What is it?
A bike ride visiting Felanitx, Cas Concos, Son Negre and Santueri Castle.
Visiting times and prices:
Freely accessible and free of charge.
Portocolom Tourist Information Office, Felanitx, Mallorca
Avenida de Cala Marçal, 15. 07670 Portocolom. Felanitx
Telephone: +34 971 826 084
Fax: +34 971 825 762
Available public transport
|Monday to Friday|
This is a good trip to do by bike. We can divide into two halves: the first is easy, being a circular route around Cas Concos and Son Negre, and the second has a very steep climb which takes us up to Santueri Castle.
From the Passeig Ernest Mestre bus stop in Felanitx, we go towards Campos via Carrer Campos, we turn left into Carrer Gabriel Vaquer and follow it to the end, where we turn right. We go along Carreró Llarg until it divides and we see a sign to Can Ramonet, which we must not follow. Further on, we need to follow the group of signposts pointing to the left (Ses Sínies, Es Quetgles, Alzines de Firella, Pou de sa Sínia).
After a short climb we reach a narrow road. When we have gone for around 2 kilometres after setting off we turn left towards Son Barceló and Ses Sínies.
When we come to the turn off to Son Negre, we should ignore it and continue to the left towards Cas Concos. After a climb, we will see the Cas Concos belfry. We go into the village via Carrer Vicari Montserrat and turn into Carrer Metge Obrador, which is also the Ma-14 main road between Felanitx and Santanyí. There are several bars and restaurants here for a refreshing drink. If you like cheese, make the most of the occasion to ask for the local one as it is a typical product of the village.
When we are ready to continue the route, we take Carrer 31 d'Agost until we reach Carrer Metge Obrador where we turn left to go back over the road we arrived on. We need to continue for about two kilometres until we reach the turn off, to the left, which takes us towards Son Negre.
Travelling along a road running through a landscape of cultivated fields and scrubland, we can see Sant Salvador and Santueri Castle to the right. Following this road we reach a fork where there are two signposts and we turn left towards Campos. We can see Son Negre straightaway. This is a hamlet with six houses where we can discover some interesting nooks and crannies.
We continue towards Felanitx along a wider road flanked by vineyards. After a climb, we come to a turn off towards the path to Ses Salines and Son Menut. We go past the Can Pota and Can Salines Vell houses and, after a descent, we come to a large holm oak and the Pou d'en Reus (d'en Reus well) where there is a bench and a stone table where we can stop and have a rest.
We follow the same path, which climbs slightly, and after 3 kilometres we reach the Son Colom development on the outskirts of Felanitx via Carrer Sant Nicolau. Once in the development, we can end the trip or continue on to Santueri Castle and enjoy some spectacular views of the area.
If we decide to carry on with the trip, we need to look out for the Lidl hypermarket which can be seen in the distance. When we arrive at the Carrer Castell crossroads we turn right and walk about 900 metres along a dirt track. Arriving at a tarmac road, we turn left and 30 metres further on we reach a stop sign, where we turn right. We can see a set of wooden signposts here which include one for Ses Sínies. If we go along this route for a little less than one kilometre, we come across a path with a carob tree where we turn left towards the castle.
700 metres further on, we reach the Ma-14 main road and we turn right along it for around 50 metres until we see the signpost to Santueri Castle on the other side.
Once on the road that takes us to the castle, we carry on for 5 kilometres until we have climbed to the top. This route becomes steeper as we get closer to our destination, so only the fittest will be able to climb without a rest. It is best to stop a few times to appreciate the views and get your strength back.
When we get to the top, we can visit the castle. For more information, see the www.santueri.org web site.
When we are ready to return, we go back over the same route until we get to the Ma-14 main road and, from there, continue for around 2 kilometres until we reach Felanitx, which is quick as it is downhill all the way.
Once in Felanitx, we go in via Carrer Santueri and continue straight ahead until we reach the traffic lights at the Carrer Campos crossroads, where we turn right to get to the bus stop in Avinguda Ernest Mestre 34, where we can get the bus back.