HIKING
MALLORCA

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Description

To Puerto de Soller via Sa Figuera path 

( Hiking Routes Mallorca)

Although the ascent stage runs off in the shade of lush vegetation it has a gradient that requires a great effort, on the other hand owing to the wide variety of alternative routes it presents it allows improvisation in line with the level of effort and time desired.

Map of Route

The route consists of going up the mountain via the path of Sa Costa d’en Flassada a wide path with a high gradient.  Situated at the highest point of the route at a convergence of paths one joines the Camí de Sa Figuera which is where one starts the descent to Port de Sóller.

Duration
2h 30

Difficulty
Moderate

Slope
297 m

Return by bus/Return by foot

Itinerary

Leaving via the adobe wall of the rear area of the estate and when reaching the asphalt going left. After passing two bars, The Bar Buenos Aires and The Bar Sa Petanca, one comes across a V-shaped intersection where one has to choose the option on the right and after a hundred or so paces one comes to “Sa Costa d’en Flassada. Going up that path after several convergences of paths one reaches Camí de Sa Figuera which one followes in the direction of Port de Sóller. Later after crossing a water course and going round a house one looks for a path which is hard to find. Then from a building in ruins one goes down to the Summit of Coll d’en Marquès a hillock which one must down from along the asphalt road of Sa Figuera as far as Port de Sóller.

After the wooden adobe wall and a right of way running between various neighboring houses one reaches the asphalt of Camí de Sa Figuera and one then reaches Bar Buenos Aires a former snack bar very popular on Saturdays and Sundays in the afternoon when delicious Majorcan tapas are served. After relishing one of the typical dishes that the island has to offer one sets off for Camí de Ses Argiles where one will come across Camí de Sa Costa d’en Flassada the starting point of the route.

Near a discreet hiking sign the ascent to the mountain begins in a modest narrow alley which stands out for its amazing upward slope whilst going past the last few houses laid out between each other vertically one on top of the other the path takes a very steep upward turn distancing you from the valley. The asphalt then gives way to a craggy path and the route shows you for the first time its deteriorating cobbles. After a few steps made of boulders in the midst of a typically Majorcan landscape and in the shade of the first pines a terrace is laid out like a balcony affording beautiful views over the valley.

Captivated by the wonderful scenario a milestone reminds you that there is still a whole route before you and now moving into a pine forest the path resumes its ascent being introduced into a landscape of great beauty silent and wild. After several loops and after passing some trees that start at the foot of the path the route converges with Camí de Ses Marjades which diverts returning to the Sóller valley. Further up in a forest area the road appears all of a sudden by surprise that joins the Sóller valley to Lluc Monastery. On the other side of the road one comes across a wooden adobe wall which must be avoided seeking out a paved track that runs between some olive groves until some metallic barriers prevent its continuation.  The route resumes its cobbling at a corner and on a staggered path the ascent continues on a notable upward slope which ruins between beautiful terraces packed with olives and former porches. It should be borne in mind that the olive groves documented in the area actually constituted the largest source of income for the local economy during the 14th and 15th centuries serving as the main means of subsistence for the families of the valley. As one ascends the slope seems inexhaustible and infinite. In the meantime othe stone path occasionally crosses another paved path both intertwine during the course of the ascent until finally combining at the highest point of the route which seems unreachable.

Before finishing, the ascending slope meets the Camí de Sa Capelleta a narrow path that descends in the shade of some pines giving you the chance to visit the Sanctuary of “Sa Capelleta” a small, modernist-style building which since its construction in 1917 soon became the place of worship. Refusing this invitation the route continues to gain height rapidly to the mountain and holm oaks can gradually be seen in the landscape.

The never-ending ascent terminates in the shade of a cool holm oak grove and situated at a convergence of paths Camí de Sa Figuera finally appears a horse trail that connects Port de Sóller to the town of Fornalutx. Situated at the highest point of the route the latter now offers many variants in view of the fact that the intention is to keep walking to Port de Sóller one will abandon Camí de Sa Costa d’en Flassada which continues upwards as far as Ses Barques Vantage Point affording unique views over Port de Sóller a restaurant and a vantage point they were erected owing to the construction of the Puig Major road in the late 1950’s. Ignoring the option to descend via Sa Costa d’en Nico as far as the picturesque enclave of Fornalutx an indisputable set of architectonic and landscaping interest one will join the Camí de Sa Figuera in the direction of Port de Sóller.  Passing amongst the gloomy spots of the area of Ses Moncades where in springtime the surroundings are dominated by the yellow of the flowers of the “albaina one leaves behind the houses of the same name and as one passes by the olive groves now alternate with the lush shady holm oak groves, affording you a beautiful landscape. Zigzagging, the route converges just for a few instants with a stretch of Camí Vell de Balitx which in its time was actually alongside the coastal road the main communication axis that joined together the spots of Sa Costera and Tuent with the municipality of Sóller. After the final holm oak groves the olive grove invades the hillside and the path continues around beautiful olive plantations with rounded trunks that tinge the mountainside with silver and as it descends etches out the reddish sites of the mountain. Immediately there is an explosion of different tones they burst out showing all their splendor in a rustic landscape which provides a prime view of Port de Sóller.

After a water course one goes around the beautiful property of Can Veri which still has its voussoir portal and as one leaves behind a shelter one seek out a path which is hard to find and which departs from the shade of an olive tree. Behind a bed base which serves as a gate a curious custom which is very common in the olive groves of Sierra de Tramuntana the route now goes down via a tricky path that runs along a Cliff until reaching the houses of Can Bonjesus in a state of ruins one makes do with beholding their hundred-year old date palm.

Then going down a narrow path which one finds at the rear of the property in a few minutes one reaches Coll d’en Marquès situated at a crossroads from here Camí de Sa Figuera will descend along a winding road that crosses the beautiful spots of the valley of Sa Figuera. Further down one goes round a group of former possessions (large rural estates) which constitute the village of the same name and after a few minutes the route will leave you at Passeig de Sa Marina del Port de Sóller.

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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