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From the Coll de Sóller to the Teix
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This tour takes you into the hunting grounds of archduke Ludwig Salvator and is a fine walk through the mountains above Deìa and Valldemossa. During your walk, the ancient life is present everywhere, with snow houses and charcoal burner's places on the way. From the Teix, you will have a perfect view to the central parts of the Tramuntana mountain range.

Photo: the Teix seen from north
Rating: +++++ ascent: 560m Start: C711, KM 23 Font d'Es Teix bottling plant.
Destination: Teix, 1.064m
Difficulty: low, I-II Hiking descent: 560m End: Font d'Es Teix bottling plant Walking Time: total 2,5 hours, Font d'Es Teix-Casetes del Rei Jaume 45min, Casetes-Teix 45min, descent 1h.

Directions:

Just two turns below the Coll de Sóller a road leads from the C711 at KM 23 to the bottling plant of Font d'Es Teix. Cross the premises on the road until you see a farm house on your right. You should have a green metal gate to your left now with a steep unpaved road starting from there. Follow that road on something like to dozen serpentines until you reach the hunting lodge, the Casetes del Rei Jaume (776m). Walk through the gate and follow the road to the right through the forest along charcoal burner's huts. When you leave the forest finally, it is just a short walk until you notice a small fountain right at the side of the road: the Font de Sa Serp (950m). Follow the rising trail on the left which leads you away from the road and after some minutes and a little you'll be standing on top of the Teix, marked by big pole.
Classification: low, distance 10km
Base: none
Marking: simply follow the road, which is sometimes shortcut by trails with red markings on rocks and trees

Maps:

e.g. Mapa Topográfico Nacional de Espana: "Sóller 670-II" 1:25.0000 or the Estanc, Sóller: "Mapa de Camins de Muntanya", 1:25.000
Map of the tour (Mapa de Camins de Muntanya 1:25.000) 97k

Travel Season:

autumn till spring.

Notes:

From the Font de Sa Serp, two trails lead towards Deìa and Valldemossa respectively. This way, this tour can easily be extended. Consult a guide or get yourself a good map to find these trails. If you follow the mountain range in the north of the Teix NE, it will eventually take you back to the valley of Sóller. Be aware that the walking time is extended very much if you use any of these alternatives.
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