Lluc, Sa Calobra and Cala Tuent, the jewels of the Tramuntana mountains
Discover Mallorca through a series of unforgettable excursions
Would you like to discover the small and charming villages around Soller? From Hotel Aimia we suggest a series of excursions to discover the most emblematic places in Mallorca such as the emblematic Monastery of Lluc, the hidden cove of Sa Calobra and the Mirador Ses Barques, an incredible panoramic point from which many hiking routes start.
To begin this day's excursion we invite you to visit the secluded Sa Capelleta, a modernist chapel located in the Valley of Sóller. The chapel is located between Fornalutx and Sóller and the best way to get there is on foot, following the GR-221 route that links both municipalities.
This route is especially designed for nature lovers due to its privileged location: the lush forests that surround it and the Fornalutx stream are just some of its attractions. Another way to reach Sa Capelleta is by car along the Ma-10 road, a few kilometres from the town of Soller.
Ses Barques viewpoint
The Ses Barques viewpoint is a natural enclave located on the road that connects Sóller and Lluc. From here you can enjoy spectacular views of the Port of Sóller and the valley's characteristic landscape of olive groves and farmland.
At the viewpoint you will find a car park where you can leave your car, thus facilitating access and the possible routes or excursions that start right at this point. One of them is the route that leaves from the Mirador de Ses Barques to Puig de Bàlitx, which lasts 4 hours and is of very easy difficulty for hiking enthusiasts or simply for those who want an easy route to enjoy the views from Puig de Bàlitx and Sa Cova d'es Migdia, a stalactite cave whose characteristic name is due to the impressive light that illuminates it naturally at midday (the perfect time to visit it).
The Monastery of Lluc
The Monastery or Sanctuary of Lluc, located in the municipality of Escorca, is one of the pilgrimage sites par excellence in Mallorca. Its exceptional location in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range makes it an essential place for anyone who wants to enjoy nature at its purest.
Being one of the highest points in Mallorca, it is pleasant to visit the Monastery of Lluc even in the summer months. Likewise, its facilities are acclimatised for winter or rain, which makes it one of the most visited spots in the Soller Valley area. Another of its particular charms is the famous Botanical Garden, which has a wide variety of flora native to the island.
Sa Calobra and Cala Tuent
Finally, we recommend a visit to Sa Calobra, a set of two unspoilt beaches crossed by the Torrent de Pareis and considered to be among the most beautiful in Mallorca due to their crystal-clear waters and the fact that they are not crowded. There are no water activities, sun loungers or parasols out of respect for the natural landscape, which makes it a little piece of paradise in the heart of the island.
Close to Sa Calobra is the charming and relaxing Cala Tuent, a more hidden beach, surrounded by pine forests and mountains. Its sunsets are one of those experiences that you cannot miss and that you must see at least once in your life.
In addition to the hiking or cycling routes that reach Sa Calobra, it can also be easily reached by the blue boats that leave from the Port of Sóller several times a day during the summer months, as well as by car and bus, although we must warn you of the difficulty of its winding road.
Finally, after a full day of touring the coast of Mallorca and its surroundings, we recommend a quiet dinner on the terrace of the Airecel restaurant or a rest and a snack in the Cocktail Bar of the Hotel Aimia to end the evening.
From Hotel Aimia we hope you have enjoyed our suggestions for routes and excursions to the charming corners of our island such as the Mirador de Ses Barques, the Monastery of Lluc and the beach of Sa Calobra. At reception we will be delighted to help you if you need any information about transport or any other cultural or gastronomic offer that these charming villages have to offer.