HIKING
MALLORCA

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Description

Down Puig Major via the Camino des Cingles Path

( Hiking Routes Mallorca)

It constitutes one of the simplest routes and yet the most spectacular as it all runs down the north face of Puig Major with impossible cliffs which sheer down towards the sea. The Camí des Cingles refers precisely to the cliffs (“cingles”) which tower over this Alpine landscape.

Map of Route

If one doesn`t have her own vehicle tell the bus driver from Sóller-Lluc route to leave you at km 38.1 and start of this route) or start out from the nearby vantage point at the entrance to the Son Torrella tunnel. On the way back one will have at least one hour’s walk downhill to Sóller and slightly less to Fornalutx with the possibility of catching the bus from here back to Sóller.

Duration
2 – 3 hours

Difficulty
Average

Slope
850 m

Out bourne & Home bourne bus

Itinerary

From Sóller one has to take the C-710 road in the direction of Puig Major until attaining km 38.1 where one can leave the car in a small parking area alongside the road. From here one have to take the path which links the road to the estates of Bini Petit and Bini Gran. There should be no problem finding the access. The route starts with a small ascent of around 30 m arriving at a green crossing gate which one can pass on its left if it should be closed.

Shortly after going over the first crossing gate one will run into another (one must always leave the crossing gates closed). If one goes on this excursion in summer it is worth remembering that the heat around these places is suffocating and the fountains are dry.

Once one gets onto the path one can see on your right the impressive block of Penyal des Migdia which will accompany you for a good part of the route. One will gently begin to ascend between the trees until arriving at Coll des Cardscolers where the mountain clears and one will be delighted of the view of the marvellous landscape. From here one can see on her right the radar stations located on top of Puig Major (1,455 m) the highest peak in Majorca.

If one turns to the left one can admire a cross-shaped monument and behind it a small hillock. If one decides to go up it (highly recommended) one will be delighted of some excellent views over the Montcaire Mountain and the hill of Sa Vaca de la Calobra. Retracing one steps one continues on the path until coming to the valley of Bini where one will find the settlements of Bini Petit and Bini Gran.

Once one has passed the hamlets there is a path which leads you to Sa Coma Fosca but before one runs into the Fountain of Sa Bauma situated under an immense solitary old black poplar. The paths starts turning into a trail and from this point onwards one starts a gentle descent delighted by the view of the immense slope which comes down from the summit of Puig Major. After a few minutes of the route one reaches a lighting tower where one can recharge her batteries before commencing the return journey.

Available Accommodations
Price

Availabble all year round:

Price Example:

Accommodation in Hotel Puerto Marina in Puerto de Soller

Accommodation with Breakfast in Double Room & Private Transfer Turn/Return Airport – Hotel: Prices From: Pr Day 2 Persons: 92,00 – 640,00 Euros 2 Persons – 8 Days/7 Nights.

Full booking management

Full itinerary of the route.

Optional:

Guided Tours on Hiking Trails

Boat Excursions along the Coast.

Excursions to Palma de Mallorca and other places on the island

Tickets to Veteran Train Soller – Palma de Mallorca

Cancellation Insurance

Extra night: 92 €/2 Person

Individual room supplement: 130 €/person

Half board supplement: 70 €/person

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