Sa Calobra

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Sa Calobra 725m 668m 10.3 km 6.5% 563 *****






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Climb Description

Sa Calobra is, without doubt, the most spectacular and impressive climb in Mallorca. The manner in which the road snakes down the sharp cliff face offeres fantastic views from all different angles.

The top of the climb is actually called the Coll dels Reis, but the climb is much more widely known by the small port of Sa Calobra from where it begins. Part of the challenge of Sa Calobra is that to climb it, you first have to descend it. And once you have descended it, the only way back out of the mountains is to do the climb*, so it is important to be confident in your ability before free-wheeling down to Sa Calobra.

(Expensive) Water and refreshments can be found in the restaurants in Sa Calobra, but after that there is no opportunity to re-fill until you join the Ma-10 after the top of the climb.

Sa Calobra is usually open all year. It is occasionally closed after snow in winter, but this is rare and does not happen most years.


Sa Calobra - Mallorca Cycling Climb

The road winds dramatically up from the coast





Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in excellent condition for the entire length of the climb. However, it is quite common for large rocks to have fallen on to the road, and it is narrow in places with a lot of hairpin bends, so caution is advised - particularly on the descent.

At certain times of day (Late morning & Mid Afternoon) there can be quite a lot of traffic on the road, including tour buses heading down to the beach. This is annoying when you descend more than climb, but it does become slightly bothersome at times.

In recent years the Mallorcan government has banned cars from the climb in summer and other busier periods, which has significantly improved the enjoyment of the climb.




Alternative Routes

This is the only way to climb up from Sa Calobra to the Coll del Reis.

*If you want to descend the road but don't want to climb up it, then there is one other option. It is possible to take a ferry from Sa Calobra to Port Sóller. However, there is limited space for bikes on board, so it is best to book in advance if possible.





Nearby Climbs


Puig Major

Coll de Sa Batalla

Coll de Femenia

Coll de Soller






Cycling Holidays

The climb to Sa Calobra is one of the highlights of our Mallorca Mountains & Coast cycling holiday.

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