Spain : Mallorca

Walking Mallorca's Mountains and Coast

Trip code: W07MJ 4 (2 reviews)

Self-guided walking

7 nights,
single centre

Level: 1+
Leisurely plus

13.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

SUMMARY

  • Discover over 300 miles of coastline with an abundance of picturesque coves and inlets
  • Explore the stunning Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range
  • Stroll along lower-level routes scented with lavender and wild thyme
  • Choose your own walks everyday from the Headwater app

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Headwater navigation app

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Beyond the sun, sea and sangria there is an undiscovered side to this holiday island that offers peace and tranquillity. To the north and northwest of the island is a limestone mountain range, the Sierra de Tramuntana with many peaks rising to over 1000m and culminating in the Puig Mayor at 1447m. Mallorca has over 300 miles of coastline with an abundance of picturesque coves and inlets where the mountains meet the sea. Springtime brings beautiful sub-alpine flowers to enhance your walks on the slopes below rocky mountain summits. Lower down paths are scented year-round by lavender and wild thyme. Pretty, unspoilt villages offer a rural idyll, with twisted olive trees and orange and lemon groves are on every corner.

Your base for the week is the coastal village of Port de Soller, separated from the rest of Mallorca by the UNESCO World Heritage Sierra de Tramuntana mountains. With its narrow streets and enchanting buildings, this old fishing harbour is the perfect base from which to explore the island. The historic train that connects the capital Palma and Port de Soller is a must! Originally introduced in 1912 to transport citrus fruit from the Soller valley to the capital, it offers an unforgettable experience from which you can enjoy the diversity of landscapes that the island offers.

We have crafted a sample itinerary for you that would be easy and relaxing to follow, but you will be able to create your own selecting your walks from over 10 options, with different levels and directly on our navigation app.

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DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1

Arrive at your hotel in Port de Soller

You stay at Hotel Aimia ****.

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Hotel Aimia, Port de Soller

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The Aimia Hotel is a small boutique hotel in Majorca, located in the Port de Soller, only a few meters from the local beach with privileged views over the sea. This 4-star property has modern architecture, rooms are modern and well equipped. There is a pool and spa where you can relax after your walking day.

Day 2 - Torre Picada & Sa Illeta (12km/7.5mi)

This leisurely walk offers a glimpse of the coastal scenery and verdant vegetation on the island, leading you northeast of Port de Soller. Along the way, you'll come across Torre Picada, a 17th-century defensive watchtower. Take a break here to soak in the panoramic views of Port de Soller, the Sierra de Tramuntana, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 3 - Balitx D'Avall & Soller (17km/10.6mi)

Explore the heart of Mallorca's countryside, encountering a diverse range of landscapes and agricultural scenes. Delve into the striking contrast between the serene and isolated Balitx d'Avall abandoned farmhouse and the vibrant Mirador de Ses Barques, before making your way back using the local tram.

Day 4 - Inland route from Soller to Deia (12km/7.5mi)

A brief tram ride will take you to the beginning of your walk, providing an introduction to some of the lower-level paths in the area. The gentle elevation makes this walk suitable for all weather conditions, and recent route restoration between the villages ensures easy navigation. Additionally, you have the option to explore Cala de Deia before returning to the hotel via bus or walk back to Sóller through one of the routes offered on our app for a longer and more challenging day.

Day 5 - Port de Soller

Enjoy a day exploring the local area of Port de Sóller, taking in the views of the harbor and of Faro de Cabo Gordo, take a rest day by the pool or choose amongst the walks on the app for a more active day.

Day 6 - Cuber, L'Ofre & the Pilgrim's Steps (15km/9.3mi)

You can easily reach the beginning of this walk by public transport (subject to availability) or a brief taxi ride. The journey will lead you alongside Cuber reservoir, followed by a leisurely ascent through a tranquil pine forest to reach the Col de L’Ofre. The descent from there will take you into the striking Barranc de Biniaraix, navigating the picturesque cobbled path renowned as the Pilgrims Steps, before making your way back to Port de Sóller.

Day 7 - Penyal D'Honor Circuit (15km/9.3mi)

Embark on a delightful tram and train journey along the picturesque southern Sierra de Tramuntana, arriving in Bunyola. Explore the town before setting off on a scenic walk through sheltered paths to the Penyal d’Honor viewpoint. Decide whether to return along the same path or take on a more challenging circular route through olive groves after a steep descent from the viewpoint. The choice is yours for an adventurous day amidst nature's beauty.

Day 8 - Departure

Departure from the hotel, transfers can also be arranged at a supplement if you require.

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These tour only prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £286.

These flight inclusive prices are based on two people sharing. Single supplement from £286.

TRAVEL DETAILS

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.

Air prices include our standard flights/transfers
Out: British Airways from London Gatwick to Mallorca, transfer from Mallorca airport to hotel in Port de Soller. Return: Transfer from hotel in Port de Soller to Mallorca airport, then British Airways from Mallorca to London Gatwick.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we open again 9am Monday) or email sales@headwater.com

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges through their website or contact us for further details. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

REVIEWS

As the weather was vey hot, which we would normally have no problem with as we love the heat, we did fewer of the walks than we might have done had it been cooler. We did, however, do some shorter walks in and around Port de Soller. That is in no way a criticism of Headwater, just a fact of the weather.

As I’ve already said, we did not realise that nearly all the walks involved a tram or a bus or a train, or a combination of them, and we would not want a holiday that was so reliant on local transport in the future.

We did, however, like Port de Soller, and the hotel Aimia.

Michele Jonas, 11 Sep 2023

 

As I said earlier, we have enjoyed many happy trips with Headwater over many years. However, as I said on an earlier page, the route notes seriously need some attention in our opinions. Although they read well enough, the sentence construction suggests they were written by a local with local knowledge. To us, they appeared unclear and sometimes inaccurate. In the end we devised our own walks. Staff at the hotel were fantastic, Megan at Headwater was most helpful and we shall almost certainly book with you again but the itinerary needs looking at.

Kenneth Roberts, 15 Jul 2023

 


Self-guided walking

7 nights,
single centre

Level: 1+
Leisurely plus

13.0Kg CO2e

Headwater
Navigation App

7 nights from £999

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