What is it?
Outstandingly beautiful walk that mixes a visit to two rural villages in the Sierra de Tramuntana on a coastal path with impressive views and on another of Arabic origin.
Price and visiting hours:
Unrestricted and free-of-charge.
Approximate length: 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Location and Contact:
Sóller Municipal Tourist Information Office
Plaça d'Espanya, 15. 07100 Sóller
Tel.: +34 971 638 008
Fax: +34 971 638 009
Web site: www.visitsoller.com
Available public transport
|Monday to Friday|
The departure point is the bus stop in Deià which is reached by catching the TIB bus from Palma, Deià, Sóller and Port de Sóller (L210). Coming from Palma or Valledemossa you need to cross over the main road and, going towards Sóller, we come across a fork to the left that goes down towards Cala Deià. We take this street, which is signposted as GR 221 for the first part, we go past the school and the sports ground and follow the cobbled path until we reach a road that goes down to the beach. Following this road it takes about 15 minutes to reach the beach. Just before arriving, there are some stone stairs ascending to our right hand side. 2 minutes later we turn off to the left and go down the lower terrace to cross the bay from above. At the end there is a wooden handrail and the path climbs gently. We mustn't go as far as the house at the end of the bay, instead we should turn to the right. The path follows the coast with some spectacular views. It is worth making several stops to admire the beautiful northern coastline. We continue along the path, where we come across two stiles and reach a crossroads which is not very well defined (30 minutes from the bay). We leave the coastal path here and climb some steps to the right (there is a house to the left). After going through several gates we reach a tarmac street in the village of Llucalcari.
We climb the street towards the left and, after about 40 metres, we climb some steps to the left – there is a sign on the wall "Camí vell" (old road). 50 metres ahead, we can enjoy one of the best panoramic views in Majorca. A little later we cross the road, go straight ahead and take a tarmac path that winds as it climbs. Then we take the first tarmac path that we come to on the right and climb steeply for five minutes until we reach a hairpin bend on the left. If we look carefully, a track goes off to the right which, in just a few minutes, takes us to the GR 221 (Camí de Castelló).
This is the old way from Deià to Sóller which we take to the left hand side. From here we follow the signs to Sóller. We go past the Can Prohom houses and shortly after reach a crossroads (the Castelló chapel is on the left) where the paths going to Sóller or Port de Sóller divide. We need to go straight on to Sóller. First of all the route flattens out, then we cross a tarmac track, it widens and descends between terraces of olive trees. Afterwards we take a narrow path to the left, we go through a gate and a few minutes later the path is tarmac for about 100 metres. Then it descends in steps towards Sóller. We arrive at the road just in front of a petrol station. We turn to the left until we reach the roundabout where we go to the right onto the Carrer del Cetre and about 100 metres further on we reach the TIB bus stop, which is the end of the route.
Alternatively, we can return to Palma on the Sóller train. Just follow the instructions on the attached map.