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Massanella
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Massanella

 
Massanella

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Mallorca, Spain, Europe

Lat/Lon: 39.84018°N / 2.92236°E

Object Title: Massanella

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Scrambling

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 4435 ft / 1352 m

 

Page By: Xim

Created/Edited: Feb 20, 2002 / May 4, 2006

Object ID: 150864

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Page Score: 77.1%  - 10 Votes 

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Overview

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The Massanella is probably the most interesting mountain hike in Mallorca. Although it is very "civilized" in its lower parts, the tour offers a big variety of walking conditions and is in spite of its length never dull. As Puig Major is not open to public, the Massanella offers also the best view available on the island and, due to its height, quite some snow during wintertime.
Apart from the peak tourist seasons, it is a tour which can be enjoyed alone. The normal route requires only very little climbing and will usually take 3,5h return.

Getting There

At the intersection C710-PM223 follow the latter hundred metres towards Inca to the gas station. Walk on over the bridge an leave the PM223 at the big gate on your right (signpost "Caimari"). Follow the road and after 5min you come to an intersection where you have to turn right sharply (wooden sign on a tree "Massanella"). Walk on until you come to a closed gate, where probably the land owner is already waiting for you to charge a fee "to preserve the wilderness", approximately 4 euros. Now follow the road and watch out for arrows and other markings at a small intersection: take the left road and follow the red markings, sometimes the road will be shortcut by small trails. Finally you will reach a broad saddle, the Coll de Coma Freda (1.030m) with two stone signs indicating the directions to Mancor, Lluc and Puig. Follow the latter to the right up the mountain side.

Red Tape

The land owner will usually charge a fee of approximately 4 euros per person. Apart from this, no permits are required.

When To Climb

September-May, avoid the hot summer months.

Camping

Free-camping is generally not allowed, as almost all the land is privately owned. The land owner might allow overnight camping if he is asked friendly.

There is a camping site at the area of nearby Sanctuary of Lluc.
The sanctuary also provides small rooms ("pilgrim cells") for overnight stay at a moderate price.

Mountain Conditions

The right clothing provided, the mountain can be accessed in any weather condition.

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Peter HoddInteractive map

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the pins on the interactive map show the double summit of Tomir. Massanella is the west side of the Lluc valley- the two prominent summit ridges show up very clearly.
Posted Feb 2, 2007 8:27 pm
rufusMassanella coordinates

rufus

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in the header are wrong. The ones you have given brings you very close to Tomir.

For Massanella should be approx: Lat 39.806, Lon 2.853
Posted Jul 8, 2007 1:26 pm
rufusTo the "Getting there" section

rufus

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The altitude of Coll de Coma Freda is about 830m (according to F&B map WKE1 it is: 832m) and not 1030m
Posted Jul 8, 2007 1:31 pm
nikolaiif you get confused by the trail markings

nikolai

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We tried this hike out and despite the incredibly poor trail markings, we ended up at the saddle just north of Massanella (indicated with an elevation of 1205 on the map associated with this page)

The summit of Massanella is protected by a 40 meter cliff, but there is still a trail from this side that reaches the top:



continue walking along the trail to the West and keep your eye out for a smaller trail that branches off to the left marked with cairns. This trail heads up to the western corner of the cliffs where there is a more gradual rock slope. This will take you to Puig de seis Basetes, and you can figure out a way to Massanella from there.
Posted Sep 2, 2008 1:15 pm
OujmikTopo for route to summit from the saddle

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ON a recent visit, I went to the summit via the 'hard' route - i.e. up to the saddle point just below the summit and then up the cliff. There is a article on here which describes the scramble, but I'm not sure the picture with it was correct. I have made this annotated topi which I would like to be included on this page.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/oujmik/13402720534/
Posted Mar 25, 2014 8:19 am

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