Thanks to K42 you’re going to discover some of the most impressive places in Mallorca. The Sierra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO world heritage site and the coastline of Mallorca. K42 Mallorca and K21 Mallorca enable you to see Mallorca at its natural best while doing what you love: Trail RunningK42 TEAM
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K42 Mallorca and K21 Mallorca are held in the municipality of Calvià in the Finca Pública d’es Galatzó, starting inside the Finca Pública d’es Galatzó and finishing at sea level at Paguera Beach. The route scales two peaks of 1000 metres and ends at sea level, at elevation 0.
The Finca Pública d’es Galatzó is a rustic country estate located in the north of the Municipality of Calvià, more specifically in the vicinity of Es Capdellà in an area called Galatzó (Calvià, Balearic Islands). The estate is bordered by the municipalities of Puigpunyent, Estellenç and Andratx.
The Finca d’es Galatzó has a registered surface area of 1,401ha and 35 a (14,013.5m2 or 1,972.9 quarterades – an old Mallorquín land measurement) and is one of the largest country estates in the Balearic Islands. Its land accounts for approximately 10% of the total area of the municipality of Calvià.
The estate is accessed by the road that connects Es Capdellà with Galilea (Ma-1032), from a turning on the left just two kilometres after leaving Es Capdellà, before crossing a bridge and entering a wooded area. The turning is signposted and, following a dirt track, you arrive at a large stone arch that marks the entrance to the estate.
The event takes place in the Sierra de Tramuntana. The Sierra de Tramuntana was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the Cultural Landscape category. This marks recognition by the international community of the almost perfect symbiosis of human actions with nature that over centuries have resulted in a monumental human achievement that combines culture, tradition, aesthetics, spirituality and identity.
The Sierra de Tramuntana extends throughout the northwest of Mallorca, some 90km, with a maximum width of 15km, and covers the territory of 18 municipalities – the biggest being Calvià, Pollença and Escorca – which combined account for almost 30% of the island and more than 1,000km2. Around 8,000 people live in the core areas but the buffer population is about 40,000. There are several peaks of over 1,000m, the main ones being Puig Major (1,443m), Puig de Massanella (1,348m), the Sierra d’Alfàbia (1,069m), es Teix (1,064) and Galatzó (1,026m).
The cultural landscape of the Sierra is formed of roads, terraces, stone walls and other traditional dry stone constructions – a human footprint that in this case has not destroyed nature but worked in harmony with her to create a very special place in the world. The area’s hydraulic heritage is also exceptional and is a result of the ingenuity required to make the most of water on an island of long and dry summers. Dotted throughout the mountains are impressive possessions, previously very productive and self-sufficient farm dwellings, and a remnant of the Christian territorial division of the 8th century. The Arab threat depleted the coast for centuries and forced the construction of a coastal surveillance network to alert towns to the arrival of enemy ships, by way of towers, watchtowers and two rock castles. With regard to religious heritage, the Sanctuary of Lluc, a place of pilgrimage and a cultural symbol of Mallorca, deserves a special mention.
Every year, thousands of people come here to enjoy a holiday by the sea, to be at the beach, sun-bathe and do water sports. The municipality of Calvià has 54 kilometres of coastline, making it one of the most beautiful coastal areas of the Mediterranean. We invite you to visit some of our local attractions, awarded the Blue Flag by the European Union due to their very high standards.
Playa Palmira This is Paguera’s biggest beach. It is located next to Torà beach, separated by a small headland. From the beach you can see the islets of Malgrat. The name Palmira comes from the first house that was constructed here in 1800 by Enrique Waring who wanted to pay homage to the Syrian city of Palmira. Thanks to its attributes the beach has been awarded the Blue Flag, which the European Union awards beaches of the highest standards.
Playa Torá Located between Palmira beach and Romana beach. It owes its name to the existence of an old possession (farm dwelling) here whose name, “Torah”, comes from Hebrew and means “the law”. The entrance to the beach can be found on the Torà promenade (paseo marítimo). The beach is of such a high standard it has been given a Blue Flag, as awarded by the European Union each year.
Playa La Romana Located in the most easterly part of Paguera. It preserves the name of the former owners of the area, the Marquis of the Romana. It is the smallest beach in the area and is also known by the nickname ‘beach of the Dead’ (playa dels Morts) because prehistoric human remains were found here. It is also where King Pedro IV of Aragón’s troops landed in 1343 when he began his conquest of the kingdom of Mallorca at the behest of his brother-in-law, Jaume III.
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