Viva Cala Llonga: Ses Torretes Circular

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From the village of Cala Llonga we ramble through a valley on pathways and dirt roads with the golf course to our right and a bald hill to our left (the result of the recent near-disastrous fire). Having reached the residential area of Roca Lisa we make our way in the direction of Cala D'Olivera, turning off on a hill path on the burned but recovering hill, making our way back towards Cala Llonga. En route we come upon a magnificent view of the sea and Ses Torretes that we have to reach to visit the Punic settlement (see additional information). Dropping steeply down from the hill we pass three limekilns (Hornos de Cal, see additional information), shortly arriving at Amante Beach Club car park, Sol d'en Serra. Here those who wish may take the road back to Cala Llonga, shortening the walk by 1.6km and avoiding the coming very strenuous climb. Those wishing to visit the Punic settlement from Cala Llonga can do so more easily by following the track upwards behind the hotels – the reverse of the last part of this walk description.

The second and strenuous part of the walk takes us along a cliff path as it ascends rapidly then drops steeply before a final long climb to the Punic / Roman ruins on Puig de ses Torretes (trig height point 220m). From here we can see our neighbouring island of Formentera to the south and the long peninsular feature of Salinas stretching as far as Torres de Savinas, to the south-west of Ibiza. Inland we see the beautiful hills and valleys of rural Ibiza stretched below us. From here we make our way along a rocky track downhill to Cala Llonga and visit one more limekiln situated adjacent to a car park in the village, unusual in that it is in the village and not in the hills. This is evidence that the village grew from what was a very rural site. Now we may opt for some refreshments in one of the many bars and restaurants that Cala Llonga offers.

Spain - Balearic Islands - Ibiza - Coast


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Mountains, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Wildlife, Woodland
5/9/2019 - Jim Arymar

Walked 9 May 2019. I have changed three pictures and sharpened the text where necessary. It remains an excellent if quite tough hike but the views from the top are awesome and definitely worth the pain. Jim Arymar

6/1/2017 - Jim Arymar

My thanks to Peter Metcalfe. I have altered the way mark directions at 1 and 3 and have changed the photo at way mark 3 on this walk and 7414. I visited today. The path is overgrown but is perfectly walkable. Jim Arymar

5/31/2017 - Peter Metcalfe

We tried to do this walk on 16/05/2017. Please note that the restaurant mentioned in Pt1. is now called Sirocco's. Also, in Pt. 3 the distance is approx. 250 metres (not 25!). The path shown in the photo is now overgrown. This also true for walk id 7414.