Behind Mallorca’s (also known as Majorca) façade lies a tranquil and timeless landscape. Rising abruptly out of the island’s interior are the craggy outcrops of the Tramuntana Mountains (Unesco site since 2011), over which birds of prey can often be seen soaring on the breeze. Following a network of established trails, we trek to some of the highest peaks and enjoy spectacular vistas to the Mediterranean. Elsewhere, we discover picturesque hamlets complete with mediaeval churches, and pass terraced hillsides adorned with sun-kissed citrus trees. In contrast, our coastal walks will reveal sleepy fishing marinas, secret coves and pebble bays.
We start at our hotel in Puerto Sóller, arriving in time for a welcome group dinner.
We walk along the coast to the beautiful little bay of Cala Deiá, where (time permitting) we can paddle in the turquoise waters of the bay. From here, we head inland towards one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca, Deiá, owing to its idyllic setting in the hills. This walk explores the delightful area between the mountains and the sea, using old tracks and paths over the cliffs, and offers fantastic coastal views along the Mediterranean pinewoods and coastal shrubs. We stop for a picnic lunch along the way.
Walk Profile: Distance- 12km/ 8 miles, ascent 400m, descent 250m, 5 hours duration.
We take the tram to Sóller and walk towards the village of Biniaraitx. From here we follow a wonderful cobbled track known as the Pilgrim Steps, which originally went all the way from Sóller to Lluc to connect the monastery with the port. We then diverge onto a small path up to the Mirador den Quesada, the high point of our day at 957m. This Mirador, or look out point, is at the summit of some particularly rocky outcrops known as the 'Cornadors', of which we will have had some stunning views on our ascent. We descend past a mountain hut and through fields and forests of holm oak until eventually our track brings us back to the centre of Sóller, where we usually stop for a drink or a wander around the town before taking the tram back to Puerto Sóller.
Walk Profile: Distance- 16km/ 10 miles, ascent 915m, descent 915m, 6 hours duration.
Today's walk starts from the beautiful village of Valldemossa and ends in 'S'Atalaia Vella' (854m), meaning 'viewpoint' in Mallorquin. From here we take in stunning panoramic views of the coast and the Tramuntana Mountains. For part of the walk, we follow the Archduke’s bridleway, an incredibly scenic path built at the end of the 19th Century by the Austrian Archduke Ludwig Salvator. In the afternoon we have some free time to relax in Puerto Sóller.
Walk Profile: Distance- 7km/ 4 miles, ascent 400m, descent 400m, 3 1/2 hours duration.
After a short drive from the hotel, we start our walk from 'Es mirador de ses Barques.' From here we follow an old mule track away from the coast to Coll de Moncaire and head inland through a hidden and unspoilt little valley to Balitx farm. Next, we climb up to Coll de Biniamar to join the coastal path of Sa Costera, offering spectacular scenery throughout, until we reach the little bay of Cala Tuent where the bus will meet us for the transfer (approx. 1 hour) along the beautiful Sa Calobra road to the Lluc monastery.
Walk Profile: Distance: 14km/ 9 miles, ascent 275m, descent 650m, 5 hours duration.
Today we enjoy a wonderful circular walk forming an arc around the Monastery of Lluc. The scenery along the route is varied and spectacular, including ancient oak forests, rock formations up to 60m high and views of Mallorca's highest peaks.
Walk Profile: Distance- 10km/ 6 miles, ascent 270m, descent 270m, 4 hours duration.
We finish the trip on a high, setting off to climb Puig d'en Galileu, which at 1,181m is one of the island's highest peaks. The recently restored path to the top is beautiful and offers outstanding views across the dramatic Lluc Valley and the peaks of Tomir and Roig.
Walk Profile: Distance - 9km/ 6 miles, ascent 700m, descent 700m, 5 hours duration.
The tour ends after breakfast.
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I really enjoyed this walking holiday. My holiday was a grade 5 and I managed it fine in terms of the walking difficulty and length. I did struggle with the heat at times though, as it was very hot in the direct sun. The scenery is fabulous and I enjoyed every walk we completed. The scrambling was a little tricky but perfectly doable and worth the effort to see those views! Vultures and eagles were seen over head and butterflies closer to the ground. It was well organised, the food was plentiful and good quality. Hotel accommodation in Sóller was great, the Monastery looks impressive from the outside but the rooms are quite dark and a bit basic. Overall, I cannot fault this trip.
excellent trip I can't wait to take another
Absolutely stunning walks every day, fabulous food and so much fun!
This was an amazing experience. Our leader Eduard was delightful and friendly. Each day when a picnic lunch was included he went out shopping for typical Mallorcan food, with different cheeses, sausages ey each day. He spread everything out on a tablecloth on a flat area and we helped ourselves...no pre-packed soggy tasteless sarnies for us! There were only 7 of us in the group and we all got on really well, and despite some rainy days when Eduard had to change the plan, we had a wonderful week. And the accommodation was fantastic too! Fabulous week.
Just what I was expecting from previous reviews and one previous visit to Mallorca: wonderful scenery, well planned and interesting walks, good locations. Port de Soller is a pleasant and sedate place with lots of good restaurants. Our hotel was the Eden (instead of the usual Eden North) to accommodate all of us, and it was excellent: large rooms, recently refurbished, and an amazing selection for breakfast. The monastery at Lluc is more like a youth hostel without the self catering, with - at this time of year - mostly walkers and cyclists. There are wo restaurants here, a food shop and pharmacy in addition to the refectory, so there is still plenty of choice.
March proved to be a lovely time to walk in the mountains of Mallorca. Having been on many guided walks this was up there with the best; the group dynamic was supportive and fun, the group leader managed the pacing of the walks to suit the range of walkers, and the variety of the Mallorcan landscape was magical.
Another wonderful Exodus holiday. The walking was superb and the accommodation characterful, with the contrast of the hotel near the seafront of the beautiful coastal town of Puerto Soller and then the stunning converted monastery at Lluc. Highly recommended.
Thoroughly enjoyable, good being based in two centres, each day a different and lovely walk, top quality picnics, very well organised and excellently guided by Eduardo.
A great week of varied walks with a fantastic group, based in two very different but superb locations (Porte de Soller and Lluc Monastery). Very good food at the local restaurants in Puerto de Soller and the restaurant outside the monastery. Eduardo (tour leader) made us such lovely picnics on the walks too!
Just returned from a wonderful week of walking in Mallorca. The views on many of the walks were worth the climbs. Very good food and a great walk leader in Edwardo who has a great passion for the Island of Mallorca.
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This 7 night guided walking holiday includes:
All breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches (6 on level 5 weeks) and 1 dinner
Transfer for group flights
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This holiday is operated by our sister company, Exodus
4 nights comfortable hotel and 3 nights monastery, usually with en suite facilities
5.5 days walking; 1 free afternoon
Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
Low altitude throughout
Challenging departures available on selected dates
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