Gert-Jan van der Wel

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Cycling Mallorca

hobby - 07 Oct 2018

I just returned from a short holiday on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The wife of a friend of mine is Mallorcan and while they live in the Netherlands they visit the island a few times a year.

Actually, she was born on Mallorca but the family on her father’s side is originally from the island of Ibiza, and the family on her mother’s side is from the Spanish region of Catalonia. Her parents met in a small village in Catalonia where they got married and her older sister was born. Then they moved to Mallorca to settle down.

Anyhow… they invited another friend and me over to cycle, eat, drink and eat some more. In our two rides we cycled about 170 km with a total of 3100 altimeters. The second day we went for the full Mallorcan experience and stopped in the middle of our ride to enjoy a big lunch with a bottle of chilled red wine. With the perfect weather, great roads, magnificent views and being among friends, I had a wonderful time.