Alaró is a quiet interior town located in the western part of Majorca, in a valley south of the Sierra de Tramontana. It’s a not-so-crowded destination of tourism as other more known on the island, but certainly worth visiting it during your holidays in Majorca.

 

The town of Alaró

You are visiting a beautiful village of narrow stone streets full of history. Here you can have a pleasant walk, enjoying an ice cream from the popular ice cream shop in the main square of the town.  Alaró is located only half an hour drive from Pollensa, so it will be easy to reach it from our villa in Majorca. The town is also a popular area to practice cycling, due to the proximity of the Sierra de Tramontana.

But without any doubt, the star attraction in the area is a visit to the ruins of the castle of Alaró, a must-see, especially for those seeking to enjoy the outdoor activities during their trip to Majorca.

 

The Castle

The Castle of Alaró is located at the summit of a mountain, the Puig d’ Alaró, with a hight of more than 820 m. The difficulty to access to it, made it becoming a virtually impregnable Castle. It is a rock Castle which begins to be recorded in the year 902, based on writings during the Muslim invasion. The roquero denomination is due to the fact that it was constructed in communion with the natural orography of the mountain, making use of the form of the rock.

 

To ascend to the castle a route exists perfectly signposted and suitable for all, if we gain access for the route of less difficulty.

A few brief previous advices to prepare the ascension:

-It is recommended to rise in a clear day, so you can enjoy the view in all its magnificence.

-Wear shoes and comfortable clothes. Footwear that are closed, no flip flops, since the pebbles of the trail can be slippery.

-Calculate one day for the excursion, but if you want to, there is the option to spend the night in a small hostelry, with accommodtion for up to 30 guests in collective dormitories, located on the top next to the ruins of the Castle.

 

If you won’t be eating in the restaurant which is halfway, it is recommended to take food from your holiday home in Majorca. Since the castle is located in an isolated area. The guesthouse also has a cafeteria with a  limited offer but in which you can enjoy typical products of Majorca as the ”pa amb oli” while sitting at tables outside, enjoying the scenery.

 

What does this excursion proposal look like to you?