Walking Mallorca (Majorca)

Alaro Castle Excursion - Moors and Christians

Area:
North West
Kilometres:
8
Walking Time:
3+ hours
Approx. ascent/descent:
350m/350m
Start Walk:
Orient (see Google map ref. below)
End Walk:
Alaro Village
Let’s Walk !

Easy

This outing is a great favourite. The walk itself - though steep in a few places - is fairly easy, and it is rewarded by truly spectacular views from the castle at the top. Our tour begins in the tranquil Orient valley, and includes a visit to the ruins of Alaro Castle, and a memorable lunch at the very rustic Es Verger "lamb restaurant". We finish in the village of Alaro.

We set off from the road between Alaro and Orient, and climb gently through beautiful olive groves, which line one edge of the Orient valley. Our narrow path then begins to wind through holm oak woods to join the ancient cobbled path up to the ruined Castle. Winding steps lead us up into the imposing entrance of the Castle where we stop to explore the ruins and enjoy the panoramic views towards Palma and majestic Mountain peaks. It is at this point that we begin to realise just why this spot has been so significant in the islands history!

Our guide will tell us about the various battles and sieges between the Moors and Christians since the Middle Ages, the myths and stories surrounding the characters that have played a role in the history of this amazing place. And then with our imaginations working over-time, we then continue on our route, which now zigzags gently downhill through more holm oak woods until we reach the "lamb" restaurant, where we'll stop for an excellent and unforgettable lamb lunch!

After lunch it is just a short meander down a wide track into the pretty village of Alaro.

Highlights

The Castle, the views and lunch!

Price & Booking procedure

Please call or email us for prices and to book your place.

This walk is scheduled for:

Alaro Castle Excursion - Moors and Christians
20-03-2015 Orient
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30-10-2017 Orient
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29-05-2017 Orient
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11-04-2017 Orient
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Alaro Castle - Moors and Christians
27-10-2010 Orient
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