3.puig de Balitx, Soller, Mallorca 9 miles, 14km steep and rough in places

2017:03:28

Walking up from Port de Soller roundabout on a small road, Carretera de sa Figuera, then on to a track. cami de Cas Bernats. This climbs the mountain with a lot of hairbin bends.

At the very end a short section saying private path, but to the side is a well used route and we went through anyway, and at the top met a group of spanish walkers in the opposite direction.

At a junction of tracks we turned right to go up to a coll and see the view north , before returning to the junction to go west, and go to the top of the mountain puig de Balitx. Also a large cave where we stopped for lunch. Spectacular views from the top.

The path onwards and down was very indistinct and some rough steep scrambles down. Back down to a track with keep out signs to the left. Then an easy track back to the port. Carrer de Belgica.

9 miles, 14km but a lot of climbing and very rough in places.

Download the gpx track Track_28-MAR-17 050022 PM.gpx

 

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Orange Orchards

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Olive terraces

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Pleasant green scenery

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Looking back at Port Soller

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Not our path for today

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Well tended terraces of olives

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This is the path on the map - but continue up to the right

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The path goes up these steps and continues

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A spring of water coming out of a mountain tunnel

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We went through the gateway to look at the views north, before returning to head west.

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The views north through the gateway

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The views north through the gateway

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The path west with views down to Port Soller

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An excellent view of the harbour at Port Soller

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The large cave, close to the path

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The large cave, close to the path

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Now heading up to the top of puig de Balix

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Now heading up to the top of puig de Balix

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Now heading up to the top of puig de Balix

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the top of puig de Balix

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From the top of puig de Balix return past the cave and look for the path heading south and then west. Pas d'en Barona

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The pas d'en Barona path is indistinct, steep and rough

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The pas d'en Barona path is indistinct, steep and rough

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Flowers on the rocks

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The pas d'en Barona path is indistinct, steep and rough

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The pas d'en Barona path is indistinct, steep and rough

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Monks Cowl

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The pas d'en Barona path drops down to a good track...

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The path pas d'en Barona joins the main track to the north of this property

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 Heading back to Soller

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