Sobremunt

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Son Cotoner 686m 582m 7.3 km 8.0% 657 **






Sobremunt Profile

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Climb Description

Sobremunt is the hardest climb in Mallorca and the profile probably doesn't reflect just how challenging the climb is. Unlike most of the climbs on the island, which are gentle in character, Sobremunt is steep and unforgiving. A climb of this profile would be more at home in Asturias or the Basque Country and its slopes can catch by surprise riders that have become accustomed to the gradual ascents in Mallorca.

It is located in the southern part of the Tramuntana mountains, in the centre of a triangle formed by the villages of Esporles, Puigpunyent and Establiments, and follows a couple of different roads as it winds to the top.

The scenery is pleasant, but not really spectacular. This is one of the main wine and olive producing regions in Mallorca and the steep sided fields make it a picturesque route, although more on the subsequent descent down towards Esporles. The enjoyment of the climb, however, is reduced considerably by the poor road surface, which takes up much of your concentration.

Sobremunt is open year round. Snow is rare in this part of Mallorca even during the coldest winters.


Sobremunt - Mallorca Cycling Climb

The end of the steepest section is a welcome sight!





Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition for approximately the first 4km, then deteriorates badly. The final 3.3km are in very poor condition, with a lot of pot-holes and loose rocks and gravel. This is particularly treacharous if you descend this way, but is still annoying on the ascent, especially as the poor surface is on the steep section, so traction can be a problem at times.

Traffic is almost non-existant throughout the climb.




Alternative Routes

It is possible to climb Sobremunt from the village of Esporles. This is also a tough climb with inconsistent gradients, and it heads through scenic countryside around the village of Es Verger.





Nearby Climbs


Es Grau

Coll de sa Creu

Galilea

Can Costa






Cycling Holidays

The climb to Sobremunt is an optional route extension on 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