Walking | Tourist route N403

The climb to Sant Salvador

What is it?

Sant Salvador is the highest point in the Felanitx district, at an altitude of 510 metres.  From the peak there are fabulous views of the plain or Pla de Mallorca and the east.

Visit

Opening hours and price:

Unrestricted and free-of-charge.

Portocolom Tourist Information Office, Felanitx, Mallorca

Avinguda Cala Marçal, 15. 07670 Portocolom. Felanitx
Telephone: +34 971 826 084
Fax: +34 971 825 762
E-mail: turisme@felanitx.org

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How to get there

How to get there

 
 

How to get back

 
 

Detailed description

The nearest bus stop to get to Sant Salvador and Santueri Castle is in Camí de Son Suau in Felanitx.

From the bus stop in Camí de Son Suau we go down the same street.  After 5 minutes we go round the Son Suau Vell houses and 150 metres later, when we get to a crossroads, we turn left.  After just 200 metres we reach a crossroads with the road that goes up to Sant Salvador and we go to the right.  At kilometre 1.5 we come across a stone cross on the right-hand side which is the point where the climb starts.  Following the main road up, just 30 metres later there is a red mark on a pine tree which means that we must leave the road, in this case turning to the right.  The red marks on the trees, walls or rocks signpost the route up to Sant Salvador.

We cross the road several times and, after around 11 minutes walk, if we look to the right, on the other side of the gulley we can see a rock with lots of small stones on top of it.  This is the pedra del gegant (giant's stone), a legendary rock from when giants supposedly camped in the area.

Straightaway we get to the road and the chapel.  Just in front of us there is a stone stairway which we must go up to the first stopping point, a type of chapel made of cement with a mosaic of religious motifs.  From here we often come across similar chapels.  Near to the rest point there is a dry well in front of the road.  We cross over and continue on the path.

Back to the road again, and following its path for around 150 metres, we can see a turn off that goes to the Picot cross which we get to on a stone path.  There are stunning views over a good part of Majorca from this point.

Returning to the road from Picot, we take a short cut and go past an electricity transformer, then a recreation area and finally we arrive just in front of the monastery.  Inside, we can visit the church (which is recently restored), eat in the restaurant and even stay overnight.  Before leaving to go to Santueri Castle, a visit to the Crist Rei monument is recommended.

The route, with distances and approximate times (at a moderate pace), can be summarised as follows:

Route

Kilometres for this section

Total Kilometres

Estimated walking time (minutes)

Bus stop – Cross

2.4

2.4

31

Cross – Chapel

0.9

3.3

14

Chapel – Picot

1.1

4.4

18

Picot – Sant Salvador

0.4

4.8

7

 

Therefore the route (outward) is around 4.8 kilometres long and can be done in approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, without counting the time for going around the Sant Salvador sanctuary.  Suitable shoes and water are advisable.  If it is very hot, a hat and sun cream are highly recommended.

For the return journey, take the same path as we came up on until you get to the stone cross on the main road (at kilometre 1.5) where we turn off onto an un-made up road to the left which takes us into the centre of Felanitx.   After enjoying the sites in the old town (Sant Miquel parish church and the Santa Margalida fountain, etc) we finish the walk at the bus stop in Avinguda Ernest Mestre 34, where we can catch the bus back.

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