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17 February, 2000

Fuente Garrover path

Distance: 2,4 km

This excursion starts in the Mancor de la Vall location, in the Sierra de Tramontana’s north-eastern slope. It must be warned that, given the private ownership of the last leg of the excursion, the visit must be previously agreed on with the owner of Olis de Sa Font Garrover (Tel. 687 474 187).

From Mancor we must take the road that goes up towards the Santa Lucia oratory. At some four hundred metres upon leaving the location, once the cemetery has been left behind, we take a paved path that we find on the left hand side and is sign posted as “Camí de Sa Font Garrover”. For a little less than two kilometres, along the steeply sloping pedestrian track, we can observe some sublime examples of Mallorcan Olive trees.

Without coming out of the main route we can arrive at a metallic gap that , as always, we will leave closed after passing by. Furthermore – still going upwards – on the left hand side we can see a beautiful olive grove. Some two hundred metres ahead we find a confluence of paths which we will go down to the left. And, fifty metres afterwards, the gap that acts as an entrance to the Garrover fountain. Here the pathway descends some few hundred metres, with successive gaps in order to reach the houses, up to the end of the valley.

In the Garrover fountain, the Campins family has a small oil press in which, one winter after another, they manufacture a tasty Mallorcan oil from olives of the same exploitation. Asking the ranch owner to show us the Tanca de s’Atzeroler olive grove is an obligation. It is a place with dozens of thousand years old olive trees in extraordinary shapes: in fact, the painters and photographers that ask the owners for permission to perpetuate some of these trees’ excellence in their works are none too few.

Interesting facts
Price: Free
Duration: 45 min
Difficulty: Dificultat
Means of de transport: on foot
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