El Puig de Massanella has an altitude of 1,365 meters and is considered one of the best locations for hiking on the island. From the top of the mountain, located in the heart of Serra de Tramuntana, you can enjoy spectacular views of Mallorca, observe the rest of the peaks and even get a glimpse of Menorca.
During the route you can also enjoy the wonderful scenery of endemic plants and all sorts of indigenous fauna. Grab your hiking boots and discover the second highest peak in Mallorca!
- Course: 12 km.
- Duration: 5 hours.
- Difficulty: medium.
- Slope: 800 meters.
- Altitude: 1,365 meters.
The course begins at the Coll de sa Batalla, where you descend a few meters on the road in the direction of Inca, and after crossing the bridge, a course takes you by narrow paths in the private property of Coma Freda. There you cross the fence by using the steps and arrive at the park ranger station where you must pay a toll in order to get in.
Once you pay the toll, you walk on a course until you reach a painted arrow pointing to “Puig” on the left. There you climb slowly amongst pine and oak trees.
Following the path, you come up to some indications painted on a rock with the name Puig that you must also follow. You arrive then at an esplanade called Avenc des Camí, where two blocks of stone indicate the path. Here you follow the course watching out for signs such as red marks or arrows in order to stay on the correct path.
The hill is visible but the views that surround you help make the effort worthwhile. A panoramic view of Serra de Tramuntana envelops you and shows an impressive view of the island, including the Pollença and the Alcúdia bays.
Once you arrive at the top all that’s left to do is descend after getting your strength back and enjoying a spectacular view.
It’s important to be well equipped, by wearing correct shoes and clothing for this type of excursions. Please don’t forget to take water and enough food to endure the amount of hours walking. The excursion called “Techo de Mallorca” (The Ceiling of Mallorca) is demanding, but the spectacular views that accompany you during your journey is well worth the effort.