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Mallorca, the Trans-Tramuntana trek

€675 per person

The largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Mallorca (Majorca), is a wonderful and diverse self-guided walking destination. Explore the untamed Serra de Tramuntana following trails across peculiar rocks and sporadic oak trees offering some pleasant shade as you walk. Walk through orderly olive groves, orange trees and picturesque traditional villages dotted with impressive houses and castles. The frequent views of the sea and the surrounding islands will take your breath away.

  • Destination
  • Duration
    8 Days I Difficulty: 3 (of 5)
  • What is included
    7 overnight stays incl. breakfast (en-suite twin/dbl rooms: 3-4* hotels + 2x in a monastery); Luggage transfers; Welcome briefing; Transfers according to program; Train fare with nostalgic, red lightning train’ from Sóller to Palma; Carefully elaborated route; Detailed route instructions (1 x per room); GPS tracks available on request; Service hotline
  • What is not included
    Entrance charges; tramway fare from Sóller to Pt. Sóller (approx. EUR 5 per person); visitors' taxes (payable locally)
  • Best period
    March, April, May, June, September, October
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Day 1. Arrival day
Arrival in Spain. Individual journey to Pt. Alcúdia.
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Day 2. Coastal walk on the peninsula of Alcúdia (15,5km, 5-6hrs, +690m/-820m)
The first section of the independent walking tour follows the trail between the Pollenca bay and the beautiful coastal town of Alcúdia. The trail ascends from the coastline to a rocky peak holding some gorgeous views. The path becomes particularly panoramic as it winds through the hills and gradually takes you back to the lovely historic town of Alcúdia and the promenade of Pt. Alcúdia.
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Day 3. From Pt. Alcúdia to Monastery Lluc (13,5km, 4-5hrs, +600m/-220m)
After a healthy breakfast, an organized transfer will take you to Pollenca where you will follow the famous pilgrim path to the Lluc Monastery. With the breathtaking view of the arching peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana in the background, you will follow the self-guided walking route up and pass Puig Tomir. Enjoy the blessed shade of the stone oak trees and the rural landscape of orchards and meadows. Reward yourself with a visit of the magnificent Lluc Monastery awaiting at the end of the path.
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Day 4. Pilgrim path Cuber Reservoir (15,5km, 5-6hrs, +880m/-590m)
An organized transfer will take you to the Cuber Reservoir in the morning there you will have the opportunity to walk along another section of the pilgrim path to the Lluc monastery. The alpine-like terrain offers great views of imposing rocky summits, lush valleys, and the rocky coastline. This is one of the most beautiful sections of the independent hiking tour in Mallorca. Return to the Lluc monastery for overnight.
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Day 5. From monastery Lluc to Pt. Sóller (12km, 4,30hrs, +300m/-990m)
Today you will follow the self-guided walking route from the beautiful Cuber reservoir to the L’Ofre pass contemplating magnificent panoramic views of the Serra de Tramuntana peaks along the way. Ascend to the top of Es Cornador peak and enjoy the view of the city of Palma. Continue hiking along the iconic panoramic trail of the Biniaraix gorge until you reach the charming town of Sóller welcomed by the wonderful orange plantations. Hop on the old tram for a ride to the Port de Sóller.
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Day 6. Coastal path from Deia to Sóller (12km, 5hrs, +300m/-430m)
A morning transfer will take you to the artistic village of Deia and the trailhead of today’s independent walking route from Deia bay to Sóller. You will enjoy a diverse coastal trail with some breathtaking viewpoints along the way. Descend back into the Sóller valley and enjoy your evening in the beautiful coastal town Port de Sóller.
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Day 7. From Pt. Sóller to Playa de Palma (13km, 3,30hrs, +10m/-40m or +370m/-360m)
For your last day on this self-guided hiking tour, you will enjoy an unforgettable train ride across the orange fields down to the city of Palma. The train passes along the Tramuntana mountains and through the rich fields of Palma. Follow the beach promenade to the busy Playa de Palma and explore the historic old town of Palma with its narrow streets and heritage sites.
There are several options to choose from for this day: 1) From the hotel in Pt. Soller you can go by a small panoramic train (not incl.) in about 15 minutes to Soller. From Soller you may start a short walking tour to the beautiful village Fornalutx and afterwards - walk back to Soller. The itinerary will take you through olive groves, almond trees, and orange plantations. Back in Soller the you will take the train (incl.) to Palma. From Palma you can walk along the coast to your hotel at the Playa de Palma or you can alternatively take the bus to the Playa de Palma. 2) Go by a small panoramic train (not incl.) in about 15 minutes from your hotel in Pt. Soller to Soller. From Soller you will take the train (incl.) to Palma. In Palma you may have a guided tour through the city (optional service, bookable during the tour briefing on arrival; costs appr. EUR 8 per person, duration approx. 3,30 hours.) and then walk along the coast to your hotel at the Playa de Palma or you can alternatively take the bus to the Playa de Palma. Either way your main luggage will be transferred in the meantime from your hotel in Pt. Soller to the hotel in Playa de Palma, so you will not have to carry it with you at all times.
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Day 8. Departure day
Our services end after breakfast. Individual departure or extra days.

TOUR LOCATION

Price
675 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (18/02-06/03; 10-23/10)
710 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (07/03-27/03; 03-09/10)
740 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (28/03-22/05; 19/09-02/10)
790 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (23/05-26/06; 02/09-18/09)
* N.B.: If your travel period falls into two periods with different prices, the one with the higher price will be invoiced!
Single room & Solo traveler supplement
Single room supplement: 260Euro;
Solo traveler supplement: 330 Euro (incl. sgl. room supplement)
Tips
Departures on Fridays & Sundays only (!) from February 18th to June 26, and from September 2nd to October 23rd. Surefootedness and stamina are required for walking times up to 6 hours. You are rewarded by an unusual and beautiful perspective of Mallorca. The paths can be rocky therefore sturdy walking boots are necessary. Getting there: By plane to Palma de Mallorca Airport. Take coach to Palma bus station and then approx. 1 hr. to Pt. Alcúdia (www.tib.org). Return from Playa de Palma to the airport: short ride by taxi, cost approx. EUR 25 per fare.
Accommodation
4x 3*** hotels, 1x 4**** hotels (Palma), 2x monastery Lluc. Breakfast included. Halfboard supplement (7x dinners, normally rich buffet) upon extra payment (140 Euros/person)

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