Mountain bike routes. Port des Torrent

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Our return trip begins in Sant Antoni, next to Port des Torrent beach, which gives name to this route. Setting off from the display panel, we take Conca Street upwards; a few metres later, we leave the asphalt and take a dirt road to our right.

This is an undemanding route, perfect for initiating an exploration of the island pedalling on two wheels. It will take us among pine forests, through lovely little roads and over rocky ground to impressive scenery of cliffs and islets. The route is lineal: we go and return the same way, except for a small loop in the final section, which permits us to explore another possible combination of roads.

We will visit Cala Bassa, a peaceful bay of crystalline waters – where it will be difficult not to fall into the temptation of a swim, weather permitting. Next to the cove, there is a camp site complete with all the services, plus a few stands to have some refreshments if we wish.
We continue pedalling next to the coast, enjoying magnificent views of Conejera Island, of several small coves that appear beneath the cliffs and of Torre de’n Rovira or Torre de Comte. This is a majestic guard tower, built in 1763, that presides over this area of cliffs, although we’ll have to be especially careful not to get too near the border here.

We continue our route to Platges de Comte, a spot that has restaurants and ‘chiringuitos’ or refreshment stalls where we can restore our energies – while enjoying the spectacular scenery. This area is graced with innumerable corners for resting under the shade of pine trees and the local Savina spruce trees.

We go back on a section of asphalted road to close the loop; we then return over the same itinerary to Port des Torrent once again. Our excursion ends here, having travelled 15 km over an easy, beautiful and very appealing route.

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