We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Path of the Archduke

75 Reviews

Path of the Archduke

75 Reviews
Get the full experience and book a tour
Recommended
Our most popular tours and activities
Nearby Experiences
Other experiences in Majorca
Hiking with private tour
$154.80 per adult
Walk the Archduke's Trail, Valldemossa
$44.67 per adult
Full view
Location
Contact
Valldemossa, Majorca Spain
Get to know the area
Mallorca North Coast Catamaran Cruise with Lunch
Catamaran Cruises

Mallorca North Coast Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

26 reviews
Take a day cruise along Mallorca’s North Coast on a safe, stable, and fully-equipped catamaran sailboat. Glide across the water, taking in the gorgeous views of the Aucanada lighthouse, Es Coll Baix Beach, Bay of Pollensa, and Formentor Peninsula. Swim in crystalline Mediterranean water, sunbathe on the boat deck, and snorkel, kayak or paddleboard with equipment provided. Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch and drinks included in your outing.
$70.03 per adult
75Reviews7Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 60
  • 14
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Christian Steen wrote a review Jul 2019
10 contributions11 helpful votes
Great hike but bring your GPS as the trail is sometimes hard to spot. Views are all worth the steep up hill trails in the beginning.
Read more
Date of experience: July 2019
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
vistablue wrote a review Jun 2019
Surrey, United Kingdom251 contributions87 helpful votes
Superb walk, certainly one of the best in Majorca. We climbed up from one if the car parks off the main road going through Valldemossa. There is also parking on some of the residential roads near the sportsground, closer to the start of the path. After travelling along the path for about 20 minutes, you arrive at a junction with the main route seemingly going around to the right. The path on the left goes past a wooden hut; when we visited it was manned and walkers were not allowed to enter without a permit (apparently only a few are allowed to go through each day, apply for a permit in advance). This left hand path leads to the Mirador de Can Costa where the Archduke had a viewpoint built, protected by a stone wall. The right hand path winds its way up to the Archduke's path at the top of the ridge coming out near Caragoli, one of the peaks. Access is free, no permit required. The easy to follow path climbs to an airy viewpoint, below the main ridge/plateau. The path (now less distinct) then climbs through the trees and up onto the plateau itself - several routes appear to cross this relatively flat area - keep heading forward until you reach the Archduke's path which runs along the northern edge of the plateau. I would recommend that you turn left at the Archduke's path - this is the most 'interesting' and attractive part of the walk. Caragoli, the main peak on this section is a short distance away, not long after on the right is a path that drops down to Deia. Continuing along, the archdukes path becomes a ridge walk with a precipice on the right and the land dropping away (less steeply) on the left. Note the path itself is broad and well maintained. A final summit is reached where the path climbs, somewhat reminiscent of Jacobs Ladder, into the heavens. Looking back, it is possible to see the path winding its way back towards Caragoli. Ahead is Talaua Vella with a mountain hut built at the time of the archduke just below. Continuing, the path drops down to a hermit's cave, which is worth a look, if unoccupied. The Archduke's path then goes across a wooden style above a stone wall, however there are warning signs that the land is private with restricted access. Personally, I would have liked to continue across the style and onto Talaia Vella and the later viewpoint of Mirador de Can Costa. However, I instead followed others in front down a path which was still under construction. The path was less distinct and after about 10 - 15 minutes, goes down a rather difficult steep rocky section. The route then winds around and comes out on the path climbed earlier in the day, above the wooden hut. I found this last section disappointing, the authorities need to ensure that the full length of the path is available to all to enjoy.
Read more
Date of experience: June 2019
4 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Valerie P wrote a review May 2019
Croydon, United Kingdom10 contributions6 helpful votes
Just come back from Ramblers holiday in Majorca which was amazing and the Archdukes trail was one of the walks, quite hard in places but the views were fantastic and I am so pleased we did it. Well done Ramblers
Read more
Date of experience: May 2019
Helpful
Share
Lungfruit wrote a review Nov 2018
United States2,874 contributions167 helpful votes
Yes, it’s a little tricky to find the start, but it’s worth the effort! Once you get to the building, with the man in it, you can go left or right there. Either way will take you. The views from the ridge are amazing! It’s a fun afternoon. It could be windy and cool on top so dress appropriately. The trail is not well marked in some places so pay attention to the cairns. Due to some steep sections it can be tricky. If you are afraid of heights than you’ll be challenged walking on the sections with long drop offs.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2018
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Ptripping wrote a review Jun 2018
31 contributions13 helpful votes
Walking along cliff where Traumantana mountains drop into the ocean is breathtaking. Once you ascend you can amble along the edge peering below to the blue ocean.
Read more
Date of experience: June 2018
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Previous