Camí de Sa Pujada
Also known as Camino Romano, it was the only access to La Mola for the first inhabitants of Formentera after the repopulation of the 17th century. A walk that offers amazing panoramic views of the island.
Camí de Sa Pujada, Formentera
✅ For centuries the only trail between La Mola and the rest of the island.
✅ Built by the Augustinian friars in the 13th century it is also known as Camino Romano.
✅ It offers spectacular panoramic views of Formentera.
How to reach Camí de Sa Pujada
Like any trail, the Camí de Sa Pujada, also known as the Roman Trail, has a beginning and an end of the journey.
From here we will refer to the lower part as the beginning, and the part of the highest altitude as its final end, although you can walk it in either direction.
The road itself was conceived to connect the port of Es Caló de Sant Agustí with La Mola, but currently it is considered that the road as such begins in the paved section of it.
At kilometer 13.2 there is a dirt road that, attached to the Hotel Entre Pinos, heads into the forest.
Once the end of this section has been reached, a plaque from the Insular Council refers to the beginning of the Camí de Sa Pujada.
The Augustinian monks founded a monastery in La Mola, back in the thirteenth century and it was those who initially opened the way that would allow them access to the sea and the main port of the island, at that time, Es Caló de Sant Agustí, which As you can see, it also makes mention of the ecclesiastical order that they represented.
In the middle of the 18th century, the Camí de Sa Pujada improved substantially as it was paved, simulating Roman roads, and using the labor of slaves or prisoners sentenced to forced labor.
This paving was probably the consequence of the Camí de Sa Pujada also beginning to receive the name of the Roman Road, but in any case, it is neither its name nor dates from that time.
Even today, we live with older people from La Mola with whom to engage in conversations where the Camí de Sa Pujada was their only access route to Es Caló. People like María des Moliner, in the Molí Vell de La Mola, which has thousands of anecdotes to tell about that ancient Formentera.
Camí de Sa Pujada: Difficulty
The path itself does not involve any difficulty and it is also advisable to wear suitable footwear, suitable for walking comfortably and safely on the irregular cobblestones that form it.
The slope of the road, at some point in time, can be a little steeper but it should not be a problem for children and adults.
It is advisable to bring water with you, especially if you intend to visit during the summer and the hottest hours, since once you have started the journey, you will not find any type of option in which to buy a drink.
Landscape over Formentera
If before we recommended you not to forget to bring water when walking the Camí de Sa Pujada, the next recommendation is that you do not forget to take your mobile well charged or your camera, because the panoramic view of Formentera that you will have from almost the entire route of the road It will take you to take a lot of photos with which to arrive your travel album or your Instagram account.
It is especially recommended to enjoy the views over the cove of Racó de Sa Pujada and also sit on the bench carved in the stone to take a break.
At all times, respect the ropes that mark the safety margin through which to travel, better not to risk falling off the cliff.