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Castell d Alaro

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Address: Alaro, Majorca, Spain

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Super nice hike

I visited Castelld Alaro this January with my sister, we were not at all prepared for the hike :)) Someone suggested that we go see this place, we thought we are just going to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Csilla K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Castelld Alaro this January with my sister, we were not at all prepared for the hike :)) Someone suggested that we go see this place, we thought we are just going to drive up there and that's about it. The drive itself is very adventurous with a super tiny, narrow road what is constantly turning 180 degrees if... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

We were there fortunately in December. The "adventure" starts already with the drive to the starting point the sheep farm. Shift down to the first gear although it is a rental car because the road is in a condition that you assume you are on the wrong way. The view during the ride up the mountain is incredible and due... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We had a great morning hike to the castle followed by lunch back down at Es Verger. We drove the restaurant on the hair-raising switchbacks to the restaurant, then hiked the rest of the way to the castle. I was a bit embarrassed to have driven any of it in retrospect. Should have walked from town.

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1 Thank Joe T
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The other reviewers are right - it's a curving, narrow drive up to the Restaurante Es Verger, where they don't seem to mind if you park, and then an hour's walk up to the castle, but (if you are wearing good boots) the experience is phenomenal. Pack snacks, pack WATER, and remember that the restaurant doesn't take credit cards (you'll... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

As walks go it's ok, but there are many better on the island and there's not much to see of the castle.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Walked to the Castell from Alaro with a stop en-route for a beer at Es Verger! The view from the summit is beautiful

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Waterlooville, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I've given this 5 stars simply for the views as the trip to the castle without the views wouldn't in my opinion, be worth it as there's not much of it left really. We drove to the car park at Es Verger (the famous restaurant) which was the first challenge as it was potholed and twisty, and scary when we... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Climbed up from the Restaurent "es verger' car park . Book in advance if your planning lunch The smell of The Roasting lamb will drive you insane if you dont...The climb is medium but with the Sun beating down its harder than one might think.. we did it to the summit and cafe in about 100 minutes and that was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Visited again this place and hiked up. It was May so not too hot assume in summer time you must be early. On top a small hostel which serves coffee and some other beverages. The hike is realy rewarding, the views are magnificent. When we visited it wasn't so crowded.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Not very strenous but with over 33 degres, it was quite a tough one. However I would recommend this to anyone. The views from up there are unbelievable!

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