Mountain Walking in Mallorca

50 routes in Mallorca's Tramuntana

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9781852849498
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10 May 2018
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288
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17.2 x 11.6 x 1.6cm
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320g

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Guidebook describing 50 full and half-day walks in Mallorca's mountainous northwest. Ranging from 5.5km to 24km, the routes showcase the outstanding natural beauty and mountain heritage of the Serra de Tramuntana. Potential bases include Pollença, Sóller, Valldemossa and Andratx, and most walks are accessible by public transport.

Seasons Seasons
The best and most colourful season is spring, before the summer heat makes walking difficult. Autumn is usually fine, while winter is possible, but wetter, with snowfall possible on the highest mountains.
Centres Centres
Port d'Andratx, Sant Elm, es Capdellà, Calvià, Puigpunyent, Estellencs, Banyalbufar, Esporles, Valldemossa, Deià, Sóller, Bunyola, Alaró, Caimari, Lluc, Pollença, Port de Pollença, Alcúdia
Difficulty Difficulty
The mountains of Mallorca feature some very rough and rocky terrain, and at times it is necessary to walk slowly and carefully, and be prepared to use hands to scramble. Ropes are useful in places such as the Torrent de Pareis, but care is needed on all walks.
Must See Must See
Outstanding limestone scenery and coastal vistas, the island of sa Dragonera, Torrent de Pareis gorge, lofty peaks, ancient paths, drystone heritage, wildflowers and birdwatching
ISBN
9781852849498
Availability
Published
Published
10 May 2018
Edition
First
Pages
288
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.6cm
Weight
320g
  • Overview

    This guidebook presents 50 half-day and day walks in Mallorca's Serra de Tramuntana, the striking limestone range that stretches along the northwestern flank of the island. Whilst the region promises breathtaking scenery and some fantastic walks, there is also some potentially challenging terrain, making guidance when choosing, planning and walking routes all the more valuable. As many involve steep ground, navigational challenge and hands-on scrambling, they are primarily geared towards those with some experience of mountain walking.

    Comprehensive route description is illustrated with 1:25,000 Alpina mapping and each walk includes a statistics box to aid route selection. Useful contacts are listed in the appendix. There is also background information on history, plants and wildlife, plus language notes in native Catalan and Castilian Spanish. The routes are spread across the Serra de Tramuntana, with characterful towns and villages such as Sóller, Deià, Fornalutx, Valldemossa and Pollença serving as potential bases for a walking holiday.

    Ranging from 5.5km to 24km, the carefully selected routes showcase the region's rugged limestone peaks, mountain and coastal vistas and rich mountain heritage manifested in numerous drystone constructions, charcoal-burning sites and irrigation systems. Highlights include the lush island of sa Dragonera and the dramatic gorge of Torrent de Pareis. The majority of walks are accessible by public transport and many can be linked, opening up further possibilities for exploration.

  • Contents

    Contents
    Introduction
    Serra de Tramuntana
    Brief history of Mallorca
    Mountain heritage
    Wildlife
    Travel to Mallorca
    Travel around Mallorca
    When to go
    Mountain weather
    Accommodation
    Language
    Money
    Food and drink
    Kit check
    Mountain maps
    Path conditions
    Guided walking
    Emergencies
    Using this guide
    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
    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 13 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

    Appendix A Glossary
    Appendix B Public transport
    Appendix C Useful contacts

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Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 90 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 40 other publications. He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, as well as many booklets and brochures for tourism organisations. Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the United States.

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