Bunyola

Bunyola is a small town housing just under 6,000 residents. It is located on the southern foot of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range, to the north west of Majorca. The town of Bunyola itself is quite small and traditionally Majorcan in appearance, with a picturesque town square perfect for lazy afternoon coffee.

Directions: Carretera Palma-Sóller (Ma-11) Km. 17-18 (between the Restaurant Ses Porxeres and the Tunnel of Soller)
Telephone:
+34 971613123

Visiting Hours:
From 1st of April to 31st of October: Monday to Saturday - 09:30 to 18:30
From 1st of November to 31st of March: Monday to Friday - 09:30 to 17:30, and Saturday -09:30 to 13:00.

The gardens of Jardins d'Alfàbia, are placed at the end of Bunyola in a valley in the southwest of the Tramuntana mountain range, under the Coll de Sóller. Their location in the centre of Majorca has given them a romanticism, personality and character that only the passing of time can achieve.

Duration:  2 hours 15 min.

Directions: Carretera Ma11 Palma-Sóller.

Visiting Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00

Price: free

The house and gardens of Raixa have Arabian origins. With the abundance of water and the fertility of territories of this privileged place, the Moors founded the Araixa farmhouse here during their time in Majorca, from where the present name of the property comes.

There are a number of theories with regards the origin of the name 'Bunyola'. The three most popular are that it originates from the Latin word 'balneola', roughly translating to 'small baths' or that the name originates from the Latin for 'small vineyard' - 'vineola'. The final option relates to the arabic 'bunyan' meaning 'stone construction'.

This stretch of the Palma to Santa Maria cycle route covers approximately 10.5KM, uphill for the most part. The journey takes you from 200 meters above sea level at Bunyola to 525 meters at its peak, Coll d'Honor. There are some great views into the valleys of Majorca on the way. From the peak there is a descent of approximately 4KM into the village of Orient.

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