Cala de Deià

Cala de Deià

North West Mallorca

Route: Sóller to Cala de Deià

Area: North West Mallorca

Date of walk: 7th September 2015

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 9.1 miles

Weather: Sun and blue skies, warm

It was a glorious morning and we set off from our rented villa in Sóller full of anticipation as to what lay ahead. After leaving the outskirts of the town we climbed uphill and were soon enjoying great views back to our starting point

We soon joined the path known as the GR221, which we would follow for most of the journey. The path contoured round the mountain side at just below 1,000 feet, giving amazing views as we went along

Eventually we emerged onto the main road from Sóller to Deià and at this point there was some uncertainty as to our route and we dithered here for a while. The lane we wanted to follow to the cove was marked ‘private’ but after checking with a local we were assured that the signs were incorrect, so we carried on

We then joined the coastal path, which was hard to follow in one place and was slightly exposed in others, but which gave us some fabulous views of the rocky coastline. Eventually we arrived at our destination Cala de Deià, a beautiful cove, where we met up with our son James and enjoyed a late lunch in one of the two restaurants. James took us back to base in our rented car – anyone else following this walk would need to carry on into Deià (another 20 minutes or so) and catch the bus back into Sóller

Postscript: for anyone following this walk as far as Deià, I’m quoting this email from a follower of this site:

You mention some navigational issues on the G221 walk from Soller across to Deia. When the path meets the main road east of Deia you do unfortunately have to follow the road for about a third of a mile before the path peels off on a left hand bend. Not ideal. The delightful path then loses height before reaching the lane coming up from the cove, where you can either carry on for Deia or turn right for the coast. You should not go on the cliff top path.
Today I returned to Soller via the coast path. Some sections are a little exposed or difficult but it is generally a delightful second leg to a wonderful circular walk.

Thanks Paul for this information

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