Ternelles is the land of Black vulture, also now known as Cinereous vulture. This beautiful valley has for long time been used by man, creating a mountain landscape combining forests, Mediterranean scrub (garriga), agricultural land, cliffs and mountains. Other birds occurring here are: Griffon vulture, Bonelli’s eagle, Booted eagle, Peregrine, Blue rock thrush, Sardinian and Balearic warblers, etc.
The tour enters one of the main area for the Black vulture in the Serra de Tramuntana UNESCO World Heritage Site. This vulnerable species breeds along the northern coast between Pollença and Sóller, and the most sensitive areas are strict nature reserve. After passing the Ternelles gorge, a mountain valley opens up with olive groves, agricultural land, Holm oak and Aleppo pine forests and Mediterranean scrub (garriga). The route is about 10 km with some very gentle slopes.
Duration: half day or full day.
Practical recommendations: in spring, autumn and winter bring your raincoat and waterproof walking/trekking shoes. At the end of spring and in summer a hat and sun protection are highly recommended. And of course, do not forget your binoculars, telescope and camera. Remember to bring enough water and your lunch.