A Remote circuit on the Victoria Peninsular
The Victoria Peninsular is a very lovely part of the island and so much less frequented by walkers than other parts. This is one of our favourite walks – it offers a very special combination of remoteness, bays with tourquoise waters, breathtaking views of the Bays of Alcudia and Pollensa and the Formentor peninsular…. This is a very different experience to walking in the Tramuntana, and no less spectacular.
We start this fabulous circular walk just outside Alcudia, alongside the Alcanada golf course (alternatively you can start the walk by Ermita de la Victoria or just before the Campament de la Victoria). We begin with a gentle climb up a narrow, rocky goat-track leading us up the mountain. As we climb, the path zigzags upwards, and we begin to enjoy ever-improving views of the bay of Alcudia. This is remote countryside and we are unlikely to meet anyone other than an occasional Balearic goat! After reaching the summit of the Coll we begin to descend the side of a deep ravine, towards the bay of Pollensa with fabulous views all the way.
We continue along a wide track, which meanders alongside clusters of houses, close to the coast and very soon we get the opportunity for a dip in the sea and a drink and snack in a small bar, before a steep climb past the Ermita de la Victoria and further up to the Talaia d’Alcudia. The 360 degrees views from here are spectacular and well worth the climb!
After this we begin a fairly steep and rocky descent down a narrow path, and eventually we get the opportunity to take a diversion down to the stunning Platja d’es Coll Baix with its crystal clear waters. We then have a pleasant stroll along a wide track through pine woods, back to where we started.
Amazing views and tourquoise seas….
Facts about this walk:
- Area: North East.
- Length: 15km
- Walking Time: 5hrs (breaks not included).
- Ascent/descent: 400m/400m.
- Difficulty: Moderate.
Please contact us for more info and available walks!!