Portinatx Peninsula Circular Parts 1 and 2

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From the now abandoned (Dec 2017) café-restaurant we shall make our way inland briefly before reaching the coast at Cala Xuclar. From here we will follow a coastal route, tricky in places, for about a kilometre. Next, we will head inland through peaceful and unspoiled countryside before the option of taking a pine forest pathway that will bring us to an old spring, Font D'en Pla Roig, once an integral part of the local agriculture irrigation system. We now face a climb through pinewood and more open country, eventually to reach the old Sant Joan to Portinatx road. We follow this for over a kilometre, enjoying the stunning views over the north-west coast of the island, now part of its protected area. A steep descent along a narrow, meandering pine forest trail will bring us back down to the main road. Here there is the option of reducing the hike by half and returning direct to the start point.

The second part continues along the road towards Portinatx and very soon we leave again on a track that twists and winds as it leads us through beautiful countryside, eventually bringing us back to the old road we were on earlier, much higher up. Next we will make our way through pine forests to the coast and then follow the spectacular cliff path south-westerly, enjoying some panoramic coastal scenery. With good visibility we should be able to make out the island of Majorca to our north-east. Passing through the picturesque little resort of Portinatx and crossing its popular beaches, we move inland to return to our start point.

Spain - Balearic Islands - Ibiza - Coast

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Sea, Wildlife, Woodland
10/02/2018 - Jim Arymar

This walk has been revised and updated and reduced in length. It is a wonderful two part hike. Amended in February 2018. Jim Arymar