Excursion to Lluc Monastery, Sa Calobra and Cala Tuent
Route along the north coast of Mallorca: excursion to the Monastery of Lluc, Sa Calobra and Cala Tuent. Visit the viewpoint of Ses Barques, Sa Capelleta Mallorca.
From the Gran Hotel Soller we suggest some routes that can be done in one day to get to know Lluc (Escorca) and its famous Lluc Monastery, as well as the picturesque Sa Calobra, located in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana. We also suggest a visit to the Mirador de Ses Barques (viewpoint), a spectacular panoramic point from which many excursions and hiking routes begin, and to continue the day at the charming and relaxing Cala Tuent.
To begin this route from Soller to Sa Calobra 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 reach it is on foot, following the GR-221 that connects both municipalities.
Sa Capelleta, also known as the sanctuary of Santa Maria de l'Olivar des Fenàs, was built in 1917 and access to the chapel is free, although the inside of the chapel is closed but there are windows in the main door to see it. In addition to its splendid façade, the route that leads to the sanctuary is one of the most beautiful and magical in the Serra de Tramuntana, as it offers a panoramic view of the Sóller Valley and its village.
Mirador de Ses Barques (viewpoint)
The Mirador de Ses Barques 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.
This viewpoint has a car park where you can park, thus facilitating access and the possible routes or excursions that can be done from here. One of them is the Sa Costera route that goes from the Mirador de Ses Barques to Cala Tuent: it lasts approximately 4 hours and takes about 13 kilometres along the coast of Mallorca, culminating at the beautiful beach of Cala Tuent, where you can stop for a well-deserved rest and a bite to eat at the local restaurant Es Vergeret.
The Monastery of Lluc
The Monastery or Sanctuary of Lluc, located in the municipality of Escorca and famous for guarding the Virgin of Lluc, patron saint of Mallorca, is not only one of the most famous places of pilgrimage and spirituality on the island. It is also a well-known starting point for many routes and excursions, whether cycling, hiking or on foot.
Many of these routes are suitable and recommendable for children and the whole family, so we encourage you not only to visit the Monastery as a cultural experience but also as an excuse for an exercise in introspection and enjoyment of the pure nature of the Serra de Tramuntana.
One of the easiest and most beautiful excursions is the Es Camell route, which lasts approximately 1 hour, or the ascent to Monte del Rosario, which takes just 30 minutes.
Sa Calobra, Cala Tuent
Finally, we also recommend a visit to Sa Calobra and its two unspoilt beaches protected by steep cliffs and crossed by the Torrent de Pareis. It is a small corner that is a must on any trip and forms part of one of the most popular cycling routes in Mallorca, which goes from Soller to Sa Calobra.
It is also easily accessible from the ferry boats that leave from the Port of Sóller during the summer months, as well as by car and bus, although it is not recommended as the road is somewhat complicated.
Due to its adaptation for families and walkers, the beach is quiet and access to other nearby areas such as Torrent de Pareis or Cala Tuent is easy. Near the first stretch of Sa Calobra is the Church of San Lorenza, from where you can walk to the next closest stretch, the beach of Cala Tuent, a small cove more secluded than Sa Calobra, surrounded by pine forests and ideal for snorkelling or scuba diving.
To end the day, we suggest a quiet dinner on the terrace of the Ca'n Blau restaurant or a rest in the Lobby Bar of the Gran Hotel Soller to end the evening.
At the reception of the Gran Hotel Soller we will be delighted to help you if you need any kind of information about transport or about the different cultural, sporting or gastronomic offers that these charming corners of our island have to offer.