MARCH AND HIKING IN SÓLLER
WELCOME SPRING ROUTES
If you are a lover of mountain sports and have been thinking of visiting the Sóller Valley, March is perhaps one of the best months to do so. During this month, the cold winter temperatures give way to a pleasant average temperature of 15ºC, which allows you to enjoy the spectacular landscapes of this beautiful valley with sunny and clear days. March is therefore one of the best months of the year for hiking and cycling in the Serra de Tramuntana.
Considered a World Heritage Site, the Valley of Sóller is the starting point for countless hiking routes, most of them with views of the sea and unique landscapes that can only be seen at this time of year, such as the blossoming of the almond trees, which turn the different routes into authentic dream postcards. For this reason, we propose two very special routes to enjoy the Tramuntana Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea at this special time of year.
GRAN HOTEL - REFUGI DE MULETA - LIGHTHOUSE - PORT DE SÓLLER
One of the best ways to fully enjoy the valley of Sóller, its landscapes, its nature, its people and its gastronomy is, without a doubt, along this route. Although it is true that 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 enjoy the unique landscapes in much better weather.
We will start from the Gran Hotel Sóller in the direction of the Deià crossroads, where we will find the camí de Son Sales. This path marks the beginning of our route. We follow this road until we turn off 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 Muleta Refuge, passing by the houses of Muleta Gran, and enjoy the tranquillity, nature and the unique landscapes of this time of the year in the Tramuntana mountain range, such as the almond trees in blossom or the ancient olive trees.
When you reach the Muleta Refuge you can enjoy wonderful views of the Mediterranean Sea, the Tramuntana mountain range with the Puig Major or l'Ofre and take fantastic photographs with the Es Cap Gros lighthouse in the background. 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 from here you will leave the dirt track and return to the asphalt. Starting from the Refugi de Muleta, we will go down the road to the lighthouse until we reach Platja d'en Repic. This is a road that, despite being asphalted, offers fantastic views of the bay of Puerto de Sóller and the Torre Picada. Once you arrive at Platja d'en Repic you can choose to take the tram (it runs every half hour) at the Sa Torre stop, just at the end of the promenade of this beach. A promenade full of bars, restaurants and an ice-cream parlour, or if you prefer you can continue walking from Sa Torre along the promenade until you reach the centre of the Port. Here you can also have a drink or complete your excursion with lunch at a restaurant in the area, such as Airecel Restaurant. A restaurant that combines traditional Mallorcan cuisine with modern Mediterranean influences.
After lunch, you can take the tram back to the Gran Hotel Sóller by getting off at the Market stop, 50m from the hotel, or you can choose to take a taxi, bus or walk up the road to Puerto de Sóller. Without a doubt, a perfect route to enjoy hiking in the Sóller Valley in March!
GRAN HOTEL - REFUGI DE MULETA - CALA DEIÀ - DEIÀ
Another option we suggest to enjoy hiking in March in the Valley of Sóller, its coastline and discover another picturesque municipality 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 path that will lead us to Es Béns d'Avall. At this point we continue our route following the signs to Béns d'Avall Restaurant.
Just before reaching the cove you will see a signpost indicating the road to Deià. A path along the coast that will allow us to enjoy incredible views of the sea, feel the fresh air, the sea breeze and nature. The path is signposted with red paint and other indicators that are very easy to follow.
Finally, we will arrive at Cala de Deià, a picturesque place 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. After following them, 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 lead you to the centre of this fantastic village in the Tramuntana mountain range.
This route is undoubtedly another good option for discovering the north coast of Mallorca and getting to know the essence of the Mediterranean. Deià is characterized by its bohemian and artistic character, so it is highly recommended to 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 cafes and restaurants as well as other points of cultural interest such as Robert Graves' House. Finally, to return to Sóller you can choose to take the bus (leaves every hour or hour and a half in the morning until 20.55h in the evening) or a Taxi. The journey time to Sóller is 15 minutes, so the return trip is relatively quick.
The month of March in Sóller is very special because although it is almost entirely a winter month, it is a month that welcomes spring, and this can be perceived not only in nature, but also in the atmosphere of the municipality itself. It is in March that the small local shops, the cafés in the historic centre, the old railway station and the various hotels in the valley start to come alive. This allows you
not only to enjoy the hiking, but also the picturesque streets of the historic centre full of local shops, the cafes and restaurants, the old railway station and, in short, one of the most beautiful villages of Mallorca in one of the most special months of the year.
If you are staying at our hotel do not hesitate to ask for more information at reception about how to organise your excursion!
|Duration||4 hours approx|
|Minimum recommended||6 years old|
|Route||Sóller - Casas de Muleta Gran - Refugi de Muleta - Faro - Platja d’en Repic - Port de Sóller - Sóller|
|Transport for return journe||Tram, Taxi, Bus|
|Duration||4 hours approx|
|Minimum recommended||7 years old|
|Route||Sóller - Casas de Muleta Gran - Béns d’avall - Cala Deià - Deià - Sóller|
|Transport for return journe||Taxi, Bus|