Explorers love the short hike up to the Torre de sa Mola de Tuent. The path is mostly overgrown so keep an eye on the cairns. Plus you have to master a short steep passage. But some iron footsteps and a steel cable help you with that, so it is not really dangerous. However, if you want to climb the ancient watchtower on the summit you should not be scared of heights.
This time of year nature is in full bloom and the path winds through rock roses, wild rosemary and lush yellow broom. Soon you can make out the tower next to a small chapel. Up there, I am surrounded only by mighty rocks and a strong wind blowing from the sea. Rewarded with a spectacular panorama of the Tramuntana mountains. And the entire coastline to both directions.
You can also make out the neighboring watchtowers. Originally, guards were on the lookout for pirates here. When an aggressor approached the coast they alerted the nearest towers via light, smoke or acoustic signals. They would equally pass the message from one tower to the next all the way to Palma.
We started the tour on the Coll de Sant Llorenç. Just getting there is not that easy. The long and winding road to Sa Calobra is one of the most spectacular routes for cyclists. So I’d rather go there out of season and always drive very considerately. Thus the journey towards the Mola de Tuent is a real bonus track.