HIKING
MALLORCA

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Description

The old path of Puerto de Soller

( Hiking Routes Mallorca)

Firstly one will make a visit to the little village of Can Tamany and then ascend slightly until reaching Coll d’en Borrassar. One will then come down to the houses of the property of Son Llampaies where one can rest for a while. The route ends with a gloomy road that will leave you in Puerto de Sóller.

Map of Route

A very simple route that represents one of the best alternatives for going to Port de Sóller. The route consists of a short walk along roads that will stand out for the lushness of the landscape surrounding them.

Duration
1h 30

Difficulty
Moderate

Slope
108 m

Return by foot

Itinerary

Leaving the village behind and after leaving behind the Huerta church one goes straight on along the same path until reaching the road Soller lluc. One crosses the road and resume the route via Can Tamany road. After paying a visit to the village of the same name one starts to go up Coll de Borrassar. Around 15 minutes later one reach the summit. Ignoring the road that diverts to the right one now go down as far as Port de Sóller. After around 200 paces one are left with two options and one must continue along the path that diverts to the left. But first of all one goes straight on for around 200 paces to pay a visit to the houses of the area. One then resumes the path where one left it and after half an hour’s walking one reaches Port de Sóller.

From the main entrance to the estate the walk kicks off on Camino de la Villalonga which in a few paces leaves you at Camí de sa Figuera a Street which will guide you to the starting point of the route offering us a pleasant promenade running between the country houses and the growing areas of Huerta de Sóller where the harvesting of citruses and vegetables prevails. With the constant presence of the citrus orchards that are bedeck the valley one is also drawn to the biodiversity and richness of its trees and plants. Orange trees, lemon trees, banana trees, palm trees and avocados grow lushly thanks to the microclimate characteristic of the valley.

After a crossroads one then leave behind the garden church “Iglesia de la Mare de Deu de la Victoria“ which was built between 1917 and 1923 commemorating the victory of the “sollerics” after an attack by pirates. As the route moves away from Sóller the citrus orchards begin to take pride of place in the landscape.  Finally the Camí de Sa Figuera says farewell with a smooth downward slope whilst in the distance if one looks towards the west one can see a beautiful view over Sierra de Tramuntana.

Once situated beside the busy road that connects Sóller and Lluc the starting point of the route the trajectory commences on the other side of the road at Can Tamany endowed with an asphalted track that runs between another small core of country houses after crossing a small water course. The path surprises with houses of the same name. The houses of Can Tamany in actual fact forms part of a group of other buildings which are arranged in linear fashion in a southerly direction being set back by the mountains of Sa Mola. Situated right under Puig Roig from the houses the attention is drawn by a reddish rock popularly known as Sa Roca Rotja on whose summit there is a well-known archaeological site.

Under the village wattle one can see some details. For example the attention is drawn by some samples of painted tiles or a commemorative plaque bearing text in Majorcan ”To the courageous  women of Can Tamany the heroines of May 11th 1561″ referring to one of the historic events most frequently recalled in the village in which two sisters faced up to a squad of Turks who were looting one of the houses. After the visit one resumes the path which now diverts to the left via a cart path which endowed with highly worn cobbles which goes straight up to the houses of Can Terés. Right before reaching this property the route is diverted via a short cobbled side path which in the form of a rising track which crosses lush vegetation providing you with a beautiful view over Sierra de Tramuntana where Els Cornadors takes the pride of place.

The path immediately gives way to another narrower barely marked path which amongst almond trees and terraces runs between the final houses of the residents until one reaches the height of the houses of Can Penya. With small stone steps another little path springs up which flanks the orange tree estate running between the lush vegetation of shrubs and which finally leaving you at another crossroads. It does not matter whether one go up the short cut opposite which consists of a side horse trail or via the cart path that ascends on the left as both converge further up going into a forest packed with pines, holm oaks and olive trees. From this point onwards the gentle ascent starts to Coll d’en Borrassar which runs in the shade of a pine grove. Gradually as one approaches the summit the Sóller valley bids you farewell with a beautiful look back at some of the majestic peaks that surround the valley until a forking of paths appears telling you that one have already reached the highest point of the route. Situated at the summit of Coll d’en Borrassar right at the height of the Can Gallproperty with the sound of the cowbells of that cattle that passes near the path the route starts the descent down to the Port de Sóller via the path Son Llampayes which advances between a flat stretch of olive trees and terraces on the left and vegetation comprising pine trees and native plants on the right. In the distance one can already make out the silhouette of “Torre Picada” the largest defence tower in Majorca. Discreetly it lies above the sea and tells you that the Port de Sóller is not very far away now. One is then drawn by a path that diverts to the left in the shade of a wild olive tree with some beautiful steps that afford an excellent finish. One will join it later but first it is worth going down a few more meters via the path of Son Llampàyes and paying a visit to the houses of the same name. After a gate the route now runs on a reddish earth path surrounded by a landscape in which the different tones going to make up the Mediterranean green are in perfect harmony. Located between El Coll d’en Marquès and the mountains of Sa Mola one then come across the houses of Son Llampayes. In actual fact this building consists of a set of houses formed by a single vessel and two independent dwellings. One of the houses is Can Alfonso where it is worth paying a visit and enjoying a refreshing orange juice.

After enjoying the charm of this spot with a refreshing orange juice one resumes the path where we had left it and with some beautiful steps made with rounded edges and one starts the descent on a path that runs surrounded by lush vegetation until reaching what seems to be the start of a water course. After leaving a ditch on your left the path now becomes stony and in an advanced state of degradation and with a gentle gradient it leaving you in a pine forest from where one descends further on a barely marked path. As one comes to the end of the route one will see that the forest starts losing height until one reaches another shrubby area. Now located near the road that joins Port de Sóller with its village the route runs between a lime kiln and a stone hut. After two barriers one reaches the end of the route.

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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