When you think about the north of Mallorca, you instantly picture Cap Formentor. The flip side of the iconic destination is that it attracts hordes of cyclists and hikers. Not to mention the squad of rental cars. But some lesser-known routes also offer spectacular vistas. One of the tours off the beaten track is the hike to La Mola, Pollença’s table mountain.
Unlike an excursion to the local hill Puig de Maria hiking up to La Mola requires a bit of orientation skills. The start from Cala de Sant Vicenç is easy though. Yet no less exciting since you pass an abandoned tunnel dating back to the civil war. Further up the path is less clear but stone men guide you to the summit.
The landscape here is rather rough, karstic rocks overgrown with diss grass. Soon the terrain seems almost alpine. The few trees along the way appear like landmarks, almost sculptural. The top of La Mola is not only flat. Surrounded by rocks resembling battlements of a castle, you feel like a conquerer, or preferably defender.
To your feet lies the town of Pollença with the neighboring Puig de Maria. Sheltered by the Tramuntana mountains. And to the north both the bays of Pollença and Alcudia. A perfect place for a rest. If you hike to La Mola, don’t forget to pack a bañador. At the end of the route Cala Barques and Cala Mola beckon. Inviting you to a swim and another perspective of the impressive mountain range.
Read more about the best hiking tours in the Tramuntana right here.