6 days, 8 days
Duration
Moderate
Difficulty grade
Spain
Location
March-November
Availability

Hiking in Mallorca: Highlights

  Discover Mallorca’s wild and spectacular northwest coast

  Walk along scenic coastal paths with the turquoise Mediterranean as a  backdrop

  Experience the quiet charm of the island’s rural hinterland

  Explore the alleys and restaurants of Sóller and Valldemossa

  Fresh orange juice served at the estates, especially for walkers


Mallorca is rightly famous for its stunning beaches lapped by the turquoise Mediterranean sea. Away from the playas, however, the island’s landscape is surprisingly wild and untouched. The top spot for hikers is undoubtedly the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range in the northwest of the island. These limestone mountains form a dramatic landscape of peaks and deep valleys, largely undiscovered except by walkers. Well-marked routes lead you through dramatic mountain landscapes, across private estates with orange, almond and olive trees and down to rocky coastlines interspersed with quiet, sandy coves.

Nestled in this stunning scenery the true gems of Mallorca can be found: Charming honey-coloured villages such as Sóller, Deia and Valldemossa offer glimpses of a slower pace of life that seems to belong to a bygone age. Taking in the quiet charm of Mallorca’s hinterland as you walk from one picturesque hilltop village to another, you will surely understand why the region’s unique cultural and geographical features have been inscribed by UNESCO on to its World Heritage List.

6 DAY TOUR From €549 per person sharing*
8 DAY TOUR From €815 per person sharing*
  *A high season supplement will apply during peak summer periods
*A single supplement charge will apply for solo walkers
ACCOMMODATION

The hotels listed below have been carefully selected for their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.  If a certain hotel is unable to confirm due to lack of availability, we will request a similar one and inform you about the alternative booked.

You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.

AVAILABILITY You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between March and November
INCLUDED
5 / 7 nights in selected hotels
5 / 7 Breakfasts
Luggage transport on day 3
Luggage transport on day 6 (8-day tour)
Transfers according to program
Detailed maps and route notes
24/7 telephone support
NOT INCLUDED
Flights & travel insurance
Transfers from and to airport or harbour
Lunches & dinners
Personal expenses (drinks, phone calls, tips, etc.)
Tourist tax
OPTIONAL EXTRAS Taxi transfers to and from airport or harbour can be arranged on request

This walk can be enjoyed from the start of March until late November. Early spring provides the spectacular sight of the almond blossoms carpeting the meadows, while autumn sees the interior’s vineyards take on a gorgeous golden hue.

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Day 1: Arrival in Valldemossa

Beautifully set on a gentle rise in an idyllic valley of olive, oak and almond trees, Valldemossa is steeped in old-world charm. Most visitors come to see the old Carthusian monastery, which was a favourite haunt of composer Frederic Chopin and writer George Sand. The town’s cobbled, tree-lined alleys and impressive villas reward aimless wandering, and the views over the surrounding valley and mountains are spectacular.

Valldemossa can easily be reached by public bus from Palma de Mallorca.

Overnight: Valldemossa

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Day 2: Circular walk from Valldemossa

Distance: 15 km | Ascent: 700 m | Descent: 700 m | 6 hrs approx.

Your first walk is a hugely popular circular route from Valldemossa on the Archduke’s Trail (Camí de s’Arxiduc), an impressive dry-stone path along the ridge between Deia and Valldemossa. The path was built in the late 19th century at the demand of the Archduke Luis Salvador, for no other purpose than to offer an easily walked route along the mountain backbone whilst enjoying amazing views over the north western coastline.

There is restricted access to this area, so a permit is required to walk the Archduke’s Trail. We will arrange this permit for you. Should there be no permits available, you will follow an alternative route nearby. Both options include sweeping views and an optional ascent to a peak

Overnight: Valldemossa

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Day 3: Deia to Port Sóller

Distance: 14 km | Ascent: 280 m | Descent: 440 m | 5½ hrs approx.

Beginning after breakfast with a short transfer to the idyllic artists’ colony of Deia. Starting from here along a cobbled path through the olive groves, this is a delightful and relatively easy walk to the coastal town of Port Sóller. Your route follows the coastline, through quiet Mediterranean woods (pines, oaks and madrone trees) and across a private estate where the owners serve delicious fresh orange juice to walkers.

Overnight: Port Sóller

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Day 4: Cala Tuent to Port Sóller

Distance: 15 km | Ascent: 650 m | Descent: 610 m | 6 hrs approx.

After a taxi transfer to Cala Tuent, a summer village with a lovely quiet beach, you begin your 6-hour walk. Your first follow the coastline to Port Sóller and then by way of the farm at Balitx d’Avall, situated among orange groves and olive orchards in one of Mallorca’s most remote valleys.

Overnight: Port Sóller

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Day 5: Circular walk from Port Sóller

Distance: 7.5 km | Ascent: 270 m | Descent: 270 m | 3 hrs approx.

From the port, you do a steep ascent to the cliffs which form a natural breakwater overlooking the bay. At the top, you have lovely views from ‘Torre Picada’, along the rocky coastline to the tiny island of S’Illeta just offshore. From the peak, you do a steep descent along a ravine to reach ‘Sa Punta Llarga’, a promontory which affords a lovely vista point back from sea level.

Overnight: Port Sóller

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Day 6: End of arrangement

Your trip and our services come to an end after breakfast. Why not finish your holiday by taking the vintage railway to the historic capital city, Palma de Mallorca. Spend an afternoon exploring its labyrinthine streets, palace courtyards, art museums and elaborate gothic cathedral before departing for home.

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Day 1: Arrival in Valldemossa

Beautifully set on a gentle rise in an idyllic valley of olive, oak and almond trees, Valldemossa is steeped in old-world charm. Most visitors come to see the old Carthusian monastery, which was a favourite haunt of composer Frederic Chopin and writer George Sand. The town’s cobbled, tree-lined alleys and impressive villas reward aimless wandering, and the views over the surrounding valley and mountains are spectacular.

Valldemossa can easily be reached by public bus from Palma de Mallorca.

Overnight: Valldemossa

2

Day 2: Circular walk from Valldemossa

Distance: 15 km | Ascent: 700 m | Descent: 700 m | 6 hrs approx.

Your first walk is a hugely popular circular route from Valldemossa on the Archduke’s Trail (Camí de s’Arxiduc), an impressive dry-stone path along the ridge between Deia and Valldemossa. The path was built in the late 19th century at the demand of the Archduke Luis Salvador, for no other purpose than to offer an easily walked route along the mountain backbone whilst enjoying amazing views over the north western coastline.

There is restricted access to this area, so a permit is required to walk the Archduke’s Trail. We will arrange this permit for you. Should there be no permits available, you will follow an alternative route nearby. Both options include sweeping views and an optional ascent to a peak

Overnight: Valldemossa

3

Day 3: Deia to Port Sóller

Distance: 14 km | Ascent: 280 m | Descent: 440 m | 5½ hrs approx.

Beginning after breakfast with a short transfer to the idyllic artists’ colony of Deia. Starting from here along a cobbled path through the olive groves, this is a delightful and relatively easy walk to the coastal town of Port Sóller. Your route follows the coastline, through quiet Mediterranean woods (pines, oaks and madrone trees) and across a private estate where the owners serve delicious fresh orange juice to walkers.

Overnight: Port Sóller

4

Day 4: Cala Tuent to Port Sóller

Distance: 15 km | Ascent: 650 m | Descent: 610 m | 6 hrs approx.

After a taxi transfer to Cala Tuent, a summer village with a lovely quiet beach, you begin your 6-hour walk. Your first follow the coastline to Port Sóller and then by way of the farm at Balitx d’Avall, situated among orange groves and olive orchards in one of Mallorca’s most remote valleys.

Overnight: Port Sóller

5

Day 5: Circular walk from Port Sóller

Distance: 7.5 km | Ascent: 270 m | Descent: 270 m | 3 hrs approx.

From the port, you do a steep ascent to the cliffs which form a natural breakwater overlooking the bay. At the top, you have lovely views from ‘Torre Picada’, along the rocky coastline to the tiny island of S’Illeta just offshore. From the peak, you do a steep descent along a ravine to reach ‘Sa Punta Llarga’, a promontory which affords a lovely vista point back from sea level.

Overnight: Port Sóller

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Day 6: From Lake Cuber to Lluc or from Lluc to Pollença

Distance: 20 km | Ascent: 845 m | Descent: 630 m | 6½ hrs approx.

OR

Distance: 13 km | Ascent: 575 m | Descent: 200 m | 4½ hrs approx.

Transfer to Lake Cuber in the morning to start one of the most beautiful stages of the GR-221, which leads to the remote Monastery of Lluc. The walk begins with a peaceful stroll along the lake, followed by a section in ascent up to 1210 metres. The second part takes you downhill on a restored cobbled path among holm oak groves, to reach the pilgrimage site at Lluc. You’ll have time to see the “Black Madonna” – patron saint of Mallorca – before the taxi transfer to your next accommodation, situated in the town centre of Pollença.

Another option for today is to start your route in Lluc and walk from there to your hotel in Pollenca.

Overnight: Pollença

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Day 7: Valle Boquer or Cala Sant Vicenç

Distance: 7 km | Ascent: 175 m | Descent: 175 m | 2 hrs approx.

OR

Distance: 10 km | Ascent: 330 m | Descent: 330 m | 4 hrs approx.

After yesterday’s demanding route, today you choose between two short walks in coastal areas. The easier walk enters Boquer Valley, a small nature reserve for birds with a private beach. As a bonus, this route ends with a stroll along Port Pollença’s beautiful seaside promenade. The other walk starts in Cala ses Barques and leads to the cove at Sant Vicenç. Then you retrace your steps and continue walking, via Siller Pass, to the port. Both routes end in Port Pollença, where you get the bus back to Pollença. At the end of the day, you’ll have time to explore the town or enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool and gardens.

Overnight: Pollença

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Day 8: End of arrangement

Your trip and our services come to an end after breakfast. Why not finish your holiday by taking the vintage railway to the historic capital city, Palma de Mallorca. Spend an afternoon exploring its labyrinthine streets, palace courtyards, art museums and elaborate gothic cathedral before departing for home.

Getting to Valldemossa

  The nearest airport is Palma de Mallorca (PMI).
From the airport, there is a shuttle bus which runs to the bus / train station in La Palma every 15min. Check timetables here. From Palma city centre there are regular buses (Line 210) to Valldemossa (travel time: 30 minutes). Check timetables here.
A direct taxi journey from the airport to Valldemossa can also be arranged in advance.

 

Departure from Port Sóller (6-day tour)

  There is a bus from Port Sóller to Palma de Mallorca (Line 211). Departures are every 1½ hours (travel time aprox. 40 minutes). Check rates and schedules at www.tib.org.  Once in Palma, take a shuttle bus to the airport.
Alternatively, for a unique experience at the end of your holiday, you could take the vintage railway from Sóller with its mahogany panels and brass fittings, in operation since 1912. The journey time to Palma is 1 hour and costs €25. Timetables available here.
Direct taxi transfers from the last accommodation to the airport or harbour can also be arranged.

Departure from Pollença (8-day tour)

  You can take the bus from Pollença to Palma de Mallorca (Line 340).  For more details www.tib.org. Once in Palma, take a shuttle bus to the airport.
Direct taxi transfers from the last accommodation to the airport or harbour can also be arranged.
hiking in Mallorca
Catedral de Palma
Deia
Valldemossa shopfront
Deia, Mallorca
Cala Deia walking
Cala Deia
cliffs, Cala Deia
Cala Deia, yacht
cliffs, Mallorca coastline
coastal view, Mallorca walking
cliffs, Cala Deia
oranges, Mallorca
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Mallorca walking signposts
Port de Soller
Port Soller Tram
Sa Punta Larga, Mallorca
Lake Cuber
Llotja de Palma

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