Distance: 8.5 miles (14km)
Ascent / Descent: 450m/780m
Minimum: 4 people
A 50 minute drive by private transport takes us from Soller to Orient's hidden and lush valley, boasting its own micro-climate. It is hard to imagine that Soller is only 3 miles away as the crow flies. Orient is renowned for producing some of the best apples and cherries on the island.
The walk starts from Orient village and passes through the private estate of Coma Sema, a beautifully maintained old finca surrounded by well-tended grounds.
Until the 1950s, Coma Sema, one of the largest farms in the area, used to employ more than 100 women as olive pickers during the winter months. The olives were hand-picked and taken by mule back to the farmhouse where they were loaded into the olive press.
From the farmstead we meander on forest tracks through holm oaks and aleppo pines before starting to ascend to the Coll des Bosque, situated at 800 metres. From here we make our way down through lime stone slabs and carex grass to the Torrent d'Almedra, which brings us out at the Cuber reservoir, an area rich in birdlife. We walk around the reservoir and meet up with the GR221 path that leads us up to the Coll de L'Ofre (875m). From here it's a spectacular descent via the pilgrim's steps through the Barranc de Biniaraix and back to Soller.
Price: 38€ per person, cash only, based on a minimum of 4 people, maximum 7. Price includes a fee to pass through the Coma Sema estate and the 50 minute transfer into Orient. For larger groups please contact us directly.
Option: A guided tour of Coma Sema and its olive press, by Fernando, the owner of this wonderful property. Additional 3€ per person.