Puig Major

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Sóller 871m 854m 14.5 km 5.9% 553 ***






Puig Major Profile

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Climb Description

Puig Major is the highest climb in Mallorca and is situated in the Tramuntana Mountains in the north of the island. It is not a particularly difficult climb as the gradients are very steady, allowing you to settle into a nice rhythm. The climb follows the Ma-10 for its entire length and finishes just after a tunnel near the Cuber Reservoir.

The scenery along the climb is typical of the Tramuntana Mountains; largely rocky but with some pine woodland. There are pleasant views looking down onto Sóller, but it rarely opens up giving you a full panorama, and the coast is mostly hidden by the mountains on your left hand side.

The better scenery is found if you continue along the Ma-10 after Puig Major in the direction of Sa Calobra and Pollensa. At the top of Puig Major, there is a road that continues further towards the mountain peak itself, but this is now a military base and is not accessible for cyclists.

Puig Major is usually open all year. There is a small chance of snow in January and February which will close access, but this is normally only for a day or two at a time, and does not happen every year. In July and August the heat and traffic makes it less pleasant than during the rest of the year.


Puig Major - Mallorca Cycling Climb

Puig Major mountain as seen from Port Sóller





Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in excellent condition for the entire length of the climb. It is wide and with gentle corners, which also make for a fast descent.

There are some cars on the road throughout the year, particularly on the lower slopes between Sóller and Fornalutx. But it is nowhere near busy enough to really affect the enjoyment of the climb.




Alternative Routes

It is possible to climb Puig Major from the other side, on the Ma-10. This is a short climb of around 5km at 5% average gradient; however, to get to the start you will have to have already climbed the Coll de Femenia or Coll de sa Batalla, which adds to the overall challenge.





Nearby Climbs


Coll de Sóller

Sa Calobra

Coll de Sa Batalla

Coll d'Honor

Coll d'Orient






Cycling Holidays

Our Mallorca Mountains & Coast cycling holiday climbs to Puig Major as a route option from Port Sóller.

In the links below you can find out more about this tour and other similar holidays that we are currently running.




Tramuntana Mountains - Mallorca
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,110 EUR
Alcudia City Walls - Mallorca
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,250 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Mount Teide
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,090 EUR