Talaia d'Alcúdia

Talaia d’Alcudia

Route: Talaia d’Alcudia

Area: Spain, Mallorca

Date of walk: 26th April 2019

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 8.9 miles

Ascent: 2,200 feet

Weather: Sunshine and blue skies, warm

On this first day of a short walking holiday in Mallorca we were staying in the excellent Hotel Forum in the heart of the old town of Alcúdia. The town is situated in the north west of the island and is a good base for exploring an area which we’ve not visited before, one which is unspoilt by mass tourism and which offers numerous walking opportunities. Click here for a walk around the Old Quarter of Alcúdia a couple of days later 

After making sure we had all we needed for a walk in hot conditions (water, sun screen and sun hats), we set off on the 20 minute drive to the start of the walk from Bar S’Illot, not far from the beach and island of S’Illot. On arrival, I realised that I’d left one vital piece of equipment behind – the camera. The language which ensued can’t be quoted in full (or part) but after 40 wasted minutes of the day spent in returning to the hotel and back we arrived at the start point for the second time

We walked back along the road for a short distance and left it to walk through the Campament de la Victoria. We then followed a path uphill beside a dry stream to the Coll de ses Fontanelles at 500 feet. From the col we descended beside another dry stream, and eventually reached Coll Baix. From here it’s possible to descend to a rocky beach, but today this would have been a diversion too far. Instead we set out on the long ascent of Talaia d’Alcudia. A zig zagging path up the rocky terrain made the going relatively straightforward. As we gained height the views became increasingly spectacular, the highlight being the summit of Talaia d’Alcudia – the deep blue sea and sky was a wonderful sight to behold

We then set off on the descent, following a waymarked path back to Campament de la Victoria. There were numerous twists and turns along the varied route, but we eventually arrived back at the Campament, and from there retraced our steps back to the start of a memorable walk

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