Cova Tancada

This medium difficult 1.9 miles route, with an elevation gain and loss of 800 feet, brings us to "Cova Tancada", a big stalactites and stalagmites cave at the Alcudia peninsula. You can combine this excursion with the route to Playa Coll Baix which has the same starting point.
The way is mostly easy, but the last part is a very strong descent, not suitable for people with vertigo, where the use of hands and feet will be necessary. To explore the cave, you will need a flashlight, or better a headlamp to keep your hands free.

assignment_late medium schedule 1:45 h transfer_within_a_station 1.9 mi vertical_align_bottom 16 ft vertical_align_top 459 ft trending_up 804 ft

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Route

start

Start

We start the excursion near to the refugio del Coll Baix, coordinates 39.8545709, 3.1807557 (directions). You can park here easily leaving the car out of the road.


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Trail crossing

Depending on where you have parked, you have to walk to the beginning of the trail, which has a chain barrier. You follow this path 0.3 miles, with a moderate elevation, gaining 200 feet. Shortly after the climb you reach the crossing, where you have to take the trail at the left.

crossing way to Cova Tancada

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View to Aucanada Island

After about 0.2 miles following this trail, with a slight uphill slope, you will have the first sights to the Alcudia Bay and the Aucanada Island with its lighthouse.

Views on the way to Cova Tancada

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Descent to the cave

After following the even path 0.1 miles, you reach the beginning of the strong descent to the cave. You have to climb down, with an elevation loss of 395 feet, until nearly reaching the sea level. In the most complicated parts, you will find poles or chains to make it easier.

Descent to Cova Tancada

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Sa Cova Tancada

A few feet above the sea level, you will spot the entrance to the cave to the left. There is no natural light in the cave, so you will have to use your flashlight or headlamp. There is a lot of humidity in the cave making it easy to slip, so it's always better to use a headlamp and keep the hands free. Also, be careful to not knock your head against the ceiling. The cave a narrow corridor which you have to follow until the end, where you will find a huge cavity which is worth seeing.

Entrance Cova Tancada

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Return

You return on the same way. Be careful finding your way out of the cave, you could enter a dead end if you don't pay attention.

Return


Photos

Crossing way to Cova Tancada
Views to Alcanada Island and its Lighthouse
Descent to Cova Tancada
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Cova Tancada sea view
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