue by either descending the Coll de sa Batalla or to continue on towards Sa Calobra and Puig Major.
The Coll de Femenia is open throughout the year, with the exception of when there is heavy snowfall in the mountains - a very rare occurance.
Alternative RouteIf you approach the Coll de Femenia from the west (Lluc) it is rolling rather than a climb. It is nice scenery though and can be a good circle to make once you have climbed the Coll de sa Batalla.
Nearby ClimbsColl de sa Batalla
Cap de Formentor