Atlantis (Sa Pedrera d’Hort)
Gato was born in Atlantis about 4,200 years ago… and that’s a while ago.. this makes Gato an expert regarding the area, he knows every single inch of sand, rock, shrubs and tree’s down the hillside, all the way into the sea, 5 meters deep.
Route: Up, down and back. (triangle)
Location: South West coast (near EsCubells or Cala D’Hort)
Duration: 3,5 to 4,5 hours
Distance: about 6,5 km
Funky notes: I have taken my 2 year old niece, 4 year old nephew and a 76 year old man down to Atlantis before.. if they can do it, you can do it!
Recommended Start times..
Summer (May to Sept):
- 08:00hrs Morning
- 17:30hrs Afternoon
Winter (Oct to April): Anytime you choose (all day)
What to expect?
During our Atlantis adventure hike + swim, expect some mild downhills down dirt and gravel trails with some loose rocks at times, we will go tree surfing (*see photo gallery), and tree climbing, walk barefoot down some beautiful sand dunes from Northern Africa, explore a small cave where a Japanese man has painted a depiction of Brahma in 1976. Once we reach the bottom of Atlantis we will explore some rock carvings, a very old rock quarry and go swimming in a choice of 4 natural sandstone pools or two open bays at the sea of Atlantis. (Cliff diving optional at your own risk, from a 3 meter, 6 meter and 12 meter drops)
What to bring?
During our hikes its always recommended you bring: the most important item is comfortable sport or trekking shoes, (no open toe shoes please, ever), to drink: 1,5 liter of water per person, bring a little snack: a piece of fruit, a granola bar, or a sandwich; a small backpack or comfortable carry bag, bring a small towel, bathing suit (optional) snorkel mask or swim goggles, sun protection in the shape of hats or shawls to cover from the sun. A change of clothes (for some people) Common sense things: personal essentials, any medications, anti-allergy dosages, your favorite hiking gear, etc.