Walking Mallorca (Majorca)

Coastal hike from the Ermita de Betlem to Can Picafort

Area:
North East
Kilometres:
17
Walking Time:
3.5 hours
Approx. ascent/descent:
250m descent
Start Walk:
Ermita de Betlem (see Google map ref. below)
End Walk:
Can Picafort
Let’s Walk !

Moderate

This is an easy walk with lots of opportunities for coffee breaks, swims in the sea and even a chance to take in some prehistoric ruins from around 500-10BC! This is a fabulous part of the island and it is, in our opinion, very under-rated from a walkers' perspective. We have given this walk a "blue boot" only because of the distance involved, but of course it doesn't need to be this long - we can stop anywhere along the coast, making it a very easy walk indeed!

We start our walk from the Ermita de Betlem just outside Artá in the north eastern corner of the island. After a look around the tiny Ermita de Betlem and the chapel we head downhill on a narrow footpath towards the coastal village of Betlem and the Bay of Alcudia. This is a lovely route with great views ahead of us. From here we follow the coastal path all round the bay to Can Picafort. We pass through 2 charming coastal villages, Serra de la Marina and Colonia Sant Pere, and cross a number of beautiful beaches where we can take a dip in the sea....

After passing through Serra de la Marina, we walk through the Son Real protected area which has a number of prehistoric remains of the municipality of Santa Margalida. We walk right by one of the finest sites – the Necropolis, which is by the sea, partially destroyed by water, just off the shore. It comprises of many different types, shapes and sizes of tombs, many of which have been excavated.

We finish in Can Picafort.

Highlights

The little Ermita de Betlem, fabulous views of the Bay of Alcudia and lovely beaches...

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Coastal hike from the Ermita de Betlem to Can Picafort
11-02-2015 Ermita de Betlem (see Google map ref. below)
Coastal hike from the Ermita de Betlem to Can Picafort
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Coastal hike from the Ermita de Betlem to Can Picafort
02-06-2016 Ermita de Betlem (see Google map ref. below)
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Coastal hike from the Ermita de Betlem to Can Picafort
01-09-2016 Ermita de Betlem (see Google map ref. below)
Coastal hike from the Ermita de Betlem to Can Picafort
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