11. Barranc de Biniaraix

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Barranc de Biniaraix

Barranc de Biniaraix is the narrow valley between the two Tramuntana peaks, Puig de l'Ofre and Es Cornadors and leads down to the village of Biniaraix .

 

The old pilgrim path to the monastery of Lluc leads mostly on the north side of the valley. The walk follows a beautiful ravine, some cottages, bridges and lots of terraces with ancient olive trees.

Park your car in Biniaraix. Follow the GR221 signs and the wooden arrows towards "Es Barranc" up the valley along the impressive route along the Torrent de Biniaraix.

We chose to go for a shorter part of the trip, about 5 km.

Do not let the distance fool you: The path consists of a great many steps with a rather steep climb. We also walked in late December and many parts of the trail were in shadow, which meant that the wet rocks were slippery and we had to watch where we placed our feet. The walk took us about 2.5 hours.

 

If you are walking at this time of year, remember to bring something warm to put on.

 

The hike is beautiful with water and little creeks everywhere, passing a forest where the water in winter flows along the mountain wall.

You´ll follow the beautiful stony road for about 20 minutes until you come to a wooden arrow on the right that says "Cami Vell". Follow this.

 

Follow the classic wooden arrows (NOT the ones painted on stone) for about an hour until you pass a small forest.

 

When you get out of the forest, it is signposted "Soller". Follow the beautiful stony road back down to Biniaraix.