Teix is one of the highest mountains on
Mallorca. On the way to the top we pass historic scenes and a "ice
factory" from the middle age, but we fail to find the legendary
"chair of king Sances"
This walk is 4-5 Km,up and
back. It will
take 4 hours. The path is easy to follow the first kilometers. Then you
are on a narrow track. Look around frequently, so you can find your way
back. There is a danger of clouds rolling over
the mountains from the sea, creating a mist, where you may loose
orientation. Do not leave the track unless you have the means for cross
country navigation, and experience. As you walk 500 meters up,
this trip is not suited for the hot summer months. Spring and autumn is
the best time. It can be very windy here, and the chill factor
significant. However it is worth it. The views are splendid. This trip
is a classic.
There are more routes to "Del Teix" coming from the
On Coll del Soller there are two restaurants. 1 small family owned
place, the other more exclusive, overlooking the valley to the
casa del Rey SanÁ: Dating back 700 years. Used by the king
for hunting and also as a place to get away from the summer heat, as he
was suffering from astma.
casa de neu del Teix: Here there is a deposit for snow collecting.
It was then sold during the summer. Measuring 15 x 7 meters and 5
meters deep. First documented in year 1636.
silla del Rei en Jaume: According to the legend, a stone chair was
build for the king on the top of "Teix". However nothing is
left, and the story never proved.
This route is now closed. Use the route starting from Valldemossa.
Guide and map suitable for this trip :
walk. Danger of suddenly bad visibility as well as low
temperatures and high winds. Snow and frost can occur in