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.
There are no included activities today. Choose to relax in Puerto Soller or explore elsewhere on the island. Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and there is a wealth of things to see and do - your leader will provide further details and help you to arrange any excursions locally. For instance, you may decide to spend the day in Soller (inland from Puerto Soller) - wandering through its narrow streets and visiting some of its museums. Other options include visiting picturesque Valldemossa or the island's capital, Palma, which is home to a magnificent Cathedral, numerous churches, museums and excellent shopping opportunities - it is recommended to take the historic wooden train through the mountains between Soller and Palma at least one way. For something a little different, it is possible to take a taxi boat to Sa Foradada (to eat at the restaurant) or take the ferry to La Calobra to visit the mouth of the Torrent de Pareis Gorge.
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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Eduard impressed with his detailed knowledge of the mountains and the flora and fauna of the area, his enthusiasm for spotting birds of prey was infectious.
His choice of restaurants particularly in Lluc were excellent with choices of local freshly cooked food.
Two centres was good - wider experience of that part of Mallorca. Link with Exodus worked well - some of the group very well travelled on walking holidays.
General concensus was that the walks were more grade 3 than 2 - Exodus gradings I believe.
Lovely group of people - younger and older but all sociable and interesting. As a single traveller this means a lot.
Food and accommodation in both hotels was excellent. Am really proud that I managed all but the 2 toughest walks - climbs!! And I was able to see more of Soller and its art and went with a small group to Polenza. The guide gave us good ideas and information about safer/easier walking routes and times of public transport.
Already thinking hard about a return visit.
Thanks especially to Headwater for doing the sorting out of flights, car parking and information sheets.
This is a magical holiday for fit walkers. Edourd the guide brings a sense of energy to everything he does and proudly shares his absolute love of the Tramuntana/Soller region of Majorca. His knowledge of history, wildlife and the amazing spring flowers really brought the whole trip to life. Instructions were clear and accurate, advice was excellent (he has turned me into a competent hill walker) and the four picnics were a joy, each completely local food, described. I did the trip alone, which was a first for me and the group dynamic was very good, everyone supporting and encouraging each other. All in all it was a very good trip.
The north-west coast around Puerto Soller, Deia and Lluc is very dramatic and we enjoyed some challenging walks through beautiful scenery in the Tramuntana range. Good for bird-watchers to see vultures, kestrels etc. I won't mention the rain (oops)! The weather can change in an instant and I would recommend poles for support and waterproof overtrousers that you can put on over your walking boots. After an invigorating day's walk, there are plenty of restaurants in Soller, or in the restaurants in the Lluc Monastery complex. Have a good trip.
I don't suppose this helps very much but, though the weather was atrocious (in Mallorca!) the guide knew the area extremely well and could produce a safe programme approximating to the original offer. He was actually first rate.
I went on a guided walking holiday. It was my first ever solo holiday. I was able to dip in and out and didn't always walk with the group. This was my choice. It was good to meet up with the group in the evening. Both hotels had gorgeous pools and the beach was nearby at the first hotel so i was able to cool off in the hot climate. Mallorca was also a very pleasant surprise. i think I got out of the holiday exactly what I wanted.
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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 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
Low altitude throughout
Challenging departures available on selected dates