The town of Sóller is both a popular destination and a great starting point for hikers. Surrounded by the Tramuntana and some of the most beautiful mountain villages. The orchard of Mallorca is famous for its oranges and lemons. An easy Sóller valley hike takes you through the unique cultural landscape.
The circular route starts in the center of Sóller, and in no time the road is lined with small country houses and lush gardens, with palm and citrus trees. Take the cobbled path to Fornalutx, and you’ll soon reach an enchanted hamlet. The well at Binibassi offers a welcome refreshment before you continue the hike along the ancient dry stone wall. Passing chickens, goats and sheep.
Shortly before Fornalutx you pass the cemetery of the village. Solemn faces on the tombstones between the small chapel and the high walls remember the deceased. And yet, this place seems so peaceful, as if time no longer mattered. As if only the present counted, or eternity.
Just a few steps further, and the lively atmosphere of the picturesque center captivates you straight away. Time for a coffee and a snack before we resume our hike along the steep cobbled Camí des Creuer. Attracted by the sound of the Tramuntana, a mixture of birdsong, baahing sheep and the ringing of their bells.
The impressive silhouette of the Cornador Gran guides us to Biniaraix, the last village on our tour, today. Up to you whether you want to take another break on the cozy plaça, or complete the short remaining distance back to the starting point. And maybe finish your Sóller valley hike with a juice or an ice cream made of the tasty oranges and lemons that grow right here.
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