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Hiking in winter on Mallorca – Valldemossa

Posted by Sandra on 9.01.2017

We are happy to introduce a hiking tour in the food steps of Archduke Luis Salvador of Austria, who discovered for himself the island and built a lot of constructions here, especially in the region of Valldemosa and Deia.
The easy tour goes from the monastery Ermita de la Santissima Trinidad to the viewpoint Mirador de Tudons.
The easily walkable path leads along the cliff right above the sea and can be covered in about one and a half hour. Gorgeous sea views are enhanced by witnesses to the local history.
To get to the starting point of the excursion, by car, you can drive from Valldemosa to Deia via Road Ma-10. After about 2 km you will see the restaurant Can Costa on your left hand side. There you will have to turn in order to access the small road in front. If you drive a big car, it is preferable to leave the car at the parking place of the restaurant and start the hiking tour here.
From here it takes about 1km to reach the monastery. The small road to the Ermita is only accessible for small cars as at the end it becomes very narrow.
The Ermita de la Santissima Trinidad lies nestled in the country-specific beauty among the hills. The original construction method of the monastery is worth a visit and you will be quickly captivated by the original atmosphere. The first certifications date back to the 13th century and until the 17th century the small monastery had been extended again and again.
The hiking path (which is not signposted) starts directly in front of the Ermita and leads along the coastline under shady trees.
After a few steps you will be rewarded with a nice view onto one of the 80 observation towers which are spread over Majorca. The hiking path follows and after 5 minutes you’ll have a first view onto the peninsula Sa Foradada and the small bay where Archduke Luis Salvador used to drop anchor with its “Nixe”. The sea down there is lovely deep blue.
The path is easy and well walkable. It takes you past old charburner spots and a rock cave, till a pile of stones where you’ll have to turn left down the mountain. There are stone benches on both sides and an old lime kiln lines the trail.
At the red arrow turn left and you will reach the hiking destination: the Mirador des Tudons which was built by Archduke Luis Salvador.
When you reach the top you’ll have an amazing view onto his residence, the castle Miramar and Sa Foradada with the famous hole in the rock.
On a clear day you can even see Puig Mayor, the highest mountain of the island.
After a short break, the tour follows down the hill. At the 1st and 2nd junction the path leads uphill again. At the 3rd junction turn right and at the 4th junction turn left and you will reach again the Ermita de la Santissima Trinidad.
A wonderful hiking trip to discover and enjoy Majorca’s gorgeous landscapes.


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