Walking Mallorca (Majorca)

Castle Ruins and Panoramic Views (1)

Area:
North West
Kilometres:
14
Walking Time:
5 hours
Approx. ascent/descent:
Start Walk:
Alaró (see Google map ref. below)
End Walk:
Alaró
Let’s Walk !

Challenging

A fabulous circular walk taking in one of the island's most historic sites, the ruined Castell d' Alaro. If the grade and the length of the walk seem a bit much for you then there is a shorter and easier version, which is always a big hit - see Ref. W-NW05.

For this version of our route, we start from the Plaza de la Vila in Alaro and walk gently up the S’Estret valley on easy track surface, before climbing steeply and steadily up and out of the head of the valley on a rocky path through the woods. We arrive at a spectacular surprise view of the Vall d’Orient: the picturesque village of Orient and a fertile valley oasis surrounded by great mountain peaks.

We descend into the Valley and after a short stretch on a minor windy road, we make our way up again, this time towards the Castell d’Alaro. We climb by way of terraces and centuries old stone laid trail. Winding steps lead us up into the imposing entrance of the Castle where we stop to enjoy the castle ruins and the panoramic views towards Palma and majestic Mountain peaks.

Our return route zigzags gently downhill through holm oak woods towards the excellent Es Verger restaurant. From here we return to Alaro via an old trail that leads us through olive and almond terraces.

Highlights

The castle, fabulous views and scenery....