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The town of Escorca in Majorca

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Shield of the city of Escorca Mallorca (author Joan M. Borras). Click to enlarge the image.The town of Escorca is an ill-defined scattering of houses, which is best known as the starting point for the descent of the torrent of Pareis.

The common Escorca concentrates the highest peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana.

LocationLocation

Location of the municipality of Escorca Mallorca (author Joan M. Borras). Click to enlarge the image.
Escorca is 26 miles northeast of Sóller.

VisitsVisits

The city of Escorca Mallorca - Tunnel Serra Sa Torrella. Click to enlarge the image.After Sóller, Fornalutx and Mirador de Ses Barques, Ma-10 road crosses the Serra de Son Torella through a tunnel.

The city of Escorca Mallorca - Tunnel Serra Sa Torrella. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).

LakeLake Cúber
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Lake Cúber. Click to enlarge the image.After the tunnel is discovered Blue Throat (Gorg Blau), a barren valley was a place of great beauty until a hydroelectric project fulfills the two lakes of similar pools provided.

The first lake is the Embalse de Cúber, a water unattractive but interesting for its abundant birdlife, including several types of prey. The Cúber Lake is a reservoir located at the foot of the Puig Major and spur Morro de Cúber. One can easily follow the path that goes around the lake, reservoir, around the lake takes two hours away.

The city of Escorca Mallorca - Lakes Cúber and Gorg Blau. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Lake Cúber. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Lake Cúber. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Lake Cúber. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Donkey at Lake Cúber. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The city of Escorca Mallorca - Barrenc of Cúber. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).
LakeLake Gorg Blau
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Lake Gorg Blau. Click to enlarge the image.Associated to the Cúber Lake, Lake Gorg Blau dam supplies water to the city of Palma and its surroundings. The water from these two dams is distributed to the municipalities of the metropolitan area of ​​Palma through the torrent of Almadrá.
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Lake Gorg Blau. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Lake Gorg Blau. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Lake Gorg Blau. Click to enlarge the image.
MountainSerra de Son Torella
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Son Serra de Torrella. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Son Serra de Torrella. Click to enlarge the image.
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Son Serra de Torrella. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Son Serra de Torrella. Click to enlarge the image.
MountainThe Puig Major de Son Torrella
At the bottom of the valley Gorg Blau, the steep sides of the Puig Major is visible. The city of Escorca Mallorca - Puig Major Sa Torrella. Click to enlarge the image.The Puig Major de Son Torrella is the culmination of the island of Majorca (1432 m) and all the Balearic archipelago.

Taking the left side of the road - coming from Sóller - a spectacular trail winds to the top of Puig Major, but stumbles over a fence: the top of Puig Major is indeed a military zone closed to the public, home since 1958 a NATO radar monitoring the entire western Mediterranean and North Africa.

The climb can be done in 2 hours 30 minutes on foot.

MountainThe Serra d'Alfàbia
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Serra Alfàbia near Escorca. Click to enlarge the image.A neighbor peak of Puig Major Son Torrella, the Puig Major de Maçanella (or Massanella) is - therefore - the highest accessible summit of the island (1365 m) and is part of the Serra d'Alfàbia and dominates the valley Gorg Blau in the east.
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Serra Alfàbia near Escorca. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Serra Alfàbia near Escorca. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Serra Alfàbia near Escorca. Click to enlarge the image.
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Serra Alfàbia near Escorca. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Serra Alfàbia near Escorca. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Serra Alfàbia near Escorca. Click to enlarge the image.
MonasteryThe Monastery of Our Lady of Lluc (Monestir de Nostra Senyora de Lluc)
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Tunnel near Lake Gorg Blau. Click to enlarge the image.After a second tunnel, which crosses the eastern flank of the Puig Major de Son Torrella, the road leads to the village of Escorca, shortly after the tunnel on the left, a spectacular street down to the hamlet of Sa Calobra. After Escorca, another small road on the left leads to the Monastery of Lluc.

Go to Lluc Monastery.

RoadThe road from Escorca and Lluc to Inca
After Escorca on the right, the road Ma-2130 goes down to the plain in the direction of Inca.
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Escorca Lluc Route and Inca. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Escorca Lluc Route and Inca. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Escorca Lluc Route and Inca. Click to enlarge the image.
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Escorca Lluc Route and Inca. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Escorca Lluc Route and Inca. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Escorca Lluc Route and Inca. Click to enlarge the image.
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Road Escorca Lluc and Inca. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The city of Escorca Mallorca - Escorca Lluc Route and Inca. Click to enlarge the image.
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Escorca Lluc Route and Inca. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Escorca Lluc Route and Inca. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Escorca Lluc Route and Inca. Click to enlarge the image.
HikingThe Hiking in the Escorca Region
The city of Escorca Mallorca - Map hike Cúber are Cornadors. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Hiking Map to Lake Cúber. Click to enlarge the image.The city of Escorca Mallorca - Hiking Map of the Morro Almallutx. Click to enlarge the image.

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