Hermitage of Betlem, excursion in Artà.
Excursion to the Hermitage of Betlem from the town of Betlem. Distance 6km, time 1:40m, easy.
Update 14/02/20. The hermitage of Betlem is located in the mountainous area of the Peninsula del Llevant at 360 meters high. It dates from 1805 and it is a simple construction with a sundial and a rose window on its main façade.
The Hermitage of Betlem was self-sufficient and had a cultivation area, stables, own water and mill. The Fountain of S'Ermita is still preserved and you can see remains of the mill and the stables.
"You can reach the Hermitage of Betlem from Artà or from the coastal town of Betlem."
The Hermitage of Betlem can be accessed by car, bicycle or on foot. From Artá there is a perfect paved road for cycling. If you prefer to go to the hermitage on foot, the route from Betlem is more advisable. The route from Betlem runs along a mountain path and throughout the tour you can enjoy spectacular views of the Bay of Alcudia.
To make the excursion to the Hermitage on foot along the mountain path a good place to start is from the parking area at the entrance of the coastal urbanization of Betlem. This area is wide and allows parking many vehicles.
For cycling fans, from Artá there is an 11km road that leads directly to the Hermitage of Betlem. This road in its final section has an important slope with numerous curves, the pavement is in good condition.
"During the ascent on foot to the Hermitage of Betlem we will enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the Bay of Alcudia."
About 200 m before reaching the roundabout access to Betlem there is a parkig area and in the vicinity the sign to the hermitage. We will begin the ascent by the footpath and after about 400 meters we will take the deviation to the left. From here we will continue along the path that climbs the mountain offering unbeatable views until you reach the enclosure of the Hermitage of Betlem.
The excursion to the Hermitage of Betlem is recommended to do both in a group of friends and in family with children.
How to arrive:
To get from Betlem there is a path next to the entrance of the residential area. To go from Artá the Ma-3333 road that also leads to the Natural Park of the Llevant in its final part has a detour to the hermitage of Betlem.