Walking Mallorca (Majorca)

Cúber Reservoir to Biniaraix

Area:
North West
Kilometres:
14
Walking Time:
4 hours
Approx. ascent/descent:
340m / 1000m
Start Walk:
Cúber Reservoir (see Google map ref. below)
End Walk:
Biniaraix
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Moderate

This spectacular and unforgettable linear walk has fantastic views all the way, and can be tackled from either end! Downhill is pretty easy with the added benefit of being able to enjoy the views ahead of you all the way. If you have bad knees though its best to approach it from the other direction and climb uphill.

On the downhill route, our starting point is the Cúber reservoir, which we walk alongside enjoying the open mountain scenery and following an easy track into the woods and along the paths of the Ofre estate. This is an excellent spot to see birds of prey - particularly the Black Vulture, which can often be seen circling overhead.

A detour to the summit of L'Ofre, at just over 1,000 meters, is well worth the effort and a short scramble, for the spectacular 360º views from the top. You can see right over to the Bay of Palma, as well as the Bay of Alcudia and the east of the island. With binoculars you can even spot the Castle of Alaro perched at the top of the Puig d’Alaro!

Continuing on our route down into Sóller, we enter a stunning gorge, the Barranc de Biniaraix where we begin our spectacular and steep descent via an ancient cobbled pilgrim's path.

The trail follows the torrent of Biniaraix, which makes its way beneath sheer cliffs and through idyllic, cool and shady terraces, down to Biniaraix and beyond. We eventually arrive at the pretty village of Binairaix, where we pass the old village wash house on our way to a tiny bar where we can stop for a drink.

Please note that this hike forms part of Stage 4 of the GR221 or Dry Stone Route and in this context it is usually approached from Sóller to the reservoir and then on to the Tossals refuge to stay overnight.

Highlights

Spectacular views from the top of L'Ofre, and as for the descent into the Sóller valley....

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GR221 Sóller to Cúber reservoir
19-12-2012 Cúber Reservoir (see Google map ref. below)
GR221 Sóller to Cúber reservoir
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GR221 Sóller to Cúber reservoir
24-08-2015 Cúber Reservoir (see Google map ref. below)
GR221 Sóller to Cúber reservoir
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Cúber Reservoir to Biniaraix
03-06-2015 Cúber Reservoir (see Google map ref. below)
Cúber Reservoir to Biniaraix
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Cúber Reservoir to Biniaraix
09-10-2017 Cúber Reservoir (see Google map ref. below)
Cúber Reservoir to Biniaraix
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Cúber Reservoir to Biniaraix
27-03-2016 Cúber Reservoir (see Google map ref. below)
Cúber Reservoir to Biniaraix
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Cúber Reservoir to Biniaraix
12-06-2017 Cúber Reservoir (see Google map ref. below)
Cúber Reservoir to Biniaraix
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