Walking Mallorca (Majorca)

A loop around the Tossals Verds peak

Area:
North West
Kilometres:
13
Walking Time:
4+ hours
Approx. ascent/descent:
450/450m
Start Walk:
Cuber Reservoir (see Google map ref. below)
End Walk:
Cuber Reservoir
Let’s Walk !

Challenging

This is an excellent and nicely varied circular walk around the Tossals Verds peak (at around 1,100 m high, it is the 3rd highest on the island). It is an energetic route, which takes us high into the Tramuntana with far reaching views virtually all the way. There is one potentially tricky moment for those who suffer from vertigo, but we are helped by ropes to ascend the rocky ledge. This fabulous hike includes a couple of steep ascents and a well-located stop at one of the island's beautifully restored refuges. Otherwise, the walk is along delightful paths, many formerly used by the old charcoal burners.

We start at the car park to the north east of the Cúber reservoir, and immediately start our steep ascent. Very soon we reach a gap in an ancient dry stone wall, and from here we already start to get stunning views towards Alaro and the bay of Palma. For a while we follow a narrow path through the wide open space of the high Tramuntana before we start to wind our way through more rocky ground.

Tossals refuge is a great place to stop for a Pamboli lunch or a menu del dia, and the views from the refuge terraces are quite lovely. From here we start to climb again - steeply at first and then more gently, and now over much more rocky ground. The path which circles around Tossals Verds is delightful, and eventually we get a view of the Gorg Blau reservoir before we return to the Cúber.

Highlights

A bit of adventure, lovely views.... and possible sightings of Black Vulture!

This walk is scheduled for:

Tossals Verds Loop
00/00/0000 Cuber Reservoir (see Google map ref. below)
Tossals Verds Loop
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Tossals Verds Loop
29-04-2015 Cuber Reservoir (see Google map ref. below)
Tossals Verds Loop
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