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Sa Calobra

Serpentiny / Switchbacks

Photo: © Kačka a Ondra - All rights reserved

Was watching last night the Hairy Bikers Balearics episode from their excellent Mediterranean Adventure series screened recently on BBC 2. Have been working our way at home through these inspirational programmes on catch up.

The series of 6 episodes covers their journey by motorbike through the Med countries of France, Spain and Italy, plus discovering and serving up some exquisite looking food along the way. Devised by Si King and Dave Myers - what a dream job, that is a gig I would love but by classic Vespa of course..!!

Book accompanying TV series - available here

The Balearics installment takes them along Mallorca's famous 'Sa Calobra' (The Cobra) a mountainous road resembling a coiled snake with a breathtaking series of hairpins and switchbacks, a road Si King exclaims to be the best he's ridden. I've ridden over the Alps on a Vespa which was an amazing experience and mountain riding is something I've been keen to repeat ever since. I've not ridden Italy's Stelvio pass but from the images I've seen, Sa Calobra looks to be similar. I got thinking whether there existed scooter footage of riding the Cobra and found the below vid on YouTube..

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