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Mountain Walking in Mallorca

AuthorPaddy Dillon
PublisherCicerone Press
ISBNISBN-13: 978 1 85284 949 8
Also available in eBook and Kindle formats
The rock tower of El Bisbe on the slopes of Puig de Galatzó

The rock tower of El Bisbe on the slopes of Puig de Galatzó

The Camí de s'Arxiduc runs high above Valldemossa

The Camí de s'Arxiduc runs high above Valldemossa

A striking mountain pass on the Camí Vell between Caimari and Lluc

A striking mountain pass on the Camí Vell between Caimari and Lluc

The Serra de Tramuntana is an exceptionally rugged mountain range running across the northern part of Mallorca. It is a World Heritage Site, containing many examples of former rural industries, including quarrying, lime-burning, charcoal-burning and snow-gathering, as well as crumbling old farmsteads, old wells and a network of drystone walls. Old highways and mule tracks criss-cross the mountains, allowing walkers to reach the most remote parts. Small towns and villages offer lodgings, food and drink.

The routes for this guidebook were walked and researched over a six-week period, spanning spring and early summer, during a heatwave when it rained on only one day. There are a few rocky coastal walks, stretching from sa Dragonera to the Formentor peninsula. Mountain summits include s'Esclop, Puig de Galatzó, Mola de Planícia, Puig des Teix, Serra d'Alfàbia, Penyal des Migdia, Puig de Massanella, Puig Tomir and many others. Also included are high mountain passes from village to village, and deep rocky gorges such as the Torrent de Pareis and Torrent de Mortitx. The long-distance GR221, or Ruta de Pedra en Sec, is encountered throughout the mountains, and is described separately in Trekking in Mallorca.

The mapping in the book is extracted from the wonderfully detailed 1:25,000 Editorial Alpina maps of Mallorca. These are widely available around the island, and not a day passes without you seeing other walkers using them. The maps covering the Serra de Tramuntana are available either as paper or durable waterproof sheets.

GPX tracks are available for all the routes in this guidebook. They can be downloaded from the Cicerone website.

Walk Contents

Sant Elm, es Capdellà, Calvià. Galilea and Puigpunyent

Walk 1 sa Dragonera
Walk 2 Port d'Andratx and Pintal Vermell
Walk 3 Sant Elm, La Trapa and s'Arracó
Walk 4 Mola de s'Esclop from Ses Fontanelles
Walk 5 Mola de s'Esclop from es Capdellà
Walk 6 Mola de s'Esclop from Boal de ses Serveres
Walk 7 Puig de Galatzó from Boal de ses Serveres
Walk 8 Puig de Galatzó from Font des Pi or Galilea
Walk 9 Puig de Galatzó from es Capdellà
Walk 10 Calvià to Galilea and Puigpunyent
Walk 11 Camí Vell d'Estellencs and Camí de Superna

Banyalbufar, Esporles, Valldemossa and Deià

Walk 12 Banyalbufar and Mola de Planícia
Walk 11 Banyalbufar, Port des Canonge and Esporles
Walk 14 Esporles to Valldemossa
Walk 15 Valldemossa and Talaia Vella
Walk 16 Valldemossa, Puig des Teix and Camí de s'Arxiduc
Walk 17 Valldemossa to Deià
Walk 18 Deià Coastal Walk

Sóller, Port de Sóller, Fornalutx and Biniaraix

Walk 19 Camí des Rost and Camí de Castelló
Walk 20 Sóller, Fornalutx and Mirador de ses Barques
Walk 21 Mirador de ses Barques to Cala Tuent
Walk 22 Port de Sóller and Puig de Bàlitx
Walk 23 Serra d'Alfàbia and Cornador Gran
Walk 24 Fornalutx, Monnàber and Portell de sa Costa
Walk 25 Penyal des Migdia

Bunyola, Orient, Alaró and Santa Maria 

Walk 26 Puig de s'Alqueria from Bunyola
Walk 27 Bunyola and Penyal d'Honor
Walk 28 Vall de Coanegra and Santa Maria
Walk 29 Alaró, Orient and Puig d'Alaró
Walk 30 Serra d'Alfàbia from Orient

Cúber and Tossals Verds

Walk 31 sa Rateta, na Franquesa and Puig de l'Ofre
Walk 32 Cúber, Pas Llis and Tossals Verds
Walk 33 Puig des Tossals Verds and Morro d'Almallutx
Walk 34 Cúber, Tossals Verds, Solleric and Alaró
Walk 35 Cúber, Puig de Massanella and Lluc

Santuari de Lluc, Escorca and Caimari

Walk 36 Torrent de Pareis
Walk 37 Puig de Massanella from Coll de sa Batalla
Walk 38 Puig d'en Galileu from Lluc
Walk 39 Caimari and Puig de n'Ali
Walk 40 Caimari, Camí Vell and ses Figueroles
Walk 41 Puig Tomir from Lluc
Walk 42 Mossa, Puig Roig and Lluc
Walk 43 Lluc, Binifaldó and Menut

Pollença, Formentor and Alcúdia

Walk 44 Lluc to Pollença
Walk 45 Mortitx and Rafal d'Ariant
Walk 46 Pollença and Puig de Maria
Walk 47 Serra del Cavall Bernat
Walk 48 Formentor and na Blanca
Walk 49 el Fumat and Cala Murta
Walk 50 Penya des Migdia and Talaia d'Alcúdia