Walking Mallorca (Majorca)

Castle Ruins and Panoramic Views (2)

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

Easy

This walk is a real favourite. It is the shorter and easier version of Ref. W-NW03 and yet it includes most of the highlights - a visit to the ruins of Alaro Castle, stunning views, and lunch at the very rustic Es Verger "lamb restaurant". It is a linear route, and although the climb up to the Castle is a little steep in places, it is short and very manageable by all. On Sundays it is very popular with local families and even the small children cope with the climb.

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 realise just why this spot has been so significant in the islands history!

The continuation of our route now zigzags gently downhill through more holm oak woods until we reach the "lamb" restaurant, where we like to stop for a lamb lunch! After lunch it is just a short meander down a wide track (the access "road" to the restaurant) into the village of Alaro.

Highlights

The Castle, the views and lunch!

This walk is scheduled for:

Castle Ruins and Panoramic Views (2)
16-05-2015 Orient (see Google map ref. below)
Castle Ruins and Panoramic Views (2)
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Castle Ruins and Panoramic Views (2)
30-03-2016 Orient (see Google map ref. below)
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