Sanctuary of Lluc - Moleta de Binifaldo Circular

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From the Sanctuary of Lluc we begin by following an attractive woodland way that takes us past the Refuge San Amer. This is the GR 221 which is the way that links the SW and NE of Mallorca, passing through the beautiful Serra de Tramuntana. We now continue, climbing steadily, passing through cool forests with much evidence of former traditional woodland industries. Eventually we reach the Coll des Pedregaret, which lies between the Sa Moleta de Binifaldó and the massive Puig Tomir above us to our right. Now we begin our descent, passing the site of the former water-bottling plant at Binifaldó and shortly after, the environmental study centre and paths containing information about local flora and fauna. Soon we reach the main road linking Lluc and Polença which we cross to join a track that will bring us back to the Sanctuary of Lluc.

Spain - Balearic Islands - Mallorca - Serra Tramuntana

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Mountains, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
28/09/2021 - Simon Worrall

Walked September 2021. Enjoyable circuit from and back to the Sanctuary car park. The large car park costs €6 but you can get a ticket for €10 from the kiosk that includes the car park fee and admits 2 to the Sanctuary which is well worth a visit. A couple of cafes (and toilet facilities) are within the Sanctuary grounds. The detour off the main route to the Mirador (WP-6) is well worth it after the climb through the oak wood. The return leg from Binifaldo (there are no facilities here) is a bit of a slog mainly on tarmac roads but as you descend from the main road on the final 1.5km stretch along the stony track look out for the amazing limestone geology up on the right hand side of the track as you descend. Near the football pitch is a small bridge leading off into the limestone area. NAVIGATION NOTES - WP'S - 4 & 5 just keep following the signs for the GR221 and you can't go wrong. WP-8 as you leave the track at the right hand bend and enter the woods ignore the path a little way in that heads off downhill to the right - this will take you back on the track you have just turned off. Keep on the route by heading into the woods.

14/06/2014 - Kerry Bottomley

We enjoyed this walk a lot last week, a mixed fitness and active group. Lovely views and some wonderful woodland walking. Only confused at the last 300m, once we climbed the bank up to the road from the football pitch, we headed right down to the car park, maybe we left the pitch from a different gate to the author. Would recommend - thanks