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Walk from Port de Soller to Torre Picada

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Map / Walk from Port de Soller to Torre Picada
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Walk along the coast from Port de Soller, through winding olive groves and with swimming and picnic stops along the way.

easy
5 km
2:00 h
198 m
199 m

This delightful walk will take you only a short distance out of Port de Soller, yet will still manage to provide you with magnificent views. A short, less taxing walk today, but nevertheless rewarding.

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Author
Angus Smith
Updated: August 14, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
154 m
Lowest point
5 m

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Food & Drink

You will be able to stock up for the day in Port de Soller where there are countless eateries and a number of supermarkets, all either on or just off the beach esplanade. You will also be able to buy light refreshments at the café at the furthest point on today’s walk.

 

Points of interest 

Torre Picada  

The Torre Picada is a defensive watchtower built as part a chain of similar structure along the coast, between 1614 and 1622. Piracy was a major problem along this coast in the late 16th Century, and Port de Soller with its fine sheltered harbour was a prime target. The towers strategic position gives it uninterrupted views along the coast, allowing the townspeople to receive adequate warning of a pending attack. The tower is 11 metres high and perfectly cylindrical. Note that the original entrance door is half way up the height of the wall, and was accessed by a wooden staircase which would be sacrificed in the event of a direct attack on the tower. It has been fully restored, but is privately owned and not open to the public. The views form the foot of the tower however, make a visit worthwhile. 

Port de Soller Marina  

Puerto de Soller is the only protected anchorage along the exposed north western coast of Mallorca. The anchorage and the marina offer good protection inside a spectacular horseshoe shaped bay, and makes for a fine scene with many fine yachts lining the walkways criss-crossing the harbour area. Sipping a cool drink in a quayside café, and watching the marina crews at work is all part of the Port de Soller experience.

Start

Port de Soller (7 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
39.797588, 2.695846
UTM
31S 473960 4405336

Destination

Port de 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
198 m
Descent
199 m

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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