HIKING
MALLORCA

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Description

From Soller to Port de Soller via the paths of Es Rost and Son Sales

( Hiking Routes Mallorca)

The proposed route consists of going up to the chapel of Són Castello via the paths of Rost and Son Castelló which constitute one of the best prepared “dry stone walling” paths of Serra de Tramuntana. We will then take a short break in Son Mico, a former possesio (large rural estate) reconverted into a guest house. After a short descent via the path of Son Sales the route continues as far as the Port de Sóller

Map of Route

A pleasant walk which constitutes the ideal route for orienting our location during the first day’s visit to Sóller. What’s more, it affords a wide range of possibilities as it forms part of an extensive network of old path which used to join settlements with former large rural estates and cultivation sites.

Duration
2h 30

Difficulty
Moderate

Slope
241 m

Alternative return

Itinerary

Going to the Plaza Constitución where the old Sóller church is located. Then continue along el carrer Bauza and go through a series of narrow alleys until we arrive at the Soller petrol station. Situated at the starting point, then opt for the street that continues right opposite the petrol station to the other side of the road. One starts going up towards the chapel of Son Castelló and one can then pay a short visit to the houses of Can Prohom. From there one go back to the old chapel and one goes down a slope that after a minute leaves you on the road that connects Sóller to Deià. Located right opposite the houses of Can Bleda one crosses the busy road and one goes round the left-hand side of the houses to access a right-of-way which leads you to the path of Son sales. It is here where one starts the descent again into the valley of Sóller. After leaving behind  the houses of Son Sales, which go almost unnoticed during the course of the path, one reaches an area with orange tree orchards and after zigzagging one comes across Can Binidorm, a narrow Street that starts up at the base of a hiking sign which, after a short slope, will take you to the Port de Sóller.

After the lavender path and opening the gate of the estate, in a few minutes one reaches the Sóller square: Plaza ConstitucióOnce one are there, one can enjoy one of the best known images of Majorca and one passes between narrow alleys as far as the Sóller petrol station, the starting point for today’s excursion. Crossing the road, an alley leaves you at Can Puig, the old factory reconverted into an exhibitions’ hall and one continues along the “Camí des Rost”, a horse trail which initially starts off with an asphalt track, crossing citrus orchards and landscapes specific to the microclimate afforded by the beautiful valley. The asphalt gives way to a small gravel path and after crossing a small stream that flows over a plain surrounded by vegetation, the gradient steepens sharply and as it gains height, the path attains its maximum splendour, affording magnificent paving which has remained intact with the passage of time.  Over perfect steps, made up of intricate pebbles. The rustic path affords us an upward path where the vegetation growing at its own rate emits a pleasant perfume. Between forests of myrtles, carobs and one or other hawthorn, beautiful panoramic views are left behind over the valley and the distant noise produced by the hustle and bustle of the local people.
On the terraces, whilst the forest regains its territory, the olive grove areas grown in days gone by gradually become sparser.

The wonderful paving disappears for now and after reaching a small peak, the path runs over a golden carpet of pine leaves.  The image of the Peñal del Nigdia in the distance has disappeared though we can still discern the ever vigilant Torre Picada, an old defensive tower dating back to 1614, situated over the Port de Sóller and with smoke during the day and fires at night it was used to keep watch for any possible invasions by pirates.

After an area of thousand-year old olive trees, the “cami des Rost” reaches its conclusion at a crossroads and between hundred–year old “Possessiones (large rural estates)”, one resume her adventure, continuing along the camí de Son Castelló which runs as far as the village of Deià. Another pleasant horse trail on which time seems to stand still, running across spots where old walls and stone terraces can be observed, the remains of irrigation channels and what was, in its time, a complex hydraulic system for irrigating cereal crops.
In the distance and on a hill a symbolic Pino Piñonero, known as “Es Pi de L’enseïmada”, tells you one will soon reach the summit of the route.

After the houses at Can Carabasseta, one come across an old oratory which is the chapel of Son Castelló, a construction dating back to the 17th century, a meeting point for the people who inhabited the various “possessiones” in the area. Although it is in a very poor state of repair it constitutes a clear example of popular devotion and religiousness that existed at these spots where people left aside their daily business to go to church. After a sober paving, almost immediately one can see the houses of Can Prohom and Son Mico. Back-to-back with each other, they are endowed with great symmetry of composition and architecture. It is worth stopping off at Son Mico which retains all the charm of days gone by. The terrace is the ideal place for savoring and discovering the taste of the Majorcan Mountain: endowed with rich cakes and jams accompanied by a refreshing orange juice. In the meantime, below, at one feet, Can Bleda, will draw the attention, the place where one will resume the route. From here the camí de Son Sales starts a smooth descent which, with a paved path, winds along the mountainside. Flanking a stream and between adobe walls and olive groves, the path runs between terraces until reaching the orchard of the Sóller valley again. Between orange trees, and after zigzagging, the route continues via “Can Binidorm” with a path that ascends sharply amongst a forest of pines. The proposed route ends with a small vantage point which, as if it was a balcony, delights you with a beautiful panoramic view over the valley. After an area with gardens and country houses, one flanks an old gate surrounded by vegetation. Finally, a slope leaves you at another crossroads, then an asphalt road will take us to the promenade of the beach of Can Repic of Port de Sóller.

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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