This medium level 16 kilometers and 5 hours hike in the shadow of the Puig Major leads from the deep blue Cuber water reservoir, passing the most beautiful gorge of Mallorca and the fairy tale orange valley to Puerto de Sóller. From alpine to mediterranean, from hiking boots to slippers and windbreaker to bikini. The journey starts by bus Sóller-Pollensa and goes back downhill by foot.
Up there in Heidi´s world, at an altitude of almost 1,000 meters, things get rough: stubborn donkeys get in the way, cows are skeptical of hikers and vultures fly in the sky.
The impressive peaks of the Tramuntana and a protected untouched nature are your companion on the way to Sóller. By the way, cooling in the lake is strictly prohibited: the precious water trickles out of the tap in Palma.
First you pass the lake, hike another 40 minutes over a flat plateau and get to the most beautiful picnic spot on the west coast. Behind you: An amazing mountain panorama that invites you to take a selfie. In front of you: A breathtaking view towards the orange valley and the sea. Get off your picnic - wine, mahon cheese and quelys - and take a rest like the Mallorcan monks did ages before when they traveled this pilgrimage to the monastery Lluc.
Ready for downhill? Soon you cross the gorge "Barranc de Biniairaix" with its 1.932 steps and the scent of lemons rises ... Say goodbye to Heidi, swap jacket for shirt and stop for a coffee at the small market square of Biniaraix. By the way, the best seller is the homemade Gató Mallorquin, the typical almond cake of the island. Continue strolling along the orange groves, pass the oil mill Can Det and follow the road to the main square of Sóller.
If you feel tired take the tram to the sea. If you are still full of energy walk the final 5 kilometers to Puerto de Sóller. Once at the beach, take your hiking shoes off, cool your feet in the sea and greet flipper the dolphin from Heidi.
Mountains, cows, beach & sea ... .and all in one day – That´s hiking holidays in Mallorca!
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