Mallorca is much more than a popular island for bathing tourists. It is the largest of the Balearic islands, and offers stunning scenery, with dramatic cliffs that form a great contrast between the lush vegetation of the island, and the green-blue sea. The Tramuntana Mountains stretches through the island and rises at the highest point to 1,447 meters (4,747ft) .above sea level. Via hikingpaths and the pilgrimtrail the route leads you over rocks and cliffs decorated with sunlit oak trees. It continues through olive groves to picturesque villages, with their small estates and castles. Again and again you will enjoy breathtaking views over the sea and surrounding islets. Sun, sand and water is the base for the relaxed atmosphere found in the small Mallorcan coastal towns.
About the route
This is a moderately easy walk, which suits those who have little or none experience with hiking, and are in general good physical shape. Most of the walking will take place on good and well maintained paths. A lot of the trails are marked, but in some places it will be necessary to follow the issued walking descriptions and maps.
Average walking time: approx 4 to 6 hours a day.
Depending on time of arrival, you can take a stroll through the Port de Alcúdia or go for a swim at the beach.
Walking time about 5.5 hours
One of the most beautiful trails in Mallorca runs between the bay of Pollenca and Alcúdia, the oldest town on the island. Here, the path goes along the coast, leading up to an impressive cliff from where the view is breathtaking. On the winding path with stunning panoramic views, the path leads you over rolling hills on you way back to Port de Alcúdia.
Walking time Approx 4.5 hours
After a short transfer to Pollenca, the walking of the day begins on the historic pilgrimpath towards Lluc. With a magnificent view of the mountain peaks of of Serra de Tramuntana, the trail rises up through the mountain pass at Puig Tomir. With its 1,447 m. (4,747ft.)it is the highest peak in Mallorca. With shadow throwing rocks, oak forests, orchards and meadows, the walk to the monastry takes you through a marvelous and varied landscape. Behind the monastery a path runs through the small botanical garden that reflect the vegetation from the mountains in Mallorca.
Walking time approx 5-6 hours
In the morning you will have a transfer to Cuber Reservoir, a large water reservoir which was established at the base of Puig Tomir in 1971, and today is home to a rich bird and sea life. From there, a second stage of the pilgrim trail will lead you back towards Lluc. The trail runs up in the Serra mountains, with their interesting landscapes of tall grass, rocks and cliff passages, it is obvious that you are now on the high alpine part of the route. During this walk you will pass some of the most stunning lookouts with views of the dramatic costallines and green valleys. The route takes you back to Lluc monastery where you take one more night.
Walking time approx 5.5 hours
Walking time about 5 hours
A short transfer brings you to the jewel of the West Coast Deia. The town is known as the place where bohemians and artists bring the town its own charm, with their self-designed clothing and jewelry shops and cozy restaurants.
Deia bay is the starting point for this days walking stage, which winds along the coastline cliffs, that drops right into the azure blue sea. The trail continues along the old idyllic postal way back to Sóller. Here it is possible to end the day with a visit to the old oilmill, enjoy a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and a stroll through the olive grove, before spending another night in Port de Sóller.
Walking time approx 4.5 hours
Today, you will take the nostalgic old red tram from Sóller to Palma. The trip is just over 30 kilometers and runs along the Tramuntana mountain range, through the beautyful Valley of Oranges, passing characteristic bridges and running through seven tunnels on its way down to Palma. In Palma follow the beachpromenade which brings you down to the lively Playa de Palma. Go for a stroll walk through the old historic neighborhood, with its charming alleys and its majestic cathedral.
After breakfast you will be checking out and ready for departure.
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