MOUNTAIN BIKE ROUTES

CALA SANT VICENT

RUTA 21
MUNICIPALITY
SANT JOAN DE LABRITJA
DESCRIPTION
This route starts in the town of Sant Joan, the most populated town in the north of the island. Most of the route takes place along trails. Starting off at the church, we soon enter some typical pine woodland, which explains why Ibiza and Formentera are known as the Pityuses, an ancient Greek name meaning “pine islands”.

The first ascent leads us directly to the highest point of the route, namely Sa Torreta, which at a height of 412 metres is the second highest point of the island. We then descend to La Plana d’en Pep March, a farming area that abounds with almond trees, fig trees, carob trees and olive trees, and through which we travel until reaching Sant Carles, a town well-known for its street market.

From here we tackle a steep but short climb to Puig des Molí from where we gradually descend towards the coast, arriving at Platja des Figueral (Fig Tree Beach), where we can take a quick dip in the sea, weather permitting. A stretch that snakes high up around the coast then leads us down to La Cala de San Vicent. This sandy cove is another ideal spot for cooling down in the water and enjoying a wonderful view of the sea and the small island of Tagomago. A very enjoyable ascent starts here along trails and paths through savin and pine woodland, passing the town of Sant Vicent and climbing up to the area surrounding the Portinatx lighthouse, the northernmost point of the island, where we will enjoy a small bike trial. Once we reach the road that in former times joined Sant Joan to Portinatx, the circular route is completed with a rather uneven ascent.

By then, we will have travelled some 40 kilometres, having completed an accumulated ascent of 900 metres along a tough and interesting route that is highly suitable for getting to know the extreme north and its towns.
FEATURES
RECOMMENDATIONS
- There are no wells with drinking water along the route but we can stop off at towns to obtain food and drink supplies.
- Always wear your helmet.
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1. Departure. We depart from Sant Joan, taking an adjacent street heading east. We cross a small car park and carry straight on until we reach a trail that crosses underneath the road through a tunnel. We then follow a track that climbs to the right.
2. At the crossroads, straight on. A crossroads appears and we carry straight on, continuing our ascent up to a fork, where we veer right, next to a wall. We continue along the path that climbs next to a shelter and further up we take a trail to the right where the path forks, riding past a property with dogs.
3. At the crossroads, straight onto the track. We cross a track and reach the road, which we cross, continuing straight on along an ascending track.
4. Right fork. We reach a fork in the track and veer right, continuing our climb, where we can see a signpost for trekkers. We carry straight along this track until the next fork where we veer left.
5. Crossroads left. We reach a crossroads next to a water tank. We can either turn right and ride up to the summit or continue left in order to begin our descent and carry on with the route.
6. Left fork. We reach a fork and continue our descent leftwards along the main path. At the next crossroads we continue left along the track in our descent, ignoring all detours and continuing down the same track until we reach a road.
7. At the crossroads, straight on. We come out onto a road and carry straight on passing a house. At the next fork we veer left and then carry straight on.
8. Left fork. We reach a fork and continue along the road to the left until we come out at another road where we turn right before taking a track to the left. We then carry straight on taking no detours.
9. Crossroads right road. On reaching this road we turn right, passing by the Dalias street market and then turn left towards Sant Carles along the main road.
10. At the crossroads, left turn onto the town. On entering the town of Sant Carles we skirt around the church to the left and turn left next to Anita's bar before taking a track to the right which we ride straight up with no detours.
11. Crossroads straight on. Once we have reached the top of the slope we link up with the track and carry straight on. We reach a crossroads next to some ruins and carry straight on as far as another crossroads where we turn left and carry straight on until we reach a road where we turn right.
12. Turn to the left onto the track. At this point we turn left along a track, carry straight on, riding past a house, and link up with a trail that descends along a torrent before climbing and connecting with a path that leads to a track where we turn left.
13. Crossroads left road. We reach a road next to some houses and turn left, descending. At the next crossroads we go straight on and then to the right.
14. Turn left path. Before entering an urban development we turn left along a path that enters the woods. We reach a fork where we veer right before riding down to Platja des Figueral.
15. Detour left path. Having covered some 100 metres along the beach we take a path that climbs to the left and snakes around the cliffs. Further ahead we link up to a road and continue northwards.
16. Crossroads straight on track. We reach a crossroads and carry straight on along an earth track until we come out of the Aigua Blanca beach area and reach a crossroads with a road where we turn right towards La Cala de Sant Vicent.
17. Crossroads right. We reach a crossroads and turn right towards La Cala de Sant Vicent. Next to the seafront promenade we turn right and take a path westwards.
18. Right turn onto the path. We reach a trail on the right amongst the reeds and follow it. Further ahead we come out at a road and turn left before taking a track 100 metres further ahead that veers to the right.
19. At the crossroads, straight ahead. We reach a crossroads and carry straight on along the same track. At the next crossroads we carry straight on along a cement path and at the following crossroads we continue to the right.
20. At crossroads, straight on road. We cross a road and carry straight on. A few metres further ahead we reach a fork and carry on to the left. At the next crossroads we carry straight on, passing close to the town of Sant Vicent.
21. Detour left track. Before a bend we take a detour to the left along a woodland track. We reach a crossroads next to a well and carry straight on. We also carry straight on at the following crossroads.
22. Right fork. We reach a fork and continue rightwards. At the next fork we also continue to the right and about 100 metres ahead, at a bend, we take a path to the right, entering woodland.
23. Turn to the left onto the trail. At this point we turn almost 180 degrees and take a beautiful ascending trail with plenty of loose stone. One kilometre later we come out at a path and turn right.
24. At the crossroads, right turn. We pass by a series of farmhouses and reach a crossroads where we turn right. At the next fork we continue rightwards and 1 kilometre further on we reach another fork where we turn left and begin the bike trial.
25. Turn to the left onto trail. At this point we take a trail that comes out on our left and continue our descent. At the next three crossroads we carry straight on until we reach the road.
26. At the crossroads, turn to the left onto the road. We reach a road and turn left. We climb a rather steep section and then ride down towards Sant Joan.
27. Crossroads right town. We reach a crossroads and turn right, entering the town of Sant Joan.
28. End of the route. We complete the route next to the town church.
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