Enjoyable, Bohemian villages, coastal views, oranges & mountains
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Valldemossa
This idyllic artists’ village, which is embedded in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, invites you to go on an exploratory walk. Stroll along the traces of Frédéric Chopin and George Sand through the lively little alleyways with numerous cafes and galeries. You can take a magnificent rest in the garden of the well-known charter house.
Hotel example: Ca's Papà
Valldemossa – Deia
Looking back at the wonderful Valldemossa silhouette’s, you will take an easy walk through the olive gardens before you go along the old coal paths in the Tramuntana mountains. Soon you can expect some breath-taking views from the sparse mountain landscape over the coast towards Palma. On the spectacular Archduke Johann horse track, you will go along mountain paths with magnificent views over towards the next artists’ village, Deia.
Hotel example: Des Puig
Before you set off on your walk to Sóller, you can take a detour to Deia bay where the crystal clear, green-shining water invites you to go for a cool down. Well refreshed, you walk through fruitful gardens down to the old mailing route and into the orange valley, which takes you through pleasantly shady holm oak forests with a fantastic view of the west coast up to Sóller.
Hotel example: Es Port
Circular walk Sa Calobra
Short transfer to the Mirador de ses Barques with a view of Pt. Soller and its bay. You will walk unhurriedly through picturesque farmland to a finca where you can refuel with some freshly squeezed orange juice. You will then be rewarded for doing the subsequent ascent to Cami Costera with a beautiful view. One of the island’s loveliest coastal paths takes you along the Cala Tuent shingle beach and then further on towards Sa Calobra where you can hike along the impressive Torrent de Parais. You will then take a boat ride along the coast to Pt. Sóller.
Hotel example: Es Port
Today you will be walking one of the classic walks in Mallorca. Accompanied by the smell of oranges, you will leave Sóller and then you will soon get to the wonderfully cool Biniaraix canyon. You will then walk up to the Pass de L’Ofre by going along the terraced pilgrimage path looking towards Sóller. From there, you can see the Cuber reservoir and the mighty Puig Major. The descent is on an old shepherds’ path to Orient, which is Mallorca’s orchard.
Hotel example: Son Palou
On a leisurely circular walk, you will discover the Orient valley with its orchards and flocks of sheep. You will walk on lovely panoramic paths as well as on stepped paths with wonderful views of the picturesque scenery and of Castell d’Alaró, which is a place of pilgrimage with hermitage. Make sure that you try out the local specialties in the Es Verger finca before you then head back to Orient.
Hotel example: Son Palou
Orient/Alaró – Palma
Today you walk through densely packed holm oak forests up to the Penyals d’Honor high plateau where you will keep getting wonderful views back to the green Orient valley. On your way to Bunyola, enjoy the view of Palma’s coastline, which you will soon get to by taking the nostalgia train, “Roter Blitz”. At the end of your tour, you will dive into the lively activity in Palma’s capital city.
Hotel example: Mirador
Departure or extra days
On each day’s walk, you can explore some of Mallorca’s walking classics, which do require some good fitness. You will walk on good, sometimes stony footpaths. For the walk from Valldemossa to Deia you need to be surefooted and you need to have a head for heights.
Category: very lovely fincas and boutique hotels
During this week of walking, you will not only be able to expect highlights whilst walking but also the accommodation. We have selected a wonderful array of comfortable boutique and finca hotels for you to stay in – where you can feel great whilst escaping the huge holiday hotels. Most of the places where you will stay have a wonderful garden with a pool where you can relax after the walks.
- 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
- Luggage transfer
- Transfer to Mirador de ses Barques
- Boat ride from Sa Calobra – Pt. Sóller (only if the weather is good)
- Train fare with the nostalgic ‚red lightning train’ from Bunyola to Palma
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
- GPS-data is available
- Service hotline
Arrival / Departure:
- Palma de Mallorca airport. Take the bus to Palma bus station and then you can get to Valldemossa (www.tib.org) in about 30 minutes, or you can take a taxi which costs about EUR 40 per journey and takes about 30 minutes.
- Return to the airport from Palma with a short taxi journey costing about EUR 20 per journey.
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Tramway fare from Sóller to Pt. Sóller approx. EUR 5 per person
- Special dates on request
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!