HIKING
MALLORCA

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Description

The Gully of Biniaraix and the Cuber Reservoir

( Hiking Routes Mallorca)

It is perhaps the most attractive and complete hiking route of the many which may be followed via the Sóller valley and throughout the Serra de Tramuntana. The impressive popular architecture which one passes along zigzagging km of cobbled path and which leads you into a unique scenario of crags, cliffs and stone slopes reveal to you an authentic monument of humanity demonstrating that the union of nature with the work of man does not always have to be destructive. Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (ACI) in 1984.

Map of Route

This is a route which is very steep. If one wishes to make this excursion gentler one is recommended to make it in the opposite direction becoming an almost totally downhill path. So one is recommended to approach the Des Noguer Fountain on the Sóller-Lluc bus line. The Es Cornadors variant may make this trek an hour and a half longer.

Duration
4h 00

Difficulty
Average

Slope
890 m

Alternative return by bus/Going to start point by bus

Itinerary

The old washing places of Biniaraix a village near Sóller and which one will access by way of S’Alqueria des Compte is the point of departure or arrival (depending if one decides to take the bus to the Cuber water reservoir and walk down). It is there that the Monnáber road commences (on the left) and the Es Barranc path on the right. One starts off via a cart track which amongst olive groves gradually becomes a bridle path until crossing for the first time the stream of l’Ofre or of Des Barranc. From here one start to enter its marvellous, spectacular surroundings where one leaves behind on the right the old Es Barranc path where one can get refreshments (one can also do so slightly further up at the Fountain of Es Verger).

One arrives at the enclave of S’Estret where the rocky slopes come closer until just leaving a small pass where stream and path meet. One again crosses this stream via a stone bridge and one continues the ascent amongst olive groves.

The path is still winding leaving behind a wooden bridge and several estates. After a short break the path again begins to ascend on numerous bends and again meets up with the old path.

One leaves behind places such as the great stalactite of Sa Campana or the caves of D’en Mena and the waterfall of Es Cans and the route again becomes flatter until entering the l’Ofre estate via a wall. One is now on the way to Coll del l’Ofre. On bright days from this pass the view is unique. One keep going down via the bridle path on the left which after passing the nearby houses of Binimorat takes you smoothly to the dam of the spectacular Cúber reservoir, After going round this lake like area on the right in the vicinity of the fountain of Es Noguer there is a wonderful recreational area.

There is also the possibility of making an interesting variant to this excursion by going up to the vantage point of Es Cornadors alongside the former shelter of Xim Quesada. The views afforded of Sóller from this spot are simply exceptional.

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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