Country - Spain
Region - Mallorca
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 2.3 km / 1.4 miles
Ascent - 120 metres / 396 feet
Descent - 120 metres / 396 feet
This short and, at times, energetic walk takes you above the village of Fornalutx passing through the terraced olive groves with wide ranging views of the surrounding mountains including Puis Major, the highest peak on the island of Mallorca.
From the main square, Plaça Espanya in the centre of the village climb the steps to the left of the church. Keep climbing up Carrer Tramuntana until you pass the last house on your right. Where the path divides, bear left onto a signed path to Cami de s?Alzina Fumadora. The cobbled stepped path leads upwards to reach a tarmac road (Ma-2120).
Turn left and follow this road to just before a road junction with the Ma-10, Soller to Luc road, On the left about 100 metres before the junction is a footpath sign back to Fornalutx. Take this track which passes between terraced olive groves with views to the mountains on the other side of the valley and across the rooftops of Fornalutx. As the track winds its way downhill there are some walkers? shortcuts.
As you descend you pass a house on the left (La Bisbala) and shortly after, where the lane bends to the left (marked by a lamp-post), bear right down a steep stepped path. This leads down into the village, where you turn left to return to the main square.
- Walking Paradise Soller (1:15000) and guide book published by Editorial Alpina
French IGN mapping is available in digital format by area and 'cut your own' maps. For more information and availabilty go to the Anquet website.
Walking in Corsica
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The GR20 Corsica
Guidebook to walking the GR20 through Corsica's high mountains. A challenging trail between Calenzana and Conca that includes hands-on scrambling, the 190km trek can be completed by fit walkers in about two weeks. The guidebook includes high and low-level alternatives, plus extra mountain climbs, and all you need to know for this tough route.