Five Days Hiking Through The Most Beautiful Villages In Mallorca
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- Private transfer from Palma airport to your first guesthouse
- Four night’s en-suite accommodation in charming family run guesthouses, all rooms en-suite.
- Breakfast each morning
- Walking notes with full route descriptions, guidebooks and maps.
- Luggage transported between your guesthouses each day
- Return transfer from your final guesthouse to Palma airport.
- Back up support, as well as advice and recommendations
- Use of walking poles if required
- Carefully planned village to village itinerary
- Good choice of bars and restaurants each evening.
Day One: Arrival and Transfer to Valldemossa (Circular 8km Walk, 150m ascent)
We’ll meet you at Palma airport and transfer you to your first night’s accommodation in the mountain village of Valldemossa. Valldemossa is one of Mallorca’s most beautiful villages and has attracted artists such as Chopin, George Sand and Coll Bardolet as well as being the former home of Mallorca’s only saint, Santa Catalina.
The village is beautiful and contains a wealth of museums and cafe lined streets. Should you wish to stretch your legs we have a pleasant 3 hour walk that allows you to begin your discovery of the Mallorcan countryside.
Day Two: Valldemossa to Deia (10km, 610m ascent)
Today you have a choice of two walks. Both are along the GR221 towards Deia. The first option is a linear hike along the Cami de s’Arxidux dropping down into Deia, the other option is to enjoy a circular hike before travelling to Deia by bus (15 minutes). The reason we offer the choice is that the GR221 between Valldemossa and Deia can be challenging in parts and requires a head for heights and should not be undertaken in bad weather.
Having said that, persons with an average level of fitness and some experience of ridge walking should not have a problem.
The alternative route also follows the trail put down by Austrian Archduke Ludwig Salvator in the last century. The archduke created a network of trails around Valldemossa with lookouts at just the right points and today’s walk is a classic circular route through the Son Moragues national park.
You are free to decide on the day which walk you wish to choose.
Day Three: Deia to Port de Soller (13km, 430m ascent)
A charming hike through olive groves, oak, orange and lemon trees with the sparkling Mediterranean always at your side. The route hovers above the small cove beach of Deia offering stunning views down onto the Cala before turning inland and ascending along the old Cami de Castello. Through the trees, you can see the little hamlet of Lluccari with the sparkling Mediterranean behind it.
Stop to take it all in at the magnificently situated Son Mico farmhouse before turning once again towards the sea and down in the sheltered harbour of Port de Soller.
The port enjoys a unique location and it offers the only real shelter for boats along the whole western coast of Mallorca.
The port has a great selection of bars and traditional restaurants and an old 1910 tram still runs between here and the narrow gauge railway to Palma at Soller.
Day Four: Puerto de Soller to Soller via Fornaltux (Circular Walk 14km, 400m ascent)
The Soller Valley is the only true valley in Mallorca and was for years cut off from the rest of the Island by the mountains of the Tramuntana. In fact to such an extent that the locals found it easier to trade it’s citrus fruits with Catalonia and France rather than Palma. In 1929 a narrow gauge railway was built to connect Soller with Palma and it was only in the 1990s that a tunnel was built between Soller and Palma allowing for easier access. The valley is filled with Orange and Lemon trees and surrounded by the high peaks of the Sierra and watched over by Mallorca’s highest peak - Puig Major (1448m). Today’s hike continues along the GR221 to Soller then follows the Cami Vell de Balitx and the Mirador de Ses Barques.
The Mirador at 400m offers panoramic views over the Valley and back towards the Port.
From the Mirador, you follow the trail to the village of Fornalutx, regular winner of “the most beautiful village in Spain” award.
Relax in the town square before following the trail through the oak trees and through the tiny hamlet of Binbassi returning to Soller and your accommodation for the night.
Day Five: Return Home (9km, 220m ascent)
This morning you can enjoy a half day circular walk before being collected and taken to Palma airport in good time for your flight. If you are staying in Mallorca we include a private transfer back to Palma or a train ticket on the “Tren de Soller”.
This railway has connected the city of Palma de Mallorca with the small town of Sóller since 1912. The train travels 27 km along its narrow-gauge track through the Sierra de Tramuntana, and a trip is like going back in time.
Booking and Rates
The price for the trip is 675 Euros per person based on two people sharing. For those travelling individually there is a single supplement of 35%. For two or more people travelling who require a single room there is a single room supplement of 25%. Bookings can be made between 1st April to 25th May and 15th September to 31st October. Private transfer on arrival and return to Palma or Palma Airport is included. Please contact Wonderful Ireland for more details.