Monthly Archives: May 2011

Adios Mallorca

The end of another super holiday in Mallorca, six great walks and a bit of culture.  Hasta la vista.

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La Granja

La Granja is a beautiful Majorcan mansion house situated near to Esporles. The area has been well known since Roman times due to the copious flow of water from the spring and in 1239 the estate was gifted to the … Continue reading

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Bunyola–Penyals d’Honor

We started todays walk from the church in Bunyola and climbed the steep steps up Carrar de la Lluna and then Carrero de la Comuna, another stairway street. Our route was signposted ‘Sa Comuna / Cami des Grau. After a … Continue reading

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El Faro, The Lighthouse Trail.

After an enjoyable morning at the Jardines de Alfabia,  Jean and I decided to do ‘The Lighthouse Trail’, a fairly easy 4 mile stroll up to the lighthouse at Cap Gros overlooking the bay at Port de Soller. From the … Continue reading

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Jardines de Alfabia

The Jardines de Alfabia lie on the southern slopes of the Coll de Soller and the entrance is close to the tunnel. The house and garden are  an area of outstanding beauty and have been declared a cultural monument. The … Continue reading

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Valldemossa

Friday May 13th 2011. I decided that today would be a rest day from walking so Jean and I went to Valldemossa. We caught the 9.45 am bus from the port de Soller. We arrived early and were near the … Continue reading

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Es Cornadors

Once again we started our walk from the gates at Cuber reservoir. We walked along the track to the left of the reservoir where we could appreciate the view of Puig Mayor across the water. We continued up through the … Continue reading

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Pollenca

Wednesday May 11th. Today we visited the old town of Pollenca. After a cup of coffee in the square we climbed the 365 steps up the Calvary Hill, the Puig de Calvari. The hill used to belong to the Order … Continue reading

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Massanella

Massanella is situated in the centre of the Serra Tramuntana and is the highest accessible peak in Mallorca, its twin summits rising to 1348m and 1352m. We started our walk from the petrol station at the Coll de sa Batalla … Continue reading

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El Firo

             Monday 9th May 2011. It’s Festival Day in Soller, El Firo. What’s it all about? On the 10th May 1561, 23 Turkish vessels were sailing around Ibiza to invade some towns in Mallorca. The Viceroy of Mallorca, Guillem de … Continue reading

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