The Cúber and Gorg Blau reservoirs sit in the valley of Almallutx, in the Serra de Tramuntana, and are an important water source for the city of Palma.
The Cúber and Gorg Blau reservoirs, at the foot of Puig Major
To reach the reservoirs we need to take the road from Sóller towards the monastery at Lluc. This beautiful route crosses a majestic forest full of pines and holm oak trees. Before reaching the Monnaber tunnel we come to a lookout point that offers spectacular views of the Sóller Valley.
Exiting the tunnel, we pass an old military base that stationed the Ejército de Aire (Air Force) and then we arrive at Cúber.
As Cúber is higher than Gorg Blau there is a canal that carries water between the reservoirs. If we look up, we can see Puig Major, with the radar on the peak that has had restricted access since 1959 when an American squadron was created to control the western Mediterranean air space.
Following the road towards Lluc we reach Gorg Blau, that is fed by the Gorg Blau and Almadrá torrents. There is a recreational rest area that allows us to reach the edge of the reservoir with ease.
Many hikes start from Cúber and Gorg Blau, all the signposts for these are on wooden panels.