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Tour of the Small Villages Loop Walk from Soller

· 1 review · Hiking trail · Mallorca
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  • Port de Soller
    / Port de Soller
    Photo: Angus Smith, Macs Adventure
  • Fornalutx
    / Fornalutx
    Photo: Angus Smith, Macs Adventure
  • Flowers of Fornalutx
    / Flowers of Fornalutx
    Photo: Angus Smith, Macs Adventure
Map / Tour of the Small Villages Loop Walk from Soller
200 400 600 800 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 Fornalutx

This is a testing, but extremely worthwhile walk that will have you working hard after passing through Fornalutx, then see you enjoying a relaxing and long descent as you make your way back to Soller. The views from the top of the ridge are stunning, and worth the challenging climb.

moderate
13 km
4:30 h
592 m
592 m

This pleasant walk has you walking on a mixture of quiet country roads, stony paths and forest tracks. There is unfortunately, one long (over a kilometer) section on a busy road which can’t be avoided. This section is clearly indicated on your route notes, with the associated warnings. The biggest challenge today however, is the very steep and seemingly endless ascent after the village of Fornalutx. The best advice, is to take you time and to stop frequently to enjoy the fine views over the village and beyond over your shoulder. Take time to explore the pretty village before heading off.

Author’s recommendation

There are numerous supermarkets near the town square in Soller, or alternatively there is excellent general store on the main square in Fornalutx where you can stock up for the day. There are a number of very pleasant cafes in Fornaltux, but after leaving the village there no further options for eating or drinking along the route until you are back in Soller (although the restaurant at the viewpoint Mirador de ses Barques is sometimes open). The climb out of Fornalutx is testing, so ensure you have plenty of water and something to nibble on when you reach the top

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Author
Angus Smith
Updated: August 01, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
599 m
Lowest point
26 m
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Rest Stop

Fornalutx

Start

Placa de la Constitucio, Soller (45 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
39.765288, 2.715131
UTM
31S 475600 4401745

Destination

Placa de la Constitucio, Soller

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional turn-by-turn route notes. We are have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Questions & answers

Question of Tiberius Kirk · September 07, 2019 · Community
Are there cafes or restaurants in Fornalutx?
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Reviews

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Maximilian Brünig
October 04, 2019 · Community
The hick is for trained people but totally worth to walk. From difficult stones trails and a lot of stairs you will arrive to nice viewing points and see the beautiful old towns of Sóller and Fornalutx. We totally recommend this hick.
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Done at October 04, 2019
View after the stairs
Photo: Maximilian Brünig, Community
View of port Sóller
Photo: Maximilian Brünig, Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
592 m
Descent
592 m
In and out Scenic

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