2.Coast Path Cap Gros, Bens d'Avall, GR221, Soller, Mallorca

2017:03:27 Our apartment was on the slopes above Port de Soller centre and we started our first day's walk from there. 11miles, 18 km.

Walked from the apartment round the bay to the lighthouse, then turned right off the start of the GR. Mostly easy to follow and very peaceful with glimpses of the sea. Several places the paint markings were on very steep scrambles, but there were much easier routes marked by cairns just inland (not the seaward side ) Very quiet with no other walkers. Followed the GR route back to Soller and its narrow streets, then a small road and path back to the port.

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Panorama: Soller

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Heading up to the lighthouse, view of the port entrance

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Cyclamen in flower in a crevice in the rock beside the path

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Panorama Soller

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Succulent spp

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Check the GPS route to turn off the GR path

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The path runs through open woodland along the cliff tops

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The path passes through some spectacular scenery - keep to the path.

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Spring narcissus spp

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View along the coast to the headland Punta de Deia, and the mountain Puig Gros. One of the next walks.

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Bee orchids

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The path runs inland through the small village of Bens d'Avall, and meets a branch of the GR 221 We turned right, heading south and inland to join the main GR 221 path at San Mico, where we turned left, heading east.

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Now on the GR 221

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I think that is Tramuntana

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On the GR 221 cami de Castello

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Heading down into Soller

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Through orange groves

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Wisteria

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And explore Soller's narrow streets

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Past the tram

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Torrent Major

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The small road from Soller becomes a path through woodland back into Port de Soller

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