Whilst touring the island we saw cyclists - hundreds - perhaps even low order thousands. They were to be seen everywhere. In singles, small groups or packs. Like an ant army, you could see them in the distant moving relentlessly to their end destination - wherever that was. It was not too bad on the wide or quiet roads, but it sure was an inhibitor to getting a move on when encountering them on narrow roads or interminably long winding blind bends.
Mind you, I had to admire those guys who treated hills and mountain slopes with contempt and at times seemed to cycle up as fast as they came down. Also, seeing a pack of cyclists doing 50km/hr or more downhill is quite a sight when stuck behind them in a Ford Fiesta....
One of the highlights of our visit was a ride on the Palma to Soller narrow gauge railway built in 1912 and electrified by 1929. There is a tunnel near the Soller end which must be in the region of 3km long. For much of the way, if you sat at the back of the train as I did, due to the line being straight you could watch the tunnel entrance narrow until the only light that was left was that reflecting off the overhead gantry as the tunnel eventually sloped down towards Soller.
The last of these three galleries contain pictures taken mainly along the north coast whilst doing a round island tour in the car before leaving the island. I would certainly recommend anyone visiting the island to explore this coastline, its varied, very scenic and maintains your interest along the 90+km route. It does test your driving skills at times, also your passengers nerves as they take a closer than wished for view of the impending drop if you slip off the edge of the road. In respect of the latter point, we took the clockwise route which I think lessened the problem if you where to be carrying passengers of a nervous disposition.... I do know that the Fiesta brakes worked well as at one point two sheep suddenly fell from a large rock adjacent to the road and nearly got converted to lamb chops. They had just come down a steep slope and clearly could not apply their hoofs on the craggy rock!
In conclusion, we saw and enjoyed a lot of the island during our six full days of motoring. The unseen parts and the areas of interest to go walking will have to wait until our next visit.