Cuber to Lluc Monastery

walk from cuber to lluc

Grade: Medium
Distance: 14.5 kilometres (9 miles)
Ascent/Descent:
640 metres / 920 metres
Duration: 5 to 5½ hours

Cuber reservoir, Mallorca This walk follows part of a pilgrimage route to the Lluc Monastery. It takes you into the heart of the Tramuntana mountain range and offers dramatic views over the north of the island. It also gives an insight into the lives of the ice harvesters who once worked in the mountains.

After a 30 minute transfer from Port Soller or Soller, the excursion starts at the Font des Noguer just beyond the Cuber reservoir. We follow the water channel which connects the two island reservoirs before entering woodland and the start of a gradual ascent to the Coll des Prat at 1100m, tracing the footsteps of the old pilgrims. We lunch on the Coll below the towering peak of Puig Massanella. On a clear day the northern peninsulas of Alcudia and Formentor stand out before us.

A brief rest between Cuber and Lluc From the Coll des Prat we descend and then ascend to the second peak of the day, the Coll de Telegraf, at 1126m. There is a fantastic view over the Escorca Valley below. There are several snow pits in this area, which were used to store snow to use as ice in the hotter summer months for making ice cream and ointments. One snow pit remained in use until 1908. After the Coll de Telegraf we come to the recently renovated Voltes d’En Galileu trail, a bridle path originally built to provide access to the snow pits. From here we descend to Lluc passing through holm oak woodland.

Assuming we have time, you will be able to visit the Monastery and stop for a refreshment at one of the cafes. We return by public bus to Cuber reservoir and transfer to the minivan. The arrival time in Port Soller and Soller is 18:30.

Spectacular views in the Tramuntana mountains Price: 35€ per person. The price includes the transfer and journey on the public bus.

Requirements: 1.5 litres water, picnic lunch, lightweight, comfortable clothing, hiking shoes or boots, cap and sunscreen.

Terrain: Cobbled path, earth track and rocky in some sections. We normally have a number of hiking poles available for use. Please ask about them when booking.

Guides: Our guides live locally and tours are conducted in English and Spanish.