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
Orange Orchards

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Olive terraces
Olive terraces

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Pleasant green scenery
Pleasant green scenery

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Looking back at Port Soller
Looking back at Port Soller

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Not our path for today
Not our path for today

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Well tended terraces of olives
Well tended terraces of olives

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This is the path on the map - but continue up to the right
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
The path goes up these steps and continues

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A spring of water coming out of a mountain tunnel
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.
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
The views north through the gateway

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The views north through the gateway
The views north through the gateway

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The path west with views down to Port Soller
The path west with views down to Port Soller

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An excellent view of the harbour at Port Soller
An excellent view of the harbour at Port Soller

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The large cave, close to the path
The large cave, close to the path

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The large cave, close to the path
The large cave, close to the path

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Now heading up to the top of puig de Balix
Now heading up to the top of puig de Balix

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Now heading up to the top of puig de Balix
Now heading up to the top of puig de Balix

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Now heading up to the top of puig de Balix
Now heading up to the top of puig de Balix

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the top of puig de Balix
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
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
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
The pas d'en Barona path is indistinct, steep and rough

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Flowers on the rocks
Flowers on the rocks

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

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Monks Cowl
Monks Cowl

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The pas d'en Barona path drops down to a good track...
The pas d'en Barona path drops down to a good track...
The path pas d'en Barona joins the main track to the north of this property
The path pas d'en Barona joins the main track to the north of this property

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 Heading back to Soller
 Heading back to Soller

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