Coll de Soller (Mallorca)
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The northern side of Coll de Soller is more difficult than from the south, but it is still a fairly easy climb. The numerous hairpins make the gradient gentle.
Roads & TrafficThe road surface is in good condition. It is older than a lot of the roads in Mallorca and is cracked slightly in places, but there are no pot holes and it is fine for both climbing and descending.
The first part of the climb, between Soller and the tunnel is by far the busiest. However, this section is short and the road is wide so it doesn't feel especially dangerous. Once you turn onto the Ma-11a the traffic reduces considerably, but you will be passed by the occasional car that doesn't wish to pay the toll through the tunnel!
Climb DescriptionTo climb Coll de Soller from the north you begin in the town of Soller. From here follow the Ma-11 north in the direction of Palma. Immediately before you reach the tunnel (which bikes are not allowed through), turn left onto the Ma-11a and follow this until you reach the top of the climb.
The most distinctive feature of the Coll de Soller - particularly on the north side - are its hairpin bends. There are more hairpin bends on this short ascent than there are on Alpe d'Huez, and they can begin to send you slightly dizzy after a while.
The scenery is pleasant without being spectacular, although every now and again you will catch a fine glimpse of Soller through the valley and of the road snaking up the mountain side. Coll de Soller is open throughout the year.
Alternative RouteThe Coll de Soller can also be climbed from the south side.
Nearby ClimbsPuig Major
Coll d'Honor (north)
Coll de Soller (south)