Mallorca - a Walkers Paradise
Take in views of majestic mountains, the Mediterranean Sea and picture-postcard villages as you head off on a series of walks on the island of Mallorca.
- Just You Tour Manager as your host
- 7 nights half board in a 4-star hotel
- 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
- Specialist Local Guide
- Welcome drink
- 4 guided walks
- Overseas transfers & other transportation
- The Postway Path
- The Coastal Path
- The Painter Way
- The Castle path
- Walk the Oranges Path Through the Soller Valley
- Explore Palma, Mallorca's capital
Make your own way to Mallorca's capital, Palma. Here, we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Colonia Sant Jordi, a peaceful resort located on the south coast of the island. Get to know your fellow travellers this evening over a welcome drink before dinner.
Walk 7km – 4.3 Mi – 3 hours
A good breakfast will set you up for today's 7km walk, which should take about three hours.
We'll head through the old post and transport route from Esporles to Banyalbufar, which dates back to the 15th century and was the only link between the two villages until the 19th century. This was the commercial route of the fishing industry and also of the postal service of King James III.
The path we follow takes us through a pine forest and then uphill, where the panorama changes and we'll see traditional stone buildings. As we get closer to Banyalbufar, enjoy impressive views of the ocean and the island's rugged west coast. Once we reach Banyalbufar we'll see the ancient terraced hillsides that were introduced to Mallorca by the Moors.
Walk 6km – 3.7mi – 4 hours
You can simply relax and enjoy the facilities at your hotel today. Alternatively, you might like to take an optional leisurely hike through the fertile Soller Valley to Fornalutx. As we walk we'll see swathes of citrus trees that carpet the valley floor and terraced olive groves. We'll also be able to take in wonderful views of the towering Serra de Tramuntana Mountains, including Puig Major, Mallorca's highest peak. Our hike ends in the pretty village of Fornalutx, where there's free time to stroll through its narrow lanes lined by charming stone-built houses.
Walk 6km – 3.7mi – 3 hours
We will discover one of the most beautiful coastal areas of Mallorca on our hike today. First we journey by road to Cala Ratjada, the island's easternmost village, and our walk starts on the gorgeous Blue Flag beach of Cala Agulla, which boasts white sand and is backed by pine trees. We'll follow the coast to the secluded resort of Cala Mesquida, which is surrounded by sand dunes and crystal-clear waters. We'll take in views of picturesque bays as we continue to Cala Torta, from where we'll return to our hotel by road.
After a few days out and about exploring Mallorca you might want to spend today relaxing. But if you want to discover even more of the island, why not head to its capital, Palma, on an optional excursion. Here' we'll stroll through the narrow streets and ancient passages of the Old Town, where we'll see honey-hued buildings and the impressive Gothic cathedral. Close by we'll also admire the Royal Palace, the residence of Spain's royal family when they visit the Balearic Islands.
After your tour, there's free time in the city to explore – there's no shortage of attractions, from shops and galleries to cafés and an impressive harbour.
Walk 7.5km – 4.6 mi – 3 hours
We're going to get out and about again today, on a walk that takes us along Mallorca's west coast. Over the years, this area has attracted many artists who come here to capture the beautiful landscape of dramatic cliffs looming over turquoise waters. We'll take in this sight before making our way to the mountain village of Deià, where the English poet and novelist Robert Graves lived, and where he died in 1985. He is buried under a cypress tree in Deià's graveyard, which you can visit.
Walk 6km – 3.7mi – 3.5 hours
Our walk today begins from the small hamlet of Orient, and we will follow a path through olive groves up to the ruins of the hilltop Castell d'Alaro. Here we'll also see the chapel of the Virgin of the Refuge and enjoy wonderfully panoramic views. We'll then make our way downhill to a traditional farmhouse, where we'll enjoy refreshments before we continue to Alaro.
Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.
By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.
Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change. The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.
Spain - Discover Mallorcas capital, Palma
Today we will visit Palma, Mallorcas capital. The old city with its charming crooked alleys, lively plazas, grand
townhouses and its inviting shopping streets offers the visitor a mixture of history, culture and modern
Mediterranean flair. We’ll stop for some photos at Castillo de Bellver, the only Spanish fort with a round layout
as well as the oldest castle with this way of construction throughout Europe.
From here, we will enjoy the view over the harbor. Continuing our tour, we pass by the royal yacht port to reach
the stunning cathedral La Seu, Palmas major sight. An easy walk takes us from here to the historic city center
past famous hidden backyards, the townhall, the Plaza Mayor and finalizes at the Mercat de l'Olivar, Palmas
biggest market hall. With over 100 fish stalls and an abundance of meat, fruit and vegetables, without a doubt,
it truly is a connaisseurs paradise.
Spain - Walk the oranges path through the Soller Valley
Today’s trip takes us to the valley of Sóller, which due to his many orange gardens is also commonly called the
„Vall de Naranja“ – The Orange Valley. Just before the small town of Sóller we start our round hike. After a short
distance on paved road we enter an old cobblestone path that takes us past orange gardens and terrace fields
with wild, bizarre olive trees to the village of Binibassi. On our way, again and again we will enjoy breathtaking
views over the valley and Sóller. Our hike takes us through a shady forest of stone oaks and pines until we reach
the mountain village Fornalux which has been named as the most beautiful village of Spain several times. Here
we take our first break and get the chance to discover the village with its beautiful flower-covered stone houses
and crooked streets. Continuing the hike, we walk to the village of Biniaratx. Coming across an old washing
station we continue downhill through the historic center to an idyllic Finca that is surrounded by fields of orangeand
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Dates and Prices
Make Your Own Way
Thursday 10 Oct 2019