Hiking in group with guide: autumn, winter and spring

 

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In the northwest of the Spain’s largest island, Mallorca, there a quiet and traditional landscape, far away from the busy touristic centres found on the southerncoast

Amazing 400m vertical cliffs that extend to more than 1000m in capricious ridges and large masses of limestone, emerge abruptly from the Mediterranean Sea to form the spectacular relief of the rugged Serra de Tramuntana.

Through medieval paths that wind through the woodland, coast and mountains, we will find vestiges of ancient industries that will help us to understand ancient traditional professions already lost in time. We will walk towards one of the highest peaks of the Tramuntana with the omnipresent view of the sea and we will visit the dry- stone terraces that nurture millenary olive trees or orange and lemon trees bathed in the sunshine. We will visit beautiful traditional fishing ports, hamlets and villages in the mountains, as well as remote pebbled coves with crystal clear waters where, if the weather is good, we will be able to swim.

This is a tour where comfort and strategic location of the accommodation in the picturesque port of Sóller or in Sóller (depending on the season), prevail, along with the best walking routes in the Spanish Mediterranean.

A memorable trip!

8 days from:

749€

From January 2022

5 days of hiking

1 day off

Groups from 5 to 15 people

Difficulty 3/5

From 16 years

Location: Sóller

The highlights

Magnificent hike of contrasts: sun, sea and  mountains

Spectacular walks in the Serra de Tramuntana, the largest natural protected space in the Balearic islands and UNESCO world heritage

Some of the most sunning villages in Spain

Horseshoe path (cobbled) that cross huge olive groves and orchards of citrus trees, small paths that connect villages with medieval origins,  and mountain and coastal paths that connect old fortified “fincas”

Sightings of the great birds of prey of the Tramuntana, for example the black vulture

An opportunity to discover the Mediterranean in the widest sense of the word

Itinerary

Group transfer from the airport to Port of Sóller.

The tour begins this afternoon in the Port of Sóller. The whole group meets for the official presentation and to receive the final tour instructions, before we all go together to eat the welcome dinner at the hotel. If your flight arrives earlier in the day, you may wish to explore the streets and local amenties available in Sóller or the Port.

* Dinner included

In the morning we board the emblematic wooden tram that will take us directly to the main square of Sóller (4Km), this is the best way to start our excursion. We are going to visit on foot the three picturesque and traditional mountain villages of the Sóller valley: Fornalutx, Biniaraix and Sóller. We will walk along an amazing route of cobbled paths from the Middle Age surrounded by fruit trees and ancient olive trees, we will discover first-hand all the best kept secrets, the different aromas of the Mediterranean and the beautiful views that encompass the wondeful valley of orange trees.

* Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner, included

 Walking Distance: 8.5Km; Ascent: 350m; Descent: 350m; Walking time: 3hr; Hotel-hotel: 6hr

From the Port of Sóller we begin the classic coastal walk, climbing through the terraces built with the dry limestone technique that nurture olive trees twisted by the passage of hundreds of years. We walk with stunning views of the bay of Deià until we reach the beautiful hamlet of Llucalcari, where we join the painthers path “camí dels pintos”. We follow the narrow and winding path overlooking the sea leading us to the cove of Deià, whith its spectacular seabed. From the cove we turn uphill to visit the bohemian village of Deià, the quintessential artists’ town of the Balearic Islands.

* Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner, included

Walking distance: 12Km; Ascent: 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 (Camí de s’Arxiduc, 945m). At the end of the 19th century, Archduke Luis Salvador of Austria (Habsburg) had the path built in the purest traditional Mallorcan style, for the simple pleasure of enjoying the wonderful views available. You too can enjoy the bird’s eye view, the dramatic north coast on one side, and the city of Palma on the opposite side with the Cabrera archipelago on the horizon. A setting that still overwhelms royalty today.

* Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner, included

Walking distance: 9Km; Ascension: 500m; Descent: 500m; Walking time: 4hr; Hotel-hotel: 7hr

Rest-day where you can relax in the hotel, head to a beach or even do some tourism in Palma or nearby towns. Alternatively, you may want to add another of our private activities available from our catalogue.

We will be happy to help you organise any activity that you might be interested in.

*Breakfast included

The hiking route that goes from Sóller to Cala Tuent is probably the most beautiful excursion along the entire Spanish Mediterranean coast in terms of scenery. We first walk through the secluded valley of Balitx, once a stronghold of the olive tradition, until we reach the mythical Biniamar pass (365m). Wethen 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 spectacle of nature and Mediterranean landscape, the path becomes a pure delight for all the senses! We traverse the bay to reach the next inlet and finish at the fabulous cove of Cala Tuent. Our return will be by boat or by bus to the Port of Sóller, depending on the season of the year.

* Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner, included

Walking distance: 14Km; Ascent: 260m; Descent: 615m; Walking time: 4hr; Hotel-hotel: 7hr

We start the route through the “alpine” valley of Son Torrella, located right at the feet of the Puig Major mountain (1445m), the rooftop 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 climb to the peak of l’Ofre with a pyramidal shape (1091m) and once we reach the summit, we enjoy the wonderfull 360º panoramic views that it provides and allows us to observe the magnitude of the Serra de Tramuntana and the island of Mallorca. On the way back to Sóller, we descend through the impressive Biniaraix ravine, walking along a cobbled path of medieval origin, which is considered the best example of engineering of its day in the art of dry stone, of the Balearic Islands.

* Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner in a restaurant, included

Walking distance: 13Km; Ascension: 335m; Descent: 1150m; Walking time: 5.5hr; Hotel-hotel: 8hr

The journey ends after the breakfast.

Group transfer from Port of Sóller to the airport.

If your flight does not leave until late in the evening, we will be happy to help you organise any activity that you might be interested in.

* Breakfast included

General information

Meteorology

Here we show you the average temperatures and rainy days in the Serra de Tramuntana for the months when we run this trip

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Autumn is high season for hiking, when the sea temperatures are still warm and the sun plays a capricious game of lights on the mountains.

Winter is a very good time to walk in Mallorca, as there are many bright days with blue skies and optimal visibility for photography, and also for the peace and tranquility that reigns in the mountains. Perhaps now the popular attraction are the beaches, however at the beginning of the 20th century, the first tourists who came to the island always came to walk during the winter season, to get away from the harsher climate conditions of central and northern Europe.

Spring is high season for hiking again with an explosion of wildlife, and it is not unusual to start enjoying a refreshing swim in the sea. The Serra de Tramuntana gives us endless interesting colours that vary throughout the year. 

Fortunately for the wild nature, it sometimes rains in Mallorca, and snow is not unheard of at higher elevations on winter time. 

Dates & Prices and Accomodation & Meals

 

 

Hotel Eden Nord *** PORT OF SÓLLER

Located in Port of Sóller, this hotel was renovated in 2020, and it has modern facilities. 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.

Hotel El Guía **** SÓLLER

Located in the heart of Sóller, this one of the oldest hotels in Mallorca. Founded in 1880, It has been recently renovated respecting the traditional architecture of the XIX century. The rooms are equipped with all kinds of comforts, a small seasonal outdoor pool, mixed rooms, a bar and a restaurant.

   

The accomodation and the meals are integral part of the trip

So we have chosen a hotel in Port of Sóller and another one in Sóller, according to the season and which are comfortable and functional and offer a good location.

The buffet-style breakfast at the hotel will surprise you with a variety of Mediterranean and international foods to choose from.

For lunch, you will not just experiences the best natural surroundings available with the best views of the island, we will also enjoy a traditional Majorcan picnic with a delicious Pa amb Oli: Mallorcan bread with tomato and extra virgin olive oil made from the very olives from the olives groves you will have journeyed through, and selection of local cheese and cold cuts as well as some seasonal fruit and some treats…

We include all dinners with the hotel’s varied and tasty buffe except on the day off. On the final night we invite you at a local restaurant which serves typical Mallorcan food for a farewell dinner.

Valid from October 23rd 2021 to the 16th of April 2022.

The cost is in € and person. Please, check prices for every season.

Valid prices if you book at least 50 days in advance. With less than 50 days there is an extra charge of the 5%.

Supplements

Individual supplement: from €200
Under 10 people group supplement: €60 per person
An extra night: from €70 per person
We reccomend you check our terms and conditions to further information 

 

Note

In order to offer the lowest cost, our tours are priced according to the number of people who are taking parte in the tours. The MallorcAlpina guides are not included in the group count. The supplement is paid for 5 to 9 people inclusive.