Every year, on a balmy summer night in August, the country roads leading from the capital Palma to Lluc are transformed and the cars replaced by thousands of people walking to the monastery. Even those who manage to keep up a good pace will take about 11 hours to reach Lluc monastery which is 50km away. 10,000 people regularly attempt this journey. How do they all manage it, you may ask? You either have to be a hiking pro, marathon runner or iron-willed or, ideally, all three!
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Despite this, though, you will see young and old, Mallorcans, residents and tourists on the hike, which brings everyone together. Almost everyone who has lived on Mallorca for some time will have attempted Lluc a Peu or at least thought about taking part. And, if you become tired along the way, whilst walking through the beautiful villages such as Santa Maria and Binissalem, coffee, water and fruit is always available.
If you don’t manage the complete path to Lluc you can also jump on one of the many buses that will take you back to Palma. There is also a return shuttle from Lluc to Palma. It is, however, recommended that you get someone to pick you up by car as it can take a long time for an available bus to arrive. Then, finally, at perhaps 10.00 am the next morning, you will fall into bed feeling as relaxed as you’ve not felt in years.
More Activities on Mallorca
You’ll never run out of things to do on Mallorca! Here we give you ideas for everything from cultural and outdoor activities to sports and water fun.