The enigma of the Tramuntana. Walking holidays with local guide: Constitution festivities 2022 and Easter week 2023
Official language of the trip: Spanish
The northwest of the biggest island of the spanish terriroty, Mallorca offers a quiet and traditional landscape far from busy touristic centers which are in the south of the island.
Emerging abruptly from the Mediterranean Sea, the fantastic 400m cliffs that extend up to more than 1000m in capricious ridges and large masses of limestone rock which form the spectacular relief of the wild Serra de Tramuntana.
Through the medieval paths that goes through the forest, along the coast and the mountains, we will find, spread everywhere, remains of ancient industries that will help us to understand the traditional jobs in the Serra, already lost in time. We will walk towards some of the highest peaks in the Serra, with the omnipresent view of the sea, or we will walk on the dry stone traditional terraces that treasure millenary olive trees or orange and lemon trees bathed in the sun. We will visit wonderful villages , towns and traditional ports of the Serra as well as remote pebbled coved with crystal clear waters where, if the weather is good, we can take a relaxing bath.
This is a trip where the comfort and strategic location of the accomodation in the picturesque village of Sóller is our main priority, as you will be located next to the best trekking routes in the spanish mediterranean.
A memorable trip!
The best walking tours on the island of Mallorca, and also, the entire stay of the trip in the exclusive central Sierra de Tramuntana!
8 days from:
5 days of hiking
1 day to relax
Groups from 5 to 15 people
From 16 years
The highlights of the walking holidays trip, the enigma of the Tramuntana
Magnificent journey of complete contrasts: Sea, mountains and sun
Spectacular hikes in the Serra de Tramuntana, the largest protected natural area in the Balearic Islands and a UNESCO world heritage site.
Mountain villages among the most beautiful in Spain
Horseshoe (cobbled) roads that cross extensive mountain olive groves and citrus orchards, mail roads linking villages with medieval paths, mountain and coast roads that connect old fortified farms
Observations of the great raptors of the sierra, for example the Black Vulture
Opportunity to get to know the Mediterranean in the broadest sense of the word
Itineray of the walking holidays trip, the enigma of the Tramuntana
The trip starts in the afternoon in Sóller (Dec 2021) or Port of Sóller (Apr 2022). The whole groups meets to receive the official presentation and the last instructions before we go to all together to enjoy a typical welcome dinner at the hotel
In the morning we get the emblematic wooden tram that takes us to the main square in Sóller. This is the best introduction that we can have for the excursion which we will walk as we will visit the picturesque and traditional villages of the Sóller valley: Fornalutx, Biniaraix and Sóller. Along the route through cobbled medieval paths whichs goes between fruit trees and olive oil groves, we will discover the best kept secrets, the different aromas of the Mediterranean and the beautiful views that form the astonishing valley of the oranges.
* Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Excursión: Distance: 8.5Km; Ascension: 350m; Descent: 350m; Walking time: 3hr; Hotel-hotel: 6hr
From the Port of Sóller we begin this classic coastal walk, going up the terraces built with the dry stone technique which treasure twisted olive trees. We walk with valuable views of the bay of Deià until we reach the charming village of Llucalcari where we take the route of “Camí d’es Pintors” following the winding path over the sea which leads us to Cala Deià with its spectacular sea bottom. From the cove, we start our way up to visit the Bohemian village of Deià, the town of the artists in the Balearics.
*Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner included
Excursion description: Distance: 12Km; Ascension: 400m; Descent: 250m; Walking time : 4hr; Hotel-hotel: 7hr
From the pretty mountain village of Valldemossa, we start the climb through the lush holm oak forest that connects with the extraordinary Archduke path (945m). The path was built in the purest traditional Mallorcan style, by Archduke Luis Salvador of Austria (Habsburg) at the end of the 19th century, for the simple pleasure of enjoying the wonderful views that are offered to us up here: a bird’s eye view, the dramatic north coast on one side and the city of Palma with the Cabrera archipelago on the horizon, on the opposite side. An environment that overwhelms even the highest royalty.
* Breakfast, country lunch and dinner, included
Excursion description: Distance: 9Km; Ascension: 500m; Descent: 500m; Walking time: 4hr; Hotel-hotel: 7hr
Rest day where you can relax at the hotel, go sightseeing in Palma or another municipality on the island or continue with one of the many private activities in nature that you will find in the MallorcAlpina portfolio. In any case, we will be happy to help you carry out any activity that you might be interested.
The hiking route that goes from Sóller to Cala Tuent is probably the most beautiful excursion in terms of scenery along the entire Spanish Mediterranean coast. We first walk through the secluded Balitx valley, which has a strong olive tradition, until we overcome the mythical Biniamar pass (365m). Once past the pass, we enter the domains of the wild bay of sa Costera, dominated by the dramatic buttresses of the northern slope of the Moncaire mountain (839m), a real spectacle of nature and Mediterranean landscape, the path becomes a pure delight for all the senses. We cross the bay from one end to the other to reach the next inlet and finish at the fabulous cove of Cala Tuent. We return by bus or boat to the port of Sóller, depending on the season of the year.
* Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner, included
Excursion description: Distancie 14Km; Ascension: 260m; Descent: 615m; Walking time: 4hr; Hotel-hotel: 7hr
We start the route through the “alpine” valley of Son Torrella, located right at the foot of the Puig Mayor mountain, the roof of the Balearic Islands. We walk with privileged views of the Sóller valley until we reach the base of l’Ofre peak. From this point, we make the ascent to the peak with a pyramidal shape of l’Ofre (1091m) so once we reach the summit, we can enjoy the views of the wonderful 360º panoramic that is offered to us and at the same time we can have a reasonable idea of the dimensions of the Serra de Tramuntana as well as the island of Mallorca. On the way down to Sóller, we take it through the impressive Biniaraix ravine, where a cobbled path of medieval origin runs, which is considered the best example of popular engineering in the art of dry stone, of the Balearic Islands .
* Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner in a restaurant, included
Excursion description: Distance: 13Km; Ascension: 335m; Descent: 1150m; Walking time: 5.5hr; Hotel-hotel: 8hr
The journey ends after the breakfast.
General information of the walking holidays, the enigma of the Tramuntana
Located in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana, declared a world heritage site in 2011 by UNESCO within the category of cultural landscape, the Sóller valley is positioned as an unbeatable crossroads in all directions, with an exceptional tourist attraction and a very picturesque contrast of sea and mountains. Sóller happens to be the perfect starting point for your holidays in contact with nature in the Balearic Islands.
Here we show you the average temperature and rainy days in the differents months when the trip is offered:
The winter season is a very good time to walk in Mallorca, as there are many bright days with blue skies and optimal visibility for photography, as well as the peace and tranquility that reigns in the mountains. At the beginning of the 20th century, the first tourists who came to the island always came to walk in winter, away from the extreme climate of central and northern Europe.
During the two high hiking seasons: autumn, with the sea temperature still warm and the capricious games of lights in the mountains, and spring with the explosion of life that occurs, the Serra de Tramuntana gives us endless interesting nuances that vary throughout the year.
In Mallorca, fortunately sometimes it also rains. So you also have to be prepared for this.
Accomodation & meals
Accommodation and meals are an important part of the trip, so we have chosen a hotel in Port of Sóller that is comfortable, functional and with a good location:
The hotel *** has modern facilities with many elements renovated in 2020. It has rooms that are equipped with all kinds of comforts, a seasonal outdoor pool with a solarium, mixed rooms, a bar and a restaurant.
The buffet-style breakfast at the hotel will surprise you with a variety of Mediterranean and international foods to choose from.
In the picnics, in addition to choosing the best natural environments with the best views of the island to eat, all the products we use to make the typical and delicious Pa amb Oli KMO (Mallorcan bread with tomato and extra virgin olive oil with different cheeses and cold cuts + fruit and some surprises) is from proximity.
We include all dinners with the hotel’s varied and tasty buffet except the day off, and on the last night we invite you to a restaurant outside the hotel, to a typical Mallorcan farewell dinner.
Dates & Prices of the walking holidays, the enigma of the Tramuntana
Valid prices on the two weeks offered: December 2022 (stay at Sóller) and April 2023 (stay at puerto Sóller).
The cost is in € and per person
2022 Dic 03-10, Constitution bank holiday. €989,00 -open bookings- (Hotel **** bed and breakfast + 5 picnic lunches + 1 dinner)
2023 Apr 01-08 Easter week. €889,00 – open bookings – (full board)
Individual supplement: from €200,00
Under 10 people group supplement: €60,00 per person
An extra night: from €70,00 per person
We reccomend you to check our terms and conditions to have more information
In order to offer the lowest cost, our trip has a price according to the number of people who enjoy it and who pay for the total cost. The employees of MallorcAlpina are not included in the count. The supplement is paid from 5 to 9 people, both included.