Highlights on the tour
Walking on the coastal- and pilgrimtrails in Mallorca, through the mountains of Tramuntana
Mallorca is much more than a popular island for bathing tourists. It is the largest of the Balearic islands, and offers stunning scenery, with dramatic cliffs that form a great contrast between the lush vegetation of the island, and the green-blue sea. The Tramuntana Mountains stretches through the island and rises at the highest point to 1,447 meters (4,747ft) .above sea level. Via hikingpaths and the pilgrimtrail the route leads you over rocks and cliffs decorated with sunlit oak trees. It continues through olive groves to picturesque villages, with their small estates and castles. Again and again you will enjoy breathtaking views over the sea and surrounding islets. Sun, sand and water is the base for the relaxed atmosphere found in the small Mallorcan coastal towns.
About the route
This is a moderately easy walk, which suits those who have little or no experience with hiking, and are in general good physical shape. Most of the walking will take place on good and well maintained paths. A lot of the trails are marked, but in some places it will be necessary to follow the issued walking descriptions and maps. Average walking time: approx 4 to 6 hours a day.
Depending on time of arrival, you can take a stroll through the Port de Alcúdia or go for a swim at the beach.
One of the most beautiful trails in Mallorca runs between the bay of Pollenca and Alcúdia, the oldest town on the island. Here, the path goes along the coast, leading up to an impressive cliff from where the view is breathtaking. On the winding path with stunning panoramic views, the path leads you over rolling hills on you way back to Port de Alcúdia.
After a short transfer to Pollenca, the walking of the day begins on the historic pilgrimpath towards Lluc. With a magnificent view of the mountain peaks of of Serra de Tramuntana, the trail rises up through the mountain pass at Puig Tomir. With its 1,447 m. (4,747ft.)it is the highest peak in Mallorca. With shadow throwing rocks, oak forests, orchards and meadows, the walk to the monastry takes you through a marvelous and varied landscape. Behind the monastery a path runs through the small botanical garden that reflect the vegetation from the mountains in Mallorca.
In the morning you will have a transfer to Cuber Reservoir, a large water reservoir which was established at the base of Puig Tomir in 1971, and today is home to a rich bird and sea life. From there, a second stage of the pilgrim trail will lead you back towards Lluc. The trail runs up in the Serra mountains, with their interesting landscapes of tall grass, rocks and cliff passages, it is obvious that you are now on the high alpine part of the route. During this walk you will pass some of the most stunning lookouts with views of the dramatic costallines and green valleys. The route takes you back to Lluc monastery where you take one more night.
The walking paths passes along Cuber Reservoir past the mountain L' Ofre, that beautiful rises 1,090 m. (3.576ft.).
From here the path rises in switchbacks up to Es Cornador. On the ascent there will be several points of superior views, followed by a fantastic descent, which leads you down through an idyllic canyon and the green gardens of Sóller. From there, take the historic tram from Sóller to the coastal town of Port de Sóller (about € 5 p.p).
A short transfer brings you to the jewel of the West Coast Deia. The town is known as the place where bohemians and artists bring the town its own charm, with their self-designed clothing and jewelry shops and cozy restaurants.
Deia bay is the starting point for this days walking stage, which winds along the coastline cliffs, that drops right into the azure blue sea. The trail continues along the old idyllic postal way back to Sóller. Here it is possible to end the day with a visit to the old oilmill, enjoy a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and a stroll through the olive grove, before spending another night in Port de Sóller.
Today, you will take the nostalgic old red tram from Sóller to Palma, colloquially referred to as "Red Lightning". The trip is just over 30 kilometers and runs along the Tramuntana mountain range, through the beautyful Valley of Oranges, passing characteristic bridges and running through seven tunnels on its way down to Palma. In Palma follow the beachpromenade which brings you down to the lively Playa de Palma. Go for a stroll through the old historic neighborhood, with its charming alleys and its majestic cathedral, or enjoy a wal in the most beautiful village in Mallorca - Fornalutx. The path takes you along olive groves, almond trees and fragrant orange orchards.
After breakfast you will be checking out and ready for departure. We recommend taking the taxi to the airport.
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On this tour you are on your own without a tour guide. We have arranged for overnight stays, route descriptions and maps. There will be an information meeting held, where you'll be briefed about information that is relevant for your trip.
This holiday can start on Fridays and Sundays
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Important: Please note that transportation to and from Mallorca is NOT included in the package, and that you have to make sure to book your own flight that matches the holiday start- and end date. This is easily done online or by contacting us for an offer on firstname.lastname@example.org
There are direct flights to Palma de Mallorca from a lot of the larger airports in Europe.
Important: We recommend that you book the trip with us before you buy your plane tickets.
On arrival at Palma de Mallorca airport, it is easy to take a bus to Palma bus station. From here it is about an hour's bus ride to Port de Alcúdia.
You can get an overview of the public transportation in Mallorca on Rome2Rio. Bus no. 351 runs directly to Port de Alcúdia. Remember to check the bus schedule close to departure.
A local taxi from the Airport to Port de Alcúdia takes about an hour and costs approx. 80€.
Going back to the airport on Day 8 from Playa de Palma is just a short trip, and is easiest done by loal taxi (about 25 €).
An information meeting will be held by one of our local partners. This takes place at 9 am on Monday morning (Day 2 of the programme). You will meet in the reception unless told otherwise when checking in. After the meeting, you will be taken to the starting point for this day's hike, so be prepared to walk when you show up at the meeting at 9 am.
Half board is included throughout the trip. In general, it is easy to find lunch.
You will stay at 4-star hotels, the Lluc monastery, and a 3-star hotel in Sóller - with half board included throughout the trip.
Note: Some hotels may charge a tourist accommodation tax. This is not included in the holiday price and is to be paid locally. If this is something you should come across then it will be a small amount.
It is possible to purchase an extra night at a 4-star hotel in Playa de Palma before or after the tour, or in Port de Alcúdia before the tour. Send us an email on email@example.com, with any requests.
We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by a necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.