HIKING
MALLORCA

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Description

To Puig del Teix via the Archduke Path

( Hiking Routes Mallorca)

One of the most popular routes amongst the people of Majorca is the ascent to the massif of Puig del Teix via the Archduke path an extraordinary dry stone path built by Archduke Luis Salvador of Austria. Said route goes along one of the most daring spectacular stone paths conserved on the island. The route consists of the ascent to Teix via the path which crosses Pla des Pouet and rises to the vantage point of Ses Puntes where the Archduke built an amazing stone balcony over the coast.

Map of Route

The route combines mountain paths dry stone paths and forest trails. There is no drinking water. Be careful with the directions at Pla des Pouet as there are a multitude of paths.

Duration
4 -5 hours

Difficulty
Average

Slope
900 m

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Itinerary

The best reference in finding the path which goes up to Pla des Pouet is to locate the State school situated on the higher part of the village. Reaching the population from Palma via the C-710 road the road can be ascended via the street which starts at the first traffic lights. Upon reaching the first crossroads the wrought iron gate of the school appears opposite very easy to locate thanks to the stone arches which close the main façade. Slightly higher one takes Calle Oliveres going up till the end where a fence prevents you from passing. Alongside the fence on the left a well-marked path appears. On the gate there is a small wooden sign telling you the direction to follow “Teix”. After five minutes one crosses a narrow pass which takes you into a dense oak wood with the remains of coal-mining activity. The path which goes up to Pla des Pouet is an old high road with the remains of the original cobbles and a winding route to make up for the steepness of the hillside. The most difficult area is to be found in the first part of the ascent where there are several charcoal ruins near the S´Abeurada fountain on the left of the main path. Once this spot has been passed it is best to carry on via the dry stone path until the entrance to Pla des Pouet. A “pla” is a strip of forest which conserves the purest essence of the Balearic Mediterranean forest.

Having reached this point one will have covered the first 270 m of the slope. A passage without any barrier opened in a wall indicates the entrance to the plain. Opposite and passing alongside a well the path starts which takes you after a hard ascent to the vantage point of Ses Puntes a beautiful stone balcony over the Mediterranean. The path winds via a vegetal tunnel of twisted holm oaks, strawberry trees, buckthorn and mastic. After reaching the vantage point it is inevitable to stop to behold such a lavish landscape for a few minutes also taking a few minutes to recharge your batteries.

From here onwards one enters the most spectacular part of the route passing via a small shelter in ruins and then overcoming a modest summit. The path runs on a cornice of amazing sea views almost 900 m below. One enters the area known as Racó Perdut. Here a large stone milestone tells you that one must leave this track and take a well-marked path on the left which leads you to the goal.

The path is not too good but it is not particularly difficult. First one has to undertake a short climb no sooner than starting the ascent then following through scrubland until the plateau of Pla de Sa Serpe. The path crosses the plain and goes up to the pass which separates the peaks of Teix and Teixot with the ascent ending via a very rocky area. The descent from the peak is made via the same route which again links up to the Archduke Path at Racó Perdut (“Lost Spot”). The dry stone path follows a rapid descent via Sa Coma de Cairats and arrives at Pou de Sa Neu (“Snow Well”) of Son Moragues. Alongside there is a mountain shelter built on the remains of the former outbuildings called nevaters or “snow harvesters’ huts”.

The route continues downward via the forest trail, passing through a recreational area (Ses Moragues).

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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