4.Fornalutx, Puig des Verger,  torrent de Biniaraix, gorge path, Mallorca

2017:03:29

Took the car to Formalutx and parked on the road to Biniaraix. Walked up through Fornalutx before taking a path that climbed up many steps before zig zagging up the mountain. Steep but very enjoyable. Took 4 hours to the top. 850 m ascent. Then open and flat limestone pavement stripped of vegetation by goats. Down to the coll to follow the GR back down through the gorge - quite spectacular and a few more people about. 2.5 hours going down, then a short walk on small road back to car.

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Parked beside the bridge over torrent de Fornalutx
Parked beside the bridge over torrent de Fornalutx

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Fornalutx
Fornalutx

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Fornalutx
Fornalutx

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Fornalutx
Fornalutx

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Fornalutx
Fornalutx

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Fornalutx
Fornalutx

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Fornalutx
Fornalutx

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This is our path
This is our path

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The path has a lot of steps
The path has a lot of steps

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A spring beside the path
A spring beside the path

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Spurge
Spurge

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The path starts to climb and gets rougher
The path starts to climb and gets rougher

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Excellent view to the west from the path
Excellent view to the west from the path

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The path zig zags up the mountain
The path zig zags up the mountain

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Spectacular rock formations
Spectacular rock formations

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Flowers on the rocks
Flowers on the rocks

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The view west to Soller
The view west to Soller

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And Fornalutx in the valley a long way below
And Fornalutx in the valley a long way below

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Suddenly you are above the cliff
Suddenly you are above the cliff

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And pass through this large gateway in a wall
And pass through this large gateway in a wall

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Now onto much flatter limestone pavement
Now onto much flatter limestone pavement

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And a panorama of limestone mountains
And a panorama of limestone mountains

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a panorama of limestone mountains
a panorama of limestone mountains

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The view from Puig des Verger looking north east at Embassament de Cuber. Not on our path today
The view from Puig des Verger looking north east at Embassament de Cuber. Not on our path today

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View south west to Soller -our path does not go down this valley
View south west to Soller -our path does not go down this valley

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We reach the GR 221 at the coll and now follow it south for the Barranc de Biniaraix
We reach the GR 221 at the coll and now follow it south for the Barranc de Biniaraix

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l'Ofre
l'Ofre

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Stay on the GR 221 south for the Barranc de Biniaraix
Stay on the GR 221 south for the Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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A well maintained path with bridges over the side streams
A well maintained path with bridges over the side streams

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A steep cobbled descent. Barranc de Biniaraix
A steep cobbled descent. Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix
Barranc de Biniaraix

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Traditional donkey transport
Traditional donkey transport

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Barranc de Biniaraix, lower end
Barranc de Biniaraix, lower end

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Biniaraix village
Biniaraix village

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Now heading back to Fornalutx
Now heading back to Fornalutx

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Wisteria
Wisteria

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Laundry area still with running water 
Laundry area still with running water 

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