It’s been a while since my last visit at the meeting point of the winds: Cap de Formentor. Mallorca’s nothernmost outpost with the signature lighthouse, its untamed landscape and steep rugged cliffs never fails to excite me. And at this time of the year there are only few people exploring its unspoilt nature so you have some tracks almost for yourself.
I braved the elements and climbed to Formentor’s highest point, the Fumat. The prominent crag can be detected from far away, yet it is only a short hike up. On a clear winter’s day you are rewarded with a full 360-degree pano. To one side there’s the tip of the island and Menorca in the distance, to the other the Tramuntana stretches endlessly, all of it wrapped in Mediterranean blue.
And you get great views of the cami vell del far, the old brick trail that leads to the beacon. It zigzags across the peninsula like a gigantic snake on its way towards the sea. Even though the path is decaying in many parts you can still hike it, across stormy passes and past still coves. Travel back in time and imagine you’re the lighthouse keeper on your way to work at Cap de Formentor.