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“Not easy to find but definitely worth it!”
Review of The Archduke Way

The Archduke Way
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Valldemossa
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We decided to go for a hike in Valldemossa after reading so many great reviews about it. However, after asking about the hike in the tourist office (not a very helpful person in the office by the way), we were told the route was closed because local farmers did not want people on their land and we were guided towards an alternative route. However, we did not have a map for the hike nor did the office have one to sell or even provide us with any useful information. We decided to try our luck anyway and ended up climbing up a mountain in a forest in 90 degrees. Obviously we were completely lost but luckily we refused to give up and found onto a path eventually. In the end it turned out that we were on the Arcduke Way and there were many other hikers so not sure about it being closed.

The views from the top are awesome and definitely worth getting lost along the way. We decided to hike to Deia rather than return to Valldemossa and finding the little path to Deia was the most difficult thing but we found it eventually. The hike down in the forest to Deia is very strenuous, tough on knees and bit adventurous as the path is rather close to the cliffs but it was a lovely hike otherwise.

4  Thank Lilliethe
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

the only thing that I don't like about this walk is that if you want to carry on to Puig de Teix the route to the summit has been blocked!
still there are a couple of good routes around the Archduke Way so enjoy

1  Thank artsman
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

Do not miss the Archiduke way. It is not easy to find. But you, that are a semi expert walker in the forest (not recommended for beguinners) will find the way. Do not go without walking shoes. It is not affordable to go with filp-flaps or beach shoes. It is a mountain climbing walk. The views of Mallorca north coast and mountains is unbeatable.

Thank Fab634
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Challenging, beautiful and worth every hairpin bend and crazy coach driver coming in the other direction. This stretch of road leads to some areas of real delight.

Thank Hope99_10
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

Spectacular hike on superbly engineered carriage path from the 17th century, running to the tops of high peaks and along the vey edge of 1,500 foot sheet drops with the Mediterranean 2,700 feet below.

4  Thank Heikermeister
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