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“Stunning views from walled mountian top retreat”
Review of Castell d Alaro

Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Alaro
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

At approximately 800 metres high you can watch the planes descend underneath you into Palma airport from the top. Although the castle is ruined refreshments are available at the summit which includes a small chapel. Make sure to check the views in all directions with the cliff drop on the Northern side breath taking. I thoroughly recommend driving to Es Verger, but is not for the nervous first time mountain driver. The paths are a combination of rough road and stone paving and surprisingly is a round trip of 2 hours. Give it go!!

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

It is wonderful to hike up the mountain. Coming from Alaro, park your car either at the bottom at the agriturismo and hike uphill for two hours, or park at the rustic restaurant Es Verger, for a one hour climb uphill. Wear good shoes, the terrain is rough. The Alaro Castle is a ruin, but you have fantastic views to both sides of the island. On the way down, eat succulent barbecued lamb at El Verger, you've earned it!

1  Thank Annemieke A
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

My wife and I climbed the fairly easy path from the Orient - Alaro road near the Hermitage hotel, first through woods then up a ridge. Super walk. A real highlight for us, with view-issimo. One can also drive part-way up from Alaro, reaching an inn.

1  Thank RobinWilts
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Stunning scenery and views abound during the hillside walk up to Castell d’Alaro, which is a ruined castle, with a chapel and outbuildings recently converted to provide overnight accommodation for long distance hikers. The easiest option is to drive from Alaro following signposts for "Castillo", and to park near to the farmhouse restaurant "Es Verger". This offers the added attraction of one of the most succulent lamb lunches we have ever tasted. The family run business use local produce (and the sheep stand outside the entrance), and the lamb is slow-cooked in San Miguel beer in the old wood-fired bread oven for several hours. It is served in a rustic fashion with potatoes and salad. The walk to the castle winds up the mountain, and is roughly paved in the parts where the donkeys carry provisions up the mountain. It is a gentle gradient, but in parts one has to clamber over boulders so the walk would really only suit those who are physically able.

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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Be prepared for a twisty drive from Alaro up to Es Verger restaurant. Walk from here to get super views from the Castell.

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