Pueblo de Fornaluxt
Pueblo de Fornaluxt
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland25,658 contributions
    best included in a hike
    Fornalutx (the light of the oven) is one of several beautiful villages in Mallorca's Tramuntanta and is best visited as part of a hike. There are quite a few possibilities around here, but a not too strenuous round walk of around 4 hours out of Soller can be very much recommended. It goes from Soller to Binibaissi, then on to Fornalutx. Continuing from here one has great views of the whole village with its tiled roofs and traditional architecture and one can see how compact Fornalutx is. The hike goes on to the also attractive village of Biniaraix, then back to Soller via Binibaissi once more. The whole area is full of citrus trees in the lower parts, especially beautiful, when I passed through in mid-December, while on the slopes of the surrounding hills there are many olive trees. When in Fornalutx one must walk through its cobblestoned and pedestrianised alleys and take a break at the central Plaza de España to fully enjoy its atmosphere.
    Written November 8, 2022
  • Charliemsm
    116 contributions
    cracking views
    We stayed here for 10 days and had plenty of enjoyable things to do. The village itself is very pretty, old school and genuine medieval look. Its a small place that packs a good punch. Insta photos round every corner. There are at least 9 restaurants many of which do breakfast and lunch also. There is a supermarket which does the job. Two bakeries, two gift shops seeking local stuff, not tourist tat. There is a bus that runs between port soller and seller every hour from approx 8.30 to 20.30. Taxi from soller is approx 15 euros and 20 from Port soller. Always book taxis in advance. There's not enough in the area to cater for demand. There are also the walks. We went on three of them on the ancient trade paths through the olive,orange, lemon, and almond groves. Cracking views from this given gem.
    Written August 15, 2022
  • Ruthie
    Godalming, United Kingdom12 contributions
    The walk was well worth it.
    This village is magical. The walk is stunning from Soller through the orange groves. There are several cafes around the square and you can relax in the sunshine. It is truly atmospheric. The little streets are picture perfect. This wonderfully authentic village is somewhere not to be missed
    Written April 11, 2022
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Brian B
Emsworth, UK456 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Fornaluxt is a beautifully kept small village that overlooks Soller and has stunning views the Tramuntana mountain range with L’Ofre and Puig de Na Maria towering above.

If you can, the best way to visit Fornaluxt from Soller is walking up the Sa Figuera Path. In summer this is recommended as an morning walk. To start Head for the Soller Football ground and follow he signs for the GR221 walk. You have to walk on the road passed the football ground, but then you will see the start of the walk with a large Information board on your left. There is lots of signage for the path to Fornalutx along the route. The return walk is a little over 5 miles (8km) Formosa Soller Centre, and overall you will climb about 500ft. The path is rugged in places, so definitely not suitable if you have issues with accessibility, but there is level ground for the first half, which a wheel chair could use, and you would still enjoy some stunning views.

As you reach the outskirts of Fornaluxt you will come to the village cemetery, which is kept in beautifully by the villagers, watering the plants in summer most mornings. Many visitors never see this part of the village.

Fornaluxt has a small but well shaded square with cafes around and a small water fountain under the shadow of the church. It’s a lovely place to stop for a drink before a wander around the many small cobbled street, which you see on so many postcards. There is also a small supermarket if you want to just buy water or a snack. If you walk higher up in the village you then come to the main restaurants and a few shops.

As you walk back down you to Soller will have the sun behind you, giving great views over the citrus groves and Soller itself.

Timing wise, if you are not a regular walker give yourself at least 45mins to an hour each way. those more used to walking will do it easily in 30 minutes, but make sure you leave time to admire the views!
Written July 13, 2018
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Colin M
Glasgow, UK191 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Charming village high above Soller. Bus from Soller or the Port will get you here in no time. Several really nice restaurants, not loads to do but a little wander around the tiny streets is not to be missed.
If you are up for it, the walk down following the GR signs through the olive and orange groves is a cracker, wear at least trainers - its a bit ragged in places, and take some bottles of water.
If you have a hire car, strongly recommend you leave it in Soller and get bus or taxi up, the roads are very narrow and parking very limited.
Written July 9, 2018
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FoodandTravel-UK
York, UK105 contributions
May 2018
Absolutely worth the trek here even though we only had three days in Mallorca. Stunning scenery and a picture perfect village. Not too swamped on a public holiday so that's encouraging, not sure what high summer would be. Lots of places to eat from simple trattorias in the square and my favourite, also reviewed on here.
Written May 14, 2018
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Richard Harvey
Cheltenham, UK122 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Can it be Magical and lacking in Authenticity at the same time. Simple answer is yes. Fornalutx was visited October 2015 as part of a circular walk from Soller. The backdrop is world class and the valley not as wide as I had imagined. Taking an old mountain path through Binibona we entered the village past the beautiful cemetary. The small streets and passages wind their way towards the compact central square with a few restaurants and cafes. As per Valldemossa the village is picture postcard perfect with a new photo opportunity around every corner. I did get the impression of massive refurbishment and investment over the preceding years but not to the point of new shopping complexes and tourist shops springing up. Go 'drink in' this stunning part of the world... Biniaraix as a post note is worth the foot detour off the main road...
Written October 23, 2015
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Nicky O
Greater London, UK31 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Fantastic walk up from Soller - clearly marked and very beautiful. I've never seen such a pretty village and so clean and well cared for, yet not feeling like a museum. Ate in the wonderfull C'an Atun
Written October 1, 2015
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alain
Paris, France12 contributions
Sep 2020
it is a beautiful small villigen hidden in the mountains, it seems that the time has stopped there...
Written February 5, 2021
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JTB
United Kingdom145 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Came here during a mountain trip and so glad we found it. It is such a pretty place with unique and picturesque streets at every turn. Parking could be an issue during peak times but it is so worth a stop. A pretty little square has some nice cafes and bars where you can get a drink and just relax in the peace and tranquillity.
Written July 25, 2018
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LondonRome
UK33 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
A small pretty village which you can walk to from Soller (appx 1hr) or from Porte de Soller (appx 2+ hrs) or by bus (minivan) which gets full as limited spaces (appx 14 seats) and the driver will not call for an additional service.
Cobbled streets lined with charismatic traditional houses with plants and little tiled street names. In the centre are a few bars /restaurant to sit and admire the view, also next to the main church.
Written September 10, 2017
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LisaG1111
Canton of Basel, Switzerland59 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
This is a must-see if you're travelling around in Mallorca!
What a wonderful, magical and old place where you can still feel and see the touch of the roman history. So calm with beautiful little hidden streets, like a labyrinth. If you're looking for something special and silence and calm, this is the place! Fantastic old town surrounded by mountains and green. I loved it!
Written October 18, 2015
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Frankie
Oxford, UK7 contributions
Aug 2020
A charming little town hidden in the mountains. A must on your visit in Mallorca. We strolled in the narrow streets and had coffee at the Placa d’Espanya. Beautiful!
Written January 12, 2021
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