La Trapa

La Trapa, one of the gnarliest roads in Mallorca

La Trapa is an ancient monastery located on the south-west coast of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands of Spain. If you're afraid of heights, it's probably best to keep your eyes forward.

Located in Sant Josep valley, on the southwestern side of the Tramuntana mountains, the unpaved road to the abandoned monastery in the mountains is very winding. The monastery was abandoned in 1820. Only 4x4 vehicles with high clearance. The route is dangerous. Not recommended to newbies. Along the way you’ll have to deal with some scary drop offs. The road is closed to private vehicles, blocked by a barrier.

Starting from the paved MA-1030 Road, the drive over the rugged west coast of Mallorca is 4.8 km long. The drive is spectacular, with stunning views of the coastline and Sa Dragonera island. The road has some narrow parts, impassable for 2 medium cars. Not recommended if you don't know how to reverse. 

The winding gravel road is very steep, climbing up to Coll de ses Animes, a mountain pass at 359m above the sea level, with multiple hairpin turns. The first 4.0km are very steep, averaging a brutal 10%.
Pic: Lars Frahm

 

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