Puig des Tossals Verds (1118 m) is a peak in the central Tramuntana Mountains on the Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain.
A fantastic circuit trail widely loops around Puig des Tossals Verds, following the GR 221 Dry Stone Route almost the whole way. This day hike starts at the Cúber Reservoir, along the scenic Ma-10 road.
We loved this trail because it’s scenically varied. The trail meanders between beautiful limestone mountains, above narrow gorges, through olive groves and oak forests, and along a long water canal.
Additionally, we enjoyed this route, because it’s very easy to follow. The whole Tossals Verds hike is signed and consistently waymarked. There’s absolutely no confusion about where to go.
In terms of difficulty, we’d say this is a moderate trail. The path is at times very rocky and uneven, which can be difficult if you’re not hiking in limestone terrain on a consistent basis. The elevation gain and loss is well distributed throughout. Aside from the initial ascent, it’s unlikely that you’ll feel winded.
Hiking the Puig des Tossals Verds Circuit Trail, Mallorca
- Trailhead: Cúber Reservoir Car Park. Exact Location: Google Maps
- Distance: 11.4 km circuit
- Time Needed: 4:30 hours
- Elevation Gain/Loss: 511 meters
- Difficulty: Moderate – Moderately Difficult
- Minimum Elevation: 524 m
- Maximum Elevation: 895 m
- When to Hike: Spring or Fall
- Where to Stay in Fornalutx: Can Pera Accommodation – TI (midrange), or Hotel Apartament Sa Tanqueta De Fornalutx (luxury)
- Where to Stay in Sóller: Hostel Sóller – Albergue Juvenil (budget), Hotel El Guía (midrange), Ecocirer Healthy Stay (vegan boutique B&B), or Finca Ca’s Curial – Agroturismo – Adults Only (luxury)
- Recommended Hiking Guidebook: Mallorca Rother Walking Guideor Mountain Walking in Mallorca: 50 routes in Mallorca’s Tramuntana
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Tossals Verds Hiking Map
Where to Start the Tossals Verds Loop Hike
Cúber Reservoir is located along the Ma-10 road, 20 kilometers east of Sóller.
There are several free car parks along the road near the reservoir.
There’s also a bus stop directly at the trailhead.
Please consult Tib.org for bus timetables.
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Puig des Tossals Verds Circuit Trail Description
Cúber to Coll de sa Coma des Ases (20 minutes)
The Tossals Verds loop trail doesn’t lead to the shores of the reservoir. You can detour to the reservoir before, or after the hike.
We parked in the upper car park, above the bus stop. Locate the GR 221 signs in the direction of Pas Llis and Refugi des Tossals Verds.
Step over the stile and follow the path, parallel to the road, for about one minute. At the next signed trail intersection, turn left in the direction of GR 221 Pas Llis, signed 1 hour 50 minutes.
This path ascends along a series of switchbacks to Coll de sa Coma des Ases saddle (903 meters).
As you gain elevation, you’ll see both the Cúber and Gorg Blau Reservoirs. It’s also easy to spot Puig Major (1436 m), Mallorca’s highest mountain, because it’s crowned with a radar station.
When you reach the ridge, follow the stone wall until there’s a gap in the wall. This is the Coll de sa Coma des Ases.
Coll de sa Coma des Ases to Pas Llis (1:20 hours)
Step through the stone wall and head south downhill. The GR 221 path is clearly etched across the wide-open landscape below.
The flat-topped mountain straight ahead is Puig de s’Alcadena and to the right is Puig d’Alaró.
The trail steadily descends the high valley towards the Torrent d’Almedra (also spelled Torrent d’Almadrà) stream.
As you near the craggy walls flanking Torrent d’Almadrà, the path gets increasingly rocky.
The trail dips below the treeline and clings to the mountainside. Soon you’ll reach a secured passage, which aids you up across the rocky step of Pas Llis (640 m).
Pas Llis to Refugio Tossal Verds (50 minutes)
After the pass, the trail leads southeast away from Torrent d’Almadra.
The undulating path traverses rocky limestone terrain and some boulders.
After about 40 minutes, the trail enters a beautiful olive grove. The path twists down the terraced grove and then makes a counter-ascent to the other side of the valley.
At the signed intersection, turn right in the direction of Refugi Tossals Verds. A cobbled path lined with a wooden railing guides you over a ridge and down to the stone refuge.
Refugi Tossals Verds is a managed refuge, situated at the foot of the Tossals Verds massif. They start serving lunch at 1:30 pm. If you arrive earlier, you can only order hot and cold drinks. Bring cash. There are some inviting picnic tables just outside the refuge.
Refugi Tossals Verds to Ses Cases Velles Saddle (30 minutes)
From the refuge, follow the GR 221 signs in the direction of Ses Casses Velles.
The path picks up behind the refuge and steadily ascends through more olive trees.
After 7 minutes, the trail divides. Bear right, staying on the GR 221 trail in the direction of Ses Casses Valles and Font des Noguer.
Following a mostly level path, the trail steers you northeast, above a narrow valley.
At the wide Ses Cases Velles (707 m) saddle, the two trails from Refugi de Tossals Verds converge.
Ses Cases Velles Saddle to Coll des Coloms (50 minutes)
Follow signs to Font des Prat and Cúber.
The circuit trail, now relatively flat, steers you towards the stream bed of Torrent des Prat.
Cross the stream using the sturdy stone pillars. Shortly thereafter, cross the stream again along the plank bridge.
The path leads away from the stream. At the next trail junction, head left in the direction of Font des Noguer and Cúber, signed 1 hour 6 minutes.
Follow the forest trail for another 7 minutes to Coll des Coloms Pass. This is where the ascent route to Puig des Tossals Verds (1118 m) begins.
Coll des Coloms to Cúber (50 minutes)
The trail descends gently through a holm oak forest. You’ll cross a stone wall and then walk over the Canal des Embassaments via a concrete pathway.
A very comfortable walking path runs parallel to the water canal all the way back to the parking lot at Cúber Reservoir.
The views of Puig Major and the Embassament de Gorg Blau are very impressive.
The final leg of the Tossals Verds circuit trail is flat, easy and enjoyable.
Where to Stay near Cúber Reservoir
Fornalutx is a mountain village nestled in the Serra de Tramuntana range. It’s located just off the scenic Ma-10 road in Sóller Valley. The village charms with its traditional stone buildings, narrow cobbled streets, and gorgeous mountain backdrop. During the day, the main square, Plaça d’España, is teeming with cyclists, hikers and other visitors. Though small, Fornalutx boasts a nice collection of eateries including Restaurant Café Med, Calzone Pizzeria, and molón.
Midrange | Can Pera Accommodation – TI (2 Nights Minimum Stay) is a cozy guesthouse in Fornalutx offering a shared kitchen, garden and swimming pool. Guests rave about the hospitality and the gorgeous setting.
Luxury | Hotel Apartament Sa Tanqueta De Fornalutx is an adults-only aparthotel in the idyllic village of Fornalutx in the Tramuntana Mountains. Surrounded by olive and orange trees, this countryside retreat offers air-conditioned apartments with living rooms and kitchenettes. Guests have access to a shared saltwater outdoor pool and free private parking.
Sóller is located in a bowl-shaped valley in the central Tramuntana Mountains. It’s the ultimate base for hiking in Mallorca. During your stay, we recommend prioritizing the Barranc de Biniaraix – Cornador Gran peak hike, Puig des Tossals Verds circuit trail, and Cúber to Puig de l’Ofre peak hike.
Sóller is situated 3 km inland from the coast and Port de Sóller, which means that the coast is just a short drive, or bus ride away.
Beyond its fantastic location, Sóller is a delightful and vibrant town with no shortage of cafés, gelaterias, restaurants, bars, and shops.
Hotel on-site parking is rare. We recommend reaching out to your accommodation in advance to inquire about parking. Some hotels offer paid parking in a location nearby. A lot of people park on the main road ma-11, just outside town, and walk in. The estate hotels outside of town have on-site parking.
Budget | Hostel Sóller – Albergue Juvenil is a charming and clean hostel and bar in Sóller perfect for trekkers and backpackers. Double rooms and dormitory beds are available. Breakfast available (7 EUR). Note: if you’re staying in the dormitory rooms, you can either sleep in your own sleeping bag or rent sheets for 5 EUR.
Midrange | Hotel El Guía is a small (24 rooms), traditional Mallorcan hotel and restaurant set in the old town of Sóller, a short walk to Plaça de sa Constitució Square. It’s possible to book a parking space (10 EUR/day) in advance.
Midrange | Ca’n Abril is a cheerful, family-run guesthouse in Sóller. This top-rated accommodation stands out with its central location, kind and personable service, and the plentiful and generous breakfast, served in the local bakery. They offer paid parking in a nearby car park on a first come, first served basis
Midrange-Luxury | Designed with imagination and great attention to detail, the family-run Ecocirer Healthy Stay is an intimate boutique hotel with six rooms in Sóller. A nutritious, homemade, vegan and vegetarian-friendly breakfast is served daily. Private parking is available nearby with reservation (8 EUR/day).
Luxury | Finca Ca’s Curial – Agroturismo – Adults Only is an estate hotel surrounded by citrus groves just outside the town center of Sóller. Guests love the secluded location, extensive grounds, spacious rooms, swimming pool and poolside honesty bar. Breakfast is included and on-site parking is free.
Luxury | Owned by the same family for 750 years, Finca Cas Sant is a historic estate in Sóller, set on gorgeous grounds, walking distance to the old town of Sóller. Finca Cas Sant offers 13 rooms and suites, two seasonal swimming pools, and free parking.
Mallorca Hiking Essentials
- Hiking Backpack: Osprey Tempest 30 Women’s Backpack / Osprey Talon 33 Men’s Backpack
- Grade B/C high-cut hiking boots: Meindl Schuhe Island Lady (Kati’s Boots), Women’s Hanwag Tatra II GTX (Sabrina’s Boots), Men’s Hanwag Tatra II GTX (men’s equivalent)
- Hiking Poles (Optional): Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles
- Polarized, CAT 4 Sunglasses: Julbo Shield Mountain Sunglasses
- Camera Body: Sony Alpha a6400
- Mid-range Zoom Lens: Sony Vario-Tessar 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS ZEISS
- Wide angle Zoom Lens: Sony – E 10-18mm F4 OSS Wide-angle Zoom Lens
- Backpack Camera Clip: Peak Design Camera Clip
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