HIKING
MALLORCA

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Description

Picada Tower and the S’Illeta Path

( Hiking Routes Mallorca)

The visit recommended in the S’Illeta area consists of a pleasant trip with slight slopes which combines major heritage and landscaping attractions. Of the former worthy of special mention is the sturdy Picada tower, the Ses Puntes coast and the S’Illeta path.

Map of Route

Two or three hours will be enough to carry out this walk though in summer one can stop and take a swim half way going down to Ses Puntes.

Duration
2/3h 00

Difficulty
Average

Slope
150 m

Alternative Return/Return by Foot

Itinerary

A good place to start this walk is the last tram station at Puerto de Soller. When one gets out of the tram one should go back a few meters on the same route one have just taken on the tram in such a way that one will go along the Des Través road parallel to the tram tracks until passing through a park where different art sculptures carried out by people from the hamlet stand out.

One carries on in parallel with the tracks for around 120 meters more until turning left and going down Calle Antoni Montis. At the end of this street one will see a roundabout. One should continue on his way taking the street on the left and going along Avenida Once de Mayo. After this street one will come across a square where one must go straight on along the street opposite, C/ de Belgica which goes up a steep slope. One go up this slope until reaching a steep bend which turns left. Here onr should take the S`Illeta path which is on your right and which goes straight on. One will pass by a parapet and the path much narrower and asphalted too continues with a steep slope winding between the olive groves. On your left there is the house Des Figueral Vell which used to have an olive mill and two bends further up one will reach Coll de S`Illa where after the narrow pass various paths converge.

To visit the Picada tower one need to follow the cart track which appears very steeply on yout left. This path has interesting views over Costa de S`Illeta. It describes a sharp bend on the left and attains a plain of olive groves where one have to take the path on the right which will take you to Picada tower.

To return to Coll de S`Illa one should take the same path until reaching the aforementioned plain where on your right the traces of the old path can be observed which will take you to Coll. The next objective will be to visit the Ses Puntasarea.

Situated at Coll de S`Illa one have to follow the path, now converted into a trail, situated right opposite and which immediately starts a persistent descent in quest of the sea. At the start one passes through several abandoned olive groves but further down one enters an area of shady oak woods. Right after a lime kiln the track diverts right and the old path continues to descend to the sea. After reaching the sea various paths enable us to view places like Ses Cambres (on the right), Sa Punta Llarga and Sa Punta Curta.

One goes back on the same path until reaching Coll de S`Illa where one takes an asphalted road on the left. A few minutes later the asphalt gives way to a beautiful cart track used to access the olive groves and by numerous day-trippers. The road continues now much flatter until the entrance to the property S`Illeta from where one can make various trips which lead to the S`Heure pass around Puig de Balitx, the Na Cordellina pass or the fountain of Es Joncar amongst other routes. However this route is completed at the wall of this property returning to the Puerto de Soller via the S`Illeta path.

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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