Walking | Tourist route N101

Outskirts of Peguera: Peguera - cabo Andritxol - Caló des Monjo

What is it?

A small rocky promontory that separates Peguera from Camp de Mar is an ideal place for a stroll.  It also gives impressive views from the Andritxol headland, a headland where you can relax in a beautiful panorama of mountains, valleys and coast that will fill your camera lens with the different shades of turquoise and blue of the waters that bathe the beaches and with the wild peak of Galatzó (1,026 m) that fills the horizon and adds magic to the place.

The route is around 9.7 kilometres long and takes approximately two and a half hours.  It is low/medium difficulty and therefore suitable for all members of the family.  Various heritage sites can be seen along the way, such as the Andritxol headland tower and path and lime kilns.

Visit

Opening hours and prices:

Unrestricted and free-of-charge.

Approximate length: 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Location and contact:

Start point:

C/ de la Savina - C/ de l'Olivera bus stop, 07160 Peguera

Google Maps coordinates (start point): 39.537414,2.444148

Peguera Tourist Information Office:

C/ del Ratolí 1, 07160, Peguera

Telephone:+34 971 68 70 83

Web site:

www.visitcalvia.com

www.calvia.com  

E-mail: omtpeguera@calvia.com

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Detailed description

The start point is the C/ de la Savina – C/ de l'Olivera public transport bus stop.  From here we take the path that leads from the town centre to the Andritxol headland defence tower.  The first stretch of the route runs along the Carrer de Cala Fornells until it reaches the cove with the same name.

From here, the path continues along a forestry path between pine trees and wild olive trees and ends up at Caló des Monjo.  This is a small, peaceful cove that is famous for being used as a set in the thriller Evil under the Sun, directed by Guy Hamilton.  The place is a jewel of tranquillity ideal for swimming or simply relaxing and watching the cormorants elegantly dipping in and out as they fish.

The route continues on to the Andritxol headland tower, a building related to coastal control in the modern age.  Built in the 16th Century, this tower, like many others on the Majorcan coast, was part of a system to warn inhabitants of imminent attack by pirates or the danger of invasion by the Turks.  On seeing the enemy, the inhabitants of the coast sought refuge inland while alerted naval forces mobilised towards the place.  More than thirty towers like this one were in use in 1595.  Views of the Calvià coast and Camp de Mar can be enjoyed from the tower.

To continue the route, we must go down a few metres from the tower and take a narrow track that runs along the entire promontory.  It becomes much more rocky, with gentle ascents and descents, until we reach Cap Andritxol.

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