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Walking in Mallorca

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  • Holiday type
    Guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    twin-centre
    and
  • Activity level
  • From $1949per person, tour only
  • Departures
    selected Sundays from 4 Sep '22 to 22 Oct '23
  • What's Included?
  • All breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches (6 on level 5 weeks) and 1 dinner 
  • All accommodation
  • Transfer for group flights
  • Key Information
  • 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
      from 6 reviews

Mr Neal says...
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 ...
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Spain: Mallorca

Walking in Mallorca

  • Operated by our sister company, Exodus
  • Unearth a traditional and tranquil side of Mallorca 
  • Stay in characterful accommodation including a converted monastery
  • Enjoy coastal panoramas and walks up into the dramatic Tramuntana Mountains
  • Walk through ancient forests and spot birds of prey including falcons, osprey and vultures

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.

 

 



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Typical holiday itinerary



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Day 1: Start Puerto Sóller.

We start at our hotel in Puerto Sóller, arriving in time for a welcome group dinner.

Day 2: Walk to picturesque Deia, stopping for a refreshing dip at Cala Deia en route- Moderate (level 3) & Challenging (level 5) departures

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.

Day 3: Tram ride to Sóller; take the 'Pilgrim Steps' from Biniaraitx before ascending Es Cornadors - Moderate (level 3) & Challenging (level 5) departures

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.

Day 4: Free day - Moderate (level 3) & Challenging (level 5) departures

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.

 

Day 5: Leave Puerto Sóller along a coastal mule track to Cala Tuent; transfer to Lluc Monastery - Moderate (level 3) departure

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.

Day 6: A wonderful circular walk around Muleta de Binifaldo, passing ancient oak forests - Moderate (level 3) departure

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.

Day 7: Ascent of Puig d'en Galileu (1181m), one of the island's highest peaks - Moderate (level 3) departure

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.

Day 8: End Lluc.

The tour ends after breakfast.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com

Hotel & Monastery

The first 4 nights are spent in a comfortable hotel in Puerto Soller with en suite rooms, outdoor swimming pool (seasonal), sun terrace, free Wi-Fi, bar and restaurant and is within easy reach of the pebble beach.

For the remaining 3 nights we have a change of scenery as we stay in the beautiful Lluc Monastery. Although not a hotel, this historic 13th Century building is set amidst tranquil countryside and offers excellent en suite rooms and delicious food. Wi-Fi is available in public areas for a fee.

Single rooms are limited on this tour but may be available for a supplement on request. Please enquire at the time of booking.


Meals

Moderate (Activity Level 3) weeks:  

All breakfasts, 4 picnic (packed) lunches and 1 welcome dinner are included.

Challenging (Activity Level 5) weeks:  

All breakfasts, 6 picnic (packed) lunches and 1 welcome dinner are included.

Breakfast: Normally continental style including tea or coffee, fruit juice, bread, jam, honey, marmalade, and sometimes fresh fruit or cheese/ham.

Lunch: Comprises a typical Mallorcan-style Mediterranean packed lunch full of locally grown fresh produce. Lunches will be eaten as picnics during your walks, and will include foods such as bread, tomatoes, peppers, olives and olive oil, Mallorcan cheeses, sausages, fruits, chocolate & biscuits.

Vegetarians: It is possible to cater for vegetarians. A meat and seafood diet is the norm in Mallorca but salads and vegetables are included. Many vegetarians have been on this trip with no problems, but you must be prepared to be flexible and to take the food as you find it. If you are vegetarian or have special dietary requirements, please inform us on booking.

Travel

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or email usa@exodustravels.com

Transfers

Airport transfers are included for those on the group flights. Please note that transfers are not included for clients arriving on any other flight, even if Headwater has booked it.

 If you require airport transfers, you may (by prior arrangement only) be able to join the group transfer. Transfers are arranged to coincide with the arrival time of the group flight ‐ please check the group flight details 2 weeks before departure. If you do not take this transfer, or miss it, you must make your own way to the joining point at your own expense.

Private transfers are not available on this trip, however if you are making your own way to Puerto Soller from the airport, the easiest way is to take a taxi from the rank directly outside the airport ‐ the journey should take 30 minutes. The cost of a taxi is likely to be about EUR 60‐70 should you decide to make your way independently.

There are no direct buses or public transport routes from Palma airport to Puerto Soller, but there are various slower indirect options (these may take up to 1.5hrs in total). You can take a local bus from the airport to the main bus station in Palma (Plazade Espanya) for approximately EUR 3, and from there choose between either another bus or the more scenic route by train and tram.

Transportation

Transfers from Palma airport to Soller and from Lluc to Palma airport are by private bus. Other transfers as part of a walk are a combination of private and public buses. The public buses can get busy and occasionally you may have to wait for the next bus but this is not usually a problem. Your luggage will be transported for you from Puerto Soller to Lluc, so you only have to carry a daypack.

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 8 days

The group flight from London is a daytime flight departing on Day 1 of the itinerary.

Flights from London

We normally use the scheduled services of EasyJet or British Airways (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings.

Travelling land only: 8 days starting at Puerto Soller and ending in Lluc

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Puerto Soller in the afternoon of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure. Accommodation check‐in times are normally from around 3pm.

Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mr Neal, 04/11/2019

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.


Mrs Earl, 23/05/2019

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.


Ms Unwin, 23/05/2019

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.


Ms Peevers, 26/10/2018

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.


Mr Corns, 25/10/2018

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.


Mrs Coupland, 30/09/2018

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.



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night guided walking holiday includes:

All breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches (6 on level 5 weeks) and 1 dinner 

All accommodation

Transfer for group flights


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Key information

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

Transfers

Airport transfers are included for those on the group flights. Please note that transfers are not included for clients arriving on any other flight, even if Headwater has booked it.

 If you require airport transfers, you may (by prior arrangement only) be able to join the group transfer. Transfers are arranged to coincide with the arrival time of the group flight ‐ please check the group flight details 2 weeks before departure. If you do not take this transfer, or miss it, you must make your own way to the joining point at your own expense.

Private transfers are not available on this trip, however if you are making your own way to Puerto Soller from the airport, the easiest way is to take a taxi from the rank directly outside the airport ‐ the journey should take 30 minutes. The cost of a taxi is likely to be about EUR 60‐70 should you decide to make your way independently.

There are no direct buses or public transport routes from Palma airport to Puerto Soller, but there are various slower indirect options (these may take up to 1.5hrs in total). You can take a local bus from the airport to the main bus station in Palma (Plazade Espanya) for approximately EUR 3, and from there choose between either another bus or the more scenic route by train and tram.

Transportation

Transfers from Palma airport to Soller and from Lluc to Palma airport are by private bus. Other transfers as part of a walk are a combination of private and public buses. The public buses can get busy and occasionally you may have to wait for the next bus but this is not usually a problem. Your luggage will be transported for you from Puerto Soller to Lluc, so you only have to carry a daypack.

Joining instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 8 days

The group flight from London is a daytime flight departing on Day 1 of the itinerary.

Flights from London

We normally use the scheduled services of EasyJet or British Airways (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings.

Travelling land only: 8 days starting at Puerto Soller and ending in Lluc

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Puerto Soller in the afternoon of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure. Accommodation check‐in times are normally from around 3pm.

Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.