To Fornalutx via the Vantage Points of Ses Barques

( Hiking Routes Mallorca)

The route to the vantage point of Ses Barques can be achieved via two different paths. The ascent is carried out via the Costa d’en Flassada whilst the descent to Fornalutx is achieved by following Costa d’En Nicó.

Map of Route

The time invested without counting the breaks may be as much as two and a half hours. One and a half for the ascent and another for the descent with the possibility of returning to Sóller by bus.
Both Costa D’en Flassada and la D’en Nicó were recovered in 2000 thanks to voluntary action by various associations and local councils.

2 – 3 hours


460 m

Alternative return by bus


Leaving the estate via the narrow path of lavenders one opens the crossing gates and go straight on for around 20 m until reaching an asphalted street. At this point one must turn left and go straight on until coming across a fork where one keeps on going straight on ignoring a path which is also asphalted on your left. A few hundred m later one comes across on the right the start of Costa D’en Flassada properly signposted. Initially it is an asphalted path with steep slopes which soon displays its cobbled paving. Penned into between two walls one moves between olive groves and after a short while one crosses the Puig Major road finished in 1961. The route crosses several cart tracks although the paved stretches are very visible amongst the olive groves. Slightly higher one reaches the Sa Capelleta path (on the right) which forms part of another route. The olive groves are now alternated with the lush shady oak groves offering you a unique landscape.

Higher up one finds the Costa D’en Nicó which one have to go down though it is worth keep going up to arrive just five minutes later at the vantage point of Ses Barques where one can behold one of the best views from Puerto de Sóller savouring an orange juice.

The descent commences via the same track and after a short while one takes a detour following the signposting of Costa D’en Nicó. Then one reaches the road which one goes down a few hundred m until leaving it on the right.

Now one follows a cart track amongst the olive groves which upon arriving at a crossing gate again becomes a bridle path with cobbled fragments. At this point one meet the road again and one should follow it for just 100 m on the left until meeting a cart track on our right which suddenly narrows.

One continue her descent enjoying some beautiful views of the valley whilst the bridle path alternates with a cart track with a gutter which leads to the road again very near the Fornalutx crossroads. After crossing the road one follows an asphalted path which passes in front of the house of Ses Comes and leads you to cross the Fornalutx road. On the other side one follows an asphalted path which directly leads to Fornalutx describing various curves amongst which stretches of cobbled path are conserved. Following the signposting amongst the olive groves the remains of a tile channel accompanies you until after a short while one arrives at the higher part of Fornalutx. One enters the town via Calle de los Toros until reaching Calle de la Plaça which takes you to Plaza Espanya the nerve centre of Fornalutx, where the route ends.

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