Porta de Mallorca, north coastline and Porta de Xara
This trip takes you to the North coastline of Alcúdia. It is a rocky low coastline with some beautiful beaches. It's very pleasant to do this journey by bike. You'll pass near kitchen gardens with old irrigation ditches and mills like the mill d'en Cabil·la. Soon you'll reach the bay of Pollença, a nice coastline where nature and houses are perfectly mixed up with magnificent wooden piers.
Departing from Alcúdia at Porta de Mallorca take Camí Corral d'en Bennàssar ca 800 metres, at the mill turn left for another 300 metres until you come to the sea.
- Follow the coastline for a couple of kilometres until you reach Plaça Mestres d'Aixa.
- Follow Carrer de les Veles towards Cap des Pinar and you'll arrive in Es Barcarès.
- Follow the coastline along Avinguda del Camp de Mar until you get to Es Morer Vermell. Go through this residential area as close to the coastline as possible and take Paseig de Tirant Lo Blanc that will lead you for one and a half kilometre to Manresa.
- Go through Manresa towards Mal Pas and 800 metres further on you'll find the beaches of Sant Joan and Sant Pere.
- To return to Alcúdia get Camí del Mal Pas ca 2,5 km and you´ll reach Porta de Xara. or el Camí del Mal Pas (2,5 Km.). En 20 minutos estamos en la Porta de Xara.
Porta de Mallorca - North coastline - Porta Roja. This is the same trip but we make it shorter by returning from Barcarés to Alcúdia along Camí des Barcarés. You'll arrive at the Porta Roja, the third gate of the town.
This trip starts and ends at two of the most relevant places in Alcúdia, Porta de Mallorca in the south and Porta de Xara in the norhteast. These are the two main and best preserved gates to access the walled town of Alcúdia. Both gates are formed by two towers with battlements and they are linked together by Carrer Major, the town's main street.
Porta de Mallorca or de Sant Sebastià has a large round-arched portal. The moat has been preserved and its present appearance dates back to the restoration works carried out by G. Alomar in 1963.On one side of the arch we still can see a coat of arms of the town.
Porta de Xara or Porta des Moll allowed the access to Alcúdia from the north. It has a round-arched portal and two large towers. There's a small window above the arch. The moat, the portcullis and the mochicolation are well preserved.
La Victòria Hermitage
Penya des Migdia
Camí de S'Hort Des Moros / Camí de S'Alou
Es Coll Baix
S'Albufera Natural Park
Sant Martí's Puig and Cave
Porta de Mallorca, Costa Nord and Porta de Xara
Alcúdia's town centre
Roman City of Pollentia
Santa Anna's church