Dígame - The Mallorca Guide

Wednesday 22 Sep 2010
Guell Lluc Walk

The Güell Lluc walk is a march which is held every year on the first Saturday of August and its one of the events that enjoys significant popularity across the Balearic Islands. The March des Güell a peu Lluc is not known only in Mallorca, but also in parts of the peninsula and abroad. Each year many travel groups to participate. Although usually arouses special interest in young people can participate in the event for people of all ages.

The march has been going over 38 years and the 47 Km route takes in a number of Mallorca´s municipalities such as Marratxí, Santa Maria del Camí, Consell, Binissalem, Lloseta plus others. The walk normally begins at 11 pm on the first Saturday of August in the plaza Güell, in the old location bar Güell.

The Lluch Monastery is located in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana, so the climb up to Lluc usually lasts between 8 to 13 hours, depending on the speed of the walkers.  Approximately half of the road is flat and the other is uphill, getting gradually steeper as it approaches the monastery. All of the route is via a paved road though. Last year, there were about 8,000 walkers, of which about 5,000 managed the whole distance.

Throughout the walk there will be provisioning stops where walkers can take on water of fruit to ensure that they keep their strength up.

Points of provisioning:

Santa Maria (Water) - Binissalem (Fruit) - Lloseta (Water) - Biniamar (Water) - Selva (Fruit) - Caimari (Water) - Monolit. Lluc road. (Water) - It Barreca (Water)

You can register to take part in the walk at the Coke Cola booth from July 15 in front of the Sa Nostra de Güell.

Buses will be provided to get walkers back from Lluc to Inca and Inca to Palma will return by train.

Photo provided by MallorcaPhotoBlog.

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