Day 1 Palma
Make your own way to Palma where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel in Santa Ponsa, a peaceful resort located on the south coast of the island. Set in a sheltered cove, Santa Ponsa is known for its long white-sand beach and azure waters set against a mountain backdrop. This harbour town is a blend of old and new, with a lively waterfront promenade and modern marina alongside ancient archaeological sites and picturesque villas. Once you've unpacked, why not head out for a stroll to explore. Back at the hotel, get to know your fellow travellers this evening over a welcome drink before dinner.
Meals included: D
Day 2 The Oranges Path
Walk 6km – 3.7miles – 4 hours
Today we have a 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.Meals included: B,D
Day 3 The Agatha Christie’s PathWalk 5.5km / 3.5miles - 2.5 hours
Today’s walk follows the coastline between Cala Fornells and Camp de Mar, passing through pine forest and past mesmerising cliffs and coves. We’ll walk to Caló d’es Monje, a small secluded bay and a beautiful spot with crystal clear waters, made famous as a location for Agatha Christie’s Poirot film ‘Evil under the sun’. If the weather and sea conditions allow, this is a fantastic area for a refreshing dip before heading further along the coast to the centuries old watchtower “Torre Andritxol”, which provides panoramic sea views across the entire south-west coast of the island. Our walk ends at Camp de Mar, an idyllic small village resort with renowned beaches. Meals included: B,D
Day 4 The Postway Path
Walk 7km – 4.3 Miles – 3 hours
A good breakfast will set you up for today's walk, which should take about three hours. We'll head along 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, as well as 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.
Day 5 Palma – at LeisureWe have left today free for you to enjoy the resort facilities or to do some exploring of your own. Why not head to Mallorca's nearby capital, Palma, and explore the narrow streets and ancient passages of the Old Town, where you will find honey-hued buildings and the impressive Gothic cathedral. Close by you might also admire the Royal Palace, the residence of Spain's royal family when they visit the Balearic Islands, or the bustling harbour. Plus, there is no shortage of shops, galleries and cafés. Meals included: B,D
Day 6 The Castle Path
Walk 6km – 3.7miles – 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 spectacular panoramic views. We'll then make our way downhill to a traditional farmhouse, where we'll enjoy refreshments before we continue to Alaro.
Day 7 The Painter's Way
Walk 7.5km – 4.6 miles – 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.
Before heading back to the hotel we stop in Valldemossa for a well-earned treat, the famous 'Coca de Patata' also known as potato cakes, an institution in Mallorca. Made from potatoes, these artisans rolls are baked daily in the region and are often enjoyed dipped in hot chocolate or coffee.Meals included: B,D
Please note: This tour requires a good degree of physical fitness and is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility.There will be plenty of rest stops and time to enjoy the scenery. Most walks take place on paths and tracks. Some walks will be slightly more strenuous and may involve moderate slopes, tracks, hills and foot bridges, which may be rough underfoot. Sturdy shoes are essential.