Cala Tuent

View of Port Soller Grade: Medium
Distance: 7 miles (11 kms)
Ascent: 220m, Descent 680m
Duration: Approximately 4 hours
Return: 45 minutes by boat and then by car to Soller
March to October Only
Walk to Cala Tuent

The viewpoint at the Mirador de Ses Barques is the start point for this excursion. From the Mirador we take the old road - Cami Vell de Balitx - through the terraced valley of ancient olive trees, down past the farmhouses of Balitx d'Amunt (on top) and Balitx d'en Mig (in the middle).

Walking in the peaceful valley of Balitx d'Avall At the bottom of the valley, after a sharp descent, we reach Balitx d'Avall (Balitx at the bottom), an estate dating back to the 16th Century. One of the features of the house is the defence tower. These torres (watch towers) are a prominent feature along this coastline as it was subject to constant attack from the sea until a few centuries ago.

Wonderful biew of the Cala Tuent bay From here it's a stiff climb out of the valley, up to the Coll de Biniamar and through a pleasant holm oak woodland. We are soon rewarded with a spectacular view along the coast. Nearby, at the houses of Sa Costera, a view point makes a great place to stop for a picnic lunch.

The path then follows the coast past Sa Fabrica d'Electricitat which supplied Soller with electricity until the early 1960s. The water that comes off the mountains and used to be converted into hydro-electricity, is now transported via pipes under the sea to Puerto Soller and along to Palma.

After an hour following the coastal path, the trail descends once more into the tranquil cove of Cala Tuent. Unlike its neighbour, Sa Calobra, tour buses are not allowed down to this bay, so Cala Tuent has retained its natural charm. In summer, we'll have time for a swim before heading back by boat to Puerto Soller.

Boat trip back to Port Soller Prices:
Open groups:
4 people minimum, up to a maximum of 8 people
€59 per person

Private groups:
1 person: €240
2 people: €125 per person
3 people: €90 per person
4 people or more: price upon request
Guide to client ratio: 1:12

Price includes private transport from our shop in Port Soller to the trailhead (15 minutes drive) and the return boat fare from Cala Tuent to Puerto Soller. If you are staying in Soller, we can collect you from the petrol station on the MA-11 road. Please note, this excursion terminates in Port Soller.

Start time dependent on the time of year.

Please bring a picnic lunch or ask us to book you a table at Es Vergeret. The boat leaves Cala Tuent at 16:55 so we arrive back in Port Soller at 17:45.

We reserve the right to cancel a walking excursion on our weekly programme at short notice, if minimum numbers of 4 people are not met.