- duration 8 days
- tour type Self-guided Tour
- age requirement 18+ years old
- Serendipitous Walking on Majorca
- High Mountains, Olive Grove Valleys & Sea Cliff Strolls
- Walk the Camino de Archduke High Above the Mediterranean
A serendipitous walk in the Sierra de Tramontana in Majorca. With peaks up to 1370m/4500ft, the Sierra de Tramontana is a rugged limestone mountain range in Majorca. It runs parallel to the NW coast of the island, forming one of the most spectacular coastlines of the Mediterranean. Mountain tops are bare, but lower slopes are thickly forested with holm oak and Aleppo pine. In the settled valleys there are ancient terraces of olive, orange and almond groves. A protected length of coastline that you'll walk along includes an important bird sanctuary and you may see the rare European Black Vulture near Puig Roig. The villages of the Majorcan mountains, such as Valldemossa, Soller, Deia, Biniaraix and Fornalutx are particularly attractive, with their mellow stonewalls and flower-bedecked balconies. Our carefully compiled walking route descriptions take you to the peaks of El Teix (1063m), along the 19th century "Archduke's trail" above Valldemossa, and the fine viewpoint of Massanella peak (1351m) near Lluc monastery. We follow the restored Pilgrims’ Way, which ascends a rugged barranco (gorge) from Biniaraix to Mirador d'Ofre. Also on our itinerary is the spectacular coastal footpath between Cuala Tuent and Mirador de ses Barques. Based at Soller for two nights you may choose to follow delightful footpaths to Deia, or take the vintage tram down to Puerto Soller for a boat trip to the beach of Sa Calobra (below the lofty cliffs which are the habitat of a wide range of seabirds including Eleonora's Falcon) or travel the vintage narrow-gauge railway to Palma de Mallorca and back. Our walking tour is based on three centres, the Santuari (monastery) of Lluc, the cathedral town of Soller and Valldemossa, famous for its Carthusian monastery and for its associations with Chopin and the Austrian Archduke Ludwig.
Day 1 : Arrive Santuari de Lluc Monastery
Day 2 : Circular walk around Puig Roig 21 km/13 miles, 6 h
Day 3 : Ascent of Massanella Peak 14.5km/9miles, 5 hours
Day 4 : Transfer to Cuala Tuent,walk to Mirador de ses Barques,to Soller 14 km/8.7miles,4-5h
Day 5 : Pilgrims Trail 17 km/10.5 miles, 6 hrs
Day 6 : Explore Soller, day walks, travel to Valldemossa
Day 7 : Circular Walk around Valldemossa 12.7 km/8 miles, 6 h
Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
- 3 nights accommodation in a monastery in Lluc, 4 nights in small hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
- 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
- Transfer from Lluc to Cuala Tuent
- Luggage transfer
- Information pack including route notes & maps
- Emergency hotline
- 4 dinners, lunch & beverages
- Entrance fees
- Travel insurance
- Travel to the start and from the end point of the walking trip
- Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
- Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
- Transfers by public service bus/taxi from Mirador de ses Barques to Puerto Soller (day 4) and from Soller/Deia to Valldemosa (day 6)
- Tram or bus rides between Soller and Puerto Soller or other excursions
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A deposit of 329 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 16 February 2020 full payment is required.Travel Insurance
Majorca: Sierras and Monasteries tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Majorca: Sierras and Monasteries tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.