Puig D'en Galileu and Puig de Massanella Loop

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Puig D'en Galileu and Puig de Massanella Loop is a 16.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Selva, Mallorca, Spain that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 16.3 km Elevation Gain: 1,101 m Route Type: Loop

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This is the highest walkable mountain in Mallorca, the Massanella. You can start the walk at the parking lot of Lluc. It is a long and difficult walk with beautiful views and different terrains. But the majority is walking through a forest.

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1 month ago

This was an amazing trail taking me through a road, farmland, forests, and eventually (after ~2 miles) above tree line to a rocky scramble up to the top of D’en Galileu and then Massanella. In a way, it was like being in the Rockies but right next to the ocean at the same time. I parked by the Restauran Ca’n Gallet, free parking right off Ma-10 and exactly at the trail start on this map. The conditions are currently excellent, and the Spanish do a good job with trail markers and mile postings along the way, except for the final scrambles where the trails pretty much blend in with the other rock and scree at the top. The climbs are very much like eastern US mountain climbs... few switchbacks, a straight shot up. Fairly easy scrambles. The trail is pretty exposed so be sure to protect yourself from the sun appropriately. There is no water so be sure to carry enough for a long day out in the sun. Also, there are a few ways to get back down from Massanella, but the one shown on this trail map passes through private property. The owner will be waiting almost at the very end of the trail and charge you 6 euros for using his land. Have cash in hand if you plan on following this map. I found it incredibly useful to make sure I got back to my car at an adequate time.

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