38099.jpg

Walking in Mallorca

from $1,549.00

Spectacular walks to discover the interior and coastline of this traditional Spanish island

  • Reviews 7 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided
  • Activity Level Moderate
    5/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    5 - 16
All about the Walking in Mallorca.

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.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

* All breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches (6 on level 5 weeks) and 1 dinner
* 4 nights in a comfortable hotel and 3 nights in a monastery, usually with en suite facilities
* Airport Transfers (at designated times)

Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs

What is not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Single Accommodation (available on request, inquire for supplement)

Highlights

  • Unearth a traditional and tranquil side of Mallorca
  • Stay in charming 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
  • Challenging departures on selected departures (inquire for dates)
  1. Day 1 Start Puerto Sóller.

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Day 4 Follow the 19th Century Archduke’s Bridleway from Valldemossa to 'S'Atalaia Vella'; afternoon free - Moderate (level 3) departure

    Today’s walk starts from the beautiful village of Valldemossa and ends in ’S’Atalaia Vella’ (854m), meaning ’viewpoint’ in Mallorquin. From here we take in stunning panoramic views of the coast and the Tramuntana Mountains. For part of the walk, we follow the Archduke’s bridleway, an incredibly scenic path built at the end of the 19th Century by the Austrian Archduke Ludwig Salvator. In the afternoon we have some free time to relax in Puerto Sóller.Walk Profile: Distance- 7km/ 4 miles, ascent 400m, descent 400m, 3 1/2 hours duration.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Day 8 End Lluc.

    The tour ends after breakfast.**

tst
Where you stay

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.

Eating and Drinking

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.

This trip is Activity level 3 (Moderate) with 5.5 days of walking.

Avoiding the scorching hot summer months, we instead take advantage of the Spring and Autumn when it is the ideal temperature for walking. Wildflowers bloom in Spring and nature enthusiasts will be amazed by the amount of flora and fauna we encounter. We usually walk between 4 and 7 hours per day, including stops and lunch breaks. You will only need to carry your daypack with a good supply of water, your picnic lunch and waterproof layer. The footpaths are varied; mostly well marked and firm underfoot, but there are a few moderately steep ascents and descents and the occasional easy scramble and unmarked section.

On the ascent of Es Cornadors on day 3, we follow an old pilgrim’s trail for much of the way, which involves quite a lot of stone steps. There is plenty of time to complete the walks and the pace is fairly gentle. A reasonable level of fitness will definitely add to your enjoyment of this trip.

Whilst most departures are Activity Level 3 (Moderate), we also offer two Activity Level 5 (Challenging)departures per year. On these departures, the terrain is similar but the walks are longer and require some scrambling. There are also steep drops on Days 6 (Puig Tomir) and 7 (Massanella). Please ensure that you book onto the correct activity level week.

Low altitude throughout.

Overall Rating
5/5
Reviewed On 11/11/2019
5/5

Fantastic walking in beautiful surroundings

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Visiting the Monastery de Luc. Very impressive and beautiful building.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Couldn’t fault the group leader. Eduardo was so knowledgable about Mallorca’s culture, food, wildlife, people and geography. I felt educated each time we went out. He is very keen to please and looked after us so well. He had patience and humour and it was a rap pleasure to have him as a guide.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be aware of mosquitoes! Be sure you can cope with long days in the sun. Take a waterproof jacket. The ice cream in Sóller is lovely!
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    A good value trip that is a great combination of walking, eating and culture.

Reviewed On 26/07/2019
4/5

Walking in Majorca

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Eduardo! A superb guide. Eager to share his knowledge and obvious love of his home country and the pa amb oli lunches were wonderful.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    See above
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The trip is rated moderate in the brochure but at times sections were fairly challenging. Proper footwear and a stick a must!

Reviewed On 26/07/2019
5/5

Walking in Mallorca 30 April - 6 May

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Any of our walking days: seeing the extraordinary colours of the sea from the cliff tops; watching the black vultures perched on the rocky edge above us as we approached the 16th century farm house where we had freshly squeezed orange juice; the panoramic views of the sea and the central plain from the mountain tops we climbed up to.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Very knowledgeable about Mallorcan life, and happy to share his knowledge with us. His Mallorcan picnics gave us an insight into the food traditions of Mallorca, and his friendship networks enabled us to go through otherwise closed hunting areas and so have a better day's walking. At Lluc he organised very successful evenings of exceptionally good food at one of the local restaurants, and his flexibility and dedication to giving Exodus clients a good experience meant that those who wished to had a morning and early afternoon in Palma before meeting up at the airport to get out flight home.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    No surprises here: the trip notes cover all the ground.
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Previous Exodus reviews were accurate and helpful - they said how good this holiday was. I and two friends had been intending to do a walking holiday in Mallorca, and they were thinking of self-catering and self-guiding. I persuaded them otherwise, on the basis of the reviews. While I enjoyed my previous self-organised walking trip in Mallorca, this was much, much better. And they are more sociable, too: everyone on the trip was good company and pleasant to be with.

Reviewed On 26/07/2019
5/5

Fantastic experience!

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Being surrounded by amazing scenery and people every day.
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    Eduard Casajuana is a brilliant guide and so passionate about sharing his knowledge and love for all things Mallorcan, the mountains and wildlife. He made the holiday about so much more than just walking - fantastic!

Reviewed On 26/07/2019
5/5

Walking Mallorca

  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Everything was superb...Eduard, accommodation, food, walks, landscapes, fellow hikers...
  • What did you think of your group leader?

    He was great, delightful, always cheerful.
  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Whatever the weather, whatever the makeup of your group....just enjoy everything, go with the flow...
  • Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Think I've said it all, other than to say the week was good value for money.

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
March 15, 2020
Available
$1,549.00
N/A
April 5, 2020
Available
$1,549.00
N/A
April 19, 2020
Available
$1,649.00
N/A
May 10, 2020
Available
$1,549.00
N/A
May 24, 2020
Available
$1,549.00
N/A
September 6, 2020
Available
$1,649.00
N/A
September 13, 2020
Available
$1,649.00
N/A
September 27, 2020
Available
$1,649.00
N/A
October 11, 2020
Available
$1,649.00
N/A
October 18, 2020
Available
$1,549.00
N/A