March and hiking in Sóller
If you are visiting the Sóller valley in March and you are a lover of hiking and mountain sports, you have chosen one of the best months of the year to do so. At this time of year, the cold winter temperatures rise to a pleasant 15ºC on average, allowing you to enjoy the spectacular routes and landscapes of the Tramuntana mountain range on sunny, clear days. It is for this reason, among many others, that March is, without a doubt, the perfect month for hiking on the north coast.
Considered a World Heritage Site, the Valley of Sóller marks the beginning of countless hiking routes, most of them with paths that border the Mediterranean coast and with unique landscapes that can only be seen at this time of year, such as the flowering of the almond trees, which turn the different routes into authentic postcards created by nature. So, we propose two very special routes that welcome spring and allow you to enjoy the Sierra de Tramuntana and the Mediterranean Sea at a fantastic time of the year.
ROUTE 1. GR-221 Sóller - Refugi de Muleta viewpoint section
SÓLLER - REFUGI DE MULETA - LIGHTHOUSE - PORT DE SÓLLER
One of the best ways to fully enjoy the valley of Sóller, its surroundings, its nature, its tradition and its gastronomy is, without a doubt, along this route. We must say that, although it is a slightly longer route than we usually recommend, it is well worth taking advantage of this time of year to do it and contemplate unique landscapes in a comfortable and pleasant climate.
We will take the tram from Port de Sóller to Plaza Constitución square. Once there, we will have numerous options where we can have breakfast while contemplating the beauty of the Sant Bartomeu church, considered one of the most emblematic buildings in Sóller, or we can start the route directly. After enjoying the square, we will head towards the Deià crossroads, where we will find the camí de Son Sales. This is the path that marks the start of our route. We follow this road until we turn off to the right onto the Binidorm road, leaving the asphalt behind us and entering the Ruta de Pedra en Sec GR-221. The path is very well signposted, so from this point we only have to follow the signs that will lead us to the Refugi de Muleta, passing by the houses of Muleta Gran, and enjoy the landscape, nature, the fresh air of the Sierra de Tramuntana, the almond trees in blossom and the ancient olive trees.
When you reach the Refugi de Muleta you can enjoy the Mediterranean Sea with a fantastic panoramic view from where you can also contemplate the Sierra de Tramuntana with the Puig Major or l'Ofre and take fantastic photographs with the Es Cap Gros lighthouse as a backdrop. At this point it is a good idea to take a break to refresh yourself and have a drink while contemplating nature before resuming the route, as at this point you will leave the dirt track and return to the tarmac. Starting from the Muleta Refuge, we will go down the road to the lighthouse until we reach Platja d'en Repic. A road that will lead us to the seafront along a pleasant promenade with fantastic views of the bay of Puerto de Sóller and the Torre Picada.
Once you arrive at Platja d'en Repic you only have to walk along the promenade that will take you back to the hotel. On this promenade you will find different fashion shops, gift items and bars where you can have a snack while enjoying the magnificent views of the port or end up tasting the Mallorcan cuisine with a creative Mediterranean touch in our Airecel Restaurant. Without a doubt, a perfect route to enjoy hiking in the Valley of Sóller in March!
|Approximately 4 hours
|Minimum age recomended
|6 years old
|Sóller - Houses of Muleta Gran - Refugi de Muleta - Lighthouse - Platja d'en Repic - Port of Sóller - Sóller
|Transporte de ida y vuelta
|Tram, taxi, bus
SÓLLER - REFUGI DE MULETA - CALA DEIÀ - DEIÀ
Another fantastic route that we propose for you to enjoy hiking at this time of year in the Valley of Sóller, its Mediterranean coast, the sea and discovering picturesque corners of the Tramuntana is the Sóller - Deià route. The itinerary of this route is exactly the same as route 1 until you reach the houses of Muleta Gran. Once there, you will see a signpost for the Ruta de Pedra en Sec GR-221 next to the main building. If we were to continue on the right we would continue on route 1, towards the Muleta Refuge, so in this case we will continue on the left until we reach the asphalt road that will lead us to Es Béns d'Avall. It is at this point that we continue our route following the signs to Béns d'Avall Restaurant.
Just before reaching the cove of Alconasser you will see a signpost indicating the road to Deià. A path that runs alongside the coast and that will allow us to enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea, feel the fresh air, the sea breeze and observe the local nature and fauna. The path is signposted with red paint and other indicators that we can follow without any complications. Finally, we will arrive at Cala de Deià, a picturesque cove where you can relax by the sea and take fantastic photographs at one of the quietest and least crowded times of the year. After a break here, take the stone path that leads to the cove until you reach the GR-221 signposts again. At this point, you can choose between going up to the upper part of Deià or going to the lower part. We recommend going up to the upper part along the camí de sa Vinyeta. A path that will allow you to reach the centre of this fantastic village in the Tramuntana mountain range.
This route is, without a doubt, another good option for discovering the northern coast of Mallorca and getting to know the essence of the Mediterranean. Deià is characterised by its bohemian and artistic nature, so it is highly recommended that you let yourself get lost among its stone streets and discover unique places. The town centre is small and easy to walk around. You will also be able to enjoy several cafés and restaurants as well as other points of cultural interest such as Robert Graves' House. Finally, to return to Port de Sóller you can choose to take the bus (it leaves every hour or hour and a half from the morning until 20.55h in the evening) or a taxi. The GR-221 Sóller - Deià route to Port de Sóller takes only 20 minutes, so the return trip is relatively quick.
|Approximately 4 hours
|Minimum age recomended
|7 years old
|Sóller - Casas de Muleta Gran - Béns d'Avall - Cala Deià - Deià - Sóller
March in the Serra de Tramuntana is a very special month because, although it is still winter for most of the month, it is a period of the year that welcomes spring. This can be perceived in nature and also in the atmosphere of the municipalities of the Tramuntana. It is in March that the small local shops, the cafés in the historic centre, the old train station and the various hotels in the valley start to come alive. This allows you to enjoy not only the hiking, but also the picturesque streets of the historic centre full of local shops, the cafés and restaurants, the old railway station and, in short, one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca in one of the quietest and least crowded months of the year. If you are staying at our hotel, don't hesitate to ask for more information at reception about how to organise these excursions!