The Puig Ferrutx aka Bec de Ferrutx is a spectacular mountain despite its rather unspectacular 519 metres of elevation. This makes him the second highest mountain of the Sierra de Levante and the second highest of all when excluding the Sierra Tramuntana, with Puig de Morell being the highest at 562 metres. Puig Ferrutx is spectacular because it only less than 2 km from the coastline right above Colonia de Sant Pere. The steep slopes to its north-western, western and south-western parts are stunning and due to its unique exposure it allows for overwhelming views over vast parts of Mallorca.
The easiest way to reach Puig Ferrutx is driving to Arta, passing by the castle to the western side and taking the direction to the Ermita de Betlem. There are some parking spaces there, which are usually enough, because even in high season few tourists visit the Sierra de Levante which is one of the most conserved and less touristic areas on the island. From the parking lot there is a path heading south and you just have to keep following it. It is hard to make a mistake here even without a map. The route is rather easy, given that you are already at 280 metres above sea level at the Ermita. In the beginning the path leads through some forest and grass hills, which later on changes to rocks and stones. The roundtrip takes about 3:30 hours, depending on your walking speed. If you go in summer, make sure you have adequate protection against the sun and lots of water with you. Due to its exposure, there can be a lot of wind to be careful with. Depending on the direction of the wind, you may see a lot of airplanes coming in to Mallorca flying right over Puig Ferrutx. Another way to get to this fabulous mountain is to start off at sea level at the village of Betlem. You will add about 2:30 hours for the climb from Betlem to the Ermita. The rest of the route is the same. Puig Ferrutx is one of the most beautiful places to visit on the island and the fact that few tourists go here makes it even more worthwhile to see.