Old path of Balitx to Sa Costera 

( Hiking Routes Mallorca)

It should be borne in mind that this is a long excursion as one can spend between four and five hours to get to Tuent or to the Electricity factory. Furthermore one should think about how to get back because there is no public transport in Tuent. In summer one can return to Sóller by boat from Sa Calobra an, giving prior notice from Tuent.

Map of Route

This route consists of going along the main communication axis which joins Sóller to Cala Tuent and Sa Calobra besides the maritime route. One takes the old path from Bàlitx which starts in Sóller and rises between the olive groves as far the property of Bàlitx d’Amunt subsequently descending to the valley bottom until arriving at Bàlitx d’Avall. Along the coastal path of Na Cavallera one reaches Coll de Biniamar where one enters the district of Escorca and Sa Costera via the path of the same name which will lead you to the houses of S’Electricitat and further on to Cala Tuent.

4 – 5 hours 


500 m

Alternative Return: By boat or by arranged transport/By Foot


In view of the long duration of this route it is recommended to start it already at the Ses Barques vantage point to which one can go to in your own vehicle and leave it parked there. Also by bus from Sóller to Lluc, previously telling the driver where the stop is or walk taking route no.7 as the references described in this same guide adding a further hour and a half to this route.

Departing from the vantage point of Ses Barques (km 49.9 of highway C-710) one gets going on a stony path by way of a small olive growing estate marked by the numerous walls which one finds there and which one must leave in the state that they were found. In this area, always upward one will walk parallel to stretches of cart track amongst pines of large dimensions accompanied by a cobbled stream which along with the banks of the surroundings constitute an authentic paradise of dry stone walling.

Crossing a narrow pass one enters the estate of Bàlitx d’Amunt by way of a cart track. Leaving on the left the track which goes up to the houses of said estate one flank a narrow pass which goes into the valley of Bàlitx via a signposted path which alternates the cart stretches with the rest of the stone path which goes down to the property of Bàlitx d’Avall passing via the abandoned houses of Bàlitx d’Enmig. Later the stream of Bàlitx de Na Mora is crossed and one takes the ascent up to Coll de Biniamar initially via a track which one will then leave to follow via the stony path of Na Cavallera.

Once the descent has commenced following the forest path one enters in the land of Sa Costera leaving on the left the diversion to the houses of the property passing through a bridle path with stony stretches and magnificent views. The next goal is the diversion on the left which goes down to the coast to the Electricity factory which provided power to Sóller until 1962. Returning to the aforementioned crossroads one can also continue without any great problem to the Tuent cove crossing Coll de Na Polla and the houses of Capapuig.

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