Rugged Mountains and Dramatic Sea-views in the Heart of the Mediterranean

Leave the crowds far behind and discover one of the Europe’s most scenic walking destinations on Mallorca’s mountainous north-west coast.

Highlights:

  • Ascend the peaks of Mallorca’s largest and most impressive mountain range, the Serra de Tramuntana (now a World Heritage Site)
  • Picture-perfect seascapes featuring pure sapphire seas, rugged cliffs, quiet coves and beaches.
  • Overnight stays in the historic towns of Valdemossa and Pollença and the coastal town of Port de Sóller allowing you to enjoy these truly beautiful towns at your own pace.
  • Traditional Mediterranean architecture including the beautiful Lluc monastery.
  • Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the private Ternelles Valley estate, with opportunities to spot rare birds including Montagu’s Harrier, Hobby and Honey Buzzards, Black and Griffon Vultures, Peregrine Falcons and Booted Eagles during migration season.
  • Enjoy delicious Mediterranean cuisine including plenty of fresh seafood on this island which now boasts 7 Michelin starred restaurants.

RouteMallorca
Duration7 nights
Length45.7 mi (88 km)
GradeModerate
Accommodation3/4
AvailabilityMar- Dec
Price from£735 p.p
Holiday CodeBAL-MAL

Why Walk in Mallorca?

Blending Mallorca’s infamous sapphire seas and white sandy beaches with the impressive peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range – coastal walking doesn’t get much better than this. This seven-day hike will take you up into the mountains to enjoy dramatic seascapes, down onto the perfect beaches for a welcoming sea-dip and through valleys full of orange groves and olive trees. Along the way, you will also pass through and stay in some of Mallorca’s most beautiful towns and villages, providing the perfect opportunity to absorb the island’s culture and enjoy its delicious fresh seafood. For those looking for a more gentle escape, this walking holiday also includes the option of shorter daily walks with smaller ascents. Additionally, we are also very happy to offer the option of a night in Palma de Mallorca, where you can you explore the old town and its magnificent Cathedral.

The Path

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Starting in the town of Valldemossa on the mid-west coast, the path combines coastal-walking, valley-walking and mountain-walking as you gradually make your way north to Port de Sóller and from there onto the town of Pollença. Whilst the route does take you inland on some days, the mountainous landscape ensures that you will enjoy a never-ending supply of breathtaking and varied sea views. Your week will also include a few circular walks, providing the opportunity to further explore the Tramuntana mountains as well as the landscape around Valldemossa, Sóller and Pollença. Each day you will walk between 4 and 6 hours which will include some steep ascents and descents, but also gentle coastal paths.

The Accommodation

One of the great highlights of this walk are the towns that you will be staying in. You will spend 2-3 nights each in the towns of Valldemossa, Port de Sóller, Pollença, all of which are not only beautiful but fantastic places to explore, with far fewer tourists than the southern towns. Your accommodation has been hand-picked to include relaxing, high-quality hotels with plenty of character and where you can be a guaranteed a warm welcome. This includes two beautiful historic buildings, converted into relaxing and quiet hotels as well as a bayside hotel with your own balcony and sea views. All rooms are en-suite and include access to a swimming pool and large outdoor terraces.
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Itinerary: Walking Valldemossa to Pollença

Days: 6  (7 nights) | Distance: 45.7 mi (73.3km) | Difficulty: Moderate | Comfort: 3/4 | Price: from £735 pp

  • Day 1

    Arrival at Valldemossa

    From Palma de Mallorca airport, you will travel to the town of Valldemossa on the north west coast either by public bus or private taxi (not included). This small historical town is built around an old Carthusian monastery and was famously visited by Chopin, providing plenty of points of interest. Your accommodation is located approximately 2.5km outside the town, in a beautiful old building, with lovely areas for relaxation and dinner included.
  • Day 2

    Circular walk from Valldemossa

    8 mi (12.8 km)

    Your week begins with an inland circular walk in the region surrounding Valldemossa. This historic route was designed by Archduke Ludwig Salvator, in the 19th century and provides spectacular views out to the sea as well as a good selection of flora. Weather permitting, there is also an optional extension to today's walk with an ascent of the Pico El Teix (+1.6 miles/2.5km).
  • Day 3

    Deia to Puerto Sóller

    8.4 mi (13.5 km)

    On day 3 you will begin your journey north along the wonderful coastline. Depending on how long you’d like to walk for, you will be taken by taxi to Deia beach, Deia village or for a shorter walk, Llucalcari. This coastal route will take you through mediterranean woodland and across a private estate serving its own fresh orange juice, for a refreshing break. Your final destination is the small town of Puerto Sóller, a beautiful and vibrant harbour town typical of the mediterranean. You will be able to walk directly to your accommodation, which is located right on the harbour front with splendid views out to sea.
  • Day 4

    Cala Tuent to Puerto Sóller

    9.2 mi (14.75 km)

    Today's route is an exploration of the coastline north of Puerto Sóller. Your taxi will take you to the beautiful hidden beach at Cala Tuent. From there, follow the trail south along the coastline, before heading inland to hike amongst the orange groves and almond trees of one of Mallorca’s most remote valleys. Upon reaching the town of Sóller, you have the option of continuing your walk onto Puerto Sóller or taking a scenic train for the last part of your journey (train fare not included).
  • Day 5

    Circular walk from Puerto Sóller

    4.5 mi (7.2 km)

    For your final day in this area, your circular walk takes in some of the best views around Puerto Sóller. The day begins with a steep ascent up the cliffs to enjoy the wonderful coastal views, which include rocky outcrops and views out to the tiny island of S’Illetta. Descend down a deep ravine to 'Sa Punta Llarga', in order to complete your walk back to Puerto Sóller at sea level.
  • Day 6

    Lake Cuber to Pollença

    9.6 mi (15.4km)

    Day 6 takes you inland to explore the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, which brings so many adventurers to this area. Your taxi takes you a short distance inland to the magnificent Lake Cuber. A perfect turquoise in colour, and surrounded by craggy mountains, the landscape here is beautiful and quite like anything you have seen so far. From the lake, take the well marked high route towards the village of Lluc, enjoying wonderful views of the mountain range along the way, including Mallorca’s highest peak, Puig Major. At Lluc, discover a wonderful old monastery as well as Mallorca’s patron saint, the Black Madonna. A taxi then takes you up to your next accommodation, a charming hotel in the historic town of Pollença.
  • Day 7

    Cala ses Barques to Port Pollença or Valle Boquer Walk

    6 mi (9.6 km) or 4.5 mi (7.2 km)

    Your final day is a choice between two shorter walks around the coast. The easier of the two explores the nature reserve, birdlife conservation area and private beach of the Valle Boquer, with the route ending in a leisurely stroll across Port Pollença's beautiful seaside promenade. The longer of the two, beginning in Cala ses Barques, follows a wide gravel track west to the point of Puig d'Aguila, a fantastic vantage point over the Formentor Peninsula as well as the rugged shoreline of Sant Vincenç and Port Pollença. From there, retrace your route back to Cala ses Barques and Cala Sant Vincenç, before crossing over to Port Pollença via Siller Pass (elevation 76m).
  • Day 8

    Depart Pollença

    After breakfast you will depart for Palma de Mallorca airport. If you would like an additional night in Pollença or would like to explore the city of Palma, we are happy to organise accommodation with advance notice.

Click ' + ' signs to view a detailed daily breakdown

PricesSeason 1
1/11/18 -15/12/18
Season 2
26/2/18 - 24/4/18

Season 3
25/4/18 - 25/6/18
10/9/18 - 31/10/18

Season 4
26/6/18 - 9/9/18
Two people sharing (p.p.)£735£770£825£925
Single person in a party£1095£1120£1145£1380
Solo person£1290£1315£1340£1575

  • Price Based On

    What’s included

    • 7 nights accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
    • Luggage transfer
    • Transfers to and from the path where necessary
    • Permits for protected areas on days 2 and 7 of your walk
    • Detailed maps and route descriptions in English
    • 24-hour telephone assistance

    Optional Extras

    • Extra night or rest days at any of the locations ~ Please enquire for extra night prices at each location/li>
    • Airport transfer on arrival or departure day?
    • Extra nights in any of the hotels
    • Evening meals for for the first and second nights
    • Airport Transfers
      • Airport to accommodation (Valldemossa) - £44
      • Accommodation (Pollença) to Airport - £80

    Not Inlcuded

    • Evening meals ~ we have not included evening meals to allow to you experience your own choice of local cuisine
    • Packed lunches are not included but can be ordered either from your accommodations or locally and paid for direct each day.
    • Postage Overseas ~ £5.00 (Europe), £10.00 (Rest of the World) ~ per walk pack
    • Flights
    • Airport Transfers to and from your accommodation
  • Essential Info
    • Each day of walking will last between 4 and 6 hours with an average ascent and descent of 500m (if you choose the easy walks) or 560m (if you opt for the more difficult options).
    • Please be aware that the day spent in Ternelles is subject to availability as it is a private estate with daily passes limited to 20 people per day. We are confident that most walkers will be able to visit the estate, however an alternative walk will be offered if spaces are not available.
  • Getting there

    Nearest airport is Palma de Mallorca (PMI)

    Arrival by public transport to Valldemossa: If you are arriving at Palma de Mallorca airport there is a shuttle bus which runs from the airport to the bus/train station in La Palma every 15 minutes (journey approx. 20 minutes).

    From Palma city centre there is a regular bus (LINE 20) to Valldemossa (journey 30 minutes), the last bus leaves at 19:00 (18:30 on Sundays). Check timetables at https://www.tib.org/portal/en/web/ctm/autobus/linia/210

    You will then need to get a taxi to the hotel (approximately 2.5 km).

    Departure by public transport from Pollença: At the end of your walk there are regular daily buses from Pollença to Palma city centre, which take approximately 1 hour.

    From here regular shuttle buses run to the airport.

    Private transfers: Alternatively a Taxi transfers can be arranged from/return the airport if required

    Palma de Mallorca – Airport - £30

    You are responsible for booking your air travel to Palma de Mallorca airport

  • Best time to travel

    Early March to late November. In March, snowfall may make one day’s walk impracticable.
    July and August can be very hot

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    You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.

    Please note that unlike our UK holidays there are 4 separate price bandings so please check the dates and prices carefully before booking (price band determined by your arrival date).

    We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements.

Further reading

For more inspiration about Mallorca, you may like to visit its Lonely Planet page: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/western-mallorca, or if you would like to find out more about why the Serra de Tramuntana is so special, the following website provides lots of information http://www.serradetramuntana.net/en/

For a short but useful guide to the ‘Alternative Mallorca’, you may also like to read the following blog http://www.globalgrasshopper.com/travel/travel-tips/alternative-guide-majorca/

Finally the following website is less glossy but provides useful and independent information about Mallorca’s different area http://www.majorca-mallorca.co.uk/

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