What is it?
The walk goes along the path joining the villages of Calvià and Galilea (Puigpunyent) via the Son Font development. The route has excellent views of the Calvià coast, the S'Esclop crag and mount Galatzó. Along the way we can see many ethnographic features and typical Mediterranean plants and trees. We can also look at the traditional, typically Majorcan architecture in the villages of Calvià and Galilea.
The total length of the route is around 14.5 kilometres and takes about 4½ hours (round trip).
Freely accessible and free of charge.
Location and contact:
Ajuntament de Calvià (Tourist Information)
Av. Pere Vaquer Ramis, 1. 07181 Magaluf, Calvià (Mallorca)
Telephone: +34 971 131 126
Web site: www.visitcalvia.com
Available public transport
|Monday to Friday|
Routes serving this route Outward
Routes serving this route Return
The route begins at the bus stop in Calvià where we walk eastwards along Carrer Major following the "A Puigpunyent" signpost. Shortly, we turn left along Carrer Jaume III and go to the end where we turn right. We carry on, leaving the houses in the village behind, and continue on the wide path which turns left and goes into the forest. 15 minutes after going past a large house with a sharply curved wall we see signposts showing today's route "A Galilea" and "A Puigpunyent". We leave the tarmac road behind and take the sandy path on the left hand side, next to the wall, and begin to climb through a valley known as Vall Negra. A little higher up we turn right onto a narrower path which is signposted and a little later we cross over a wooden hurdle.
We soon arrive at a clearing with an aljub. The word aljub (cistern) is Arabic in origin. In fact, when the Arabs occupied the island they built many of these water deposits, some of which are very well preserved even after more than a thousand years. This cistern in particular used to supply water to the village of Calvià.
We continue to climb a slope which is a little steeper than before, but well signposted, which leads us to the first views of the coast. A little later (45 minutes) the rocky track rises to a wider path where there are more signposts: the Es Pou Nou cistern to the left and Son Font-Galilea to the right. A small diversion to the left takes us to the Es Pou Nou cistern, also called Font de la Vila, in a few minutes and we can take a short break for a drink while taking a closer look at the remarkable Arabic construction.
The main route continues to the right, crossing another hurdle that brings us back to the tarmac. We go upwards, turn left and then take the Camí del Molí Fariner (road to the flour mill) which continues to climb. Further up it ends by meeting the Camí de Son Font (1 hour) where there are more signposts. We need to go to the left, continuing to climb between houses and residences and with excellent panoramic views of the coast. After an hour and ten minutes, having passed through two pillars, the Camí de Son Font becomes the Camí de Na Morruda.
The route flattens off here. The rounded peak of Na Bauçana, which looks like a sugar loaf, appears on the horizon and the impressive, rugged peak of Galatzó (1,026 metres) rises majestically behind the village houses of Galilea. Two signs next to a wide metal fence indicate the route. Now we descend, crossing through changing open country scenery with flowers, trees and panoramic views. The path is well signposted and soon narrows, entering another forest. The land changes continuously and we realise, once we see the village of Galilea is much closer, that we have left the forest to follow a raised path over dry stone walling which goes around the edge of a ravine between limestone rocks, scrub and shrubs. We are getting closer to Na Bauçana all the time.
At one hour and fifteen minutes we must stay on the narrow path to the right, towards Galilea, as the one to the left, which is fenced off, is private property. Five minutes later we come to a wider road. We turn right and then left on a sandy path which climbs (the other path is also private property).
A rather well preserved lime kiln appears on the right hand side. We continue to climb up the mountain side and around twenty minutes further up a kind of entrance takes us to a small meadow, just below the peak. It's a great spot for a picnic.
And now for the final spurt! We need to follow the path that crosses the land until it becomes a narrow track and start the climb! The rocky track zigzags up the sharp slope. The route is well signposted so we can climb rapidly (taking care) and arrive at the rocky peak of Na Bauçana in two hours and twenty minutes. Fantastic panoramic views are waiting for us! We can sit down near to the milestone and get a bird's eye view of the landscape around us, all the places we have been to, routes we have already done and places we still have to visit.
After descending the peak we go on to the village of Galilea turning onto the path on the right and walking the last few metres on the main road.