Km: 114,811 – Difficulty: High – Approximate duration: 6 h.
Points of interest:
• Coll de Sóller
• Cima del Puig Major
• Zona de Alzina
• Lluc monastery
We start at Palma and take the MA-11 towards Sóller. Before reaching this village, we have to pass the Coll de Sóller (498 m) with its distinguishing hairpin curves. From there, we continue on the MA-10 and after 14 kilometres of ascent we finally arrive at the Tunnel of Monnaber (849 m). After two kilometres,
we will encounter a military base, where we start a challen-ging ascent to the summit of the Puig Major (1,445 m). Corresponding permission by the Air Force will be required. This really is a worthwhile effort as we are rewarded with a spectacular view over the Serra de Tramuntana and practically all of Mallorca. We pass the lakes Cúber and Gorg Blau and after the descent we take the MA-10 towards Lluc. The road leads us through holm oaks and provides us with a view of the mountains and the sea on the left. Once we have navigated the hill of Alzina (677 m), we descent towards Coll de Sa Bataia, where we can regain strength in the restaurant Can Gallet. We recommend a visit to the monastery of Lluc, which is located approximately 2 kilometres away. We cycle back to Coll de Sa Bataia and from there take the MA- 2139 to Inca and finally continue towards Palma on the MA-13A.