Route R1

Cap Ses Salines – Cala Llombards

Location and access

Route of 12,500 meters, which can be started both from Cala Llombards and from the Cap de Ses Salines.

Each one can choose the direction of the route that suits you best, although we recommend walking with the sun on your back, in order to better contemplate the coastal landscape that you will have before your eyes.

Zone description

The route runs through a completely virgin area of impressive beauty, with species of flora and fauna protected at European level.

Its waters are part of a Marine Reserve. Here artisanal fishing is practiced, such as the raor or razorfish. And also diving, which gives strong emotions and great satisfaction.

The land turtles are another value to highlight..


The coast is full of coves and “calons” (Caló des Moro, Cala s’Almonia, Cala Figuereta, Cala Màrmols, Olla des Bastons, Racó de ca na Bàrbara…), small marine cliffs (Punta de Can Barragot, Punta de sa Cresta), caves and other geological and geographical features that will make our tour a constant surprise. Some salt wells and megalithic elements of notable cultural interest are also found along the route. The lighthouse of Cap de Ses Salines hosts a coastal research station, thanks to the agreement signed by the Port Authority and the CSIC in 2003.


Colonia de Sant Jordi – Cap Ses Salines

Location and access

Route of 12,500 meters, which can be started both from Cala Llombards and from the Cap de Ses Salines.

Each one can choose the direction of the route that suits you best, although we recommend walking with the sun on your back, in order to better contemplate the coastal landscape that you will have before your eyes.

Zone description

This beautiful coastal walk, well known and practiced by the people of nearby towns, is one of the nicest routes that can be done on the island of Mallorca.

Whether we want to access beaches and secluded coves or simply wish to enjoy the changing landscape, we can not ignore this route that runs through lands that have been protected by their enormous natural values.


Hreading out of the Colònia de Sant Jordi, we will find beaches and sandy areas of great value, such as Es Dolç or Es Carbó. Later on, we will rich beautiful and lovely places as Cala en Tugores or the Caragol Beach. The views of the numerous coastal islands, some of which conserve important archaeological sites (na Guardis, na Moltona …) will also be pleasant rewards to our small effort.

In the coastal garrigue we will discover butterflies of different colors, endemic warblers and black curlews. In the sea the passage of the seagulls provides a feeling of calm and tranquility.


Colonia de Sant Jordi – Cala Llombards

Location and access

Unlike the other routes, all of them pedestrian paths (except the one that goes to the Cabrera National Park, where you obviously have to take a boat),  this route 3 is designed for bikers. The minimum distance between Colònia de Sant Jordi and Cala Llombards is 16’2 kilometers.

However, the route can be significantly extended with the different variants that appear marked on the map, which run along secondary roads and in some cases, like the cycle route of Cas Perets, conveniently marked.

Zone description

As it is an eminently agro-livestock area, almost all of the roads surrounding it are dominated by this type of landscape.

The rainfed crops, both herbaceous and trees (carob, almond, fig), alternate here and there, with irrigated plots and small forests.


The landscape values, not very different from those of the long ago agricultural Mallorca, give the area its own character. It is generally a dry environment (this part of Mallorca is where it rains least on the whole island).


Salinetes – Colonia de Sant Jordi

This almost circular route begins in the Colònia roads that border the saline ponds of the Salinas de s’Avall.

From there we must leave in the direction of the beach d’es Cotó and, once we reach the coast, go along the entire Colònia de Sant Jordi until we reach the port area, where the proposed route ends.

In total, there are 4,100 meters of coastal and flat route, very suitable for families.


Zone description

It is a route that runs along a rocky and low, irregular coast, with the presence of numerous salients and a small cove with crystal clear waters. Near the coast there is a series of small islets where numerous marine birds rest.

At the beginning of the route we can see the salt ponds and piles of salt piled up, while in the final part we will enjoy the presence of numerous small boats moored to the port.


In salt ponds it is common to see birds, even some flamingos.Once the coast has been reached, we must pay attention to the gulls, cormorants and shearwaters that can fly far from the coast, pushed by the marine winds.


Cap Ses Salines

ocation and access

Esta ruta casi circular comienza en los viales de la Colònia que limitan con los estanques salineros de las Salinas de s’Avall.

Desde allí debemos partir en dirección a la playa d’es Cotó y, una vez alcanzada la costa, ir costeando toda la Colònia de Sant Jordi hasta llegar a la zona portuaria, donde acaba el recorrido propuesto.

En total, son 4.100 metros de recorrido costero y llano, muy adecuado para hacer en familia.

Zone description

Se trata de un recorrido que discurre por costa rocosa y baja, irregular, con presencia de numerosos salientes y alguna pequeña cala de aguas cristalinas. Cerca de la costa hay una serie de pequeños islotes donde descansan numerosas aves marinas.

Al inicio de la ruta podremos contemplar los estanques salineros y los montones de sal apilada, mientras que en la parte final disfrutaremos de la presencia de numerosas pequeñas embarcaciones amarradas al puerto.


En los estanques salineros son frecuentes los chorlitejos, las cigüeñuelas y los tarros blancos, y no será raro observar algún flamenco. Llegados a la costa, debemos prestar atención a las gaviotas de Audouin, a los cormoranes, los charranes e, incluso, a las pardelas que puedan volar lejos de la costa, empujadas per los vientos marinos.

En invierno y en los pasos migratorios, los vuelvepiedras y otros pequeños limícolas patrullan constantemente las rocas salpicadas por las olas.


Es Trenc – Salobrar – Sa Barrala

Location and access

Practically a circular route of 13,500 meters. We can start wherever we want.

Good places to leave the vehicle are the town center of Ses Covetes; the parking (for a fee) that is next to the beach of Trenc or even downtown Colònia de Sant Jordi.

In all cases, and despite the fact that in some sections you can drive on asphalted road, we recommend doing the whole route on foot in order to contemplate the different corners and the great nature.

Zone Description

The beach of Trenc is undoubtedly the most interesting and recognized virgin beach in Mallorca, with extensive sandy beaches, well preserved underwater meadows and green and blue tones.

Behind the dunes dominate the pine forests and the salinas of Salobrar, a visual and loud landscape, due to the large number of birds that congregate there.

After the Salobrar, we enter the agricultural lands of sa Barrala, where wheat and grazing lands dominate.


The Salobrar de Campos area is where most bird species can be seen from the entire southern half of Mallorca. Salinas and brackish ponds are an excellent refuge for large numbers of shorebirds, ducks, flamingos, herons and small birds, especially in the migratory passages. You can also see ospreys and large cormorants.

In the fields of sa Barrala live different and wild species. Finally, in the  Es Trenc dune and sandy pits you can see other birds and many other species that will undoubtedly delight lovers of birds and nature.


Cabrera Island

Highlights in Cabrera

Castle (14th-16th Century)

Museum – Celler

Monument to the French

Sa Cova Blava

Light Houses and little islands

Seabirds colonies

Dolfins and sea turtles

Birds of prey

Balearic lizards


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