Self-Guided Walking Trails of Mallorca

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Trip code: 
LKP
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Self-Guided
Min age:
16

Self-guided trails on coastal and inland routes

Mallorca (also known as Majorca) is a pretty, picturesque gem in the sparkling Mediterranean sea. This self-guided walking trip takes advantage of the islands wonderful walking routes, using quiet trails through some of the most beautiful parts of the island. Expect stunning panoramic views of both the coastline and inland mountain range, as you walk through enchanting apple, olive and almond groves to the delightful towns and villages dotted across the countryside. At night, enjoy some comfortable Mallorquin hospitality at the stylish Finca accommodation, each of which has their own elegant gardens and pools.

Highlights

  • Stylish rural accommodation
  • Coastal and inland walks
  • Foothills of the Tramuntana mountains

Key information

  • 7 days land only
  • 6 days point-to-point walking with luggage transfers
  • Low altitude throughout
  • 6 nights spent in Fincas (typical rural accommodation)
  • All breakfasts included
  • Compulsory single supplement on request

What's included

  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation (see accommodation)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Maps and route notes

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation - (compulsory)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Arrival & departure transfers
Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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Day by day breakdown
Day 215.0km/9.0miles
Day 311.0km/7.0miles
Day 412.0km/8.0miles
Day 514.0km/9.0miles
Day 612.0km/8.0miles
Finca Can Quatre, Mallorca

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Pollenca

    Located in the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana you make your own way to the typical Mallorquin town of Pollenca. Take some time to walk through the narrow streets of the old town, enjoy a cafe con leche on the Plaza Major, or walk up to the Calvary for the panoramic view from the top. There will be an introductory trip briefing from a local representative either this evening, or tomorrow morning.

    Finca Son Sant Jordi or similar

  • Day 2

    Coastal hike on the Alcudia peninsula, chance to swim in the sparkling turquoise waters at Coll Baix

    Today you hike one of the classics of Mallorca; the peninsula La Victoria is situated between the bay of Pollenca and Alcudia. The route leads along the coastline and up to the cliff top. A switchback with endless panoramic views, and the possibility of a swim in the turquoise sea at Coll Baix leads you back on paths towards Alcudia.

    Finca Son Sant Jordi or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Short transfer to the Cuber reservoir; walk through the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains to the magical Orient Valley

    Today you have a short transfer to the Cuber reservoir, before beginning your walk through the impressive Serra de Tramuntana with views over sunny cliff coasts and fertile valleys. You walk on stony paths path the manor 'Como Sema', once one of the largest olive farms on Mallorca, until you reach the magical Orient Valley.

    Finca Son Palou or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Walk through stunning scenery and holly oak forests towards the pilgrimage site Castell D'Alaro

    The exploration of the Orient Valley, the 'orchard of Mallorca', is on today's agenda. The acropolis hill can be seen from afar as you make your way over the Coll d'Orient. Through holly oak forests and with views over beautifully picturesque scenery you walk towards the Castell d'Alaro, a pilgrimage site with a hermitage. On your way back we recommend a trip to the restaurant Finca Es Verger to try one of their delicious local specialities! 

    Finca Son Palou or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Leave the Orient Valley on quiet trails towards the summit of Penyal d'Honor (808 metres); take the old tram to Soller

    On quiet trails today you leave Orient towards an alpine region. As you walk towards Bunyola you will discover one of the many mountain tops of this region; Penyal d'Honor. At the top you can enjoy the panoramic views of the whole island leading down to the bay of Palma. In Bunyola you take the old tram 'Roter Blitz' to Soller, where you spend the night.

    Finca Can Quatre or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Transfer to Deia, the jewel of the west coast, before taking the rocky coastal path back to Soller

    This morning you transfer to the bohemian town of Deia, the jewel of the west coast. You begin your walk along the rocky coastline of the bay, and along a romantic route to Soller. The impressive coastal scenery makes for a stunning walk, as you pass through numerous olive orchards and by an old oil mill, before enjoying a freshly squeezed orange juice to round off your day.

    Finca Can Quatre or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    End Soller

    Your trip ends today in Soller after breakfast.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Spain

No visa required for British passport holders.

Vaccinations

Spain

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

7 breakfasts are included and consist of a continental-style buffet.
Suggestions of what to do for lunch and dinner are given in the walking route notes.
Mallorcan cuisine is typically a hearty affair, with meats and stews showing up on most menus as well as the popular suckling pig. Fish is also a staple, and you will find monkfish and sea bream in a whole manner of sauces. Tapas (a selection of small dishes) is also widely consumed, either served as starters or as a lighter meal. Specialities include Sobrasada (soft, spreadable chorizo-like sausage), Sopas Mallorquinas (Mallorcan stew made from liver or seafood), Pa amb oli (bread with oil, often eaten with island cheese, jamon (ham) or chorizo), Parrillada de pescado (mixed grilled fish and seafood). Desserts include Ensaimada (a spiral shaped cake dusted with icing sugar) and Coca de patata (a sweet, bread like bun made from potato flour). Local wine is readily available and usually of good quality, and the local liqueur herbes de Mallorca is often given as an aperitivo after your meal.

Weather

Mallorca generally enjoys fine weather conditions although there is always the possibility of some rain. The month of April is normally pleasantly mild, with a daily average of five hours or more of sunshine. Average maximum daytime temperatures vary between 14 and 19ºC. It is generally quite hot in May, June and September with approximately 10 hours of sunshine per day. Average maximum daytime temperatures are 23 - 26ºC. October can be a cooler month with more increased rainfall and average maximum daytime temperatures range between 15 and 23ºC but even at this time of year it is often perfectly pleasant.

Is this trip for you?

Activity Level: 3 (Moderate)

This is a self-guided tour; you can walk at your own pace (we recommend taking your time and enjoying the sights and beautiful beaches of the area!).

Average daily walk: 13km (9 miles)
No. of days walking:
Terrain & route: The terrain and type of path will vary between manmade paved tracks, mule paths, tarmac and gravel. Most of the walks are on good paths but sometimes on steep terrain. All walks take between 4 to 5.5 hours including lunch stops and require a moderate level of fitness. Please be aware that this area can be very warm, possibly exceeding 30 degrees in the summer.
Vehicle Support: This is a self-guided trip for those who prefer to walk independently, but with our assistance to take out the stress of the logistics and planning. We arrange your accommodation, provide you with route notes so that you can walk at your own pace, while your bags are transported from one hotel to the next. A representative will be there to meet you and will be on call throughout the trip should you need.

As this is a self-guided holiday there is no group and no leader. There may be others on the same departure date as you, but you will not be organised together. The route notes contain an emergency assistance telephone number should you need it and in emergencies, the local representative is normally able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves. They may wish to charge for this service.

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Fincas

6 nights are spent in typical Mallorquin 'Fincas'; which are rural accommodation often spread out across a number of pretty buildings. These are often located in beautifully picturesque areas such as olive groves, apple, and cherry orchards. Each finca on this trip has its own pool (seasonal).

We generally use the following fincas, but if there is no availability the booking will be made in an alternative accommodation of the same standard.

Pollenca: Finca Son Sant Jordi

Orient: Finca Son Palou

Soller: Finca Can Quatre

Call for general departures:
020 8772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

Call our Sales team on: 0203 733 0698

Email your query: [email protected]

Call us on 020 8772 3936