What is it?
This is probably the most attractive, comprehensive route of the many that can be taken in the Sóller valley and over all the Serra de Tramuntana.
The impressive traditional architecture that we can see along zigzagging cobbled paths that take us into a unique scenery of precipices, crags and stone slopes uncovers a true world heritage site – declared an asset of cultural interest (BIC) in 1984 – that demonstrates that the mixing of nature with the work of humans does not always have to be destructive.
Unrestricted and free-of-charge.
Location and contact:
Telephone:+34 971 173 700 (Insular Directorate for the Environment of the Council of Majorca “Direcció Insular de Medi Ambient del Consell de Mallorca”)
Web site: www.conselldemallorca.net
Available public transport
|Monday to Friday|
The start point is the TIB bus stop in Carrer del Cetre in Sóller.
Route 354 leaves at 09.00 every day from April to October (except Sundays) and this takes us by the mountain road (Ma-10) up to the Cúber reservoir, which is where the walk starts.
Leaving behind the car park where the TIB bus to Cúber stops, we turn right on a path as we will go around the right bank of the reservoir. Once round the reservoir we begin to climb a bridle path that, when we have passed the houses in Binimorat, takes us to the Coll de l’Ofre. On a clear day the panoramic views from this pass are unbeatable.
We start to descend a mountain track that takes us to the houses in L’Ofre, which we pass on our left-hand side. Passing through a valley we take the bridle path once again which takes us to Biniaraix. From here we can enjoy an outstanding view of the Sóller valley. We pass by various points of interest like the Es Cans waterfall, the En Mena caves and the Sa Campana stalactite.
The bridle path continues on a winding route, passing various estates and a wooden bridge. After a brief rest, the path continues to wind its way down. Further on we come across the Es Verger spring which is one of the most attractive and abundant in Majorca.
The path continues to descend between olive groves until it reaches the S’Estret enclave, where the rocky crags close in until they just leave a small passage, which is both pathway and gulley. From here, we cross the gulley again where the bridle path becomes a cart track that takes us to the Biniaraix pools. We turn left and cross the rural heart of Biniaraix where we can have an orange juice in the bar in the square to get our strength back.
We continue on the Biniaraix path to Sóller, crossing the gulley again, and then going along the S’Alqueiria del Comte and la Lluna streets until we reach la Plaça de la Constitució where the route ends.
Once the trip is over, we can catch the bus in Carrer del Cetre (where we began the trip) or the Sóller train to get back to Palma.