Walking in the Sóller Valley is a must for walkers of all ages and abilities. Dozens of clearly-signposted walking routes criss-cross the valley taking hikers to the very heart of the Tramuntana scenery.
Allow a leisurely 3 hours and this walk will reward you with panoramic views of the Sóller valley and takes in the picturesque towns and villages of Sóller, Biniaraix and Fornalutx .
Starting in Sóller, the walk takes you along Carrer de sa Lluna with its quaint and historic shops along what is the town’s main shopping street.
Passing out of Sóller in minutes, follow Carrer de s’Alqueria des Comte (featuring a striking modernist building Ca Na Luisa at the crossroads) and head up to the village of Biniaraix. Make sure to turn off the road and walk up the ancient cobbled steps into the small plaza housing just the Church and cafés, Bar Bodega and Cafe Es Barranc.
As you look up, you will see the magnificent Barranc (gorge) de Biniaraix towering above you.
Head behind the old village washing station ( rentadores) at the top of the village and start to climb out of the valley along an asphalt country lane, Cami Vell de Monnaber, where the views just get better and better as you switch back and forth as you wend your way upwards.
After some 30 minutes, you will see a sign to the left for the village of Fornalutx and a set of ancient steps to guide you down.
Passing down through olive and citrus groves, then asphalt road, you will arrive into Fornalutx with its buzzy square and cafés.
Heading out of Fornalutx, past the cemetery, follow the path signposted to Sóller through ancient woods, the tiny hamlet of Binibassi, and finally down country lanes back to the centre of Sóller again.
This isn’t a difficult walk, although the climb up out of Biniaraix is a little steep but the rewards are worth it. The route for the most part is on well marked paths or quiet asphalt roads.
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