Mallorca, the trans-Tramuntana trek

Mallorca, the trans-Tramuntana trek

Spain » Self-guided (independent) hiking tours

  • Coastal and mountain hikes along pilgrim trails
  • Sun, beaches, sea and recuperation
  • Traditional Spanish quisine and wines
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  • aug
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From 710 €

Duration (days): 8

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‘La Luminosa’, the enlightened, is the Spanish name for Majorca. The largest of the Balearic islands has many hidden secrets and shows them off to her best advantage. Explore the tranquil core of Majorca the wild Serra de Tramuntana with walking paths over rocks and past scattered, sun-drenched oaks. Across olive groves to picturesque villages with manor houses and castles. Again and again you will enjoy marvellous views of the sea and small islands. Sun, beach, sea and recuperation are the strong points of the idyllic coastal villages.
Surefootedness and stamina are required for walking times up to 6 hours. You are rewarded by an unusual and beautiful perspective of Majorca. The paths can be rocky therefore sturdy walking boots are necessary.

Day 1: Individual journey to Pt. Alcúdia
Day 2: Coastal walk on the peninsula of Alcúdia
One of the most beautiful paths stretches between the bay of Pollenca and Alcúdia. You follow the coast and climb a stunning rocky peak. On winding paths with incredible panoramic views you cross soft hills back to to the historic town Alcúdia and finally to the promenade of Pt. Alcúdia. Walking time approx. 5 to 6 hrs. (15,5km hiking; uphill walking: +690m; downhill walking: -820m)
Day 3: From Pt. Alcúdia to Monastery Lluc
Short transfer to Pollenca, where you join the historic pilgrim path to Lluc. With the high summits of the Serra de Tramuntana in full view, you walk up onto the pass past Puig Tomir. Shady stone oak forests, orchards and rough meadows compose a varied scenery. Connoisseurs walk through the botanical garden of the monastery. Walking time: approx. 4 to 5 hrs. (13,5km hiking; uphill walking: +600m; downhill walking: -220m)
Day 4: Pilgrim path Cuber Reservoir
In the morning transfer to Cuber Reservoir where you join a further stage of the pilgrim path to Lluc. You walk high up into the Serra and on passes down to Lluc. An interesting scenery with high grass, rocks and crossings that resemble high alpine territory lies ahead of you. The sunny vistas on the steep rock coast and fertile valleys certainly belong to the most marvellous sights Majorca has to offer. Return to monastery Lluc for another overnight stay. Walking time: approx. 5 to 6 hrs. (15,5km hiking; uphill walking: +880m; downhill walking: -590m)
Day 5: From monastery Lluc to Pt. Sóller
You will walk along the Cuber reservoir to the L’Ofre pass where a superb panoramic view of the Serra de Tramuntana peak is waiting for you. You take the winding path up to the Es Cornador peak where you can enjoy the view into the distance across the coast and to Palma. On your way to Sóller you will walk along the well-known panoramic path through the Biniaraix gorge, which is one of nicest landscapes in the Tramuntana mountains. You will reach the lively centre of Sóller by walking alongside beautifully scenting orange plantations. By taking the old tram, you will get to the Port de Sóller. Walking time: approx. 4,30 hrs. (12km hiking; uphill walking: +300m; downhill walking: -1000m)
Day 6: Coastal path from Deia to Sóller
Transfer to the artists’ village – Deia. You will start today’s walk from Deia bay and you will head along the wildly romantic rocky coastline towards Sóller. You can expect a diverse route with great views and numerous quiet places to sit back and relax. In a Finca’s flourishing garden, high above the Sóller valley, you can refuel with some freshly squeezed orange juice and a tasty piece of cake before you end your day’s walk by walking along Port de Sóller’s promenade. Walking time: approx. 5 hrs. (15km hiking; uphill walking: +300m; downhill walking: -430m)
Day 7: From Pt. Sóller to Playa de Palma
Take the nostalgic train through the valley of oranges (‘Picking oranges during train ride forbidden’) down to Palma. Enjoy this ride along the mountains of Tramuntana and through the fertile plains of Palma. The beach promenade takes you to the lively Playa de Palma. Take a stroll through the historic old town of Palma with little alleys and the majestic cathedral. Alternatively we recommend a walking tour to Fornalutx, into Mallorca’s most beautiful village. You walk along olive groves, almond trees and fragrant orange groves through the green and fertile valley of Sóller. Walking time: approx. 3.5 hrs. (13km hiking; uphill walking: 10m or 370m; downhill walking: 40m or 360m)
Day 8: Individual departure or extra days

Accommodation and luggage transportation:
4x 3*** hotels, 1x 4**** hotels (Palma), 2x monastery Lluc. Breakfast and dinner. All luggage transfers are included.

Price: 710 Euro
(*35 Euros surcharge apply for arrival/departure in the periods 15.06. to 24.06. and 02.09. to 16.09)
(**discounts apply for certain periods in March and October; contact us for details)

Single room supplement: 180 Euro

Min. group size: 2 pers.

The price includes: 7 overnight stays (en-suite twin/dbl rooms); Half board; Luggage transfer; Welcome meeting; Transfers according to program; Train fare with nostalgic, red lightning train’ from Sóller to Palma; Carefully elaborated route; Detailed route instructions; Service hotline

The price does not include: flight tickets; entrance charges; tramway fare from Sóller to Pt. Sóller (approx. EUR 5 per person); visitors' taxes (apayable locally)

Tips: Arrivals on Fridays & Sundays only (!) from 24.02. to incl. 18.06., and from 01.09. to incl. 22.10.
Getting there: By plane to Palma de Mallorca Airport. Take coach to Palma bus station and then approx. 1 hr. to Pt. Alcúdia (www.tib.org). Return from Playa de Palma to the airport: short ride by taxi, cost approx. EUR 25 per fare.