The bays of Pollensa and Alcudia
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These two large bays in the North of Mallorca offer plenty of sights and stop off points to make a great day out driving and exploring what Majorca has to offer.
Starting at the seafront in Port de Pollensa make your way around the bay heading south in the direction of Alcudia.
As you make your way around the bay, you'll leave the harbor, hotels and villas of Port de Pollensa behind you and your see stunning views across the bay of Pollensa, sheltered by the Formentor and Victoria peninsular on either side. On your right will be the SÁlbufereta wetlands nature reserve.
Turn left at the roundabout to Alcudia, on entering Alcudia you'll see the medieval walls and gateway ahead. Keep in the right hand lane, follow the road round a bend and then turn right at the traffic lights in front of the Church. The road is sign posted Can Picafort & Arta. You'll pass the remains of the roman city of Pollentia on your left, continuing driving until you reach the roundabout with the large prancing horse in the center of it.
Take the second exit signposted to Arta, at the next roundabout go straight head and you'll enter the large resort of Port Alcudia. You are now on the C172 coast road this leads round the bay of alcudia and even thought this is largest beach on Mallorca you'll only catch glimpses of the beach, continue on this road and you'll cross the bridge that is beside the entrance to Parc Natural de SÁlbufera.
This natural parc is a rare and precious piece of coastline and is home to a huge variety of wildlife and vegetation. At the next roundabout keep straight ahead and you'll drive through the resort of Can Picafort.
As you leave Can Picafort the C172 continues uphill to a roundabout where you need to keep straight ahead. You'll now leave the coast and head inland where in the distance you'll see the large city of Arta. This road swings you around 2 wide bends and you'll pass a side road leading to Son Serra de marina and you'll see a sign welcoming you to the Penisula de LLevant nature reserve.
From here you can then turn right and follow the road that will lead you on to Petra. Stay on this road for approximately 14 km, as it takes you through moorland and woods. As you approach Petra you'll be able to see the Ermita de Bonany ahead of you which is perched on a hilltop.
From here the route continues on to Santa Margalida and then on to Muro and Sa Pablo before heading back to Pollensa. The whole route without stopping would have taken approximately 2 hours.
Duration: 1.5 hours
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