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Route 13

Sant Francesc – Es Mal Pas

Bicycle

30 min.

Walk

45 min.

Distance

2,8 Km.

Unevenness

4 m.

Difficulty

Easy

Starting in the town of Sant Francesc Xavier, head for Es Mal Pas along a tarmac road which is nevertheless still reminiscent of older roads. It is narrow, uneven and largely flanked by dry stone walls, dotted on both sides by traditional houses with small kitchen gardens and farmland. At the start and at the end of the road, just before you reach the forested area, there are fig and carob trees whose leafy branches provide shade for the local cattle. This is something you will only see on this island, and it is interesting to see how these trees are used like small organic buildings.

Just before you reach the end of your journey you’ll find yourself in an area with pine trees that provide some welcome shade on hot days. The Migjorn beach is your destination, a long stretch of sand where you’ll find peaceful places to rest even during the high season. Because the east wind is more prevalent during summertime, the south coast tends to be more sheltered. You’ll find typical beach restaurants everywhere, serving local rice and fish-based dishes, as well as some legendary beach bars or ‘chiringuitos’. It’s no surprise that this is a favourite haunt for local residents.

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