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Richard's Majorca Diary: day six



The road to Petra

Another day, another five hour recovery ride… This time, to recover from DA’s head-banging session across the marshes yesterday.

The camp now largely empty, we decided to head over to Arta for lunch, which meant easing our way through the built-up sprawl of Can Picafort before finding peace on the long and mostly empty main road leading to the south-eastern corner of Majorca.

Legs still sore, we tapped along both before and after our lunch stop, the ride afterwards taking us, as the previous day, into the middle of the island. 

There is an extensive network of minor roads threading their way across the surprisingly lumpy terrain and they make a pleasant alternative to the mountain roads of the Sierra Tramuntana. 

One road in particular, the seemingly endless one between the Arta coast road and Petra, was very busy with cyclists travelling the other way. None seemed to be going our way, perhaps because there was a solid headwind which made me grateful for DA’s willingness to sit on the front.

Tomorrow, back into the mountains for the last full day.

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